Upcoming Events widget displays no events.

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  • #1119973

    macnetwork
    Member

    Hi, Sorry to butt in buy I’ve been having the same problem with my calendar, here’s its URL:
    http://thefoxpub.wordpress.com/about/events/

    thanks

    #1119974

    Yes, the same problem is happening with our calendar too. Upcoming events initially displayed properly, and then stopped updating altogether… anyone working on this still? WordPress? Please? :)

    #1119975

    I have the same problem. It refuses to update the dates and have stopped on Feb 17th

    http://www.norakk.se

    #1119976

    @macnetwork, thanks for including a link. I looked at y our calendar page, and I see that the weekly recurring events are still being skipped by the widget. I think this is slightly different than the issues we found and fixed earlier, so I have added your case in a separate note on a new bug report.

    I’m not sure how long until the widget can be reviewed again, so a temporary, short-term fix would be to delete the recurring events and re-add them as one-time events. You can also try adding them back as recurring events to see if that works if you have time to test that.

    Sorry for the trouble!

    #1119977

    @thewallacepost, I looked at http://thewallacepost.com/ and I didn’t see a calendar page that I could use for reference. I did see that there’s a widget titled “Upcoming Soc Events” in the top of your sidebar that says “No upcoming events.”

    Next I looked in your widgets and I found you’re using this as your iCal feed URL: https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/wallace.hall.grads%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics

    Could you let me know what the next event is that you’re expecting to see in the upcoming events widget right now?

    #1119978

    @danielpernordlund, I checked http://norakk.se/ and I see the next event showing in the upcoming events widget is:

    Seniorträning
    17 februari, 2014 kl. 10:00 f m – 11:00 f m

    Could you let me know what event title you were expecting to see as the next one instead of that one?

    #1119979

    peterh324
    Member

    I’ve been on with this website now for over a month and have yet to see any Upcoming Events loading from the icalendar. I’ve tried the single event solution suggested with no success. Any ideas please? http://www.lesburyvillagehall.co.uk

    #1119980

    @peterh324, I checked the widget settings for your site at http://lesburyvillagehall.co.uk/ and I found that you had this listed for the iCalendar Feed URL setting: https://www.google.com/calendar/render?tab=wc

    That won’t work because it’s not the right link. To get the correct link, go to the following help page and follow steps 1 through 5 under the “Getting a Calendar Link” section:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/upcoming-events/#getting-a-calendar-link

    Once you have the right link, the widget should start working!

    #1119981

    designsimply: I have events every day. They are located at the top menu called “Schema”

    #1119982

    macnetwork
    Member

    I’ve had second thoughts about my calendar issue because for what I’m doing the ‘bug’ has really become an ‘undocumented feature’. So I have frequent weekly events–eg curry every Monday– that would clutter up the forthcoming events widget. It actually works better for me to enter Valentine’s day manually each year and have that highlighted in the widget. So please DON’T FIX IT!
    Or maybe you could add some kind of control to manage recurring events differently from one-offs?

    #1119983

    @danielpernordlund, thanks, it’s helpful to see the calendar at http://norakk.se/schema/

    It also helps to document a specific example. I looked at tomorrow’s events on the calendar and I see this one:

    Seniorträning
    Wed, February 19, 10am – 11am

    Next, I reviewed the iCalendar feed listed in your widget settings:
    https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/gmg026tvb07kulje1uf7nn8bic%40group.calendar.google.com/private-d829203e60d2cbd0164d7d1163d9f62e/basic.ics

    And I found the data for the “Seniorträning” event which looks like this:

    BEGIN:VEVENT
    DTSTART;TZID=Europe/Paris:20140120T100000
    DTEND;TZID=Europe/Paris:20140120T110000
    RRULE:FREQ=WEEKLY;UNTIL=20140613T080000Z;BYDAY=MO,WE,FR
    DTSTAMP:20140211T145703Z
    UID:(email redacted)
    CREATED:20140121T124137Z
    DESCRIPTION:
    LAST-MODIFIED:20140121T124338Z
    LOCATION:
    SEQUENCE:1
    STATUS:CONFIRMED
    SUMMARY:Seniorträning
    TRANSP:OPAQUE
    END:VEVENT

    It appears the widget is not displaying recurring events which are setup to display weekly. We did fix some recurring events bugs in the past, but this one is still causing trouble! I have added your example to the bug report and now we’ll just need to wait until the developers have a chance to review the widget again.

    I’m sorry for the trouble! While we wait for a developer review, the only workaround that I know will work would be to setup the events manually instead of as recurring events. In your case, since you have so many, you may want to temporarily link from the sidebar to the calendar page at http://norakk.se/schema/ as a short term solution until the problem with weekly recurring events can be fixed.

    #1119984

    @macnetwork

    I’ve had second thoughts about my calendar issue because for what I’m doing the ‘bug’ has really become an ‘undocumented feature’. So I have frequent weekly events–eg curry every Monday– that would clutter up the forthcoming events widget. It actually works better for me to enter Valentine’s day manually each year and have that highlighted in the widget. So please DON’T FIX IT!

    Oh! Well, the bug has already been reported and it will probably be fixed at some point!

    Or maybe you could add some kind of control to manage recurring events differently from one-offs?

    The recurring events are proving to be pretty tricky little things, so I’m not sure adding extra options will be possible. What about setting up a second calendar with just the events you want to show in the sidebar and using that one in addition to your current calendar? Maybe that would be a good workaround for your case. (I hope!)

    #1119985

    peterh324
    Member

    Thank you simply design. As soon as I entered the right address it showed up. Problem sorted.

    #1119986

    @peterh324, yay!

    #1119987

    Mine is working again :)

    #1119988

    hi i would like some help.. my upcoming events widgets is not working..

    would anyone please advice?

    #1119989

    @magicfindsheep, I need a bit more detail in order to investigate. Can you please tell me the link where I can see the problem happening and describe one example event you were expecting to see but that is missing?

    #1119990

    peterh324
    Member

    A minor but irritating glitch has popped up. The Art Group Event which is at 9 am next Monday is not being picked up by the Upcoming Events widget. The Bridge Group which is later on the same day is. Any suggestions?

    #1119991

    @peterh324, could you tell me if the ones you’re having trouble with are weekly recurring events? If so, there’s still a bug with regard to those and the current workaround would be to add the items individually. That particular bug is being tracked at https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/upcoming-events-widget-shows-wrong-times-deleted-events?replies=20#post-1625702

    #1119992

    peterh324
    Member

    Yes. They are practically all recurring weekly or monthly events. The Art event has the same recurring pattern as Bridge and was showing up for the following week but not next Monday. I deleted it and re entered it individually yesterday without apparent effect – hence the previous post. This morning it has miraculously made its appearance.

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