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Can you help us to understand WHY you want to display more than 30 past events? It may affect the suggestions offered. A link to the page on the site will help to give us context too.

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1 minute ago, paul2009 said:

Can you help us to understand WHY you want to display more than 30 past events? It may affect the suggestions offered. A link to the page on the site will help to give us context too.

Yes. I wish to display more than 30 events for two websites: one is an environmental campaign that runs frequent RL meetings. The other is an educational institution that runs seminars and then makes recordings of the seminars available afterwards. After each meeting or seminar we add the minutes from the meeting and any powerpoints or resources or recordings to its event page. Users often run back through the archive to find out what happened at previous meetings/seminars. Although they can skip from event to event, the main Events page looks like meetings and seminars have only been running since 2019, which isn't the case. For now I'm happy with my workaround, but I'm not quite sure of the thinking behind the policy. Usability? Page weight? Insights welcome.

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Rather than allowing visitors to revisit old events, have you considered simply adding a new 'Blog' page for resources from previous meetings? I know it's not a blog, but a blog collection can be very useful for organising other resources. You could add a new post for each meeting's resources once they are available?  You could title each post with the name/date of the meeting and it would appear more up-to-date and relevant to search.

Also, if a post exists, visitors will know the resources have been posted; they won't need to keep checking back in old event records to see if they have been added. You could add tags or categories to posts, to indicate if they contain slides, minutes or video recordings too, allowing visitors to filter the results and find a resource more easily. 

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9 hours ago, paul2009 said:

Rather than allowing visitors to revisit old events, have you considered simply adding a new 'Blog' page for resources from previous meetings? I know it's not a blog, but a blog collection can be very useful for organising other resources. You could add a new post for each meeting's resources once they are available?  You could title each post with the name/date of the meeting and it would appear more up-to-date and relevant to search.

Also, if a post exists, visitors will know the resources have been posted; they won't need to keep checking back in old event records to see if they have been added. You could add tags or categories to posts, to indicate if they contain slides, minutes or video recordings too, allowing visitors to filter the results and find a resource more easily. 

I did consider it but dismissed the idea because it's more work for my client when keeping the site up to date, and its more effort for users to find resources. What I've built as a workaround works better than the basic events page. I'm really pleased with it. Thanks for your suggestion!

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On 1/9/2020 at 12:30 PM, paul2009 said:

Rather than allowing visitors to revisit old events, have you considered simply adding a new 'Blog' page for resources from previous meetings? I know it's not a blog, but a blog collection can be very useful for organising other resources. You could add a new post for each meeting's resources once they are available?  You could title each post with the name/date of the meeting and it would appear more up-to-date and relevant to search.

Also, if a post exists, visitors will know the resources have been posted; they won't need to keep checking back in old event records to see if they have been added. You could add tags or categories to posts, to indicate if they contain slides, minutes or video recordings too, allowing visitors to filter the results and find a resource more easily. 

I really need to do this too. I'm uploading podcasts of the past events and I desperatey need it to be more than 30 too. 

Did you find a solution for more past events?

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We'd like to be to do this too, and not being able to is a pain point.

Paul, to answer your question, another reason why is because past events can be an important part of an overall marketing effort. Being able to display a rich history of events helps establish an organization's presence in its market, and therefor the perception of that organization to its audience, to current and potential customers, and to current and potential business partners. Being able to show a long and rich history is much better than showing just what's most recent.

We'd very much like to see the 30-event limit lifted. W realize there are workarounds, but all of them negate the benefits of automation that a professional-level CMS is supposed to provide.

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