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Eliminating the drop down Organizer menu

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    Is there a way to eliminate the drop down menu in the Organizer input of the “Add Event” page so that it is just a text box that the user can fill in an organizer or not?

    One test user thought it was confusing that when they put the cursor over the drop down menu, it automatically shows previous organizers and it made them think they had to choose one of those organizers instead of just entering their own.

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    Hi. I understand the UX isn’t perfect, but it’s not possible to change it to a text box because then the logic connected to it would not allow selecting an existing Organizer. Additionally, the form input needs to connect to the Organizers post type to fully work instead of just a text field within the Event’s information. In other words, it’s linking 2 post types (Events and Organizers).

    Some site administrators think they want to disallow selecting an existing Organizer, but that can lead to many duplicates if the same user adds multiple events.

    Similar story for Venues.

    Please let me know if you have any follow-up questions on this topic.

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    Hey there! This thread has been pretty quiet for the last three weeks, so we’re going to go ahead and close it to avoid confusion with other topics. If you’re still looking for help with this, please do open a new thread, reference this one and we’d be more than happy to continue the conversation over there.

    Thanks so much!
    The Events Calendar Support Team

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