Bum-badda-bah, trumpets please… We’re thrilled to announce the much anticipated, painstakingly constructed, feverishly finalized, feature packed upgrade to The All-in-One Event Calendar plugin – premium version 1.8! Now this is a major upgrade with a lot of new features that we’re really excited about, but before we send you off on an upgrading / downloading frenzy read this IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Due to a slight bug in the previous version of the Ai1EC (v1.7.1) current 1.7.1 users will need to download a special patch plugin in order to have a trouble free-upgrade (If you’re installing from scratch or from an earlier version like 1.7 then you can simply download the v1.8 Premium directly from Time.ly).

For all you 1.7.1 users watch this quick tutorial video on how to do the upgrade

Now on to the fun stuff! Version 1.8 Premium includes a feature that gives you an entirely new way of displaying your calendar to your website visitors. It’s called Posterboard View and it may very well alter the entire course of event calendar evolution. Okay a little heavy on the hyperbole but for us Posterboard represents something truly different for the online events calendar. You see Posterboard view breaks with the grid / list layout of the traditional calendar by presenting your events more like a community bulletin board, with emphasis on the featured image of each event. It’s more visual, more attractive and ultimately more engaging for your calendar visitors. Posterboard will work especially well for users like clubs, concert halls, music venues, and theatres who regularly post photos or artwork for their events (i.e. concert posters) and want to show them off without having to click to get the event details.  It’s almost like Pinterest for events ; )

Also new in this release is the long awaited Facebook Integration feature that allows Ai1EC owners to import and export events directly to and from Facebook. This feature allows you to subscribe to your personal events on Facebook (i.e. the ones you’ve joined orcreated) as well as the eventsof friends, fan/business pages and groups.

Other new features include:

  • The ability to lock the calendar to a particular view (Posterboard, month, agenda, etc)
  • Improved (refactored) javascript which should dramatically reduce conflicts with other plugins
  • A variety of UI / UX improvements
  • Our new “Timely” branding : )
Well we hope you enjoy version 1.8 and we look forward to your feedback. As always for technical support or development inquiries contact us at help.time.ly.