Enabling Updated Calendar Views
Important Update: As of The Events Calendar 6.0, we will be retiring the legacy views. We’d recommend that you enable updated calendar views soon, in order to make this transition as smooth as possible.
The Events Calendar 5.0 introduced the updated calendar views. If you haven’t seen the changes, it’s worth checking out the release notes before updating.
We’d recommend that you enable these views as soon as possible. After August 3, 2021, we will no longer support legacy views, so let’s take a look at how to update so that you’ll be ready for this change.
The plugin will prompt you to update to the new designs after updating to 5.0. You can enable them right there in the Upgrade tab.
Alternatively, you can log into WordPress and head over to the plugin settings, which are under Events → Settings in the WordPress admin. Click on the “Display” tab at the top of the screen to open up the calendar’s display settings.
This is the specific setting you’re looking for. It is located about halfway down the page.
Check that box and make sure to hit the Save Changes button at the bottom of the screen. This will activate the updated calendar views.
What happens after updating
First things first: your events are completely untouched. Those are safe and managed the same way they’ve always been. And aside from the new option to enable the new designs, no other changes have been made to the plugin in the WordPress admin.
What you will notice is that the front end style of your calendar will look different — in a very good way!
Here’s an example of the calendar before updating to The Events Calendar 5.0.
And here’s the calendar after updating to 5.0.
Questions about this change? Check out our FAQ.