[EventCalendar] Keeping events separate & showing events on front page

Alex Tingle alex at firetree.net
Sat Jan 24 21:45:38 UTC 2009

Hi Karl,

On 24 Jan 2009, at 20:51, karl kolk wrote:

> i started using eventcalendar in mid november '06 making use of a bug
> in version 3.1.rc4 that showed the events on the front page even when
> using the keep events separate option.
> i recently upgraded the site to wp2.7 and the latest dev.ver. of  
> ec3.2.
> it is an online mag just posting concerts and exhibitions in hamburg  
> germany that too
> often fly under ones radar. basically every post is an event.
> the front page should display events in posting order and in the  
> sidebar the next 4
> upcoming events should be shown chronologically.

Isn't that the behaviour you get when you set "Events are normal  
posts" (rather than "Keep events separate")?

I think you should start with "Events are normal posts", and then  
address the rest of your requirements.

> i have set the option to keep events separate and managed to get the  
> desired content
> on the front page. my loop starts like this:
> 	<?php if (have_posts()) : ?>
> 	<?php query_posts('ec3_listing=disable'); ?>
> 		<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); if (is_home()) ?>

Eeek! Don't do that!

Your first call to have_posts() is looking at the normal default  
query, but the second one is looking at the new query you've  
defined... the result will be very unpredictable, I imagine.

I think it's best to avoid using query_posts() in your index.php. If  
you insist on doing so, then wrap it into a protective "if", like  

    global $wp_query;
    if(is_home() && empty($wp_query->query))
      query_posts("YOUR QUERY");

> unluckily all archives (archive-, category and 'next posts'-pages)  
> are empty,
> even if i start the archive.php the same way as the index one.
> from what i understand from the mailing-list discussions this is  
> somewhat intended
> by alex but not what i want.
> i'd like to have event specific queries to behave like i have set  
> 'keep events separate'
> but the rest of the wordpress (post-pages) should behave like i  
> haven't.

Add ec3_listing=events to the URL, and that will do what you want.

Probably the neatest way to do that is to add rewrite rules in  
your .htaccess file.

> if someone likes to help, but doesn't get my english-kauderwelsh  
> ('gibberish'), you might
> find it helpful to have a look @ the site: http://www.elbeseiten.org
> hints anyone?
> brainbroken
> karl
> PS: thx alex for implementing the 'iconlets' - the 2 years wait was  
> all worth it.
> 	the plugin totally rocks our site.

Yeah, wasn't that you idea? I should have credited you.


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