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Enabling ALL COUNTRIES in settings

Posted: November 2, 2018 at 2:54 pm


lisa burgess

November 2, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Hello,

I read through posts several years ago about enabling all countries from the settings and at that time it had to be done manually, or could be done through phpmyadmin.

https://eventespresso.com/topic/adding-all-countries-in-dropdown-list/ (2014)
https://eventespresso.com/topic/adding-countries-to-dropdown-menus-for-registration-without-changing-currency/ (2016)

Has this been updated for 2018? My client offers training classes that people from all over the globe register and attend. I need to have all countries available – not just US and Canada.

Please advise. I am using EE4 4.9.67.p
thank you,
Lisa


Josh

  • Support Staff

November 2, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Hi Lisa,

You can install these country packs (they’re one-time-use plugins that add the location data to your site)

https://eventespresso.com/wiki/install-new-state-province-packs/

Then, if there’s a registrant that’s from a country that’s not in the list, they have the ability to add their Country because the registration form provides the option to add a Country & State/Province.


lisa burgess

November 2, 2018 at 3:41 pm

Hi Josh,
So to be clear: I need to download and install EACH of these 25+ country packs individually, activate them, select each of these countries (individually) from the settings page and click “save country details”. Once I finish doing that, then i can deactivate and delete each of the plugins?

Am I missing anything? or have any of this wrong?
Lisa


Josh

  • Support Staff

November 2, 2018 at 6:35 pm

You don’t need to select the countries or click “save country details” because the plugins do all the option setting for you.

I can advise to install this plugin first, then the states can be added via the country packs. You can deactivate & delete the state pack right after activation.


lisa burgess

November 5, 2018 at 6:54 am

Hi Josh,
Thanks – I installed the plugin that enables all the countries and then the packs for states/provinces of the countries where most of our registrants come from. That was a huge help!

Is there a way to have United States display as the very first option in the country dropdown menu, since 80% of our registrants are US-based?

Thanks,
Lisa


Josh

  • Support Staff

November 5, 2018 at 11:22 am

Hi Lisa,

Yes there is a way. You add this code to your site:

add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_change_default_ee_country_option', 20);
function my_change_default_ee_country_option(){
    $custom_js = 'jQuery(document).ready(function($){';
    $custom_js .= '$(".ee-reg-qstn-country").val("US");';
    $custom_js .= '});';
    wp_add_inline_script('ee_form_section_validation', $custom_js);
}

You can add the above to a functions plugin or, if applicable, into your WordPress child theme’s functions.php file.

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