Support » Plugin: The Events Calendar » Events List Widget Display Issue

  • Resolved benchwarmer

    (@benchwarmer)


    Hi,

    I’ve got a localhost sandbox for my news website (which I’m looking at making “News & Events” using this plugin), and I’ve noticed an issue with the Events List widget. It works fine if I enter a future event, but if I instead change an existing event (changing the date of one that passed to a future date) it won’t display in the widget. It does display on the Events page however. Is there something I’m missing?

    Thanks.

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  • shelbelliott

    (@shelbelliott)

    Hey @benchwarmer,

    Thanks for using The Events Calendar, I’m happy to help.:)

    This sounds like it may be a theme or plugin conflict. I recommend going through the steps here to test for a conflict.

    Let me know what you find out & we’ll go from there!

    Best,
    Shelby 🙂

    Thread Starter benchwarmer

    (@benchwarmer)

    I actually tried all of that to no avail.

    It turns out that I have found the problem, but I don’t understand why it’s like this. Perhaps you’d know?

    So to reiterate: what I did was take an expired event (one where the initial event date had already passed) and attempted to change it to a future date. Again I’m just testing this on localhost to see if I want to go down this road (presumably with the Pro version) on my live site.

    I only had one expired event left–so I’ll have to wait a few days to try and replicate the problem organically–but at least for this one I noticed that the WordPress Publishing queue was not showing “Publish Immediately” as it does for any new events, but instead some seemingly arbitrary scheduled future publish date. I made no changes to that field manually so i don’t know what prompted this, but that seems to be where the problem is. Once I scheduled the publish to be “today’ and “now” it appears as expected on both the main Events page and on the widget.

    Does seem like a bit of a bug though. You may wish to look into it. For now, if anyone else has this problem then the thing to check is the scheduled publish date of the Event post. In real life situations I would assume most people would not reschedule an expired event, but rather just push one in the future further into the future (which does not produce this error). However I could see reviving an old event if it were say an annual thing, just for the sake of not having to retype all the information about it. In that case, this error may crop up.

    shelbelliott

    (@shelbelliott)

    Hey @benchwarmer,

    Glad to see you found a solution!

    I’ll be sure to look further into this, though, resurrecting old events isn’t really the main application for our plugin.

    Be sure to reach out in the future if you have questions. 🙂

    Best,

    Shelby

    Thread Starter benchwarmer

    (@benchwarmer)

    I agree it’s unlikely, but again if someone has a recurring event I can understand why (assuming they didn’t want to keep the original for some archival purpose) they might resurrect an old event. It’s easier to edit the dates and things (all else being equal) than recreating from scratch.

    Plugin Contributor geoffgraham

    (@geoffgraham)

    Hi @benchwarmer (love the name!),

    I just tried this out on my test site and it appears that everything is working. In other words, I updating a past event to a future, upcoming date and it appeared in the Event List widget as expected.

    The only thing I can think of off the top of my head is perhaps your site uses caching in a way that is preventing the Event List widget from updating on the fly. If you do have caching enabled, please try clearing the cache after you’ve updated an event and hopefully that will do the trick.

    Cheers!
    Geoff

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