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filter by categories not working

Posted: August 26, 2017 at 5:04 am


August 26, 2017 at 5:04 am

hi i am using the following shortcode as its one of the ones i found on the forums, but its not working for me, so can i get some advice please.

[ESPRESSO_EVENTS category_slug=komodo]

is this the correct shortcode or is there another one, im trying to show only certain events on certain pages,



  • Support Staff

August 26, 2017 at 11:02 am

Assuming the event category slug is komodo that is the correct syntax:

Can you explain what you mean by “not working”?


August 26, 2017 at 9:18 pm

sure I mean if I take the shortcode with my for with the correct slug I copied form the categories pages and insert to a page. according to the category list komodo has 4 events associated with it. but it shows all 7 of my dummy events I have setup and not the ones only associated with komodo. this is also the case for the other categories I have setup. it just displays all.


  • Support Staff

August 28, 2017 at 7:57 am

It sounds like there’s some code on your site (either from another plugin or the theme) that’s stripping away the taxonomy part of the query. I can see the native taxonomy archive route is displaying the 4 events here:

It may help to follow this troubleshooting guide to find the plugin or find if it’s a theme function:


August 28, 2017 at 9:20 am

i have done some testing, i did not need to disable any of the plugins, i used the default theme and the categories work as expected. so there seems to be some sort of conflict with the theme i have. I have tested this using the correct shortcode and need to continue to use the shortcode as this is how my site is configured.

you have any idea how i can find this out or you can help with me this. this is the last thing i need to get working and im ready to go live.

any advice would be awesome. thanks


  • Support Staff

August 28, 2017 at 9:45 am

My advice would be to find the code within the theme that’s causing the problem and either remove it or wrap it into a conditional so that it doesn’t affect the pages where you don’t want it to have that effect. Is there a place where we can download a copy of the theme? If so we can point you in a more specific direction. You can even upload the theme’s zip file to a dropbox folder (or similar), then post the link here so we can download it.


August 28, 2017 at 10:31 am

Hi, i have updated to this version. you can download from my dropbox account here

thank you and look forward to your reply.


  • Support Staff

August 28, 2017 at 4:13 pm

I loaded up the theme you sent and the category_slug shortcode parameter works on the testing site. Maybe the conflict is within the custom code?

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