In advance of new block editor coming in WordPress 5.0, the WP team has released a development plugin called Gutenberg which allows users to experience, test, and customize the new editing process. This is a major change that will impact the way our users create and manage events. We’ve created this trial extension for you to run alongside the Gutenberg plugin and The Events Calendar to experience the new block editor for events.
Please note that just as with the Gutenberg plugin, this extension is not for use on production sites. Like Gutenberg, this should be only be activated on a test site or local install.
The Events Calendar + Gutenberg
This extension is the first step in our work towards full compatibility with Gutenberg. Users can now create events using our all new Event blocks, and rearrange each element on the single event page. The Event blocks can be positioned in any order and combined with the standard Gutenberg blocks to create new event layouts. This is just the beginning of the event customization options that will be possible after the block editor is added to WordPress core.
Feedback & Bug Reports
We’d love to hear about your experience using this extension. Development is ongoing on Github and you can report bugs or leave comments by opening an issue there. Please check the list of open issues before reporting a new bug, as it may already be listed. We’ll be working to incrementally improve the extension while also working towards our larger goals of a fully Gutenberg-compatible release.
Requirements & Limitations
To play with the new event blocks you’ll need to download and install three plugins: Gutenberg, The Events Calendar, and the Events Gutenberg extension. Do not install this extension on a live site. The extension is for testing and experimentation only and is not stable enough for a live site. Please use a test site or local install.
At this time, we are focused on compatibility for The Events Calendar. The extension does not include compatibility for Events Calendar PRO, Event Tickets, or any of our other plugins. Support for those plugins will be coming in later releases.