Support » Plugin: Event List » All the upcoming events have disappeared

  • I updated a bunch of plugins last week but I can’t say for sure if Event List was one of them. However, upon checking my site today I found out that all the upcoming events have disappeared and the last past events are from a year ago, even though there has been tens of events after that. I just noticed that there’s a new update for the plugin so I installed that but, as one may guess, that didn’t bring the events back.

    I suppose the only way to fix this is to create all the events all over again (I was dumb not to make a backup last week…), but seeing that the events somehow got deleted this might be something to look into? I know for sure that none of the other admins of my site are behind this.


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  • The events are stored in the table wp_event_list (assuming $table_prefix = ‘wp_’;).

    @zimbo000: My prefix is wp4_, but I don’t even see a table called wp4_event_list in the database.

    Have I lost those events permanently?

    Thank you for the reply.

    A couple things worth noting about Event List. I used to be able to click the All or Published link to display events in the plugin. That is no longer the case.

    When I reported that I had 3 events, but they weren’t listed, that was because I didn’t use the FILTER when displaying those events. By default, the filter is set to UPCOMING events, so in order to view ALL events, you must select All Dates and click the FILTER button to actually view those events in the backend of WordPress. I didn’t have to do that before the update to Event List 0.8.2. Perhaps that’s my own ignorance about the events and plugin.

    Running the update code blew away those events entirely………….at least for my situation.

    I was able to restore a backup from a couple days ago, change the PHP version at the host level, and locate my original 3 events I had created. Now I’ve created a couple more and all is well.

    Basically, I was seeing the correct number of events, but because I didn’t use that FILTER button I wasn’t actually “seeing” those events at all. Clicking on ALL or PUBLISHED events does not work unless you click the FILTER button. Then all works as expected.

    Dang! What a day! Is it too soon for a drink? 🙂

    Hope this helps someone else.

    Plugin Author mibuthu


    I have done another release with some improvements in the upgrade code. I cannot definitely say that these modifications solve all the reported problems, because I cannot reproduce them in my installations. But I am optimistic about that. Would be great if someone with the problems can test again.

    An additional note:
    The separate database table “event-list” is not used since version 0.8.0! So it is normal that new events created after the upgrade are not listed there. The event data is now included in the “posts” and “postmeta” table as a custom post type.

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