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Published on Jul 24, 2020

[Function] Get the number of future events

Sridhar Katakam


Custom Post Type: event
Custom field: event_date (Date Picker type)

In an earlier tutorial titled Show Only Future Events (CPT) with the Repeater in Oxygen, David showed how pre_get_posts can be used to limit the entries of event post type to only those that have their event_date value higher than today so that only future events can be shown.

In this premium tutorial, we shall extend the above to define a custom function that returns the number of future events so that it can be used with the built-in Dynamic Data condition of Oxygen.

This will enable us to output the future events Repeater only when there is at least one future event and optionally show a "There are no upcoming events" text message/heading when there are none.

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Title: [Function] Get the number of future events


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