If your organization runs events – even a small number – it’s important that your visitors to your website can find them easily. Furthermore, if a list of your upcoming events is difficult to search and access, you could see a sparse turnout on the day.
One of the reasons we love WordPress is the sheer number of plugins available – and there are a myriad of event calendar plugins on the market to make displaying and administrating your event listings quick and easy.
In this post, we’ll give you our pick of the ten best event calendar WordPress plugins – by the time we’re done, you’ll know exactly which one will suit your requirements.
There are obviously many calendar plugins available, so we needed to keep the list manageable. The following plugins represent our top ten, in no particular order.
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1. The Events Calendar
One of the most popular event calendar plugins out there, The Events Calendar from Modern Tribe has over 400,000 active installs and a 4.7-star satisfaction rating. This free plugin will help you to easily create and manage events with WordPress, plus there is a suite of premium add-ons offering additional functionality. Plus, as the title implies, it’s fully compatible with the Total WordPress theme (check it our on our Sustainable demo).
The Events Calendar is easy to use and highly customizable, and includes features such as Google Maps integration, event search, and ‘microformats’ to take your event calendar to the next level.
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On the backend, the advanced events dashboard makes it easy to create and organize your events. Use plugin options to add event locations, sponsors, performers (or speakers), event type color coding, recurring events and more. And EventPrime even allows for event creation right from the Calendar. There is also a helpful attendees section in the dashboard that you can use to view and export attendee lists for your events. As well as analytics data and graphs to stay on top of your event performance, bookings and revenue.
For attendees it’s easy to search events using the calendar, or by searching the location or performer event directory. ProfileGrid even allows for an impressive live seating selection for events (a must have for concerts). And paying for tickets is a breeze since PayPal, Stripe and offline payments are all supported.
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This article was written by John Hughes and originally published on WPExplorer.