Date Picker for Recurring Events as an option
I am part of a nationwide franchise that has a co-op website for public events. There's a feature that we on on THAT calendar that is INCREDIBLE for recurring events as well as being very flexible for custom date rules.
We can, much like this one, select various rules such as every 1st Wednesday of the month, or every other Tuesday, etc.
However, when we edit an event, date picker calendars will pop up with every day/date the event is scheduled for. We can simply click on a date to remove ONE or MORE of the current scheduled events, AND we can also simply click on additional dates where that event should be scheduled.
I think it's a VERY GENIUS way to adding events to the calendar that have complicated rules. It's MUCH easier than having to fight the rules when you have some events that have small quarks in their schedule... example.. our local chamber of commerce has morning networking meetings on every last Wednesday of the month, except for 2 months, December, and August, they're on a Thursday, and a Tuesday in the 2nd week. IT would be SO easy to set the primary rule, and the open the picker and simply move those two events to a different date.
Currently, the way rules work are very complicated and confusing to many of my visitors, as well as me.
Thanks for adding this idea here. This is definitely an interesting idea and one that has been directly shared with our team.
We’d love to see some more votes added for this feature.
I would love a date picker option for creating recurring events. So many of our events ARE recurring, but they are not exactly on a set schedule like monthly or every Tuesday. The process of then marking exclusions is just really clunky and time consuming. It would be nice if we could just choose a bunch of random dates when the event takes place.
Facebook now has this feature for recurring events, and it saves so much hassle. I was hoping Event Calendar Pro would come with this feature, and was disappointed to find it didn't :(
Yes!!! This would be a huuuuuuuge help!
I'd like to send the admin a screen shot of how this feature is setup. I think if you saw this you'd think it was well worth implementation even with out "votes".. it's just a good idea and makes event entry incredibly speedy and un-complicated. Is there a way I can send you a screen shot?
For a number of years my client has also been using a very similar-sounding feature for adding and removing recurring dates using a simple calendar interface. I was very suprised not to find it already being used on any Wordpress 'events' plugins. So this feature definitely gets my vote!