Import Chaplin films into Theater for WordPress

Importing Chaplin films into Theater for WordPress 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.

Theater for WordPress is a plugin to manage and publish events for your theater, live venue, cinema, club or festival.

This tutorial will show you how to connect your WordPress website to Chaplin. You will then import your films into the Theater for WordPress 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 Theater for WordPress

  1. Go to PluginsAdd new in the WordPress admin.
  2. Look for ‘theater for wordpress’.
  3. Install and activate Theater for WordPress plugin.

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

Step 2 – Install Jeero

  1. Go to Plugins → Add new in the WordPress admin.
  2. Look for ‘jeero’.
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  3. Install and activate the Jeero plugin.

Step 3 – Start the sync

Chaplin imports to Theater for WordPress are currently only available upon request. Please contact me for further instruction.

Step 4 – Show your events on your website

You can show your upcoming films on a page.

  1. Go to Pages → Add new.
  2. Give your page a title (eg. ‘Upcoming events’).
  3. Click on Publish.
  4. Go to Theater → Settings → Display.
  5. Set Page to show upcoming events on to the page that you just created.
  6. Set Position on page to show above content.
  7. Click on Save Changes.
  8. Go to Theater → Settings → Style.
  9. Check Enable built-in Theater stylesheet.
  10. Click on Save Changes.

The page that you created now shows your upcoming events:

A list of upcoming events, generated by the Theater for WordPress plugin

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.

Is your organisation hosting more films?

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 Theater for WordPress 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.

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.