The Events Calendar 5.2.0


Maintenance Release

📥 Installation

The Events Calendar 5.2.0 improves the ability to customize the calendar, and includes bug fixes related to WPML.

This is a minor release with no template updates, so it should be smooth sailing when updating. 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:

  • We now use the border-small class in CSS for the “Today” button and have added new border button styles to the WordPress Customizer.
  • We added missing CSS classes to the Event Categories label on the event single.
  • We have improved the appearance of the filters in Filter Bar so they are able to open and close seamlessly.
  • We adjusted the spacing around the calendar header to prevent screen overflow.
  • We have removed the Filter Bar “Submit” button so that filters automatically update.
  • Filter Bar now honors the default open and close state between selections.

✅ Fixed

Bugs that were squashed in this release:

  • We have fixed the order of the List View when the Pro settings are set to show only the first instance of a recurring event.
  • We resolved a PHP error that arose when creating some strings that were translated with the WPML plugin.
  • We also fixed a compatibility issue with the WPML plugin that would prevent some options from being correctly translated.
  • We have changed the generation and usage of translated strings that would cause issues with the WPML plugin.

ℹ️ Changes

The following template filter was added:


This filter controls how templates are displayed in the context of the latest Past Events view.

🗣 Translations

20 strings were updated with this release and 2 new strings were added:

  • 2 new strings added
  • 20 strings updated
  • 0 fuzzied
  • 0 obseleted