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REM Drop Down Menu links to Event Registration Pages with more drop down menus

Posted: January 22, 2013 at 6:48 am


January 22, 2013 at 6:48 am


Since the update to EE Version the Event booking process that was working is effectively looping.

This is I think the same problem as this post but changing to the default permalink structure does not fix it.

I have updated all components of EE including Add Ons. I have copied the REM templates files into the usual Upload template folders and checked the CSS.

I have three exercise classes that repeat weekly.

If you go to my Local classes page where the recurring events are displayed correctly (using [ESPRESSO_EVENTS ] shortcode) with drop down lists:

  • you can click on a class from one of the drop downs
  • it takes you to the registration page (uses [ESPRESSO_EVENTS] shortcode)
  • on this page where you used to be able to fill in a form it just shows all three classes with their drop downs again

The site is hidden from public view as this has broken the booking.
You can access the site temporarily on this URL:

A bit more info Joshua Feck and I exchanged emails on 27th April last year as to why I was using the [ESPRESSO_EVENTS ] shortcode if you need to check that.

Anything you can do to help much appreciated.


  • Support Staff

January 22, 2013 at 7:44 am

Hi there,

Have you tried removing the older REM templates and replacing them?

There have been some necessary updates made to the REM templates, and they have not been released into an update yet. I’ve posted the latest code on these two pages at github that will work with the current version of Event Espresso:
I would recommend using those instead until we get the final release out.


January 22, 2013 at 7:57 am

Hi Josh

Thanks for the quick response. That gets me almost there.

On the first page I am getting the listings for the recurring events with drop downs but they are now grouped into one drop down per month for each event. It is logical but I preferred it when they were all in one drop down per event.

Is this a new feature that can be changed with the short code somehow?



  • Support Staff

January 22, 2013 at 10:01 am

Hi Tim,

Right now the events are being ordered by ID. In most cases, this works well for the recurring events. The exception is when new events get added to a recurring series. This creates gaps between the event IDs, so the groups get broken up.

You can get those to group by event by making a few tweaks. In the event_list.php you’ll see that line 98 has been commented out with two slashes. If you remove the two slashes at the beginning of that line, you’ll be able to order by date, which is part of the solution.

Then you’ll want to create a new page and use a series of shortcodes like this:

[EVENT_LIST show_recurrence=true category_identifier=first_group order_by=date(start_date)]
[EVENT_LIST show_recurrence=true category_identifier=second_group order_by=date(start_date)]
[EVENT_LIST show_recurrence=true category_identifier=third_group order_by=date(start_date)]

You may need to create new categories for each event group if there are none. Then you can assign each recurring event series to an event category.

Finally, please be sure to leave the event-registration page as is, but hide it from the site navigation menu. The registration process loads from the page with the [ESPRESSO_EVENTS] shortcode.


January 23, 2013 at 7:08 am

Excellent, all working perfectly again. Thanks for the detailed instructions.
I look forward to the REM update.

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