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Recurring events & Ticketing


 

Recurring and Ticketing events enhancement Addon (squared)

RECURRING AND TICKETING ADDON

BUY ADDON

 

Available for Chronosly Full and Lite  Chronosly FULL version (transparent) Chronosly LITE (Free) version (transparent) 

chronosly-warning-logo-lq Minimal Chronosly version required: Chronosly v.2.2.0 

 

 

INTRO: RECURRING EVENTS & TICKETING ADDON

Any Chronosly version (FULL or LITE) includes basic options for ticketing and recurring events.

We’ve developed our Ticketing and Recurring events addon to enhance default options for:

  • Recurring events that repeat regularly, including complex patterns, and accommodate scenarios like:
    • An event that repeats monthly on every last Sunday
    • An event that repeats every two weeks on Monday and Thursday.

 

  • Ticketing options are enhanced to allow many different ticket behaviors, such as: sales, promotion, and marketing campaign prices, and sold out events, making it possible to use with the same event but for different recurring times (seen later under Chronosly Seasons).

 

 

In summary, this new addon makes it even easier to create and manage your events by just dragging and dropping your events.

This addons best improvement feature is that it manages multiple repeats of the same event, on the same day and even at the same hour. This is quite useful for clients who manage theater performances, classes etc…

 

 

 

1. CHRONOSLY SEASONS

1.1 WHAT ARE SEASONS? (AND WHY?)

Chronosly has introduced "SEASONS", a concept defined as:

"A date and time that includes it's recurring events and has the same characteristics within that event."

 

SEASON: A date and time that includes it's recurring events and has the same characteristics within that event

 

NOTE: Season set up is important because, basically, it creates the same ticketing behavior specially for promotions and sales.

 

New date picker from Recurring event addon (SMALL)
New Chronosly SEASONS for recurring events

 

 

 

1.2 HOW TO CREATE SEASONS

It’s really simple! The new date picker makes it easy by just selecting a date on the calendar. Season builder will appear as soon as you click on a date. To set a season:

 

  1. Select a day
  2. Set hour FROM and TO (hh mm format or leave blank for All day event)
  3. Click on UPDATE button

 

How to create a Chronosly SEASON
How to set a SEASON

 

ALL DAY EVENTS

When you create an All day event, the event shows as a full 24-hour event lasting from midnight to midnight (no hours will be shown in frontend)

Recurring event addon - All day events (Backend)
All day events (Backend)

 

To set an All day event:

  1. Select date for your event
  2. Leave blank FROM / TO blank
  3. Save changes (Click ACCEPT)
  4. Click again on your new All day event
  5. Set Recurring events and Tickets (Optional)
Recurring event addon - All day event configuration
All day event configuration

 

TICKETING TEMPLATE
Recurring event addon - All day events (Frontend)
All day events display (Ticketing template)
DEFAULT TEMPLATE
Recurring event addon - All day events (Frontend - Default template)
All day events (Default template)
Recurring event addon - All day events (Frontend - Default template)
All day events (Default template - Featured)

 

 

 

 

OTHER USEFUL SEASONS' TOOLS

Recurring events addon include two useful tools within date picker:

1. SHORTCUT TO YOUR EVENTS

This option allow you to find out your events on the date picker on your recurring date period (event first date).

 

2. ERASE ALL SEASONS BUTTON

Use it as SOS button! If you have any trouble with your seasons from recurrent events, just delete them.

NOTE: This action will only Delete seasons within the event you are currently setting. It won't delete other seasons from your event list.

 

chronosly-warning-logo-lq Remember, after any modification: Update your event to save it

 

Events shortcut & Erase all events and recurrent button
Events shortcut & Erase events button

 

 

 

 

2. RECURRING EVENTS

2.1 WHICH RECURRING EVENTS ARE SUPPORTED?

All recurring options without any restriction are supported. This addon will allow you to set any pattern. It’s very easy to use. You simply create seasons within each event and then you will be able to create complex repeating combinations within that same event.

For example you will be able to create an event that repeats every 2 weeks on Monday and also the last Friday of the month.

Basic recurring events can be set by creating a "season" (see previous point) and selecting the "Repeats" tab. As always you can create day, week, month and yearly recurring events.

 

Chronosly Recurring events basic options
Basic recurring event options

 

 

 

2.2 HOW TO CREATE COMPLEX RECURRING EVENTS

A very abstract pattern, such as an event taking place on Monday and Tuesday of this week, where a gap occurs until Friday 5 weeks from now, can be difficult to set up.

 

To set a complex recurring event:

  1. Select a date
  2. Create a season
  3. Select "Every month" within Repeats tab
  4. Click on "Complex Repeats" button
  5. Select when your recurrent event will occur:
    • First, second, third, fourth, fifth or last week of month
    • Select the week days that your event will occur

 

Ticketing and repeat event addon Complex Repeats options
New Complex Repeats options

 

 

 

2.3 EXTEND TO ANOTHER RECURRING EVENT

Every time that you modify your original event or recurring event you can choose between only applying modifications to that event, that event and future ones or all events (current event, past and futures ones)

 

Available options for event modifications:

  • Only this event
  • This and next events (futures)
  • All, past included (mods. applied to all events

 

Recurring event addon options for event modifications
Options for event modifications

 

 

 

2.4 DRAG AND DROP YOUR EVENTS OR RECURRING EVENTS

New date-time picker will allow you to move your events (also recurring) from one day to another. This is the main reason why this addon doesn’t limit your recurring events.

 

Just drag and drop from one date to your newly desired one, and choose if you want the changes applied to your current event, current and future events or current, past and future events.

Easy set up with drag and drop in date picker
Easy set up with drag and drop

 

 

 

2.5 CLICK AND DRAG TO CREATE MULTIPLE-DAY EVENTS

Creating multiple-day events is easier than ever! Simply create your season and after setting it, move the mouse over your event in date picker until you see the pointer change to an arrow.

 

Drag your event to increase your date range as desired.

Easy Multiple day set up with click & drag
Easy Multiple day set up with click & drag

 

chronosly-warning-logo-lq Remember, after any modification: Update your event to save it

 

 

 

2.6 HOW TO CUSTOMISE "SEASONS" NAMING

Chronosly, as a 100% customisable plugin, takes this into account. So, if you want to change "Seasons" from your frontend, just go into:

Chronosly > Addons > Tickets and Repeats > "Name for seasons"

Recurring event addon - Season naming customization
Custom SEASON naming

 

TICKETING TEMPLATE
Season naming customization on Single page event (Frontend)
SEASON naming on Single event (Ticketing template)

 

DEFAULT TEMPLATE
Recurring event addon - SEASONS - Default template (Featured Event list)
SEASONS - Default template (Featured Event list)
Recurring event addon - SEASONS - Default template (Event list)
SEASONS - Default template (Event list)

 

 

 

 

3. TICKETING OPTIONS

Basically, this addon uses the same ticket set up as Chronosly by default. You can define as many tickets as you want. Defining tickets will allow you to set different ticketing options within each event or recurrence.

Title: helps you to differentiate between many different types of tickets.

Price: your tickets price

Sale price: your tickets with discounts

Capacity: this option is for admin internal use, so it won't be used for booking management or displayed on templates.

Link: set your booking, purchasing platform e.g. Eventbrite, Ticketmaster

Description: Brief and short to help you remember that ticket or to help your staff recognize it. This information is for admin/ internal use, so it won't be displayed on templates.

Sold out: enable this option to display sold out tickets

Sale: enable this option to display sale price of your tickets

 

Remember, tickets set up within "Tickets" section will be used by "default". You can set different ticket options and availability in each ticket individually.

New ticketing editor
New ticketing editor

 

To add a new ticket, click on "Add ticket" button and a blank ticket will be ready to be defined.

How to add new ticket within ticket editor
How to add new ticket

 

 

 

ADD TICKETS TO EVENTS

Instead of your "default", you can set different ticket options and availability in each ticket individually.

 

  1. Select an event or recurring event date from date-time picker.
  2. Go to "Ticket" tab
  3. All your "default" tickets will be displayed
  4. Choose tickets and availability for that event

 

Assign tickets to events option

 

 

chronosly-tips-logoImportant: Recurring events will display same options as original event but also can be changed individually.

Ticketing options - Select set ticket
Select tickets options

 

 

 

4. TICKETING AND RECURRING EVENT ADDON ON TEMPLATES

Current addon acquisition extends the ability of your events to operate individually by themselves on templates.

 

This means that when you create an event and you set different dates or some repeats, even in same day, that event will be displayed on template just once and within all available "seasons" and recurrences will be shown.

 

As you can see in example below, your single page event, will display all your seasons by day and year. Within each season you can see different tickets (created within tickets builder and assigned to each season through season manager).

Recurring event addon - Event seasons display on Ticketing template (notes)
Event seasons frontend display

 

 

4.1 DISPLAY EVENTS SEPARATELY OPTION

Since Chronosly v.2.2.6, Recurring and Ticketing addon include a new option to enable display events separately.

Display separate events and events' recurrences option - Recurring events addon
Display separate events and recurrences option

 

That means this option will allow your to display all your events and recurrences as your Default template.

Display separate events and events' recurrences - Recurring events addon
Separate events and recurrences (Default template)
Display separate events and events' recurrences (Ticketing template) - Recurring events addon
Separate events and recurrences (Ticketing template)

 

 

 

4.2 CUSTOM YOUR TICKETING OPTIONS

BUY BUTTON

Each ticket will automatically add "BUY" button if you set an URL in your tickets section.

By default this "BUY" button will be displayed with same color that event Category (default category color if non assigned).

chronosly-tips-logo  Learn how to customise "BUY" button changing category color.

 

"BUY" button customization through categories
"BUY" button customisation through categories

 

 

SALE PRICE

Customise the color for all tickets when sale is checked, increasing visibility of discounted tickets. Sale Price is available for all Chronosly templates.

By default, Sale price uses same "Default category" color set in Chronosly settings.

 

Find sale price color customisation within:

Chronosly tab > Template editor > Ticket on sale color

Recurring event addon - Set Ticket on sale color
Set Ticket on sale color

 

 

Example below Sale price color badges display for different frontend elements.

Recurring event addon - Ticket on sale (Single page seasons list)
Ticket on sale (Single page seasons list)

 

TICKETING TEMPLATE
Recurring event addon - Ticket on sale (Event list)
Ticket on sale (Ticketing template - Event list)

 

DEFAULT TEMPLATE
Recurring event addon - Ticket on sale (Single page header)
Ticket on sale (Ticketing template - Single page header)
Recurring event addon - Ticket on sale (Default template)
Ticket on sale (Default template)

 

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EXCEPTION: Sale price is not displayed on Default and Dark Featured events (folded) within event list and Grid template event list. (More info: addon notes)

Recurring event addon - Ticket on sale (Default template - Event list - Featured event)
No Ticket on sale display on FEATURED events (Default template)

 

 

SOLD OUT

This element can be only customised using CSS code.

By default, "Sold out" badge color is set:

  • Ticketing template in red (#CE0000)
  • Default, Grid, Dark, in grey (#DEDCDC)

 

Recurring event addon - SOLD OUT bagde (Single page seasons list)
SOLD OUT badgde (Single page seasons list)

 

TICKETING TEMPLATE
Recurring event addon - SOLD OUT badge (Event list)
SOLD OUT badge (Ticketing template - Event list)
Recurring event addon - SOLD OUT badge (Single page header)
SOLD OUT badge (Ticketing template - Single page header)

 

DEFAULT TEMPLATE
Recurring event addon - SOLD OUT (Default template - Folded event)
SOLD OUT (Default template - Folded event)
Recurring event addon - SOLD OUT (Default template - Unfolded event)
SOLD OUT (Default template - Unfolded event)
Recurring event addon - SOLD OUT (Default template - Single page)
SOLD OUT (Default template - Single page)

 

chronosly-warning-logo-lq

EXCEPTION: SOLD OUT is not displayed on Default and Dark Featured events (folded) within event list and Grid template event list. (More info: addon notes)

Recurring event addon - NO SOLD OUT (Default template - Featured event)
No SOLD OUT (Default template - Featured event)

 

 

5. ADDON NOTES

Tickets template logoTake great advantage of this addon
installing Ticketing template

 

Ticketing template has been specially designed for effective and convincing way of gathering audience and sell tickets for your events.

 

For this reason, we highly recommend that you include Ticketing template when you purchase Ticketing and Recurring Event Addon.

 

 

Recurring and Ticketing events enhancement Addon (squared)

RECURRING AND TICKETING ADDON

BUY ADDON

 

 

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