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I am having trouble with Events Calendar Pro—the tooltip feature that shows an event’s details when hovering over the Weekly calendar view does not work.

I have tried to get support for this through Ticksy (Ticket #218975, but just get told to install the latest version of the theme and the plugins. I have done this now 3 times, and the tooltips still do not work. The Events Calendar support said that javascript in Gameplan had conflicts with the latest version of Events Calendar Pro. I have been trying to resolve this since last week with no progress, and am frustrated.

I have given login access through Ticksy (Ticket #218975), but have not received any help that has worked. Do you have suggestions for how I may best resolve this issue?

Thank you, Katie


We checked and found that week tooltip doesn’t work with any theme, I think this problem comes from The Events Calendar. We will contact Tri.be about this issue, pls wait.

Best regards, CactusThemes

Hello, I’m wondering where I can find the settings for the single event page like your demo site. I can’t get the sidebar to show the upcoming events.

Also where do I go to have the single events page styled like your demo site? You have a small dotted line between the details and the venue, I’m basically wanting our single events page to look just like the demo page. Thank you!

Hi CentMarket,

With some feature on our demo page, you need to buy plugin “Event Calendar Pro”. If you only need basic features, “The Events Calendar” plugin (free on WordPress.org) is enough.

If you need further support, please submit a ticket to http://cactusthemes.ticksy.com and leave your admin account so we can help. Thanks,

Hello. I would like to some short codes in a sidebar widget, but am having trouble figuring out how. Are the short codes only available for body content?

I would like to use a Testimonial in a side bar widget and a Timeline in a sidebar widget? Is this possible?

I have tried copying the html of a timeline and pasting it into a text widget, but it is not working. Do you have suggestions?

Thank you!


The default Text Widget of WordPress does not support shortcode. You should install Black Studio TinyMCE plugin, which is a nice replacement for Text Widget. And it does support shortcode.

Hello. Another user asked how to change some of the wording in the default headings without going into the code unnecessarily—like changing “Venue” to “Location”. You suggested changing the wording in the US translation file, which makes a lot of sense, but I can’t find a ”.po” file with US for its country abbreviation. Could you tell me where to find this file? Thank you very much!


It is the default text of plugin “The Events Calendar”. Please translate it in plugin’s folder

Hi, thank you so much for your quick reply. I feel quite stupid, but I am still stuck. I changed out the key words in both the “tribe-events-calendar-pro.pot” and “tribe-events-calendar.pot” file, but am not seeing any difference in what is displayed live (yes I did empty the cache) [example: http://www.ironwolftraining.com/classschedule/ the heading word “Events” should now be “Schedule”]. Could you be more explicit in your directions? Am I changing the text in the wrong file? Thank you again for your help!


Sorry for our delay. If you used Events Calendar Pro you also need to translate it.

If you need further support, please submit ticket to http://cactusthemes.ticksy.com


I have 2 questions for this theme.

1.When I write post or page, all words and subject are right side on the page.But I want to start left side. How can i fix it? 2. I set social network accounts. But for example When I click facebook button,I want facebook page on the new page. How can i do it?


ok I solved my first problem. I changed RTL settings.


Regarding your second problem, currently there isn’t any option to do that. You can edit function show_social_icon() in /functions.php

Change this (around line 500):
$html .= '<a href="'.$value.'" class="icon-social icon-'.str_replace('_', '-', $key).'"><!-- --></a>';


$html .= '<a href="'.$value.'" target="_blank" class="icon-social icon-'.str_replace('_', '-', $key).'"><!-- --></a>';

If possible, create a child theme and paste the edited function into child theme/functions.php file. See this: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

Not happy with the theme nor the support provided. If the author has takes plugins from different coders and is using it in the theme, he should follow up with the other coders for a fix also. since a long time rev slider is not working also the ticket raised 4 days ago didnt receive any reply. Its easier to put the blame on VC coder or Rev slider coder but where will the client go. What will we tell our clients? overall not happy with the purchase.


Could you please submit ticket to http:///cactusthemes.ticksy.com as a long discussion thread here will be hard to keep track? I will still post the answers here as you seem need it.

1. We double checked the sample data for RevSlider and it still works. As we suggested, could you submit a ticket and leave admin account so we can check on your site?

2. Most of recommended plugins are optional. The only one the is needed is Gameplan-shortcodes plugin.

3. Gameplan has only this kind of tag page ”.../tag/modern-ballroom” to list all posts, events, portfolios which have the same tag. It does not have specific tag page for only events or posts. That how it works (and how The Events Calendar plugin works). Well, let say it works differently than other basic themes.

4. After changing the slug (Theme Options > Portfolios), make sure you have saved the permalink settings. I don’t have any idea why you can’t access the page setting until we see it in your admin. The text “Portfolio archive…” must be translated by either using SEO by YOAST plugin or language file.

5. Recurring event is a feature of Events Calendar PRO. We couldn’t include this feature in theme because it is too big to develop, the theme price couldn’t stop at $55. Why develop it when the other does it better? Sorry for any misunderstanding about this feature.

Please understand that we can not add all necessary features for everyone in a theme, although we try to update theme regularly to meet more and more customer requirements.

Thanks and best regards, CactusThemes

Ticket Number :- #224994

Thanks. Please follow up in ticket

Best regards

Greeting from Cactusthemes

We actually thank you for your interest and having bought CastusThemes’product.

If you have any further questions when using our product, please not hesitate to contact us by submitting a ticket to our support system: http://cactusthemes.ticksy.com

We always try our best to support you.

Best regards,

The Event Titles are not displaying on Single Event Views. I contacted support at Event Calendar Pro, and here is their response: “It appears that the issue with the title not displaying is a conflict with your third-party theme. Since the single event page is really just a WordPress custom post type, your theme’s single.php template should be able to display the title with just ‘the_title()’. I would suggest reaching out to the developer of your theme to see if they can assist further.” Could you please help?


Event Titles are visible, as you can see on our demo page http://demo.cactusthemes.com/gameplan/event/boxing-2/2015-12-30/

Please submit a ticket to http://cactusthemes.ticksy.com and leave admin account so we can check.

Best regards

Hi, Looking at other web sites that use this template, I’ve found a problem with tags (see examples): http://goo.gl/AQpQtQ or http://goo.gl/K7tgdT

I’ve replaced this line:
$post_types = array_merge ($my_post_type, array ('post', 'post-portfolio'));

by this:

$post_types = array_merge ((array) $my_post_type, array ('post', 'post-portfolio'));

in the file wp-content/plugins/gameplan-portfolio/gameplan-portfolio.php

But even so, the main menu has disappeared Solution?

Hi. Please submit a ticket to http://cactusthemes.ticksy.com and leave admin account so we can check.

I’ve already solved the problem, thanks

I added this to the functions.php file:

function namespace_add_custom_types( $query ) {
if(is_tag() && empty( $query->query_vars['suppress_filters'] ) ) {
$query->set( 'post_type', array(
'post', 'tribe_events', 'post-portfolio', 'nav_menu_item'
return $query;
add_filter( 'pre_get_posts', 'namespace_add_custom_types' );

Great! Thanks :)

http://stepupdanceacademy.in/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=post_tag&post_type=post-portfolio http://stepupdanceacademy.in/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=post_tag

? even after deactivating the Events Plugin, all the tags of Post and Portfolio are empty.This indicates that tags were only made to point events.

http://stepupdanceacademy.in/tag/modern-ballroom/ this is a portfolio tag which i made and it got replicated in post-tags also. When i use the widget to display tags it shows the same blank page.

This clearly indicated there is a bug in the theme which is creating this mess and its difficult for me to convince my client that the author will fix the issue.

Now you have 2 options:

1. fix everything (tags, rev slider, tariff and events calendar) 2. refund my money so i can invest in a better theme than yours (there are plenty more)

looking forward for a resolution.



Please check the ticket.

Best regards

How did you make the “Compare Table”? I don’t see a shortcode for it.



Compare table is not available in Classic Editor. In Visual Composer mode, you can use a Text element, then use the Compare Table shortcode inside that text element.

Best regards


If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us via our support system http://cactusthemes.ticksy.com

Best regards, CactusThemes

I want to buy this theme but need some modifications. wondering if you could email please. rwilson@rikkir.com


Please write your custom requirements to admin@cactusthemes.com

Best regards

Can this theme be transformed into a matchmaking service for people who wants to find a fitness partner/buddy?


It’s hard to say if a theme can do such a specific purpose. It depends on features you want and plugins that can handle such purposes.

Best regards, CactusThemes

Pre sale Q:

1. Does the event calendar pro function with woo, so a visitor can purchase 2 events simultaneously? Because i know paypal will only facilitate one transaction at once and this won’t work for us…

2. When I import dummy data will the event calendar have the same layout as the theme or must this be configured? If yes, how much time is required to config.


Best fitness theme for wordpress for sure in any case! GLWS.


1. Gameplan does not provide woo function in the event calendar pro, but there is a official addon you should know http://tri.be/shop/wordpress-wootickets/

2. The sample data was exported from our demo, you will have those layouts after importing. And you could ask us for help if you couldn’t configure them

Best regards, CactusThemes

Please help with this ticket very urgent Ticket: #227295


We have checked your ticket. Please follow in the ticket.

Best regards, CactusThemes

I installed everything and when ever I go to Appearance > Menus .. the whole site just crashes.


Could you submit ticket to http://cactusthemes.ticksy.com and leave URL of your site so we can check?

Thanks a lot, Cactusthemes

Will there be a major update to this theme anytime soon, with account to Event Calendar PRO in future plans with the theme as well ?


The next version of Gameplan will be released this week to support the latest version of Events Calendar PRO 3.6.1

Best regards, CactusThemes

Hello—any update for the new version of Gameplan ?


Gameplan 1.3.11 has been released since 2014 June 12nd. It supports Events Calendar PRO 3.6.1

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Can I make it the Countdown on my home page automatically countdown to the next event in a specific category?
I would like to have a static Home page WITHOUT a slider, and I would like my Home page to look just like my internal pages with the same page title and heading area. When I choose my home page, it automatically removes the page title area and leaves it blank with the background showing through. Could you explain how to get my home page to look like my internal pages?
Thank you!

Hi Chester_Hound,

1. Because Countdown is the default widget of The Events Calendar plugin, we can not help you make ” Countdown” on your home page automatically countdown to the next event in a specific category.

2. If you want to have a static homepage without a slider, you need to configure in theme options. Please go to Appearance > Homepage > Use Slider > No slider.


I am having a LOT of trouble with the support offered through Ticksy. I reported a bug because my Single Event page Headers were not displaying. (Ticksy Ticket: #226249)

I got a response this morning that Vicky had changed the code to fix the bug and for me to back up my theme code. But she did not tell me WHICH theme files she had changed, which will cause me trouble every time you issue an update.

In addition, Vicky has created a NEW PROBLEM, and I need her to UNDO whatever it is she did. Now the every tab in the web browser displays “Upcoming Classes” except the page for Class Schedule AND the single event page title also now displays “Upcoming Events” instead of the Single Event Title. Vicky asked for administrator access to my site, which I gave her, but I am outraged that she would make changes to the code and not document what the changes were, AND create more problems.

Would you please touch base with her and see if this issue can be resolved immediately. I want my code restored to what it was. I need to leave Vicky access to be able to do this, but I have no confidence that she will do it properly. I would very much appreciate your assistance.


We have checked this issue with our supporter, Vicky. Probably she hasn’t mentioned about the changes, which is a mistake. Please follow the ticket, we will post the info there.

Our apology.

Best regards, CactusThemes

Now I can’t change the Home page. When I try to choose a different home page under “Customize Themes” I get this error: Request-URI Too Large The requested URL’s length exceeds the capacity limit for this server.

But the url would be www.ironwolftraining.com/welcome.

Please help. My experience with this theme has been a nightmare.


Sorry for this inconvenience. To change home page, you should go to Settings > Reading.

About page title problem, pls give us admin login permission again, we will try our best to help (We’ve edited 1 line in file function.php, you can replace it with original one (in download package) to rollback our modifying)