The Events Calendar

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The Events Calendar
The Events Calendar is a carefully crafted, extensible plugin that lets you easily manage and…

Basic parameters

  • Version: 5.3.1.1
  • Last updated: 5 days ago
  • Active installations: 800,000+
  • WordPress Version: 4.9.14 or higher
  • Tested up to: 5.6.0
  • PHP Version: 5.6 or higher
  • Languages:

    Basque, Czech, Dutch, English (Australia), English (Canada), English (New Zealand), English (UK), English (US), French (France), German, German (Switzerland), Italian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish (Colombia), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), and Spanish (Venezuela).

Ratings

  • 5 stars 1,400
  • 4 stars 102
  • 3 stars 61
  • 2 stars 49
  • 1 star 188

Description

Easily create and manage an on your website with The Events Calendar. Whether your events are in-person or virtual events, this plugin boasts professional features backed by our world-class team of developers and designers.

Packed with loads of features, The Events Calendar is ready to go out of the box. It’s also extensible, easy to use, and completely customizable.

📅 The #1 Calendar for WordPress

See the calendar in action on our demo experience. Just getting started? Read through the New User Primer to get set up.

Looking for additional features like recurring events, ticket sales, user-submitted events, automatic imports, and more?

Check out Events Calendar Pro, Aggregator, and more add-ons …and all of them are on sale from November 23-30 during our annual 💰Black Friday Sale💰

🔌🎨 Plug and Play or Customize

The Events Calendar is built to work out of the box. Simply install the plugin, configure your settings, and start creating events in minutes.

Want to add your personal touch? Use The Events Calendar as the foundation for customization. Personalize to your heart’s content with the help of a skeleton stylesheet, partial template overrides, template tags, hooks and filters, careful documentation, and a library of free extensions.

Whether your vision is big or small, you’re in good company. Hundreds of thousands of small businesses, musicians, venues, restaurants, and non-profits are publishing and promoting their in-person and virtual events with The Events Calendar. Our plugins have also been scaled to work on large networks for Fortune 100 companies, universities, and government institutions.

✨ Features

Our feature-rich plugin comes with everything you need to create and manage your calendar.

✔️ Rapidly create events
✔️ Saved venues & organizers
✔️ Calendar month view with tooltips
✔️ Event List view
✔️ Day view
✔️ Block Editor support
✔️ Event search
✔️ Google maps
✔️ Widget: Upcoming events list
✔️ Events Taxonomies (Categories & Tags)
✔️ Google Calendar and iCal exporting
✔️ WP REST API endpoints
✔️ Completely ajaxified for super smooth browsing
✔️ Completely responsive from mobile to tablet to desktop
✔️ Tested on the major theme frameworks such as Avada, Divi, Enfold, Genesis, and many more.
✔️ Increase your SEO with JSON-LD Structured Data
✔️ Internationalized & translated
✔️ Multiple stylesheets to improve integration
✔️ Extensive template tags for customization
✔️ Hooks & filters galore
✔️ Caching support
✔️ Debug mode for developers
✔️ Library of extensions

📃 Documentation

All of our documentation can be found in our Knowledgebase.

Additional helpful links:

  • The Events Calendar New User Primer
  • The Themer’s Guide to The Events Calendar

If you have any questions about this plugin, you can post a thread in the WordPress.org forum. Please search existing threads before starting a new one.

Add-Ons

Take your calendar to the next level by pairing it with our plugins for ticketing, crowdsourcing, email marketing, and more. Learn more about all our products on our website.

Our Free Plugins:

🎟️ Event Tickets
📐 Advanced Post Manager

Our Premium Plugins and Services:

⚡ Events Calendar PRO
↪️ Event Aggregator (service)
🎟️ Event Tickets Plus
✉️ Promoter
👥 Community Events
🎟️ Community Tickets
✏️ Filter Bar
🗓️ Eventbrite Tickets
📡 Virtual Events

Help

If you aren’t familiar with The Events Calendar, check out our New User Primer. It will have you creating events in no time.

Ready to dig deeper? Check out these resources:

  • Tutorials
  • Release
  • Known Issues
  • Documentation
  • Help Videos
  • Release Notes

We check in on the The Events Calendar forum here on WordPress.org about once a week to help users with basic troubleshooting and identifying bugs. If you’re looking for premium, personalized support, consider upgrading to Events Calendar Pro.

Still have a question? Shoot us an email at [email protected]

Screenshots

  • Month View with hover
  • Mobile Views
  • Single event
  • List View
  • Event Editor
  • Events admin listing
  • General Settings
  • Display Settings
  • CSV Importer

Installation

Installing the plugin is easy. Just follow one of the following methods:

Install The Events Calendar from within WordPress

  1. Visit the plugins page within your dashboard and select ‘Add New’
  2. Search for “Events Calendar”
  3. Activate The Events Calendar from your Plugins page
  4. You’re done!

Install The Events Calendar Manually

  1. From the dashboard of your site, navigate to Plugins –> Add New.
  2. Select the Upload option and hit “Choose File.”
  3. When the popup appears select the the-events-calendar-x.x.zip file from your desktop. (The ‘x.x’ will change depending on the current version number).
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions and wait as the upload completes.
  5. When it’s finished, activate the plugin via the prompt. A message will show confirming activation was successful. A link to access the calendar directly on the frontend will be presented here as well.

That’s it! Just configure your settings as you see fit, and you’re on your way to creating events in style. Need help getting things started? Check out our new user primer for help with settings and features.

FAQ

Are there any troubleshooting steps you’d suggest I try that might resolve my issue before I post a new thread?

First, make sure that you’re running the latest version of The Events Calendar. If you’re running Events Calendar PRO or any other add-ons, make sure those are current / running the latest code as well.

The most common issues we see are either plugin or theme conflicts. You can test if a plugin or theme is conflicting by manually deactivating other plugins until just The Events Calendar is running on your site. If the issue persists from there, revert to the default Twenty Twenty theme. If the issue is resolved after deactivating a specific plugin or your theme, you’ll know that is the source of the conflict.

Note that we aren’t going to say “tough luck” if you identify a plugin/theme conflict. While we can’t guarantee 100% integration with any plugin or theme out there, we will do our best (and reach out the plugin/theme author as needed) to figure out a solution that benefits everyone.

I’m still stuck. Where do I go to file a bug or ask a question?

Users of the free The Events Calendar should post their questions in the plugin’s WordPress.org forum, which we visit about once a week. Please make sure to read our sticky post providing an overview of the support we provide free users BEFORE posting. If you find you’re not getting support in as timely a fashion as you wish, you might want to consider purchasing a license for Events Calendar Pro.

If you’re already an Events Calendar Pro user, you’re entitled access to our actively-monitored Premium Support on our website. We can provide a deeper level of support here and hit these forums on a daily basis during the work week. Generally, except in times of increased support loads, we reply to all tickets within 24-48 hours during the business week.

What’s the difference between The Events Calendar and Events Calendar Pro?

The Events Calendar is our cornerstone plugin, and it’s required in order to run any of our premium calendar add-ons, including Events Calendar Pro, Community Events, Filter Bar, and others.

In other words, Events Calendar Pro runs alongside The Events Calendar and enhances it with extra features, including recurring events, additional calendar views, calendar shortcodes, advanced widgets, custom event fields and more.

What add-ons are available for The Events Calendar, and where can I read more about them?

The following add-ons are available for The Events Calendar:

  • Events Calendar Pro, for adding premium calendar features like recurring events, advanced views, cool widgets, shortcodes, additional fields, and more!
  • Event Aggregator, a service that effortlessly fills your calendar with events from Meetup, Google Calendar, iCalendar, Eventbrite, CSV, and ICS.
  • Virtual Events, which optimizes your calendar for virtual events including Zoom integration, video and livestream embeds, SEO optimization for online events and more.
  • Event Tickets (free), which allows you to sell tickets and collect RSVPs to events. It can run alongside The Events Calendar or as a standalone plugin that adds ticket and RSVP functionality to WordPress posts and pages.
  • Event Tickets Plus, which allows you to sell tickets for your events using your favorite e-commerce platform.
  • Promoter, automated email communication made just for The Events Calendar and Event Tickets. Stay in touch with your attendees every step of the way.
  • Community Events, for allowing frontend event submission from your readers.
  • Community Tickets, which allows event organizers to sell tickets to the events they submit via Community Events.
  • Filter Bar, for adding advanced frontend filtering capabilities to your events calendar.
  • Eventbrite Tickets, for selling tickets to your event directly through Eventbrite.

Can I import events to my calendar?

Yes! The Events Calendar has a built-in CSV import tool. If you want to step it up and automatically import events from Google Calendar, Meetup, Eventbrite and more, check out Event Aggregator.

How do I sell tickets to events on my calendar?

You’ll want to use our Event Tickets plugin for that. This free plugin works alongside The Events Calendar and lets you create RSVPs and tickets for events. Event Tickets integrates with PayPal so you can collect payments for tickets, while our premium solution, Event Tickets Plus fully integrates with WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads.

Can I have more than one calendar on my site?

Unfortunately, no. However, you can use event categories or tags to create calendar views that only display certain events. For example, you could create a direct link to a calendar view that only shows events categorized as “Fitness,” like this example from our demo site.

With Events Calendar Pro, you can use shortcodes to embed your calendar on other WordPress pages and posts, then filter that calendar by category.

Can I allow people to submit events to my calendar?

This is available with the Community Events add-on to facilitate submissions. Install Community Events alongside The Events Calendar and a page will be added to your WordPress site with a form that visitors can use to submit events. As the calendar owner, you have full control over whether event submissions are published immediately or require moderation first.

If you want to let users sell tickets for the events they submit, check out Community Tickets. It runs with The Events Calendar, Community Events, and Event Tickets and empowers visitors to create and sell tickets, splitting the profits with you.

I have a feature idea. What’s the best way to tell you about it?

We’ve got a UserVoice page where we’re actively watching for feature ideas from the community. Vote up existing feature requests or add your own, and help us shape the future of the products business in a way that best meets the community’s needs.

I’ve still got questions. Where can I find answers?

Check out our extensive knowledgebase for articles on using, tweaking, and troubleshooting our plugins.

Reviews

Excellent event promotion

OxHums
January 9, 2021
I have been using Event Calendar for our local group for 5 years now and have always found it a very effective and user friendly event promotion tool.

calendar view stopped working once it switches to January

anthonystackowitz
January 3, 2021
calendar just stopped working once it switched over to January works fine if i go back in time but what good is that. Also, they never sent me an email to activate — maybe it’s that but there is no way to get a hold of them..

Free stuff that has a pro upgrade I find is not worth it… never seems to work or breaks unless you pay someone…

Very Nice

mwebs
December 24, 2020
Nice Plugin!

No support for pro accounts?

hellarad
December 23, 2020
I’m not sure if the reviews here about quality support are legit. We have a pro license and submitted a ticket for a major issue and I’ve heard nothing from them.

our site is expertly managed by a senior WordPress developer. the event calendar WordPress plugin will not create new events.

so far they seem content to take money for pro support but not take care of their customers. I’ll keep you posted

Great Support

annameis
December 18, 2020
This is the best event calendar plug in I have found. I had an issue and they provided timely and great support.

Absolute Garbage

rdynek
December 17, 2020
Does not work. Support ABSOUTELY SUCKS. Do not waste your money

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