How to Get the Fastest Support

All active subscriptions include access to premium support. To receive the fastest response from our team, please follow these steps before submitting your support ticket.

Determine Which Plugin or Theme is Causing Your Issue

We work hard to make our plugins broadly compatible, however, it’s impossible for us to test every plugin, theme, and server environment out there. Most problems that arise with WordPress plugins (like The Events Calendar) are conflicts–errors that occur when code from one plugin or theme conflicts with another plugin or theme.

Testing for Conflicts

Testing for conflicts allows you to quickly identify the cause of the problem. You can run your tests on a staging site (best choice), or if that is not possible, consider using the troubleshooting mode of plugins such as Plugin Detective and/or Health Check.

Getting Ready

Before you start troubleshooting, there are a few best practices you’ll want to follow:

  • If you don’t have one already, create a staging site for testing
  • Make a backup of your site (we can’t recommend this enough!)
  • Make sure your plugins are up-to-date and you’re running the latest versions

Step One

Switch to the Twenty Twenty theme. This will give you a clean slate to start with.

From your site’s WP Admin area, click Appearance > Themes on the left-hand menu. You will see the themes available on your site. Move your cursor over the “Twenty Sixteen” theme, and click “Activate”.

Step Two

Disable all plugins besides the ones you are testing. In the left-column menu of WP Admin, click Plugins > Installed Plugins. You will now see all the plugins you have installed. Click the checkbox next to all of them except The Events Calendar, Event Tickets, and any add-ons like Events Calendar PRO or Community Events. Please also deactivate any of our extensions you might have. From the Bulk Actions drop-down menu, select “Deactivate” and then click “Apply”.

Step Three

Clear your browser cache and retest. Once you have followed the steps for clearing your browser cache, go into your site and try to recreate the problem you originally noticed. If it is now fixed, that means there was a conflict. The next step is to find the source of that conflict.

Finding the Source of a Problem

Once you’ve identified that there is indeed a conflict, use our step-by-step guide to find the source of the problem. If you tested for conflicts and did not find one (aka the problem still persisted when other themes and plugins were deactivated), head on over to our Help Desk.

Reporting a Problem

Free Users
If you’ve found a bug in one of our free plugins and you are not a premium customer, please head over to the free forums to report it.

Paid Customers
Paid subscribers have access to premium support, so submitting a Help Desk ticket is the route to go. So we may assist you as quickly as possible, please provide the following information in your ticket:

  • State that you have found a conflict, and give the name of the conflicting plugin/theme along with its version number.
  • Describe in detail the problem that happens when you are running that plugin/theme with a given Tribe plugin. Sharing the URL of the website (and specific page) with the issue; screenshots and/or screen recordings of the issue can be extremely helpful as well.
  • Share a copy of your System Information from the WP Admin > Events > Help: System Information box.

Note: Existing customers should log in before submitting a new ticket. That will allow us to connect you with the right team members a whole lot faster. If you’re not sure which credentials to use or have any difficulties logging in, we’ve got a handy guide to help you out.

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