Recurring event is helpful for repeated events like different training class, regular session, monthly events and repeated conference. You can create recurring events based on a daily recurrence, weekly recurrence, monthly recurrence, bi-monthly, first day of every month, yearly twice time etc. Before moving to the ‘how to’ documentation, let us share few technical words. Please read this carefully so that you can create the recurring event perfectly.
Parent Event: Parent Event is the main event you will create. This event will take your input and create Individual recurring event. It will hold the all the common information. Also, the parent event will be displayed as individual event in front/display page. Warning- Whenever you will edit your parent event, it will affect all the recurrence event. You can detach any individual recurrence event if you want them to be not changed.
Detach Event: Detach is an option to remove Individual recurrence event from the parent. If you detach any recurrence event from parent then the recurrence event will act as single independent event. And you will be unable to attach this event with parent again. So, carefully detach recurrence event if needed.
Recurrence Event: Recurrence event is the individual recurrence and it’s generated from the parent event. Based on the way you set the logic from the parent event, the individual recurrence event will be created.
Starting and Ending date: In case of a recurrence event, starting and ending date is a must. You must have to set starting and ending dates. Starting date will work as the recurrence starting day and the ending date will count as the last date of the recurrence. Starting and ending date is not always a recurrence date as the recurrence will be created based on your given logic.
Recurrence Interval: The delay between two recurrence events is called recurrence interval. Let’s say, you have 30 days full event and you set 5 days recurrence interval then the individual recurrence event will be 6. But if you select 10 days as recurrent interval then the individual recurrence will be 3.
The recurrence span is the duration of each recurrence event. The span contains two types. Single-day span and multiple day span.
Single-day Span Duration: If you want all of your individual single events will be single-day duration then select single-day span. Once you update the event, all of your individual event duration will be 1 day. This means individual recurrence, under parent event, will be the event day.
Multiple-day Span Duration: If you want all of your individual single event’s duration will be more than one day, then you can set a multiple-day span duration. If you set 2 or more days as a recurrence span that means each recurrence event will be 2 or more days long.
🔹 Note: Interval is the number of days between two recurrence events but recurrence span is the duration (in days) for each event. For example, if your interval is 5 days and span is 2 days, each recurrence event will be created after every 5 days and will be 2 days long.
Recurring event is created based on the logic that you set. According to your logic, the recurrent event will be created on the same day as the parent event if the date of the recurring event falls on the same date as the parent event.
The parent event is a template for you to edit all of your recurring events as mentioned above. The parent event is NOT the first event for the series of events you created. The first recurring event is the first event for your timeline. If you want the starting date to be the first event date, then set your recurring event condition to match the date of the first recurring event.
🔹 Note: Do not confuse the parent event date as the first day of the event. It is the first date from which the condition for the recurring event will occur.
You can set a daily recurrence where the event will repeat daily based on your settings. You can repeat the event one day, two day, three day or any day interval. Please go to the Eventin from the dashboard and click on the event. After that click on ‘Add New’ and update all the necessary event details. In the middle area of the event, you will get ‘Recurring event’ toggle button. Click the button and it will open the recurrence details. Select daily and then set the “Recurrence Interval” and “Each recurrence spans for” and then fill-up the rest information. Publish the event and all the recurrence will be displayed at the event section.
Similar to the daily recurrence, you can set weekly recurrence for your event. For weekly recurrence, you will need to select the week day from the settings. Based on your needs, you can select multiple week day.
Similar to the weekly event recurrence, you can set monthly recurrence. In order to set monthly recurrence, you will need to set the date of each month. Rest of the setting are as simple as the others recurrence settings is.
You can set yearly recurrence as like as the others recurrence settings is. But for the yearly recurrence, you will need to select both month of the year and date of the month.
You can edit all the recurrence individual from the parents. Simply go to the events section and find out the parent event and edit the event as per your requirement. Don’t forget to update the page. And remember, each time you edit parent event, it will affect all the individual recurrence event. Be vary vary careful while updating the parent event. You can also update all the recurrence information with ‘Edit All Recurrences’ options from the individual recurrence.
Important Note- If you update the logic of the recurrence then it will create all new recurrence as expected. Beside this all old recurrence will be deleted from the event list EXCEPT expired events. Example- Let’s say, you have a recurrence parent with 5 recurrence under the parent. You are changing the recurring logic while you have 2 expired recurrence. In that case, after updating the parent, expired 2 recurrence will be same as they are.
If you want to check all the recurrence, then go to parent event and click on ‘View all recurrences’. Full list of individual recurrence will be displayed in a new screen. See Full Recurrence List Key: Eventin -> Events -> Parent Events -> View all recurrences
You can update an individual recurrence from the events section. Please go to events and find out the recurrence you want to update. Click on ‘Edit’ and then update as like as you want.
Individual recurrence registration deadline: You can set the registration deadline for all individual recurrence events under the parent event. This feature is allowing you to set the registration deadline of each individual recurrence one by one. In order to do it, please go to your targeted individual recurrence and edit the event. Scroll down and at the bottom area, you will get these options.
The front page of recurring event contains all the information you have given to the parent event. Also it contains the recurrence along with tickets options. If you keep the event pricing FREE, still the recurrence will be available at the event page. Note- the following image is showing only the recurrence part demo.
Want to check the ticket selling report? Please go to the Individual recurrence event and click on edit. Once the editable window open, scroll down and at the bottom of the page, you will get the report.
If you are WPEventin PRO user, you will get extra and beautiful report options at plugin menu. The report will give you extra facility like checking full details at a glance, shorting and searching the event. Individual recurrence event and many more.
Check out our detailed video tutorial on ‘How to create a recurring event for free with WP Eventin’