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Recurring events posts content

Posted: November 28, 2012 at 4:06 am

Bjørn Tore Stig

November 28, 2012 at 4:06 am

When registering a new event and choosing the option to create a post, there would be one post for each event. The post of the first event would have content generated by the template while all the others are empty.

I would rather have one post for all recurring events, but since this isn’t an out-of-the-box option I really have to have the content copied to all the other posts, too.
How can that be achieved?


November 28, 2012 at 5:01 am

What you could do if I am understanding your needs correctly, is to create the recurring events but give them a set category and dont add a post, then edit the first and add a post (the default setting is that only that one event will be amended).

This will create one post, then in that post you can add [EVENT_LIST show_recurrence=true category_identifier=your_category_identifier] which will list the recurring events but only from that category. Now you would need to style these, but that is a minor issue.

I would also suggest using the templates from the recurring event registration add on (copy them to the uploads/espresso folder) HOWEVER right now it will just break your post, please keep an eye on the changelog as we will be sending out updated files that when used will give you a list like this

EDIT: using the above template will also change your standard registration page, so be aware of that.

Bjørn Tore Stig

November 28, 2012 at 5:32 am

Hei Dean.
Thanks for quick response.
I did a test on what you suggested. Unfortunately, I only get an output of “No events available…” and when clicking on a date in the recurring sequence in the calendar (not the first of the sequence) I’ll get redirected to the frontpage.


November 28, 2012 at 5:41 am


Did you use the Unique Category Identifier?

e.g. [EVENT_LIST show_recurrence=true category_identifier=rec-1354106244]

Bjørn Tore Stig

November 28, 2012 at 5:56 am

No, of course. Left that one out…
I now pasted in the category-id like so: test-recurring-cat-1354106386

If this is right, I still don’t get a list of the events in test-recurring-cat

Do I have to update the event, too?


November 28, 2012 at 5:58 am

You shouldnt have to no, in the other thread I asked for login details, if that is ok I can have a look at both issues simultaneously.

Bjørn Tore Stig

November 28, 2012 at 6:03 am

Ok, that would actually be great.
The email issue isn’t a big deal, but this one would be great to solve.

I’ll send login details shortly.


November 28, 2012 at 6:12 am

Ok, in the end it was an easy fix. You hadnt attached the category to the events so the shortcode wasnt finding any events because there was no events in that category. Check the post page now, and you will see the events

Bjørn Tore Stig

November 28, 2012 at 6:18 am

Oh, ok.
So you mean I didn’t mark test-recurring-cat to the right?


November 28, 2012 at 6:21 am

Yeah, in the event you need to mark that the event is in that category, theres an option under the recurring options in the event to do the changes on all the events in that group so its only a few clicks to get them all like that or when creating a group of recurring events, if you select the category they will all have it on creation.

Bjørn Tore Stig

November 28, 2012 at 6:27 am

OK, awesome.

Now I need to redirect to the event post when clicking on a date (belonging to the recurrence) in the calendar. How would I accomplish that?

Bjørn Tore Stig

November 28, 2012 at 7:44 am

Figured it out 🙂
Thanks for your help, Dean.


November 28, 2012 at 8:32 am

Awesome! Glad its all working now.

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