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Featured Calendar: American Perimeter Trail

The American Perimeter Trail is a 12,000-mile loop of land that spans the United States. The trail’s conference team aims to connect the land, resources, people, and communities. It strives to encourage conservation efforts through recreation, allowing all people and generations to experience the diversity of the contiguous United States. And what’s the best way…

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the events calendar mascots

Have you ever noticed the friendly creatures that accompany each feature release? They range from narwhals to pandas, and although they may seem random, most are not. If you’ve ever wondered about the meaning behind the collection of mascots we have today, you’re in luck. We’re going to tell you how it all began. It…

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A hand turning a dial to indicate "Beta 3." This will be the last major beta version before we have a release candidate.

We recently released a new Beta version of the upcoming Events Calendar 6.0, which will be one of the biggest updates we’ve ever released for our calendar product. Learn more below. We’re excited about the new beta version of Events Calendar Pro, which is available now for download. This is an important release since it…

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The Future of Virtual Worship

One of the lessons of the COVID pandemic is that online worship is here to stay. With traditional church attendance declining in recent decades, the possibility of participating virtually has reignited some congregations.  There’s a lot of carryover between the people who participate online and in person as well. The same people who are attending…

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Tickets Menu

You may have noticed that to find your Event Tickets or Event Tickets Plus settings, you previously had to visit the ‘Events’ menu in the WordPress Dashboard. This was the case, even when using the Event Tickets plugin without The Events Calendar or Events Calendar Pro. Well, we thought it was now time for a…

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Featured Calendar: Medina Bookshop

Running an independent bookstore these days is not for the faint-hearted. With big retailers selling books online for cheap, maintaining an independent bookstore certainly offers challenges. That’s why it’s essential to have a website to showcase your business, which is precisely what Medina Bookshop does. They not only sell their books in person, but you…

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7 Things to Include on an Event Website

When you see a good event website, you just know.  Right away, you’ll see that a good event website’s design and branding are cohesive and appealing and set the right tone. You’ll also notice an easy-to-use navigation menu on the homepage. And, a good event website also makes sure that its website is mobile-friendly. Most…

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Conference Website Inspiration and Setup

See the final result of the conference website we’ll be creating in this tutorial. Believe it or not, setting up a conference online requires just as much planning (if not more!) as coordinating one in person. Without seeing attendees IRL (in real life), you’ll need to ensure that they can register for and engage with…

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Introducing New Shortcode and Elementor Widget Attributes

With our latest release of Events Calendar Pro 5.13.0, we’re excited to announce some new additions to our [tribe_events] shortcode! You’ll be happy to know that these were features that several of our users were asking for in our Feature Requests forum. Here’s what one of our users asked for: It’s [currently] possible to display…

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A man shouting into a megaphone. Picture is surrounded by a blue graphic background

Planning and creating an event is stressful. Not only do you have to schedule, design, and coordinate the event, but you also have to find and recruit attendees. But is all that effort worth it if nobody knows about your event? If you’ve been facing low turnouts, or aren’t getting the expected number of RSVPs…

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Featured Calendar: Minding Your Mind

Minding Your Mind is an organization that focuses primarily on providing mental health education to adolescents, teens, young adults, their parents, teachers, and school administrators. They aim to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors that often go hand in hand with mental health issues.  They showcase their educational offerings and programs on their WordPress site…

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WordPress Webex Integration with The Events Calendar

You asked for it, and now it’s finally here! We’re so excited to announce that the most recent update of our Virtual Events plugin comes standard with a Webex integration. With this powerful combination, you can easily connect to your Webex account, generate Webex meetings, and add your existing Webex meetings all from the WordPress…

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Create a Custom RSVP Website in WordPress

If you’ve ever planned an event before, you understand that collecting RSVPs can be a bit tedious. You may have even grown tired of using cookie-cutter online registration forms and RSVP solutions that are cluttered with advertising. Anything that detracts or complicates the process may result in fewer confirmed RSVPs.  Wouldn’t it be nice if…

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How to build a school website using WordPress

Nowadays, schools of all types need good, informative websites in order to operate successfully. A website is the ultimate communication tool and allows you to display information for faculty, students, parents, and supporters in the community. Building a school website using WordPress is one of the most cost-effective ways to get your school online. WordPress…

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