Import Ents24 events into Theater for WordPress

Jeero makes it very easy to import your Ents24 events into Theater for WordPress. 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.

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

In this guide, you will connect your WordPress website to Ents24. Next, you will sync your events with the Theater for WordPress 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 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 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 Theater for WordPress tab.
  5. Tick the Enable Theater for WordPress 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 Theater for WordPress within 5 minutes:

Step 4 – Show your events on your website

You can show your upcoming events 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

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 Theater for WordPress 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.

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.