Support » Plugin: WP Event Manager – Easily Build your Calendar of Events! » Event Chronological Order Problem

  • Resolved debbieduarte



    I’m having issues where the events are not in order by date. The last event shown on the page was added last, and I was under the impression it would filter in chronological order, instead of order it was created by.

    Is there a way for events to be shown by date and not by order it was created?

    Thank you!

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Author Hitesh Makvana


    Hi @debbieduarte,

    Yes, you can change the events order by adding orderby attribute in events shortcode [events orderby="event_start_date"]

    Please check the event listing documentation

    I hope this helps.
    Thank you

    Thread Starter debbieduarte



    Thank you!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by debbieduarte.

    Where do I find the events shortcode?

    Plugin Author Hitesh Makvana


    Hi @amanda1980
    Please find shortcode from here

    Thank you


    Can you tell me or should I write the shortcode please. I looked at the page but I still don’t understand

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by jessica6891. Reason: I just got it :-) It's on the "List of Events" page

    the short code [event_organizer id=XXXX order=”ASC”] not work , show only by data old to new

    the “order by date, list featured events first” programming does not work anymore. There is a lot of chaos at the moment.
    The shown solution here does not work any more:
    What can we do?
    Need help urgently. Thanks!

    Plugin Author Hitesh Makvana


    Hi @persoblogger

    With latest version order working fine. Please check the shortcode attributes here

    Thank you



    I have a problem, I can’t order by events start date, only by post date.
    I use [events orderby=”event_start_date” show_filters=”false”], but it doesn’t work.
    Thanks for your help!



    I have the same problem as @dgtldlx . I have tried everything and it still will not work here is my shortcode.
    [events per_page=”10″ show_filters=”true” orderby=”event_start_date”]

    Please help!

    Ran into the same issue- it works if you use orderby=”_event_start_date” in your shortcode. The meta field is actually called _event_start_date, unfortunately the documentation on the site is wrong.

    The shortcode [events orderby=”event_start_date” order=”DESC”] doesn’t work!
    I also tried orderby=”_event_start_date” but it didn’t work, the same result.

    Plugin Author Hitesh Makvana


    Hi @gianfry70it

    If you just copy above shortcode it has the wrong double quotes might be the issue. Just try to type the shortcode. If still not working then please check the date format which is you are using and update the wrong event which is showing in the listing page. Once you have updated those events it starts workign. Set up date format 2021-08-15.

    Thank you



    I am also have the same problem The shortcode [events orderby=”event_start_date” order=”DESC”] doesn’t work!
    I’ve also make the date format in settings as 2021-08-15.

    but same problem




    Hello,I hope your problem is resolved.I folowed the instructions for me it worked but just for year 2021.
    Now I’m adding events year 2022 and the event manager mix both years together.
    For exemple it appears in this order:
    How can we order that?

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