Shenzhen Sites Change Diary

David Ho   |   November 2, 2019

We are migrating to a new event calendar site that will be the best event calendar in the Greater Bay Area. Our mobile Shenzhen users will know all the important events including cross border exhibitions, concerts and more. If it is big and important in the Pearl River Delta, we will list it. Our users are mobile and affluent darting from city to city in South China in search of business opportunities and fun.

Change Log

To better communicate with our partners and team we will note the changes we have made in our progress to a full calendar of events.

July 29th, 2020

  • Upgrade plugins: Event Tickets, The Events Calendar, The Events Calendar: Community Events, The Events Calendar: Filter Bar, The Events Calendar PRO, Gutenberg,
  • Upgrade
  • Add About & Contact menu item to all sites.

July 24th, 2020

  • Add recent list of events and jobs on NowShenzhen Home Page

July 16th, 2020

June 29th, 2020

June 26th, 2020

  • Add sections menu to event calendar as new theme does not allow sections in footer like other sites.

June 25th, 2020

  • Update plug-ins Event Tickets, The Events Calendar, The Events Calendar: Community Events, The Events Calendar PRO
  • Ensure that recaptcha spam protection works in China on Event Calendar
  • Ensure that Recaptcha spam protection works in China on Job Board

June 24th, 2020

  • Change site theme to theme that should be more compatible with Event Calendar plug-ins.
  • Disable event ticketing plugin which we don’t use
  • Disable some filters on event calendar that didn’t seem to be working and change the filter to horizontal
  • Add footer to all event pages encouraging browsers to post events
  • Outstanding issue: Visual editor not working on community submission form

June 14th, 2020

  • Connected social accounts including Facebook & Twitter
  • Ask visitors to subscribe to mailing list when they scroll down
  • Add plugin to modify headers
  • Remove related posts block with broken images because we already have a related events block

June 8th, 2020

  • Fix display of event calendar page (remove CSS conflict)
  • Update plugins to latest versions for security fix

June 7th, 2020

  • Fix event submission form to display better on desktop (might be problem of displaying calendar on desktop to be fixed)

June 5th, 2020

  • Change template format of calendar listing page to a much better responsive look
  • Fix problem with recaptcha when posting event from China
  • Restrict event countries and special administrative regions to China, Hong Kong, & Macau
  • Allow our editor to filter and find events easier on the back end
  • Change default community submitted events to “Pending Review”
  • Notify our staff by email when a new event is posted
  • Suppress confusing event export function on listings and events
  • Allow editors to cancel and postpone events as well as mark them as online events and show to users in event listings
  • Allow editors to filter and better manage recurring events
  • Add link to guide for posting events on community event form
  • Removed Areas, Afternoon Tea, Exhibitions and Back menu from top level navigation to put them under the calendar menu
  • Add all event categories to top level menu
  • Combine Community & Charity categories
  • Deleted International Schools event category
  • Corrected spelling of Nightlife category
  • Combined Party Category to Nightlife category
  • Combined Meetup category into Community & Charity
  • Combine DJ Performance into Nightlife category
  • Combine Conference category into Exhibitions & Conferences
  • Combine Concerts and Live music category into “Live Music & Concerts”
  • Install plugin for SEO tools

June 3rd, 2020

  • Upgraded all plugins to latest versions on event calendar
  • Added links to social media posts on footer of page
  • Added links to major sections of other sites

April 1st, 2020

  • Changed website to be put under cloudflare caching service to hopefully provide faster access

March 17th, 2020

  • Updated homepage using WordPress page instead of third-party landing page and remove third-party plugin
  • Added plug-in for Mailchimp newsletter subscriptions
  • Added Post Events to navigation menu

February 9th, 2020

January 19, 2020

  • Upgraded PHP version to 7.4

December 30, 2019

  • Changed some WordPress configuration in hopes to make the site load faster

November 16, 2019

  • Created and launched the ShenzhenEvent home page desktop and mobile version

November 15, 2019

  • Changed to new WordPress theme on, &
  • Fixed navigation to again link to calendar page
  • Added Areas page to navigation (to be filled in) and put link to monthly Dongguan Things to do article
  • Added back link to draft privacy policy (to be filled in) and link to this change log in footer

November 13, 2019

  • Upgraded to WordPress 5.3, &

November 2, 2019

  • Categories Afternoon Tea, Exhibitions, Thanksgiving, Christmas are now featured on (last two categories are waiting content)
  • New Events list has been redirected to the home page of because no equivalent page exists now. To keep track of new events add to our site you can subscribe through RSS/JSON feeds.
  • Put up an announcement on the old Event calendar as all new events are being posted on the new site and users should check the new site.
  • Added link from navigation “Preview of New Event Calendar” with link to new event calendar site
  • Add a link to this Change Log on in footer

Overall Benefits of ShenzhenEvents.con

Some quick important benefits of our new Shenzhen event calendar:
– Mobile browsing on your phone with mobile responsive site
– Ability to post events without an account from your mobile phone
– Repeating events integrated with the calendar
– Related recommended events
– Event filters by category
– Cleaner and clearer site layout and categorization
– Secure browsing with https

If you have suggestions on how we can further improve the event calendar please email us.