How to create multi-day events using FooEvents Multi-day plugin – FooEvents for WooCommerce

How to create multi-day events using FooEvents Multi-day plugin

You asked and we listened! Based on your feedback, we recently released a major update to the FooEvents Multi-day plugin which makes it possible to create events that repeat on specific calendar days. Using the FooEvents Multi-day plugin you can sell tickets that will give your attendees access to the event over multiple calendar or sequential days. What makes this feature unique is that the reoccurring days are not limited to weekly, monthly, or annual occurrences, but rather it gives you the ability to choose the exact days that the event will repeat ensuring that you have granular control.

Here are a few examples of how events could be configured in order to offer multi-day access:

  • Zoo Season Pass – Only valid on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays until December, 30 2018
  • 3 Day Conference – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Surf Lessons – Includes three classes: Monday (Introduction), Wednesday (Skills class), Friday (Examination)
  • Saturday Yoga Classes – Every Saturday for 6 months
  • Spinning Classes – Mondays through Fridays until the end of the current calendar year
  • Mid-week Pizza Special – Al-you-can-eat pizza every Wednesday (valid until 18 July)

Getting started

You will need an active FooEvents for WooCommerce license and an up-to-date copy of the FooEvents Multi-day plugin installed on your WordPress/WooCommerce website.

Next, you will need to create an event. If you need help doing so please be sure to visit our help guide.

Setup a multi-day event

Open your event in the WordPress Admin Area and select the ‘Event’ tab under the product settings. Our example event is going to take place every Friday night for 4 weeks in March 2018. Choose ‘4’ from the ‘Number of days’ dropdown menu.

Next, select the ‘Select Days’ option for the ‘Multi-day type’ field. This will make it possible to specify exact calendar days. The ‘Sequential days’ would simply add the set number of days starting at the event start date.

Specify the day each occurrence of the event will take place:

Lastly, complete the remaining event information fields as required and publish the event.

Your event will now repeat on the specified days. Attendees can purchase a single ticket that will give them access to each day. The FooEvents Check-ins App for iOS and Android and the FooEvents Express Check-in plugin will offer separate check-in options for each day making it easy to manage attendee access for the event. The FooEvents Calendar plugin will also display each day of the event as illustrated below.

We hope that you found this post useful and we would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below!

16 thoughts on “How to create multi-day events using FooEvents Multi-day plugin”

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  2. As opposed to spreading an event over several days, how can you quickly duplicate an event? Seeking a true reoccurring event that requires a separate booking for each. An administrative feature to quickly reproduce an event. This discussion redefined the meaning of reoccurring.

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  4. I need what NutriRific said above, as well. It would be soooo much easier to be able to over reoccuring events (essentially duplicate events) in one listing, and give customers the ability to choose which date they want to attend.

  5. I’m also looking for a feature where there is a multiple-day event starting on different dates (same duration, price and content). It is essentially one product (page) with duration (two weeks) but different start-dates that the client can choose from. The calendar then shows the event as recurring but not repeating.

    1. Robin P (FooEvents)

      Hi Gentvnl,

      Thanks for the feedback, I have passed it on to the team for future consideration.

      In the mean time you could perhaps achieve this by creating an event and using the WooCommerce Duplicate product feature. You would then just need to edit the event date for each event.

        1. Hi Robert

          It is definitely on our roadmap but we can’t give you an ETA at the moment.

          In the meantime, here are two alternative ways of achieving this:

          1. Create an event, duplicate the event using the built in WooCommerce Duplicate feature and edit the date of each of the events
          2. Create and event and leave the date field empty. The event will then act as a container of sorts and you can then create a variation called ‘Event Date’ and specify all the available dates. You can then also set the amount of stock available for each date. The only down side of this option is the various instances of the event will not display in the event calendar view.

  6. Fabricio Augusto Kipper

    Please add the possibility to adjust the hours according to the days. I have events that start on the first day at a different time from the other days.

      1. Guillemyn Florence

        Thank you very much. Is there a chance the occurences created this way might appear in the calendar? All my events work this way so I have to use a different calendar plugin to show them, it’s a shame 🙁

        1. Lidia S (FooEvents)

          Hi Guillemyn,

          These dates will display in the calendar if you select these dates for your event using the FooEvents Multi-day plugin.

          We are also in the process of implementing new booking functionality that would make it easier to set up things like dates and time slots from which your customers can choose. You are welcome to sign up to receive a notification once this feature is released.

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