Import Timepad.ru events into Theater for WordPress

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

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 Timepad.ru. 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 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 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 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 Theater for WordPress tab.

  6. Tick the Enable Theater for WordPress import checkbox:

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  7. 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

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 Theater for WordPress 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.

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.