I'm working on a wordpress site that keeps track of a series of
event posts (custom post type), and I'd like to split up my
archive-event.php page into two sections – "upcoming events" and "past events," based on today's date.
meta_query, I've been able to successfully show only events which have not yet happened, based on today's date. Changing my query to show past events instead of future ones should not be difficult.
What I don't understand is how to enable both of these queries at the same time. Is there a way to create a second
archive-post-type.php page for my custom post type? Alternatively, is there a way to create a new page template (ex.
past-events.php) and somehow connect add it into the site's template hierarchy?
By way of context, the page I'm trying to modify is here: http://artsrestore.la/events/
And you can see the
archive-event.php code here: https://gist.github.com/egardner/7324310
Many thanks, Eric
Also – I'm pretty new at wordpress and PHP generally, so explanations of code are greatly appreciated!