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ETA on tags and nested categories for events?

Posted: June 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm


June 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I have been very impressed with all the features in Event Espresso until I realized that events do not have basic taxonomy support for tags and/or categories that are nested.  Since I saw “Categories” in Event Espresso, I just assumed they would have standard wordpress category functionality.  Now I wish they had been called something else in EE because they do not act like wordpress categories.

My implementation has some complex requirements, and EE is very flexible, but without STANDARD wordpress taxonomy (tags and nested categories) I now may not be able to meet the requirements…and of course the software is already purchased.

I’d love to see EE categories renamed something like “Topics” or “Subject” and regular old wp tags and categories added to events.

Yes, I know I can create a matching post for each event to use tags and categories…but really? That seems like it will create an admin nightmare every time we set up a new session’s worth of classes (7 times a year)

I’ve seen others ask for tags and some as for nested categories…I am REALLY hoping you are planning on this soon, as I am suddenly dead in the water.

Is there any way for me to write some custom code to add these?

Bottom line, this would suddenly add a TON of flexibility to displaying using native wordpress functions, menus,  and template hierarchy(?).  All of your shortcodes are useful but very manual and I don’t want to have to create pages with shortcodes all over when I have the power of wordpress taxonomy under the hood.




June 18, 2013 at 5:22 pm

could I and others use something like this (found on

Sometimes, your blog has registered a custom post type already, and you don’t want to search in a bunch of code just to find out where the register_post_type() function to add a small line for categories and post tags boxes. To solve this problem, you can add them (categories and post tags boxes) later using register_taxonomy_for_object_type() function like this:

function demo_add_default_boxes(){

Note that all these functions have to be called with init action hook. Otherwise, the custom post type is still registered, but no categories or post tags boxes.


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June 18, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Hi Dan,

While I do not have an ETA on when this will be ready, the developers that are working on Event Espresso 4 are working on converting Event Espresso to be compatible with WordPress Custom Post Types. This should allow for what you’re looking to do.

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