The Events Calendar is a carefully crafted, extensible plugin that lets you easily share your events. Beautiful. Solid. Awesome.
Why would you make a "plug-in" that you can't embed into your site....only a separate hard URL. ex http://www.yoursite.com/events
The plugin author has hardcoded the URL of the calendar of events into the plugin, that being http://yoursite/events . That's bad enough, but then the URL doesn't work.
I tested with permalinks on, off, and on with all possible permutations. The site didn't already have an Events page or category.
I saw support complaints of this from over a year ago, but the plugin author said he can't reproduce the problem.
Even though The Events Calendar looks nice, it's slowing down our site. Without it, our page loading time is 1.03 seconds.
When I enable The Events Calendar, page loading time is 2.7 seconds.
The answer from support (Leah) is that our site might have outgrown our server. They suggest upgrading our server.
I'm sorry but this sounds much like a blame game.
When I disable The Events Calendar, page speed is back to normal: around 1 second.
After trying to make this plugin cooperate for the last month, I'm finally giving up until they fix some of the current problems. I feel bad giving it 1 star because it really is the least bad out there but lowering the overall rating of the plugin might be the only way to get these problems fixed. I will revise as soon as they are.
Good things about this plugin:
This plugin is good if you are running a vanilla install of WordPress with the default twenty fourteen theme. Even in that scenario, there are little things that hint at the depth of how awkward/screwed up the code architecture is on the backend:
Anyway, The Events Calendar plugin is the least bad events plugin out there. So I'm living with it for now. It seems like they have a strong development team so I'm hoping all of these issues will be addressed in a 4.0 release.
After installing the plugin it would constantly lead to database connection errors. I don't know why but after deinstalling everything went back to normal. I was running virtue theme. Posted in support forum but did not get an answer. When it works I think it is a great plugin but with the problem I cannot recommend it.
The plugin is nice but beware, it's not compatible with WPML and with no way to have it behave well in a multilingual site. Also, the free support is not worth much - I have had a lot of free plugins where the support was much better. They don't provide you with much help at all, unless you have bought the pro calendar - most of it is cookie answers telling you to look at their documentation. Very dissapointed, as if it had been compatible with WPML, I would have gladly bought their upgrades.
This plugin broked my entire site.I could not find a solution for 2 weeks and like i saw the problem that i have was from old versions of this plugin and nobody fixed it.
I downloaded this and all was fine for a while - but then I realised that the Events Calendar Pro plugin had broken my wordpress back end and was preventing me from changing any of the widgets. By deactivating the plugin, I could access widgets but then didn't have access to any of the advanced features I'd paid for, like recurring events.
I completely deleted everything and started again, re-entering several hundred events - and it happened again, on my new server, after a week or two.
Support were friendly, but basically useless, as they couldn't work out why it was happening, and didn't put much effort into getting to the bottom of it.
Avoid a lot of trouble and disappointment, and don't believe a word of their strapline. It's not beautiful, solid or awesome. Trust me, don't download this calendar.
This is a poor product, with poor support. You have to pay for any sort of support, whether or not it is their fault. DO NOT USE THIS!!! MORE PROBLEMS THAN SOLUTIONS!!!