As you may have seen last month, we’ve been ramping up production of Events Calendar Pro 2.0 this summer and today marks the end to our second round of beta testing. Big thanks to all the participants (truly making up a range of folks building completely different websites all around the world) who have given us some solid feedback to work off as we keep moving towards our September launch.
Our next step at this point: jumping into the feedback those individuals have provided and working through it over the coming two weeks to iron out the remaining bugs. We’ve also got our own list of must-haves to hit, the next major milestone on that being ensuring a smooth upgrade & event migration process across the board. From there we’ll move into tightening up Events Tickets Pro so both it and ECP are ready to go right out the gate.
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We’ve got some features of all shapes & sizes in the works for ECP 2.0 that we think are pretty cool, including:
- Recurring events
- Configurable (custom) meta fields
- Significant upgrades to the templating system
- Event tagging
- Backend map preview (when creating events)
- Add-on plugins for tickets sales (ETP), frontend event submissions (community events) & more
We’ll be releasing both a paid (“pro”) version of the plugin along with an open source (“lite”) version that will serve to replace its now unsupported counterpart The Events Calendar. You can expect more details on both releases in the coming weeks and months. Your best bet for hearing about those — as well as beta testing opportunities and other promotions & product news — is to either sign up with your email address on the form below (we won’t spam you) or monitor the ECP support forums. Don’t forget to also check out our Events Calendar Pro FAQ, which is updated with each new release and features answers to some of the more common questions that come up regarding the plugin.