Eventbrite Multi-Event Theme
Do you regularly host events as part of your work and/or play? Do you run a venue that hosts events regularly? Our Eventbrite multi-event theme makes it super easy for you to promote your Eventbrite events, stir up pre-gig fervor, manage ticket sales, and/or event registration.
Step right up!
The multi-event theme is great for organizations or venues that host events on a regular basis. Create an event on Eventbrite, connect your site with Eventbrite, and select the events you wish to showcase. Attendees can register to attend or purchase tickets right from your website. The theme is great for creating excitement before your shindig — priming your audience to have a fantastic time — and stay connected after the event via social sharing and post-gig comments.
Multi-Event Theme Custom features include:
- An events list page — display all your upcoming events on a single page.
- A featured events page — select events you wish to highlight in a rotating carousel.
- A calendar page — display your events on a month-by-month calendar.
Connect your Eventbrite account to your site
You probably already have your events in your Eventbrite account. The next step is to connect your WordPress.com site with Eventbrite, create pages, and assign them to the custom Eventbrite templates so your event information gets pulled in automatically.
To authenticate your site, go to Appearance→ Theme Options, click on the Connect with Eventbrite link and allow WordPress.com to access your Eventbrite account:
Once you have connected your accounts, select all the events you’d like to promote from your list of events:
Remember to save your settings by clicking the blue Save Changes button at the bottom of the page.
Create your site’s pages
(Note: The following instructions are for blogs switching to an Eventbrite theme from a previous theme. If this is a brand new blog, you’ll see that we’ve already created these pages for you — you will find your pages in the Recommended Page Setting drop down boxes — and you can skip this section.)
You’ll want to create at least three pages to take advantage of the theme’s special templates — one pulls in your list of events from Eventbrite (Events List page), a second showcases your upcoming events in a rotating carousel (Featured Events List page), and one lists your events in a calendar format (Calendar page).
In your dashboard, go to Pages → Add New. See the Page Screen that opens?
Add a title for your Events List page. This is where Eventbrite will automatically pull in a list of your events and their basic details (time, place, etc.) When you’re ready, click the blue Publish button.
Next, go to Pages → Add New and repeat the process above to create an Featured Events List page. This page will be used to showcase featured events in a very fetching rotating calendar. You’ll also want to make a third page: Calendar, for a monthly calendar view of your upcoming events. (We’ll talk about how to assign pages to each template in the following section.)
Assign templates to your pages
The Eventbrite multi – event theme offers three page templates to make it easier for you to promote your events.
Go to Appearance → Theme Options. You’ll see three dropdowns, one to assign the Events List Page Template, one to assign the Featured Events List Page Template, and a third to assign the Calendar Template. Assign the events list page you created to the Events List Page Template by selecting it from the dropdown. Now, do the same for the Featured Events Page Template and the Calendar Page Template. Be sure to click on the blue, Save Changes button at the bottom of the page for the changes to take effect:
Here’s a sample Events List Page:
Here’s a sample Featured Events Page:
Here’s a sample of the Calendar Page:
Make sure to set up your front page and blog page settings
With all these cool page templates, it’ll be a shame not to showcase them on your site. The best way to do so is through your Front page display setting in Settings → Reading.
We recommend setting your Featured Events List page as your static front page so that the first page a visitor sees is the beautiful carousel with you selected Featured Events.
Once you’ve set your static front page, you also need to set a page for your blog posts, so you can keep your users up to date. You can choose any page to be your blog page — if you don’t have an extra page for blog posts, then you can create a new page (see instructions above, call it Blog) and set it as your blog page.
Options to Promote Your Events
On WordPress.com, you can add and arrange a variety of widgets, or tools and features, on your website. To enable a widget on your site, go to Appearance → Widgets and drag the widget to the right side. Here are a few suggested widgets to test out:
Keep your users up to date with the latest and greatest
The Eventbrite theme comes with an Eventbrite Just Announced widget that lists the latest events. Just give the widget a Title:
You want users to see a Calendar view of your upcoming events?
Sure thing – drag the Eventbrite Calendar widget to your sidebar, add a Title, and you’ll have a beautiful calendar event widget:
and here is your beautiful Events Calendar widget:
Connect your Twitter with the Twitter Timeline widget
Adding your Twitter feed to the right sidebar is a breeze — pull the widget to the sidebar, click on the “create a widget on Twitter.com,” get your widgetID from Twitter, and you’ll have a real-time Twitter timeline on your page.
Enable a milestone countdown widget
We know you and your guests can hardly wait for this special event, so we created a Milestone Widget that displays a countdown to a given date. Here’s the widget in action:
Add a Title and Event name, but most importantly, enter in the Date and Time — the fields are listed in the following order: month, day, year, hour, minute. Dates may not be later than December 31st, 2037, and hours should be entered in the 24-hour format.
Set up email notifications for updates
Many of your guests will likely want to receive updates on your event. The Follow Blog Widget allows attendees to subscribe to your website and receive email notifications each time you publish a new post. Here it is in action on our site:
To activate it, head into Appearance → Widgets and drag this widget to the right and fill in the boxes:
This is just a small glimpse of all the cool things you can do with our Eventbrite Multi Event theme, once you start, we think you’ll find it hard to stop.