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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.

Access to the internet is a basic human right. In an ideal world, persons of all abilities, languages, incomes, locations, and ages will be able to comfortably use the Web and all it has to offer. “Accessibility” is the term used to describe this project of making websites more inclusive—a big project, to be sure, but…

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Going Gutenberg: Chapter V

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 Going Gutenberg: Chapter IV we talked about thinking of blocks as having distinct “preview”…

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Continuing education is an important part of any professional’s career. For WordPress developers and designers who often work solo, conferences also provide the rare opportunity to network and possibly collaborate with other professionals in the field. Conferences also provide a much-needed push to step away from the screen, and from the development and design challenges…

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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. In Chapter III of the Going Gutenberg series, we announced the release of Events Gutenberg,…

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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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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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Excerpts provide truncated previews of content with a “read more” link instead of displaying the full-length content. They’re staples of web design—especially for WordPress sites—and many page designs simply don’t work without them. So when we started hearing from customers that our handling of excerpts was not satisfactory, we knew it was a meaningful issue…

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“Plugins are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” Ok, Dumbledore didn’t really say that, but it’s still true. And when it comes to evaluating WordPress plugins, Harry Potter offers some valuable lessons to help avoid future headaches. Evaluating WordPress Plugins: Choose Your Wand Wisely Diagon Alley makes choosing a wand look…

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So you want to connect with more WordPress people in your local area. Awesome! But where do you find local WordPress events to attend? We’ve got the skinny on resources to help you find local WordPress meetups, events, workshops, and conferences in your area. WordCamp Events WordCamps are an obvious choice for connecting with local…

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When it comes to making your life easier as a WordPress web developer, browser extensions and tools are low hanging fruit. They’re generally easy to install, fairly user-friendly, and great at saving you time & headaches during the development process. Instead of trying to write an exhaustive list of all the browser tools and web developer…

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