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Event Calendar (Live Calendar) Starting from Monday


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4 October 2011 at 11:00am (Last edited: 10 October 2011 10:14am), Community Member, 25 Posts

Hi all, hi Uncle Cheese ,

Very happy with the Event Calendar module , however stuck on localization. I need Live Calendar Widget to display week starting from Monday rather then Sunday. Is there any solution for that ?

I'm using the version from SVN, not sure which version is that, but rather new one :)

Thanks in advance

UPD: Chatting on IRC i realised that non of the guys there knew what is LiveCalendarWidget :) . So just to let you know it comes with event_calendar, and you DONT NEED TO INSTALL ANY WIDGETS :). You can simply call it on a template with $LiveCalendarWidget and it's cool :)


10 October 2011 at 10:08am Community Member, 25 Posts

Uncle Cheese - I'm still hoping you will give a proper answer for that :)

For now -for all those NON-USA people who are desperately looking for solution a Wild and Crazy hotfix :

in CalendarUI.class.php
in getWeeks function :

First generated week would have 8 days instead of 7
so in the first FOR cycle (where we iterate $i for weeks do something like :


in second FOR cycle , which loop $j for week days chachge number 7 to $limit

for($j=0; $j < $limit; $j++)

So the only problem now - you've got 8 days in the first week so we have to skip it when it comes to
$days->push(new ArrayData(array(...
So we only push the day if its not the first day of the first week with ($i+$j>0)

And the job is done !

Now the only thing is to change LiveCalendarWidget.SS and replace $Sun with $Mon and $Mon with $Sun .

Works fine :) If UC will provide another solution, I would be more than happy to use it :)

Just so everyone could just copy-paste - here the whole getWeeks function from CalendarUI.class.php (around 184 line)

protected function getWeeks()
$weeks = new DataObjectSet();
$today = new sfDate();
$view_start = new sfDate($this->date_counter->get());
$view_end = new sfDate($view_start->addDay($this->rows*7)->subtractDay()->get());
$event_map = $this->getEventsFor($view_start, $view_end);

      for($i=0; $i < $this->rows; $i++)
       $days = new DataObjectSet();
       $week_range_start = $this->date_counter->format('Ymd');

         for($j=0; $j < $limit; $j++)
            $current_day = "";
            if(!$this->default_view) {
             if( ($this->date_counter->get() >= $this->anchor_start->get()) && ($this->date_counter->get() <= $this->anchor_end->get()) )
             $current_day = "currentDay";
            $days->push(new ArrayData(array(
             'Today' => $this->date_counter->get() == $today->get() ? "calendarToday" : "",
             'OutOfMonth' => $this->date_counter->format('m') != $this->start_date->format('m') ? "calendarOutOfMonth" : "",
             'CurrentDay' => $current_day,
             'HasEvent' => in_array($this->date_counter->date(), $event_map) ? "hasEvent" : "",
             'Events' => $this->calendar->Events(null, $this->date_counter->date(), $this->date_counter->date()),             
             'ShowDayLink' => $this->calendar->Link('view')."/".$this->date_counter->format('Ymd'),
             'Number' => $this->date_counter->format('d')

         $week_range_end = $this->date_counter->subtractDay()->format('Ymd');
         $weeks->push(new ArrayData(array(
          'Days' => $days,
          'ShowWeekLink' => $this->calendar->Link('view')."/".$week_range_start."/".$week_range_end
      return $weeks;


15 October 2011 at 12:37am (Last edited: 15 October 2011 12:38am), Community Member, 117 Posts

I think my dirty solution was in CalendarUI.class.php I changed:

$view_start = new sfDate($this->date_counter->get());


$view_start = new sfDate($this->date_counter->addDay()->get());


16 October 2011 at 5:29am 4085 Posts

Awesome patch! Thank you. I'll wrap some conditionals around it so that we can make this a configurable option.

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17 October 2011 at 5:52am Community Member, 142 Posts

Unclecheese, first thanks for contributing.

I am a novice at SS and nowhere a phd in PHP!!!! :-)

I am trying to implement a calendar into my template. I cant seem to do it.

I use:
all under SS 2.4.5

I can:
- create calendar pages
- create event_calendar pages

But when i click on DRAFT, i only see template but, oddly, with the title of the Calendar Page.

HOW DO I INSERT THE CALENDAR into my template?

I cant even see the calendar.