The Events Calendar is a carefully crafted, extensible plugin that lets you easily share your events. Beautiful. Solid. Awesome.
documentation and videos are basic at best ... I'm on to find something more user friendly
If you are a novice or average user don't try to go outside the boundaries of a basic installation using a simple theme. You should be fine and you will like the plugin. But if you need to customize parts you might get stuck because the documentation on their website seems to be written for expert coders and not average users. You might think if you pay for an upgrade to the Pro version support will be better. But that only allows you to post in the forum on the website and that doesn't guarantee an answer or help. They do warn you it could take up to 48 hours for an answer, even longer when they all take a team trip to a tropical location. Documentation feels like it is scattered all over the place and it can be difficult to navigate when trying to work out even a small issue. It could be a really great plugin if more attention was paid to organising related documentation and support. One star for a great concept. One star for working well before modification. My two cents.
I purchased the pro version mostly for the recurring event functionality, but its limitations have caused me hours of work and re-edits, plus the other options are very limited and not at all intuitive. Not worth the cost.
Everything seems to be fine but the drop down menu for venues and countries is stuck and it's very annoying to post a new event with the drop down menu hiding other fields.
not working with multilanguage (it translates permalinks)
month view with few bugs: IE by default October is open, navlink to october and december... (november missing)
I like the plugin, I think it looks cool and works very well in many ways.
Two problems, though:
1) I am stuck with the list widget though.
The widget generates a dead link instead of linking to the calendar page. I have been trying to get some support on this, but apparently "it is out of the scope of the support forum".
I am puzzled, all I did was putting the list widget in my home page, it is a straight forward process and list works fine, however, if you click on "upcoming events", which should let you see the calendar, you find yourself in a "Page does not exist" dead end.
Considered all the cool feats, I find this lapse kinda odd.
Dead links plus no support... I give this 2 stars and might have to remove the plugin and use something else.
2) There was another fix that I needed to make to the plugin, this was more a customization. I wanted the end times to not show. Support was able to help me only in the single event view. Unfortunately both the calendar and the list vies still show end times... I don't want to set end times to all the events, sometimes you only want to show the START time only.
At the beginning I was considering to buy the PRO version of the plugin, but from the way support approached the issues I was bringing up I sense it is not a good investment.
Bottom line is I don't want my visitors to reach "page does not exist" screens, it is not good web designing. The plugin is free, but it would still be nice to have some support on the forum.
For something simple like recurring events the PRO version ($$$) is needed. That is a pity, because the plug in looks nice. But first I want to see if it works before donate...
Disappointed in the 3.0 upgrade. Lots of bugs, specifically with the Previous Events links. I haven't been able to find a fix that doesn't require me purchasing the Pro version for support or knowing a lot of PHP to fix it.
Good plugin, but the free version is very difficult to customize. Support is vague and points you to the Pro version for many questions.
Maybe I'll revise this review if I can get the plugin to work the way I would like it to. As it is, I'm frustrated at the difficulty of customizing it.
First, I found their support to be VERY responsive. They answered all my questions quickly, even if I didn't like the answer. They never left me hanging.
The free version of version 2.x is nice, but missing so many features and it's difficult to style. There is pretty good documentation on their site if you are a "do-it-yourself" person, but it still isn't easy. Of course, this is a business venture, so you'd expect that to be the case.
However, while their Pro version does a LOT more and is easier to style, they opted to go with both a paid Pro version AND add-on modules to stick it to you for more money. I'd rather either buy just the features I need or pay one lump sum for all features... not get stuck paying for both.
And even with all of their add-on modules, they still only do what all the other Calendar plugins do. There's nothing really unique that sets them apart and makes you want to buy theirs over a competitor. At least not without trying them all first.
And if you do end up using their plugin, you're stuck with it... There's no ability to export data and when I asked about it, they said they were adding export support "as a paid add-on".
But, as I mentioned initially, they are there when you have questions/problems and that counts for a LOT.
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