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Better Bandsintown


Embed Tour Dates from without having to deal with CSS (or an ugly widget).

Planned features

  • More themes
  • Customizable widget and shortcode

Know issues

  • The widget doesn’t like narrow spaces


  • The widget with a dark theme
  • The shortcode in action
  • The widget with a light theme


  1. Upload plugin-name.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Use the widget Better Bandsintown
  4. Use the shortcode [bbit bandname=”Lady Gaga”] in a post for all gigs


How do I use the widget?

Just enter a bandname that has a page and you’re ready to go.

How do I use the shortcode?

Enter the shortcode [bbit bandname=”Lady Gaga”] into a page and it will show all future gigs.

How do I switch themes in the shortcode?

Enter a theme into the shortcode like this: [bbit bandname=”Lady Gaga” theme=”dark-transparent”]. The following themes are supported:

  • dark-transparent
  • light-transparent


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Contributors & Developers

“Better Bandsintown” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Fixed a shortcode issue only appearing on my live website


  • Tested using WP_DEBUG, found some minor issues


  • Added the light theme for the shortcode


  • Added the light theme


  • Updated plugin information


  • Initial version