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Recurring Events

The Recurring Events Plugin is one of the most useful plugins offered by WP Event Manager. It helps users conduct recurring events automatically with additional options to streamline the entire management process. With the plugin, your recurring events can be repeated on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis.

Installing The Plugin

The installation process is the same for all the addons, offered by WP Event Manager. They can be both installed automatically and manually.

  1. Automatic Installation : You can install the plugin from the backend of your WordPress. Click Here to see how you can install the plugin automatically.
  2. Manual Installation : You can also install the plugin manually using SFTP or FTP tools. Click Here to see how you can install the plugin manually.

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How Recurring Event Function Works?

Recurring events can be repeated on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis with additional options for each (e.g., choosing specific days of the week) till the specified period.

There are five types of event recurrences:

  1. Don’t Repeat

    Select the “Don’t Repeat” option from the event recurrence dropdown if your event is regular(not recurring).

  2. Repeat Daily

    The Repeat Daily option signifies that an event will be repeated everyday till the time you want. The best part is you do not have to update the event everyday as the process is automatic. All you have to do is to specify the number of days during which you want the event to be repeated.
    Wp Event Manager Recurring Events Repeat Daily

    • Event Recurrence: Select the Daily option from dropdown.
    • Repeat Every: Choose the number of day(s) you want between each occurrence of the event.
    • Repeat Until: Choose the date till you want to repeat the event.

    Example: Let say, the original event start date is December 1, 2020. You want this event to repeat daily till December 15. To set this event with the Recurring events plugin, here are the steps you need to take:

    • Repeat Occurrence– Repeat daily.
    • Repeat Every– Enter an integer number hear to tell the system that you want the event to recur every X days (1 means every day, 2 means every 2 days, and so on…).For example, if you enter 2 into this parameter, then the event will recur every 2 days, if the event starts on Monday, it will recur on Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
    • Repeat Until– Mention the end date till which the event will recur. For example, you want to repeat it until 15 December, Mention 16 December 2020 in the “repeat until” section.
  3. Repeat Weekly

    Select the “Weekly” option from the event recurrence dropdown if your event is going to occur weekly. Every week it will automatically relist events with the next week’s date.
    Wp Event Manager Recurring Events Repeat Weekly

    • Event Recurrence: Select the Weekly option from the dropdown.
    • Repeat Every: Choose the number of week(s) you want between each occurrence of the event.
    • Repeat Until: Choose the date till you want to repeat the event.
    • Day Name: Select the weekday for occurrence.

    Example: Let say, the original event start date is December 1, 2020. You want this event to repeat Weekly, every Saturday until 2nd January 2021, So the following is how you set the settings.

    • Repeat Occurrence– Repeat Weekly.
    • Repeat Every– Enter an integer number here to tell the system that you want the event to recur every X Week (1 means every 1 week, 2 means every 2 weeks, and so on…). For example, if you enter 1 into this parameter, then the event will recur every 1 week.
    • Day Name: Select Saturday here.
    • Repeat until: Mention the end date till which the event will recur. For example, if you want the event to recur till 2nd Jan, which is Saturday, you have to mention the date 3rd Jan in the “repeat until” section.
  4. Repeat Monthly

    Select the “Monthly” option from event recurrence dropdown if your event is going to occur monthly. The organizer can select an event repeating type as monthly. So, the event will be repeated every month and the organizer doesn’t need to post the same event manually every month.
    Wp Event Manager Recurring Events Repeat Monthly

    • Event Recurrence: Select the Monthly option from the dropdown.
    • Repeat Every: Choose the number of month(s) you want between each occurrence of the event.
    • On the: Here, you have to choose between the Same Day or Specific Day options.

      (a) Day Number: Insert the day number(For ex: First day of the month, second day of the month, etc.)
      (b) Day Name: Select the weekday for occurrence.

    • Repeat Until: Choose the date till you want to repeat the event.
  5. Repeat Yearly

    Select “Yearly” option from the event recurrence dropdown if you want to post a yearly event.
    Wp Event Manager Recurring Events Repeat Yearly

    • Event Recurrence: Select Yearly option from the dropdown.
    • Repeat Every: Choose the number of year(s) you want between each occurrence of the event.
    • Repeat Until: Choose the date till you want to repeat the event.

    Generate recurring events (Duplicate events from Admin panel)

    It is easy to duplicate events from the admin panel of WP Event Manager.

    Here are the steps that you need to take to do that:

    1. Go to wp-admin>>Events Manager>>Recurring events
    2. You will be able to see the entire list of events
    3. Wp Event Manager Recurring Events List

    4. Each event carries a duplicate icon clicking on which you can easily generate duplicate events. 
    5. Recurring Event List Duplicate Button

    6. Along with the duplicate icon, you will also find the view and delete icons. The view icon offers the details of duplicated or child events and the delete icon helps you delete duplicated events.
    7. Recurring Event List Delete And View Button

    It is to be noted that the duplicate icon can not be visible after the parent event expires.

    Note: It is to be mentioned that users can not delete a parent event from the “Recurring Event List” page. Only newly created duplicated events can be deleted from this page. A parent event can only be deleted from the Event Listing page.

    List of the recurring events of parent event

    If the admin wants to see the list of the recurring events of particular parent event,

    1. Follow the path, WP-Admin >> Event Manager >> All Events.
    2. Type the parent event name which has recurring events in the search bar.
    3. Get the list of all the recurring events related to a parent event you have entered In the search box.
      Wp Event Manager Recurring Events Parent Event

    Recurring events settings

    To access the settings section of the recurring events plugin, here are the steps you need to take:

    1. Go to wp-admin.
    2. Click on Events Manager
    3. Click on the setting option.
    4. Select the Event Recurring Tab.
    5. Here you can find the option enable or disable duplicate recurring events. If you enable this option, each recurring event will create duplicate events or else cron will schedule and update the current event after an event ends. 
    6. Duplicate Recurring Events

    7. There is another option named “Delete Data on Uninstall” can also be found here. If you enable this option then it will delete all your recurring events data when you uninstall the plugin. It is to be noted that once deleted the data can not be retrieved. 
    8. Delete Data On Uninstall

    9. In addition to that, if you have installed the Sell Tickets addon then you will get another option which enables you to duplicate your recurring event ticket.
    10. Duplicate Tickets With Events

    Recurring Events
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