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Override Theme Files

You can either create a custom view by creating your own query and markup or you can modify the view files.  Just remember to occasionally sync any changes in these files after doing any plugin update for MegaCalendar.

Using Custom Templates from Your Theme

You can override the template files from MegaCalendar as follows.

  • Copy any view from the views folder located in the plugin
    • from:
    • to:
  • The Views available to override include:
    • Standard Event List
      • Front-end Calendar View : megacal-calendar-view.php
      • Front-end Events List : megacal-full-events-list.php
    • Simplified/Compact Event List
      • megacal-compact-events-list.php
    • Simplified Event List with Pictures
      • megacal-simple-events-list.php
    • The “Wrapper” for all above Shortcode “list” views
      • megacal-events-sc-output.php
    • Event Detail View : megacal-event-detail.php

Copy the template view file from the plugin folder

Look for megacal-event-detail.php at

  • Copy any view from the views folder located in the plugin
    • from:
    • to:

Duplicate any view files to your local theme that you would like to customize

Create the megabase-calendar folder and views subfolder in your theme as shown.

  • Create a folder in your active WordPress theme folder titled megabase-calendar
  • Create a sub-folder called views

Save a copy of megacal-event-detail.php to this views folder.

Modify the view template file as needed

Edit the file as needed  to add custom wrapping markup and classes etc.

For example, your theme might have wrapper divs with classnames like this theme we assisted a client on: