Why we did it – WordPress plugin to Import Facebook Events
As developers we get a lot of client requests for social network integration. Unfortunately, we are seeing a trend emerge where clients ask to have their entire site simply output a giant feed from all of their social networks. Sure this would save time from having to update content across platforms but at what cost? This approach is useless to search engines partially due to duplicate content but mainly because the content doesn’t originate from their domain.
In one recent case my agency Volk, was contracted to generate a feed from my clients Facebook events. We looked at many event plugins and we were disappointed with the monthly or yearly costs of each. We could obviously bill our clients for the additional cost year after year but that becomes a hassle for everyone and we run the risk of clients looking at competitors for cheaper rates.
We decided to develop WordPress Facebook Events Importer to use over and over again. Facebook Events Importer retrieves all event data and stores it into virtual any WordPress install. We are excited to share our solution for Importing Facebook Events with the WP community and like WordPress… for free. We have plenty of code examples to help you integrate this solution into your project.
We will continue supporting this plugin for a long time to come. We will be enhancing current features and enhancing it with new ones. Stop back frequently to find out what we’ve added and as always keep your plugins up to date!
We built an additional template and widget system for ourselves which we also offer to the public. We hope this solution works for you, and look forward to your feedback.
- Facebook Event Custom Post Type
- Unlimited Facebook Page Imports
- No Coding Required
- Frontend Events Widget
- Frontend Event Templates
- Mobile Friendly Layouts
- Built for WordPress – Import Facebook Events