Import Ticketmatic events into The Events Calendar

Jeero makes it very easy to import your Ticketmatic events into The Events Calendar. No more copy-pasting but always up-to-date information on your website, including dates, prices and ticketing.

Ticketmatic is a popular ticketing solution for theaters in The Netherlands and Belgium.

The Events Calendar is the most popular calendar plugin for WordPress with over 800,000 active users.

In this guide, you will connect your WordPress website to Ticketmatic. Next, you will sync your events with the The Events Calendar plugin. When completed, you will have a website for your organisation with an always up-to-date overview of your events, including dates, prices and ticketing.

Prerequisites

  1. Make sure you have a working WordPress website.
  2. Ask Ticketmatic for your organisations public en secrets keys by sending an email to help@ticketmatic.com with the following text:

    Dear Ticketmatic,

    Please send me the public key and secret key for <account>. I need them to show our Ticketmatic events on our WordPress website using the Jeero plugin.

  3. Make sure that you have some events with active ticket sales in Ticketmatic.

Step 1 – Install The Events Calendar

  1. Go to PluginsAdd new in the WordPress admin.
  2. Look for ‘the events calendar’.
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  3. Install and activate The Events Calendar plugin.

You now have a new Events menu-item in the WordPress admin:

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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 Ticketmatic in the Ticketing solution field:

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  3. Click on Save Changes.

  4. Enter your Account Name, Public Key and Secret Key.

  5. Click on Save Changes.

  6. Check the correct Saleschannels and Pricetypes in the corresponding fields.

  7. Click on Save Changes.

  8. Click on the The Events Calendar tab.

  9. Tick the Enable The Events Calendar import checkbox:

    DashboardPostsMediaPagesCommentsAppearancePluginsJeero Edit import GeneralGeneral The Events CalendarThe Events Calendar Enable import Enable The Events Calendar import Save Changes
  10. Click on Save Changes.

The sync is now active. Your events will be visible in The Events Calendar within 5 minutes:

Step 4 – Show your events on your website

The Events Calendar automatically adds a page to your website with an overview of all your events. The exact URL of this page can be found like this:

  1. Go to EventsSettings in the WordPress admin.
  2. Stay on the General tab and scroll down to the Events URL slug field.
  3. In the instruction below the field you can find the URL:
  4. Click on the link.

You now see a beautiful overview with events, including a datepicker, keyword search and different view options:

The list view of the default events 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 The Events Calendar to Ticketmatic 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 The Events 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.