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Unable to add "Questions" to a Group unless it is "My Question"

Posted: January 29, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Ross Willits

January 29, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I have been working with a developer on my EE site, and in the beginning, he set up a number of questions and question groups. I am starting to add new things, and setting up some additional questions and question groups, but when I create a new event, I am unable to see Question Groups that I did not set up. And I cannot add previously established questions to a new Question Group.

The developer was an admin, as am I, but somehow, only “My Questions” seem to be usable when I am creating an event or Question Group.

Have I missed something? Is there a setting in the Question set-up that allows any user to see and use the Questions? If so, I cannot find it.

Thank you for your help.

Jonathan Wilson

January 29, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Hello Ross,

Are you using Roles and Permissions? If so, this could be why the questions aren’t showing for you. If all of the users of the site are Admin, then you may not event need R&P. That is a feature that allows users to setup independent user-specific questions. R&P should only be used if you need to restrict access to other parts of WordPress and allow event managers specific access to certain parts of Event Espresso and not be able to change other users’ events.

Ross Willits

January 29, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Thank you for the quick response.

I tried to deactivate the Permissions plug-in, but when I did, the Questions and Question Groups that I set up earlier today were gone. I re-activated the plug-in and they were back.

Is there a way to re-assign permissions to the new questions before I deactivate the plugin?

Ross Willits

January 29, 2013 at 5:38 pm

I just found the “Reset Permissions” check box in the Questions page, that seems to have allowed me to add the Questions I needed.

One other quick question, however. We want to use EE to register people to audition for our theatre. There are 2 days of auditions, and multiple time slots each day. What I’d like to do, is have 2 events–one for each day–with a selector for the audition time.

So far so good. I’ve got that. But what I am unsure of is whether the # of attendees that I assign to the event is the # of slots available for each time on the given event, or whether that is the total # of attendees for that event regardless of what time they choose.

Does that make sense?

Thanks again for your help.


January 30, 2013 at 12:18 am

Hi Ross,

The number of attendees in the right hand side of the event editor is the total for the event (the day).

There is an experimental feature in the General Settings called “Use registration limits on time slots?” which when turned on will allow you to limit the number of registrations per time slot.

It is still important to make sure the overall number of attendees is set though because if you don’t people will still be able to register even if the time slots are full.

Please note it is experimental so whilst it works there may occasionally be some bugs that havent been ironed out yet.

Ross Willits

January 30, 2013 at 10:09 am

Thanks for the reply.

I hadn’t seen that option. I’ll give it a try!

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