Calendar 1.2.1

I’ve pushed out a quick update to Calendar for WordPress. I’d had a few bugs reported with styles that I wanted to fix for perfections sake, but also some more serious issues concerning compatibility with the legacy 2.0.x branch of WordPress. Keen to keep my word on backwards compatibility I fixed the issues, ran some tests and pushed out a new minor version release this morning.

No security issues are fixed in this upgrade so there is no rush to update if you don’t want to but if you are running the WordPress 2.0.x branch I recommend updating as soon as possible so you will be running bug free.

You can grab your copy straight from WordPress.

For those who want to pick up the slightly fixed styles you will need to use the “Reset Styles” tick box on the calendar options screen after upgrading – be aware that you will lose any modifications you have made to calendar styles if you do this.


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  1. Daniel Moutou Said,

    October 15, 2008 @ 2:44 pm

    Thank you so much for this plugin ! It works and it’s beautiful. I use it for my son’s school website (still in progress) :
    Ciao !

  2. Steve Said,

    January 16, 2009 @ 11:42 am

    Kieran. I thought I’d let you know that your plugin also works well under WPMU when dropped into the normal WP plugins folder.

    If you are ever thinking of doing any more coding on it one thing that I’d love to see is the ability to use non US date formats. I actually worked out how to do it on version 1.0 which I hacked round to work with WPMU and I think I’ve still got that lying around somewhere.

  3. Kieran Said,

    January 16, 2009 @ 10:32 pm

    The only non-formatted dates in Calendar are the ones in the admin panel. These are not US dates, rather database standard formatting, yyyy-mm-dd. US dates would be mm/dd/yyyy.

    If entering them is a problem, you can now click on the links alongside the fields and select dates from pop up calendars.

  4. Kyle Said,

    January 23, 2009 @ 3:25 pm


    can a person use the MU version of your calendar plugin on a regular wordpress 2.7 install?

    I want to add minimal MU features,

    I.E. each registered user gets their own calendar…

    is that possible on a regular wordpress blog?
    or must it be wordpress MU?

    I read on forums that people have taken your calendar plugin and modified it for MU… where can I get that?

  5. Kieran Said,

    January 23, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

    Kyle, no, you cannot get that kind of functionality without MU.

    MU only offers this functionality by virtue of the fact that each user has their own blog. This means that each blog can have an install (or not) of a plugin, such as Calendar. If you have a single WordPress install (not MU) then you have just one blog and thus can only have one Calendar.

  6. craig Said,

    January 28, 2009 @ 1:01 am

    I got the calendar plugin to work great, thanks for a nice piece of work! But I’m too thick to get the widgets working in a sidebar.

    I picked up this bit of code from your August 21, 2008 post:

    echo todays_events();
    echo upcoming_events();

    . . . But nothing happens. Do you have any ideas? I’ve pored over your blog, the readme, the faq/forum and I’m clueless. Thanks for helping out a rather slow graphic designer.

  7. Kieran Said,

    January 28, 2009 @ 1:35 am

    Once you have added these code lines to your sidebar you need to ensure the drop down fields for todays events and upcoming events are set to Yes in Calendar -> Calendar Options

    The bottom screen shot may help you locate these

    If these are already set to Yes, you may be using a widgetised theme, in which case you will want to add the widgets using your blog admin panel rather than by editing code.

  8. Truck Said,

    January 28, 2009 @ 5:58 pm

    Hey Kieran, how’s the new version coming along?

  9. Kieran Said,

    January 31, 2009 @ 10:56 am

    Truck, this post represents the release of the latest version. There hasn’t been once since. While I always do plan another release, no date has been set yet.

  10. Jeff Blattner Said,

    February 4, 2009 @ 12:21 am

    I have installed the Plugin and am using it without any problems so far with WP 2.7 and Freshy 2.
    One quick question.
    Would you like me to edit your link at the bottom of the calendar to point somewhere else?

  11. Kieran Said,

    February 4, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

    Excellent, glad it is working well for you.

    If you could point it to this site instead that would be great 🙂

  12. boom Said,

    March 13, 2009 @ 3:38 am

    I have installed this plugin successfully in WP 2.7.1 and runs smoothly…
    But I have a one problem with the current day highlight, it always one day behind.
    I’m thinking that maybe the script of this plugin is referring to the servers timezone.
    Is there a way to control it? or Is it possible to set the timezone by my own?

  13. Kieran Said,

    March 15, 2009 @ 8:30 am

    Yes that is an good catch

    The day highlight does indeed refer to the servers time zone rather than the servers time zone compensated by the WordPress time zone off-set. I will get this fixed in the next version.

  14. Ulan Said,

    April 21, 2009 @ 9:12 pm

    Thank you for the great plugin. Works perfectly for me in 2.7.1.

    You might want to update your information to link to this page instead of your defunct website =)

    PS: Any interest in giving us an option to start the week on Sunday instead of Monday?

    PPS: I see you like Jazz and Funk. Check out Bajofondo =)

  15. Ali Hussain Said,

    May 1, 2009 @ 2:26 pm


    I was wondering on how could i change the style/css of the calendar.

  16. Jacob Medley Said,

    May 6, 2009 @ 5:14 pm


    Is the support and development of this plug-in going to continue? The support forum appears to be down for this plug-in.

    This is a great plug-in. Thank you for all your hard work.

  17. Scott Thomson Said,

    May 14, 2009 @ 11:12 am

    Hi Kieran,

    My site was recently moved to a new server which has had the effect that I can no longer add items to the calender. Old server was PHP4 with all modules available new server is PHP5 with modules that need to be enabled individually. Do you know which modules are required for the calender entries to be made or am i barking up the wrong tree with this one?



  18. Richard Said,

    May 17, 2009 @ 8:29 pm

    Thanks Kieran for such a great plug-in. It’s really helped me out.

    I’m in the process of trying to utilise the categories and display upcoming events for the relevant group.

    I’ve got the future dates showing, but working with the repeat events is proving a pain. Hopefully I’ll be able to post something soon though.

    Thanks again for creating this plug-in

  19. Bryce Collings Said,

    May 19, 2009 @ 4:01 pm

    Thanks for the calendar – I think it just became my default!

    Have you included a way to make a repeating event occur on the same day every month (i.e. – 2nd Tuesday of the month)? If it is already included I guess I did not find it. Handy for club events etc.

  20. Kieran Said,

    May 24, 2009 @ 11:42 pm


    The new version, the beta of which is here, fixes the link back so it points here instead of my old business site.

    Sunday as the start of the week is already supported. If you set the WordPress options such that Sunday is the start of the week, Calendar will obey the setting.

    Thanks for the jazz links 🙂

  21. Kieran Said,

    May 24, 2009 @ 11:43 pm


    Yes, you can do this, use the calendar option page in the admin panel. There is a large text box there in which you can change the calendar CSS.

  22. Kieran Said,

    May 24, 2009 @ 11:45 pm


    Yes, support and development is going to continue. The next beta version is here, and the forum is now located here.

  23. Kieran Said,

    May 24, 2009 @ 11:46 pm


    You are going to have to be more specific. When you say you can’t add entries, why not? What errors are you getting?

    You may also like to try the new beta version, which does sport some bug fixes that may (or may not) help you.

  24. Kieran Said,

    May 24, 2009 @ 11:47 pm


    Good luck with your project. Just a heads-up though, the functionality you are writing is going to be available out of the box in version 1.3 of Calendar 😉

  25. Kieran Said,

    May 24, 2009 @ 11:49 pm


    Thanks for your kind comments 🙂

    No, that functionality is not available. It may be in the future but there has been little demand for it so far so I can’t be certain if I will make the time to code it.

  26. Kieran Said,

    May 30, 2009 @ 2:34 pm

    Calendar 1.2.2 has now been released.

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