Import PatronBase performances into Theater for WordPress

Jeero makes it very easy to import your PatronBase performances into Theater for WordPress. No more copy-pasting but always up-to-date information on your website, including full descriptions, featured images and prices.

PatronBase offers a broad range of functionality, from event marketing, ticketing and CRM through to membership, venue management and Fundraising tools.

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 PatronBase. Next, you will sync your performances 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 performances, including full descriptions, featured images and prices.

Prerequisites

  1. Make sure you have a working WordPress website.
  2. Obtain your API Key from the PatronBase APIAPI Settings menu option in your PatronBase account.

Step 1 – 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 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 PatronBase in the Ticketing solution field:

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  3. Click on Save Changes.

  4. Enter your PatronBase API Key:

  5. Click on Save Changes.

  6. Click on the Theater for WordPress tab.

  7. Tick the Enable Theater for WordPress import checkbox:

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  8. Click on Save Changes.

The sync is now active. Your performances will be visible in Theater for WordPress within 5 minutes:

Step 4 – Show your events on your website

You can show your upcoming performances 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 PatronBase ticketing page:

Step 5 – Choose the right plan

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

Does your organisation have more performances?

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 Theater for WordPress to PatronBase and automatically publish all your performances on your WordPress website. Jeero takes care of the sync between the two and keeps you from manually copy-pasting all the performance-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 or calendar plugins that I should add.