Import RTS shows into All-In-One Event Calendar

Jeero makes it very easy to import your RTS shows into All-In-One Event Calendar. No more copy-pasting but always up-to-date information on your website, including showtimes and on-line ticket sales.

RTS is a quick and easy point of sale system by Ready Theatre Systems. From independents to top 50 chains, RTS is accessible for all locations – no matter the size.

All-In-One Event Calendar from Timely is a beautiful way to list your events in WordPress and easily share them with the rest of the world. The WordPress plugin is currently in use on over 100.000 websites.

In this guide, you will connect your WordPress website to RTS. Next, you will sync your shows with the All-In-One Event Calendar plugin. When completed, you will have a website for your location with an always up-to-date overview of your shows, including showtimes and on-line ticket sales.

Prerequisites

  1. Make sure you have a working WordPress website.
  2. Have your Theater RTN Number ready. This number is provided to you by RTS.

Step 1 – Install Jeero

  1. Go to Plugins → Add new in the WordPress admin.
  2. Look for ‘jeero’.

  3. Install and activate the Jeero plugin.

You now have a new Jeero menu-item in the WordPress admin.

Step 2 – Install All-In-One Event Calendar

  1. Go to PluginsAdd new in the WordPress admin.
  2. Look for ‘all-in-one event calendar’.
  3. Install and activate All-In-One Event Calendar plugin.
  4. Go to Events and click on the Create a free account button. You can also use the Sign in link if you already have a Timely account.
  5. Follow the instructions and finish all steps to connect your Timely account.

You now have a new Events 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 RTS in the Ticketing solution field.
  4. Select All-In-One Event Calendar in the Calendar plugin field.
  5. Click on Save Changes.
  6. Enter your RTN number.

  7. Click on Save Changes.

The sync is now active. Your shows will be visible in All-In-One Event Calendar within 5 minutes:

Step 4 – Show your events on your website

  1. Go to Events in the WordPress admin. Notice that newly imported events still have the ‘Draft’ status.
  2. Edit a draft event and click on the Publish button. Repeat this until all events are published.
  3. Go to Events → Settings.
  4. Go to the View events tab and click on the View “Calendar” link.

You are now on your new calendar page with a list of all you upcoming events:

Clicking on the tickets link automatically leads visitors to the proper RTS ticketing page:

Step 5 – Choose the right plan

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

Does your location have more shows?

Please contact me for information about one the paid plans.

Conclusion

In this tutorial you learned how to connect All-In-One Event Calendar to RTS and automatically publish all your shows on your WordPress website. Jeero takes care of the sync between the two and keeps you from manually copy-pasting all the show-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.