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Upcoming Events widget lists wrong times

  1. Never mind me, I'm simply unsubscribing from this thread. The form won't let me submit an empty comment in order to simply uncheck the notify me box.

  2. Thank you macmanx, the google calendar settings only of gmt timezones to choose from. I could not find any UTC options. I tried deselecting GMT 5:00 Toronto and just selecting GMT 5:00 Eastern time and that did not make a change.
    This widget was working properly before. I just noticed that the dates were a day early yesterday...

  3. Try selecting straight GMT, no offsets, like Toronto or Eastern.

  4. elliottlawyers

    I've got the same problem. My widget is set to display up to 3 events. A December 2012 event is appearing at the bottom of the event list, and a January 2013 appears at the bottom, with a February 2013 event in the middle. It's not even reverse chronological order.

    Time zones are all consistent and correct.
    Thanks in advance for any help.

  5. Is there any difference if you switch the calendar's timezone to UTC or GMT?

  6. Google calendar does not give an option to select a gmt time zone without an offset. I played with the blog timezones by trying several manual UTC offsets to see if any would make a difference but I did not see any change. My events are in chronological order though unlike some other posters. They are just all posting a day prior than the calendar actually shows. I know I mentioned this before but everything was okay until yesterday?

  7. From your calendar settings, check "Display all time zones" then choose anything that's "GMT +00:00".

  8. Hello again,
    I set my calendar to GMT+00:00 and refreshed my blog but nothing changed - the dates are still behind. Thank you for any help you can provide.

  9. Hm, suddenly it's good again...thank you!

  10. Perfect! :)

  11. macmanx:

    I've been following this thread and have a similar problem. I don't know if the GMT+0 suggestion was for all time zones or just for skateamherstburg, but it didn't work for me.

    My public google calendar is at:

    and my WP page is at:

    The calendar displays fine, but the Upcoming events is off by a day.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

  12. <p>I've activated this widget. There are 2 related problems:

    <p>1. Events displayed in the wrong order. I have this problem on my site, and have tried nearly everything to correct it, to no avail. Given the specific malfunction in the order my events are appearing, I believe that the events are being sorted by the order in which they were ENTERED into the Google calendar. (I tried EDITING each event, but editing does not alter the order of appearance.) I wonder if one of our happiness engineers could check into that possibility?

    <p>2. Incompatibilities between time zones. I did have that problem but I've been able to correct it. For some reason, it works for me to set the calendar to London and the WordPress site to NY (my local time zone). Don't ask me why that works.

  13. I also have the problem with this widget. I have checked all the timezone and privacy settings as advised to others here, but a couple of my events are way out of line for the dates (20-Dec-2012 is listed after 24 Apr 2013).

    I am 99% sure the listed order is the actual order I entered these events into the calendar.

    The public calendar is viewable here (but only the purple events are relevant here):

    The Upcoming events widget is here: and is currently set to show all events. Notice the last 2 events in the list labelled 'Upcoming A Team matches'.



  14. Hi there,

    I don't think I'm seeing what you're seeing. Could you take a screenshot? You may also benefit by clearing your cache. Here is more information about how to do that:


  15. This widget is DEFINITELY broken. It's clearly illustrated here:

    You can see the embedded Google calendar and the Upcoming Events widget (bottom sidebar) are off. Timezones on both are correctly set to EST and using the same .ics link and importing locally shows the correct events.

    Here is the ICS link:

    Please advise ASAP.

  16. Photobucket Screenprintzandyring, Please see this image:

    However, I wonder why you couldn't see the issue, so I logged on from work (not my usual pc so no cache issues) and the widget reported that there were no events to display, so I refreshed the page and there it is, my list is back, but in the order I created the events rather than the date order of the events themselves.

    Hope this helps you to help.



  17. Hi there,

    I see what you mean now. I'm running some testing and I'll get back to you on what I uncover.


  18. Hi again,

    This is definitely an error, and we are working on a fix!

    So sorry for the inconvenience.

  19. Thank you for the confirmation of the error and the effort being put in to fix it.

    Have a fabulous Christmas.


  20. You too, Ken.

    I'll let you know when we have a fix deployed.

  21. Hi there, it's me again. I thought my issue was resolved but apparently it has just evolved...
    random events are missing from my upcoming events sidebar...
    here is my blog:
    my ical (google calendar) link:

    As you can see on my calendar there is an event on the 11th however my widget shows the 10th and then skips to the 18th.

    Thanks in advance for you help.

  22. Hi there,

    I do see an event on the 11th on your blog:

    January 7, 2013
    Monday Canskate Winter Sessions Begin.
    January 10, 2013
    Thursday Canskate Winter Sessions Begin.
    January 11, 2013
    Ice Schedule Change! - See Ice Schedule for Details
    January 18, 2013
    Ice Schedule Change! - See Ice Schedule for Details

    It's possible you were caught in a lag where the event hadn't yet shown up. Let me know if you don't see the correct events still!

  23. I am sorry. I confused matters... Our club members rely on our website and I couldn't allow the incorrect information on the site even while waiting for a support reply. I deleted all events on the google calendar and then reentered them. When I did that the widget displayed correctly. Prior to that there was an event missing and resaving the event on the calendar and or refreshing the blog did not resolve the ssue. I am certain that there is something not quite right with the widget as others have pointed out there are intermittent errors that do not seem to have a rhyme or reason. I only aplologize that I confused matters when asking for help.

  24. There is a several hour lag when posting new items on occasion; was your item missing for longer than that?

    I appreciate your clarification! I'll let our internal team know so that they can double check the way that information comes in from Google.

  25. Yes, the information was posted to the google calendar in mid December for the following months activity. The items that were showing in the widget appeared to be okay during that time. As days passed and items fell off and were repopulated to the widget that is when it was noticed that the item was missing. There was definitely enough of a time lag.

  26. Ok, thank you for the clarification!

  27. I notice this issue is marked as [resolved]. Was a fix deployed?

    I still have a calendar event for 23-Jan-13 listed after event dates in Feb, Mar, Apr-13. (That of course, is when the events are listed at all).


  28. As far as I know it's not resolved, but I think that the first time this thread was opened, a fix was deployed that did work and the thread was marked resolved then. In the interim, however, Google may have tweaked some code and we didn't keep up - making it unresolved (or, technically, a new issue, but we're using the same thread). I have marked it "unresolved" again - we are still working on it!

  29. Ok, this SHOULD be fixed now! Give it a little bit to take effect, but you should see those events fall into correct order now.


  30. Ok, I cleared all cache / history etc. then tested on IE, Firefox and Chrome.

    My event dates (with all events listed) are now perfectly in order! Thank you so much.

    Caveat: My events are 1-per-day, so I have not tested any time-based events.

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