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  • #1019

    Richard
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    It seems this is one area that I am still struggling with as I transition the site from DNN to WP. Do you recommend any calendars? Most seems tentatively useful and many do not even have reoccurring events as an options, need alone being able to modify a single reoccurring event w/o breaking the entire series. Any suggestions? Do yo know what other churches are using through WP?

    #1020

    themeweaver
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    Some use Google Calendar as their calendar and then either embed, or use one of the plugins around.

    Or there is the event post type that is included with the theme. But this doesn’t do recurring events.

    In the end if you want a full blown calendar, you can’t really beat google.

    #3253

    Richard
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    Sorry to update this, but I am again looking for a reoccurring option. I was wondering if there was any plugin that could be used with the Event Post Type in the Xi Theme that would allow me to keep it, but also allow for repeated events? I like the existing format, but would love a simple plugin to address this. Any thoughts or direction?

    #3254

    themeweaver
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    I’m afraid not.

    The Event Calendar is pretty good, though you have to pay for the recurring option. Formatting is kept simple so should fit with most themes.

    One of the reasons for developing the post type in the theme was that too many plugins force too much ‘style’ on presentation of data instead of letting the theme do its work.

    We actually have a plugin version of our post type in development, to which we hope to add repeat events at some point. This will be made available to themeloom members.

    #3255

    Richard
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    If you are developing such a plugin, then to be honest I will wait. I so much prefer the way you have integrated and designed everything, that I have been resistant to adding something that adds overhead and distracts from the overall feel, as you have observed! I will wait with giddy anticipation and if you need any help (i.e. guinea pigs) let me know!

    #3581

    Richard
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    Hi there,

    Just wondering if you had any sense as to when you might be deploying the reoccurring feature for the Calendar that has been discussed previously?

    #3582

    themeweaver
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    I’m afraid it is still on the to do list.

    #3586

    Richard
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    Okay – thanks!

    #4032

    Constance Boyer
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    I second the request to “bump up” repeating events for the theme! It seems to be the one glaring hole in a set of really great themes for faith communities, which basically operate around a repeating set of events.

    Thanks!

    #4320

    Robert
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    Hi I was just wondering if there has been any updates to Themeloom Event Posts adding the recurring feature?

    Thanks,
    Robert

    #4324

    themeweaver
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    This is unlikely to be added to our event post type. There are plenty of other solutions.

    Try Event Organiser if you want recurring events for free or The Events Calendar Pro.

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