Recurring events with no real pattern
my client uses his calendar for theater events. The recurrence is completely arbitrary. Instead of the “recurring events” input fields, could there be input fields to select when the event will actually take place?
In another posting here I read “the best solution would be to “fake it” via a couple separate recurrence patterns simulating one.” – However, I don’t see an option to input separate recurrence patterns (Version 2.0.3). Is this in another version?
Hi there Stefan. The “fake it” suggestion would have to be done using the out-of-the-box architecture; ie creating a couple of distinctly separate recurring events with the same title so they appear linked. We’re going to have code in 2.1 that allows for more flexibility/randomness of recurring events, though, so the official support for this is coming. Sorry I couldn’t offer up more in the interim. Let me know if you’ve got any other questions along these lines.
I’m in the same boat, I’m using ECP 2.0.3 with gravity Forms for an opera company. Ideally I want 1 event listing that has arbitrary performance dates.
Any idea when 2.1 will be available? It’s incredibly important that my client can add in arbitrary recurring dates.
In the mean time, Is is possible to change the _EventStartDate to accept a string? Such that the GF user could enter their dates like so:
The idea would be to implode the string into rows to separate the dates.
Hey Stephen. Definitely, we’re seeing the value here – the best I can offer up is that we’ll have 2.1 out sometime between now and the end of March. (How soon will depend on how quickly we can get all these bugs ironed out). If you want to check in with me as we get closer to that date I’ll certainly have more information as to a specific timetable, and could probably confirm whether it’ll be in the initial 2.1 push or a subsequent release in the 2.1 lifecycle from there.
Hope that helps, let me know if you’ve got other questions here.
Hi Rob, can you update me on the expected release date of version 2.1 and more specifically the ability to create arbitrary re-occurring events. I have a client who is anxiously awaiting this functionality and we are being delayed because they are adamant about using it. Any idea when this will be available so I can give them a time frame?
Hey Stephen. Thanks for the follow-up; we just pushed 2.0.5 on Monday, so as of yesterday our focus is back on 2.1. Generally we try for one release a month, so if all goes according to plan that next release should be live by the end of April.
That being said: if we get a lot of feedback that there are problems/bugs with 2.0.5 and we feel we need a 2.0.6, that’ll delay 2.1 a few weeks. But so far the response to 2.0.5 has been positive and so we’re currently planning on bypassing the 2.0.6 route.
Sorry I couldn’t offer up a more substantive timetable here. If you’ve got other questions or want to check in over the next few weeks, I’d be happy to alert you as to status when I know it.
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