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Adding a lot of datetimes and tickets at once

Posted: November 6, 2019 at 12:48 pm


socialsparkmedia

November 6, 2019 at 12:48 pm

I’m getting ready to add all of my classes for 2020 and want to make sure I’m doing it in the most efficient way. I have 9 different classes, each given in two locations once a month. I have several questions:
1. At what point can I delete tickets from the list of “available tickets?”
2. When can I safely delete Datetimes?
3. I’m creating a new ticket after I create the new datetime, I clicked on “use this new ticket as a default ticket for any new events” in the tickets section, but it doesn’t seem to work. When I create the new ticket it doesn’t include the ticket description, or the ticket details I had when I clicked use as the default for new events.
4. Is there any way to copy datetimes and tickets from one event to another? My 4 “commercial” events are taught at the same time and place as the same 4 “residential” events. i.e. commercial plumbing on 1/27/20 in greenville is taught at the same time and place (and class) as residential plumbing, I just have them listed separately for books and record-keeping purposes.

Am I going about this the best way? It’s so much repetition!

Thanks for your help!
Fran


Josh

  • Support Staff

November 6, 2019 at 3:12 pm

Hi Fran,

wrt items 1 & 2, I would advise to not delete tickets and datetimes. If you’re setting up events for 2020, and they’re very similar to events from 2019, you could copy the event from 2019, then make the adjustments (so the dates are for 2020). Then trash the original event from 2019 (or set it to Draft) if you do not want the event from 2019 published on the site anymore.

wrt item 3, the “use this new ticket as a default ticket for any new events” will affect a new event. So in other words you can select specifics tickets from an event, set that option, then save the event. Then when you go to start a new event, all of those tickets will be in the new event.

wrt item 4, that can be done by clicking the “duplicate event” button. That will copy over mostly everything (content, tickets, venue, datetimes, options) so you’ll likely need to make some adjustments in the event after copying.


socialsparkmedia

November 7, 2019 at 12:26 pm

Thanks, Josh, for that explanation. I like the idea of duplicating the events and then just editing the dates, however, these events are classes and there is nothing different about them in 2020 than in 2019 or 2018.I have the link to the sign up at the bottom of the class description page, so that means I’d have to have two links until the end of the year, one for 2019 and one for 2020…I’m also thinking about SEO and changing URLs and creating redirects might create more problems than it’s worth.

What would be great is if I could copy datetimes and tickets from one event to another.

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