Posted: November 9, 2023 at 5:42 pm
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Thank you for looking into this.
The dates being
Can you post a screenshot of the REM settings you are using to update?
Above is a link to the screenshot.
Ok, I did some digging into this, it looks like a change in PHP8 is affecting the recurring events manager here.
If you are comfortable with PHP/FTP the fix is to go to:
Line 43-44 should be something like:
Change that to be:
That will allow you to update the event/series.
Something to note here, we have deprecated EE3 in favour EE4 as it now supports recurring events. We announced a while back that EE3 would be grandfathered and only receive security updates which the above is not so I’m not sure if we’ll push an update to fix this but I’ve posted the above so you’re not stuck without a solution.
Whilst I’m not saying you need to switch to EE4 now! Is/has something been preventing you from switching over to EE4?
Awesome! I’m glad it worked for you 🙂
🙂 I see this a lot, however as you update PHP more and more (which you should be doing as you already are) you’ll run into more and more issues with EE3, so it will end up broken and that’s when its a panic to fix or your host complaining they need to support and older version of PHP (some are doing so and charging a premium for supporting older PHP versions).
Correct, EE4 has migration scripts that will pull in the EE3 data over to EE4 when you first activate it (note is happens on initial activation so you can’t swap and change between the 2 versions over and over).
EE4 is not ‘just and update’ for EE3… it’s a completely different system built from the ground up. The database schema is totally different and things work very differently internally (EE4 relies much more on your theme than EE3 did for multiple different reasons).
So knowing that I always recommend updating on a staging site first to confirm registrations work as you expect. I’m not saying check every single feature on your staging site… but migrate, pick an event, register onto it and confirm things work as you require for a normal customer, niggly issues can be worked on from there but you’ll know if anything major will come up.
Being hesitant is perfectly understandable and I don’t hide the fact that EE4 is very different for that exact reason. Generally things ‘just work’ and you don’t run into anything major, it works, differently to how your used to EE3, but it works 🙂
If you need help on the best way to do that just post up and I’ll walk through some options with you.
You’re most welcome and please do, I’m always happy to help.
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