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How to Create a Calendar in Drupal 8

Drupal 8 is still a very new system and many contributed modules are just starting to catch up.

However, there are some features already available in Drupal 8. The Calendar module is not bug-free and doesn't have all the features it did on Drupal 7, but it is working on Drupal 8.

Here's a guide to building your first Drupal 8 calendar.

Getting set up for the calendar

First, install the Drupal 8 versions of these two modules:

Now go to Structure > Content types and create a content type that uses the core Date field:

How to Create a Calendar in Drupal 8

Finally, clear your site's cache. You can do this via Configuration > Performance.

Creating the calendar

  • Go to Structure > Views.
  • Click "Add view from template".

You'll now see list of pre-existing templates that you can used to create calendars.

Because you created a Date field, there should be a template available for that field. I've highlighted the template for my example. Click "Add" next to this template.

  • Choose a "View Name".
  • Choose a "Base View Path". This will be the URL for your calendar.
  • Scroll down the preview area and you should see your new calendar:
  • Click "Save".
  • Click "View Month".

Visit the front of your site and you'll see your new calendar!

About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.