The Events Cal Blog: Geoff

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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Have you seen WP Sandbox? It’s this handy service that spins up a hosted WordPress site as easily as those 1-click install options offered by some hosts. The difference is that there’s no host and no domain needed. We’re big fans and use it often here on the team. In fact, we’re such fans that…

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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. Just because an event lacks a location, it doesn’t mean it needs to be treated differently than other…

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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. 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 with tools like…

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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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Cats are curious creatures. They can be playful and understated at the same time and that’s what Golden Oldies Cat Rescue was able to capture in their online calendar. You can see that playfulness in the way colors are used throughout the calendar. Gold is tough for design, but this calendar nails it by using…

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Late last year, we announced an update to Event Tickets Plus that changed the way attendees register for events when purchasing tickets. To replace the old in-page method of collecting attendees’ registration information, we introduced a new page where attendees could add ticket details before adding them to their cart. We even hinted at more…

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