Featured Plugin: Managing Events

Many would like to share their events on their WordPress blog. There are many event plugins available and that have varying functionality that can meet on your needs. In the table below, several event calendar plugins have been identified for you to choose from.

Title

Compatible Version

Basic Details

Events Manager

2.6

Events Manager is a plugin to manage events such as music gigs, art expositions, or even job meetings. Events Manager inserts an Events page in the Manage menu of WordPress Administration, to let you insert, modify and delete events. You can describe events specifying their date and location, and also add a few notes. You can then add events list, calendars and description to your blog using a sidebar widget; if you’re web designer you can simply employ the template tags provided by Events Manager.
Events Calendar

2.6.1

Events-Calendar is a diverse replacement for the original calendar included with WordPress adding many useful functions to keep track of your events. The plugin has an easy to use admin section that displays a big readable calendar and lets you add and delete events. The plugin is widget ready so you can easily add a small calendar to the main sidebar with the ability to roll over the highlighted event day to see a brief description of the event or click the day to get a full description of the event without ever leaving your current page. If you are not using a widget ready theme, you can still have the calendar on your sidebar. Simply place “” in the sidebar file. The widget can also show a specified number of events as a list. You will find these options under the widget option.
Event Calendar 3

2.7

Manage future events as an online calendar. Display upcoming events in a dynamic calendar, on a listings page, or as a list in the sidebar. You can subscribe to the calendar from iCal (OSX) or Sunbird.
Calendar

2.6.2

A simple but effective Calendar plugin for WordPress that allows you to manage your events and appointments and display them to the world on your website.

Features:

  • Monthly view of events
  • Mouse-over details for each event
  • Events can have a timestamp (optional)
  • Events can display their author (optional)
  • Events can span more than one day
  • Multiple events per day possible
  • Events can repeat on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis
  • Repeats can occur indefinitely or a limited number of times
  • Easy to use events manager in admin dashboard
  • Sidebar function/Widget to show today’s events
  • Sidebar function/Widget to show upcoming events
  • Comprehensive options panel for admin
  • Modifiable CSS using the options panel
  • Optional drop down boxes to quickly change month and year
  • User groups other than admin can be permitted to manage events
  • Events can be placed into categories
  • Categories system can be switched on or off
  • Pop up JavaScript calendars help the choosing of dates
  • Events can be links pointing to a location of your choice

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