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Events Made Easy

Manage and display events. Includes recurring events; locations; widgets; Google maps; RSVP; ICAL and RSS feeds; Paypal and other payment gateways sup

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23 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Can we use Authorize.net
By , for WP 3.5.1

We have ran across a snag and paypal wont allow us to sell tickets. Is it possible to add Authorize.net to payment options and use them instead of options already provided (paypal, 2checkout, ect)

Someone please help me

5 stars
Awesome if you want to get your hands dirty
By , for WP 3.6.1

This plugin is awesome if you wanna get your hands dirty, as there's great scope to customise the look and feel to exactly the way you want. Takes a little bit to get to get the hang of, so it's not for the faint hearted. But if you stick with it, you'll become a fan very quickly.

I love the new Send Mail (WP Mail)feature!! It works awesome with WP Better Emails and SendPress: Email Marketing and Newsletters.

5 stars
Great event manager plugin
By , for WP 3.5.1

I tried a variety of events manager plugins. This one provided the best user experience for the people signing up. Great integration with Google maps too. Easy to use and configure, once you get the hang of it.

1 star
Full featured but problematic
By , for WP 3.5.1

Using it with Buddypress, I can't seem to get it to work correctly - I solve one problem and another pops up. I envy those who got it going and give it 5 star rating because it seems like it would be a very good program for me.

5 stars
Versatile, great with qTranslate and Excellent Support
By , for WP 3.5.1

It's taken me for ever to find an events calendar plugin which works with qTranslate, and delighted to have it working so easily. I struggled with getting the Welsh calendar to work, but a few minutes on the support forum and the solution was provided.

Thanks :)

5 stars
Fantastic, Versatile Free Plugin, Not Crippled
By ,

This calendaring and events plugin works reliably, and the developer has been extraordinarily responsive to user requests for both support and new features. (He prefers we use his own forum for the purpose.) You can fill a calendar, list events, take registrations AND payments, e-mail confirmations, and more, all without a single fee or service dependency (other than PayPal, GoogleCheckout, et al.)

It's tremendously powerful, based in part on the code base it forked and in part on all the extra effort this developer's put into it. This free GPL event and calendar plugin provides all the features of competitors costing hundreds of dollars.

It might require a level of comfort with shortcodes and HTML to get the most out of it, and initial configuration can be a little daunting until you figure out how it works. You reserve a blank page on your WordPress site, and EME dynamically displays event details on it. (You can also have a separate page just for a graphic calendar and event list, as well as a sidebar widget calendar.)

The developer (Franky) has been adding new features like mad in 2013, including multiple payment processor options. All of this is free donationware, with no "pro" version to pay for unless you want to contribute.

The best tip from me is that a LOT is controlled in that little "Default single event format" box on the Settings page. This is what gets used when overlaying that reserved WordPress page with the details of a particular event. Here's one version of my settings for that box that you can use as a model if you wish:

<b><p style="float: left; width: 32%; text-align: left;">#D, #M. #j, #Y -- #_12HSTARTTIME to #_12HENDTIME</p>
<p style="float: left; width: 60%; text-align: right;">#_LOCATIONNAME, #_ADDRESS, #_TOWN</p></b><div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div>
<div class="sep">&nbsp;</div>[events_if tag='#_IS_RSVP_ENABLED' value='1']<b>Look below for details, or register:         </b>#_PRICE each #_ATT{priceinfo}#_ADDBOOKINGFORM<div class="sep">&nbsp;</div> [/events_if]
#_NOTES
<div class="sep">&nbsp;</div>
#_MAP
<div class="sep">&nbsp;</div>
<b>Directions</b> (click "Get Directions"): #_DIRECTIONS
<div class="sep">&nbsp;</div>
<b>Event Categories:</b>  #_CATEGORIES
<div class="sep">&nbsp;</div>
[events_if tag='#_IS_LOGGED_IN' value='1']
[events_if2 tag='#_IS_RSVP_ENABLED' value='1']
<b>Attendees: (Only Visible to Staff)</b> #_ATTENDEES<div>&nbsp;</div><b>Availability:</b> #_BOOKEDSEATS seats booked, #_AVAILABLESEATS available<div class="sep">&nbsp;</div>[/events_if2][/events_if][events_if tag='#ESC_CATEGORIES' notcontains='Non-Org']<b>Event Contact:</b> #_CONTACTNAME, #_CONTACTEMAIL, #_CONTACTPHONE<div class="sep">&nbsp;</div>[/events_if]<div>
Click #_ICALLINK or  <a target="_blank" href="http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=#URL_NAME&dates=#_{Ymd}T#H#_{i}00/#@_{Ymd}T#@H#@_{i}00&sprop=#URL_EVENTPAGEURL&location=#URL_ADDRESS,#URL_TOWN&details=#URL_LOCATION">Google Calendar</a> to add to your calendar.<div>&nbsp;</div></div>
[events_if tag='#_IS_LOGGED_IN' value='1']
#_EDITEVENTLINK this event listing<div>&nbsp;</div>[/events_if]
4 stars
Great plugin, especially for freee!
By , for WP 3.5.1

This plugin offers the best event management experience you can find for free!

I'd like to see an ability to email attendees added in the future, as well as the ability to reorganize the "Add Event" admin view, to put the most often used fields up top.

Keep up the great work! :)

5 stars
Simple and Flexible
By , for WP 3.5.1

Does just what I need, and great support from the developer.

5 stars
not for beginners
By , for WP 3.5

persist

5 stars
Fantastic Plugin, Awesome Support
By , for WP 3.5

This plugin works exactly as advertised, and Franky does a great job answering support questions surrounding it. Stop looking around for other event calendar and admin plugins now: you've found what you need. And give the man a few bucks for his efforts!

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