Calendar Widgets allow you to display information about upcoming events in sidebars and widget areas or of posts and pages created with the Page Builder. There are several difierent Calendar Widgets available, each displaying event information in slightly different ways.

Learn how to add widgets to widget areas and posts and pages.

*** Note: The WordPress “Calendar” Widgets is NOT an Events Calendar widget. This widget displays your site’s posts, by month!
*** Note: The “Upcoming Events” Widget is reserved for events for which you are selling tickets (Tickera – Premium Subscribers).

You can edit the colors of some elements of Calendar Widgets by navgiating to Appearance > Customize > The Events Calendar > Widgets.

Events Calendar Widget

This widget displays a mini events grid calendar, and a list of upcoming events below it. Configure the widget through the following settings:

  • Title – This is the heading that sits above the widget on the front end of the site. By default, it is “Events Calendar,” but can be changed to anything we’d like.
  • Number of Events to Show – This allows you to set the maximum number of events that display in the list below the calendar at any given time. By default, this is set to five, but can be any number between zero and ten.
  • Add a filter – This option allows you to filter the events that display in the widget by a number of variables, including Categories and Tags. You can add multiple filters, and also multiples instances of the widget- so if you wanted you could have different widgets for different Event categories

This Week Events Widget

As the name suggests, this widget displays a list of events for the current week. There are a few options that allow you to customize things a bit. These are the available options:

  • Title – This is the heading that sits above the widget on the front end of the site. By default, it is blank, but it can be changed to anything you like.
  • Layout – This option enables a vertical or horizontal layout of the events. Choose the one that works best for the widget area.
  • Highlight Color – Choose a color to use to highlight today and all events.
  • Number of Events to Show – This allows you to set the maximum number of events that show per day. By default, this is set to five, but can be any number between one and ten.
  • Add a filter – This option allows you to filter the events that display in the widget by a number of variables, including Categories and Tags. You can add multiple filters, and also multiples instances of the widget- so if you wanted you could have different widgets for different Event categories

Widget Display Notes

In the This Week Events Widget you can expect the following:

  • Recurring Events will show (without the tooltip)
  • Events that are checked “Sticky in Month View” will show first
  • Hide From Event Listings and Recurring event instances will not hide events in This Week Events widget, instead use tags and categories to show only the events you would like

Events List Widget

There are three settings that help customize the Event List widget experience:

  • Title – This is the heading that sits above the widget. By default, this is “Upcoming Events” but it can be changed to anything you’d like.
  • Show – This is the maximum number of events you want to display at any given time. Five is the default, but this can be any number between one and ten.
  • Show widget only if there are upcoming events – Check the box for this option and the widget will automatically hide itself if there are no events forthcoming. Otherwise, it will display a handy notice saying there are no upcoming events at this time.
  • Generate JSON-LD data – Enable this setting if you would like to enable structured data in the widget. Structured data is what search engines use to recognize calendar content on and display events in the search results, if the data is there and processed by the search engine.
  • Display – This is a set of checkboxes that allow you to toggle the display of different bits of information, including: Venue, Organizer, Address, City (Default), State (US) or Province (Int) (Default), Postal Code, Country (Default), Phone, Price
  • Filter – This is an advanced setting that allows you to filter the events that display in the widget by a number of variables, including Categories and Tags. You can add multiple filters, and also multiples instances of the widget- so if you wanted you could have different widgets for different Event categories

Featured Venue Widget

The Featured Venue widget shows off a specific saved venue in a sidebar and displays events happening at that venue. There are a few settings available to help you tailor the widget to your needs:

  • Title –  This is the heading that sits above the widget. This is empty by default but, in the example above, we changed it to “Featured Venue.”
  • Venue – This option allows you to select the venue to feature. All the saved venues that can be found in Events > Venues will be listed here and one can be selected per widget.
  • Number of events to show – This allows you to specify the maximum number of events to show in the widget at any given time. Three is the default, but the number can be any from one to ten.
  • Hide this widget if there are no upcoming events – If this option is selected, then the widget will automatically hide itself if there are no upcoming events for the selected venue. If the option is unselected, then the widget will continue to display, but a notice will display that there are no upcoming events.

Events Countdown Widget

The Events Countdown widget allows you to select a published event from your calendar and display a clock that counts down to the start date of the event. It’s a fun way to build anticipation for an event- and you can drop it into any sidebar widget area or Page Builder page or post.

There are a handful of options at your disposal to fine-tune the Events Countdown widget to suit a variety of needs:

  • Title – This is an optional field that adds a text heading above the widget.
  • Type – Choose whether you want the widget to countdown to the next upcoming event or to a specific event. If you select the Next Event option, then the widget will automatically start counting down to the next scheduled event once the first one has been reached.
  • Event – This is a dropdown of all the published events on your calendar that are available to use in the widget. It might sound obvious, but past events are not listed because, well, there’s nothing to count down to.
  • Show Seconds – This option allows you to hide the seconds digits from the widget. This is nice if you prefer something that isn’t constantly ticking down, or perhaps an event that is far off in the future.
  • Countdown Completed Text – This is the text the displays after the countdown time has been reached. “Hooray!” is the default, but you can change that to anything you’d like.