Wix Events: Creating a Recurring Event

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Save time by creating recurring events instead of recreating the same event from scratch again and again. When you're ready to display the events on your site, you can show each occurrence as an individual event or one event with multiple dates. 
A screenshot of an event displaying recurring dates.

Step 1 | Create an event draft

Start by adding information to create a template event. Make sure to add all the information you want to appear in every occurrence of this event. 
For example, include a standard "About the event" description to display consistently each time the event recurs. Alternatively, if you prefer to provide a distinct description for each occurrence, you can leave this field empty.
Important:
As long as the recurring event is in draft mode, you can edit the template event. However, once you publish, individual occurrences of the event are created and you can no longer do so.

To create an event draft:

Dashboard
Owner app
Studio app
  1. Go to Events in your site's dashboard.
  2. Click + Add Event.
  3. Select the Event type:
    • Ticketed event: Sell event tickets or offer free tickets.
    • RSVP event: Collect RSVPs or set a guest waitlist.
  4. Fill out the General info section:
    1. Enter the event name, a short teaser, and up to 10 event categories.
      Tip: Learn more about creating and connecting categories.
    2. Click the Event image and choose an image from your media manager.
  5. Select Recurring event in the Date and time section, then set up the following:
6. Select the location of your event in the Location section:
7.  (Optional) Add detailed event information about your event.
8.  When ready, click Create Draft at the top right.

Step 2 | Create tickets (ticketed events only)

If your event requires tickets for entry, you have the option to create one or more ticket types (e.g. VIP, Early Bird, and Standard) and assign a price to each. 
Once your event is published, visitors to the site registering for the event can choose the tickets they wish to purchase.
Creating a RSVP event?
Skip to the next step. 

To create tickets:

Dashboard
Owner app
Studio app
  1. Go to Events in your site's dashboard.
  2. Select the relevant ticketed event.
  3. Click the Tickets and Seating tab.
  4. Click Create Tickets and start to create one or more ticket types.
A screenshot of the Tickets and Seating tab to start creating one or more ticket types.

Step 3 | Customize your registration settings

Next, customize your event's registration settings. You can limit the maximum number of guest who can register, customize the information you want guest to enter when they register, edit the text of various emails, and more. 
Tips:
  • These settings apply to all occurrences of your recurring event. You can adjust registration settings for specific dates later. 
  • Set up the desired settings for all occurrences before publishing to avoid repetitive adjustments for each event instance.

To customize event registration settings:

Dashboard
Owner app
Studio app
  1. Go to Events in your site's dashboard.
  2. Click the Drafts tab.
  3. Click Manage next to the relevant event. 
  4. Click the Settings tab. 
  5. Customize the registration details:
  6. (Ticketed events) You can also customize:
A screenshot of clicking the Settings tab in an event.

Step 4 | Publish the event

When your "template event" is ready and you're sure you don't want to make additional changes, you can publish your event. When you do, the recurring event appears on your site indicating that additional dates are available.
Dashboard
Owner app
Studio app
  1. Go to Events in your site's dashboard.
  2. Click the Drafts tab.
  3. Select the relevant event.
  4. (Optional) Click Preview to see how your event looks on your site before you publish.
  5. Click Publish
  6. Click Publish to confirm.
A screenshot of clicking Publish for a draft event.
  1. Open the editor. 
  2. Make sure the event is displayed on the relevant site page. 

Step 5 | (Optional) Set how you display recurring events

Choose how to show your recurring events on your site. You can display each occurrence separately, or only show the closest upcoming date. Either way, guests who select the event can pick which date they want to attend. 
Wix Editor
Studio Editor
Owner app
Studio app
  1. Go to your editor.
  2. Go to the Events page:  
    1. Click Pages & Menu  on the left side of the editor.
    2. Click Event Pages.
  3. Click the Event List element on your page. 
  4. Click Settings.
  5. Click the Display Events tab.
  6. Click the Show recurring events and select how you want to display events:
    • One Event: Only the occurrence of the closest upcoming date appears in the event list. The event is marked as having multiple dates.
    • Individual Events: Each occurrence of the event is listed separately. The event is marked as having multiple dates.
A screenshot of clicking Settings on the Event Details element.

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