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  • Resolved elrico13



    I updated Events Manager from 5.2.6 to 5.3.5 under WordPress 3.4.2, and some notification bubbles have appeared in the menu, like so:

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    I can’t figure out why they’re there. I trashed all of the recurring events (which were in the past anyway) and then permanently deleted them too. That hasn’t got rid of the numbers.

    I then upgraded to WordPress 3.5.1. The numbers remain.

    What are they, and are they considered harmful?


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  • Hi,

    those are new events awaiting to be approved; and those are not harmful however have you tried to change the scope to all or past to see if there are any events that needs to be approve?


    Thanks for that. I wonder why they didn’t show up in the previous version?

    I’ve tried looking at all events, past and future, but to no avail.

    I trashed and then permanently deleted all of the recurring events, but the little “1” is still there next to the Recurring Events section. And of course there’s a “2” next to Events too.

    Any other thoughts on this gratefully received.

    Can I know if your upgrades are successful without any interruption or errors? Also, another way is to check table wp_em_events using phpmyadmin then check field event_status (0 means pending)

    Some of the events in the database are marked as [ERROR: corrupted database record].

    However looking back at an older snapshot of the site, those events were like that before the upgrade too.

    Even after deleting all of those events, the bubble numbers remain.

    Have just looked in wp_em_events though and I can see the three that are causing the issue.

    However, when I try to edit them, taking the post_id from wp_em_events, they come up as non-existent:
    “You attempted to edit an item that doesn’t exist. Perhaps it was deleted?”

    Is it safe to delete those rows from wp_em_events? Or should I just set their event_status to 1?

    Plugin Author Marcus


    NetWebLogic Support

    The bubbles feature have been around for a while… did you ever upgrade from an earlier version of EM, like v4 or older?

    If you don’t need those events to show up in your site anymore, and there’s no corresponding event post type then you should be able to delete those safely.

    Hmm… You know what, you’re right, I’ve just gone back to an older snapshot of the site and the bubbles were always there. And yet somehow I was blind to them.

    Hands up here. I have committed the cardinal sin of upgrading something, noticing something (that was ever thus) and then attributing its appearance to the upgrade.

    Sorry for any confusion I may have caused.

    Still it’s good to know I can delete those database rows and get rid of the bubbles.

    Thanks everyone who helped get to the bottom of this.

    thanks for updating.

    Plugin Author Marcus


    NetWebLogic Support

    I have committed the cardinal sin

    you are forgiven πŸ™‚

    you are forgiven πŸ™‚

    Thank you! πŸ™‚

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