The Events Cal Blog: Geoff

  Summary Maintenance Release Community Tickets 4.7.5 introduces a couple of minor fixes as well as a tweak that removes some unnecessary HTML from the plugin files. đź“Ą Installation   This is a minor release with no template updates, so it should be smooth sailing when updating. That said, it’s always a good idea to backup your…

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  Summary Maintenance Release Community Events 4.8.1 introduces a couple of minor fixes for the editing process as well as tweaks that improve the integration with our Virtual Events add-on. đź“Ą Installation   This is a minor release that should be smooth sailing when updating. That said, it’s always a good idea to backup your site and…

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  Summary Maintenance Release Event Tickets 5.0.1 includes a couple of minor fixes, one of which helps prevent WooCommerce conflicts from happening with some payment gateways. đź“Ą Installation   This is a minor release that should be smooth sailing when updating. That said, it’s always a good idea to backup your site and test changes in a development…

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  Summary Maintenance Release Event Tickets 5.0.1 resolves a number of bugs that improve attendee reporting, template overrides, and language translations. đź“Ą Installation   This is a minor release that should be smooth sailing when updating. That said, it’s always a good idea to backup your site and test changes in a development environment before installing this on your…

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What’s the secret to getting your events to show up in search results? For the most part, it’s the same SEO principles that apply to your website. There’s no substitute for good content, using semantic markup in your code, and remembering to do the small things, like adding alt text to non-decorative images. But you…

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Accessibility is a top priority for our team at The Events Calendar. In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we want to share a behind-the-scenes look at some of the ways we’ve made our WordPress calendar plugins more accessible for all users. We’re always striving to make our products more inclusive, and we’re proud of…

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Virtual events are a lot like any other event. They both require registration. They both have attendees. There are hosts and organizers. The key difference is the address: one is virtual and one has a physical address. So what makes an effective Email Communication in Online Events? Just because an event lacks a location, it…

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Many people know Santa Monica-based KCRW as a mecca for music from around the globe, with the Morning Becomes Eclectic show and livestreamed performances. But today, we’re going to take a closer look at the radio station’s awesome events calendar, which provides a great example of how you can customize templates in The Events Calendar.…

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We’ve received a good number of questions from people asking how well The Events Calendar supports virtual events or online events. The answer? It does a very good job of it. Let’s go over how to optimize your calendar for online events. Virtual Events add-on Whether you want to easily showcase virtual events, embed livestreams, integrate…

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Hey folks! Like many of you, we’re keenly aware of everything that’s going on with COVID-19 and the uncertainty it’s causing. We’re also aware that it’s going to impact a lot of events, including many that are published to The Events Calendar on your website, as well as those that sell tickets with our Event…

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How do you unite people who share the same interests and hobbies? You could create a Facebook Group, but that requires everyone to have a Facebook account. There’s Twitter, but it has the same limitation, plus there’s no support for events. Meetup? That could work, but it would be much better if folks could suggest…

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We recently shipped version 5.0 of  The Events Calendar and Events Calendar Pro. These new versions feature calendar views that have been redesigned from the ground-up, including the premium views available in Events Calendar Pro. This is a big change, so we’ve made the upgrade to views opt-in only. This means, at this time you…

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Up in Northern California, above Sacramento, is the town of Chico. It may be a relatively small place, but it’s home to the Sierra Nevada brewery. What started as a hand-built brewhouse in 1980 is now a household name that’s expanded to both coasts and is recognized as a pioneer in the craft beer movement.…

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