New Feature! Recurring Events in the Tendenci Events Calendar

Updates to the Tendenci Events Calendar Module!

You can now add Recurring Events in the Tendenci Events Calendar Module!

When you add an event in the events calendar, you will now see the checkbox option “Is Recurring?” beneath the Date and Time info. Checking this box will display recurrence options for the event (see screenshot below).

Recurring Events in Tendenci

Note that once created, each occurrence of the event will be a separate Event record in Tendenci that you can edit and users can register for.

View our new Tendenci help file for more details on using this feature:


Questions? Let us know in the comments or by emailing!


Tendenci Updates for November 22, 2013

This week, our team rolled out the following updates to the Tendenci software!

Theme Editor Saving Just Got Easier!

When updating in theme editor, you can save as you’re working and the editor stays on the current line. You know your work has been saved because a little message pops up next to the save button.

Tendenci Theme Editor Save Screenshot

WYSIWYG Update – Maintain Proportions on Images

We fixed some glitches in the WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) editor so you can now resize images in the editor easily. Just update the value you know (Width or Height) and leave the other blank – make sure the “Maintain Proportions” box is checked and then click “Update Image.”

Tendenci Resize Images Maintain Proportions

WYSIWYG Update – File Gallery Improvements When Importing Media

When uploading media to a page, the “File Gallery” tab shows you all the media uploaded to that page. If there are a lot of files uploaded to a page, this page can get long and take some time to load. Our team created a new File Gallery using AJAX that loads 10 files at a time (and loads 10 more as you scroll through) for much faster loading!

Tendenci File Gallery

Questions or feature requests? Let us know!

New Webinar Recording: Optimizing Your Tendenci Site for SEO

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SEO is baked in to Tendenci! Photo Credit:

One of the benefits of the Tendenci CMS is that SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is baked in to the code. Also, Tendenci allows you control over backend SEO tags like Meta, Alt tags, and Title tags from the interface with no coding required.

This webinar video is about 40 minutes long and covers what you need to know when it comes to optimizing your Tendenci site for SEO!

  1. The automatic SEO features built into Tendenci
  2. What custom SEO features are available in Tendenci
  3. Tips for optimizing your content in Tendenci

Check out the full details of this webinar in our helpfile [VIDEO] Optimizing Your Tendenci Website for SEO!

Recorded Webinar Video


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Read More About SEO in Tendenci

You can see the full details of this webinar (including a video synopsis) in our helpfile: [VIDEO] Optimizing Your Tendenci Website for SEO

More Resources on SEO in Tendenci:

Tendenci Programming Manager John-Michael Oswalt on CW39 NewsFix

CW39 NewsFixLast night, Tendenci Programming Manager John-Michael Oswalt was on the 5 PM CW39 NewsFix newscast commenting on the government’s maintenance of the website – and what it takes to make changes to a website of that scale while it’s active.

Watch the online video clip now!

“With a website of this scale, with all the different pieces that are talking to each other, there’s lots of little things that can go wrong and slow things down.”

“When people know the road’s going to be out, they plan for an alternate route. And they plan around that. So this is going to give them some time and relieve hopefully some of the pressure of the public trying to get into that site and really hammering them with traffic.”

JMO Tendenci on CW39 NewsFix

Watch the video on!

Photos from Last Night’s Twestival 2013 Supporting Ronald McDonald House Houston!

Twestival HoustonTwestival = Sharing Online Community Love Offline!

Twestival was born in 2008 out of a desire for people who are connected online on Twitter to connect offline for a good cause. It has since grown from that first meetup in London to a worldwide presence where local Twestivals happen in communities across the globe. Twestival organizers have raised over $1.83 million in total to support 307 charities! Wow.

Twestival Houston: Supporting a Great Local Cause!

Each year, Twestival Houston is organized by local volunteers. The Twestival team puts the vote up to Twitter to choose a local charity to support. This year’s nonprofit recipient was the Ronald McDonald House of Houston – who also happens to be a Tendenci client (their new site is in development, look for more coming soon!).

The event was full of local beer (courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Brewery), local food, live music, and lots of opportunities to support RMH Houston with donations and raffle prizes!

HUGE THANKS to Mandy Graessle (aka @favouritethings) and all the volunteers for all their hard work on putting this event together!!

Here are a few of our pictures from the event:

Twestival Houston 2013 Supporting Ronald McDonald House of Houston

Tendenci Team Carla Fiorito and Caitlin Kaluza with RMH Houston Marketing Coordinator Catie Tuley!


Messages to the Kids and Families of RMH Houston

Twestival Houston 2013

Messages to the Kids and Families of RMH Houston


Raffle Tickets support RM Houston

Our team got in on the raffle – ticket sales went to RMH Houston as well!


Twestival Houston 2013 at Buffalo Bayou Brewery

Live music + local beer from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company at Twestival Houston 2013



More Twestival Houston Love!