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Events Calendar pinwheel while loading?

Posted: December 28, 2020 at 8:34 am


December 28, 2020 at 8:34 am

Currently the calendar just looks empty while the events are being loaded after a couple seconds, for example loading for March:

Is there supposed to be a pinwheel while the calendar is loading?

Is there a way for us to add styling so there’s an overlay or lower transparency for the calendar while events are being loaded?

Thanks for your help.


  • Support Staff

December 31, 2020 at 4:42 am

Hi there,

Event Espresso usually adds 3 placeholder divs to the start of the loop, something like:

<div id="espresso-notices" style="position: fixed; top: 363.375px; left: 551.5px; margin: 0px;"></div>
<div id="espresso-ajax-loading" style="display: none;">
    <span class="ee-spinner ee-spin"></span><span style="display:none;">
<div id="espresso-ajax-notices">
    ... Additional Child elements

espresso-ajax-loading holds a spinner which is shown when EE is running ajax request (like with the calendar) but on the page you’ve linked to those aren’t loaded.

If I manually add those into the page and then switch months on the calendar you can see the spinner loads here:

Is that just a standard page build using Beaver builder?


December 31, 2020 at 11:07 am

Thanks for checking on this.

That is a standard page built using Beaver Builder. The calendar shortcode is in a text module.

I tested the calendar shortcode using the standard WP editor and the DIVs are inserted and the gear is appearing. But when I switch to use the Beaver Builder editor the DIVs are not inserted.

Could there be a compatibility issue with Beaver Builder?


  • Support Staff

January 4, 2021 at 8:30 am

Are you using the EE Beaver Builder add-on? (HERE)

If so, it’s likely from this function:

If I recall correctly, beaver builder changed how they saved modules and that can actually be removed now but we left it in to prevent users with older version of EE/BB conflicting.

Try commenting out line 107 by adding // to the beginning so its like this:

//add_action('wp', 'ee_bb_suppress_notices', 1);

Does it work then?


January 4, 2021 at 3:15 pm

Yes, the website is using the EE Beaver Builder add-on.

We commented the line 107 and the DIVS/gear spinner is now appearing.

Thanks for your help with this.


  • Support Staff

January 4, 2021 at 3:30 pm

You’re most welcome.

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