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The Vent events system allows you to use the standard WordPress scheduled posts functionality to enter, list and manage future events.

The administrator can setup the criteria that the Vent system uses to identify an Event. This enables you to continue to enter scheduled posts into WordPress (and more importantly, for them to function exactly as before) whilst still using the new Event functionality.

The simplest of criteria is to mark any events with a distinct category or tag, alternatively you can use any combination of the settings shown above, including looking for a string at the start of a post title (such as “Event:”).


The Vent system is compatible with standard WordPress and WordPress MU. The version of WordPress you have will determine where you install the plugins files.

Standard WordPress

  1. Download and unarchive the plugins Zip file. This will create a vent directory on your computer
  2. Upload the Vent directory (and it’s contents) to the wp-content/plugins directory of your WordPress install.
  3. Log in to your WordPress administration system, go to the Plugins page and Activate the Vent plugin.

WordPress MU

  1. Download and unarchive the plugins Zip file. This will create a vent directory on your computer.
  2. Open the vent directory so that you can see the files it contains.
  3. Upload the vent.php and ventincludes directory (and it’s contents) into the wp-content/mu-plugins directory of your WordPress MU install.
  4. Plugins placed in the mu-plugins directory are automatically activated.


Can I continue to use the WordPress scheduled posts after I have enabled Vent

Yes, Vent uses a criteria set up in it’s option panel to identify Events from future posts. So as long as you keep to certain rules (defined by yourself), then Events and Scheduled posts will co-exist happily.

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