More flexible event repeat options

The current repeat options (daily, weekly, every weekday) are a good start, but my organization has many events that repeat on a certain time of the month - every third wednesday, every 2nd and 4th thursday, etc. Being able to set a repeat that accomplishes that would save me a ton of effort in entering multiple identical events. Even just allowing a monthly repeat on a day would be a huge addition for my organization.

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  • Dec 4 2020
  • Future consideration
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    Helga Kirsanova commented
    13 Jan 07:34am

    Thanks for your kind reply and your valuable comment, Ben!

    I'll make sure to pass it along to our dev team and really think it will be helpful.

    Thank you once again :)

  • Ben Boutwell commented
    12 Jan 04:16pm

    Thanks for the update and heads up, Helga! Hey, just as a reminder and something to help inspire the devs - there are two competitors out there which primary business is this calendar thing. Time.ly and The Events Calendar (Wordpress only).

    I think they'd be able to find some great ideas to get from them.

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    Helga Kirsanova commented
    12 Jan 02:21pm

    Dear guys,

    Thank you all for your involvement and for your comments!

    We see how needed and wanted this and other features for Event Calendar are, and we do thank you for your interest 🙏🏻

    We on our end also see a huge potential in this widget and we definitely plan to pay special attention to it.

    Much as we'd love to set the wheels in motion right away, unfortunately, we have to admit that at the moment we don't have enough resources and opportunities to dedicate the needed amount of time to this task.

    But worry not, we're in the process of allocating duties for this task and we do believe we'll be able to have first results in the second quarter.

    Thank you so much for your understanding and for sticking with us!


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  • Guest commented
    6 Jan 04:34pm

    Any date set on when this feature might be available? We'll need to find another solution if it's not going to happen soon. Love the calendar... but this is a showstopper for us. We publish dozens of new events each week and can't continue to try to find hacks around this. Thank you!

  • Ryan Panaro commented
    21 Dec, 2021 09:45pm

    'Repeat until' date is a make-or-break feature for the Event Calendar, please do what you can to push this!

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    Helga Kirsanova commented
    21 Oct, 2021 07:57am

    Hi Jen,

    Thanks for your comment!

    Our devs have access to this space and all the threads, and I do believe they will consider adding a yearly repeat option as well :)

    Thanks a lot for helping us by sharing your ideas!


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  • Guest commented
    21 Oct, 2021 04:35am

    Is it possible to put in an event that repeats every year?

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    Helga Kirsanova commented
    15 Oct, 2021 12:26pm

    Dear Ingrid,

    Thank you ever so much for such a warm comment and kind words!

    I wish we could cover the feature requests much faster, however, everything depends on our devs' overall load. But we take every effort to release the most wanted options :)

    Thank you so much for your understanding!


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  • Guest commented
    15 Oct, 2021 09:04am

    wow! I seriously can’t believe it! I am so thankful! I love elfsight but we have so many events that repeat “from this date UNTIL this date” and it takes forever to add every date manually. We are just getting ready to do next year’s calendar and we were thinking about trying a new platform but elfsight has so many advantages I was hoping we could stick with it. Just knowing this might in the works is so helpful! I can pass this on! Thank you for listening!!

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    Helga Kirsanova commented
    15 Oct, 2021 08:05am

    Hello folks,

    Thank you so much for your comments and suggestions!

    I totally understand your point and I'm really sorry that we haven't improved the Repeat option yet.

    I've let our dev team know that this request is highly popular and I do believe they will be able to make the Repeat option more powerful and useful.

    Thanks a lot for your patience!


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  • Shannon commented
    14 Oct, 2021 02:41pm

    Yes, please allow more options with recurring events but especially allow them to display past 30 days. Right now I have an event that repeats weekdays but it won't show on the calendar past 30 days. I need our clients to see that when viewing future months down the road.

  • Sue Laidlaw commented
    5 Oct, 2021 09:14pm

    I would like to see an end date for any repeat events. For example I want to add an event for 3 months only.

    Maybe even the option to repeat on the 1st (or any other day) of the month.

  • Pam Knight commented
    28 Sep, 2021 02:05pm

    I would wholeheartedly agree - we need a calendar tha does monthly as well as the current options - also if they could expire after the date has passed that would be amazing

  • Ryan Panaro commented
    23 Sep, 2021 05:04pm

    Yes, please please add recurring until dates and exceptions!

    Thanks!

  • Guest commented
    3 Sep, 2021 04:11pm

    We run weekly "office hours" (aka webinars) and need the repeat functionality before we can purchase.

  • Admin
    Helga Kirsanova commented
    19 Aug, 2021 12:36pm

    Hi Jenna,

    Thanks a lot for supporting this idea, we'll try to consider this option and add it to the widget.

    Thank you for your help!

  • Guest commented
    19 Aug, 2021 10:41am

    It will also be nice to set exceptions for weekly recurring events. For example, no lessons during school holidays, etc.

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    Helga Kirsanova commented
    28 Jun, 2021 07:17am

    Hi Ben,

    A huge thank you for sharing the link! I'm sure we'll find it really helpful 🙏🏻

  • Ben Boutwell commented
    25 Jun, 2021 02:07pm

    @Helga - here's a solution to get some ideas off of what Elfsight's calendar could look like: https://tockify.com/

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    Helga Kirsanova commented
    25 Jun, 2021 06:46am

    Hello folks,

    Thanks a lot for sharing your ideas!

    We do appreciate your involvement and for your help, we'll definitely take into consideration all your suggestions.

    Thank you!

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