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Print and Create PDF of Calendar has empty events, no text. How do I fix

Posted: August 20, 2012 at 8:58 am

Nicole Reineke

August 20, 2012 at 8:58 am

Using latest Event Espresso Calendar.
Text varies in color, so this isnt a “white Text” issue.
I need to create a “Print Out” / PDF of the monthly calendar for handing out.

When I go to print, the classes are empty.
I have tried changing the color of the text, events, and using multiple method of Export (including Cutepdf, straight print, printfreindly). THe calendar always ends up without text.
How can I resolve this?

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  • Support Staff

August 20, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Hi Nicole,

How are you trying to “Print Out” the pdf? Are you using your browser and save as function or printer function or some other method?

Seth Shoultes

  • Support Staff

August 23, 2012 at 8:11 pm

It might be best to take a screenshot of the calendar then print it.

Jennifer Doyon

August 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I’m trying to print the calendar using the Print Friendly & PDF Button plugin ( It works on all other pages of my site except the calendar and events lists.

Any input on how to make these pages work with the plugin will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!


Chris Reynolds

  • Support Staff

August 27, 2012 at 10:22 am

More than likely the way that plugin works is by pulling whatever data is in the_content() (which is everything that you post in the editor screen in the back-end) — that’s how most printer and/or pdf generator plugins work. Since the calendar is created when the page loads in the browser and is done via javascript (as opposed to being something that you write out in the editor) this plugin (or any other plugin that does the same thing) would not work. It’s a similar issue with the event list — that’s not data that is coming from the_content(), so it’s not something that the plugin knows how to fetch. For a printer-friendly event list you would need to have custom post types turned on and/or be creating posts for all your events so they are going into a post type that does use the_content().

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