Support » Plugin: GigPress » extend Country list to accommodate “online” performances

  • nadworks

    (@nadworks)


    It’s increasingly pertinent to be able to detach a concert from a location.
    To show that you are accommodating this global change and continue to help artists to promote events/shows/concert, it would be great to enable this option with the native field system.

    Our current custom solution is being overwritten with each GP update.

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  • Plugin Author András Guseo

    (@aguseo)

    Hi @nadworks

    Thanks for reaching out!

    This sounds like a great idea and we would be really interested to hear more about your solution! Can you share some details and screenshots maybe?

    Also I want to point out that we are happy to receive ideas and pull request to our GigPress repo on GitHub:
    https://github.com/moderntribe/gigpress

    Feel free to make a PR of your idea there and we will definitely take a look at it!

    Looking forward to checking it out!

    Cheers,
    Andras

    Hi and thanks for the open ears.

    We are currently editing the countries.php file manually each time, adding “countries” i.e. “online” or “virtual” – however, needless to say, that’s highly insufficient and laborious since the file is being overwritten with each plugin update.

    screenshot of countries.php

    Maybe take a leaf out of FB’s event listing fields, where the UI now has an “online event” tick box, which could be adapted for Gigpress to make the country file obsolete when selected. In addition, it could open up the option to add additional time zones. Our audience appreciates knowing when the events start in various time zones (GMT, EDT, CET…).

    We are currently bastardising the “venue” field to carry the platform our events are streamed on, i.e. zoom, Vimeo, FB live etc. still, the requirement for a city is just counter-intuitive.

    An additional request we get every so often are adjustments to the countries list in general. i.e. we like using the full country names, but not for all. “UK” is still more commonly used than “United Kingdom”, “USA” is more standard than “United States of America”, etc. Yet, we want to spell out “Italy”, “Germany”, “Spain” etc. So in essence, if we make those adjustments manually to the countries.php, each update will revert back our changes. Multiply that by the number of websites we run for our artist clients, and we have an entire day of manual edits to do each time Gigpress is updated.

    If improvements for those additional options can be developed without affecting legacy calendars (most of our clients want to keep showing their touring history), then that would be excellent.

    Plugin Author András Guseo

    (@aguseo)

    Hi @nadworks

    The timezones are a bit tricky to do.

    What I submitted for now is making the country list filterable, which would allow you changes like ‘United States’ to ‘US’ and adding your own ‘countries’ like ‘online’.

    That should save you the hassle of always messing with the country list.

    The code needs to be reviewed first, so at this point I cannot say when it’s going to be released.

    Cheers,
    Andras

    nadworks

    (@nadworks)

    Thanks, much appreciated. And that’s definitely a great first step to more flexibility.
    Thanks for keeping this amazing plugin up-to-date and developing it further.

    Plugin Author András Guseo

    (@aguseo)

    I’ll try to add also a filter to make the city not required. :fingers-crossed:

    Has there been any progress on this?
    Just curious.

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