Import KinoTickets Online films into Sugar Calendar

Jeero makes it very easy to import your KinoTickets Online films into Sugar Calendar. No more copy-pasting but always up-to-date information on your website, including full descriptions, images, start times and ticket prices.

KinoTickets Online is the online ticketing solution of MARS EDV for cinemas in Germany.

Sugar Calendar is designed to be simple, light-weight, and provide just the major features you need for event management. Created by the makers of BuddyPress and Easy Digital Downloads.

In this guide, you will connect your WordPress website to KinoTickets Online. Next, you will sync your films with the Sugar Calendar plugin. When completed, you will have a website for your cinema with an always up-to-date overview of your films, including full descriptions, images, start times and ticket prices.

Prerequisites

  1. Make sure you have a working WordPress website.
  2. Ask MARS EDV to setup the ‘Programm-XML-Export’ inside ProWin.

Step 1 – Install Sugar Calendar

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

You now have a new Calendar 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

  1. Go to Jeero in the WordPress admin.
  2. Select KinoTickets Online in the Ticketing solution field:

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  3. Click on Save Changes.

  4. Enter the URL of your KinoTickets Online Programm-XML-Export file:

  5. Click on Save Changes.

  6. Click on the Sugar Calendar tab.

  7. Tick the Enable Sugar Calendar import checkbox:

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  8. Click on Save Changes.

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

Step 4 – Show your events on your website

  1. Display a calendar on any page with the [sc_events_calendar] shortcode.
  2. View the archive of events at yoursite.com/events.

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

Step 5 – Choose the right plan

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

Does your cinema have more films?

Paid plans start at € 25/month or € 240/year and can let you sync up to 500 upcoming events.

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Conclusion

In this tutorial you learned how to connect Sugar Calendar to KinoTickets Online and automatically publish all your films on your WordPress website. Jeero takes care of the sync between the two and keeps you from manually copy-pasting all the film-details after every update.

Please check out the Getting Started Guide of Sugar 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 or calendar plugins that I should add.