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Repeating events on calendar


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Site URL: http://www.blackhartstp.com

I maintain our bar's calendar for shows and events and there are several features that are absolutely maddening. Many of our events are weekly, but in order to put each individual event up you must: duplicate the event, delete (copy) which has been added to the title, and then at times you have go in and manually adjust the individual event webpage because it just keeps adding digits to the html every time you duplicate.

All of this means that it takes probably an hour or two each month rather than just setting the calendar for the year in one sitting.

 

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We've been asking for recurring events for over seven years (as at 2020) but, because of the way Events Collections were built, Squarespace explained that it is technically very difficult to achieve without replacing Events with something else.

Their compromise was to add the ability to duplicate events. This is far from ideal but it is the only workaround available if you are using Events Collections. If you need recurring events, you’ll need to consider a third-party solution (at additional cost).

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Can you say more about duplicating? I can see the "duplicate page," obviously, and trying to debug it. For recurring events, is it best to set them for a day early? 

Also, when multiple events appear, no thumbnails appear and even trying to make the most important event featured does not make the thumbnail appear. At a loss and any help appreciated. 

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I've been frustrated by not being able to do recurring events in SquareSpace for a few years now. I finally decided to give up on the SquareSpace events calendar tool and instead embed a calendar from another website. I ended up embedding our business' Google Calendar which doesn't create the most elegant solution, but it is free. There are other sites like Tockify, CalendarWiz, Time.ly, Loxi.io, etc. that have free and paid plans for more elegant solutions.

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I haven't done this but could you use Eventbrite's recurring feature and embed it into the website?

On 11/9/2020 at 9:23 PM, zuzahicks said:

I'm not really sure what to tell my client at this point. I convinced her to go with Squarespace, having no idea she would need to upload the recurring events manually each time...Does anyone recommend a third party site that can be embedded instead?

 

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This is ridiculous.

Not only are you not able to recreate a recurring event, when you do duplicate an event and change the date so that you can create an recurring event manually, it resets the time. 

And the UI for the time setting is ridiculous. Who thought of a drag? Why not a drag AND an input field, so I can type in the time and not waste my time EXACTING the drag? Please fix this.

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23 hours ago, AlexMcLean said:

I've been using lox.io

On which Squarespace site are you using it?

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To be honest, I think it is utter crap that supposedly "it can't be done" when practically every other host can. This is an essential feature for many businesses and organizations. This is one of the main reasons why I am looking into switching from SquareSpace. 

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