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Can't Create a Start Date that isn't today

Posted: August 7, 2020 at 5:33 am


August 7, 2020 at 5:33 am

I’ve just installed EE4 and I’m trying to create my first event.

Everything is fine until I try and enter the start and end dates. I am unable to create a start date that isn’t today. The end date can only be today or tomorrow.

Every other date in the date/time picker is greyed out.

I did see a support post about conflicts with ACF, which came as part of my theme so I added the fix to my functions.php but that has no effect.

Also once the date/time picker has opened there appears to be no way to get rid of it.



August 7, 2020 at 5:34 am

Sorry forgot to add

WordPress Version: 5.4.2
PHP Version: 7.3.20
MySQL Version: 5.5.5
Event Espresso Version: 4.10.6.p
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  • Support Staff

August 7, 2020 at 7:55 am

Hi there,

Can you add a screenshot of the datepicker, please?

It does sound like a conflict, but not one I’ve seen before.


August 10, 2020 at 2:06 am


Here you go –

Happy to provide you with a login if it helps


  • Support Staff

August 10, 2020 at 6:00 am

Yeah, that’s definately a conflict as that’s not EE’s datepicker.

If you can send temp login details using this form I’ll take a quick look:

(Note we generally require a support token to work directly on the site but I’ll happily take a look and see if anything stands out)


  • Support Staff

August 12, 2020 at 9:58 am

Turns out this is from Advanced Custom Fields.

We’ve seen this previously, but only with ACF Pro, now apparently the free version does the same (and with a different DatePicker).

To fix this you can add this snippet to your site:

You add that t a custom functions plugin and we have some documentation on creating one here:

That snippet just tells ACF not to enqueue its DatePicker on EE’s event editor and shouldn’t cause any other issues elsewhere on the site.


August 13, 2020 at 5:09 am

Hi Tony,

I’ve followed the instructions and that seems to have fixed my issue.

Thanks for all your help.


  • Support Staff

August 13, 2020 at 5:45 am

Great! Thanks for the update and you are most welcome 🙂

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