A quick introduction to Eventbrite
Eventbrite is a platform where you can search for upcoming events in your area. You can also sign up as an organizer to promote your own events:
As an organizer, you can set up event pages that include all the information people need to know before they register to attend. Furthermore, Eventbrite can handle payments, allowing users to create lists of the functions they are interested in, send reminders and more:
Previously, we talked about how you can enable appointments via WordPress. However, using a dedicated platform that handles all the small details for you when you attend big events instead of providing services to customers is much easier.
In order to fit the functionality of Eventbrite, you need to set up a lot of plugins. It may be cheaper to pay a fee to become an organizer than to try to bring your WordPress site out of high-end extensions to achieve the same effect.
How to connect Eventbrite to WordPress (two options)
Although you can only link visitors to your Eventbrite pages, they will be much easier if they can see all your upcoming events and buy tickets right on your WordPress site. With that in mind, here are two ways to integrate Eventbrite with WordPress.
1. Embed your Eventbrite test page on your WordPress site
For this tutorial, you will need a live Eventbrite event. We went ahead and set up an example to show you how the process works:
The default page above doesn't look as bad as half, but with WordPress, you can combine your own branding and style. You can then connect to Eventbrite to take advantage of its management and billing features.
To do this, navigate to your Eventbrite management console.
There, find the tab Invitation & Advertising in the left menu.
Click on it and select the option Website integration :
Immediately, Eventbrite gives you the option to embed its payment process on your website. You can choose between adding buttons to open payment windows or incorporate forms right in your page content:
Remember that both methods only work if your site loads over HTTPS.
You have several options when it comes to adding this code to WordPress. One is to use the utility Custom HTML To place it in your sidebar or footer:
This is best if you choose to add the Eventbrite payment button. Instead, if you want to use the fully embedded payment process, you can add it to any page using the Block Editor.
Open the post or page editor, place a block Custom HTML where you want the payment system to appear and paste the code embedded in:
When you're done, your checkout process will show up on your post or page. You can start using it to handle ticket sales immediately:
As a final note, if you only want attendees to buy tickets through your website, make your event private on Eventbrite.
2. Display your Eventbrite calendar in WordPress
If you manage multiple events, you may want to set up a calendar so your users can check all dates at once. Eventbrite provides this functionality and it allows you to embed your schedule into WordPress.
With this method, whenever a user clicks on an event in your calendar on your website, it will open the corresponding Eventbrite page. If you're okay with users navigating away from your content, this might be a viable strategy for you.
You can create a calendar by visiting your Eventbrite dashboard and navigating to Invitation & Advertising> Website integration . Scroll down until you see the option Calendar of events and select it:
On the next page, Eventbrite will allow you to configure the elements you want your calendar to include. Among them are your event name, location, logo, relevant date and registration button:
Those are all important details to help users decide which events interest them the most. We recommend sharing as much detail as possible, as long as they are relevant.
While you're at it, Eventbrite also lets you adjust the color of the calendar. You can use this feature to match your schedule to the site's color palette.
After you are satisfied with the appearance of your calendar, scroll down until you see the section with content Copy and paste this code for use on the site :
The next steps are basically the same as the steps to add the Eventbrite checkout process to your WordPress site. You can:
- Use the utility Custom HTML to place your calendar in the sidebar or footer.
- Add a block Custom HTML on any post or page you want your calendar to appear.
We recommend displaying your calendar in a prominent place, such as your sidebar. That way, visitors are less likely to miss it and you can recruit more attendees.
Planning and organizing events is never easy. The process will be much more stressful if you do not have an online platform capable of helping you manage RSVP, ticket sales and reminders, as well as display upcoming events. Learn how to connect Eventbrite with WordPress is a smart solution.
In this post, we mentioned two possible ways you can use these two platforms in combination:
- Embed your Eventbrite payment into WordPress.
- Display your Eventbrite calendar in WordPress.
If you prefer the native WordPress event solution instead of Eventbrite, we also have instructions on how to use the WordPress event plugin to add event schedules, as well as review of the WP Event Manager plugin.
Do you have questions about how to connect Eventbrite to WordPress? Check them out in the comments below!