We’re really proud to announce the official release of the new Builder Events Block — the new event management plugin for iThemes Builder!
Earlier this month we previewed some of the Builder Events Block features that will make adding events to your WordPress site quick and easy. After some internal testing, we updated a few details that provide optimal customization.
Here’s a quick Builder Events Block feature recap:
1. Add events straight from the WordPress dashboard.
Since Builder Blocks operate as a plugin, once uploaded, the Block unpacks an “Events” menu within the WordPress dashboard. Simply expand the menu and click “Add New.”
2. Add all of your event details from one single page.
Builder’s Event Block generates a single page for event details to be added such as event title, description, date and location. Even add event notifications (such as “event postponed” or “event cancelled”).
3. *New* – Create multiple event venues.
Venues are an easy way of creating default locations to set for your events.
4. Easily generate an event location map and address.
Add your event address to the “Event Map” section. Builder’s Event Block map can be used for displaying the exact location of your event and allows users to find directions to this location by entering their current location on the event page. Customize how your map appears on your site by dragging or clicking on the map to adjust the location marker.
5. Sync with Gravity Forms or Eventbrite.
Again, Builder’s Event Block works seamlessly with Gravity Forms to provide a simple and organized method of registering for events and managing attendees—even processing registration payments via Paypal. If you’re a current user of Eventbrite, enter your API and User Key to select your Eventbrite Event or add Eventbrite Widgets (Button, Ticket, Calendar, Countdown) to be displayed on the page.
To get started using Builder Events Block, visit the “Start Here” section located in the Events dashboard menu:
From the “Start Here” section, you’ll get instructions for:
- Creating a New Event
- Creating a New Venue
- Locating your Events
- Adding Events Archive to the Menu
The best part? It’s FREE with iThemes Builder
Because this plugin took well over a month of expensive development time, we initially thought about charging for it … but Builder Events Block is included FREE with every Builder theme purchase including stand-alone child themes, Builder Foundation, Builder Dev Pack and of course the All Access Theme Pass.
Current Builder theme members: you’ll find the Builder Events Block file added to your membership after logging into the iThemes Member Panel.
So start scheduling those events! And keep us posted on what you think of Builder Events Block.