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[resolved] Complete Walkthrough Tutorial Question (5 posts)

  1. mirgcire
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I am trying to work my way through the tutorial on adding "styles". Specifically, I am looking at the page called "creating-custom-event-search-attributes", and I just don't get it. What are "custom event search attributes" and what do they have to do with "styles".

    Maybe I am confused by the word "styles". The following paragraph is quoted from the tutorial.

    "In this sample project, we are going to add a new plugin called “Styles”, which will allow users to assign certain styles to an Event via a drop-down menu. This functionality effectively gives you the same as event categories, but serves as a great way to show how easy it is to connect to all aspects of this plugin."

    When I read the first sentence I get the impression that this is talking about CSS styling. But the second sentence equates styles with categories. So now I am wondering if "style" is like "formal" -vs- "casual", or something.

    Bottom line, I have two questions:
    - What does "styles" mean in this context?
    - What does "search attributes" mean?

    Thanks!

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/events-manager/

  2. caimin_nwl
    NetWebLogic Support
    Posted 6 months ago #

    In this context, styles has nothing to do with CSS - it's meant more as a tag / category.

    By search attributes, the tutorial means these:
    http://wp-events-plugin.com/documentation/event-search-attributes/

    That is, the attributes that can be used in shortcodes, etc. to help filter output.

    Hope that helps.

  3. mirgcire
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Thanks. It helps, but I am still perplexed as to why anyone would call a tag/category sort of thing "styles". If I asked someone "what style of event did you attend", I am sure I would get a blank stare.

  4. angelo
    NetWebLogic Support
    Posted 6 months ago #

    hmm, I think 'styles' acts the same as event categories as per this link - http://wp-events-plugin.com/tutorials/creating-a-events-manager-add-on-a-complete-walkthrough/

    "This functionality effectively gives you the same as event categories"

  5. mirgcire
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Yeah. It was obviously naive of me to think the word "style" has something to do with its English meaning, or cascading style sheets for that matter. :D

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