Event Publish and Unpublish Dates

About Publish and Unpublish dates


Any Event in Booking Live can have a Publish and an Unpublish date. This determines when an Event is visible for booking on the front end of the booking system.

By default, Events are visible and bookable up to the moment the Event starts.
Note: This can be changed to be the End time of the Event.

Utilising the Event Publish and Unpublish options, you can modify the appearance of an event on the front end of the booking system, either allowing or preventing bookings up to certain dates & times.

Publish Date/Time


The Publish Date/Time is when the event becomes visible on the front end of the system. If this is used, then the event will not be visible any time before the established Date/Time.

Unpublish Date/Time


The Unpublish Date/Time is when the event stops being visible on the front end of the system. If this is used, then the event will be visible any time before the established Date/Time.

Utilising both the Publish and Unpublish Date/Times allows you to have more control over the appearance and availability of your Events.

Setting / Modifying the Publish and Unpublish Date/Times of events


There are several different methods of being able to set up and modify the Publish and Unpublish date/times of an event.

Option 1: Set the time directly in the Event Settings


  1. Go to Settings > Events
    1.1 http://demo.bookinglive.com/admin/events
  2. Find the event you want to edit, and slick on the icon.
  3. Enter dates and times as required in the Publish and Unpublish fields.
  4. Click " Save and Close"

Option 2: Modify several Events using Event Actions


  1. Go to Settings > Events
    1.1 http://demo.bookinglive.com/admin/events
  2. Select all of the Events you want to edit
  3. Click on the "Actions" drop-down
  4. Select " Edit Events"
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the list
  6. Select the relevant options for Publishing or Unpublishing these events.
  7. When you are ready, click "Confirm" to finish the edit.

Option Description
Select Type Used to determine how the Publish or Unpublish dtaes will be selected.
Select Type: Relative The date set will be relative to the Event Date.
Select Type: Static The date set will be a static date, irregardless of Event Date.
Select Type: Clear Used to remove the Publish or Unpublish Date/Time
Relative Time String Used to define the date relative to the Event Date
Select day of the week Will set the date to be the next selected day of the week after the relative date used
Select Date Used to define the static date
Select time Used to define the time on the relevant date
 When using Relative dates, you can define a Day of the Week. This wills et the date to be the next selected ay of the week after the Relative date. I.e if you set the Relative Date to be 3W and the Day of Week to be Tuesday, it will set the date to be the first Tuesday on/after 3 Weeks prior to the Event Date.

Option 3: Set Publish date whilst creating Event Series


  1. Go to Settings > Events
    1.1 http://demo.bookinglive.com/admin/events
  2. Click on the "Actions" drop-down
  3. Select " Add Events"
  4. Select "Create Event Series"
  5. Whilst setting up the Event Series, use the Publish and Unpublish fields to define the static dates for the Event Series
  6. When you are ready, click "Confirm" to finish the edit.

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Page last modified: March 07, 2019