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Recurring event dates

Posted: September 22, 2016 at 10:41 am


September 22, 2016 at 10:41 am

All my events are courses that last a long period of time, i.e. 6 months or more. Each event has multiple event dates, e.g. every monday during the event interval. How do I set up event dates like this? Do I have to put in 30 event dates for every monday in that time period the event is going to last? Is there an option like recurring dates?


  • Support Staff

September 22, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Hi there,

Currently Event Espresso does not officially support recurring events, they can be done, but require manually adding each of the datetimes for the event (each ‘Monday’ would be another datetime) which may not be suitable for all use cases.

You can then create a single ticket that applies to all of those datetimes which the user would purchase to sign up to the event.

Do you have an example of one of these courses I can view?


September 23, 2016 at 12:25 am

I have already been through the process of manually adding each of the datetimes, but it is arduous and the visualisation of such an event is not pretty. If you have like 30 datetimes the event details is bloated with a huge list of these dates.

What I have done right now is just add one datetime, call it “Mondays” for example. Then for the starting date I chose the first date, i.e. 01.01.2016 with the time when the course starts 6pm. For the end date I chosethe last date like 10.10.2016 and the course end date 8pm. Thus it shows to the user as an event that is every monday between these dates and always from 6pm to 8pm. It works fine, but when using the calendar plugin the display of the events obviously is broken since the event is not limited to a day but to several months.

If each datetime is limited to a certain day the calendar view works.

So, I am in a dilemma right now. Either use the workaround I created and have only one datetime, but a broken calendar. Or insert several hundred of datetimes and have a working calendar. That’s not the solution I was looking for.


  • Support Staff

September 23, 2016 at 5:13 am

As mentioned EE4 does not officially support recurring events at this time so the above 2 options are the only ones available when using the Calendar.

You could switch to using a different output, for example using the EE4 Table View Template to output these events.

Would that work?


September 23, 2016 at 6:23 am

That is not an option since I have to chose an absolute date and not a flexible date like show me all events in the current week.

I probably have to go for the arduous one and fill every eventdate. *cry*

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