RECURRING AND TICKETING ADDON
Available for Chronosly Full and Lite
Minimal Chronosly version required: Chronosly v.2.2.0
INTRO: RECURRING EVENTS & TICKETING ADDON
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.
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:
- Select a day
- Set hour FROM and TO (hh mm format or leave blank for All day event)
- Click on UPDATE button
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)
To set an All day event:
- Select date for your event
- Leave blank FROM / TO blank
- Save changes (Click ACCEPT)
- Click again on your new All day event
- Set Recurring events and Tickets (Optional)
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.
Remember, after any modification: Update your event to save it
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.
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:
- Select a date
- Create a season
- Select "Every month" within Repeats tab
- Click on "Complex Repeats" button
- 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
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
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.
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.
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"
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.
To add a new ticket, click on "Add ticket" button and a blank ticket will be ready to be defined.
ADD TICKETS TO EVENTS
Instead of your "default", you can set different ticket options and availability in each ticket individually.
- Select an event or recurring event date from date-time picker.
- Go to "Ticket" tab
- All your "default" tickets will be displayed
- Choose tickets and availability for that event
Important: Recurring events will display same options as original event but also can be changed individually.
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).
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.
That means this option will allow your to display all your events and recurrences as your Default template.
4.2 CUSTOM YOUR TICKETING OPTIONS
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).
Learn how to customise "BUY" button changing category color.
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
Example below Sale price color badges display for different frontend elements.
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)
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)
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)
5. ADDON NOTES
Take 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 ADDON
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