Here's my template file:

    entry_title="{exp:channel:entries status="Open|Closed" channel="settings" disable="categories|category_fields|member_data|trackbacks"}{title}{/exp:channel:entries}" 
    entry_id="{exp:channel:entries status="Open|Closed" disable="categories|category_fields|member_data|trackbacks"}{entry_id}{/exp:channel:entries}"}

{exp:channel:entries channel="events"}
<section id="page" class="{segment_2} {segment_3} standard {if page_has_long_menu}long-menu{/if}">
    <div class="bg-left">&nbsp;</div>
    <div class="bg">&nbsp;</div>

    <div class="wrapper">
            <nav id="sub-menu">
                {exp:structure:nav start_from="/en/{segment_2}/" max_depth="1" current_class="active"}

            <img src="{events_page_header}" alt="{events_page_title}" width="1020" height="240" />

    <div class="content events-content">
        <div class="wrapper">
            {if title}<h2>{calendar_title}</h2>{/if}


            <div class="calendar">
                <div id="events-cal">

                <ul id="events-summaries">
                        {if event_all_day}
                            {event_start_date format="%F %j, %Y"}
                            {event_start_date format="%F %j, %Y"} - {event_end_date format="%F %j, %Y"}
                        <br />
                        <a href="{path='calender/event'}/{event_id}/">
                            {event_title} || 
                        {event_id} || 
                        {event_author} || 

                    {if no_results}
                    <li>No Results</li>



About 3/4 of the way down you can see me attempting to call {event_title} and {event_summary}, as per the documentation here.

And the output....

output http://puu.sh/4Teja.png

It doesn't output summary, but it IS outputting title, ID, etc.... Why can I call every property of the event BUT the summary?

Investigating further, I went into PHPMyAdmin, into the exp_calendar_events table -- and found out that there is no field for event summary.

Why is this? Is my installation bugged or am I missing something?

(I created Test Event Numba One by going Content -> Publish -> Calender: Events in the CMS)

1 Answer 1


Any event data outside of the variables listed here is up to you to create via standard custom Channel fields.

So {event_summary} will only parse if you've created your own custom field called event_summary.

Also, side note - what you're doing at the top of your template is a little loopy - two Channel Entries calls just to get the title and entry id! At the very least you should disable custom_fields on those (as you're not using them) - but without knowing why they're there in the first place it's hard for me to advise a better way.

  • I agree. I would try using {exp:calendar:events} alone on a blank template to test if you can output {event_summary} then. If you can't, then maybe event_summary is not a custom field in the "Calendar: Events" custom field group?
    – Solspace
    Commented Oct 19, 2013 at 18:51

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