Theater for WordPress 0.13 released

Theater for WordPress 0.13 was released on September 2, 2015. This release is all about date filtering for productions, a cleaner event editor and smarter ticket popups.

Date filters for productions

It has always been possible to filter your event lists by date. Now it is also possible to filter production lists by startdate and endate:

[[wpt_productions start="Monday" end="Friday"]]

You can also group or paginate your production lists by day, month or year:

[[wpt_productions paginateby="month"]]

See the updated documentation for the details.

Event editor clean up

All obsolete elements on the event edit page have been removed, resulting in a much cleaner interface. See the animation below to see the diffenrence:

A clearer event editor - Before/after

Lightbox tweaking

People that like to show their ticketscreens inside a popup can now tweak the behaviour with a little bit of code.

For example, add the code snippet below to the functions.php of your theme to:

  1. set the dimensions of your popup to 1000 x 600 pixels and
  2. disable the popup for screens below a width of 480 pixels.


Is anyone using it?

Is anyone using it?Do you ever wonder how the Theater for WordPress plugin is used on websites from all over the world? Well, I do.

It is however impossible for me to track usage. The plugin is completely free and can be used anonymously. I therefore started to maintain a showcase page with a list of all implementations that are known to me. People are invited to submit other websites, so the list will hopefully keep growing.

Check it out!


Permalinks and new template fields

Theater for WordPress 0.12 was released on July 3, 2015. This release is all about pretty URLs, thumbnails and event dates.

Pretty production links

Choose a custom production base

You can now control what the URLs of your shows, concerts or movies look like. For example:

Go to Settings → Permalinks,  scroll down to Theater permalinks and pick a custom base for your URLs.

More thumbnail sizes

It is now possible to pick which thumbnails size to use in your listings like this:


You can use any of the predefined sizes (thumbnail, medium, large, full) or add your own with a plugin like Simple Image Sizes:


New date and time placeholders

Is is now possible to show both start and end times in your listing with one of these four new placeholders:

  • {{starttime}}
  • {{startdate}}
  • {{endtime}}
  • {{enddate}}

These placeholder replace the old {{date}} and {{time}}placeholders. They were submitted as a pull request on Github by jbrandligt. Thank you!

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