Import RTS shows into Sugar Calendar

Jeero makes it very easy to import your RTS shows into Sugar 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.

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 RTS. Next, you will sync your shows with the Sugar 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 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 RTS in the Ticketing solution field:

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  3. Click on Save Changes.

  4. Enter your RTN number.

  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 shows 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 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?

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 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.

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.