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In Chapter III of the Going Gutenberg series, we announced the release of Events Gutenberg, a free extension for The Events Calendar which activates the new block-based editor on the event post type. It’s been about a month since that initial release, and in that time we’ve continued to release updates with bug fixes and…

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A church’s business is to inspire, so it’s critical for a church website to have an inspiring design. Church websites without inspirational designs fail to excite their visitors, and often struggle to communicate key information to their congregation. The churches we’ve selected below, have given their websites a fresh and lively feel by mobilizing key…

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sell more event tickets

You want to sell event tickets, right? Selling more of your event tickets means more money in your pocket, and more customers interacting with your brand in real life. If you’re looking for the easy way to increase your ticket sales, we’ve got a few quick tips for you. 1. Make your event easy to…

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A strong brand reinforces who you are, and often dictates how you’re perceived. Branding your business has the power to make you more likeable, and should be well-suited to the target audience you’re trying to reach. We can’t tell you what your brand should be, of course. But we can help you present the events…

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anatomy of event page

You want your website to make a great impression on your audience. You’ve spent hours designing a stunning site that’s unique and true to your brand, and now you need your event pages to match. With a few key features and best practices in mind, you can give your event page the power to convince…

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We’re excited to announce the release of an official extension for The Events Calendar called Events Gutenberg. As its name implies, it brings the power of WordPress’ new block editor—code-named “Gutenberg“—to The Events Calendar’s event post type. Like the official Gutenberg plugin itself, this extension is not intended for use on production sites yet. But…

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Gutenberg Chapter 2

In Chapter I of the Going Gutenberg blog series, we examined how the introduction of the new WordPress editor—codenamed “Gutenberg”—is a rare and exciting opportunity to evolve our plugins. It’s time to take a closer look at how, specifically, The Events Calendar and its add-ons will be impacted by the new editor. The Event Post…

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Gutenberg Chapter 1

We’ve made significant rewrites and refactors of our products over the years, but adapting our plugins to fully integrate with the new editor coming in WordPress version 5.0—code-named “Gutenberg”—is the biggest ecosystem change we’ve faced since the introduction of custom post types. Agencies and developers have been speaking out in large number and loud volume…

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The holiday season is jam-packed with events, which means your site’s calendar is about to get extra busy. To help you prepare your WordPress site for higher traffic volumes, we’ve pulled together some helpful housekeeping tips. Holiday Calendar Maintenance Tips Backup Your Site Hopefully, you’re already doing this regularly. If not, do it now. The rest…

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Every support exchange is fundamentally about one thing: solving a problem for a customer. While each customer is different, and each issue has its own nuances and context, aspects of the problem-solving process can be standardized to great effect. The best way to standardize support processes is to make and implement checklists. Simple checklists that…

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It’s not uncommon for customers of ours to want to change the appearance or behavior of their event calendars. Our support staff is not able to help with customizations, though, and so the responsibility of writing custom code often falls squarely and solely on the shoulders of the customer. The problem is that most customers…

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WordPress plugins and themes are often customizable with functions called “hooks”. There are two types of hooks: actions and filters. If you’re not familiar with actions and filters, then definitely spend some time learning the basics. The WordPress Codex has an in-depth introduction to them here, and Treehouse has a great overview here, for example.…

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