Import Ents24 events into The Events Calendar

Jeero makes it very easy to import your Ents24 events into The Events Calendar. No more copy-pasting but always up-to-date information on your website, including featured images, showtimes and genres.

Ents24 brings the worlds of live music, comedy, theatre and festivals together to create the UK’s biggest live guide, making it easy to follow your favourite artists, find out what’s coming up, and get tickets.

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

In this guide, you will connect your WordPress website to Ents24. Next, you will sync your events with the The Events Calendar plugin. When completed, you will have a website for your organisation with an always up-to-date overview of your events, including featured images, showtimes and genres.

Prerequisites

  1. Make sure you have a working WordPress website.
  2. Request your Venue ID for the Ents24 API from your Ents24 contact. You can also ask me to look this up for you.

Step 1 – 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.

You now have a new Jeero menu-item in the WordPress admin.

Step 2 – Install The Events Calendar

  1. Go to PluginsAdd new in the WordPress admin.
  2. Look for ‘the events calendar’.
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  3. Install and activate The Events Calendar plugin.

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

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Step 3 – Start the sync

  1. Go to Jeero in the WordPress admin.
  2. Click on ‘Start new sync’
  3. Select Ents24 in the Ticketing solution field.
  4. Click on the The Events Calendar tab.
  5. Tick the Enable The Events Calendar import checkbox.
  6. Click on Save Changes.
  7. Enter your Venue ID in the Venue field.

  8. Click on Save Changes.

The sync is now active. Your events will be visible in The Events Calendar within 5 minutes:

Step 4 – Show your events on your website

The Events Calendar automatically adds a page to your website with an overview of all your events. 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 events, including a datepicker, keyword search and different view options:

The list view of the default events page

Clicking on the tickets link automatically leads visitors to the corresponding Ents24 ticketing page:

Step 5 – Choose the right plan

The free plan for Jeero lets you sync up to 10 upcoming events at any given time. Perfect for small organisations and testing purposes.

Does your organisation have more events?

Paid plans start at € 25/mo or € 240/yr. Please contact me for information about one the paid plans.

Conclusion

In this tutorial you learned how to connect The Events Calendar to Ents24 and automatically publish all your events on your WordPress website. Jeero takes care of the sync between the two and keeps you from manually copy-pasting all the event-details after every 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 this guide was useful to you. If you need any more information, don't hesitate to contact me . I am also curious to know if there are any ticketing solutions of calendar plugin that I should add.