Today I’m happy to announce the release of GigPress, a plugin for WordPress that makes so much sense that I can’t believe no-one’s written it before now. But that appears to be the case, so here it is.
GigPress is a really simple way to manage your band’s tour dates on your WordPress-powered website. That’s about it really. Previously, you’d have to either manage your tour dates by hand using a Page on your site, or maybe get creative with the EventCalendar plugin, leading to less-than-optimal results. (A great plugin no doubt, but not well-suited to our task.) Now with GigPress, it’s easy and painless to list all upcoming and past tour dates within WordPress, so you can enter a date and then forget about it.
GigPress integrates nicely into the WordPress admin interface, but uses it’s own database tables to get the job done. Concerts in GigPress aren’t “posts” of some specific category, or of any kind at all – they’re shows, and tours are tours, and this data and WordPress need not really mingle.