Past Events Widget
It would be awesome to have a Past Events widget to show previous events. My business uses the ECP to show all of our tournaments, and people always want to see the results, which are embedded on each event page. A widget to automatically show the previous (1-20) events would save sooooo much time! Thanks for your consideration!
This is a great idea and we really appreciate you sharing it. It is very possibly something we could build as an extension or an enhancement we could include in of our feature updates. We will continue keeping an eye on this, and slot it as soon as we can amongst our hundreds of other great feature ideas.
- The Modern Tribe Support Team
I need this
Jon Crowell commented
I would really love this feature. I frequently need to show the event that just happened as well as the one just coming up. Without an ability to display the most recent past event I have to rely more on posts and categories which ends up duplicating content.
That would be an awesome enhancement! Need it urgently!
I require this too!
Tim D. commented
Still looking for a past events widget/shortcode/something 👀
Hello, I am confused Etienne-Joseph Charles. I am not a developer. Where do I have to add this code in order to feature Past Events? Please help!
Joshua Alexander commented
Yes please. This is exactly why I started looking for an event calendar plugin, to show an archive of my past events. Sad that your plugin isn't going to be the winner because you seem to have a great system of plugins set up to grow into.
This feature needs to happen!
Not being able to show past events is madness - and display of post archives is a basic WordPress assumption, almost a 'right to have'. This is just about the straw that broke the camel's back as far as this product is concerned. It is such a blatantly obvious requirement that I didn't even check whether you supported it before I migrated to it from your rival. I would feel like a fool EXCEPT that I think it is just showing that your product is inadequate.
Anthony DeRosa commented
I was looking for a similar function to add to Filterbar. We update past events with summary materials, since Event Calendar maintains a nice searchable/filterable archive. The problem is that there is no way to filter to "show past events only", or some custom filter that could be tied to a particular event view/display.
As a workaround, I provide a link at the top of our events page called "Webinar Recordings" that displays only past events that have been flagged as having a video capture:
Interestingly, once a user clicks that link, they can then use the "category" and "tag" filters to further refine the results. It works well, but it's a bit hacked together.
It would be awesome to have this as a radio button in Filterbar. I know this specific idea is for a widget, but the functionality and user story was similar enough. Mods can let me know if I should create a new idea.
B Marko commented
I'd like to add my comments and request for a plugin, widget and/or in my case, a shortcode to be written to be able to show the latest calendar events, regardless of whether their upcoming or past events. We often add materials featured at our events and would be great for people to easily find these from the home page from a recent event.
Martin Graney commented
The ability to have an 'events archive widget', which is what this request is, makes a lot of sense for events that are tournaments or for sites that want to promote the events they have had in the past.
Imagine if websites showing sports tournaments did not show any previous events data?
We have a site for a NGO that has various small attendance events for people working in the public healthcare domain. They would like to promote what they do on their event signup page by highlighting their previous events just below their upcoming events.
Setting the start-date to the past in the widget shortcode does not achieve this as it adds prominence to the past events and detracts from the upcoming events. They are all in the same widget and displayed chronologically.
An archive widget is definitely not as sexy as a lot of the other feature ideas, like Google calendar integration, posting to facebook, attendee email notifications, etc., but it is something basic that has been lacking in The Events Calendar for some time, and something the user community has repeatedly asked for since 2013.
Xiaodong Qi commented
Could you point out which file to modify and how to make it work to show the past events? I know some basic programming skills, I may have some time to work it out if I don't have to learn everything about the plugin from the beginning. Thanks!
This is exactly what I am looking for..
Before responding I just wanted to say I really appreciate your passion for getting this feature on the roadmap. That's a lot of research and I am stoked that your shared it.
The truth is we have hundreds of feature requests we would love to implement, and this is one of them. Some of those feature requests demand many months worth of work, all for one feature request! In total we probably have enough feature ideas to keep us busy for 5-10 years, assuming we ignored every new feature request that comes in during those years.
Obviously we can't do them all, so we have to prioritize. We have many metrics that feed in to prioritizing. One of them is votes, another is forum topics. And while it's hard to quantify, we definitely try and gauge people's passion for a feature as well, passion such as yours. There are many other factors we have to consider, and after considering them all we build out roadmaps. As I stated a couple weeks back, this is something we're keeping an eye on. It gets on average about 2 votes per month. Yet we have feature requests that get 2 votes almost every day. And sadly, 6 forum topics over 4 years is also quite low, though I'm sure we could dig up a few more.
All the same votes are not our only metric. In spite of the relatively low public interest in this feature, we are genuinely hopeful that we can find time to build it. It all comes down to when. Right now our current roadmap goes out about a year, and this isn't on it. Hopefully it will sneak in some day soon.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Cheers!
People have been asking for this plugin for 4 years. Check the support forums going back to 2013.
Come on guys!
Event Calendar is useless to us without this so we can't buy it for our project. Very strange to not include this basic function. You show future events easy in widget. Why not past? so easy!!!
Chris Aceto commented
Holy cow I don't think many people are aware of this request page, perhaps Tribe can send an announcement to its members in their newsletter? There are dozens of posts on the forum that are struggling with past events and looking for this kind of feature for well over a year!
I give this request 100 thumbs up!