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  • I’ve run into an archive page issue I don’t understand on a wordpress site I am trying to fix.

    We have a page, “events” with an integrated calendar from (FWIW, The previous devs had created this page with a google calendar widget.)

    I have changed the page content to include the meetup shortcode, but the page will only pull from the archive.php template page. Therefore, it will not show the calendar layout, just a single event.

    I have installed wp-debug, and it says the query type is “archive”.

    For testing, I created an events_test page, with all of the same settings, and it displays just fine. (wp-debug query type is “page”)

    Can anyone explain why/how the older page got set as archive, and how I can change it back?

    You can view the two pages here.

    Thanks so much! Please let me know what other info you may need.

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  • It sounds like a rewrite issue. Be sure the plugin used to create the page is deactivated, then go to WP-Admin > Settings > Permalinks. Visiting that page will flush your rewrite rules, which might resolve the problem.

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    Thread Starter pverrone


    Thanks for the reply Shaun!

    Not sure what plugin might have been used. I think it was just written using the default WP page editor.

    I have refreshed the permalinks a couple of time, and just did it again. No change.

    Check this out though, I tried deleting the offending “events” page and it still shows up!
    It is querying as an archive and is being written with the index.php page.

    Let’s do a little troubleshooting…

    Add this to your functions.php file:

    function test_06182013() {
        echo '<h2>Post Types:</h2>';
        foreach ($post_types as $post_type ) {
            echo '<p>'. $post_type. '</p>';
        echo '<h2>Taxonomies:</h2>';
        foreach ($taxonomies as $taxonomy ) {
            echo '<p>'. $taxonomy. '</p>';

    Then, use this shortcode on a post or page that nobody will see: [test_06182013].

    View the page and let me know what it displays. If there is a registered post type or taxonomy called events, that would explain it. WordPress will look for index-events.php first as a template, then index.php.

    To resolve it, you would need to rename or get rid of that post type or taxonomy…or kill the plugin or theme that is adding it.

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