Add a recurring event option to CSV uploads so that you can add recurring events as currently to have to add the event multiple times.4 votes
This is something we are currently investivating to see how feasible it is. We would love to add this ability, but due to the complexity of recurrence patterns it may not be possible to import these via CSV, at least without making it so complex it has a huge learning curve and is a pain to work with. If we deem this possible then we would definitely like to build it. :)
Thanks for sharing the idea!
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Add the ability to import CSV files via a web address, so partner sites can communicate with each other and pull events from them
it would be fantastic if I could point to a web address of CSV file and import that automatically with certain time intervals.
that would be a really nice upgrade of CSV importer3 votes
Thanks for the suggestion.
Actually you could achieve exactly that using a third-party plugin such as WP All import (the premium versions).
Hope this helps
You can currently export venues, organizers, and events from one site to another via the WordPress import/export functionality. Be sure to do venues, organizers, then events as instructed here: https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/csv-files-options-and-examples/
Currently, the CSV Importer lists your CSV fields and asks for you to choose a the corresponding event field from a dropdown. I suggest that instead, the event fields should be listed and the CSV fields should be selected from the dropdown.
This would help ensure we're mapping all the fields that are needed for the import. It would also allow certain CSV fields to be used to fill multiple event fields (e.g., start and end days for single day events).3 votes
Thank you for sharing this interesting idea. We would like to improve the column mapping UI. One thing we have considered doing is leaaving the current columns the same, but hiding an element from the available fields drop down when it is selected in any of the drop downs. That way the list continually shrinks. Once you have selected all of the fields your CSV has, the drop down list will only contain the remaining fields that your CSV does not have. Would that work in your case?
The extreme majority of users do not have all fields available in their CSV, many of them just have 4-5 of our 20 fields. So we are reluctant to make the left hand column 4x taller and more complicated than it needs to be for such users.
We can create CSV files for a sharepoint calendar that we want to import its data to The Events Calendar. However, this information changes on a consistent bases. We would like to add a url where it can fetch data every 30min or hour.3 votes
Thank you for the suggestion.
You could achieve exactly that using a third-party plugin such as WP All import (the premium versions).
Hopefully this helps
I like to empower clients on sites I build them, if they are capable and this would extend to allowing them to import events via csv.
But I don't ever make clients Administrators, unless truly exceptional! So can you offer an option to allow Editors to import CSV files please.
I’m familiar with User Role Editor and Adminimize plugins but don’t see a permission/role that will allow CSV import by anyone but an admin.2 votes
We can totally see where you are coming from. Fortunately using a Role Editor plugin this is easy to fix.
By default Editors do not have the “import” capability in WordPress, and can thus not mass import any sort of data including Events. If you wish to change this though you can do so using a plugin like User Role Editor. Simply add the import capability to the Editor role and you should be all set.
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Wonderful! Thanks! But can we mark some events as featured via the icsv upload please? ie might you be able to make an additional field available to match to the csv column for "featured" ?2 votes
It would be handy to have global stock enabled when importing events via csv files. so you wouldnt have to go and set it manually.1 vote
Most of the Time, you are building your CSV in Excel.
When creating multiple categories you want them to be separated with comma. However your Importer treats them as seperate fields, thus destroying the table. It therefore is neccessary to put these Values in "" manually. That might be a pain if there are many combined categories.
It would be nice to change it to a different symbol, such as ";".
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