A Recurring Event is any event that happens more than once. Instead of entering two or more separate listings, Localist’s event form offers recurring options that connects the various dates to one listing that will be displayed on the respective results pages for each instance. Recurring Events include two layers:
- Event: This is the overarching “what’s happening,” for example a series of Open Houses.
- Instance: If the Open House event spans multiple days then each day is one instance.
Creating a Recurring Event
When creating an event, you will see a Schedule section that contains all date related details. As soon as you enter a valid start date, you will see the Summary updated to reflect the field data as well as the Add Above to Schedule button activated. Once you have entered a start date and times, use the Repeating drop down to create your custom schedule. The options in the drop down will dynamically update to correspond to your start date. For example, “The 1st day” would say the “The 2nd day” if the start date was March 2nd and not March 1st.
|Every day (Sunday – Saturday)||
|Every weekday (Monday – Friday)||
|Every Mon, Wed, Fri||
|Every Tue, Thu||
|The 1st day (corresponds to numerical calendar date)||
|The first Wednesday (corresponds to day of the week of start date)||
|Every year (corresponds to exact date)||
Once you have completed all of the fields, confirm your schedule in the Summary then select the Add Above to Schedule button. The dates will now be listed below in the Confirmed Dates section. From there you can delete or edit the times for individual instances.
Same Day Instances
It is possible to have an event occur at multiple times on the same day or across all days in a schedule. Follow these steps:
Add the day/schedule with the first time frame.
Select the Add Above to Schedule button.
Navigate back to the start time and end time fields and enter the second time frame.
Select the Include Above in Schedule button.
Repeat as many times as necessary.
Updating The Schedule
Adding a second (or more) schedule to the confirmed dates and overwriting the confirmed dates are both done by changing the previous data in the Schedule fields. If you are navigating back to an already saved event then these fields will be cleared. Once your schedule is set one of the following options then save:
- Add to = Include Above in Schedule button
- Overwrite = Check off Overwrite scheduled dates to redo the schedule