Support » Plugin: Events Manager » Possible feature lost in updates

  • Resolved wafwaf

    (@wafwaf)


    It used to be when you create a single event (not a recurring event) that spans two days [for example ‘Event1’ starts on Saturday, 9am – 11pm, then continues on Sun, 9am – 11pm] and publish ‘Event1’, on the Saturday events page ‘Event1’ will show normally, then on the Sunday listing, ‘Event1’ will still show up on TOP of all other events.

    In subsequent updates, that feature was lost. Now, if you list a single event that spans two days (Sat and Sun), it will NOT show up on top of other events on the following day. As a matter of fact, it will NOT show up at all in the Sunday events listing!

    Not sure if it was a kink in the plugin itself, but it was a cool “feature”.

    I would hate to make a “Recurring event” just for two days. It made sense how it was before!

    Thank you!

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  • angelo_nwl

    (@angelo_nwl)

    NetWebLogic Support

    this issue is already been been reported; should get fixed soon.

    Hi Angelo,

    it’s been 2 months. Do you know if the update will be coming anytime soon? 🙂

    Happy Holidays!

    Will this issue be fixed soon?

    Plugin Author Marcus

    (@netweblogic)

    NetWebLogic Support

    Sorry this never got seen to, this got mixed up in our bug tracker with another bug to do with monthly events on sundays.

    Is this still happening to you? I’m not sure if this is a bug or a setting issue. Is it happening on calendars or on event lists specifically?

    If you have an example we could see that may help.

    wafwaf

    (@wafwaf)

    @netweblogic

    Here’s a detailed explanation of the lost feature that was never fixed or brought back.
    Let’s say we have:

    -Event: Memorial Day Weekend Dance
    -Description: A dance marathon on Memorial Day weekend, Sunday and Monday!
    -When: From 05/28/17 to 05/29/17
    -Event starts at 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    It used to be that if you make “one” single event for both days, the “Memorial Day Weekend Dance” will appear on Saturday at 1:00 PM. Then, it repeats on Sunday Events on top of the page, as a continuous event from Saturday.

    Sometime after you rolled in some updates in the last year or so, that feature disappeared and now you have to create two “separate” events or a “Recurring Event” for multiple, or triple days.

    Recommendation: Is it possible to have the old capability back to create one (1) single event, that spans 2 or 3 days in a row (for example, have it set to start from Fri, June 2 to Sun, Jun 4), and have that event repeat automatically every day for 3 days in a row (like it used to be in the past?) without having to duplicate the event or creating a recurring event for 2 or 3 days only.

    This is helpful especially when we have an organization that does not have recurring events that repeat weekly or monthly, submits an event to our site that spans 3 days in a row. They usually enter it as one single event. And we have to go back and “duplicate” those events for the 2 other days because the plugin stopped recognizing 2 or 3 in-a-row days’ single event.

    I hope that was detailed enough and I did not confuse you.

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by  wafwaf.
    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by  wafwaf.
    Plugin Author Marcus

    (@netweblogic)

    NetWebLogic Support

    Hi, I understand the situation, the only thing I don’t see is where you expect this to happen… are you looking at a calendar, a list of events (and if so, are they grouped by day/week/month or just a list without grouping) and on the same day are there more events?

    I do see with your example on a list grouped by day it only shows on the first day. I’m not sure if that’s the one that changed at one point or another, but I do know why that’s the case, as it’s documented in our code comments:

    * There is a nuance with this function, long_events won’t work unless you add a limit of 0. The reason is because this won’t work with pagination, due to the fact
    * that you need to alter the event total count to reflect each time an event is displayed in a time range. e.g. if an event lasts 2 days and it’s daily grouping,
    * then that event would count as 2 events for pagination purposes. For that you need to count every single event and calculate date range etc. which is too resource
    * heavy and not scalabale, therefore we’ve added this limitation.

    So, what you could do is use shortcode to show your upcoming events without pagination, but limited to say 2 months and avoid a long list with long load times:

    [events_list_grouped scope="2-months" limit="0" mode="daily" long_events="1"]

    maybe I misunderstood/assumed wrong, otherwise, hope that makes sense!

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by  Marcus.
    Plugin Author Marcus

    (@netweblogic)

    NetWebLogic Support

    [duplicate post]

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by  Marcus.
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