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Built On WordPress

We built Gala on the industry-leading WordPress platform. We’ve found that this makes Gala familiar,  accessible and easy-to-use for many festival organizers.  At the same time, we are able to utilize WordPress’ robust backend to develop a complex selection of features especially for festivals. This simplicity for users and publishers, combined with a robust back-end for developers is one of the reasons that  WordPress powers over 17% of websites on the internet, and rising.

Gala enables you to build and host your festival’s complete website using WordPress’ content creation tools.  We have also extended the basic functionality of WordPress to include many features developed specifically for festivals:

  • Film, Event, and Shorts Program Content Types (with trailers, image galleries and custom fields specific to each type of program)
  • Custom Taxonomies (for festival section and event type, and genre, country, language, subtitle language, colors and format for films)
  • Home Page Customizer (with festival- specific components that you can select, reorder, and configure)

  • Program Listing with 4 Layout Options
  • Schedule Page
  • Curated Itineraries
  • Sponsors Listing (with logos and links to sponsor websites)
  • Venues Listing with Google Maps
  • Disqus Comments
  • Integrated Ticket Sales
  • Ability to Sell Merchandise Online (for pickup at the festival)
  • Custom Sidebar Widgets (in addition to the default wordpress widgets):
    • Featured Program
    • Rotating Sponsor Logos
    • Facebook Like Box
    • Twitter Feed
    • Flickr Stream
    • Social Media Widget (with icons linking to your festival’s profile on various social networking sites)
    • Featured Video

Looking for a WordPress Festival Theme?

If you are like many other festivals you may be in search of the perfect wordpress festival theme.  Well, Gala goes beyond just a festival theme.  Gala is a robust platform built especially for festivals, with all of our festival-specific features you can build and host your festival’s complete website.

Gala also retains all the popular WordPress features:

  • Simplicity The simplicity of WordPress blogs makes it possible for you to get online and get publishing, quickly. WordPress blogs makes it as simple as possible for you to get your festival’s content out to your audiences and followers.

  • Publishing Tools WordPress makes it easy for you to manage your festival’s website content. Create drafts, schedule publication, and look at your post revisions. Make your content public or private, and secure posts and pages with a password.

  • User Management Not everyone on your festival team and your users will require the same access to your festival’s website.  Administrators manage the site, editors work with content, and authors and contributors write that content.

  • Media Management When you are ready to communicate your festival’s voice through media content, you will be able to quickly and easily upload images and media to WordPress. Drag and drop your media into the uploader to add it to your website. Add alt text, captions, and titles, and insert images and galleries into your content.

  • Content Creation Tools WordPress allows you to create your festival’s blog, unlimited pages, custom menus, sidebars, and much more.