The Events Cal Blog

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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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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Your event has come and gone, but there’s still one crucial step left in the event management lifecycle: Follow-up. If you skip out on connecting with attendees after the event, you’ll sacrifice a valuable opportunity to engage with your attendees, build loyalty, and even drum up excitement for your next event. A little bit of…

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To most people, “events” is just another way of saying “cool stuff to do”: concerts, birthday parties, nature walks, book club meetings, Independence Day parades, you name it. But for event planners and promoters, we know that event management encompasses much more than just what happens on the day of your soiree. Leading up to…

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If you’ve got a search engine optimization (SEO) strategy for your website, chances are you’re already deploying it in the usual places: your home page, your blog posts, your image alt text and metadata, your video descriptions, etc. But what about SEO in your events calendar? Your calendar is an extension of your website. That…

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We are excited to announce that we just shipped maintenance releases for The Events Calendar and Events Calendar PRO. This release features fixes for some navigation issues, including those with List View and the tribe_events shortcode, that we think you will be very excited about! Maintenance Releases are smaller updates between major updates that are…

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¡Buenos dias! We just shipped maintenance releases for Community Events and Community Tickets. Maintenance Releases are smaller updates between major updates that are mostly comprised of bug fixes, tweaks, and small (but meaningful) improvements. We’re excited to get this update out for you. Our last update to Community Events and Community Tickets introduced many new shortcode options…

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Corporate employees are flooded with calendar invites. From weekly team meetings to company-wide town halls to birthday celebrations to (wait…free cookie cake in the break room?! On my way!) Not every event comes with promises of cake, so it can be tough to get employees stoked about corporate events. Any meeting that’s less than mandatory…

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Tourism bureaus are usually responsible for promoting a mind-boggling quantity of events across tons of distinct categories. We’re talking fine arts, conventions, conferences, outdoor recreation, museums, hotel openings, and more! With so many different types of events, any tourism site will want to engage lots of different audiences. That includes including tourists, business travelers, and…

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