If you’re planning to display events on your website, one of these WordPress events plugins is going to give you a lot more flexibility than trying to do things manually.
Such plugins can help you create and manage events from right inside your WordPress dashboard. Then, they’ll help you show those events on the front-end of your site in a variety of different views. And, depending on your needs, they can even help you sell tickets and manage attendees!
Best WordPress Events Plugins for 2020
If that sounds intriguing, read on for some of the best WordPress events plugins.
1. The Events Calendar
With over 600,000 active installs, The Events Calendar is the most popular WordPress events plugin at WordPress.org. It comes in both a free and Pro version, and you can also find a number of add-ons that tack on extra functionality.
The plugin lets you:
- Easily create new events
- Save specific venues and/or organizers
- Show your events as either a list view or a calendar view
- Search events
- Integrate with Google Maps
- Display upcoming events in a widget
- Do lots of other neat things.
While the plugin is pretty flexible, it’s designed to work right out of the box. That means you can start creating your events just a couple of minutes after installing the plugin.
Here’s what the event creation screen looks like:
Notice how, in the dashboard sidebar, you can also manage venues, organizers, categories, and more.
Right away, your calendar is available at “yourdomain.com/events”. But if needed, you can always go in and customize the URL slug:
And here’s what the calendar looks like on the default Twenty Seventeen theme:
What’s cool is that because The Events Calendar is so popular, many themes offer built-in
This article was written by Colin Newcomer and originally published on WPKube.