Creating Recurring Events
Pro Please note that this is a Wicked Calendar Pro feature. It is not available in the free version of Wicked Calendar.
To create a recurring event, first check the “Repeat this event” box under the event’s date and time settings.
You can create events that repeat daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, or on specific dates. For even more flexibility, you can combine multiple recurrence rules.
Choosing a Frequency
Start by choosing daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, or “on a specified date” if you’d like to manually set the dates that the event will repeat on.
If you select daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly you’ll be given an option of when to stop the recurrence. You can choose from “on”, “after”, or “never”.
- The default option “on” allows you to specify the date that the recurrence should end. This means that no events matching the recurrence pattern on or after the specified date will be created.
- Choosing “after” will cause the event to stop repeating after the specified number of occurrences. For example, if you create an event that repeats weekly and choose to end it after five occurrences, the event will repeat for five weeks and then stop.
- Choosing “never” repeats the event indefinitely. Please note however that, to avoid filling up your database with a large number of never-ending events, Wicked Calendar only generates events to a limited time in the future. You can change how far into the future Wicked Calendar will generate repeating events by going to Events > Settings > Recurring Events.
Choosing an Interval
Selecting daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly will also give you the option of indicating the interval that the event should repeat at. By default, the interval is 1 meaning that the event will repeat every day, week, month, or year depending on the frequency you chose. If you’d like the event to repeat every other week for example, change the interval to 2.
Combining Multiple Recurrence Rules
If you have a complex recurring event (or an event that repeats on specific dates), you can add additional recurrence rules by clicking the “Add a recurrence rule” link to get the desired pattern. The results from each recurrence rule will be combined to determine the set of dates that the event will repeat on.
Using Exclusion Rules
Exclusion rules work the same as recurrence rules but will filter out any dates that match the exclusion rules. Note that exclusion rules always take precedence.