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Simple Events

Provides theme developers with simple extensions to sites with events as a custom post type.

If the plugin detects that there is a custom post type registered with a particular name (either 'event' or '*_event'), it steps in and does a number of useful additional things:

  • For front-end queries fetching events, returned posts are sorted chronologically, the oldest first.
  • For front-end queries fetching events, by default only future events are returned. This can be overridden by setting the custom parameter slt_all_events in your posts query to true. Alternatively, use slt_past_events (set to true) to get only past events.
  • By default the current time is used to compare dates for selecting past or future events. To change the time used for the cut-off, use the filter slt_se_listing_time_offset. It defaults to 0 (no change from the current time). To set the cut-off to 24 hours ahead of the current time, hook a function to this filter that returns that value in seconds, i.e. 60 * 60 * 24.
  • By default events are ordered chronologically. To reverse the order, set slt_reverse_events to true.
  • In the admin listing page for events, an 'Event date' column is added.
  • For particular queries, all actions performed by this plugin can be disabled by setting the custom parameter disable_simple_events in your posts query to true.

IMPORTANT: The automatic event filtering only kicks in with front-end queries done using WP_Query. Use this rather than get_posts.

In addition, this function is provided for convenience. If an event date exists for the post in question, it returns that; if not, it returns the standard post date.

<?php slt_se_get_date( $the_post = null ) ?>
  • $the_post (object) (optional) (default: global $post object)

NOTE: An Event Date custom field will be added to the event edit screen automatically if my Custom Fields plugin is active. Otherwise, make sure your event post type supports custom-fields (see [register_post_type](http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/register_post_type), and add dates to events with the format YYYY/MM/DD, e.g. 2011/12/21 - this format is required to allow sorting by this field.

NOTE: The filtering performed by this plugin currently doesn't work well with get_posts - for now, create custom loops with WP_Query.

Development code hosted at GitHub.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.7.1
Last Updated: 2013-11-8
Downloads: 1,288

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