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I am stuck on two issues in trying to get my custom post type for events to function correctly in the admin area.

1st) I have upgraded to wordpress 3.1 after which the code (below) which was working fine on wordpress 3.0 no longer shows any results and I can't figure out what might have messed this up. Essentially, in the code below I had the admin area sorting all posts by the event data/time.

   function set_event_list_admin_order($wp_query) {
    if (is_admin()) {  
        $todaysDate = time();
        $post_type = $wp_query->query['post_type'];  
        if ( $post_type == 'events') {
            // 'meta_key' VALUE CAN BE ANY CUSTOM FIELD  
            $wp_query->set('meta_key', '_mbcombined_datetime');
            // 'meta_compare' VALUE CAN BE ANY POST STATUS  
            $wp_query->set('meta_compare', '>=');
            // 'meta_value' VALUE CAN BE ANY POST STATUS  
            $wp_query->set('meta_value', '$todaysDate');
            // 'orderby' VALUE CAN BE ANY COLUMN NAME  
            $wp_query->set('orderby', 'meta_value');
            // 'order' VALUE CAN BE ASC or DESC  
            $wp_query->set('order', 'ASC');
            // 'post_status' VALUE CAN BE ANY POST STATUS  
            $wp_query->set('post_status', 'publish,pending,draft,future,private');
   add_filter('pre_get_posts', 'set_event_list_admin_order');  

2nd) I have not been able to figure out what code I would need to add so that a checkbox is added above the list (by the filter by area) which let's a user check/uncheck "past events". Essentially, all I would like to do here is extend the code I have above so that by default it does not show any events where the date is older than tomorrows date. However, I do need to provide the checkbox option to "include past events" which should auto-reload the list. Any thoughts on this?

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I followed this guide and I've got it working for the most part right now.

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