Import Chaplin films into The Events Calendar

Importing Chaplin films into The Events Calendar is a breeze with Jeero. Instead of manually copying and pasting information, your website will always have up-to-date information, including dates, prices, and ticketing.

Chaplin by Nutid AB is a ticketing solution for Swedish cinemas.

The Events Calendar is the most popular calendar plugin for WordPress with over 800,000 active users.

This tutorial will show you how to connect your WordPress website to Chaplin. You will then import your films into the The Events Calendar plugin. When finished, you will have a website that provides an always-updated overview of your films, including full descriptions, categories and prices.

Prerequisites

  1. Check that your WordPress website is up and running.
  2. Ask you Chaplin contact for your Chaplin API base URL.

  3. Ask Chaplin to whitelist Jeero’s IP address: 54.228.32.150.

Step 1 – Install The Events Calendar

  1. Go to PluginsAdd new in the WordPress admin.
  2. Look for ‘the events calendar’.
    DashboardPostsMediaPagesCommentsAppearancePluginsInstalled pluginsAdd NewPlugin Editor Add plugins Keyword the events calendarThe EventsCalendar Install now Install now Install now
  3. Install and activate The Events Calendar plugin.

You now have a new Events menu-item in the WordPress admin:

DashboardEventsEventsAdd newTagsEvent CategoriesVenuesOrganizersImportSettingsHelpEvent Add-ons Events No events foundTitleTitleEvent CategoriesEvent CategoriesStart dateStart dateEnd dateEnd date

Step 2 – Install Jeero

  1. Go to Plugins → Add new in the WordPress admin.
  2. Look for ‘jeero’.
    DashboardPostsMediaPagesCommentsAppearancePluginsInstalled pluginsAdd NewPlugin Editor Add plugins Keyword jeeroJeero Install now Install now
  3. Install and activate the Jeero plugin.

Step 3 – Start the sync

Chaplin imports to The Events Calendar are currently only available upon request. Please contact me for further instruction.

Step 4 – Show your events on your website

The Events Calendar automatically adds a page to your website with an overview of all your films. The exact URL of this page can be found like this:

  1. Go to EventsSettings in the WordPress admin.
  2. Stay on the General tab and scroll down to the Events URL slug field.
  3. In the instruction below the field you can find the URL:
  4. Click on the link.

You now see a beautiful overview with films, including a datepicker, keyword search and different view options:

The list view of the default events page

Step 5 – Choose the right plan

Jeero's free plan allows you to sync up to ten upcoming films at any given time. Ideal for small organisations and testing purposes.

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Paid plans begin at € 25 per month or € 240 per year and allow you to sync up to 500 upcoming films.

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Conclusion

In this tutorial, you learned how to connect The Events Calendar to Chaplin and have all of your films automatically published on your WordPress website. Jeero handles the synchronization between the two and saves you from manually copy-pasting all of the film details after each update.

Please check out the Getting Started Guide of The Events Calendar to get an in-depth view of all the settings and features.

I hope you found this guide useful. If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me . I'm also curious if there are any ticketing or calendar plugins that I should include.