Release: The Events Calendar 2.0.5

Almost a month to the day after pushing our 2.0.4 code base, today marks the release of The Events Calendar & The Events Calendar PRO 2.0.5. The code includes some bug fixes and new features (a snazzy, totally re-done Settings page among them)…along with including the hooks needed to integrate with Eventbrite Ticketing & Community Events Add-ons which should be out quite soon.

Release Notes for WordPress Events Calendar 2.0.5:

Small features, UX and Content Tweaks:

  • Warning messages to indicate if you’re not running the latest version of PRO and/or if your PRO & core release numbers are out of sync
  • Totally revamped “Settings” page with tabbed structure & improved UI
  • Added a hook/filter to make it easier to modify the frontend year selection dropdown, as discussed in this forum thread (more documentation on the filters and how they work is right here).
  • Updated all country selection dropdowns with Chosen
  • Incorporated a “This Event Has Passed” message that appears on any single event entry when that event has already occurred
  • Added ability to filter the iCal Feed item generated by the calendar
  • Removed strip_shortcodes from the code to allow for unhindered shortcodes in event descriptions
  • New Polish translation files for core & PRO courtesy of community member Kamil Szymański
  • New Swedish translation files for core & PRO courtesy of community member Ben Andersen
  • New Norwegian translation files for core & PRO courtesy of community member “Terje With Lunndal”

Bug Fixes:

  • Multiple bugs fixes related to how venue & organizer data is saved, displayed & edited
  • Increased iCal stability when working with recurring events, as discussed in this forum thread (big thanks to Andy Fragen for his help!)
  • Stopped pointing to dead links to help keep days with no events from negatively impacting SEO, as discussed in this forum thread
  • Featured images for recurring events no longer get lost upon making changes to the recurrence pattern, as discussed in this forum thread
  • Sites running UTC offset time zone settings no longer see end dates appearing as “0:00”
  • Venue pages now show all upcoming events at a venue, regardless of pagination settings
  • Frontend venue pages no longer show past events, as discussed in this forum thread (PRO only)
  • Recurrence column no longer appears in the admin events list when PRO is not activated
  • Apostrophes no longer become slashes upon saving data in custom fields
  • Resolved an issue impacting certain sites where gridview navigation inserted br and p tags into the markup that threw the month nav off in the layout, as discussed in this forum thread
  • Various performance enhancements for the integrated Advanced Post Manager (PRO only)
  • Various preparatory updates to allow for integration with forthcoming add-ons
  • Removed deprecated tags from overall code base
  • Removal of various debug notices & errors

Also worth checking out: we’ve published an all-new TribeSettings API documentation this week. It may be of some value as you dig into the new release.

Comments (7)
  1. I’m excited to see this new UX design!

    Thanks for the status update 😀

    1. Excellent to hear, maggew.com – we certainly appreciate the words. Let us know if we can do anything else.

  2. RE: events calendar pro

    I can’t seem to figure out a way to download updates? Is there a way?

    I bought this plugin on codecanyon.net… where it is (obviously) no longer available.

    I do have the license certificate from codecanyon.net

    (main feature I’m missing and need is recurring events)

    1. Hi Jason. Thanks for checking in – I’ve just sent you an email to the address you provided detailing what’s next. Let’s continue the discussion over there.

  3. Just thought I’d share that I love this calendar–and I can’t wait until the new Community add-on is finished! That will make life soooo much easier! 🙂

    1. Thank you Jessica! That’s awesome to hear and validates why we’re doing this 🙂 Community is just in the last QA stages and should be out VERY soon.

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