The Events Cal Blog: Jen

Page speed has a major effect on search ranking, site abandonment, and sales conversion. Today’s web users have zero patience for sites that are slow to load—according to a survey by Akamai and SOASTA, even a 100-millisecond delay (0.1 seconds) can result in a 7% reduction in conversions. The importance of making sure your website…

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TL;DR – Facebook added even more restrictions to their API and it sucks for everyone. Back in April, Facebook made abrupt, significant changes to their API that effectively halted the ability for services like Event Aggregator to import events from Facebook into other websites. Despite getting hit with this major surprise, Facebook gave developers hope…

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Deleting old events can be a cumbersome process, especially for online calendars that host hundreds or thousands of events. But it shouldn’t be, so that’s why we added new admin settings to make your life a whole lot easier. Why Delete Old Events? Although The Events Calendar is designed to handle both very high traffic…

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Eventbrite Tickets

The Eventbrite Tickets plugin you know and love just got a major update that includes a number of significant new features. Before we jump into all the features we added in version 4.5, there’s one super important thing to note: Eventbrite.com imports have moved from the old Legacy Imports section to the regular Imports section…

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Our approach to GDPR

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25th, 2018. With WordPress powering over 30% of the web globally, this new regulation has prompted many ongoing conversations within the WordPress community. As WordPress plugin authors and users ourselves, we’ve actively engaged in our own discovery and planning for GDPR.…

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All of our premium add-ons are on sale all week long! Don’t miss your chance to take The Events Calendar and Event Tickets to the next level at a significant discount. From November 21st – November 27th, save up to 30% on our full suite of event management tools: Spend up to $149 and save…

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Community Events Refresh

Version 4.5 of Community Events is here, introducing several exciting updates for our users. Right off the bat, you’ll notice we’ve given the plugin a huge facelift. We know looks are important when it comes to putting your best foot forward for your site visitors, so we’ve invested in revamping the style to be more cohesive…

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Image Widget Plus - a new WordPress plugin from Modern Tribe

Images bring websites to life, so it’s no surprise one of the common questions asked by new WordPress users is: How do I add an image to my sidebar? You can manually add images using HTML code, but many people prefer the more convenient option of using a simple, lightweight plugin to do the work…

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Extensibility is a key feature of The Events Calendar and Events Calendar PRO. That’s why we’re excited to announce event data is now accessible through the WordPress REST API. Update: Version 4.6 of The Events Calendar introduces full REST API support. See our guide: Introduction to The Events Calendar REST API Version 4.5 of The…

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This past week, we crossed a new milestone for The Events Calendar – 500,000 active installs! As I was reviewing our stats on WordPress.org and thinking about our plugins in general, the number five kept showing up in different places: 5.5 million plugin downloads 5-star reviews – 1,155 5 widget shortcodes in Events Calendar PRO…

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For current promotions, check out our deals page.  Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means we can guess with 99.8% certainty you’ve already been bombarded by all kinds of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Spoiler Alert – We’re doing one too. But we’re doing it our way. We want you to have plenty of…

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Last week we reached our biggest milestone yet for The Events Calendar, our flagship WordPress plugin – 5 million downloads! It’s crazy to realize just how far we’ve come. At this very moment, hundreds of thousands of users are running our plugins on their site. Some of those users are people we’ve met, either in-person or online,…

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