Import Timepad.ru events into Sugar Calendar

Jeero makes it very easy to import your Timepad.ru events into Sugar Calendar. No more copy-pasting but always up-to-date information on your website, including on-line ticket sales, images and wysiwyg descriptions.

Timepad.ru / Главная is is a service for event organizers from Russia. The company has been around since 2008, helping 198,000 organizers make cool events and distributing over 731,000 tickets every month.

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 Timepad.ru. Next, you will sync your events with the Sugar Calendar plugin. When completed, you will have a website for your organisation with an always up-to-date overview of your events, including on-line ticket sales, images and wysiwyg descriptions.

Prerequisites

  1. Make sure you have a working WordPress website.
  2. Request an Timepad.ru API token here. Make sure that the ‘view_events’ option is checked:

  3. Have your Timepad.ru organisation ID ready. You can find it at the top of your Timepad.ru settings page:

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 Timepad.ru in the Ticketing solution field:

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  3. Click on Save Changes.

  4. Enter you Timepad.ru API token and organisation ID:

  5. Click on the Sugar Calendar tab.

  6. Tick the Enable Sugar Calendar import checkbox:

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  7. Click on Save Changes.

The sync is now active. Your events 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 Timepad.ru ticketing 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 Sugar Calendar to Timepad.ru 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 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.