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[resolved] Updating Recurring Events (6 posts)

  1. BigDogSF
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hi...a couple questions.

    Updated recurring events today, extending them through December 2018. Some of them are weekly.

    Had the following issues:

    1. Redirected to a 404 page when I hit update. Did a reload, and still displayed the 404. Then browser back. Nothing saved. Hit reload, nothing saved.

    2. Disabled all plugins except Events Manager...hit update.....timed out, hit reload, still timed out, then browser back button to the edit screen..nothing saved.

    -BUT...if I hit reload after browser back, the records updated in most cases (monthly events 55 records) , but for weekly events (155+ records) , it was hit or miss. Also ended up after retrying for the weekly events with 2-3 duplicates of each day.

    3. When removing duplicates manually in admin, timed out. Went to mysql....and deleted the records from the em_event db...but then discovered that the records are also occurring in the regular posts db...

    However, after deleting the records in the em_events db and then reactivating the recurring event record...it cleaned up the duplicates.

    All very strange. Some of the events were created two years ago - so curious if these issues could be due to the records being created in a much earlier version of the plugin?

    Also, could these time-out issues be due to the massive quantity of posts created for a weekly event ranging three years? Got my wp memory set at ('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '512M') and ('WP_MAX_MEMORY_LIMIT', '512M').

    Finally, there is a view in admin for recurring events, but what about a view for non-recurring events? It's almost impossible to sift through 3000 plus events to find ones that are not recurring.

    I did find a solution....I use Admin Columns Pro,an excellent plugin, and added a column for the custom field _recurrence_id, and made it sortable....and this allows for a descending sort from no records to the largest record number, putting all the events that are non-recurring at the top of the sort (or bottom if ur perverse<G>)

    Getting ready to open event listings to members, and I am very concerned about Event Managers capability to handle a large quantity of event records....I'm looking at 50-100k event records.

    Any thoughts?

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/events-manager/

  2. angelo
    NetWebLogic Support
    Posted 2 months ago #

    sorry but not getting this issues; can I know what is your current EM version ?

  3. BigDogSF
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    I keep my plugins updated...it is the current release version....what do you mean when you say you are not getting this issue??

  4. caimin_nwl
    NetWebLogic Support
    Posted 2 months ago #

    These do sound like memory problems / timeouts.

    You mention having up to 100,000 events - I'm guessing many of these have bookings attached. If that's correct, then it's possible the memory settings you mentioned are too low for that kind of database size.

    Have you tried raising the limit higher?

  5. BigDogSF
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hi. I don't have 100,000 events at this time. Right now, around 3800. I was explaining that we are about ready to open up event submissions to our members...and we anticipate 40,000 to 50,000 events being added over the next 3-4 months.

    We do not accept bookings...and are using the plugin purely as an event calendar...and we display everything in lists like this: http://www.collectorsbluebook.com/events/

    I agree, that it looks like a memory issue for the repeating events, especially when a weekly recurring event is submitted for a time span of 2 plus years (that like 104 records).

    It would be nice if we could limit event submissions on recurring to a max of two years in the future.

    As I stated, we are already at 512MB on wp_memory and wp_max_memory (these are separate settings in our dedicated server). This is a good sized amount of memory....

    I can go larger...but have never considered doing so....any thoughts on size? Obviously 1024 would be the next step up. In testing the memory usage for wp...the all time peak has been 109mb, or about 20% of the current allocated memory.

    Not sure how, or if this relates to the Events Manager large bulk post creations.

    Regards

  6. caimin_nwl
    NetWebLogic Support
    Posted 2 months ago #

    It would be nice if we could limit event submissions on recurring to a max of two years in the future.

    There's a manual fix for that - by editing the Recurrences span from / to under Recurrences on the Add / Edit Recurring Event page - though I'm guessing you mean something automatic.

    Given what you've said about the size of the site, having a dedicated server, etc. I would have thought that memory limit would be ok.

    Have you also tried increasing the memory used by PHP?

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