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[resolved] Event dates (8 posts)

  1. SimplyMarkB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am putting this out to the community for help:

    1. on my event list page it shows events that span several days over the events that don't (in proper order). This has been confusing to some of our viewers because they actually don't understand why an event from last March (for example) is showing OVER events that are scheduled to start next week. If you want to see what I mean, here is the page link:

    http://sarasotamagazine.com/events/

    Any idea on a better way to handle this?

    2. On event detail pages, if there is not start/stop time, it shows 12AM. If I select all day for the even it displays 12AM-12AM. Any suggestions on this one? Has anyone coded it to NOT show a time if none is entered?

    Sample link:
    http://sarasotamagazine.com/events/ringling-museum-herb-ritts-l-a-style/

    -Mark B

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/events-manager/

  2. caimin_nwl
    NetWebLogic Support
    Posted 1 year ago #

    For the second point, have you tried using the #_EVENTDATES placeholder?
    http://wp-events-plugin.com/documentation/placeholders/

  3. Marcus
    NetWebLogic Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    For the first point, unfortunately there isn't aside from not showing them on your list, e.g. Events > Pages > Events List > Are current events past events?

    Since ordered by start date, it started earlier than events this week.

  4. SimplyMarkB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Marcus. I told it to only show future events which is fine. I am curious to know how other people handle ongoing events with start dates from the past. One of the things that was requested of me was:

    1. List starts at today's date
    2. Events starting this month come first
    3. Events still going on for this month (but have start dates from a previous month) show up on the list for this month but at the bottom of the list with events that actually START this month at the top of the lst
    4. NO previous months should show in the events list.

    this is my current events page:
    http://sarasotamagazine.com/events/

    Any ideas? One last question- on my events details page (click any of them) my sidebar is on the bottom. Would you recommend that I build a new page template using elements from my current single.php and merge those into my copied event-single.php?

    -M

  5. Marcus
    NetWebLogic Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think it'd be a case of showing different lists on the same page... it'd be pretty difficult to sort it the way you want i think, especially since you have pagination (i.e. many events).

    you probably need a new scope though... we don't have a 'past but ongoing events' scope.

    http://wp-events-plugin.com/tutorials/create-your-own-event-scope/

    as for the other question, read this, it may help. Many themes use classes in the body/post area to distinguish template layouts - http://wp-events-plugin.com/tutorials/using-theme-templates-for-event-and-location-pages/

  6. SimplyMarkB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks marcus! I will check those links out. Have a great day!!

  7. SimplyMarkB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK I just want to clarify one thing.. here is why the sidebar is on the bottom. There is a div called #rightColInterior and for some reason its ending up inside #contentSingle. If I mod event-single.php will it completely override any theme template? In other words can I mod it similar to my theme's page.php to create a custom event page?

    -M

  8. SimplyMarkB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK.. found the issue. Sometimes it's the smallest things. After staring at the 'Single Event Page' box in the 'events' section of the Event Manager Options area, I finally got smart and decided to cut and paste the code into Notepad++ to get a better look at it. I noticed that the container DIV wasn't closed. This is why the sidebar was inside the content div. DUH!!!!

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