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WYSIWYG editor for event posts

Posted: June 21, 2013 at 1:38 am


June 21, 2013 at 1:38 am

I want to make my event posts look better, can anyone recommend a WYSIWYG editor that I can use for the snippet post? I want to add images and use bold and coloured text.



June 21, 2013 at 2:30 am


I am not sure what you mean by Snippet post (excerpt perhaps?) but Event Espresso uses the standard WordPress editor so images, bold text etc can be done in events.

If you mean the short descriptions for the event list, then this just uses the description, cut off when you use the more tag. Any bolded etc text or images before that more tag will be shown in the event list.

The short descriptions can be turned on in the Template Settings page.


June 21, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Thanks Dean, yes I do men the short descriptions for the event.

When I use the short code to create the event post, I have to add the short description myself (or nothing shows up in the event post)  & there is no WYSIWYG editor there, if I don’t use the short code then the registration process doesn’t work properly – – when I click to register it just takes me back to the event post – not the registration page.

Obviously I am doing something wrong, but I don’t know what.


June 23, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Any ideas/answers on this one yet?


June 24, 2013 at 12:15 am


It sounds like there is a couple of issues going on here.

Is it possible to get your login details in order to look into this?

If so, please send them via

NOTE: login details need to be Admin level.


June 24, 2013 at 1:15 am

Done. thanks.



June 24, 2013 at 1:54 am


OK, so what I thought wasnt actually the case.

I added a test event with a test custom post type (the event posts) and the details transferred over correctly with no need for an additional shortcode to be added.

I see there is a link to send people to the registration page, but I cannot see where/how this was added, but it is not there by default and there is an issue with the link as it is just going to the same page.

How was this link added?
Did you follow the custom post type guide found here? I couldnt see the template file in your theme.
Where exactly is the WYSIWIG editor not showing? I couldnt replicate an error with it.


June 24, 2013 at 2:23 am

Thanks Dean

Firstly, I did not set this up – I had my techie guy (consultant) do it for me, but he has taken on another huge job and doesn’t have time to help me now  🙁

Re the WYSIWYG editor – the way he showed me to upload events is by;

1. Add the event location

2. Add new event – uncheck the box “send to blog” & copy the shortcode – this creates the registration page –

3. Go to event posts and create a new post and insert the shortcode here, then add a snippet of info into the exerpt area (down below) – and we now have the post on this page – – when they click “Register here” it takes them to this page

It is different to the way you do it and I’m not sure why he did it that way.

So the only way I can get info to show on this page – is insert the shortcode then add info to the “exerpt” area – that’s where I wanted a WYSIWYG editor.

I would really prefer it be set up the way you recommend as this is too complicated & I’m now worried about updating EE.Cheers




June 24, 2013 at 2:24 am

PS – if I don’t uncheck the “send to blog” box – I end up with the same issue you had.


June 24, 2013 at 2:26 am

This is it –

Add/Update post for this event?     If no, delete current post?


June 24, 2013 at 2:48 am

PS I forgot to say – if you set up another test can you scroll to the bottom and uncheck the “send to facebook” box – that last test you did posted to FB – lol – no big deal, but I would appreciate it if you could check before you publish (my bad)



June 24, 2013 at 4:36 am


First off, sorry about the Facebook thing, as I created the post automatically from the Event I didnt have the choice (there is no option) to not send it to Facebook.

Personally I think the developer has over thought this.

For me what I would do is this:

Start off by following this guide

That will basically create a page to display all the Custom Event posts automatically for you.

You can also consider the different options for adding a registration form. It should be possible to add a link to the actual event, but this would require a code edit to make sure each post gets the link without you having to add it every time.


Create an event
Set Add/Update post for this event? to YES — this will create the Event Post for you automatically and the event description will be passed over to the post.

If you had set up the registration form or a link as per above there isnt anything else to do. You will end up with an event with the registration form and an identical (description wise) Post with either the reg form or a link depending on how it is set up.

Categories are not required but you can add a Post category if you wanted, the page that was set up in the guide will display all the event posts.

The only downside is that the Excerpt would have to be manually added, or you can just cope with the default excerpt, here is an example

If you did NOT want Facebook informed you would need to manually set up the Post as you are doing now.

If this is a bit too much for you, we can deal with setting this up for you, however we would require a purchase of one, potentially two, Priority Support Tokens.

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