Import Ovatic events into Sugar Calendar

Jeero makes it very easy to import your Ovatic events into Sugar Calendar. No more copy-pasting but always up-to-date information on your website, including full descriptions, showtimes, images and prices.

Ovatic is an all-in-one planning, ticketing and marketing platform for theaters, cinemas, music venues, festivals, event organisers, museums and convention centers.

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 Ovatic. Next, you will sync your events with the Sugar Calendar plugin. When completed, you will have a website for your organisation with an always up-to-date overview of your events, including full descriptions, showtimes, images and prices.

Prerequisites

  1. Make sure you have a working WordPress website.
  2. Ask your Ovatic contact for your API Base URL, client ID, client secret, server ID and contentholder ID.

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 Ovatic in the Ticketing solution field:

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  3. Click on Save Changes.

  4. Enter your Ovatic API Base URL, client ID, client secret, server ID and contentholder ID.

  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 events 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 proper Ovatic 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 of the paid plans.

Conclusion

In this tutorial you learned how to connect Sugar Calendar to Ovatic 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 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.