Using The Events Calendar Plugin

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The options documented below are only available if The Events Calendar Plugin is installed and activated on your WordPress web site, and you are editing status settings for Events.

WordPress to Buffer Pro provides options specific for Event Posts, which are created and updated using The Events Calendar Plugin.

WordPress to Buffer Pro: Status Settings: Status

When defining status messages on an Event’s status, some specific options are available:

Event Tags

The following Tags can be inserted into your status messages, and will display Event-specific data:

Name Tag Description
Event Start Date {tec_event_start_date} Displays the Event’s Start Date
Event Start Time {tec_event_start_time} Displays the Event’s Start Time
Event End Date {tec_event_end_date} Displays the Event’s End Date
Event End Time {tec_event_end_time} Displays the Event’s End Time
Event Cost {tec_event_cost} Displays the Event’s Cost
Event URL {tec_event_url} Displays a link to the Event URL.  Note: this is not the Event Post’s URL.
Event Map URL {tec_event_map_url} Displays a link to the location map
Event Venue Address (Full) {tec_event_venue_address} Displays the Event Venue’s full Address
Event Venue Address Only {tec_event_venue_address_only} Displays the Event Venue’s Address Line
Event Venue City {tec_event_venue_city} Displays the Event Venue’s City
Event Venue State or Province {tec_event_venue_province} Displays the Event Venue’s State or Province
Event Venue Postal Code {tec_event_venue_postal_code} Displays the Event Venue’s Postal Code
Event Venue Country {tec_event_venue_country} Displays the Event Venue’s Country
Event Organizer Name {tec_event_organizer_name} Displays the Event Organizer’s Name
Event Organizer Phone {tec_event_organizer_phone} Displays the Event Organizer’s Phone Number
Event Organizer Email {tec_event_organizer_email} Displays the Event Organizer’s Email Address
Event Organizer Website URL {tec_event_organizer_website_url} Displays the Event Organizer’s Website URL

Scheduling Options

The Events Calendar: Relative to Event Start Date

WordPress to Buffer Pro: Status: Schedule: Event Start Date

Allows you to schedule the status on Buffer for a given offset in days, hours and minutes relative to The Event Calendar Event’s Start Date.

For example, to send a status update to social media profiles 12 hours before an Event’s Start Date:

  • Days: 0
  • Hours: 12
  • Minutes: 0
  • Before / After: Before Event Date

The Events Calendar: Relative to Event End Date

WordPress to Buffer Pro: Status: Schedule: Event End Date

This option is only available if The Events Calendar Plugin is installed and activated on your WordPress web site, and you are editing status settings for Events.

Allows you to schedule the status on Buffer for a given offset in days, hours and minutes relative to The Event Calendar Event’s End Date.

For example, to send a status update to social media profiles 2 days before an Event’s End Date:

  • Days: 2
  • Hours: 0
  • Minutes: 0
  • Before / After: Before End Date

Event Series / Recurring Events

The Events Calendar Pro provides Event Series functionality, allowing additional recurring Event(s) to be added relative to the Event that is being published or updated:
WordPress to Buffer Pro: The Events Calendar Pro: Event Series

If your Event uses an Event Series, The Events Calendar Pro will publish new Event Posts for each recurring Event defined in the Event Series:
WordPress to Buffer Pro: The Events Calendar Pro: Event Series Table

In turn, this triggers WordPress to Buffer Pro to use status(es) defined at WP to Buffer Pro > Settings > Events > Defaults > Publish.

If your Event is set to Post to Buffer using Manual Settings, the settings defined at Event level will not apply to Events in the Event Series.  Therefore it is strongly recommended to use Plugin level settings for status(es), not per-Event level settings for status(es).