Import Ticketmatic events into Theater for WordPress

Jeero makes it very easy to import your Ticketmatic events into Theater for WordPress. 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.

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 Ticketmatic. Next, you will sync your events 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 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 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 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 3 – Start the sync

  1. Go to Jeero in the WordPress admin.
  2. Click on ‘Start new sync’
  3. Select Ticketmatic in the Ticketing solution field.
  4. Select Theater for WordPress in the Calendar plugin field.
  5. Click on Save Changes.
  6. Enter your Account Name, Public Key and Secret Key.

  7. Click on Save Changes.

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

  9. Click on Save Changes.

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

Step 4 – Show your events on your website

You can show your upcoming events 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

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?

Please contact me for information about one the paid plans.

Conclusion

In this tutorial you learned how to connect Theater for WordPress 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.

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.