Support » Plugin: Events Manager » Deleting a location has no impact on event

  • Resolved petervanderdoes

    (@petervanderdoes)


    Event Manager: 5.4.4

    For some odd reason, probably user error, I ended up with a duplicate of a location, which I used on several events.

    I deleted the locations through the Locations interface. Several things I noticed that I believe should be addressed:

    • When deleting the the location, no warning was given that this location was used in events. When you delete a user in WordPress, WordPress asks you if you want to delete the posts of that user or assign them to a different user. Same behavior would be nice for the locations.
    • When viewing the events, that had the deleted location, through the front end or back end, all information of the location still showed up (Address, Map etc).

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  • Plugin Support caimin_nwl

    (@caimin_nwl)

    NetWebLogic Support

    Hi,

    Could you clarify the second point? Where were you seeing the info for the location that had been deleted?

    Correct,

    The info shown in the backend was for the deleted location.
    On the event page, the info was also shown including the link to the location post. This link was incorrect as the location was deleted though.
    Example of the link
    Original locations/american-legion-joyce-kilmer-post-25/
    Duplicate locations/american-legion-joyce-kilmer-post-25-2/

    The duplicate link was shown but resulted in a 404.

    maybe you’ve added new location with the same location name or duplicated a location since if you noticed the url at the end with -2 and that if you deleted the original location you also need to delete the duplicate location.

    Like I said in my 1st posting, I did create a duplicate location.

    It’s the duplicate location I used for several events. It’s kind of silly to have a duplicate location therefor I deleted the duplicate location.

    I now see the spelling error in the 1st post (deleted the locationS) instead of (deleted the location)

    But everything I mentioned still is a fact.

    • No warning that the location you are about to delete is being used by an event.
    • Events with the deleted location still showed the location info, address, maps, urls etc
    Plugin Support caimin_nwl

    (@caimin_nwl)

    NetWebLogic Support

    No warning that the location you are about to delete is being used by an event.

    This follows standard WordPress behavior for items that aren’t deleted immediately and go instead to Trash. Posts and Pages have no warning, while categories and tags do.

    Events with the deleted location still showed the location info, address, maps, urls etc

    I’m guessing this is to help prevent problems caused by accidental location deleting – I’ll ask Marcus to confirm that.

    Deleting a location that is part of an event can have major impacts on the events. When an event is shown with the deleted location, the URL to the location post results in a 404.

    This will prevent somebody from seeing what other events would take place at that location.
    Any possible extra info about that location you entered in the post will also not be shown anymore.

    If I just delete the location without knowing which events are going to take place there, events will still show the wrong location and people would show up at the wrong place.

    I see, we will going to look into this.

    Plugin Author Marcus

    (@netweblogic)

    the only solution I can offer here is that your event will be considered to have no location if the location attached to it is trashed or doesn’t exist.

    marked that down as a thing to fix.

    That would work, at least for me, as all my events do have a location.

    Then also how about this:

    (For now “does not exists” includes “or trashed”)

    For the administration section:

    If the location does not exists, show in the Events list something like “Wrong location info”.
    Add a filter, like the “Future Events” where you could filter on “All Locations” or “Wrong location info”.
    That way it’s clear quickly which events need a new or no location.

    thanks for the additional info; we will going to look into this.

    Plugin Author Marcus

    (@netweblogic)

    I’d prefer to avoid that within the plugin, as it’s an extra hefty SQL query most people won’t need. This could be done as an add-on at some point in the (most likely distant) future.

    Whilst this wouldn’t work for trashed events, the other thing we should probably do along with the previous solution proposed is when a location is deleted completely, set all events with that location id record to a location_id = 0

    Then, you can do a search using short code like [events_list location=”0″]

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