The Events Cal Blog: George

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In the upcoming WordPress 5.0 release, the post editor will be redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up. This new editor is called the block editor (a.k.a. Gutenberg), and it’s been no small task to ensure The Events Calendar and our other plugins are ready for it. While we’ve written about some of the challenges…

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Broken links happen when content on your site is relocated or when URLs are changed without setting up a redirect. This leaves a trail of links that go to 404 error pages that can negatively impact your site’s search engine rankings and annoy users. The good news is that fixing—and preventing—broken links is simple and…

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In a world where 53% of mobile visitors will abandon a site if it takes more than three seconds to load, you can’t get by with a site that’s slow, challenging to navigate, or full of content that’s hard to read. The more user-friendly your site is, the more your website will stand out from…

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“Gutenberg” is the code name for the new block editor coming in WordPress 5.0, a major update that will fundamentally change the way content is created in WordPress. You’ll no longer put text and images into a wp-admin form and hope it looks good on the front end; you’ll instead build content visually in the…

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WooCommerce is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms in the world. And while the core plugin provides stellar functionality, you can add even more oomph to your site by enhancing it with extensions and add-ons. Out of more than 290 official extensions in their library, we’ve narrowed down the top four to help event…

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One of the biggest concerns about Gutenberg is how its arrival will affect WordPress sites’ preexisting content. Watching the Gutenberg team think through this problem and implement robust backwards compatibility has been both interesting and comforting. As we thought about our 600,000+ users of The Events Calendar, and what the process of transitioning to Gutenberg…

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Access to the internet is a basic human right. In an ideal world, persons of all abilities, languages, incomes, locations, and ages will be able to comfortably use the Web and all it has to offer. “Accessibility” is the term used to describe this project of making websites more inclusive—a big project, to be sure, but…

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Going Gutenberg: Chapter V

Going Gutenberg is an ongoing series about our process of integrating our products with the WordPress block editor. View all chapters in the series here, and be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to never miss an update. In Going Gutenberg: Chapter IV we talked about thinking of blocks as having distinct “preview”…

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Going Gutenberg is an ongoing series about our process of integrating our products with the WordPress block editor. View all chapters in the series here, and be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to never miss an update. In Chapter III of the Going Gutenberg series, we announced the release of Events Gutenberg,…

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Going Gutenberg is an ongoing series about our process of integrating our products with the WordPress block editor. View all chapters in the series here, and be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to never miss an update. We’re excited to announce the release of an official extension for The Events Calendar called…

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Gutenberg Chapter 2

Going Gutenberg is an ongoing series about our process of integrating our products with the WordPress block editor. View all chapters in the series here, and be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to never miss an update. In Chapter I of the Going Gutenberg blog series, we examined how the introduction of…

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Gutenberg Chapter 1

Going Gutenberg is an ongoing series about our process of integrating our products with the WordPress block editor. View all chapters in the series archive, and be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to never miss an update. We’ve made significant rewrites and refactors of our products over the years, but adapting our…

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Today we’re happy to announce the fourth Maintenance Release of the 4.4 release cycle. Maintenance Releases are smaller updates between major updates that are mostly comprised of bug fixes, tweaks, and small but meaningful improvements. To see all of the changes included this Maintenance Release, check out the changelogs for all updated plugins below: The…

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Today we’re happy to announce the third Maintenance Release of the 4.4 release cycle. Maintenance Releases are smaller updates between major updates that are mostly comprised of bug fixes, tweaks, and small but meaningful improvements. To see all of the changes included this Maintenance Release, check out the changelogs for all updated plugins below: The…

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Today we’re happy to announce the second Maintenance Release of the 4.4 release cycle. Maintenance Releases are smaller updates between major updates that are mostly comprised of bug fixes, tweaks, and small but meaningful improvements. ⭐️ Notable Change: As noted in the Event Tickets Plus changelog below, this release of Event Tickets Plus introduces some…

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