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Slow slow slow Calendar

Posted: February 4, 2019 at 11:46 am


February 4, 2019 at 11:46 am

What would you guys suggest on speeding up our Events Calendar? The client is getting complaints – especially on mobile…. I’m not 100% sure what to try…

Thank you!


  • Support Staff

February 4, 2019 at 2:48 pm

Hi Shelly,

You could speed things up by setting show_expired=false to the calendar shortcode. This will affect the speed because it will no longer need to query through all of the old events when it builds the calendar.


[ESPRESSO_CALENDAR show_expired=false]


February 5, 2019 at 9:39 am

Turns out this works to speed it up but it also seems to hide events that have dates in the past AND dates in the future like this guy:

That seems weird since they entered in unique date times. But I might be confused.

All I know is that when I added this little bit to the shortcode, the Open Clay Studio disappeared from the Calendar.

Thanks Josh!


  • Support Staff

February 5, 2019 at 11:41 am

Hi Shelly,

It looks like that’s because Open Clay Studio has no tickets on sale anymore. What you can do is apply a filter and that event (and other like events with no tickets on sale at the moment) will continue to display with show_expired=false. Here’s a code snippet that adds the filter:

You can add the above to a functions plugin or, if available, into your WordPress child theme’s functions.php file.


February 5, 2019 at 11:57 am

Thanks Josh – we’ll try that. You are a Gem!

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