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Problem with Reoccurring events

Posted: January 10, 2014 at 7:52 am

tamara smith

January 10, 2014 at 7:52 am

I can’t seem to find the Reoccurring events section. I’ve read through the direction and it seems I should find it in the event editor. Can you direct me further?

I see:
Event Date Time
Event Pricing
Additional Event information
Email confirmation
Create post

On the side bar I have:
Quick Overview
Event options
Custom Tickets
Mail CHimp
Event Category
Event Questions

That’s it! Where should I be looking?!


  • Support Staff

January 10, 2014 at 8:05 am

Hi Tamara,

Have you installed the Recurring Events Manager add-on?

It is a normal plugin so can be installed as such. This guide is for Event Espresso itself, but the process is the same.

tamara smith

January 10, 2014 at 8:13 am

yes Tony! It says the plugin is activated. I have tried deactivating and re-activating. Should I try deleting it and re-installing?


  • Support Staff

January 10, 2014 at 8:14 am

Is this an event you have already created or are you creating a new one?

tamara smith

January 10, 2014 at 8:20 am

already created

tamara smith

January 10, 2014 at 8:22 am

hmm- after your question i see the option when creating a new event. any way I can make it apply to saved events so i don’t have to create them all over again?

Sidney Harrell

January 10, 2014 at 11:03 am

Since recurring events are created a slightly different way under the hood, it can only be applied to events when they are created. As far as I know, it cannot be applied to existing events. The best that I can advise is to open the existing event in one tab or window, and the new event editor in another tab or window to make copying the information easier.
After some experimentation, it looks like you may be able to convert an event with some direct database manipulation. I would recommend backing up your database first, as I have not heard of this being tried before. If you look at the event in phpMyAdmin, find the field called ‘recurrence_id’ and change it to a non-zero number. Be careful that the number that you change it to is not already assigned to any other events.
Edit again:
It looks like that might not work after all, because it needs a corresponding entry in the wp_events_recurrence table. If you really want to try it, you could try putting a corresponding entry in that table manually. It has the fields

recurrence_id	recurrence_start_date	recurrence_event_end_date	recurrence_end_date	recurrence_regis_start_date	recurrence_regis_end_date	recurrence_frequency	recurrence_interval	recurrence_weekday	recurrence_type	recurrence_repeat_by	recurrence_regis_date_increment	recurrence_manual_dates	recurrence_visibility

You could look at the recurrence editor in the new event editor to try to match up what those values should be, or create a new recurring event to see get a set of values.

tamara smith

January 10, 2014 at 11:29 am

Thanks Sidney. That’s WAY above my level of technical abilities! I’ll just copy and paste! 🙂

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