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Eventbrite Single-Event Theme

Are you in charge of hosting an event? Our Eventbrite single event theme makes it super easy for you to promote your Eventbrite event, stir up pre-gig fervor, manage ticket sales, and/or event registration.

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The single event theme, is perfect for your conference, show, concert, meetup, or gathering of any kind where you want to be able to sell tickets and or manage registrations. Connect your site with Eventbrite and select the event you wish to showcase. Build a site to create excitement before your shindig — priming your audience to have a fantastic time — and stay connected after the event.

Single Event Theme Custom features include:

  • Event Info page — A page dedicated to event information, including time, date, and place for the Featured event.
  • Attend Event page — A page where participants can register for/buy tickets to your event.

Connect your Eventbrite account to your site

You’ve probably already created your event in your Eventbrite account. The next step is to connect your WordPress.com site with Eventbrite, create pages, and assign those pages to the custom Eventbrite templates so your event information gets pulled in automatically.

To authenticate your site, go to Theme >> Options, click on the Connect with Eventbrite link and allow WordPress.com to access your Eventbrite account:

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Next, select the event you’d like to promote from the your list of events:

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Finally, choose whether you want the action button to say Register or Buy Tickets:

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Create your site’s pages

(Note: the following section applies to existing sites where you are applying the Eventbrite theme to replace 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 these pages in the Recommended Page Settings drop down boxes — and you can skip this section.)

You’ll want to create at least two pages to take advantage of the theme’s special templates — one pulls in event information from Eventbrite (Event Info page) and the other allows attendees to register for your event and/or buy tickets (Attend Event page).

In your dashboard, go to Pages >> Add New. See the Page Screen that opens?

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Add a title for your Event Information page. This is where all the details of your event — time, date, duration, and location – will appear. When you’re finished, you can preview your page by clicking the Preview button at the top right. When you’re ready, click the blue Publish button.

Next, go to Pages >> Add New and repeat the process above to create an Attend Event page. This is the page where the registration will reside. (We’ll talk about how to assign pages to each template in the following section.)

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Assign templates to your pages

The Eventbrite single-event theme offers two page templates to make it easier for you to promote your event and encourage attendees to register or buy tickets.

Go to Theme >> Options. In the Recommended Page Settings section, you’ll see two dropdowns, one to assign the Event Info Page Template and one to assign the Attend Event Page Template.

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Assign the event page you created to the Event Info Page Template by selecting it from the dropdown. Now, do the same for the Attend Event 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 Event Info Page:

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Here’s a sample Attend Event Page:

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Options to Promote Your Event

On WordPress.com, you can add and arrange a variety of widgets, or tools and features, to 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 for this theme:

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Let your users register/buy tickets for the event

The Eventbrite theme comes with an Eventbrite Register/Ticket widget. Drag this widget to your sidebar:

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and it will display a styled Click to Action button for your users:

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Introduce yourself or your event

We also have an Eventbrite Introduction widget that you can add some text to and add a link to the Action button:

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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:

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To activate it, head into Appearance >> Widgets and drag this widget to the right and fill out the boxes:

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This is just a small glimpse of all the cool things you can do with our Eventbrite Single Event theme, once you start, we think you’ll find it hard to stop.

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