Modern Events Calendar has five major Start Date options. However, you need to consider the skin and theme when you want to adjust one. You can setup a shortcode for a specific time period. (Click here for more information on creating advanced shortcodes in Modern Events Calendar.)
Modern Events Calendar Shortcode Date Options
In order to set the Start Date option you need to go to M.E. Calendar > Shortcodes, and select on of the following options:
- Start of the current month
- Start of the next month
- On certain date
Some skins may have different options. For example, in Yearly view, you can set the Start of Current Year or a certain date, because of its special UI design.
There are also two other options under the Filter Options > Expired / Ongoing in event add/edit page:
- Include Expired Events: You have the ability to include past/expired events if you like so it will show the upcoming and expired events based on the start date that you’ve selected.
- Show Only Expired Events: It shows only expired/past events.
So for a previous time period between 2016 and now, for example, you can set 2016 and enable Show Only Expired Events option.