You may have noticed that your calendar is not a typical WordPress page or post. As an archive page, it is not something that you are able to see on the front end and edit directly on the page.
The good news is that even though it is an archive page, you can still customize the appearance of the page on the front end. If you’d like more of a WordPress page editing experience, you can use the Events Manager, provided with Events Calendar Pro.
It’s important to note that even though it isn’t a traditional WordPress page, it does have a slug. This slug should only be used for your calendar and no other page on your site. In other words, if your calendar slug is /events, no other WordPress page on your website should have the same URL. This will keep everything working as expected.
So let’s see how to locate your calendar!
The Events URL Slug
The URL of your calendar depends on the Events URL Slug setting found in the Events > Settings > General screen. By default it’s set to events, so your calendar URL would be example.com/events.
If you’re not sure where your site’s calendar is located, you can easily determine this by visiting the aforementioned admin screen and viewing the options shown in the following screenshot:
☝️ As you can see, a preview of the actual URL on the site is provided.
When changing the slug to something else it is best to avoid accented characters.
The Single Event URL Slug
While the Events Slug URL is used for the various calendar views, the Single Event URL Slug is used for individual events. The default Single Event URL Slug is /event. So, for example, an event called “Christmas Party” would exist at example.com/event/christmas-party.
Both URL slug options—the Single Event URL Slug and the Events Slug URL—can be changed on the aforementioned Events > Settings > General wp-admin screen.
Here, as well as above, when changing this slug it is best to use characters without accent.
How Do You Make the Calendar the Site’s Home Page?
With our release of 4.4, you can now set your calendar as the homepage! Visit the WordPress Dashboard and head over to WordPress Settings → Reading and make sure the “Front page displays” setting is set to A static page and select Main Events Page for the “Front page” setting.
You can learn more ways to make your calendar the site’s homepage here!