The Events Cal Blog: Leah

It’s hard to believe, but The Events Calendar is coming up on its 10-year anniversary. That’s nearly a decade of building and maintaining WordPress event management plugins that are used the world over. In fact, our plugins now power more than 700,000 calendars around the globe. As the Product Owner for The Events Calendar, I…

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Meetup.com recently announced changes to their API that will impact anyone importing Meetup data. To make sure that you can continue importing events, we’ve updated Event Aggregator to work with Meetup’s new system. Previously, Event Aggregator users connected to Meetup.com via an API key. With the new system, that connection is made through OAuth 2.…

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We’ve just released an update to The Events Calendar to address an issue encountered by users of our legacy importer plugins. Some eagle-eyed early adopters noticed the problem and we were able to get a solution in place quickly. The issue in question occurred when folks who have our Facebook Events plugin were transitioning to our…

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As part of our continued efforts to provide the best events management solutions for WordPress, Modern Tribe has purchased GigPress, a popular and established events plugin aimed at musicians, comedians, and other performers. GigPress joins our illustrious lineup of events plugins including The Events Calendar, Events Calendar PRO, and Event Tickets. Our events plugins get…

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In July, we announced that we were moving all our translations to GlotPress– a big step towards improving our localization and empowering our international users. Last month, we followed the WordPress community’s lead and moved the translations for our free plugin, The Events Calendar, to translate.wordpress.org. We realize that two moves in the span of a few months could…

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According to our 2015 survey, over 10% of The Events Calendar users run a website in a language besides English. We’ve always tried to make our products useful and accessible for international users, and we recently made an exciting new change to support that goal. All of our language files are now managed with GlotPress, making…

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Write the Docs conference in Portland, Oregon. This unique event gathers together people who are passionate about documentation for two days of speakers, discussions, and learning. I’d heard great things about Write the Docs and was excited to attend and soak up some knowledge. I’m lucky…

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Modern Tribe has another usability test on the docket! This one is going to be different than our past sessions: instead of talking to existing customers, we’re interested exclusively in users who have not yet tried or purchased The Events Calendar/Events Calendar PRO. We won’t be testing the calendar itself – instead, we’re doing a usability…

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Hi Events Calendar fans! We’re looking for some bilingual people to update the translations for The Events Calendar and Events Calendar PRO. Some of the translations are getting out of date and there are bits of English showing through, and we’d like to get that fixed. And as always, translators will get a free license…

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Updated 12/16/2013: Thanks to everyone who expressed interest in participating! As of this morning, all 4 slots are filled up! Though we’re definitely getting into the holiday spirit around here and starting to wind down for the year, we’ve got one more goodie for your Christmas stocking: a usability test focused on The Events Calendar’s…

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Are you a theme developer? Do you sell your themes on ThemeForest? If so, we’ve got some news for you. We’re teaming up with Envato to put on a pretty cool contest. We’re offering up $7,500 in prizes for those of you who can make themes that are compatible with our Events Calendar PRO and…

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