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Ongoing event with no expiry?

Posted: July 20, 2021 at 3:38 pm


BCPTA

July 20, 2021 at 3:38 pm

Hello, is it possible to create an ongoing event without having to set any expiry date?

The courses won’t be based on dates – users can take and complete the courses on their timeline.

I see I can set the ‘Sell Until’ date way way into the future, like 10 or 20 years from now.

But I prefer a solutions that are not date-dependent at all. Is this possible? If not, can this be a feature request?

I did see a thread on here that mentioned using display:none; in CSS to just hide the dates. But I want the date function itself to be disabled completely, if you know what I mean.

The backstory:

We’d like to use EE4 as a way to sell online courses through LearnDash alongside our in-person and time-scheduled events.

However, LearnDash does not offer a way to allow tiered pricing for their courses. There is just one ‘pay now’ button and a single price that can be set for each course. But, we currently offer three tiers to access any of our workshops (whether in-person or online):

-Regular membership price
-Student membership price
-Non-member price

We reached out to LearnDash and their solution is to associate every single tier in every single course to a Paid Memberships Pro level. Not practical.

They also mentioned we can use WooCommerce. But, in our case, this would add a fourth major plugin to our site. We’d prefer not to have to deal with the maintenance headache that could entail. We’re already using EE4, LearnDash and Paid Memberships Pro. Each have their additional add-ons we’re using as well. And they’re all interacting in some way as it stands currently.

Hence, the reason I’m trying to see if we can just keep using EE4 as a way to set up online courses with tiered pricing, instead of having to create a whole new method with WooCommerce to do this.

I see we can definitely use tiered pricing with EE4, but it’s expiry feature I want to ‘turn off,’ if possible. So no expiring event, no ‘sell until’ date – it just goes on for infinity (until we un-publish it) and anyone can register whenever they want.

Thank you


Tony

  • Support Staff

July 21, 2021 at 5:25 am

Hi there,

In short, no, Event Espresso can not set up an event/ticket without a start/end date. The only solution we currently have is to use end dates set far into the future as you mentioned in your post.

We do have this on our feature requests/roadmap here:

https://trello.com/c/jpt1clBw/110-ongoing-events

However, it has very few votes currently and as we are focusing developments on the most requested features it’s unlikely to be something we work on ‘soon’.

Note that I’m not saying we won’t work on it at all but we try to be as honest and open about our plans moving forward as we can be and a feature with so few votes wouldn’t be considered a priority at this time. I understand your use case and think it’s a good idea but as it stands you would need to hide the dates on an event set far into the future for this to work.


BCPTA

July 22, 2021 at 5:50 pm

thank you for letting us know. I added a vote.


Tony

  • Support Staff

July 23, 2021 at 6:51 am

Thank you for adding your vote, we do take note of the votes when considering our next features 🙂

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