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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.

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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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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We’ve got a lot to be thankful for here at Modern Tribe, so we wanted to take a moment to publicly share appreciation for our team, our users, and the WordPress community at large. It’s been a hell of a journey, and we’ve worked hard to pay things forward along the way. Giving Thanks 2015 was…

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Don't get stuck - create a wordpress backup database

Need to create a WordPress backup database before troubleshooting an issue with your site? It’s one of the first recommendations we make for the thousands of WordPress users we support each day. Nothing sucks more than realizing you can’t hit “undo” after something unexpected happens to your site. Database backups are a smart way to…

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When it comes to choosing a WordPress events calendar plugin, there are a lot of options out there. Finding the best one to meet your needs might seem daunting at first, so we created a little “roadmap” to break down the process for you. Finding the Best WordPress Events Calendar Plugin Calendar plugins are one of…

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You choice of software platform fundamentally guides the outcome of your project. It is like the foundation of your home. Your platform defines how high you can build, what material you can use and what amenities you get to enjoy. Today, we are rarely asked to defend our choice of WordPress when proposing it as…

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