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Event Organiser
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  1. mgnb
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've installed Event Organiser and entered three events. I have two problems:
    1) Only the first two show in the sidebar widget, despite the fact I've set the maximum amount at 5
    2) When I click on each of the events in the sidebar it takes me to a page that simply says "CONTENT". There is no listing of the event details I inputted.


  2. mgnb
    Posted 3 years ago #

    1) Above solved. Still stumped by 2)

  3. Stephen Harris
    Posted 3 years ago #


    Out of interest, what happened with number 1?

    I've never come across (2) before - could you link to the site? Is the single-event.php template being used?

  4. mgnb
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Stephen, thanks for your reply. The problem with 1) was that I had 2012 as the date of one event instead of 2013, duh!

    As for 2) the site is http://www.youthtrain.com.previewdns.com Unfortunately its loading painfully slow if at all right now. I left the template box blank in the widget - is that what you are asking? If I use the template you suggest, how do I do that? I checked the documentation but could not see how to do this sorry.


  5. mgnb
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The word CONTENT has now disappeared and been replaced by unformatted information - not sure how or why that happened, but the site is running at normal speed now! Anyway, how do I get it looking like the rest of the site? Thats where templates come in?

  6. Stephen Harris
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I tried - but it was loading very slowly.

    R.e. the widget template - the widget template is just a placeholder, that allows you to use tags (such as %event_excerpt% and %start% etc). Documentation is a bit hidden away at the bottom of this page: http://www.harriswebsolutions.co.uk/event-organiser/documentation/shortcodes/event-list-shortcode/ - but that's nothing to do with what you're seeing.

    Not sure where the word 'CONTENT' came from or where it went - but how the events page is now displayed is not that uncommon. Basically the default template files for these pages (in this particular example single-event.php) don't work well with your theme - nothing major, but one-size never fits all.

    To fix it you can copy the templates (in event-organiser/templates) into your theme folder and edit them there. The single-event.php probably wants to look like your single.php - so you can use that as a base. You can the include event specific information by using the available functions (you want to display the category or a venue map etc).

    By copying the templates into your theme your changes will survive a plug-in update. There's more information on this page.

    Hope that helps!

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