ESS for Event Standard Syndication is The Events Feed.
ESS is a free and open-source XML feed dedicated to describe events. This feed is read by search engines and robot crawlers to index your event pages and forward the web users to the your event URL.
EVENTS MANAGER PLUGIN IS REQUIRED TO BE INSTALLED TO USE THIS PLUGIN
Events Manager Plugin
This plugin add several crucial SEO optimisations to Events Manager Plugin:
- ESS extension gives the ability to import and export ESS feeds
ESS facilitate SEO and the event’s broadcast.
- Import single event throught ESS Feed format
- Syndicate to 3rd party ESS feeds to automaticaly have the events updated.
- Export events into ESS format
- Auto submit events to Search Engines.
Benefits of ESS
- ESS increases user web traffic on event portal.
- ESS structures and organizes crucial event information to broadcast them efficiently.
- ESS prevents the duplication of content by centralizing event information in one website.
- ESS provide automatic transmition of events all over the web.
- ESS reduces the cost of event promotion thanks to centralization and automatization.
- With ESS, event information is not distorted or lost as it is by RSS and iCalendar feeds.
Frequently Asked Question
You’ll find the bug tracking in: github.com issues
Events Manager ESS Extension requiered Events Manager plugin to be installed, then it works like any standard WordPress plugin, and requires little configuration. If you get stuck, visit the our documentation and support forums.
Whenever installing or upgrading any plugin, or even WordPress itself, it is always recommended you back up your database first!
- Go to Plugins > Add New in the admin area, and search for Events Manager.
- Click install, once installed, activate it.
- Return to Plugins > Add New in the admin area, and search for Events Manager ESS.
- Click install, once installed, activate it, and that it!
Once installed, you can start adding events straight away and broadcat them to the world.
- When upgrading, visit the plugins page in your admin area, scroll down to events manager and click upgrade.
- WordPress will help you upgrade automatically.
This plugin does a great job of pulling feeds from other sites. The only problem I had is auto update does not work. The plugin will only pull feeds if I manually tell it to. Please fix, this plugin has tons of promise!
…the events manager plugin pages are getting lots of links and traffic thanks!
This plugin adds a little orange icon to the bottom of each event – which points to the ESS xml output.
Dont suppose this could be a but more inconspicuous as I doubt users would click on this and find it useful?
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Contributors & Developers
“Events Manager ESS” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Fix the tickets starting date control that shouldn’t respect the ISO standard.
- Ad the Kint library for debuging.
- Fix the PHP Notice warning.
- Update to the ESS-PHP library from GitHub.
- Fix the Organizer URL.
- Display the ticketing that comes from: https://wordpress.org/plugins/events-manager-tickets-payments/
- Fix WordPress jQuery dependencies.
- Update Events broadcast URL tools.
- Fix the feed daily auto update.
- Fix the XML PCDATA invalid Char value 3 with WordPress 4.3.x
- add a “source link” at the end of the event description to get a back-link and improve the SEO
- prevent the duplication of category’s name in the ESS feed
- fix the CRON auto update of syndicated feeds
- add a ESS to schema.org/Event binding to boost the google indexation
- update PHP 5.5 functions support
- set the ESS icon display as optional, ca be custom on the admin settings section.
- fix the duplicated ‘exerpt’ field in case of multiple events aggregation.
- update date calculation if the ‘unit’ attribute is provided within the important feed.
- update the category detection with the ‘name’ instead of the ‘slug’ because some languages have special chars that are url encoded.
- update the url encoding.
- improve the existing event detection in case of feed update.
- force country code transcription from ‘xe’ to ‘gb’ for england.
- leave HTML comments in the description of the ESS feed.
- set ‘hour’ as default value for every durations.
- handle PHP < 5.4 with ENT_XML1 native constant that doesn’t exists
- prevent PHP E_STRICT and E_WARNINGS to be displayed on user screen.
- correct importation with multiple events in one feed
- correct some encoder in XTML and XML to be retrocompatible with php <= 5.3
- update the search engine push
- events automaticaly visible on https://www.robby.ai/search
- combine GitHub repository with Worpress SVN
- add banner in WordPress home page
- add FAQ in GitHub: https://github.com/essfeed/wordpress-events-manager-ess/issues
- add HTTP Request alternative to cURL to push events to search engines
- add screenshot images
- add plugin description
- submit first release