Events Manager
[resolved] Get function no longer working (9 posts)

  1. theqwertman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I updated this plugin from an old version, and the following function no longer works. I've narrowed down the problem to that EM_Events::get() is returning an empty array, although it should not. Before updating the plugin this worked flawlessly. How do I need to change the code to adapt to the new version?

    Part of the code in question is padded with line breaks.

    * shortcode - tpevents
    * outputs the tp events slider
    * @param unknown_type $atts
    * @return string
    function tpevents_shortcode($atts) {
    	global $EM_Event;
    	$EM_Event_old = $EM_Event; //When looping, we can replace EM_Event global with the current event in the loop
    	//Can be either an array for the get search or an array of EM_Event objects
    	extract( shortcode_atts( array(), $atts ) );
    	//define default EM query attributes
    	$defaults = array(
    		'limit' => 5,
    		'scope' => 'future',
    	$atts = wp_parse_args( $atts, $defaults );
    	//open the slider
    	$output = '
    			<div class="events_slides">
    				<div class="slides_container">';
    	$format = 	'<div class="event_slide">
    					<div class="event_img">
    	     				<a href="#_EVENTURL">#_EVENTIMAGE</a>
    					<div class="event_detail" rel="#_EVENTURL">
    	     				<h3 class="event_link">#_EVENTLINK</h3>
    	     				<span class="event_date">#_{D M j} at #_12HSTARTTIME</span>
    	$today = strtotime('today');
    	$events_count = 0;
    	$old_limit = (int)$atts['limit'];
    	$atts['limit'] = $old_limit + 1;//increase the events returned to support an expired event
    	$events = EM_Events::get($atts);
    	foreach($events as $EM_Event){
    		if($events_count < $old_limit){
    			$event_start_date = strtotime($EM_Event->start_date);
    			if($event_start_date >= $today){
    				$output .= $EM_Event->output($format);
    			break;//stop loop
    	//close the slider
    	$output .= '</div></div>';
    	//check if no events were returned
    	if($events_count == 0)
    		$debugline = print_r($atts,true);
    		$output = 'There are no events';
    	//restore existing $EM_Event
    	$EM_Event = $EM_Event_old;
    	return $output;
    add_shortcode('tpevents', 'tpevents_shortcode');


  2. agelonwl
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I tried to paste your snippet without any modification and seems to be working fine.
    e.g. I tried this EM_Events::get() to see if its return an empty array but it returns okay

    $events = EM_Events::get($atts);
            print_r( $events );

    then I paste the shortcode in wp page like [tpevents]

  3. Marcus
    NetWebLogic Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    looks ok to me, try angelonwl's suggestion

  4. theqwertman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm passing it this [tpevents limit="7" category="2"]
    Although I did try with no variables and it still didn't work. Any suggestions on how to isolate the problem?

  5. agelonwl
    Posted 3 years ago #

    have you tried my suggestion above to check the array content?

    $events = EM_Events::get($atts);
    print_r( $events );

    then add a print_r again after the foreach loop.

    foreach($events as $EM_Event){
     print_r( $EM_Event );
  6. theqwertman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, I tried print_r and got an empty array.
    I was temporarily able to solve the problem by removing category="2" so that it's just [tpevents limit="7"]. Unfortunately we need the results to be limited by category.

    I noticed that the all entries in the table em_events have NULL as the value for event_category_id. I tried yet setting some of these to 2, but they still did not appear. Where else can I look for the cause of the problem?

    We've run into another clue, too. We aren't able to update any of the events due to a 'database error'.

  7. agelonwl
    Posted 3 years ago #

    can I know what database error is that? and from what previous version of Events Manager you are using?

    also, did you check if events category with Id 2 still exists at Events > Events Categories then click Screen Options > click ID > apply?

  8. theqwertman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I found a partial solution! It looks like the value meta_value was changed from 2 to 9 in all of the entries in the em_meta table. Mysterious...

    Changing them back to 2 FIXES my slideshow, but I still get the following error when editing events in the interface: http://tinypic.com/r/33bhkk3/6

    As far as I know the only change is that WordPress has been updated. What kinds of things cause this plugin to display that error?

  9. Marcus
    NetWebLogic Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    r.e. the database error, try to see your php error logs or turn on WP_DEBUG in your wp-config.php file

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