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We love WordPress. The Events Calendar is designed for it. Heck, even this website is powered by it. We keep an eye on what’s happening in the WordPress community and share tips and tricks that we learn.

It’s a fair question: Why do plugin developers charge annually for premium plugins? Why can’t you just buy a plugin once and own it for life? We’re going to tackle this question below. Hopefully we can help illuminate why we charge an annual fee for our premium plugins and what that fee provides for our…

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If you’re looking to give your event pages in WordPress an upgrade, this post is just for you. We’ve created some snazzy block patterns specifically for The Events Calendar! Download the free extension If you’re already using The Events Calendar, this free extension will add some block patterns for you to use. (And if you’re…

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Block patterns have the potential to make publishing content in WordPress easier and more flexible than ever. For example, let’s say you always find yourself adding the same two blocks to your posts. Perhaps it’s two side-by-side buttons. If you’ve done this before, then you know what it takes to make this happen: Add a…

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With all of the thousands of WordPress themes out there, it would be difficult to test the theme compatibility of our calendar plugins against every single one of them. Instead of focusing on compatibility with a particular theme, we have built The Events Calendar, Events Calendar Pro, Event Tickets, Event Tickets Plus, and our other premium…

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This article was originally published June 25, 2020. It was last updated on Oct. 7, 2020. Note: If you haven’t updated your Virtual Events plugin in a while, be sure to do so ASAP. The version released Oct. 6, 2020 features updates that make it easier to connect Zoom to The Events Calendar, plus we’ve…

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You’ve got your WordPress site. You’ve got your events calendar. Now, it’s time to start selling event tickets. Of course, you could just sell tickets on a third-party site like Eventbrite or Ticketfly—no set-up required. But the benefits of selling your tickets on WordPress might outweigh the convenience of using an external event ticket platform.…

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Debating whether you really need to add a calendar to your website? We get it: When you run a business, creating and managing an events calendar might seem like just another chore on your long to-do list.  But for many business owners, a website calendar is a must-have, whether events are your bread and butter…

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It may be the most ubiquitous marketing cliché of all time, but it’s still true: Content is king. That’s especially true on your WordPress site, where your content deserves the royal treatment. That means it’s a good idea to regularly content audit  throughout the site. Cohesive content (or a lack thereof) can make or break…

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