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[Resolved] [REQ] Convert an event to a recurring one

  • One of the biggest bafflements of our users is that when they add an event and later come to the conclusion it should have been a recurring one, they cannot change that.

    To add the option for this shouldn’t be too tedious to implement in the plugin core. The only issues I thought of so far that add complexity to the implementation are comments and bookings. As modifying a recurring event would delete all of them, changing a regular event to a recurring one could just do the same.

    So it’d be a case of adding the UI in the template, which would be mostly reusing the when-with-recurring.php and the existing jQuery scripts, and possibly a back-end piece as well.

    Our team is not familiar enough with EM’s back-end side so we won’t be attempting this any time soon, but it might come into picture later on. As this is a feature I’d imagine most anyone who uses recurring events would appreciate, I found this worth requesting in hopes this’d be implemented in the plugin core within, perhaps, the next two months.


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  • Plugin Author Marcus


    NetWebLogic Support

    at the moment, converting an event into a recurring one isn’t as simple as you’d think, because recurring event templates are a different CPT.

    You could try changing the post type to event-recurring and adjust the values in wp_em_events accordingly to match that of a recurring event record (specifically recurring_id and recurrence).

    We’ll be changing the way recurrences work eventually (or more like we’ll add a new way to create recurring events) and at that point they’ll be event CPTs and should make it easier.

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