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Trying to track down a possible theme conflict

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    Hi Jason,

    I’ve recently added a calendar plugin to a site that’s generating a broken post and I’m trying to track down where the conflict might be. I’m trying to eliminate if it’s conflicting with Barely Corporate (I love your themes and have never had that as a problem but wanted to check to be sure).

    The plug-in works pretty seamlessly: there is a full calendar (grid style) that is added to a page via a shortcode, then a custom post type is used to generate a page that gives event details, and another that can provide more detail on the event’s venue.

    The event detail page loads fine, however the event venue page, which I’m assuming uses essentially the same format, breaks the navigation layout (dropdown menus are split and no breadcrumb appears) as well as putting sidebar content below the page content. The weird thing is, I don’t have any sidebars/widgets configured to include the ones that show up on this page. This page should feature the same layout as the event detail page.

    I’m not getting a great response from the plug-in folks and was hoping that, before they try to say there’s a conflict with the theme, you might be able to point me in the right direction. I’ve always appreciated how helpful you’ve been in offering support so I hope this isn’t barking up the wrong tree by checking to see if there’s anyway that Barely Corporate could factor in.

    This is the event calendar display:

    This is the event detail page(post), with the sidebar being the default right sidebar:

    This is the venue page, linked from “Old Oak Ranch” on the event detail page(post):

    Thanks very much for any feedback you can give me!

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    Jason Bobich


    What it looks like is the plugin integrates that page in a way where it’s not actually using a template file from the theme in its entirety. It’s basically outputting its own markup for the content and sidebar, and then slapping the theme’s header.php before and footer.php after.

    This is only going to work on some themes, and is not going to work with most themes. A more popular approach these days to what they’re doing is to use a full template file of the current theme like page.php, and then filter on the output to the_content.

    Anyway, I would ask them if there’s possibly some way you can modify the output of that page? Maybe they have some actions you can utilize to at least adjust the markup before and after? Or even better, maybe the plugin has some sort of template system you can utilize from a child theme?

    Jason Bobich

    Yeah, start here: … you want to try to match the HTML markup output so it is the same as the theme.


    Thanks Jason, I came across the template customization info on their site as well but since I really don’t know much about PHP was confused about why the event detail page would come out ok but the venue page wouldn’t.

    I’ll hack into it and see what I can accomplish!

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