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Event Organiser

Create and maintain events, including complex reoccurring patterns, venue management (with Google maps), calendars and customisable event lists

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61 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
5 stars
What I was looking for
By , for WP 3.7.1

I was looking for a plugin offering a free calendar shortcode (based on events management of course) and supporting recurring events.
After several and quick uninstalled trials, I stumbled upon this one.
While I have not yet gone in depth with its usage, I can easily say that this plugin is right what I needed so far; moreover (briefly browsing the documentation) I have the feeling that it's vastly customizable as well.
The author is very responsive, which is a MAJOR plus.

4 stars
Very good plugin but could be better
By , for WP 3.7.1

After spending hours trawling through the internet for a WordPress Calendar / Event Organizer plugin, my eyes settled on this.

From screenshots it looked quite good and using the demo, it certainly gave me relief that I had found a plugin that I could use.

Installation was moderately easy. Any troubles I had were resolved by good support from the plugin author.

However after two days my eyes lighted on another calendar plugin. Although I enjoyed using this, the aesthetics compared to my new found plugin were not as good. I would say that is the only thing to be improved.

But while I write this review, I still ponder on whether to continue using this plugin or the other one I found.

1 star
Doesn't work as advertised
By , for WP 3.7.1

Tried the free version which kind of worked but is nowhere near as good as its competitors. Tried the pro version which was unusable, and getting a refund is out of the question.

4 stars
Cracking Events Plugin
By , for WP 3.6.1

one of if not the best events plugin for wp ive come across, only issue is the dev needs to make it an option to use individual templates for the plugin in its files rather than all or none of the plugins templates this would make it more compatible with frameworks and not just common themes

Also he needs to re think pricing and membership for pro and addons

But aprt from that i would recommend giving it a whirl.

2 stars
Ugly free template
By , for WP 3.6.1

The Events are working great, but on the free version, no options... no template (ugly)... aweful makes nobody come back to the website with such horrible pluggin... on the free plugin... there's no button to click to get the full calendar... it looks so ugly that I trie different Even plugins...

4 stars
Expire found in Multisite
By , for WP 3.4.2

Event Organiser Calendar its a great plugin. THX.

5 stars
Solid, and stable
By , for WP 3.8.1

I've used this plugin on a few projects now, and it has always met the spec. The first time I used it (few years ago) there were a few features I was missing. I contacted the developer and he was very responsive to feature requests, and all of my needs met.

Great plugin, and great response and support from developer.

Thanks for the great code Stephen!

5 stars
The perfect events plugin for anyone, but especially developers
By , for WP 3.6

I've tried a number of events/calendar plugins on behalf of my clients and this is by FAR the most customizable, well-documented, least-fuss plugin I've tried. All the main wanna-have features are free: all-day events, events that span days, events that repeat, a lovely calendar, categories (and user-dictated custom category colors), saved/reusable venues, Google Maps integration, YAY. The paid upgrade gets you booking/e-comm. Very appropriate and well thought out and many kudos to the developers!

The downside (I guess) is that if you're not happy with the defaults you need to edit theme/template files to get things exactly as you want them. For me of course that's a huge plus as I'm a developer and want to be able to tweak everything (and I do mean EVERYTHING - every event/archive layout, widget layouts, everything), but for those who want an admin panel with tons o' options in it that control the look and feel I guess not so much.

Another plus for developers: great documentation, and wherever humanly possible it seems like the devs for this plugin have reused WP core functions rather than rolling their own. Love that.

Thanks!!

5 stars
Fantastic
By , for WP 3.6

This plugin works excellently, and the author is both extremely quick to respond to any support questions, but also fast on keeping the plugin updated. Works exactly as advertised, and extremely powerful.

5 stars
So Flexible!
By , for WP 3.5.2

This plugin blew me away, Over the past 2 years I have tried a about 4 different event plugins for clients. This was the first time using Event Organiser. It allowed me to easily add and remove features that it came with, I could tap into the Taxonomies I had already created for other post types and related them to the "event" post type. Allowed me to use wp_query to display my posts with specific taxonomies attached.

global $post;
$post_slug=$post->post_name;

$args = array (
	'post_type'              => 'event',
	'post_status'            => 'publish',
	'order'                  => 'ASC',
	'orderby'                => 'eventstart',
	'posts_per_page' => '6',
	'cities' => $post_slug,
);

// The Query
$query_events = new WP_Query( $args );

Beyond happy with this plugin!

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