Why are dates disappearing from Movable Type calendar
April 12, 2009 4:52 PM Subscribe
Movable Type calendar issues: Why are certain dates just disappearing?
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly to computers & internet (1 answer total)
I am overseeing the development of a website for a client who requires Movable Type as their CMS. It is proving to be rather annoying compared to comparable products like Drupal. But we're mostly getting where we need to be.
We are having on inexplicable problem with the calendar widget, though. We have it set up properly, and it appears to function (e.g., it properly displays/links to entries for the specified date; the whole thing basically looks right; clicking takes you to the correct entry, etc.).
There is one disturbing problem, though: periodically, certain days just disappear from the calendar. The "box" for that date stays there, but the number is just gone. If I create an entry for that specific day, I can make the number appear again (this is obviously not an acceptable solution, but an interesting phenomenon nonetheless), but it appears to only be willing to to display "nonlinked" dates for some of the days.
I believe (but am not 100% sure) that this corresponds to the creation of unrelated entries in categories OTHER than the one being displayed in the calendar (e.g., the date is there, then I create an unrelated entry, then the date disappears).
I can't find any info on this error in Movable Type's documentation of forums (though, to be fair, their forums don't really appear to be entirely functional, possibly because they are built in Movable Type.
Has anyone seen this before? Is there some known solution?