I'm a newby just getting started and trying to learn how to set up events in Civi (5.6.0), using Wordpress (fresh install tester site).

In manage events, if I am looking at one of my events (which are saved, happy, and do show up via shortcodes on the Wordpress site) if I click 'event links' and then 'event info', I get a 404 error. All the other event links open fine.

The URL it is trying to go to is this: https://[myURL]/civicrm?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=4

Any idea how to get it to show the event page? Thanks!

  • Do you have a Base Page set in "Administer > System Settings > CMS Database Integration"? And does it exist in your list of Pages? Nov 16, 2018 at 10:17
  • Thanks for asking! NO, that did return the 404 error. I changed the setting and it worked, YAY! Please explain: What does that setting do- does particular content need to be - or not be - on that page or other pages? Or feel free to point me toward documentation on it, I haven't found it Nov 16, 2018 at 18:27
  • The page can be empty but it needs to be there. CiviCRM uses it to display forms on the front-end since the homepage (which CiviCRM used to use once upon a time) may not call the_content(). Lots of discussion here: civicrm.stackexchange.com/search?q=%5Bwordpress%5D+base+page Nov 17, 2018 at 11:30
  • I'm going to add an answer that reflects this solution. Nov 17, 2018 at 11:32
  • Perhaps you can mark my answer as the accepted answer? Will help others. Thanks! Nov 20, 2018 at 13:26

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You need to create a Base Page (if it doesn't exist) and enter its slug in CiviCRM by going to "Administer > System Settings > CMS Database Integration".

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