Eventbrite

Eventbrite

Eventbrite is relatively simple to connect PlaceCal, only needing a specific URL to be copied over, once. The complexities are on Eventbrite itself. All you need is to set up an account and then give it an organiser profile, then feed PlaceCal the URL for that organiser’s page. Any upcoming events you’ve put on Eventbrite are collected there, where PlaceCal can read a bring the relevant details over.

Quick Version

If you’re already familiar with Eventbrite and have an organisation profile up and running there, the bit PlaceCal needs is the URL to the profile page for your organiser. If you’re not sure where to find that, read on. If you are, you can skip down to “Connecting To PlaceCal”.

Eventbrite: Step by Step

First, you need to add an organisation to your Eventbrite account, then an organiser profile. At the time of writing, these settings are found at:

Here is a screenshot of the settings at that URL:

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If there are no organiser profiles, click the button to add one. The details you add should be whatever you want to show publicly on your events, usually it’s your organisation name rather than a person. One you have an organiser profile set up, whenever you publish an event with Eventbrite, you’ll be able to specify the organiser:

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Each organiser has a unique profile URL, which you can find in the organiser profile settings. Outlined in red below:

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That page shows a general profile for the organiser, and at the bottom, all of their upcoming events, like this:

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If you have Eventbrite set up to this point, you’re ready to connect it to PlaceCal.

Connecting Eventbrite To PlaceCal

Log in to PlaceCal, then click the button labelled “add new calendar”

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It’ll take you to the page in the screenshot below, and your Eventbrite organiser URL goes in the box outlined in red:

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Other important fields on that page:

Partner Organiser: Make sure your organisation is selected from the dropdown list there.

Name: You can give your calendar any human-readable name you like here. This should be one that will make sense to you later, in case you add multiple calendars and want an easy way to tell them apart.

URL: This is where to put the organiser URL you’ve copied from Eventbrite. It’s the feed PlaceCal can take your events from. Whenever you add new events to Eventbrite, PlaceCal will pick them up.

Importer Mode: Leave this set to Auto.

Location: It should be obvious which one applies to you here, there are various ones to cover various cases - such as organisations that only meet in one venue, multiple venues, or that have no specific venue. If it’s not obvious or there doesn’t seem to be an option that applies to your organisation, please contact the person you’ve been meeting with about PlaceCal, or alternatively support@placecal.org.

Contact information: None of this is compulsory, it depends entirely on what you want to share. The information on the left (Public Contact), will show to anyone looking at your events on PlaceCal. The information on the right (Partnership Contact), will only be visible to PlaceCal developers - it’s there in case we need to contact you about this calendar for any reason.

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Click “Create Calendar” at the bottom of that page, and you’re done. PlaceCal will queue it for import, though it may take a few hours to start showing.