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Search function for events calendar

Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:20 am


smorris

July 26, 2012 at 11:20 am

Hi,
I hope I’m not just overlooking something… Is there a search function for the events calendar? The WordPress search form doesn’t search events for some reason, only posts and pages…

Thanks!
Sean


Seth Shoultes

  • Support Staff

July 26, 2012 at 11:28 am

The search function that ships with WordPress only searches posts and pages by default. You will have to create a custom search function to include searching events (or any other custom data).

However, we have added a shortcode that will display an auto-complete search box on a page or post (widget coming soon). But it is still in kind of a beta mode right now.

To use this feature, you will need to add [EVENT_SEARCH] to a page or post. If you decide to use this, feedback is appreciated.


smorris

July 26, 2012 at 11:45 am

Thanks, Seth. I think I’ll stick to the WordPress search form for the moment; but I’ll keep a lookout for your widget!


smorris

July 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Hi Seth,
I did decide to give it a go. Unfortunately, when I typed the short code on the Calendar or Registration pages, no function appeared. Instead, “[EVENT_SEARCH]” displayed at the top of the page.
Sean


Seth Shoultes

  • Support Staff

July 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Do you have the latest version of EE installed? Should be 3.1.25.


smorris

July 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Sure do! And any other short codes (like [EVENT_REGISTRATION]) work just fine.


Seth Shoultes

  • Support Staff

July 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm

That’s strange. It should looks something like the search tool on this page:
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Seth Shoultes

  • Support Staff

July 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I just installed EE on a local test site and that shortcode seems to work.

Can you look in the event-espresso/includes/shortcodes.php and see if you have the EVENT_SEARCH code in there?

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