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If website security hasn’t been high on your business priority list, it certainly should be. Websites are being hacked on a daily basis, resulting in downtime which in turn leads to loss of revenue. Although it may seem unfair, a hacked website often results in loss of trust from customers and even potential blacklisting by…

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Are people visiting your site but not always completing the ticket checkout process?  Your site should lead customers to the finish line, but for some reason, they don’t always arrive. Even if you’re using Event Tickets Plus along with WooCommerce to sell tickets for your events, sometimes the default checkout page can be confusing, causing…

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Your website’s images are just as essential as its written content. If your header images aren’t optimized, viewers will likely scroll right past your event listings. On the other hand, an effective header can help draw traffic to your events and increase engagement on your event landing pages. In this article, we’ll give you six…

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Little Known Tricks for Event Tickets

Event Tickets is our WordPress plugin for creating and selling tickets in WordPress. It’s designed to make it as easy as possible to add tickets to any page, post, or custom post type while seamlessly integrating with The Events Calendar. Click to create a ticket, fill in some pricing details and— blammo 💥— you’ve got…

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Customer Spotlight Interintellect

Creating crowdsourced virtual events that appeal to your target audience is an excellent way to foster community, and Interintellect does just that. Their website aims to build a culture of like-minded individuals by hosting salons, where people can talk about a variety of topics without being judged. They have a membership site, which allows users…

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Adding Recurring Events

Recurring events are a great way to save time and streamline the work of managing your events calendar on WordPress. With recurring events, you can create your event one time and future events are automatically generated for you. Recurring events can also make it easier for users to browse your calendar in list view by…

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How To Allow Submission

Crowdsourcing your events is a great way to populate your calendar and engage with your community. Sure, you could provide your users with backend access so that they could then add events. However, wouldn’t it be easier if users were able to submit events from the frontend instead? Luckily, with Community Events, you can do just…

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Legacy Views Update

Recently, we announced that we would be retiring our legacy views on Aug. 3, 2021. Following the announcement, we received a number of requests from users asking for more time to make the transition to the updated calendar views. Well, we heard you! We’ve decided to delay the removal of the legacy views until Feb.…

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Best Free Ticket Plugin

Adding tickets to your website is a great way to generate revenue and recover your overhead event costs. Because there may be costs connected with getting your events off the ground, you might want to start with a free ticketing plugin to get your feet wet before investing in a premium plugin. Below, we’ll outline…

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What Does a Virtual Event Planner Do?

2020 was the year of the virtual event. We all learned how to set up a Zoom account and got used to seeing our colleagues only from the neck up. Now, virtual events are here to stay. With that in mind, it’s time to embrace taking our event planning duties into the virtual world. A…

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