Events Manager
[resolved] Category pages not working? (13 posts)

  1. Philip John
    Posted 4 years ago #


    Using the standard formats for the category pages all I'm getting is this:

    As you can see the content is just a link to the same page with "by on" which is presumably supposed to be surrounded by event-specific details?

    Having looked at the code it doesn't match up with whats in the format settings and I can't seem to make that change very well.

    If I disable format overrides I get a list of events (four of them) as you'd expect but it's obviously pretty basic so I want to use formats.

    Any ideas what's going on and how to change that?



  2. agelonwl
    Posted 4 years ago #

    While Settings > Pages > Event Categories > Override with Formats?Yes, can I know your settings in your Settings > Formats/Layouts > Categories Format ? Also, can you try to preview it using a default theme (TwentyEleven)

    And please try to checkout this related post http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-events-manager-category-page-not-displaying-events?replies=5

  3. agelonwl
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Also, can I know your theme name?

  4. Philip John
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yep tried it with Twenty Eleven, which gave this;

    That looks fine, obviously.

    In Thesis (my theme) the page does not use the normal Thesis template - the formats override it, but the wrong formats are being used. It's as though the plugin isn't putting the right formats in the right place when Thesis is active.

    So, the question is, how does the plugin detect whether it is a category page? Presumably that's where Thesis is intefering?

    Here are screenshots of the formats settings:


  5. Marcus
    NetWebLogic Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Phil (we've crossed paths on wpmudev i think?),

    Can you try running the 2011 theme to see if it's your theme overriding what EM tries to do to the wp_query object? I'm guessing it's that, as when enabled, we convert a category archive into a normal page just before the templates are loaded.

  6. Philip John
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ah yes, Hi Marcus!

    Yep, that first screenshot shows it working fine in 2011 so it's definitely Thesis (which I suspected anyway).

    So I'm guessing your overriding of the category archive is being intercepted and overridden again by Thesis? I'm not 100% clear on the exact code involved as I haven't dug in yet...

    I'm mostly wondering whether it's something that can be sorted through a tweak to Thesis or a tweak to the plugin...


  7. agelonwl
    Posted 4 years ago #

    that can be sorted out by tweaking your theme as described in this link http://wp-events-plugin.com/documentation/event-categories/

  8. Philip John
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yep,understand that but this is the issue - I have "override with formats" on and doing so definitely changes the format from the Thesis default.

    However, changing the formats in the Formats settings page has absolutely not impact on the output. Indeed, the default output is not right.

    Take a look at the code on the page I linked to in my first post, then compare it to the formats settings I have - you'll see that they don't match.

  9. Marcus
    NetWebLogic Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have a feeling thesis is wiping the page content at some point. What we're doing might be considered as "hacky" :)

    Check out classes/category-taxonomies.php function template(), maybe something there?

    One thing you can definitely try is changing the priority of the filter to later on further up in the file.

  10. Philip John
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hmm yeah I see $template = locate_template(array('page.php','index.php'),false); on line 33 which tells me that index.php is used because Thesis doesn't have a page.php

    I also see the call to em_locate_template() on line 43 and I'm guessing I can use the em_locate_template filter to override with my own custom template...

    I'll try that!

  11. Marcus
    NetWebLogic Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm sure that's it. Somewhere along the lines, Thesis probably corrects itself, or reruns wp_query, as we mess about with the object this way.

    If you could email me the theme, I'd not mind having a look (if it's something we can work on to make more compatible, we will!).

    The mail is support at the plugin site.

  12. Pseudonymnz
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi there, and firstly thanks for this excellent plug-in.

    I think I've been been having the same problem as Philipjohn - no matter what I do, it seems my theme overrides the Event Manager templates on category pages. This means events listed on a Category page are always shown as post archives. It's only when I switch back to the Twenty Eleven theme that I can use the EM Formats and templates.

    I've searched these support forums, and found several people with similar theme-conflict problems, but there doesn't seem to be any easy fix.

    Is this a bug? And is it coming from Event Manager, or my theme? (http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/graphene)

    Who do I ask about this?

  13. agelonwl
    Posted 3 years ago #

    need to ask your theme developer on how it handles custom taxonomies.

    some useful links

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