It’s One of the Most Frequent Questions Festival Organizers Ask

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The conversation begins like this, “I need a website but I have no idea what to do. How do I go about creating one?” It’s helpful if this person is open to learning new things, receptive to technology and has the time available to understand the fundamentals and to oversee the project. An Overview and Definitions … Read more

Fyre Festival – So Many Lessons to be Learned

I’m sure the Frye Festival held at Great Exuma in The Bahamas will go down as a case study on how not to do an event. It should also serve as a reminder to consumers that they need to do their own homework before purchasing event tickets. A word of caution:  most celebrity endorsements are … Read more

Online Merchandise Sold Here: Shopping Carts

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

Don’t Forget the Mosquito Repellent + Marshmallows

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This blog further explains how the basics of camping are similar to organizing an outdoor event. Water Is the campground water drinkable? Otherwise bring some gallon jugs from home. Bring some extra containers to transfer water from the community spigot so you can wash dishes. Is water readily available at your venue and is it … Read more

Organizing at Outdoor Festival? Before You Begin, Go Camping.

Why on earth would you take a camping trip? For starters, camping* is fun! More importantly, the very basics of camping are much like organizing an outdoor event. The camping experience will put you in the right frame of mind to begin planning your festival. Keep reading… Camp Site You’re likely going to need to … Read more

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