As of Events Calendar Pro version 6.0, we’ve added a new way to manage events called Series. Event Series can be used to display and group any combination of single and recurring events.
Series differs from recurring events because, with recurring events, all events must contain the same event title, description, venue, and organizer. With recurring events, all events are generated simultaneously, containing all of the same information except for the date and time of the event. On the other hand, Series offers the flexibility to group events with different meta information.
For example, you may find the Series option useful if you have the same event occurring across multiple venues. You could create individual events with different venues and link them together with Series.
There are three ways to create a Series:
- From the WordPress dashboard
- From the event editor
- By creating a recurring event
Creating a Series from the dashboard
You’ll see a new menu item, Series, under Events in the WordPress Dashboard:
On the Series page, click on Add New to create a new Series from scratch.
Now you can begin to build your Series. You can add a title and description and select the events to add. It’s important to note that you cannot create events on the Series page, so you’ll want to create your events ahead of time, as you normally do.
Once you publish your Series, your events will appear under the Events in this Series section. You can always return to this page to edit and manage your Series. On the frontend, you’ll see something like this:
Create a Series from the event editor
Whenever you’re creating an event, you have the option to add it to an existing Series. You can also create a new Series right from the event editor. In both the block and classic editors, you’ll find the Series dropdown in the sidebar:
When you create a Series from the event editor, you can only assign a title. However, once you save the event and the Series is generated, you can edit it to add a description or make other changes.
Automatically generated Series
Recurring events are always part of a Series. If you create a recurring event and don’t assign it to a Series, then a Series will be automatically generated when you save the event. Generated Series will have the same name as the recurring event. You can edit the Series by going to Events > Series or clicking the link in the event editor.
Removing events from a Series
To remove events from a Series, first, visit the Series page that you’d like to edit. Scroll down towards the bottom, and you’ll see options to Edit, View, and Convert to Single (if the event is recurring).
Once you go to Edit, you can choose to Trash the event, which will remove it from the Series. If it is a recurring event, you’ll want to convert it to a single event first. Converting the event to a single event is also helpful if you want to make changes to one event.