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Custom Recurring Events Guide

Thank you for using the Custom Recurring Events add-on. This plugin adds more recurrence options to the Church Content plugin. You can create custom recurrence patterns like “every two weeks” and “every second Thursday”.


  1. Use the Upload and Install method to install and activate the plugin.
  2. Activate Your License Key to enable one-click updates.


When you Activate Your License Key, one-click updates are enabled for the plugin. When a new version is available, a notice will show in Dashboard > Updates (and in Plugins), alongside available updates for other plugins. Read our Updates guide for more information.

Custom Recurrence Options

The Church Content plugin provides has basic recurrence options for events. After activating Custom Recurring Events, when choosing Weekly or Monthly, new options will appear. We’ve made these options as simple as possible while covering a wide range of scenarios.


Weekly and Monthly both have an interval option to “Recur Every” X weeks or months. This is useful for setting events to recur bi-weekly, quarterly, every other month, etc.

Custom Recurring Events Interval

Week of Month

When using Monthly recurrence, you can choose from:

  • On same day of the month (used when Custom Recurring Events is not installed)
  • On a specific week

Custom Recurring Events adds the second option. When you choose it, the following choices are presented to you.

  • First [day of the week] – for example, “First Sunday”
  • Second [day of the week]
  • Third [day of the week]
  • Fourth [day of the week]
  • Last [day of the week]

The day of the week that recurrence happens on will be the same day of the week you choose for Start Date. For example, if the event starts on a Sunday, you can make it recur on the first Sunday of every month.

Custom Recurring Events Week of Month


You can use Intervals and Week of Month options together. For example, an event can be set to recur on the first Saturday of every third month.


The following translations are included with Custom Recurring Events.

If you would like to translate the plugin into another language, read Translating a Plugin.

Please contact us if you would like to contribute your translation for the benefit of other churches.


1.0.9 (September 1, 2017)

  • Replace instances of ‘Church Theme Content’ with ‘Church Content’ (new plugin name)

1.0.8 (August 29, 2017)

Blog Post: Custom Recurring Events 1.0.8 Released

  • Improve compliance with WordPress Coding Standards via phpcs/wpcs
  • Switch to use of rawurlencode instead of urlencode
  • Use strict comparisons
  • Add Norwegian / Nynorsk translation by Jostein Fauske
  • Add Dutch translation by Harm-Jan Roskam
  • Improve commenting for translators
  • Update language files
  • Change license to ‘GPLv2 or later’ for better compatibility

1.0.7 (September 5, 2016)

  • Improve notice to install Church Content plugin when not already installed (now goes to plugin search result instead of half-broken modal)

1.0.6 (August 30, 2016)

  • Update admin notices to use new WordPress class names
  • Use yellow warning instead of red error for Church Content plugin update required notice

1.0.5 (May 26, 2016)

  • Escape translation strings (security measure)

1.0.4 (May 17, 2016)

  • Change churchthemes.com URLs from http to https
  • Update translations

1.0.3 (November 30, 2015)

1.0.2 (October 12, 2015)

  • Add German (de_DE) translation by FeG Dresden
  • Correct {week} {day} string in Spanish
  • Make week_of_month_format translation instructions clear

1.0.1 (October 12, 2015)

1.0 (January 21, 2015)

  • First release