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Category Filtering

Posted: July 3, 2012 at 11:26 am

Ben Neale

July 3, 2012 at 11:26 am

Is it possible to allow a user to filter and events list by category? For example, having a page which displays all events using [EVENT_LIST], and which the user can filter using a dropdown.




  • Support Staff

July 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Hi Ben,

Event Espresso doesn’t have a feature that builds a category filter like you’ve described here. Some have used the [EE_META] and modified the event_list to include a meta key for each event similar to categories, then wrote their own JavaScript to build a filtering tool. This would filter the events by meta_key.

There is a built in event search tool that does autocomplete filtering based on the event name, and it’s pretty simple to set up:

Ben Neale

July 10, 2012 at 3:13 am

Excellent – thanks Josh. I’ve constructed a jQuery function to filter the meta keys, as you suggested, and it works perfectly. I’ll post a link here as soon as the site is live.



  • Support Staff

July 10, 2012 at 9:08 am

That would be awesome. We also have a showcase, if you’re so inclined you could submit the link there too:

Ben Neale

July 11, 2012 at 7:14 am

Fabulous – will do.


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