Posted: November 25, 2015 at 2:29 pm
I have EE4 and was wondering if there was a way to make recurring events easily? I know EE3 had the add on, but am not sure if EE4 has something for it.
I have a class running 3 separate days per week, every week. I would like to make it recurring for at least a few months in advance, even indefinitely if possible.
Even if I manually enter them, Event Espresso says I reach my limit at around 10 event dates or so. Even if I were to keep adding dates and delete old ones as they pass, it doesn’t let me since there are already tickets purchased for the event.
I can’t make new events every class date, it would take forever. It would also get confusing to clients.
What can I do to make a recurring class?
Currently EE4 does not officially support recurring events, so the only way you can work around that is by manually creating the events.
As you hit you max_input_vars limit?
That’s a setting on your server rather than within EE. To allow for more datetimes (and tickets) to be created the max_input_vars value needs to be increased from 1000 to a higher value, 3000 would allow you to create 3 times the datetimes you can currently.
I would recommend contacting your host and request they up this limit for you if you are unsure of doing this yourself.
However, in order for the event to work like that you would need to create a datetime for the event, then a new set of tickets specifically for that datetimes. This could quickly become confusing for registrants if you add multiple instances of the dates/tickets. You could create new events per week, having 3 datetimes per event and however many tickets you need for those events, that should be a little more manageable but will still involve create multiple events.
Thank you for all the information.
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