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Creating a custom event search form

WP Event Manager’s [Events] shortcode is coded to pick up search_location and search_keywords variables from the query string. Because of this, it’s easy to create a search form elsewhere on your site which posts to your events page.

How to Create a custom event search form

Here is an example form:

<form method="GET" action="YOUR_EVENTS_PAGE_URL">
  <p>
    <label for="keywords">Keywords</label>
    <input type="text" id="search_keywords" name="search_keywords" />
  </p>
  <p>
    <label for="keywords">Location</label>
    <input type="text" id="search_location" name="search_location" />
  </p>
  <p>
    <label for="search_category">Category</label>
    <select id="search_category" name="search_category">
        <?php foreach ( get_event_listing_categories() as $cat ) : ?>
            <option value="<?php echo esc_attr( $cat->term_id ); ?>"><?php echo esc_html( $cat->name ); ?></option>
        <?php endforeach; ?>
    </select>
  </p>
  <p>
    <input type="submit" value="Search" />
  </p>
</form>

Replace YOUR_EVENTS_PAGE_URL with the URL to your events page (assuming filters are enabled) and the form will function.

Creating A Custom Event Search Form
Ashok Dudhat

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