Support » Plugin: Event-O-Matic » [Plugin: Event-O-Matic] 2.5 feature request

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  • Plugin Author Matthew

    (@mjgarvi)

    There is no way as of now, but we can look into that addition shortly.

    IanRothStudios

    (@ianrothstudios)

    If you need any help developing it, let me know. Also, I work a lot with UI design, so I can help with that as well.

    IanRothStudios

    (@ianrothstudios)

    Actually, I found a solution to my problem. If you go into your functions.php file and add the code add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode'); it allows you to put a shortcode into your text widget. Then you can use the text widget and use the [eom-listings]shortcode and the events will show up. Example can be seen here.

    Plugin Author Matthew

    (@mjgarvi)

    Wouldn’t call that a solution, you’ll run into formatting issues as the returned content isn’t sidebar friendly.

    magpie

    (@magpiegraphics)

    Love this plugin and it works great, until today when I’m having problems creating a venue. Every time I enter the venue addres it tells me the address is invalid. I have tried multiple variations of the address as found online but it will not accept them. The venue is:
    Boughton House
    Kettering
    Northamptonshire
    NN14 1BJ

    Plugin Author Matthew

    (@mjgarvi)

    Those darn uk addresses…

    magpie

    (@magpiegraphics)

    really? well I have plenty of them, being based in London and all 🙂
    Any idea what can be done?

    Plugin Author Matthew

    (@mjgarvi)

    The Event-O-Matic uses a moderate amount of address verification from Google Maps API to confirm that places are entered with information that can be plugged into a gmap and presented in map form. Unfortunately many UK addresses don’t follow uniform address schemes – this makes lookup difficult.
    For instance plugging in your address sends back a formatted address that is wildly different from what was entered. Taking what was given back and re-entering it into the system sends back a totally new address altogether. This back-and-forth makes address verification next to impossible.

    UK friends who use the plugin have asked for a way to sidestep the validation, but unfortunately that would make the plugin all but useless. I’ve been making headway in upgrading the plugin to use some better address verification methods so your input is well-received and timely. List any other addresses you have issue with and I’ll see specifically what the issue is on the backend.

    magpie

    (@magpiegraphics)

    Ok, sound fair. I’ll put a list together and get back to you. Thank you.

    magpie

    (@magpiegraphics)

    Here’s a few:
    • Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5HP Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    • Epsom Racecourse, Epsom Downs, Epsom, Surrey KT18 5LQ
    • Twinwood Arena & The Glenn Miller Museum, Twinwood Road, Clapham
    Bedfordshire, MK41 6AB
    •Hatton Park Village Hall, Barcheston Drive, Warwick, CV35 7HT

    Is there any way to have different events on different pages?

    I want to list sports schedules under their respective schools, but right now everywhere I put “the code” (even though I specify different URLs) the entire list shows up.

    I’m sure I can’t be the only person who would like this option, so any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

    Plugin Author Matthew

    (@mjgarvi)

    Are you talking about a list of events at one particular venue? I’m sure that would be an easy feature to add.

    No.
    I want to have a page with all of the events for school system A on one page and all of the events for school system B on another page. They may be in various venues.
    Right now ALL of the events show up wherever I have placed the code.
    Someone else mentioned a Calendar view… that would also be VERY helpful.

    Plugin Author Matthew

    (@mjgarvi)

    Events grouped by some arbitrary container, in your case school systems. I’ll look into it.

    Just started using Event-o-Matic and have a few thoughts for improvements.
    1. Email Field
    Entering a new event requires one page to enter your email address and then a second page to enter the event information. Why not have everything on one page?
    2. Event URL
    The field requires a “valid URL” but there is no cue to inform you what constitutes a valid URL. Suggest pre-populating the field with an example (e.g. “http://www.myevent.com”) which then disappears when you start to enter the URL.
    3. Price
    There is no option to say “see website” or “varies” or to add a range of prices. OK it might be obvious from the text description but if there was an “other” checkbox option and a free text field you could then enter the range or a message.
    4. Tags
    There is no option to be able to use tags or categories of events from a list – it would make searching for events much easier if you are looking for a specific type.
    5. CSS Styling
    It would be great to have some control over the look of the form in the Settings.
    6. Event duration limit
    There is an arbitrary event duration limit of 5 days – why?
    I am sure your local city has events which last more than 5 days.
    I have modified the code in date.php to increase it to 14 days.
    7. Custom Exit Page
    It would be good to be able to specify the exit page on submission of an event.
    8. It would also be good to ask the user to submit another event and then either create a new event or duplicate an existing event (for a series).
    9. Repeat events (first Monday in Month, 7th of Month etc) would also be helpful – see Google Calendar event entry for example.
    10. Google Calendar link so that dates can be added to your own calendar as as feed

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