[EventCalendar] EC Query problem

Samuel Clemance s_clemance at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 24 17:20:56 UTC 2009


Hey Mike I don't really have an answer for using the EC queries but a plugin that has helped me out is PostLists (http://www.rene-ade.de/inhalte/wordpress-plugin-postlists.html).  He developed an extension for that plugin that integrates with EC allowing you to put customized queries onto a page or into a widget without having to mess around with templates etc.  Might be worth a look.

From: Mike Ball 
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 9:31 AM
To: Support for EventCalendar plugin 
Subject: Re: [EventCalendar] EC Query problem


Thanks Rick but it doesn't work with 3.2dev either. Could this have something to do with my abnormal template structure?  

Again, I'd like to divide the Wordpress blog into 2 pages within the site: Events and News. Furthermore, Events will be subdivided into Upcoming Events and Past Events pages. The homepage will display the next Event in one content area, and the two most recent News entries in another content area.





On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 4:47 PM, Rick Boatright <rboatright at gmail.com> wrote:

  nope, I ment the developmental version. 

  The problem is that 2.7 broke a LOT of code due to it's weird way of rewriting URL's. 

  Rick 



  On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 11:27 AM, Mike Ball <clapclapexcitement at gmail.com> wrote:

    Rick, Assuming you did mean v3.2.beta2, I've upgraded the plugin and continue to have the same problems.

    Thanks,
    Mike 



    On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 9:00 AM, Mike Ball <clapclapexcitement at gmail.com> wrote:

      Rick, Do you mean v3.2.beta2 ? If so, I'm a bit confused, as there's no indication on the Advanced Queries page that ?ec3_after=today requires 3.2+. Am I missing something?

      Thanks,
      Mike 



      On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 10:51 PM, Rick Boatright <rboatright at gmail.com> wrote:

        I missed the first, and most stupid question...  


        Which version of EC3 are you running, and if it's not 3.2dev, please upgrade to that  



        On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 9:26 PM, Mike Ball <clapclapexcitement at gmail.com> wrote:

          Thanks for the response Jim but I've tried that and it doesn't work either.  


          On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Rick Boatright <rboatright at gmail.com> wrote:

            USUALLY,  when you're calling a PHP routine, and you want to pass parameters to that routine, you use the ? as a seperator between the URL and the parameter, and additional parameters get seperated with &'s  like this 


            http://www.something.com/index.php?param=1234&secondparam=abcd&third_param=qwer


            but in the case of calling a wordpress archive, there's no php to invoke, so you don't do that. 


            So,  you end up with a url like 


            http://oaregion4.org/blog1/?ec3_after=today



            which, by the way works perfectly, and gets you all the events after today. 


            The thing is, you're trying too hard.  Try this instead


            http://localhost:8888/wordpress/?ec3_after=today




            On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 3:03 PM, Mike Ball <clapclapexcitement at gmail.com> wrote:

              Jim, No problem. The code for my upcomingevents.php page template can be viewed here . Sorry for the sloppy formatting. 


              As for making this query only future events, I'm using URL-based queries as explained here . More specifically, I'm trying to do something like ?ec3_after=today like this:


              http://localhost:8888/wordpress/programs-events/upcoming-events/?ec3_after=today



              However, it's just not working; upcomingevents.php continues to display all events, both in the future and in the past. Could it be my trailing forward slash between upcoming-events and the query? If so, I'll have to wait until I have access to my work computer to test. 


              And just to clarify and reiterate: my vision is to use Wordpress as a CMS and create a site organized like this:


                a.. A homepage which displays the next upcoming event in one designated section and the 2 most recent blog entries in another. You can view this code. to see how I've accomplished this.

                b.. A Blog section within the interior of the site that will display all blog entries of the category "News." Currently this is being done with a custom page template. This is the code . 

                c.. An Events section within the interior of the site that will have 2 child pages: Upcoming Events and Past Events. Again, here is upcomingevents.php.

                d.. Various other, more traditional Wordpress pages will also exist in the global navigation throughout the site, but their content is static. 
              So...if anyone has any feedback on how I've attempted to achieve this architecture, that would be great. I recognize that this is a bit of a hack, as I'm kind of violating Wordpress logic and using a page template as a blog.


              Thanks so much for your response - I hope that helps clarify. 





              On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 8:56 AM, James Wurster <jwurster at comcast.net> wrote:

                Mike,
                Can you post the code your are using so we can help?
                jim

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                  Hi,

                  I'm interested in in creating an Upcoming Events page, as well as a Past
                  Events page.

                  For example, I currently have an upcomingevents.php page template which
                  calls all posts of the "Events" category successfully. However, I can't seem
                  to query only the upcoming events with this:

                  http://localhost:8888/wordpress/programs-events/upcoming-events/?ec3_after=today

                  What sort of amateur mistake am I making?

                  Or, if anyone has any other ideas as to how I can make an Upcoming Events
                  page and a Past Events page, that would be helpful too.

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                  From: Mike Kaplan <icon at dirtybill.com>
                  Subject: [EventCalendar] A Click on the Calender Date is a broken link
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                  Hey All -

                  On my site (www.dirtybill.com) I have the Events Calender in my
                  sidebar. When I add an event to date it shows up on the calender great.

                  The problem is that when the user clicks on the date of the event for
                  more info, it goes to a 404 Page not Found error message. How do I
                  change where the dates link to or fix this problem? There are events
                  added in March if you'd like to test this.

                  Thanks!!

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                  From: Rick Boatright <rboatright at gmail.com>
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                  just as a test,turn permalinks off in the admin page for wordpress

                  I think it's an .htaccess problem


                  On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 10:07 AM, Mike Kaplan <icon at dirtybill.com> wrote:


                    Hey All -
                    On my site (www.dirtybill.com) I have the Events Calender in my sidebar.
                    When I add an event to date it shows up on the calender great.

                    The problem is that when the user clicks on the date of the event for more
                    info, it goes to a 404 Page not Found error message. How do I change where
                    the dates link to or fix this problem? There are events added in March if
                    you'd like to test this.

                    Thanks!!

                    Mike

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                  From: Micky Dexter-Prince <Micky at PrincesOfPeace.org>
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                  I am running EC 3.1.4 with WP 2.7 ~ Very new to this process ~ I am
                  not a programmer

                  Things seem to be working OK.  I need to remove EC posts from the
                  Front Page and Events Category once the last event date has past.
                  Displaying events in Archives seems OK.

                  How can I go about doing this?

                  I am nervous about upgrading to 3.2 with my limited experience,
                  especially since I don't know if this would make any difference.

                  Thank you for all your assistance.

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