Shortcode showing featured events, next/prev and recurring checkboxes show all
I’m sorry that you’re running into this issue with the shortcode navigation for featured events…I tested it out on my end and am seeing the same thing. I logged this for our developers to take a look at, but unfortunately I don’t have an ETA that I can give you at the moment as to when this will be resolved. But, as soon as we have an update, we’ll let you know here.
I also tested out the issue you mentioned with filtering when the “Show only the first upcoming instance of recurring events” option is checked, but I was not able to recreate this one. Just to clarify, is the filtering lost on your end when you hit the next/previous links, or are the shortcode events not filtered at all when that option is checked?
For the time being, you might want to look at using the Events List Widget (which also has a shortcode and lets you show only featured events), but this would not allow you to use photo view. Alternatively, you could increase the number of events displayed per page under Events > Settings > General > “Number of events to show per page” or temporarily hide the navigation with CSS.
I apologize for the inconvenience that this is causing, and thank you for your patience as we work on getting it resolved! Please let me know if you have any questions in the meantime.