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[resolved] Link from Calendar to page with widget (29 posts)

  1. pzh20
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am using the Headway framework on my site. I can show the calendar without any problems, however I want to have the links to events, link to my own page with a widget to display that event.

    Is it possible to achieve this?

    Regards and thanks
    Pete

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

  2. Marcus
    NetWebLogic Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    what do you mean by

    link to my own page

    do you mean a custom link rather than the event page? if so, that can be done using attributes to create a url attribute, and using that placeholder in our calendar formatting. This will only work with our internal calendars though, not with wp fullcalendar (can be done, but coding is needed).

    http://wp-events-plugin.com/documentation/event-attributes/

  3. pzh20
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Marcus,

    I don't quite understand the Events Page. Editing it in WP shows a blank page.

    I will look at the event-attribute.

    Why cannot I not see the add event under the events menu?

    Regards
    Pete

  4. caimin_nwl
    NetWebLogic Support
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Pete,

    When using the Events page that Events Manager creates when it's first activated, you need to make sure the word CONTENTS appears within the page on a separate line.

    The word CONTENTS will get replaced with your event info when the page is viewed on the site.

    You can add your own content above or below CONTENTS if you like.

  5. pzh20
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry, My fault, it does contain CONTENTS.
    I think I must have a faulty install or something. I do not have an option to create an event, I cannot fond anything in the setting to control this. Maybe there's a conflict with another plugin.

    Regards
    Pete

  6. caimin_nwl
    NetWebLogic Support
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That sounds possible. Try deactivating all other plugins and seeing if the correct menus reappear.

  7. pzh20
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK, tried disabling plugins but nothing seems to work.

    Uninstalled EM and re-installed. Seems good, the add event menu option is there, created an event, Added short code for calendar on my home page, great, clicked the event date, the single page opens, but all widget areas are filled with the details of the event.

    Please see http://www.creakeabbeycafe.com/wp

    Regards
    Pete

  8. pzh20
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also, the events link in the nav bar doesn't go anywhere. I need to understand more about integrating EM into this framework.

    Regards
    Pete

  9. Marcus
    NetWebLogic Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've seen this a couple of times recently, and it's always to do with servers/sites using index.php in their permalink.

    However, WP is handling permalinks for events/em-pages entirely now, so it may be an internal mixup with permalinks and CPTs sharing similar base slugs, and I think the solution in these cases is to use a different slug for your events page.

    that said, normally the symptom is a 404 page, in your case it looks like it could be a php error (or an incomplete theme?)

  10. pzh20
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Marcus,

    I'm sorry, not sure I understand a lot of this, quite new to WP. I have change the permalinks to the default and it still causes a problem. Not sure how the change the slug. As for incomplete theme, again, not sure how the test/check this. I'm using the Headway framework, which is very professional and comprehensive.

    It looks to me that when I click the calendar link it opens my single page (I have not customised a events page). Again, not sure how the check this.

    As for the Events link, I'm still not sure about the integration.

    Regards
    Pete

  11. caimin_nwl
    NetWebLogic Support
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Pete,

    Changing the slug used for the Events page can be done via Events > Settings > Pages > Permalink Slugs.

    Marcus is suggesting changing that to something else, in case there's some kind of clash.

  12. pzh20
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok, I changed the slug to events-2 but still the same.

    This is such a shame, I really like the functionality of this plugin.

    Regards
    Pete

  13. caimin_nwl
    NetWebLogic Support
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Seems to be working now? When I go here:
    http://www.creakeabbeycafe.com/wp/?page_id=656
    I see the events being listed.

  14. pzh20
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    no, look at the footer!

    Where did you get that link from?

    Pete

  15. caimin_nwl
    NetWebLogic Support
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The link is the one that's in the top menu bar of your site. That was one of the problems mentioned before, but that seems to be fixed now.

    For the problem with the footer - are you using any kind of secondary version of The Loop? If you don't know what that means you probably aren't :)

    Presumably, you're using two widgets for the footer? What happens if you remove the current widgets?

    If you're not using widgets for those first two columns in the footer, what happens if you add one?

  16. pzh20
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes the footer uses the loop but the email box at the top just uses a widget.

    I seems to have read something about resetting the loop. Is that something EM needs to do?

    Obviously, Headway, the framework I'm using, resets the loop because it displays many of it's 'blocks' using loops to for example display posts from different categories.

    Regards
    Pete

  17. Marcus
    NetWebLogic Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Pete,

    I see this happen every so often, and usually it's because whatever you're using in your widget there is using the_content filter or function, which should be run inside a loop, sort of related to what you mentioned on resetting.

    See the docs here (first line), you need to be in a loop specific to the content you want for the widgets.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/the_content

  18. pzh20
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Marcus,
    I contacted the support team at Headway, and they are willing to talk to you to see if there is an issue integrating your plugin and their framework.

    Are you prepared to speak with them? I will get a

    Regards
    Pete

  19. pzh20
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Marcus,

    Can a single event be displayed in a widget? if so, how do I link the calendar to the page containing the widget?

    On that basis, can a list of events be displayed in a widget and they link to the page showing the single widget.

    Regards
    Pete

  20. pzh20
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Marcus,

    The person to discuss this with is Grant on [ email redacted, do not share other people's email address here ]

    Many thanks
    Pete

  21. pzh20
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    sorry the address is grant at headwaythemes dot com

  22. Marcus
    NetWebLogic Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've sent him a message and he's forwarded me to their dev, hopefully we'll figure out the cause.

  23. pzh20
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Marcus, I am so please that you guys can work together.

    Keep me informed please.

    Regards
    Pete

  24. headwaythemes
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Pete,

    Can you please e-mail support at headwaythemes dot com regarding this issue?

    Sorry for the trouble!

    Thanks,
    Clay

  25. pzh20
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    OK, this problem has not gone away, it's a shame that the level of support from the Headway team on this is pretty low. I've given them access to the site, but still nothing from them.

    If you visit http://www.creakeabbeycafe.com and click the events menu option you will see the list of events (not customised yet) and the problem where every widget on the page is being filled with the same details as the page contents.

    If you click a link from the calendar on the front page, the 'single' page is displayed with the event details, but again the widget areas are all filled with the same content.

    I looked at your suggestion about the slug, but seemed to make no difference.

    Any help possible will be gratefully appreciated.

    Pete

  26. pzh20
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I must apologise to the guys at Headway for insinuating that they were not supporting me. It was all my fault for confusing Headway's Content Block with a plugin I am using that creates 'Contenk Blocks' (one is nothing to do with the other.

    Sorry Headway Team.

    So the problem seems to be an incompatibility between Events Mnager and the WordPress Custom Posts Widget at http://www.vanderwijk.com/wordpress/wordpress-custom-post-widget/

    I will try and contact them to see if there is anything they can add.

    Regards
    Pete

  27. Marcus
    NetWebLogic Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    glad you pinpointed the problem at least!

    Headway were fast to contact me, so thumbs up from me :)

    I'm still positive the problem is due to use of the_content as mentioned earlier.

  28. pzh20
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Marcus,

    After spend many hours reading up on widget development and keeping in mid your comment about using filters outside the loop, I realised that the Content Block plug-in had an option to not apply filters. There was no description about this option so I had ignored it.

    After setting it for all my blocks, the pages now work!

    Thank you so much for your assistance.

    All I now have to do is find out how to customise the output from the Events Manager to look good on my pages.

    Thanks again
    Pete

  29. angelo
    NetWebLogic Support
    Posted 11 months ago #

    All I now have to do is find out how to customise the output from the Events Manager to look good on my pages.

    you can create new thread about this to avoid confusion; thanks

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