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Can categories be removed from the calendar without deleting them

Posted: July 23, 2020 at 3:06 pm


July 23, 2020 at 3:06 pm

I would like to remove categories from the listing above the event calendar. Can I do this without deleting them?

If I have to delete them, will I lose the past events and registrants attached to them?

Here is a link to the calendar I am referring to:

My WordPress and Event Espresso version info:

WordPress Version: 5.3.4

Event Espresso Version: 4.9.82.p

WordPress Address (URL):

Site address (URL):


  • Support Staff

July 27, 2020 at 4:42 am

Hi there,

We don’t have an option to remove them, but you can hide them with some CSS.

For the legend items (not the dropdown), you can use:

#ee-category-legend-li-{term_id} {
    display: none;

So right now, you’re ‘Article 9’ term is ID 35, so this:

#ee-category-legend-li-35 {
    display: none;

WOuld remove it from the legend.

You can ‘stack’ selectors like:

#ee-category-legend-li-99 {
    display: none;

Which would hide term id 35 and 99 for example.

The dropdown items use the slug, so need to be selected differently, following on with the Artice 9 term before, the slug is ‘article-9`, so you can hide that with:

#ee-category-submit option[value=article-9] {
    display: none;

Again you can use multiple selectors as above:

#ee-category-submit option[value=article-9],
#ee-category-submit option[value=article-9-zoom] {
    display: none;

You can add thos to Appearance -> Customize -> Additional CSS.

Will that work for you?

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