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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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design-tips-brand-event

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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Going Gutenberg is an ongoing series about our process of integrating our products with the WordPress block editor. View all chapters in the series here, and be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to never miss an update. We’re excited to announce the release of an official extension for The Events Calendar called…

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Gutenberg Chapter 2

Going Gutenberg is an ongoing series about our process of integrating our products with the WordPress block editor. View all chapters in the series here, and be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to never miss an update. In Chapter I of the Going Gutenberg blog series, we examined how the introduction of…

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Gutenberg Chapter 1

Going Gutenberg is an ongoing series about our process of integrating our products with the WordPress block editor. View all chapters in the series archive, and be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to never miss an update. We’ve made significant rewrites and refactors of our products over the years, but adapting our…

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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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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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Back to school season is in full swing. From kindergarten to college, kids of all ages are brimming with potential as they gear up for a new school year. Glancing at the news, there are all sorts of articles on how to prepare your child to head back to school. From easing into preschool to…

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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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“Developer” plugins are WordPress plugins that are not necessarily useful to the average WordPress website owner—they’re plugins made by developers for other developers. We use and love a number of developer plugins: in development, of course, but also in our QA and customer support teams. As you’ll see, even seemingly-simple plugins can provide immense utility.…

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The Events Calendar and its suite of add-ons use a single function to generate content excerpts: tribe_events_get_the_excerpt(). There’s long been no way to alter the content that this function generates, but in version 4.2 of The Events Calendar, we introduced a filter to make it easy to add things to, remove things from, or otherwise…

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