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Event Calendar Custom fields not included in New Posts any more? (34 posts)

  1. eugeberzal
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have updated to version 2.0.
    After that I tried to catch up with some events that were not in my widget (cause plugin was not working for me before) when I realized the the custom fields for The Event Calendar where not available any more neither for new posts nor for old ones.
    Not being able to do write a post and load the event on the same place makes me do the same thing twice. Besides this now the events directs to a page with the event and not to the post?

    All this is because I didn't buy the Pro version or what?
    Thanks

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/the-events-calendar/

  2. StevenCMansfield
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes I have discovered that as well. I prefer the previous version.

  3. dpmcalister
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I agree. I've gone back to 1.6.5 and it's now joined the list of plugins who's updates are actually worse than the version they replaced!

  4. VeraMarie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    A third voice in this chorus. Why should we have to enter all the data twice? Dumb!

  5. Shane Pearlman
    Modern Tribe
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Everyone,

    This was a long time strategic decision we did when WordPress moved to custom post types. Since the large majority of our users didn't want every single event to act as a blog post, we separated them out. Pro simply add some extra functionality and isn't any different.

    I can imagine that some of you would prefer the previous approach. We've been trying to think of some ways in which event creators can facilitate bridging the gap without having to do double entry. If you have any specific suggestions we would love to hear them.

    That said, if you were using custom fields (real WordPress custom fields, not our events fields), you can turn on custom fields by adding a couple words to the "the-events-calendar.class.php file in /lib/.


    protected $postTypeArgs = array(
    'public' => true,
    'rewrite' => array('slug' => 'event', 'with_front' => false),
    'menu_position' => 6,
    'supports' => array('title','editor','excerpt','author','thumbnail', 'custom-fields')
    );

    All I am really doing is adding ", 'custom-fields'" at the end of the supports array.

    Of course if you make this change, you'll need to remember to add it back if you update. Let me know if that doesn't work and we can figure it out.

    Since we are now going to be doing a fair bit of work on the open source plugin since it is the core of our framework, there may be some updates in the near future.

    -S

  6. bwp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    > Since the large majority of our users didn't want every single
    > event to act as a blog post, we separated them out.

    Shane, I'm stunned and puzzled by this statement.

    Isn't that the ENTIRE POINT and ADVANTAGE of your calendar plugin? That events ARE posts? That's what gives/gave it so much flexibility, simplicity, and potential!

    For example, I love that Events can appear in virtual page listings using regular old WordPress Categories, mixed right in with other posts with that same Category assignment. I also like that a post can be switched seamlessly from a Post to an Event and back again.

    Is none of that possible any longer in the 2.0 versions? It seems you have your own separate "Event Categories" now?

  7. Shane Pearlman
    Modern Tribe
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Bwordpress

    I can see how you would appreciate that functionality. Interestingly enough, that wasn't the point of it when we wrote it but simply the reality of WordPress infrastructure when we wrote it years ago. Custom post types was a very natural evolution.

    That said, if you could specifically state how you would wish to be able to display events in other parts of your site, we are listening. =)

  8. bwp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks... all I was talking about were navigation menu URLs of the form http://example.org/category/activities/ourmeetings/

    Right now (with the 1.x version of the plugin) a URL of that form can seamlessly list both TEC Event notices/posts and subsequent newspaper article or photo coverage of those meetings -- because they are all checked in the single "OurMeetings" category.

    I don't know how or if that would/could be done in TEC 2.x ?

  9. bwp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Whoa, check it out, my userid got magically changed. Funky.

  10. roblagatta
    Modern Tribe Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    You are correct here, BWP. What you're aiming to accomplish there (merging event listings in with posts) unfortunately isn't doable out of the box in the new build.

  11. StevenCMansfield
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It is not part of this topic but it is part of the event calendar. I am getting the following message when I click on the event listing (to go to the details and Google Map) - any thoughts? It worked when I first created the event. Is WordPress just having a bad day?

    Catchable fatal error: Object of class WP_Error could not be converted to string in /home/perthmm/public_html/wp-content/plugins/universal-post-manager/functions.php on line 1113

  12. Shane Pearlman
    Modern Tribe
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    when you look at the error you can see it is from a plugin called "universal-post-manager"

  13. StevenCMansfield
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks - fixed now!

  14. Noll
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I thought I was going a bit nuts. I was building a site with 1.6.5 and had used the ability to create posts and events in one screen, and then it was gone. Or was I dreaming? Wasn't sure till I found this thread. that "feature" was actually one of the main reasons for me selecting this plugin. Hey, its great stuff and you can't beat the price, so I appreciate all the work. just I need something easier for creating cal events in conjunction with a post for my communities for moms. Any ideas? Also, anyone aware of how to pull in incoming RSS feeds (all of which are events) and reformatting to create calendar entries or feeding the events type of post?

  15. StevenCMansfield
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes - I agree. In the midst of all the negative comments - it is free and it is great to have something.

    Shane Pearlmen said stuff about WordPress Custom Fields (see above) but I haven't quite grasped what that is all about and how I can use it to my advantage in this situation.

  16. Noll
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am exploring other plugins that might accomadate my needs more closely. But I really do like what these guys have, so I would like to see a resolution.

  17. bwp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah, I love that my techphobic users can use one simple interface for entering posts or events, and that the two kinds of data can be intermixed through the site. So that's why I'm sticking with TEC 1.x for now.

    FYI, Noll, I don't know of ANY other plugin that does what 1.6x does in treating events as regular WP posts; every other plugin uses a separate data structure and/or app for calendar management. The closest thing was Events Manager, who are going from a separate data structure to something very much like The Event Calendar 2's custom posts. (The other big contender I checked out was Ajax Event Calendar.) If you find anything good please let us know...

  18. StevenCMansfield
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    How easy is it to roll back to the previous version TEC 1.*

  19. Shane Pearlman
    Modern Tribe
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    From the walkthrough:

    STEP -1: OOPS - I didn't want to update. No problem, you can easily revert. Grab a copy of the version of the events plugin you want here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/the-events-calendar/download/ and add it to your plugins folder. Deactivate the new one and activate the old one your just upload. All better.

    If you have already migrated events, you will need to restore a backup from before you upgraded.

  20. StevenCMansfield
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Shane. We have three more events before Christmas and then nothing for a while so I am thinking that it would be sensible to do the roll back when there are no events left. I probably won't ned to restore aback up in that case.

  21. handsomeman
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am interested in getting the all in one seo pack added to the post page below custom fields.. anyone have ideas

  22. joemcgill
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I love the updates to The Event Calendar plugin but was having the same problem with custom fields no longer being supported by the plugin. Shane & Rob, I would love to see you add support for custom fields in a future update to the free version (since it's literally just adding one more field to the supports array as you showed above).

    In the mean time, the best way to handle this (rather than manually editing the plugin code) is to add the following hook to your theme's functions.php file:

    /* Adds custom field support to Tribe Events */
    add_action('init', 'my_custom_init');
    
    function my_custom_init() {
    	add_post_type_support( 'tribe_events', 'custom-fields' );
    }

    Hopefully this helps some people out.

  23. roblagatta
    Modern Tribe Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for this, Joe. Talked it over with the team and we're going to integrate your suggestion for The Events Calendar 2.1.

  24. Civin
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just wanted to toss my name into the list of people who love the new version but hate the lack of events coming up as posts. The entirety of one of my websites revolves around it being a duel post / calendar so have to revert.

    Thanks for the great work! I hope you do add back in the post functionality in the future though.

  25. StevenCMansfield
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have persisted with the new version but I have noticed that if I edit the event I then have to re input all the address and contact details. Is it just me? For example, after we have had a dance practice I edit the event to put the date of the next dance practice, However I also have to add (again) the details of where the practice hall is and my name and contact details. I probably should roll back to 1. something since I don't recall having to do tat with that one. There s some good stuff about the new versionie bringing up a calendar to select a date etc.

  26. joemcgill
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Steven You're not alone on that issue, we've been discussing it over here:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-the-events-calendar-venue-name-not-saving-data-after-apostrophe?replies=14#post-2572453

    Looks like a bug that the Tribe crew is having a hard time sorting out. I would recommend installing 2.0.2. It's still a bit buggy, but at least you don't lose data every time you update the event content.

  27. StevenCMansfield
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Message to Shane, Hi Shane you previously talked me through rolling back to a previous version of the Events Calendar but I am getting an error. I downloaded a Zip file for 1.6.5 from the link you provided. Then I added a plug in by browsing to the zip file. It fails and the reason seems to be that the folder for the events calendar plug in already exist. What is the best way around this problem? Thanking you in advance.

  28. roblagatta
    Modern Tribe Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey StevenCMansfield. Just wanted to follow-up here on Shane's behalf. If you're reverting to an older release you should definitely deactivate the old plugin, and name your new folder something else if it's going to pose a conflict. Realistically you could probably just ditch the old version entirely but if you name the folder something different that ought to help.

    Let me know if you're not having any luck with those instructions and I can keep looking into it for you. Cheers!

  29. StevenCMansfield
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    Thanks for that. I suspected it the other day but couldn't actually rename the old folder. I have now successfully installed it but something weird has happened re the Widgets. I can no longer drag them to the right hand side so that the event list will appear. Any of them. Also cannot click to change settings. I am not sure what I have done. If all else fails I could go back to the latest version. Any ideas? Cheers,

  30. roblagatta
    Modern Tribe Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey Steven. That's very bizarre; thanks for the heads up, is it possible you've got another plugin (or your theme) conflicting that could be causing this? I've found in the past that the drag-and-drop functionality on the widgets page can behave weirdly on certain sites based on how they're configured.

    If you're in a position where you can test deactivation, please do so and let me know the results. Otherwise if that doesn't work feel free to shoot me an email (rob at tri.be) with a link to this thread and I'll look into it deeper. Apologies for the inconvenience in the interim.

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