The Events Cal Blog

When it comes to marketing your event via email, forget about one-size-fits-all solutions. In general, it’s more effective to send targeted emails to small groups than to send mass emails to every single person in your contact list. But segmenting your audience requires a bit of strategy. Before you can tackle targeted messages, you need…

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If you run a community calendar to help people find events in your community or your industry, it’s time to harness the power of crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is essentially another word for outsourcing. Merriam-Webster defines it as “the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people.” When…

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Email marketing for events is all about finding a sweet spot: You don’t want to be too spammy. You don’t want to undercommunicate, either. You want to be the Goldilocks of the inbox, mastering an email approach that’s not too aggressive and not too hands-off, always sending email reminders that hit at the most important…

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Hey folks! We’ve found a particularly nasty bug within Event Tickets but have patched it up and are eager to get this latest update in your hands. We discovered that it was possible for a malicious formula (payload) to be injected into the data when completing the Full Name section of the ticket purchase form.…

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Hey there! It feels like we just released an update and here we are again. Well, our team hopped into action quickly to address a few conflicts with the last release, specifically regarding JavaScript errors that could impact things like homepage sliders and other JavaScript-dependent functionality. We caught this and wanted to get the fix…

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If you’re using Community Events and Community Tickets to manage your calendar’s user-submitted events, you already know that these plugins provide a one-two punch for your events calendar. Together, these tools allow users to seamlessly create events and sell tickets for their events, all without requiring access to your WordPress dashboard. Get the Bundle Today,…

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Ginger and Baker is not your typical restaurant. Or cafe. Or kitchen. Or bakery. It’s all of those packed together in an historic building just north of Downtown Fort Collins in Colorado that owner Ginger Graham remodeled into the operation it is today. With so much activity, Ginger and Baker relies on an online calendar…

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Event planners are on a never-ending quest to measure the success of their events, and for good reason. Event metrics and analytics help us understand why some events are a hit and why others fly under the radar. While there are countless metrics you can analyze to evaluate your events, there’s one indicator of success…

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We are excited to announce that we just shipped a maintenance release for The Events Calendar! This release features Event Aggregator support for Meetup’s new authentiacation protocol, which involves a switch from API keys to OAuth2. What does this mean for you? After updating, you will need to reconnect to Meetup under Events > Settings >…

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