We’re adding a new member to our family of calendar and event management tools and want you to meet it.
For nearly eight years now, our team here at Modern Tribe has been delivering top-notch event management products to WordPress users the world over. And we couldn’t be more thrilled at the support we’ve received. Our flagship calendar product, The Events Calendar, enjoys an active install base of over 500,000 sites, with more than 8 million total downloads on WordPress.org. Users of The Events Calendar are in good company, too–our software is trusted by such established names as Microsoft, Steelcase, and Stanford Law School, so you know it’s dependable enough to be relied on.
We’re fortunate to be recognized as a leader in the event management space, and we regularly field inquiries from users of non-WordPress-based platforms who are interested in working with our plugins. As a WordPress-driven company first and foremost, we’ve crafted all of our existing plugin offerings with the WordPress platform in mind. Our newest product is our first step towards bridging the divide–a WordPress-powered, platform-agnostic solution that’s as capable as it is easy to use.
Today, we’re excited to be giving a sneak peek of our latest addition to the Modern Tribe family of products. Meet Lumin.
What is Lumin?
Lumin is a brand-new online calendar for users of WordPress- and non-WordPress-based sites, developed by us: the same fine folks who brought you The Events Calendar. Unlike WordPress plugins, which can only be installed and operated on WordPress-based sites, Lumin’s functionality is entirely self-contained, making it easily compatible with popular platforms such as Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly. Even current fans of The Events Calendar will find plenty of great, familiar features in Lumin–and more than a few surprises. It might just become your new favorite calendar (sorry, Word of the Day).
Flexible, Powerful, Portable
Getting started with Lumin will be a snap. Once you’ve set up your account, simply pick a design for your calendar, populate it with events, and drop the embed code wherever you’d like. Presto! It’s a calendar! Want to make changes to your design later? No problem. Moved your site to a new host? Take your calendar with you. Don’t have a website and want to link directly to the calendar? Also done. Our fully-hosted solution means that your events can be as mobile as you are. You can even reuse a single embed code across multiple sites–great for calendars that are shared across large organizations, such as school districts and nonprofits.
Though Lumin builds significantly upon the core functionality of The Events Calendar for its feature set, it’s worth emphasizing that Lumin and The Events Calendar do and will continue to exist as two separate products, each intended for a specific set of needs. And we’re dedicated to ensuring that we meet all of those needs–all while providing the same top-notch quality and support that you’ve come to expect from us.
To that end, we’ve increased staffing across all positions in our Products division here at Modern Tribe, dividing our existing structure into two separate–but connected–teams. Working independently allows each team to quickly develop and ship targeted improvements for their specific product or products. And maintaining the relationship between both teams ensures that those efforts can be easily shared, so all of our users can reap the benefits.
Two Products, One Foundation
Current users of The Events Calendar, take heart. The WordPress plugins that you know and love today aren’t going anywhere.
We’ve borrowed from our existing knowledge and resources in developing Lumin, building a new calendar platform that uses The Events Calendar at its core. Why? By committing to a singular foundation, we’re demonstrating our continued dedication to our existing products while expanding the possibilities for how and where they’re used. Redoubling our efforts to grow and improve The Events Calendar ensures that you’ll have a great experience no matter which products you choose.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this quick look behind the scenes with Lumin. We couldn’t be more excited about what we’re working on, and we can’t wait to finally share it with you. Interest piqued? Want to learn more? It’s not too late to sign up for early access when it’s available!