Jump to content
joshuag

Recurme – Processwire Recurring Dates Field & Custom Calendar Module.

Recommended Posts

Introducing our newest [commercial] module:

Recurme
Processwire Recurring Dates Field & Custom Calendar Module.

http://www.99lime.com/modules/recurme/

One Field to Recur them ALL…
A Recurring Dates InputField for your Processwire templates. The InputField you’ve been waiting for.
Complex RRule date repeating in a simple and fast user interface.

Use the super simple, & powerful API to output them into your templates.

example:

<?
	// easy to get recurring events
	$events = $recurme->find();
	// events for this day
	$events = $recurme->day();
	// events for this week
	$events = $recurme->week();
	// events for this month
	$events = $recurme->month();
?>
<?
	// Loop through your events
	foreach($events as $event){
		echo $event->title;
		echo $event->start_date;
		echo $event->rrule;
		echo $event->original->url;
		...
	}
?>

Unlimited Custom Calendars.
Imagine you could create any calendar you wanted on your website. Use recurring events with the Recurme field, or use your own Processwire pages and date fields to render calendars… it’s up to you. Fully customizable. Make as many calendars as you like. Get events from anywhere. Recurme does all the hard date work for you.

Unlimited Custom Admin Calendars too.

Hope you like it :) ,

 Joshua & Eduardo from 99Lime.

 

ss-recurme.png

Unknown.png

ss-admin1.png

ss-recurme5.png

ss-admin5.thumb.png.434d6cd178d8fab47f3efa4e3437f604.png

 

## [1.0.1] - 2017-05-29
### changed
- Fixed $options[weekStartDay] offset in Calendar
- Fixed ->renderCalendar() Blank Days
- Fixed missing ->renderList() [renderMonth][xAfter]
- Removed ->renderCalendar() <table> attributes border, border-spacing
- Fixed ->renderCalendar() excluded dates
- Fixed rrule-giu.js exclude dates
- Fixed ->renderList missing space in attr ID
(shout out to @Juergen for multiple suggestions & feedback).

  • Like 28

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, this looks amazing! I've been wishing someone would make a full-featured PW calendar module for a while now and this looks like it fits the bill. So thanks! :)

A question: it looks like it's possible to disable an occurrence of an event, but is it possible to create a one-off variation of an occurrence? For example, if there is a weekly yoga class on a Tuesday but on one particular week it has to move to Wednesday, can I locate that occurrence and edit it individually? Similar to this, from Lightning calendar...

2017-05-20_125245.png.8ec96d1912393353f600b311fd99c5e1.png

 

P.S. the links on the 99lime.com home page to "Responsive Menu" and "ProcessWire Go" are non-functional.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Robin,

Thanks for your kind words. 

To answer your question, no there is no "edit this occurance" button... although we have gone back and forth on that one for a while. However, you can still get the desired effect by duplicating your event for just that special instance and removing the occurance from the original. You basically are just doing the job of the "edit this occurance" button manually. 

The next release of Recurme will include selecting multiple additional dates to add to a recurrence. That will also solve your needs nicely. :)

Hope that makes sense. 

Happy coding. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

great job!

i already did a calendar using https://fullcalendar.io/ but without recurring events (thats a lot more difficult do implement and i see you also had to set a hard max of 2800 so far...). i guess you can count me to your customers before end of may ;)

1) is the calendar custom css? can it easily be adopted to other styles/themes?

2) is there drag&drop support for events? i build this on fullcalendar+pw. but it's not a must have...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi bernhard, 

Super easy to style via CSS or override any CSS you want. All interactions are CSS animations or transitions as well. Or use custom HTML. Also, no need to use the built in calendar. You could easily use recurring events with fullcalendar using the event API. No drag and drop support on the recurme calendar. The calendar is more for displaying your events than managing them... although it has modal window event editing. 

We have a solution in the works for beating the 2800 limit we set. Hope to get that out in the next couple updates. 

Happy coding!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks really amazing.

One question: Is there the possibility to limit an event to a certain endtime or to a certain date? Fe event starts at 6am and ends at 9am or an event goes over midnight (multiple days event)

From the images above it seems that it will always be a whole day event.

Best regards and respect for this work.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Juergen Currently, you can set the event start date and hour, but there is no end time field for a specific event. You can add an end_time field to your event (or whatever it's called) template if you wanted to output that it starts at 6pm and ends at 9pm, for example. 

 There are no facilities for spanning multiple days with a single event. In most cases such as a 3 day event, we just repeat the event for those 3 days in a row so that it displays on the calendar for the 3 consecutive days. Then In our event template we create a description field to describe the exact details of the event.

You can add any fields you want to your template. 

With a little custom CSS for your event, you could make it very clear that it's a unified event that spans more than one day  

I am very interested in coming up with a way to include spanning multiple days with the recurme interface in an easy to use format, but for now, repeating the event has covered our use cases pretty well. Maybe that would work for you. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only just a thought:

It would make more sense to offer only the possibillity to enter just a start date without a time. If there is a start time, there should also be an endtime. So if you remove the time setting from the inputfield for the date it means there is an event on that date which is all day long.

If there is a need to restrict an event via a start and end time we can add 2 PW time fields to the template. This is the case if there is fe a course the starts and ends at a certain time. This looks better than using the time field from the module field for the starting time and another time field from another PW field type for the endtime (2 different fieldtypes with different looks).

Another case would be that a store is fe closed on that day (inventory or something else). The shop is closed the whole day. So there is no need to enter a start time - it is an all day event. We dont need a start time in this case.

Conclusion: I think a date only field without the possibility to add the time would be a better fitting solution in this case. If you want you can add 2 time fields to the template or not (depending on your needs). No mixin of 2 different fields necessary.

Best regards

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is modifying the recurring tabular list below the RRule definition currently the only way to exclude dates in the exclusion? We pay for a (rather poorly implemented) calendar that has a GUI mini-calendar selection to create a list of dates to exclude. Love this calendar, but I'd be fearful of removing/changing something that our staff (not highly computer literate) is used to - so just curious.

Thanks for providing this! RRule is a confusing thing to implement in a database!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, currently it is the only way. I dislike how it is currently refreshing the whole recurme field when a date is excluded. Something that I have on my list to improve. Even so, we have had really good success with our users (clients) excluding dates this way.

Have you tried the live example of the Recurme field on the website? 
http://www.99lime.com/modules/recurme/iframe-demo/

Now, you have given me a new idea for handling exclusions that I think could be more elegant. Thanks!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi @joshuag, I'm noticing strange behaviour when I create a recurring event.

For some reason the initial event occurs on the start date, but then another event is added the following day and all the recurrences are based on that second event. See the screenshots below where the intial event is set for a Tuesday and to recur every 7 days but the events recur on a Wednesday.

2017-05-28_163749.thumb.png.5ed2b8b59b183f9d18ededcf724c7bdd.png

2017-05-28_163849.thumb.png.24358704483663c55c18cbadc0151080.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry, but I cannot confirm this behavior. Do you have set $config->timezone correctly in your config.php? In my case the dates will be calculated correctly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is a little Hook that I use to add the last date of recurring events to the end of publication field.

Please copy this piece of code into your ready.php file.

//dates = name of your recurring field - please change it to your field name
//publish_until = name of your end of publication field - please change it to your field name


// hook to add the publish_until date according to the last event date
$pages->addHookAfter('saveReady', function($event)
{
    $page = $event->arguments[0];
    if ($page->hasField('dates')) {
      $dates = $page->getDates(); 
      if($dates){    
      foreach($dates as $key=>$date){
         if ($key === key($dates))
        $enddateunformatted = $date;
      }
      $page->publish_until = $enddateunformatted;
      $enddateformatted = date('d-m-Y', $date);
      $this->message($this->_("The end date of the publication was set to {$enddateformatted}."));
      }
    }
});

In my case I use the the SchedulePagesModule to unpublish pages after a certain date. In this case the date field for unpublishing pages is called "publish_until". My recurme field in this case is called "dates". You have to add both fields to your template.

Now I want to copy the last date of the recurring events to the "publish_until" field, so that the article will be unpublished after the last recurrence.

For this purpose you have to add the code above to your ready.php file. If you have named the fields differently than "publish_until" and "dates" you have to replace this by your names.

In a first step I check if the template has the recurme field "dates". If yes then I check if there are events generated. The last step is to grab the last occurence and add this date to the end of the publication field ("publish_until") - finished!

After pressing the save button the last ocurrence date will be saved in the publish_until field and the article will be unpublished after this date.

Best regards

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Robin S  setting your $config->timezone should resolve this problem as mentioned. If not, let me know and I can take a look at your specific setup with you, just send me a pm. 

@Juergen that is a very cool trick! Thanks for sharing :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, joshuag said:

setting your $config->timezone should resolve this problem as mentioned

Yes, I have my timezone set correctly in config.

Not sure what caused that issue but after removing the Recurme field from the template, adding it back again and setting up the event again it is working normally now. So case closed for now, thanks. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Robin S thanks for letting us know. I will experiment And see if I can reproduce this behavior. 

Glad it's working correctly :)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/24/2017 at 0:27 AM, Juergen said:

Only just a thought:

It would make more sense to offer only the possibillity to enter just a start date without a time. If there is a start time, there should also be an endtime. So if you remove the time setting from the inputfield for the date it means there is an event on that date which is all day long.

If there is a need to restrict an event via a start and end time we can add 2 PW time fields to the template. This is the case if there is fe a course the starts and ends at a certain time. This looks better than using the time field from the module field for the starting time and another time field from another PW field type for the endtime (2 different fieldtypes with different looks).

Another case would be that a store is fe closed on that day (inventory or something else). The shop is closed the whole day. So there is no need to enter a start time - it is an all day event. We dont need a start time in this case.

Conclusion: I think a date only field without the possibility to add the time would be a better fitting solution in this case. If you want you can add 2 time fields to the template or not (depending on your needs). No mixin of 2 different fields necessary.

Best regards

 

 

I agree with @Juergen on the start/end time input workflow with separate time input fields.

Would like to use this module for a room occupancy calendar. @joshuag Is it possible with your module to have multiple events for one day with start and end times that recur daily/weekly/monthly? E.g.
17.00 - 19.00 every Monday
19.00 - 21.00 twice a month on Mondays
etc.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hello @gebeer

it is possible to add as much dates as you want to one day (fe. 100 or more if you want). You only have to create one event (page) for each of your events and make them recurring to your needs. So from the module there are no restrictions. It also doesnt matter if the starting and ending time of several events are the same on the same day. On the calendar view only few events are displayed for this day (depending on the space in the calendar row - see next image on the 6th). All others will be overflown.

Screenshot_2.jpg.c1a707711ac4e46b408ed85e44f9e623.jpg

After hovering the calendar cell all events on that day will be displayed.

Screenshot_3.jpg.7bcbf8b105828b3088ed75ef56fbb298.jpg

If you are entering fe 100 events on that day (and I am sure you would probably not ;)) the list will be very long, but technically it would be possible.

There are a lot of recurrence possiblilities fe. the first and the last day of a month every second monday every month,.... take look at the documentation.

Jürgen

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi @gebeer

like @Juergen said, you should have no problem doing what you need with Recurme. Perfect use case for this module :)

i am experimenting with an adjustment to the Recurme interface to account for all day events and time-end field. Hoping to release an update that addresses that need this week. 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@joshuag 

I wonder if there is a possibility to switch views in the frontend, say a weeks or days calendar instead of month and/or list?

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can realize this by creating own templates with the different views and call them via Ajax. There is no out of the box solution for this.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@totoff Great question. You could actually use Recurme with full calendar if you like. 

Example event object from full calendar: https://fullcalendar.io

$('#calendar').fullCalendar({
    events: [
        {
            title  : 'event1',
            start  : '2010-01-01'
        },
        {
            title  : 'event2',
            start  : '2010-01-05',
            end    : '2010-01-07'
        },
        {
            title  : 'event3',
            start  : '2010-01-09T12:30:00',
            allDay : false // will make the time show
        }
    ]
});

This would be easy to output with recurme using the API:

$FCEvents = array();
$events = $recurme->day();
foreach($events as $event){
	$FCEvents[] = array(
		'title' =>  $event->title,
		'start' => 	$event->start_date,
	);
}

Print your array as javascript. And use the built in views in full calendar. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Works also with UiKit calendar and Bootstrap calendar if you are using a framwork. If you are using UiKit calendar you can make fe a template which outputs all the calendar dates in a json array. Then you can load this template (or lets say the event dates) via ajax into the UiKit calendar template engine. Its very easy.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, joshuag said:

Great question. You could actually use Recurme with full calendar if you like. 

actually, I set up a fullcalendar yesterday after my post here :-)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By joshua
      This module is (yet another) way for implementing a cookie management solution.
      Of course there are several other possibilities:
      - https://processwire.com/talk/topic/22920-klaro-cookie-consent-manager/
      - https://github.com/webmanufaktur/CookieManagementBanner
      - https://github.com/johannesdachsel/cookiemonster
      - https://www.oiljs.org/
      - ... and so on ...
      In this module you can configure which kind of cookie categories you want to manage:

      You can also enable the support for respecting the Do-Not-Track (DNT) header to don't annoy users, who already decided for all their browsing experience.
      Currently there are four possible cookie groups:
      - Necessary (always enabled)
      - Statistics
      - Marketing
      - External Media
      All groups can be renamed, so feel free to use other cookie group names. I just haven't found a way to implement a "repeater like" field as configurable module field ...
      When you want to load specific scripts ( like Google Analytics, Google Maps, ...) only after the user's content to this specific category of cookies, just use the following script syntax:
      <script type="text/plain" data-type="text/javascript" data-category="statistics" data-src="/path/to/your/statistic/script.js"></script> <script type="text/plain" data-type="text/javascript" data-category="marketing" data-src="/path/to/your/mareketing/script.js"></script> <script type="text/plain" data-type="text/javascript" data-category="external_media" data-src="/path/to/your/external-media/script.js"></script> <script type="text/plain" data-type="text/javascript" data-category="marketing">console.log("Inline scripts are also working!");</script> The type has to be "optin" to get recognized by PrivacyWire, the data-attributes are giving hints, how the script shall be loaded, if the data-category is within the cookie consents of the user. These scripts are loaded asynchronously after the user made the decision.
      If you want to give the users the possibility to change their consent, you can use the following Textformatter:
      [[privacywire-choose-cookies]] It's planned to add also other Textformatters to opt-out of specific cookie groups or delete the whole consent cookie.
      You can also add a custom link to output the banner again with a link / button with following class:
      <a href="#" class="privacywire-show-options">Show Cookie Options</a> <button class="privacywire-show-options">Show Cookie Options</button> This module is still in development, but we already use it on several production websites.
      You find it here: PrivacyWire Git Repo
      Download as .zip
      I would love to hear your feedback 🙂
      CHANGELOG
      0.1.1 Debugging: fixed error during uninstall 0.1.0 Added new detection of async scripts for W3C Validation 0.0.6 CSS-Debugging for hiding unused buttons, added ProCache support for the JavaScript tag 0.0.5 Multi-language support included completely (also in TextFormatter). Added possibility to async load other assets (e.g. <img type="optin" data-category="marketing" data-src="https://via.placeholder.com/300x300">) 0.0.4 Added possibility to add an imprint link to the banner 0.0.3 Multi-language support for module config (still in development) 0.0.2 First release 0.0.1 Early development
    • By bernhard
      --- Please use RockFinder3 ---
    • By MoritzLost
      Cacheable Placeholders
      This module allows you to have pieces of dynamic content inside cached output. This aims to solve the common problem of having a mostly cacheable site, but with pieces of dynamic output here and there.  Consider this simple example, where you want to output a custom greeting to the current user:
      <h1>Good morning, <?= ucfirst($user->name) ?></h1> This snippet means you can't use the template cache (at least for logged-in users), because each user has a different name. Even if 99% of your output is static, you can only cache the pieces that you know won't include this personal greeting. A more common example would be CSRF tokens for HTML forms - those need to be unique by definition, so you can't cache the form wholesale.
      This module solves this problem by introducing cacheable placeholders - small placeholder tokens that get replaced during every request. The replacement is done inside a Page::render hook so it runs during every request, even if the response is served from the template cache. So you can use something like this:
      <h1>Good morning, {{{greeting}}}</h1> Replacement tokens are defined with a callback function that produces the appropriate output and added to the module through a simple hook:
      // site/ready.php wire()->addHookAfter('CachePlaceholders::getTokens', function (HookEvent $e) { $tokens = $e->return; $tokens['greeting'] = [ 'callback' => function (array $tokenData) { return ucfirst(wire('user')->name); } ]; $e->return = $tokens; }); Tokens can also include parameters that are parsed and passed to the callback function. There are more fully annotated examples and step-by-step instructions in the README on Github!
      Features
      A simple and fast token parser that calls the appropriate callback and runs automatically. Tokens may include multiple named or positional parameters, as well as multi-value parameters. A manual mode that allows you to replace tokens in custom pieces of cached content (useful if you're using the $cache API). Some built-in tokens for common use-cases: CSRF-Tokens, replacing values from superglobals and producing random hexadecimal strings. The token format is completely customizable, all delimiters can be changed to avoid collisions with existing tag parsers or template languages. Links
      Github Repository & documentation Module directory (pending approval) If you are interested in learning more, the README is very extensive, with more usage examples, code samples and usage instructions!
    • By Craig
      I've been using Fathom Analytics for a while now and on a growing number of sites, so thought it was about time there was a PW module for it.
      WayFathomAnalytics
      WayFathomAnalytics is a group of modules which will allow you to view your Fathom Analytics dashboard in the PW admin panel and (optionally) automatically add and configure the tracking code on front-end pages.
      Links
      GitHub Readme & documentation Download Zip Modules directory Module settings screenshot What is Fathom Analytics?
      Fathom Analytics is a simple, privacy-focused website analytics tool for bloggers and businesses.

      Stop scrolling through pages of reports and collecting gobs of personal data about your visitors, both of which you probably don't need. Fathom is a simple and private website analytics platform that lets you focus on what's important: your business.
      Privacy focused Fast-loading dashboards, all data is on a single screen Easy to get what you need, no training required Unlimited email reports Private or public dashboard sharing Cookie notices not required (it doesn't use cookies or collect personal data) Displays: top content, top referrers, top goals and more
    • By daniels
      This is a lightweight alternative to other newsletter & newsletter-subscription modules.
      You can find the Module in the Modules directory and on Github
      It can subscribe, update, unsubscribe & delete a user in a list in Mailchimp with MailChimp API 3.0. It does not provide any forms or validation, so you can feel free to use your own. To protect your users, it does not save any user data in logs or sends them to an admin.
      This module fits your needs if you...
      ...use Mailchimp as your newsletter / email-automation tool ...want to let users subscribe to your newsletter on your website ...want to use your own form, validation and messages (with or without the wire forms) ...don't want any personal user data saved in any way in your ProcessWire environment (cf. EU data regulation terms) ...like to subscribe, update, unsubscribe or delete users to/from different lists ...like the Mailchimp UI for creating / sending / reviewing email campaigns *I have only tested it with PHP 7.x so far, so use on owners risk
      EDIT:
      Since 0.0.4, instructions and changelog can be found in the README only. You can find it here  🙂
      If you have questions or like to contribute, just post a reply or create an issue or pr on github, thanks!
×
×
  • Create New...