Support » Plugin: Events Manager » How to personnalise the order of events list by day

  • Hey!

    I’m nearly done with developing my new website. However, when encoding my numerous events I’m realizing that the list of events (especially by date) is confusing.

    The long-lasting events appear at first place while the one-day events appear at the bottom of the list. I would want to inverse that, that is to show the one-day events on top of the list, then the long-lasting events.

    Ideally, in place of the 4 options by default in “Default event list ordering”, my events would be ordered like this:
    1- one-day event
    2- category

    How do you think I should do?

    Thanks in advance for your help 🙂

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  • Plugin Support caimin_nwl



    I’m not sure I follow 100% what you need to do. Am I right in thinking you want to move events that run across more than one day to the bottom of the listing for that particular day? Thanks.


    That’s exactly what I’d like to do.

    Sothat the events taking place on a single day appear first in the list…

    Plugin Support angelo_nwl


    am afraid that this is not possible out of the box without custom php coding on your part; if you can code we can give sample snippet to start although we can’t provide 100% support with regards to custom coding.


    Thanks for your answer. I have basics in coding, so I’d be very greatful if you could provide me with elements to begin with…

    Plugin Support caimin_nwl


    Unfortunately, what you’re asking is to do something quite complicated. You’d probably need to create a custom shortcode – this thread has one that could be adapted:

    An alternative to all that coding would be to use a category or tag to label the events that should be listed at the bottom. Then use two shortcodes to generate a listing without events in that category and another with only events in that category.

    Something like this:

    [events_list category="-5"]
    [events_list category="5"]

    Thanks Caimin.

    I have managed to create a page with the shortcodes you explained me before. That’s a first step already, thanks for that!

    The fact is I’m using the mini-calendar widget, composed of one link to the list of events for every single day. How can I make it work in the same way as upper?

    I have tried to enter this in my general “Events” page :

    [events_list scope="today" category="z"]
    [events_list category="-z"]

    This works fine, except the fact that the first part of the list shows today’s event, and not the event taking place on each single day. What could I use in place of the “today” argument? cf.

    Thanks in advance.

    Plugin Support caimin_nwl


    What time period do you want to display?

    Day by day.

    Plugin Support angelo_nwl


    try shortcode [events_list_grouped mode=”daily” scope=”today” category=”z”]

    Thanks angelo, but this makes really few difference… Only events happening today are shown, not the ones taking place that very day.

    Plugin Support caimin_nwl


    I’m not sure I follow what you mean. Can you give an example of what’s showing / missing? Or post a link?

    Here is a screenshot showing the list of events taking place on the 12th of June.

    As you can see, the long-lasting events appear first, followed by the events taking place on a single day. This will be problematic when I’ll be adding more events, since the punctual ones will be systematically placed at the bottom.

    This is why I’d want them to be placed on top.

    Put in other words, the events list would be ordered not by date, hour and name, but by length then by date.

    Can you tell me where I could change this order?



    I think you need an event search attributes with custom orderby.

    Plugin Support caimin_nwl


    The only option, I think, is to write a custom query to:

    1. Get all the events in the time period

    2. Make sure they’re in the correct order (using orderby)

    3. Reorder the array so that long events are moved to the top

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