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  • Resolved MikeB


    The Events Manager plugin is one of the most widely used event plugins. How do I get events from this plugin to work with Display Posts shortcodes? I noticed that the plugin can support The Events Calendar and Sugar Calendar plugins. It would be great if could also support Events Manager.

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  • Plugin Author Bill Erickson


    Display Posts can work with any event calendar plugin. You simply need to know:
    – The post type used to store the events
    – The post meta field used to store the event date

    I haven’t used Events Manager before and can’t find the above information from a quick glance at their documentation.

    If you can find out that information from their support, I’ll write a tutorial on how to show events from that plugin using Display Posts.

    You can share with them these tutorials so they can see the information I need:

    Thread Starter MikeB


    Thanks Bill,

    I asked Events Manager support for the requested information and got this reply:

    “as for the custom post type (cpt) used, EM uses ‘event’ as cpt name and with regards to event date post meta fields you can try _event_start_date and _event_end_date”

    Thanks for your response and for a great plugin.


    Plugin Author Bill Erickson


    Try adding this to your theme’s functions.php file:

    Then display upcoming events using [display-posts post_type=”event”]

    If it doesn’t work, ask Events Manager support what format the time is stored in the database and how best to sort by it.

    I’m assuming they are storing a UNIX timestamp and so we can get upcoming events using a meta query for posts with _event_end_date > time()

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