Customizing The WordPress Events Calendar Plugin with CSS

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Are you looking to Customizing The WordPress Events Calendar Plugin? We are going to discuss that right here. The WordPress Events Calendar Plugin is probably one of the best and most used Event calendar plugin for WordPress websites out there. With the WordPress Events Calendar Plugin you can easily create and manage events on your WordPress site with The Events Calendar free plugin. If you are not in need of specific requirements or more fancier features/functionality, then the WordPress The Events Calendar Plugin should be more than sufficient for you. It works out of the box. The look and feel of the WordPress event calendar plugin is clean but basic. However it is customizable.  If you would like to add some styles and colors, then it is doable with simple CSS codes. So in this post we will see and example how to do basic customization of the WordPress event calendar plugin with CSS.

If you have not yet installed the WordPress Events Calendar Plugin yet, search for “The Events Calendar” in Add New Plugin page or the install it from here.

As I mentioned above, the user interface of the WordPress Events Calendar Plugin is clean and simple. There are no fancy texts or colors. But it does the job well. If you want to keep it simple, you don’t need to do anything. But if you want to highlight some dates and some basic look and feel so that important information are quick to notice, then you can easily do it with come basic CSS codes. We’ll see that in a moment. While we may not be able to exactly satisfy your requirement, the following are some examples which may give you some idea how to go about. You can use the INSPECT tool on your browser to see live changes and also to see which element to edit.

Some CSS codes to customize the following areas of the WordPress Events Calendar Plugin.

1) Hide the featured image on the Events Calendar Plugin

While having featured images in the events is great as they improve the look and feel, it may not be a necessity always. If you are managing a website related to news, media and events, then it is recommended to always include a catchy featured image to events and posts. However, depending on various aspects and requirements, the featured image may not be required. For example, I helped built a college website which included the WordPress Events Calendar Plugin to manage a calendar of events for the college. In most cases, there was no need to include Featured Image to the event calendar posts since most of the events are related to admissions, exams and result dates etc. So we decided to ditch the Featured Image from the Events Calendar.

So, if you are also in a similar situation where you do not need the featured image on the Events, then you can simply hide it. There is not option in the Free version of the WordPress Events Calendar Plugin to hide the Featured Image in the settings. So, you can use CSS code to hide it.

If you want to use the CSS codes below, copy and paste the CSS codes and include it in the WordPress > Appearance > Customize >Additional CSS. Anything in between /* and */ is a comment.

  • To hide featured image on Events Calendar Single Event Page:
/*Event Calendar>Single Event>Hide Featured Image*/
.tribe-events-event-image {
display: none;
}

The above CSS code hides the featured image in the single event page.

  • To hide featured image on Events Calendar Event List Page:

Featured images are also displayed in the Events Calendar List View page. If you do not want to display the featured image, then use the CSS code below to hide it.

/*hide event calendar featured image:List View*/
.tribe-events-calendar-list__event-featured-image {
display: none !important;
}

2) Increase the font size of the Date From – Date To

wordpress_events_calendar_plugin_date_font-size
Image: Example
  • To increase font-size of dates on the Events Calendar Plugin on single event page:

The font size of the Date From – Date To on the single event page is a bit small. If you want to increase the font size, then use the CSS code below.

/*Event Calendar>Single Event >Date From To*/
.tribe-events-schedule, .tribe-event-date-start, .tribe-event-date-end {
font-size: 1.4em !important;
}

If you also want to change the color of the text, then you can also include CSS code for color. Example-

/*Event Calendar>Single Event >Date From To*/
.tribe-events-schedule, .tribe-event-date-start, .tribe-event-date-end {
font-size: 1.4em !important;
color: #456565 !important;
}
  • To increase font-size of dates in the Events Calendar Plugin on events list page:
/*Event Calendar-Date&Time-From-To:List View*/
.tribe-events-calendar-list__event-datetime {
font-size: 1.4em;
font-weight: bold;
}

3) Increase font-size of Month separator in List View

For sample, see ‘June 2022’ in the image above. The Month separator’s font-size is increased. If you like you can add more CSS to change other properties

/*Event Calendar-ListView-Month:List View*/
.tribe-events-calendar-list__month-separator-text {
font-size: 1.2em !important;
background-color: #f7c984; 
padding: 5px !important;
text-transform: uppercase !important; 
font-weight: bold !important;
}

4) Customize the Weed Day and Date in list view and month view of Events Calendar

Here we are adding some background color to the week day and date in the list view of Events Calendar

/*Event Calendar-ListView-Weekday:List View*/
.tribe-events-calendar-list__event-date-tag-weekday {
background-color: #fbce3a;
font-size: 1em !important;
padding: 3px !important;
}
/*Event Calendar-ListView-Day Number:List View*/
.tribe-events-calendar-list__event-date-tag-daynum {
background-color: #5eacff;
}

After the above customization with simple CSS codes, the events list now looks like this.

wordpress_events_calendar_plugin_customizations_css

Likewise, if you want to customize more, then, you can use Inspect Element in your browser to find the element to add CSS to. Right click on the text or element which you are interested to edit, and then go to ‘INSPECT’ / ‘INSPECT ELEMENT’ menu item displayed in the browser. Once you find the element, you can click on the + sign to customize the CSS. You can view live changes here. After you are satisfied, right-click and copy the CSS rule as show in the images below. This CSS code can be added to ADDITIONAL CSS under WordPress > Appearance > Customize >Additional CSS.

inspect-element-browser-edit-cssInspecting the element using INSPECT ELEMENT tool of the web browser.

After customizing the CSS, you can copy the CSS rule from the INSPECT element’s styles window. This CSS code can be added to ADDITIONAL CSS under WordPress > Appearance > Customize >Additional CSS.

inspect-element-browser-css-copy

 

 

 

Want to explore more customization to the WordPress Events Calendar Plugin?

Alternatively, if you are not satisfied with the default WordPress Events Calendar Plugin styles and you also do not want to manually customize it, then you can also explore WordPress Events Calendar customization plugins such as ‘Events Shortcodes For The Events Calendar plugin. The free version has limited styles for the Events Calendar but it may just do the job.

Free Version Features

  • Events List
  • Events Timeline
  • Events Minimal List

Premium Version Features

  • Events Grid
  • Events Masonry
  • Events Carousel
  • Events Slider
  • Events Accordion
  • Events Calendar
  • Events by Organizer
  • Events by Venue

Want to add more features to the WordPress Events Calendar Plugin?

If you want to add more features to the WordPress Events Calendar Plugin, then you can check of additional add-ons here.

 

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