Hey everyone! Just a heads up that if you’re running Events Calendar PRO, we just pushed a 3.5.2 release out that addresses another problem related to our recurrence refactor. Specifically, this release fixed a bug that inadvertently creates duplicate instances of events scheduled past the future cutoff date.
There isn’t any update to the core The Events Calendar, so you will be running TEC 3.5.1 and PRO 3.5.2 for the duration of this release cycle. If anyone encounters further issues on the recurrence front — and finds those aren’t solved by updating to 3.5.2 and using the duplicate cleanup plugin we built from there — please don’t hesitate to let us know on the forums.
Wondering how to use the duplicate cleanup plugin? It’s easy, and the plugin is just a single file. (That said, you should still backup before installing it, as you would with any new plugin!) Add it to your plugins directory, and activate the plugin so it appears in your active plugins list:
Navigate over to the main Event Settings page (Events –> Settings in the sidebar) and you will see a new button on the main events settings page for “Merging Duplicate Recurring Events”:
Click the button to begin the update process. For larger sites, this might take a long time, but it should continue running until all are fixed. If it doesn’t finish, you can safely run it again without adverse effects.