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Events in wrong order (by time)

Posted: July 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Rachael Richards

July 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Hi, we are using Event Espresso for booking some theatre events (performances). The performances are listed here, but they aren’t showing in the correct order, e.g. please see How can we order by time as well as date?

Thanks in advance

Rachael Richards

July 8, 2013 at 4:20 pm

BTW, we’re using espresso table shortcode there [ESPRESSO_TABLE]


July 9, 2013 at 6:14 am

Hello Rachael,

There really isnt an easy way of doing this. The time is actually not held int hat database, and is pulled in via a different function.

It could be possible to pull that database table into the query but I had a hard time doing so. I’ll see if a developer can have a look and see if it is possible or not with the current way the shortcode is designed.


  • Support Staff

July 9, 2013 at 11:03 am

Hi Rachael,

There’s a way to add in the start times to the query so that it can order by date then time. Normally it only pulls in date.

I posted a gist of a modified espresso_display_table function (link below). You can replace the espresso_table_function that is included in the espresso_table.php template with the one in the gist to add time ordering.

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