Online Merchandise Sold Here: Shopping Carts

Blog Website Online Merchandise Shopping Cart

If your event is looking to sell merchandise online, several shopping carts are available for WordPress. Probably the best free version is the plugin or extension WooCommerce. The shopping cart itself is free, but add-ons require a fee. For example, to access FedEx live shipping rates, etc. Some of the plugins for payment gateways are … Read more

The Combo Package: A Theme and A Page Builder

Blog Website Theme and Page Builder

The vendor Elegant Themes makes a WordPress theme and page builder combination named Divi. It offers a wide selection of themes and is a fairly good page builder. To access, Divi, a user will be asked to join. The fee is approximately $89. This gives access to all the Divi themes and plugins, plus the … Read more

Let’s Get Started Building Your Website Pages

Blog Website Page Builder

A page builder will make it much easier to lay out webpages. Several are available in the marketplace, but one named Elementor is extremely good. Like many options available today, it has a free and paid version. The free version includes many of the features most organizations need other than, in our opinion, the ability … Read more

So What’s This Thing Called WordPress?

Blog - Website WordPress

WordPress is a content management system. Its themes are pre-built, so it is fairly easy to simply add a theme and then customize your festival or event’s webpages providing you have a little website development know-how. Design templates will already exist with these out-of-the box options. Of the themes available in the marketplace, make sure … Read more

What’s The Real Cost of Cheap Hosting and Its Impact on SEO?

Blog Website - Real Cost of Hosting, SEO

What allows a cheap hosting company to be cheap? An oversimplified answer is the resources – the server processor, limited RAM (random access memory) and a shared server. When you compare processing power with other services, it’s more likely to be slower. The more RAM, the faster your website can pull information, for instance, photos, … Read more

An Explanation for Event Planners: Hosting, Servers and Tech Support

Blog Website Hosting, Serves, Tech Support

An endless number of hosting services are available each offering a variety of features – speed, back up or redundancy options, security protection, etc. A server doesn’t need to be located in your hometown. However, it should be situated in a safe place (think tornados, hurricanes, flooding, electrical outages, etc.) overseen by professionals who can … Read more

These Should be the Features You Want

Festival Pass Blog

It’s not unusual for festival organizers to want to offer their customers more options than a single or multi-day ticket. Quite often they also want to package a group of event tickets into a festival pass. Finding an online ticketing vendor with this capability may be challenging. Some food, wine, beer, film and music festivals … Read more

Or is it more than that? Is it actually time to pull the plug?

In its early years, the local community festival was a huge success. The crowds were big, volunteers readily signed on, sponsors waited in line and the event raised enough to cover its costs and then some. Excess funds were donated to a local charity. Fast forward…the crowds have dwindled for this once beloved event. Volunteers … Read more

How to Market a Summer Festival with a Limited Budget

Summer Festivals on a Limited Budget

Breaking it Down with this List of Best Practices Summer calendars are filled with beer, wine, food, music and literary festivals of all types, plus air shows. This list of best practices to promote and market summer festivals is designed  to help drive attendance, especially those with smaller marketing budgets. 1. Festival Talent – Traditional … Read more

Best Social Media Practices for Festivals & Events

Best Practices - Social Media

Geared toward festival organizers, these “Best Social Media Practices for Festivals and Events” were designed to illustrate when and how event planners could use social media to communicate news about their festival, sponsors, entertainment, ticket sales, merchandise, concessions, etc., and to engage customers and potential volunteers. Official Announcements – As festival ticket sales, talent or … Read more

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