Support » Plugin: Events Manager » Showing custom taxonomies on recurring events page

  • Resolved Jack


    Using the Custom Post Type UI I added some taxonomies to Events and Recurring Events. When I add an event, they show up on the normal events page (write), but nowhere on the Recurring Events page. This way I can’t use a taxonomies filter in the front end because all recurring events are left out.

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  • I just added this line to my functions.php and it’s not appearing when I want to add a new recurring event.

    Could you please try it yourself, just to see what’s going wrong?

    Easiest way would be to use the Custom Post Type UI, create a new taxonomy, and you’ll see you can’t attacht it to ‘event-recurring’, only to ‘event’. Also the WCK plugin shows this same thing. A new taxonomy is only attachable to ‘event’ and not ‘event-recurring’. Is event-recurring indeed a custom post type???

    Ah I missed that you’re using a plugin, not code, to create your taxonomies.

    Now I can see from your screenshot that you have not added the taxonomy to the recurring event post type. You need to add it to both the event and event_recurring post types.


    But is event-recurring a Custom Post Type??? I don’t think so, because both the Custom Post Type UI plugin and the WCK plugin let me attach my taxonomies just fine to the ‘event’ post type, but both can’t ‘see’ another custom post type besides ‘locations’.

    I also tried adding register_taxonomy_for_object_type(‘stad’,’event-recurring’);
    to my functions.php. Nothing happened. (is it event-recurring or event_recurring? neither worked).

    I also tried all this ‘manually’ by using this:

    That also didn’t work.
    Damn, why is this so hard!!! 🙁

    Plugin Support caimin_nwl


    NetWebLogic Support

    Yes, event-recurring is a custom post type. Can you post the code you used when trying to add it manually?

    I tried this again, manually, inside functions.php, and for the post type ‘event’. Even this doesn’t add a new taxonomy to ‘event’.

    add_action( 'init', 'create_event_tax' );
    function create_event_tax() {
    			'label' => __( 'Testing' ),
    			'rewrite' => array( 'slug' => 'testing' ),
    			'hierarchical' => true,
    Plugin Support caimin_nwl


    NetWebLogic Support

    You might want to try with priority added to the add_action – it could be it’s running too soon, before the event custom post type is ready.

    Try something like this:

    add_action( 'init', 'create_event_tax', 50);

    Nothing… 🙁

    But, I found something… When I look into the database for a recurring-event I just added, in the field post_type for this post I can see that it says ‘event’ and NOT ‘recurring-event’, as if this whole EM post type isn’t registered correctly.

    That would also explain why the Custom Post Type UI plugin can’t ‘see’ the event-recurring post-type and I’m unable to attache my newly created taxonomies to both events and recurring-events.

    Plugin Author Marcus


    unfortunately, due to the way recurrences work programatically, custom taxonomies for recurring events probably won’t work as they don’t get copied to the individual recurrences.

    not much we can do about this, we intend to rewrite recurrences in the near future so this sort of thing will get sorted out, but until then (no ETA yet) the only option is to custom code something and use the em_event_save_events filter.

    Damn! There goes the whole structure and navigation for my events 🙁 🙁
    And I’m no coder, so I have no idea where to begin with what you suggested…

    I bought this plugin:

    It would be the perfect companion for EM, so I can just hope that the rewrite will come someday. Not soon enough for my current project though, so I’ll have to think of something else. Perhaps using regular parent child categories instead and see if that works. Thanks for the explanation. Could have come a little sooner 😉 because I have been struggling with this for days :(.

    Plugin Author Marcus


    sorry, haven’t had time to visit the free forums this week 😐

    This still looks to be the same? Custom Taxonomies can’t be used on Repeating Events.

    This is a big problem as, it makes the ability to add custom taxonomies almost redundant. You highlight the feature in your docs as something that can be done but neglect to say it doesn’t work for repeating events. Similar to Jack completely messed up what Iv’e built so far.

    Are Event Categories normal CT? If not do you plan to make them so any number ofCT can be used for both normal and repeating events?

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