Many events based websites are now using WordPress as their backend, which obviously means that they are on the lookout for a reliable events plugin for WordPress. This space is quite healthy, with a number of successful plugins all battling for supremacy in the niche.
The Events Calendar PRO is a paid Add-On to the open-source WordPress plugin The Events Calendar. PRO offers a whole host of event management features including recurring events, custom event attributes, saved venues & organizers, venue pages, advanced event admin & lots more.
With Community Events, your users can add their events directly to your calendar, without needing access to your admin. Community Events adds an event submission form to the front-end of your website, making user event submission neat and easy.
While users get the ability to add events to your site’s calendar, you retain all of the management options you need. You can require users to register with your site before submitting, or not. Settings control whether submitted events are published immediately or held as drafts for moderation by an admin. Will users be able to edit and manage their events, or simply submit them? It’s all up to you! Just configure your options and let the event submissions start rolling in!
More and more folks are using Facebook to plan events. With the Facebook Events add-on, you can tap into the growing number of events Facebook users are organizing by importing public events directly into your WordPress site.
Basic event data along with venue and organizer are populated appropriately. No more entering information in two places, or having to recreate someone else’s listing for a public event you want to include on your WordPress calendar. You can import events from Facebook pages one by one or automatically on a schedule. Events created on a Facebook user’s Personal page or groups can be imported manually via the event ID.
Event Espresso is a WordPress event manager which makes it easy for you to register attendees for classes, workshops, events, trainings, conferences or concerts, all from your WordPress website. Event Espresso events are created from the WordPress admin area. You can create signup forms to collect information about your attendees, accept payments, and create reports.With Event Espresso you get it all; everything from custom registration forms and emails, seating limits, multiple price options and discount codes to printable tickets and seating charts.
Event Espresso works perfectly for classes, workshops, fundraisers, sporting, trainings, conferences, networking, religion, social, non-profit, and nearly any other type of event.
It’s pricing ranges from $89.95 for the personal edition to $499.95 for a developer licence. There is also a free version available on wordpress.org.
Events Manager Pro is a Premium Add-on for Events Manager, the most popular Events plugin for WordPress, freely available on wordpress.org. It’s a fabulous plugin that is really well made. I was really impressed by its UI and rich functionality and highly recommend it.
Event Organiser adds event management that integrates well with your WordPress site. By using WordPress’ in-built ‘custom post type’, this plug-in allows you to create events that have the same functionality as posts, while adding further features that allow you to manage your events. This includes the possibility of repeating your event according to complex schedules and assign your events to venues. This can all be done through an intuitive user interface, which allows you to view your events in the familiar WordPress list or in a calendar page in the admin area.
List-style event calendar driven by minimal design yet packed with great features for your calendar and event needs. This is the best selling Event plugin for WordPress on CodeCanyon. Feedback from customers is good and there are a number of addons available for further functionality.
Another top events calendar plugin for WordPress. It’s feature-packed and more and more people are downloading it every day, definitely one to keep tabs on. It boasts a fantastic interface and a number of addons that extend functionality.
Events + gives you a flexible WordPress-based system for organizing parties, dinners, fundraisers – you name it.
There’s no need to rely on a third party web app to manage your events. This plugin gives you full control over your social calendar, from the comfort of your WordPress dashboard.
Sugar Event Calendar is a sweet, simple WordPress event calendar plugin.
Most event calendar plugins are either way too simple, or extremely overly complex and bloated. Sugar Event Calendar is designed to be simple, light weight, and provide just the major features you need for event management.
Timetable for music festivals, seminars, business events and even sport events! Built for WordPress on jquery and php, this timetable is the ultimate, unique solution for an attractive and easy way to show visitors your events. The data can be updated using an easy admin panel while the php makes sure that everything will be search engine optimized. The timetable can be printed by your visitors and turns into a comprehensive list. Skins make it easy to adjust this timetable to any existing website.
Have you used any other noteworthy plugins for handling events from your site? Let us know!
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