Plugin / Goldstar





The official Goldstar WordPress plugin provides site visitors great value and selection on live entertainment tickets in their city. is the first place people go to find something great to do and it’s free and easy to use.

Goldstar event listings are attractive content for your blog, and you’ll earn money through Goldstar free member sign-ups or event ticket sales.

This plugin requires a valid Goldstar Affiliate API key and Affiliate ID as issued by Goldstar once you have registered and been accepted into the Goldstar Affiliate Program.

Add the Goldstar Plugin

  1. Install the Goldstar plugin.
  2. Obtain a valid Affiliate API key, if needed please contact the Goldstar Affiliate Program.
  3. After installing the plugin, click on the “Settings” link to configure the Goldstar plugin.
    • Enter the API key, provided by Goldstar this is a long alphanumeric text string.
    • Leave the Title and Body Text areas blank on this page.
  4. Under “Display Settings” you can select the sort order for the offer list.
  5. Select a Territory ID from the list link and then enter that ID number into the Territory ID field. Territories correspond to the cities served by Goldstar.
  6. Click “Save Changes.”
  7. Once your changes are saved, create a “New Page”. Add a title like “Half Price Tickets” or “Discount Tickets”.
  8. Add the following shortcode to the new page: [goldstar-plugin hour=1 territory_id=#]. Replace “#” with the appropriate territory ID number
  9. You may create as many additional territories as you wish by adding the shortcode. You have access to all Goldstar territories. Set up separate pages and add the shortcode: [goldstar-plugin hour=1 territory_id=#]. Replace “#” with the appropriate territory ID number.

Add the Featured Offers Widget

  1. In the main Goldstar plugin settings page enter the slug of the page you want to add to the main Goldstar plugin. IMPORTANT: If the slug you enter for the widget does not match the slug of the page you have added the main Goldstar plugin to the widget will NOT display. For more information about slugs, you may wish to visit this page:
  2. From the main Goldstar plugin Settings, select “Featured Events” tab to select the specific event offers you would like to feature in the widget. This tab is located at the top of form next to the “Configuration” tab just above the “Add New Post” field.
  3. Next, select Appearance > Widget from the left column and then drag the “Goldstar Teaser” widget to main sidebar position you prefer. Once positioned click to open the widget’s display settings. You should enter a maximum number of offers to be featured (between 1 and 15). You may also select various font size and color attributes to customize the widget’s appearance.
  4. Once you have completed the widget’s display settings click “Save”. Please note that the widget will only display those offers that have been manually selected and will not auto fill offers. Once all currently selected offers have expired, if no other offers have since been selected, the widget will automatically be suppressed from view.


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