Categories - Modern Events Calendar Knowledgebase Categories - Modern Events Calendar Knowledgebase


Categories are meant for general grouping of your events just like posts.

It can be used to sort and group content into different sections. Think of them as general topics or the table of contents for your site.

Categories are there to help you identify what your events are really about; it is to assist readers in finding the right type of content in your events. Categories can be hierarchical.

  1. Enter the category name,
  2. Enter the category slug.
  3. Assign a parent category to create a hierarchy. The term Jazz, for example, would be the parent of Bebop and Big Band.
  4. The description is not prominent by default; however, some themes may show it.
  5. Choose an icon for the category.
  6. Choose a color for the category.

The output of the category should look like this:

Category setting in WordPress Event Calendar  
You can also set featured image for your categories.

First, you need to enable Fallback Featured Image option in MEC Settings > General Options.  
Then you can click on Upload/Add Image button under the Fallback Image section in category settings to add a featured image.  



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Phil November 2, 2020
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Hi, Is it possible to use the WordPress categories instead of creating an other list in MEC ? thx

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Roberto June 20, 2020
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Hola, hay manera de poner un calendario con una categoría en una sección, y otro calendario con una categoría diferente en otra sección ???

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Cam June 3, 2020
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Hello, I use list view and I would like to show the category. Can I do this? Thanks

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HelloMandie May 1, 2020
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I would like to filter my various calendars to only show a certain category. Can I do this with a custom shortcode? Is it even possible? 

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pendex April 11, 2020
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I found quite useful the icons set in categories as my site already uses them, but I need to upload more icons (the common animal icons) how can I do so?
Thanks for your time