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Custom Fields to Events

Posted: September 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm


September 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I would like to customize the fields that my client can use in the events. I see that there is a event meta field option that allows me to enter in custom fields for each event. I would also like to have a way for them to easily add a link or a .pdf via upload. They are not familiar at all with html and I would like to just have a box that says Floor Layout (which is a .pdf or .jpg changes for each event) or Event Rules (which is a .pdf) with a Browse and Upload button next to them. I am pretty good at programming and was wondering were the correct code is located to add these to the event setup page.


  • Support Staff

September 4, 2012 at 9:34 am

Just to clarify, are you talking about customizing the add/edit events page in Event Espresso with those fields for your client?


September 4, 2012 at 10:14 am

Yes, When in the dashboard under Event Overview and Add New Event. I’d like to add a .pdf uploaded from that page that will later show as a link on the actual registration page.

Chris Reynolds

  • Support Staff

September 4, 2012 at 4:35 pm

You can do this with the WordPress media uploader. There’s no need to use the EE Meta for this. This can be done with basic WordPress controls:

Click Upload/Insert
Drag your pdf file into the “Drop files here” box or click Select Files
drag and drop
Make any changes necessary to the title and click “Insert into Post”
insert into post
It will create a link with the title that was defined in the previous step.
link to pdf


September 4, 2012 at 5:57 pm

That seems like a good solution for the pdfs and images.

What about putting in a custom dropdown menu. So when someone is creating a new event the can select from a dropdown labeled “Division” with the options: Division 1, Division 2, Division 3.

Another option would be to put at least a custom Event Meta box that shows up every time the user creates a new event. For example, the current standard meta box selections are event_hashtag, event_format, and event_livestreamed. Can I remove these options permanently and replace them with event_division and other custom meta labels that will always show up when a new event is created?

I can then use code to make these show up on the registration page and the events list page.

Sidney Harrell

September 4, 2012 at 6:38 pm

You could create 3 categories, and modify the code I put in this post.

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