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Recurring event? (26 posts)

  1. tyrrin
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is there a way to create a recurring event? This calendar does everything I want except this. Please help! Thank you.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ajax-event-calendar/

  2. Eran Miller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    tyrrin,

    Automated creation of recurring events is on my list of features to add, however, due to the significant effort involved, is not likely to be delivered anytime soon.

    Eran

  3. eracc
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I would like to add a request to having a recurring event as well. Something that will handle a once per month event (LUG meeting) that will occur in perpetuity. As well it should handle time limited recurring events such as summer scheduled events that would end after 2 - 3 months.

    Also it would be excellent to have an easy way to copy an event so I can create one instance then copy it. Say for a two week long event that is only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. Yeah, I can currently create six events, but a copy/paste would be much faster.

    Thanks for a great plugin. I look forward to the updated versions with these new features.

  4. Eran Miller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    FYI, the earliest I expect to introduce recurring event functionality into the plugin is at least several months.

    Eran

  5. eracc
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I understand about recurring events being a while away. I just wanted to say "me too". :)

    In the meantime, how about being able to copy an event with something like [Ctrl]+click and drag? Or a [Copy] button on an existing event that pops up a mini calendar to copy an event to another day? Would one of those be onerous to code? If I had a clue how to do this myself I would do it an submit a patch to you. Unfortunately my coding skills are not up to that. If this can already be done, I have not found the magic word yet.

  6. Eran Miller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    eracc,

    Given enough time anything's possible - I'd have to look into it further before giving an estimate or committing to this feature.

    Eran

  7. nelsondbeverly27
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would be willing to pay a fair price for the ability to have recurring event control with this plugin.

    If you don't have any plans to make this option a reality could you please recommend a calendar plugin that is just as good as this one but does offer recurring event control?

    Thank you.

  8. Eran Miller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    As indicated above I have plans to add an automated recurring option,
    at this point I just can't estimate how long it will take. It is a very complicated feature to code and I don't wish to reinvent the wheel, so it takes times researching available algorithms to produce a smart solution.

    Eran

  9. nelsondbeverly27
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Eran, I figured you would say that based on your recent posts.

    Is there any kind of work-around or short-term solution that you can offer...I love the calendar, it is perfect in every way, save for the recurring option, as already noted.

    My delima is that I have multiple events that occur every Saturday, all year round. It is very very very tedious and time consuming to enter these same events over and over again. Therefore, I don't enter them in and my readers suffer from lack of knowledge and I don't want to use another calendar option because they all suck, so you have your users over a barrel.

    I don't want to come off as pushy but you have a great plugin here that could be the best WordPress plugin ever, if it had the recurring option. Your plugin is like a fine sports car that is missing one wheel.

    I would even consider paying you directly for your time to make this happen sooner.

    Please reconsider a quicker time frame for making this option a reality, you will have many happy users.

  10. eracc
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @nelsondbeverly27, I suspect Eran does not do WordPress plugins for a living and so his time is limited. Even if this were Eran's full time source of income, paying to "speed things up" will not necessarily have us end up with a good solution in the near term. I've been in the computer consulting business long enough, over 20 years, to have seen poorly implemented code in a paid rush job several times. I would rather have a good solution in the long run than a poorly implemented feature in the near term.

    That said, maybe Eran can figure out a copy / paste for copying an event in the short term. It seems that would be simpler to code than a full bore recurring event algorithm. But as I know my coding skills are not up to that, what do I know about how difficult that would be anyway? :)

  11. Eran Miller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    As eracc indicated this is not how I make my living, indeed this is my first and only WordPress plugin. Based on the research I've been able to complete thus far, I don't expect to introduce recurring event functionality soon, the complexity and performance implications if done incorrectly (rushed) could render the calendar unusable.

    I'm sorry you feel I "have you over a barrel" that was certainly not my motivation in the many hours spent creating and supporting this plugin.

    Eran

    p.s. I have been investigating copy functionality (I listened to you the first time you suggested it eracc) and it may be available as early as the next release or the one following.

  12. Eran Miller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    A new beta has been released for those interested in testing and confirming that it works see this post for details.

  13. ronr1999
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Crap... just installed, got it working, learned the interface... and now find out that recurring doesn't work. [crap]

    Potential is high. Keep up the work! Be glad to donate when recurring is ready!

  14. Eran Miller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Plugin version 0.9.9.1 is now available for download.
    Some recurring event functionality will be available in the following release.

  15. eheltzel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    running version 0.9.9.2 is there recurring support on this version? I can't seem to figure it out.

  16. Eran Miller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Recurring support is not available until the next version, beta coming soon.

  17. eheltzel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    awesome thanks!

  18. workspdx
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Any progress on this feature? Very excited to see the release. Thanks for a killer plugin!

  19. Eran Miller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    The beta will be released sometime before the end of the week.

  20. toothcardus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    looking forward to it

  21. Eran Miller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Calling all Beta Testers! The 1.0 release is now available for testing.

    If you have not already done so, please take a few moments to complete this feedback form. Your answers will help determine future plugin development. Please submit your responses only once, multiple submissions are automatically excluded.

  22. severity design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    please let us know if the recurring event function is available as of now. not sure what version I'm using, but absolutely need a recurring function for my calendar. thanks!

  23. Eran Miller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not yet, the next plugin update will include the recurring event functionality.

  24. ricksmithworking
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have a recurring event question and think I might be doing something incorrectly. I set up an event to run from 08/02/2011 through 10/02/2011. It appears correctly as an event on the August and the October calendars, but *not* the September calendar:

    http://www.shakerhistoricalsociety.org/explore/events-speakers/

    It's the only event on the calendar at this point.

    Any ideas what might be happening here to cause the event to disappear on the current (September) month?

    Thanks for any help you can provide!

    Sincerely,

    Rick Smith

  25. Eran Miller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    To properly consider user requests, all feature requests and bugs should be submitted to the new issue tracker with complete details.

  26. ricksmithworking
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry! I have started an issue here:

    Thanks - looks like a great plugin and I am looking forward to implementing it!

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