Need to manage events on your WordPress site? You could be launching some digital webinars or maybe hosting some local workshops.
Either way, WP Event Manager is a freemium WordPress event plugin that might be able to help. It makes it easy to share events on your WordPress site, along with lots of filters and custom information to create a great experience for your visitors. With the premium features, you can even sell tickets to your events, charge people to list events on your site, and lots, lots more.
In my WP Event Manager review, I’ll share more about this plugin’s features and show you how it works on my own test website.
WP Event Manager Review: Introduction to the Plugin
WP Event Manager does exactly what the name says – it helps you manage events on your WordPress site. It supports both digital events, like a webinar, as well as physical in-person events.
One of the most powerful features is that you, or others, can create/manage events from both your backend WordPress dashboard and the frontend of your site. For example, you could let other people register and submit events from the frontend of your site, like creating a sort of public event directory.
You can also add custom fields to manage information about your unique events. You can add as many custom fields as you want and also edit/remove any of the default fields. This lets you customize your event pages to display the exact information that you need them to.
To organize your events, you can add different categories and tags. You can also assign venues and organizers to events. Your visitors will be able to filter by all of this information and you can also create different event views, like creating a dedicated page for a venue that lists only that venue’s events.
That’s all in the free version at WordPress.org. If you want more features, there are also lots of paid add-ons that give you advanced features.
- Sell tickets via WooCommerce and check-in visitors at events by scanning a QR code on your smartphone.
- Charge for event listings via WooCommerce. Great for event directory sites.
- Integrate Zoom meetings for “online” events.
- Show events on Google Maps.
- Display events on a calendar listing.
- Create automatic recurring events.
- Easily add events to iCal or Google Calendar.
- List all of the attendees at an event.
- Send alerts related to events.
- Integrate Google Analytics.
- Send customizable emails to event attendees.
I’ll explain some of these premium add-ons in more detail later in the review.
This article was written by Harsh Agrawal and originally published on ShoutMeLoud.