Import Ovatic events into WP Event Manager

Jeero makes it very easy to import your Ovatic events into WP Event Manager. 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.

WP Event Manager is a lightweight, open source, scalable and full featured event management plugin for adding event listing functionality to your WordPress site.

In this guide, you will connect your WordPress website to Ovatic. Next, you will sync your events with the WP Event Manager 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 WP Event Manager

  1. Go to PluginsAdd new in the WordPress admin.
  2. Look for ‘wp event manager’.
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  3. Install and activate WP Event Manager plugin.

You now have a new Even Manager 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 WP Event Manager tab.

  7. Tick the Enable WP Event Manager import checkbox:

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  8. Click on Save Changes.

The sync is now active. Your events will be visible in WP Event Manager within 5 minutes:

Step 4 – Show your events on your website

Create a page called “events” and inside place the [events] shortcode. This page will now list your 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 WP Event Manager 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 WP Event Manager 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.