This release adds one of the most requested features: an event calendar widget. And some other cool improvements.
I receive a lot of requests for a simple event calendar widget that shows all upcoming events in the sidebar of the website. And now it’s here!
To use it:
- Go to the Theater settings in the WordPress admin.
- Select a page that will show your upcoming events.
- Add the Theater Calendar widget to your website.
You can also use the
[[wpt_calendar]] shortcode to place the event calendar inside the content of a page or a post.
Easier event listings
I decided to make it easier to create a page with upcoming events. You no longer need to use the
You can set up and configure your event listing directly in the Theater settings screen:
The listing also comes with pretty permalinks like:
As a bonus, you can now also paginate or group events by day. This is especially useful for theaters that have a lot of events within a single day (eg. cinemas).
All event listings now support custom fields.
Let’s say you used the Advanced Custom Fields plugin to add a custom field ‘composer’ to the productions. Enter a template like this in the Theater settings to include this field in your listings:
You can do the same with the shortcodes:
This feature was submitted by Youri de Bondt through a pull request on GitHub. How cool is that!
One last addition: a widget that shows all categories with upcoming events. You can use it as a way for visitors to navigate to your event listing.
Theater for WordPress is constantly being improved with new features and bugfixes. To receive updates whenever something new is added: