Filter Bar 5.0


Feature Release

Filter Bar 5.0 is a design refresh that integrates calendar filters with the latest version of the events search bar in The Events Calendar.

This is a feature release with some updated design changes. That said, it’s always a good idea to backup your site and test changes in a development environment before installing this on your live site, as you would with any other WordPress update.

✨ New

New features included in this release:

  • Filter Bar now honors the WordPress Customizer accent color setting.
  • We introduced a new filter that allows vertical filters to be open by default.

✅ Fixed

Bugs that were squashed in this release:

We fixed the logic for how Filter Bar adds CSS body classes to a page so it prevents inadvertent conflicts with theme styles.

⚙️ Developers

A new constant is available to disable the latest Filter Bar design updates.

Add the following to your wp-config.php file to preserve the previous design and remove it when you are ready to implement the updates.



The new templates needed for customization can be found in Transitioning to the new Filter Bar Views.

🗣 Translations

Updates to language strings are included in this release.

  • 8 strings updated
  • 32 strings added
  • 0 fuzzied
  • 2 obsoleted