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vanbael

Hi all, First of all: I love Platform Pro. Great stuff. Very intuitive to work with! A few days ago however, I encountered a problem I can't seem to fix. I installed the Wordpress plugin "The Events Calender". This plugin allows you to assign posts to a special category "events". These posts (or events) are displayed as a calendar or a list on a seperate category page, in my case http://hetspeeldorp.nl/category/events/'>http://hetspeeldorp.nl/category/events/ As you can see from this page, my features don't show up. In fact, in addition to my features, my Navigation doesn't show up either. Both sections (features and navigation) are part of my Side Header section and therefore they should show up on every page, right? I reckon this has something to do with the fact that post pages and 404 pages don't support meta data. After all, blog posts and events posts are both posts of a particular category ('posts' and 'events'). In my Feature Settings I assigned a special feature set for these pages (under 'Select Feature-Set for Posts & 404 Pages'), which indeed shows up nicely on my blog page (the navigation shows up nicely there as well): http://hetspeeldorp.nl/category/nieuws/ Any ideas how I can make the same feature show up on my http://hetspeeldorp.nl/category/events/'>http://hetspeeldorp.nl/category/events/ page? An option in the settings area would be great, but I'm willing to dive into the code as well if necessary. I run Platform Pro 1.3.5 and Platform Base 1.3.2. Upgrading is not really an option since I have to launch this website next Monday, and I want to reduce the risk of messing up things as much as possible. Any help would be highly appreciated! Cheers, Christophe.

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cmunns

Does the calendar category page use it's own header file? The header template area should show on every page even if it is non-meta page bc this is globally set.

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vanbael

Thanks for your quick reply, Adam. I'm afraid the calendar category page does use its own header file. The header looks like this: <?php global $spEvents; $spEvents->loadDomainStylesScripts(); get_header(); ?> The following website shows that it should be possible to respect Platform Pro's header file though: http://www.showdances.com/category/events/?eventDisplay=month . Problem is I can't figure out the difference between this site and my calendar page http://hetspeeldorp.nl/category/events/ FYI, I came across this website via a previous thread in this forum: http://www.pagelines.com/forum/topic/3163 Do have any suggestions to respect Platform Pro's header file based on the comparison between the two calendar pages listed above? Thanks in advance!

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cmunns

Can you link me to the exact plugin page? I'll look to see if they have an embeddable PHP line that can be placed in the PP template.

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vanbael

That's http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/the-events-calendar/. After fiddling around with it for hours last night, I went for a temporary alternative (FT calendar). Should you be able to get The Events Calendar plugin working though, I'll be happy to switch back. It offers great functionality. Thanks again for your help. I appreciate your help since this is primarily a plugin and not a PP issue. Excellent service!

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cmunns

A lot of people are reporting that the plugin is broken anyway, so maybe it just isn't acting correctly? I'd really have to dive into their template tags to find out...

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vanbael

Adam, Then I suggest you don't??¦ I don't know if the plugin is really broken, but I've managed to find a nice alternative by combining the FT Calendar plugin with The Events Calendar plugin. For all others encountering similar problems: both plugins allow you to assign a particular category to blog posts. The Events Calender requires the 'event' category, FT calendar allows you to choose a category. For each new event I create, I create an FT calendar event, but I also fill in all info for The Events Calendar. That way my posts show up in my calendar (populated by FT calendar, in a page - see here). When you click on the event, you see The Events Calendar take over (see here). You'll see a nicely formated summary for the individual events, with Google maps integration (thanks to The Events Calendar). Best of both worlds I'd say. Oh, and the FT calendar comes with the extra option to manage and visualize different calendars side by side (and to select just one or all of them) - with individual colors for each calendar. Another big plus. Drop me a line if you want more info. It has taken me considerable time to figure this out, and it would be a shame if you had to reinvent the wheel.

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