Create an Archive theme layout for The Events Calendar plugin (Themer)

Use an Archive theme layout to design the following types of archive pages for The Events Calendar:

  • A page that displays the event calendar or lists a set of events
  • A page that lists events for a specific category or tag

For an introduction to how theme layouts work with The Events Calendar plugin, see the overview article.

Here's how to create and design a theme layout for an Events archive page.

Tip: It helps to have some events created first, so that you have something to preview as you design the layout in Theme Builder.

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Create an Archive theme layout

  1. In the WordPress admin panel, click Builder > Theme layouts.
  2. Click the Add New button at the top of the page.
  3. Enter a title for your theme layout.
  4. Verify that Type is Theme layout and for Layout select Archive, then click Add theme layout.
    The Edit theme layout screen will open.
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Edit the Archive theme layout

  1. For Location, click Choose, then from the Event Archive section choose one of the following: 
    • Event archive
      Displays a list of events in all categories.
    • Event category archive
      Lists all the events assigned to the categories you choose. 
    • Event tag archive
      Lists all the events assigned to the tags you choose. 
  2. Click Publish
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Design the page

  1. Click Launch Page Builder.
  2. In the Preview as field at the top of the page, select Event Archive if you want to apply this layout to the Events page. Select a category or tag archive if you are designing one of those types of archive pages.
  3. The theme layout opens with the Archive template for standard posts. To use the Events template to start building your page, click Templates in the upper right corner and make sure General is selected. Select the Events template, then click Replace existing layout.
    This template contains only the Event Calendar module.
    Note: The calendar will only display if you have Preview as: Event archive selected.
  4. Build the page in Page Builder in the normal fashion, by adding and configuring modules.
    See the next section.

Events Calendar modules for the Archive theme layout

When you edit an Archive theme layout and have The Events Calendar plugin installed, there's a special content group in the Add content panel called The Events Calendar Modules, containing two modules: Event calendar and Event posts. See the Related Articles for a detailed description of each module.