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Posted: May 8, 2014 at 11:20 am

Nina Gaydos-Fedak

May 8, 2014 at 11:20 am

Hi, I’ve set up a recurring event, but I’m not sure if I did it correctly. Want to set up a 10 week set of classes that is $125 total, but I believe it is going to change $125 per class. How can I fix it?

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  • Support Staff

May 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

Hi Nina,

So you created these events using the Recurring Events Manager?

Each individual event will charge separately as they are now but it is possible to setup the events to use a single event for registration. This is done using the ‘Alternate Registration Page’ within those events, events 2-10 must have this set to event 1.

So for example here are 10 events created with REM – (I have manually edited the name to include a number to demo), if we edit the first event to get that events registration URL. Click the ‘Short URL’ button

Copy the output, then go back to the event overview and select the second event –

In the event options for that event input that URL into the ‘Alternate Registration Page’ field –

Within the REM settings select ‘This and all upcoming events’ and then Update.

What this does is set Event 2-10 to use Event 1’s registration form. So when clicking on any of those events the user will actually be viewing and signing up for Event 1.

Does that help?

Nina Gaydos-Fedak

May 8, 2014 at 2:27 pm

So, I created this event. as the first event and this is a second in the series A couple of things:
1. I made the Name 2 under standard pricing say: “10-Week Session,” but it doesn’t show up on the page.
2. I’m not sure if I did what you said to do correctly because both registration pages look the same and none of them have the class run period on them other than what I wrote in the description field. I think this would be confusing to users.


  • Support Staff

May 9, 2014 at 2:32 am

1) If you only have 1 pricing option the Pricing name is not displayed by default.

2) The events do not appear to have changed, they all have their own registration form.

Can you explain how you would like the registration process to work please?

I ask as it sounds like you may not need to setup a recurring series and only use a single event with the course length within the description but as I’m unsure how you would like this event to run I can’t be sure.

Nina Gaydos-Fedak

May 9, 2014 at 3:43 pm

I want people to be able to register once for a 10-week series of classes. But, I want the separate class dates to show up on my overall calendar.

Lorenzo Orlando Caum

  • Support Staff

May 11, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Hi Nina,

Is this a single course that takes place over 10 weeks or is it ten versions of the course?

If its the first option, then you could create an event with the registration fee and then create the additional 9 events without pricing and say that the pricing is included with the first event.

From there, you could add links to the additional 9 events to the description area for the first event.



  • Support Staff

May 12, 2014 at 2:57 am

Hi Nina,

If you prefer I’ll take a look at the events and give you an example using your events to show you how to do what I describe above.

Currently all your events still use their own registration form.

If you could send temporary login details using the form available here:

I’ll take a look and show you you set this up using your events.


  • Support Staff

May 13, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Hi Nina,

If you go the Event Registration page, each of the ‘Register’ buttons, take you to that individual events page currently –

If you log into the site, go to Event Espresso -> Event Overview.

Find the Event with ID 20 –

That is the first event within the series. Edit that event. Click the ‘Short URL’ button, and copy the URL that is displayed within the Popup –

Then edit the event with ID 21, thats the next event in the series –

Paste the URL into the Alternative Registration URL field, set REM to update ‘This and all upcoming events’, then update the event. (Which updates the series) –

Now if you go back to the Event Registration page, all of the events in the series will all go to ?ee=20 (the first event’s registration page)

Does that help?

Nina Gaydos-Fedak

May 14, 2014 at 10:50 am

That is exactly what I did before and it isn’t updating on all of them. I tried it again following all of your steps and it didn’t change anything.

Nina Gaydos-Fedak

May 14, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Can you please answer me today? I gave you the logon info, so I thought you were going to actually go in and make the event and see what I am doing wrong.


  • Support Staff

May 15, 2014 at 2:01 am

Hi Nina,

Apologies in the delay getting back to you.

We usually do not make any changes within a site without checking we can do so before hand. I offered to give an example using your events as its sometimes easier to follow in the context of your own events.

Looking at the site all of your events now link back to the first event which is what was intended with the above. Clicking on any of those Page to Stage events will take the user to the first event to pay. Is this not how you want the events to work?

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