Creating a website for your event – or recurring events – is a great way to seamlessly sell tickets from your very own corner of the web. It also helps give your event brand a professional feel, and provides you with a place to publish updates and useful content for your attendees.
If you’ve done a bit of research and have decided on WordPress as your website platform of choice – keep reading. Below, we link out to some fantastic tutorials that guide you through every step of building a ticket sales site using WordPress and Ticket Tailor. The benefits of doing so include:
Your website is fully integrated with your Ticket Tailor account, and all ticketing activity.
You can house all your ticketing activity, content production and event info in one place.
Customers don’t need to leave your website to buy tickets – meaning it’s easier to keep them engaged and upsell to them.
How to build your WordPress x Ticket Tailor website
Wordpress developer Marc Thomas has created a fantastic tutorial detailing how to build a ticketing website to rival the big guys – using only Wordpress and Ticket Tailor.
Part one covers the planning stages of the project, what's necessary for a ticketing website, and shows you how to build a skeleton ready for part two. You’ll also learn:
How to set up your theme
How to set up posts
How to use a CSS trick to make everything look nice and clean
Part two builds on part one, covering custom fields, automated ‘Buy Tickets’ buttons, selling merchandise and how to eliminate the need to use categories to differentiate between future and past events. You’ll also learn how to:
How to using simple coding hacks to achieve the results you want in a fraction of the time
How to add a custom date field
How to fully integrate your website with Ticket Tailor
Learn more about using a WordPress site for your events:
We’ve got lots of handy content on our blog, geared towards helping you get the most out of your WordPress ticketing site. Check out these guides to learn more:
For lots of great marketing advice and insights, follow Marc Thomson on twitter at @iammarcthomas.
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