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INTEGRATIONS

Integrations

You can now install our dedicated Events widget for Wix, Squarespace and WordPress to let your fans know when you're performing next and get tickets without leaving your site.

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WIX

1. Add Element

Click on Add, represented by the + sign on the left of your website editor page.

2. Install Bandsintown App

Click on the Music tab and scroll down to Related Apps. Locate the Bandsintown app and click on Add to Site to add the Events widget to your website. You can also add the app to your site here.

3. Set up app

Click on the Settings button on the newly added Bandsintown app. Click on Connect Account and enter the artist name. Customize the display and click on Design to edit the widget's design.


Squarespace

1. Add Content block

Click on Add Block , represented by the + sign on the top right of your website editor page.

2. Install Bandsintown App

Scroll down to More and click on the Bandsintown logo to add the Events widget to your website. Read here for more information.

3. Add your artist name

Make sure to add your artist name with all lowercase letters, no spaces, and no punctuation (if applicable).


WORDPRESS

In order to use the Bandsintown Events widget, you must have a widgetized sidebar enabled in your WordPress theme before continuing.

1. Remove Old

If you already have our plugin installed, go to your Plugins section, find the old Tour Dates plugin or any other Bandsintown plugin that’s already installed and deactivate and delete the plugins.

2. Install

You can install the Bandsintown Events plugin automatically through WordPress or by downloading and uploading it manually.

Automatic installation

In the Plugins section click the Add New button on the top left. Search for our plugin called Bandsintown Events by Bandsintown. Click Install. Click Activate.

Manual installation

Find and download the plugin here. Then in the Plugins section click the Add New button on the top left, then click the Upload Plugin button, click the Browse button and select the downloaded plugin file, then click Install Now and Activate the plugin.

3. Customize

The preferred way to use the plugin is using the [bandsintown_events] shortcode. It supports all the options listed here Each option matches the HTML5 attribute name, without the data- prefix.

Examples

To set a custom Font, Link Color and Language you would use the following shortcode.

[bandsintown_events artist-name="Shakira" font="Arial" link-color="#ff0000" language="de"]

Using custom colors

[bandsintown_events artist-name="Ed Sheeran" text-color="#FFFFFF" background-color="rgba(0,0,0,0)" link-color="#E74832" link-text-color="#000000"]

Post on a Page

To display your events in a blog post or page go to the Post or Page editor and add the [bandsintown_events artist-name="Artist"] shortcode where you want the widget to appear. When you are done click on Publish; the events list should now be embedded in the post.

Add to sidebar

To use the Bandsintown Events widget to the sidebar go to the Appearance tab and click on Widgets. Drag a Text widget to the section you'd like it to appear in and put the [bandsintown_events] shortcode in the text editor.

We encourage you to use the [bandsintown_events] shortcode, however, a Bandsintown Events WordPress widget is also included for backwards compatibility (you may have to configure your WordPress theme to use a widgetized sidebar for this).

To use it go to the Appearance tab and click on Widgets. Drag the Bandsintown Events widget to the sidebar you'd like it to appear in. Expand the widget and customize the Title, Artist Name and Display Limit. When you are done, click on Save.

Please also make sure to configure your widget settings in Settings > Bandsintown Events. These will be the default values when using the plugin as a WordPress widget. Note that only a limited amount of settings can be used when using the plugin this way, we encourage you to use the shortcode version instead as the WordPress widget version will be deprecated soon.

Advanced usage

You can also customize your Events widget further by following the instructions below.

Template tag:

Advanced users may want to integrate the plugin directly into their theme's template files. To do this, simply insert the template tag the_bandsintown_events() into the PHP source code of your template. The tour dates list will then be rendered in its place.

Custom CSS:

The tour dates will be styled to match your wordpress theme. If you want to further customize the widget, you can add custom CSS to override any of the defaults. In the Bandsintown plugin settings, the default CSS being used in the plugin is displayed along with a Custom CSS text box allowing you to add any of your own CSS styles.

Additional:

The shortcode and template tags support optional parameters to customize the look and feel of the tour dates. The artist can also be controlled this way if you want to display listings for an alternate artist.

A list of supported options can be found here.


Check our Help Center if you need help.