Troubleshooting the Event Manager
While the Event Manager is pretty robust there are a few problem you might encounter.
Maps don’t display
Google has changed the rules and you now need an API key to display maps on your site. Full instructions here.
If you have upgraded here are some instructions for setting up MailChimp.
All your styling has gone
The whole custom styles bit is getting very complicated. All your settings are safe in the database but the stylesheets can get borked. All you need to do is resave the plugin styles.
Styles and Settings changes not displaying
Turn off your caching plugins and reload the page. Caching is the devil’s work and should be avoided where possible. Reloading the page resets the stylesheets.
Not getting registration emails
Talk to your host about this one. The plugin used the wp-mail function to send you an email. If you aren’t getting the message then it means your host is blocking the emails or sending them to your junk folder.
Not allowing registration
The primary cause of this problem appears to be Jetpack. I don’t know why this is happening and it doesn’t happen all the time. You may also have a conflict with another plugin. It’s impossible to test the event manager against all of the other 34,000 plugins, all you can do is deactivate your plugins one at a time to find out which one is causing the problem. I can then see if I can find a fix. But read this first.
If none of this works make sure you have set a number in the ‘Event Counter’ option. If you haven’t set the number of attendees the plugin thinks nobody is allowed to attend.
PHP Warning: date() expects parameter 2 to be long
Every now and then for some strange reason WordPress doesn’t save the event date properly. I have no idea why it does this. If you get the error message all you have to do is resave the event. I’ve tried to build in some error checking but it hasn’t worked. Yet.
Event Download Bug
There is an option to download events to your calendar. I’ve done loads of testing and only now just discovered that the calendar file rejects special characters. I will work on a fix but for now if the event has anything other than A-Z in it you calendar may well throw a wobbly.