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Additional attendees not showing up via shotcord

Posted: June 13, 2017 at 6:19 pm


June 13, 2017 at 6:19 pm

I’ve set up multiple events now and in the description I am using the [ESPRESSO_EVENT_ATTENDEES] shortcode to display all current attendees.

The issue I am having is after the first registration it only shows that person/registration. Any registrations made after that initial one do not show up. I’ve tried cache clearing with no luck. But I’ve noticed that if I go into the event and re-save it, then the names do show up, but I can’t do that after every registration.

Have I missed something? Please let me know if there is a fix.


  • Support Staff

June 14, 2017 at 3:56 am

Hi there,

It sounds like the event is being cached which is why it shows the registrations after updating the event (saving a post usually purges the cache).

Can you post a link to the event so I can view this, please?


June 14, 2017 at 10:29 am


The site is still in development so that won’t be where it ends up living – also you’re welcome to register for an event to test it out as it’s all just demo now.


  • Support Staff

June 14, 2017 at 11:11 am

If you purge all caches without updating the event does the attendee list update?


  • Support Staff

June 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Hi IceTurtle4,

It turns out that the content generated by the [ESPRESSO_EVENT_ATTENDEES] shortcode is served from a built-in cache that expires after an hour. If you prefer to deactivate the caching, you can do so by adding the following to a plugin:

function my_custom_shortcode_cache_expiration( $cache_expires, $get_tag, $shortcode) {
  if ( $get_tag == 'ESPRESSO_EVENT_ATTENDEES' ) {
    $cache_expires = 0;
  return $cache_expires;

You can add the above to a functions plugin, then activate the plugin. After the plugin is activated, the list will no longer be served from a cache.

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