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Best way to deal with past events?

Posted: August 30, 2018 at 2:38 pm


TommyTrojan

August 30, 2018 at 2:38 pm

Hi,

I have events that occur monthly, they keep the same name and description. The only thing that changes is the date/time. What is the best way to deal with the events that already occurred? For example, I have an event called Salesforce Training each month, but I don’t want to make a new event each time, I want to use the same one and then just make new datetimes. But I also see the past datetimes in the ‘Event datetimes & tickets” section. Is there a way to hide the past datetimes, or am I doing it all wrong?


Josh

  • Support Staff

August 31, 2018 at 8:59 am

May I ask where exactly are you seeing the past datetimes? A screenshot will help.


TommyTrojan

August 31, 2018 at 9:24 am

In the screenshot you’ll see the event ‘Add title optional’ (I originally didn’t name it). Let’s say that it had prior registrants and can’t be deleted but occurred in the past. Is the best practice to just leave it there or to change the date and use it as the next months event?

https://prnt.sc/kp4ywh


Josh

  • Support Staff

August 31, 2018 at 11:57 am

It would not be best practice to change the date and use it as the next months event because it already has registrations for a prior date. Which would make for a very confusing registration list.

Usually it’s best practice to add a new event when it’s another event with separate registration. If the new event has very similar content to an existing event, you can make use of the Duplicate button, then simply change the start and end dates when preparing the post for the new event.

As aside, if having duplicated content is a concern for SEO, you can add this snippet to your site to tell search engines to not index past event posts:

https://gist.github.com/joshfeck/70979dc12f93ab25dd668ed4500be477

You can add the above to a functions plugin or into your WordPress child theme’s functions.php file.

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