Designed by an industry expert.
Venture’s Event Manager is unlike anything else in the field; it allows you to rapidly create and edit events while freeing you from the hassle of having to replicate event data elsewhere throughout the site. Event details are automatically pulled into everything from individual event pages to index and subscription pages not to mention full page calendars and a remarkably interactive calendar widget.
Managing every aspect of an event is accomplished through a single admin panel. Creating multiple occurrences is as easy as clicking a single button which not only creates the additional occurrence but also provides the ability to update the items you would expect, such as the date, time, ticket price, ticket URL, and venue information.
We keep creativity in the loop by providing a free-form field that allows you to enter everything from additional copy, links, and photos as well as audio and video clips.
Setting up the individual and event index pages is accomplished through a single drag-and-drop oriented settings screen. From here, you can arrange how content fields appear on each screen so you’re guaranteed clean and consistent formatting on each page while also making it easier for ticket buyers to process and retain details. You can also enable and disable the Event Manager’s smart features like automatic Google map integration and whether index pages should default to list or calendar views.
Your website’s primary function is to sell tickets and distribute event information.
Your success depends on cutting through all the online noise and finding new ways to connect with current and potential ticket buyers; but if you can’t convert visits to ticket sales, you’ll have a much harder time improving revenue performance. The good news is Venture’s Event Manager is loaded with features to make this task quick and easy so you can get on with the business of converting visits to sales.
The interactive mini event calendar delivers vital concert details and ticket purchase links in a beautiful and extremely customizable widget that can be placed in sidebars throughout the site. It easily manages multiple events on the same day regardless of venue and the best part is Venture does all the heavy lifting by automatically pulling all of the necessary information from the event details page. That means information stays in sync and ticket buyers start buying.
Stay On Brand
Control individual design elements with a few clicks or taps. Easily set colors, fonts, size, weights, and more from Venture’s Control Panel. And unlike other systems, you can insert custom display calendars on different pages, which opens up nearly unlimited possibilities. Imagine having a subscription sales page that has a calendar widget which only displays events in the respective subscription series so users have an easier time seeing what’s included.
Upcoming Concert Widget
A marvel of simplicity, it is designed to show upcoming concerts based on category and season filters. You decide how many events to display but the filtering options means you use it as an upsell widget, like a “may we suggest” or “if you liked” widget. You can insert as many as you like throughout your site and have each one display different content based on category filters. You can even use it to display all the events for mix-and-match or flex subscription sales pages; the potential is limited only by your creativity!
What, When, Where Widget
Designed as a set-up and forget tool to be used exclusively on single event pages, the widget prominently displays the most in-demand info ticket buyers look for in the form of the event name, dates/times, ticket price, ticket purchase link, Venue name, and a Google Map link. Better still, it automatically lists related info for each event occurrence. All you have to do is enable the widget and Venture does the rest. It’s also a terrific solution for keeping page footprints as small as possible.
Visitors Experience A Beautiful User Interface
Venture’s Event Manager automatically generates two types of pages based on the layouts settings you selected in the event manager backend; event index pages and single event pages. Each template features unique characteristics and with so much drag-and-drop design freedom, there’s no limit to tweaking each template until layout until it fits your every need.
Single Event Pages
Each individual event page follows a user defined layout configuration, which guarantees each page maintains uniform information distribution, thereby allowing users to find event details quicker and encouraging ticket buying action. Layout options include 10 separate modules that are arranged in drag-and-drop fashion so you can add as little or as much information as you need. Users are constantly coming up with new and creative ways to take advantage of the user defined event detail sets and the free form details field can incorporate as many images, audio clips, and video files as needed. You can even replace the standard “Buy Tickets” button with your own custom image!
Event Index Pages
The full page calendar and event listing is fully automatic and users can determine which shows first when visitors land on index pages or decide to show only the listing or calendar. Creating an index page literally takes seconds thanks to a simple point and click interface; on any new page just click the Event Listings Shortcode toolbar button, select which event categories to display along with which seasons, then determine if you want to display all events or only those for future dates as well as whether or not to display lists, full page calendar, or both views. Users can create as many index pages as they wish; imagine making dedicated pages for specific concert series in a matter of moments!
Homepage Events Module
Venture’s exclusive Events homepage Module automatically displays the three upcoming events from your master event catalog. Alternatively, you can display the calendar widget in place of one of the events. Users can also customize a personal message to users along with the module title, a user defined link target, the link text, and even control the text for each event’s “read more” button!
The homepage event module is toggled on or off and will automatically display below the homepage slider and above any free form content. In addition to the Event Module, users can also display similar items from the Portfolio and features custom post types and determine the display order between any of the three items.
- Homepage Event Module: automaticly display the three most recent upcoming events or opt for the event calendar widget and two events. you can even include a custom introductory message and conversion link to your full event listing.
- Interactive calendar widget. Display different calendars on different pages and filter each to display only the event categories you want.
- Upcoming Concert widget. Display different widgets on different pages and filter each to display only the event categories you want and the number of upcoming events to display. You can even use it as a “You may like” event suggestion upsell widget.
- End user selectable event index or full page calendar.
- Color coded subscription and series categorization. You can assign colors to each subscription or event category and have those appear on the widget and full page calendars as branded icons.
- Automatic RSS feed creation and iCal export.
- Venture one time and you’re done simplicity. You only need enter event information in once and will automatically populate to several places throughout the site.
- Venture simple event duplication. Set multiple occurrences for each event and change the venue, time, date, ticket info, and more without having to duplicate event details.
- Complete control over event index and single event page layout.
- Group occurrences on index pages by event or list as separate entry. Grouping occurrences under a single event listing is a terrific solution for organizations that have a large number of performances of the same event.
- Create unlimited numbers of event index pages. Filter events by category as well as whether to show all or only future occurrences. You can even choose whether or not to display list only style, full page calendar, or both; the latter automatically inserts a user toggle button to switch from on view to the other!
- Insert event index lists into any page content.
- Mass event editing tools.
- Multiple ticket price options on event pages. Set ticket ranges, single ticket prices, starting at, free, or blank options per event occurrence.
- Automatic Google map integration. Whenever you enter in venue details, the system will automatically find and pull the related Google map.
- Dedicated venue management. Say goodbye to entering in the same venue information over and over, all you have to do is enter the info once and then select from a venue pull down menu on event management pages.
- Dynamic image management. Insert thumbnails in the calendar widget or larger versions in the event index page.
- Unlimited event custom fields you can use once or save and reuse later. A big time saver if you don’t want to write “conductor,” “choreographer,” “director” over and over again in event details lists.
- Season archiving.
- Venture ‘What? When? Where?’ sidebar on event details page. Provides regular visitors and those looking for quick info everything they need most to get to an event quickly and easily. This feature can be enabled and disabled universally throughout the site and the content is drawn automatically from respective event information fields.
Here at Venture, we’re all about making your life easier.
And a big part of that is making sure you don’t have to repeat yourself. As such, the Venture Event Manager is designed so that you only have to input event information once and it will automatically appear throughout your site based on your settings preferences. Creating recurring instances of the same event is super easy; all it takes is a single click and then verify or update the date, time, venue, and ticket price & purchase URL. It’s just that easy!
It doesn’t matter if you have one or on hundred occurrences of an event, you can manage all of the details from a single admin panel. Creating additional occurrences is one-click simple and we have several exclusive tools that make creating list style information a snap alongside the comprehensive free form content area that accepts copy, images, video, and audio clips.
Once the event is saved, the system will automatically use the details to populate throughout several places throughout the site based on your settings. Moreover, you can customize the layout for each respective event page; have some show sidebars, others not. You can even customize which sidebar content to display; all from the same admin panel!
The system is so powerful, flexible, yet so user friendly that we have users coming up with new ways to use it that we never even imagined. How cool is that?
The single event index page shows you each event, listed chronologically along with teach respective occurrence. The view can be filtered by category, season, or future dates only.
It’s one of the simplest admin panels in the system but Venture’s categorization structure is at the heart of its power! It allows you to segment your events into just about as many ways as you can dream up, but in the end, it’s all about the system fitting your needs instead of making you fit the system. It doesn’t matter if you use traditional subscription series or want to break theme vents up into day based categories, Venture can do it.
And forget the one event, one category structure of older systems. you can assign multiple categories to one event which will allow you even greater flexibility when creating specialized upcoming concerts lists and calendar widgets.
Assigning colors to each category carries over on the frontend by automatically creating a color coded event key so patrons have an easier time identifying events and converting into sales! And just like everything else with Venture, it’s all taken care of automatically once you create the category or make an edit down the road.
Using the category structure to create event index pages couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is decide 1) show all or future dates, 2) display as list, calendar, or both, 3) which event categories to include, 4) which event seasons to include and you’re done. Venture takes care of everything else automatically. Better still; each page you create will display information in exactly the same fashion based on the parameters from the Event Settings Admin Panel (see below).
And perhaps the best part is if you change details on any individual event, the system automatically pushes them through to each and every index page.
And since this is a user-defined shortcode, you can insert it into any page and leave it as the only content or mix and match with other content. It’s a perfect way to create subscription sales pages!
The system is so flexible, you can even use the event manager to create artist rehearsal schedules and then filter an index to display that information on password protected artist-only pages.
Venture’s Season Manager works in tandem with the with the category structure in such a way as to allow users the ability to assign specific seasons to each event. You can use a simple structure such as “2012 Season” or drill down into more detail by breaking seasons into segments; such as “2012 Summer”.
Once you have your system in place, you can use seasons as an additional layer of filtering when putting event index and event widgets into place. This feature makes creating season archive pages a snap; you’ll be able to create them in mere seconds regardless of how many events exist!
Venture’s Venue Manager is another simple yet powerful admin panel that works in tandem with the category structure. All you have to do is fill out the address info, give the Venue a name, and the system will display the location on a Google Map for you to verify. Once that’s done, all you have to do is click the “save” button and you’re all done!
The system will then add the venue into a master drop down list which is available in each event’s respective occurrence. This is an incredibly useful tool for groups that regularly perform the same event in multiple venues!
The Event Settings admin panel is where you’ll take care of all your universal event settings, such as selecting which components to display on event index and single event pages along with the order they are displayed on the page. Each component is drag and drop and automatically pushed through to the frontend on every single event page after saving so you’re guaranteed a clean, uniform look on each and every page.
Additional settings include default time display, enable/disable Google Map automation and popup size, default currency symbols ($, €, £, ¥) and box office contact info.
Venture provides the option for displaying each occurrence of an event as an independent entry on index pages as well as grouping each occurrence under the respective event heading.
This is an especially handy tool as groups that perform no more than five occurrences of a single event can feature each instance whereas groups that offer dozens of performances of a single event will provide better user navigation by grouping them together.
Another fantastic feature for the grouped option is the ability to set the maximum number of performances displayed before Venture’s exclusive “display toggle” kicks in. When clicked by users, the toggle will unfold the remaining occurrences without requiring the page to reload.
This helps keep page footprints to a manageable size that improves overall conversion. When using the grouped occurrence option, events are displayed on the index page in chronological order based on the date of the first occurrence for each respective event.
Venture is so smart than when combined with the “Only Display Future Events” index shortcode filter, the index grouping tool automatically realizes when there are fewer future events than those set for the display toggle setting and the system merely removes the display toggle box!