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Need recurring events to appear in the calendar but not on category page

Posted: November 5, 2013 at 12:54 am

Robin Jennings

November 5, 2013 at 12:54 am

My client has a mix of recurring training workshops as well as free community events that recur every week. At the moment category event pages such as the Visual Art Courses have every event listed in date order.

Is it possible to just have an event listed in the calendar but not on the category pages?

The pages with recurring events get rather messy.


  • Support Staff

November 5, 2013 at 2:45 am

Hi Robin,

If you add show_recurrence=false to the shortcode in use within those pages that will remove recurring events from that list.

Problem is it looks like all the events in that list are recurring events, therefor you’ll see no events.

I would try limit=2 to limit the results to the first 2 events from the list, or to show this week and next use limit=4.

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 1 month ago by  Tony.

Robin Jennings

November 13, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Thanks Tony. I’ve tried a few different options and they don’t seem to be working.

What is the exact shortcode I should use to limit recurring events to the first 2 events only for an event category page?
[EVENT_ESPRESSO_CATEGORY event_category_id=”arts”]


  • Support Staff

November 14, 2013 at 1:52 am


[EVENT_LIST category_identifier=”arts” limit=2]

If ‘arts’ is your full category identifier that should work.

Robin Jennings

November 14, 2013 at 4:53 pm

I’ve added [EVENT_LIST category_identifier=”health” limit=2] to the page health and well being with the category being “health” and it has removed everything apart from 2 entries. I was hoping to have all events with the category listed on the page but only repeat recurring events twice.

Thanks for getting back to me Tony.


November 15, 2013 at 1:52 am


I am not sure if this is exactly what you need but, have you considered using the Recurring Events template? It is available in the addons folder and is used to reduce each recurring event to a single event which when clicked will prompt a user to select a date.

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