Add Controls to the PHP Calendar

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PHP / XHTML / CSS Calendar

I showed you how to create a PHP calendar last week. The post was very popular so I wanted to follow it up with another post about how you can add controls to the calendar. After all, you don't want your users to need to wait until the next month to see events outside of the current month, right? Now we'll add "Next Month", "Previous Month", and month/year dropdown controls to the calendar.

The PHP => HTML

/* date settings */
$month = (int) ($_GET['month'] ? $_GET['month'] : date('m'));
$year = (int)  ($_GET['year'] ? $_GET['year'] : date('Y'));

/* select month control */
$select_month_control = '<select name="month" id="month">';
for($x = 1; $x <= 12; $x++) {
	$select_month_control.= '<option value="'.$x.'"'.($x != $month ? '' : ' selected="selected"').'>'.date('F',mktime(0,0,0,$x,1,$year)).'</option>';
}
$select_month_control.= '</select>';

/* select year control */
$year_range = 7;
$select_year_control = '<select name="year" id="year">';
for($x = ($year-floor($year_range/2)); $x <= ($year+floor($year_range/2)); $x++) {
	$select_year_control.= '<option value="'.$x.'"'.($x != $year ? '' : ' selected="selected"').'>'.$x.'</option>';
}
$select_year_control.= '</select>';

/* "next month" control */
$next_month_link = '<a href="?month='.($month != 12 ? $month + 1 : 1).'&year='.($month != 12 ? $year : $year + 1).'" class="control">Next Month >></a>';

/* "previous month" control */
$previous_month_link = '<a href="?month='.($month != 1 ? $month - 1 : 12).'&year='.($month != 1 ? $year : $year - 1).'" class="control"><< 	Previous Month</a>';

/* bringing the controls together */
$controls = '<form method="get">'.$select_month_control.$select_year_control.' <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Go" />      '.$previous_month_link.'     '.$next_month_link.' </form>';

echo $controls;

I wont explain the code because it's boring and simple but you may be wondering why I didn't include the controls within the PHP function. Since you may or may not want the controls and will want to style them differently, placing the controls within the PHP function would be a bad idea.

Can you think of any other controls to add to the calendar? How about an AJAX method? Share them!

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Discussion

  1. http://davidwalsh.name/dw-content/php-calendar-controls.php?month=2147483648&year=2147483647
    That is the maximum date that can be generated from your scripts. Maybe it will show an epoch-like bug in 2147483647-2009=2.147.481.638 years from now.. xD

  2. Ahmed

    You should have it highlight “today” :)

  3. @Alex: I could set up a min/max for year values, but I’ll let people like you do your worst :)

    @Ahmed: Good idea. Once I get some more ideas, I’ll revise the post with all of them included.

  4. You are about 12 hours too late! XD
    Maybe we should all hook up on some big open source calendar class project, or something…

  5. @Chris the Developer: Sorry :D

  6. Ahmed

    How about custom time zones too?

  7. Very nice Calendar I’m just gonna repeat the same question as Ahmed did, highlight Todays date.

    Zed

  8. How about ading events to the calander?

  9. Nice script. Will be using and giving credit for this one…

    Many thanks

    @ all the ones that requested Hilighting todays sate I did it by changing the following code

    /* keep going with days.... */
        for($list_day = 1; $list_day <= $days_in_month; $list_day++):
            $calendar.= '<td class="calendar-day">';
    
                /* add in the day number */
                $calendar.= '<div class="day-number">'.$list_day.'</div>';
    
                /** QUERY THE DATABASE FOR AN ENTRY FOR THIS DAY !!  IF MATCHES FOUND, PRINT THEM !! **/
                $calendar.= str_repeat('<p>  </p>',2);
    
    
            $calendar.= '</td>';
    

    TO

    /* keep going with days.... /
        for($list_day = 1; $list_day <= $days_in_month; $list_day++):
            $calendar.= '';
                /Add Jimmy Hack Highlight Today /
                if($list_day == date('d') && $month == date('n') && $year == date('Y'))
                {
                $calendar.= ''.$list_day.'';
                }
                else
                {
                / add in the day number /
                $calendar.= ''.$list_day.'';
                }
                /* QUERY THE DATABASE FOR AN ENTRY FOR THIS DAY !!  IF MATCHES FOUND, PRINT THEM !! **/
                $calendar.= str_repeat('  ',2);
    
        $calendar.= '</td>';
    

    And adding a new item in the CSS for DIV.day-today

    Hope that helps, its probably not the best way of doing it, but it seems to work!

    Jimmy

  10. Nice script, simple to the point, great addition to the first part.
    The only things I could think to add would be maybe some sweet functionality to throw a day into a modal to display all of the events on the day, or to pass data to ajax a model for a more in-depth description of the event or data set.

    also on Jimmy’s code block, unless I am missing something there seems to be something missing from his second code block…
    but the basics is as follows… compare todays date to the one in cycle, if they match modify the class name.

        /* keep going with days.... /
    for($list_day = 1; $list_day <= $days_in_month; $list_day++):
    $className = ($list_day == date(’d') && $month == date(’n') && $year == date(’Y')) "highlightToday": "calendar-day";
    $calendar.= '';  //quotes spaced for detail, do not include
    / add in the day number */
    

    //where you would add a class to the css to modify the color of the cell to what you want…

  11. heeii.. how about adding event to calendar?

  12. Gav

    Hi guys – great examples just wondered if you provided downloadable archives of the examples?
    thanks again :-)

  13. Gav

    Another way to highlight the current date, not the smallest amount of code possible but I just made it nice & simple to read for less experienced php guys & gals :-)

    Feel free to give me constructive criticism i’m still learning myself :-)

    // check today day & the current month
    if ($list_day == date('j') && $month == date('m'))
          $calendar.= ''.$list_day.'';
    else
          $calendar.= ''.$list_day.'';
    
    /** add to css block **/
    div.today { color: red !important; }
    • wotcha

      Hi Gav – a few people have posted examples of how to highlight current day – I can get none of the examples to work except yours – good job

  14. Gav

    Just noticed it does something weird in Internet Explorer 8 (haven’t tried IE6 or 7) works fine in Chrome/Firefox though – On my website it displays the calendar fine, however on my local LAMP development machine it doesn’t – it is the exact same code so cannot see why it would be doing this any ideas? (See the screenshow below)

    http://www.gavk.co.uk/calendar/calendar.png

    Note – if I refresh the page it then loads fine, however when I click ‘Previous’ or ‘Next’ month it goes back to the weird unformatted style.

    Am I doing something really dumb here any responses would be appreciated (but nothin mean lol) ;-)

    Thanks

  15. Gav

    Sorry guys if it feels like I am spamming this!!

    Ignore the last question – I must have been having a ‘blonde’ moment – the CSS should have been above the table, I must need more sleep :-)

    Thanks again David – this is a really impressive blog! Keep it up! :-D

  16. Gav

    Hi Guys – Last comment I promise!

    Nothing special but some have mentioned having ‘events’ integrated into the calendar, i’ve done some ‘basic’ that grabs events from a mysql DB using the adodb library (note the database stuff is only on my local testing machine not the site URL below as of yet).

    http://gavk.co.uk/calendar/calendar-v1.php

    I’ve used the jQuery Tools library to do the overlay effect – if this of any use to anyone I can provide the PHP files if anyone wishes so you can play around with it further.
    It’s good to give something back for once :-)

    Awesome blog David keep it going!

  17. Gav

    Hi guys,

    I’ve been playing around with this example recently and just wondered the best approach for events that span multiple days?

    I got a decent demo working that pulls date via the DB for single dates and displays them but cannot work out the best approach for an event that will for example start on 5th Dec & end on the 8th Dec – ideally i’d want this to show this event appear for times, the 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th days of the calendar.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

  18. pankaja

    @Gav :

    hey bro it’s really helpfull for us if you can send us the PHP codes. we are stuk with an assignment. :((
    Thanks

    @Gav:

  19. Gav

    Hi Pankaja – bit busy with a project myself too at the minute – I will at some put these files up with some commenting – as my code is looking very bloated now – while it works it is confusing even when I look at it lol :-)

    At some point i’ll upload these somewhere then you can feel free to modify & hopefully improve upon my attempt as i’m no expert (unlike Mr D.Walsh!) :-)

  20. William Rouse

    David:
    Is there a place where the code for the first two parts, the calender and the controls, are linked together. If not can you show me how to integrate them.
    Thanks
    WBR

  21. Gary

    This is what I am looking for, but like WIlliam I am not sure where to put the code for the controls.. Where would it go?

  22. Gary

    I just cant get the controls to work. Not sure where the colde goes.

  23. Gav

    @William, Gary..

    Just put the controls at the top of the page within the tags – give me a shout if your unsure…

  24. William Rouse

    Oooh! I got it working!
    Thanks!

  25. Gary

    William… Where did you put the code?

  26. William Rouse

    In my code it ended up after the random number function.

            function random_number() {
                srand(time());
                return (rand() % 7);
            }
    
            /* date settings */
            $month = (int) ($_GET['month'] ? $_GET['month'] : date('m'));
    
  27. Gary

    I am so new to this. However I don’t even have a function random_number.

  28. William Rouse

    Gary:
    I would send you the code I have, but I don’t want to publish my email. One alternative for you is to view the source of the demo, and edit it down to see the relevant parts.

  29. Gary

    That’s okay. I am sure I will figure it out. @William Rouse:

  30. Gary

    @William Rouse:

    William, if you are still willing to share the code here is my email. gary@ssdgn.com thanks in advnace for the help.

  31. Gary

    Thank you William. Now I have to figure out how to connect it to the database in order to add the events. Way over my head, but I am learning.

  32. Harol

    Hey Gav, William or Gary can you send me the code? i am having the same problem and i also want to be able to show the events on the calendar itself.
    Thanks for your help. harolfuentes@yahoo.com

  33. Gav

    Hi Harol – I will try and get this for you on the weekend and illustrate how I have done the events – the way that I have done it is not the best method but does the job. Will sort this out for you in a couple of days just mega-busy at the minute..

  34. William Rouse

    @Gav:
    Can you take a look at the highlight for the current day also. I see it in the CSS but not in the code.
    Thanks
    WBR

  35. Gav

    @William
    No worries highlighting the current day is fairly simple – will point that out for u as well.

  36. Harol

    @Gav and William,

    Look forward to the updates, thanks for alll your help.

  37. Gav

    Hi guys – not sure how exactly I missed this before but there is another article by David Walsh with doing the events here.. well worth a read, looks easier than my method as I required events spanning multiple days, months etc..

    http://davidwalsh.name/php-event-calendar

    As for setting the current day try this..
    /* $today variable will be set to ‘today’ or EMPTY depending on the date matching the current date */

    $today = ($list_day == date(‘j’) && $month == date(‘m’) && $year == date(‘Y’)) ? ‘ today’ : ”;

    Then when you loop through each day in the calendar when we hit the current day it will print the string ‘today’ – you could put this into something like event stuff…

    Long day so not the best explanation I know! Let me know if that doesn’t make sense i’ll give you another heads-up with it.
    Gav
    then i’d just create a css class called ‘today’ and maybe change colour, font-weight etc…

  38. William Rouse

    @Gav: Well after 3 readings it doesn’t make sense and the line of code seems to have syntax errors, so help the lame, and show where in the code you placed this.
    WBR

  39. Gav

    @William: I will try and simplify what I have done as it uses something called ‘adodb’ for getting stuff via a database which will probably confuse the hell out of you :-)

  40. William Rouse

    Yeah, you are right, if this is from the old ActiveX Data Object, I have not seen that since I worked on C++ with a Borland compiler. Yikes!

  41. Gav

    It isn’t that bad lol – I’ve just used this for the database stuff
    http://phplens.com/adodb/reference.varibles.adodb_fetch_mode.html & used object orientated programming to ‘seperate’ everything into objects, really useful once you get your head around OOP.

    Will simplify for you soon :)

  42. David

    echo $controls

    to see the controls….

  43. David

    sorry

    echo $controls;

  44. Cindy

    There’s a slight issue with the calendar function when the last day of the month is the last day of the week (e.g. July 2010), where an extra row of days is generated.

    The fix is shown in the following code snippet:

    	/* keep going with days.... */
    	for($list_day = 1; $list_day <= $days_in_month; $list_day++):
    	  $calendar.= '';
    	  /* add in the day number */
    	  $calendar.= ''.$list_day.'';
    
    	  /** QUERY THE DATABASE FOR AN ENTRY FOR THIS DAY !!  IF MATCHES FOUND, PRINT THEM !! **/
    	  $calendar.= str_repeat(' ',2);
    			
    	  $calendar.= '';
    	  if($running_day == 6):
    	    $calendar.= '';
    	    if(($day_counter+1) != $days_in_month):
    	      $calendar.= '';
    	      $days_in_this_week = 0;
    	    endif;
    	  $running_day = -1;
    //	  $days_in_this_week = 0;
    	endif;
    	$days_in_this_week++; $running_day++; $day_counter++;
           endfor;
    
  45. William Rouse

    @Cindy:
    I found the error you described about July 2010 in my version of the code also.
    In trying to update my code, I found syntax errors in your example:
    $calendar.= ‘’;
    This produces a syntax error for me.
    Would you be able to post your entire file somewhere for inspection?
    Thanks!
    WBR

  46. Bo Gunnarson

    Hello and thank you for some very good tutorials.
    I have only one question, i’m a bit new on programming in php, and i wondering how to get the controls to act with the calendag?

    Thanks in advance.

  47. I have the calendar working without the database. I am trying to add the highlight today feature mentioned in some of the comments. However, I am an intermediate php programmer and must not understand some of the shorthands used in the code snippets. Does someone have the full calendar code with highlight today implemented, or at least the full code for the affected section?

  48. Jeff Salter

    Is there any way you could send me the code for this calendar. I am trying to adapt it to a site I am working and I am experiencing a few minor glitches. ie: When I add the controls the month that is printed out in the brackets does not correspond to the selected month.

    Thanks for your help.

  49. Jeff Salter

    Sorry for the second post, but I ment the header tags when I said brackets.
    Is there any way you could send me the code for this calendar. I am trying to adapt it to a site I am working and I am experiencing a few minor glitches. ie: When I add the controls the month that is printed out in the brackets does not correspond to the selected month.
    Thanks for your help.

  50. jamesbondinblack

    Thanks for the script.

    can anyone help me with high lighting the current day and adding events to the calendar?

    Thanks

  51. Ash

    I know no ones posted in a while but I do not understand where to place the controls in the calendar… if someone would like to send me their full code, they can email me @ eddy_edmondson_@hotmail.com

  52. Candy

    I’ve placed the calender controls in a private function within a calendar class that I built previously, and included a reference to this function where I actually build the calendar. The controls show up fine, however the calendar itself wont actually change when the controls are used, is there something that I’m doing wrong?

    public function buildCalendar()
    	{
    		/*
    		 * Determine the calendar month and create an array of
    		 * weekday abbreviations to label the calendar columns
    		 */
    		
    		$cal_month = date('F Y', strtotime($this->_useDate));
    		$weekdays = array('Sun', 'Mon', 'Tue', 
    				'Wed', 'Thu', 'Fri', 'Sat');
    		
    		/*
    		 * Add a header to the calendar markup
    		 */
    		$html = "\n\t$cal_month".$this->_buildCalendarControls();
    		for ( $d=0, $labels=NULL; $d<7; ++$d )
    		{
    			$labels .= "\n\t\t" . $weekdays[$d] . "";
    		}
    		$html .= "\n\t"
    			. $labels . "\n\t";
    		
    		/*
    		 * Load events data
    		 */
    		$events = $this->_createEventObj();
    		 
    		/*
    		 * Create the calendar markup
    		 */
    		$html .= "\n\t"; // start a new unordered list
    		for ($i=1, $c=1, $t=date('j'), $m=date('m'), $y=date('Y');
    				$c_daysInMonth; ++$i )
    		{
    			/*
    			 * Apply a "fill" class to the boxes occuring before
    			 * the first of the month
    			 */
    			$class = $i_startDay ? "fill" : NULL;
    			
    			/*
    			 * Add a "today" class if the current date matches
    			 * the current date
    			 */
    			if ( $c==$t && $m==$this->_m && $y==$this->_y )
    			{
    				$class = "today";
    			}
    			
    			/*
    			 * Build the opening and closing list item tags
    			 */
    			$ls = sprintf("\n\t\t", $class);
    			$le = "\n\t\t";
    			
    			/*
    			 * Add the day of the month to identify the calendar box
    			 */
    			if ( $this->_startDay_daysInMonth>=$c)
    			{
    				/*
    				 * Format events data
    				 */
    				$event_info = NULL; // clear the variable
    				if ( isset($events[$c]) )
    				{
    					foreach ( $events[$c] as $event )
    					{
    						$link = 'id . '">' . $event->title
    								. '';
    						$event_info .= "\n\t\t\t$link";
    					}
    				}
    				$date = sprintf("\n\t\t\t%02d", $c++);
    			}
    			else { $date=" "; }
    			
    			/*
    			 * If the current day is a Saturday, wrap to the next row
    			 */
    			$wrap = $i!=0 && $i%7==0 ? "\n\t\n\t" : NULL;
    			
    			/*
    			 * Assemble the pieces into a finished item
    			 */
    			$html .= $ls . $date . $event_info . $le . $wrap;
    		}
    		
    		/*
    		 * Add filler to finish out the last week
    		 */
    		while ( $i%7!=1 )
    		{
    			$html .= "\n\t\t ";
    			++$i;
    		}
    		
    		/*
    		 * Close the final unordered list
    		 */
    		$html .= "\n\t\n\n";
    		
    		/*
    		 * If logged in, display the admin options
    		 */
    		$admin = $this->_adminGeneralOptions();
    		 
    		/*
    		 * Return the markup for output
    		 */
    		return $html . $admin;
    	}
    
    private function _buildCalendarControls()
    	 {
    		/*
    		 * date settings
    		 */
    		$month = (int) ($_GET['month'] ? $_GET['month'] : date('m'));
    		$year = (int) ($_GET['year'] ? $_GET['year'] : date('Y'));
    		
    		/*
    		 * Select month control
    		 */
    		$select_month_control = '';
    		for($x = 1; $x <= 12; $x++)
    		{
    			$select_month_control .= ''.date('F',mktime(0,0,0,$x,1,$year)).'';
    		}
    		$select_month_control .= '';
    		
    		/*
    		 * Select year control
    		 */
    		$year_range = 7;
    		$select_year_control = '';
    		for($x = ($year-floor($year_range/2)); $x <= ($year+floor($year_range/2)); $x++)
    		{
    			$select_year_control .= ''.$x.'';
    		}
    		$select_year_control .= '';
    		
    		/*
    		 * "next month" control
    		 */
    		$next_month_link = ' >> ';
    		
    		/*
    		 * "previous month" control
    		 */
    		$previous_month_link = ' << ';
    		
    		/*
    		 * Bringing the controls together
    		 */
    		$controls = ''.$select_month_control.$select_year_control.' 
    		      '.$previous_month_link.'     '.$next_month_link.'
    		';
    		
    		echo $controls;
    	 }
    

    Any help would be appreciated

  53. luke mersh

    Hi there I love your calendar script, i copied all out with the additional controls , but I would like to know how to get the controls to operate the calendar??

  54. anso

    Hello and thanks for this great calendar…
    I have it working fine but only once…
    I’ll try to explain what happens :
    First time the calendar load fine with events of the month, but if I click on next or previous month, the calendar is redrew but the events are not displayed, the navigation itself works (next mont, previous month are changing the month, but it seems the function does not recalculate the events when changing month…
    Any idea ?
    Thanks in advance

  55. Marc

    Controls only change value of the select menu, dont recalculate calendar.

  56. I added the code of controls in a separate function but I get the following error:
    Undefined index month,, Undefined index year..

    Could you please tell me how to fix this ? this is urgent.
    Thanks

  57. angel

    where to put controls and how to make work them? Please help me to solve this.

  58. Jesper

    How to fill the empty boxes with the last days of the last month, and the first dates of the next months? :)

  59. Jesper

    How do you prevent the url from changing? Like in the demo?

  60. Rezpa Aditya

    I think this line :

    /* date settings */
    $month = (int) ($_GET['month'] ? $_GET['month'] : date('m'));
    $year = (int)  ($_GET['year'] ? $_GET['year'] : date('Y'));
    

    must be :

    /* date settings */
    $month = (int) (!empty($_GET['month']) ? $_GET['month'] : date('m'));
    $year = (int)  (!empty($_GET['year']) ? $_GET['year'] : date('Y'));
    

    we should use !empty or !isset there.

  61. jassi

    i used the following code:
    i want to show event and current dat . please help me

    div.day-number	 { 
    	background:#999; 
    	position:absolute; 
    	z-index:2; 
    	top:-5px; 
    	right:-25px; 
    	padding:5px; 
    	color:#fff; 
    	font-weight:bold; 
    	width:20px; 
    	text-align:center; 
    }
    td.calendar-day, td.calendar-day-np { 
    	width:120px; 
    	padding:5px 25px 5px 5px; 
    	border-bottom:1px solid #999; 
    	border-right:1px solid #999; 
    }
    div.today { color: red !important; }
    
    $db_link = mysql_connect('208.112.19.28', 'hiznherbridal', 'rE8vk_82') or die('Cannot connect to the DB');
    mysql_select_db('admin_hiznherz',$db_link) or die('Cannot select the DB');
    
    
    /* draws a calendar */
    function draw_calendar($month,$year,$events = array()){
    
    	/* draw table */
    	$calendar = '';
    
    	/* table headings */
    	$headings = array('Sunday','Monday','Tuesday','Wednesday','Thursday','Friday','Saturday');
    	$calendar.= ''.implode('',$headings).'';
    
    	/* days and weeks vars now ... */
    	$running_day = date('w',mktime(0,0,0,$month,1,$year));
    	$days_in_month = date('t',mktime(0,0,0,$month,1,$year));
    	$days_in_this_week = 1;
    	$day_counter = 0;
    	$dates_array = array();
    
    	/* row for week one */
    	$calendar.= '';
    
    	/* print "blank" days until the first of the current week */
    	for($x = 0; $x < $running_day; $x++):
    		$calendar.= ' ';
    		$days_in_this_week++;
    	endfor;
    
    	/* keep going with days.... */
    	for($list_day = 1; $list_day <= $days_in_month; $list_day++):
    		$calendar.= '';
    			/* add in the day number */
    			$calendar.= ''.$list_day.'';
    			
    			$event_day = $year.'-'.$month.'-'.$list_day;
    			if(isset($events[$event_day])) {
    				foreach($events[$event_day] as $event) {
    					$calendar.= ''.$event['title'].'';
    				}
    			}
    			else {
    				$calendar.= str_repeat(' ',2);
    			}
    		$calendar.= '';
    		if($running_day == 6):
    			$calendar.= '';
    			if(($day_counter+1) != $days_in_month):
    				$calendar.= '';
    			endif;
    			$running_day = -1;
    			$days_in_this_week = 0;
    		endif;
    		$days_in_this_week++; $running_day++; $day_counter++;
    	endfor;
    
    	/* finish the rest of the days in the week */
    	if($days_in_this_week < 8):
    		for($x = 1; $x <= (8 - $days_in_this_week); $x++):
    			$calendar.= ' ';
    		endfor;
    	endif;
    
    	/* final row */
    	$calendar.= '';
    	
    
    	/* end the table */
    	$calendar.= '';
    
    	/** DEBUG **/
    	$calendar = str_replace('',''."\n",$calendar);
    	$calendar = str_replace('',''."\n",$calendar);
    	
    	/* all done, return result */
    	return $calendar;
    }
    
    function random_number() {
    	srand(time());
    	return (rand() % 7);
    }
    
    
    /* date settings */
    $month = (int) (!empty($_GET['month']) ? $_GET['month'] : date('m'));
    $year = (int) (!empty($_GET['year']) ? $_GET['year'] : date('Y'));
    
    /* select month control */
    $select_month_control = '';
    for($x = 1; $x <= 12; $x++) {
    	$select_month_control.= ''.date('F',mktime(0,0,0,$x,1,$year)).'';
    }
    $select_month_control.= '';
    
    /* select year control */
    $year_range = 7;
    $select_year_control = '';
    for($x = ($year-floor($year_range/2)); $x <= ($year+floor($year_range/2)); $x++) {
    	$select_year_control.= ''.$x.'';
    }
    $select_year_control.= '';
    
    /* "next month" control */
    $next_month_link = 'Next Month >>';
    
    /* "previous month" control */
    $previous_month_link = '<< 	Previous Month';
    
    
    /* bringing the controls together */
    $controls = ''.$select_month_control.$select_year_control.'       '.$previous_month_link.'     '.$next_month_link.' ';
    
    /* get all events for the given month */
    $events = array();
    $query = "SELECT title, DATE_FORMAT(date,'%Y-%m-%D') AS date FROM meeting WHERE date LIKE '$year-$month%' ";
    $result = mysql_query($query,$db_link) or die('cannot get results!');
    while($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) {
    	$events[$row['date']][] = $row;
    
    }
    
    
    echo ''.date('F',mktime(0,0,0,$month,1,$year)).' '.$year.'';
    echo ''.$controls.'';
    echo '';
    echo draw_calendar($month,$year,$events);
    echo '';
    
    
  62. nick

    how do you solve the problem of Notice: Undefined index: month in C:\wamp\www\david walsh calendar\draw_calendar.php on line 70 and Notice: Undefined index: year in C:\wamp\www\david walsh calendar\draw_calendar.php on line 71 when the calendar is first loaded? they go away when you click next or previous month. i tried doing something like:

    if(!isset($month)){
      $month = date('n');
    } else{
    $month = (int) ($_GET['month'] ? $_GET['month'] : date('m'));
    
    }
    

    but that didn’t work. is there anyway to make the calendar load on the current month?

  63. nick

    got it to start on current month by using this:

    /* date settings */
    $month = (int) (isset($_GET['month']) ? $_GET['month'] : date('m'));
    $year = (int)  (isset($_GET['year']) ? $_GET['year'] : date('Y'));
    
  64. Sven

    Hi Guys,
    I have done this Calendar and it’s almost working fine but I have this one issue that has cost me days and nights of my life.
    When I get to the year 1901 it does only start to show me the first month in the select field “january” and it also does not arrange the days anymore…. anyone out there with help…. ??

    • Maggie

      Hi, not sure if anyone is still out there for this… but I need some help with getting the events displayed on the calendar to span across multiple days.
      After I found this calendar that David Walsh published i implemented it immediately and it’s working beautifully, but i just need this functionality for what I’m using it for. Please help

  65. court

    Hi,

    It works fine with months but i have a 404 error when i change Years.
    My page is named my_script.php
    I assume there is a relation with htmlentities($_SERVER[‘PHP_SELF’]

    Thanks a lot

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