BuddyPress Simple Events


A simple Events plugin for BuddyPress or the BuddyBoss Platform.
This plugin allows members to create, edit and delete Events from their profile.


  • provides a tab on each members’ profile for front-end creation, editing and deletion
  • has an option to use the Google Places API for creating locations
  • has an option ro use Google Maps to show Event location
  • creates a custom post type called ‘event’
  • uses WP and BP templates that can be overloaded
  • includes a widget

It does NOT have:

  • ticketing
  • calendars – BUT should work with any WP Calendar that supports assigning custom post types
  • recurring events

If you would like support for…

  • search
  • a map showing all Events
  • a Settings screen for Map options
  • an end Date
  • Images
  • an Attending button
  • an option for assignment to a Group

… then you may be interested in BuddyPress Simple Events Pro

For more plugins, please visit PhiloPress


  • Shows the front-end Create an Event screen on a member profile
  • Shows the Dashboard > Settings screen


  1. Upload the zip on the Plugins > Add screen in wp-admin

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

  3. Go to Settings -> BP Simple Events and enter your Google Maps API Key. If you don’t have a Key – See the FAQ


Do I need a Google Maps API Key?

Yes, if you select to use that option. If you need help, read this tutorial Google Maps API Key

I created a future event but it shows only in Archive folder

This is due to a difference between English and European preference re date format.

The fix is simple.
Open this file in a text editor:

Find: dateFormat: ‘DD, MM d, yy’

For Europe, change it to: dateFormat: ‘dd-mm-yy’ Or whatever you prefer

You will then need to :
* upload the edited events.js file
* clear your browser cache ( just the files ) to insure that the js file reloads
* edit any existing Events and reset the date

MultiSite support?


Calendar support?

Yes – if the Calendar supports assigning custom post types

Can I remove the option to assign a Category ?

Yes, by using the filter hook.
Place this function in your theme > functions.php

    function pp_events_category_filter( $args ) {
        $args = array( "child_of" => -1 );
        return $args;
    add_filter( "event_cat_args_filter", "pp_events_category_filter", 1, 1 );


May 5, 2020
Using Pro version as I needed it for group events. Links with groups nicely and has notifications for the group creator when users are attending which is an awesome touch. Light weight and uncomplicated if you're looking for a simple events. Style as you please. Great support.
April 15, 2018
I created a thread in Forum but without help that is for not programmer. https://wordpress.org/support/topic/menubars-are-gone/ Also other threads with same issue waren't really supported. This plugin destroys the layout of my site. Kippis is really an easy and old theme. What a pity because Events could be a strong enrichment for Buddy Press 🙁
November 6, 2016
Shouldn't a programer be happy to receive some feedback about questioning, and finding problem, bug about their program? no , they don't , they think you are annoying... they think they have done perfect job already. checkout: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/downloading-issue-for-pro-version/ [ Personal attack redacted and title modified, careful. ]
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Contributors & Developers

“BuddyPress Simple Events” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • improve Activity entry for a new Event


  • add support for the BuddyBoss Platform
  • add an option to NOT use Google Maps and thereby avoid the required Google key
  • include missing gettext strings


  • fix bug: do not show Event tab on user profile if the user role cannot create Events


  • Fixes bug re removal of all assigned categories
  • Adds a filter hook for listing categories: ‘event_cat_args_filter’
  • Remove ‘Categories’ label from the screen if there are no assigned categories


  • Add support for Gutenberg


  • Tested with WP 5.0


  • Fix bug re the_content filter prevent conflicts in some themes.


  • Tweak the_content filter so that it does not conflict with some other plugins.


  • Change template loading process. Use filter on the_content rather than load full template. This should be more compat with themes.


  • Fix status when Event is restored from Trash, set to ‘publish’


  • Fix PHP Warning re incorrect function name in filter hook




  • fixed bug re timestampSave post_date as the Event Start date so that Calendar plugins can be used


  • Added requirement for Google Maps API Key


  • tested in WP 4.3


  • close the recent XSS vulnerability found in add_query_arg


  • fix bug in WP templates filter


  • typo in single template filter


  • Tested in WP 4.2 & BP, tweak subnav creation, replace template_redirect with template_include


  • Check if BP is activated


  • Use trash hook instead of delete hook for cleanup on Event deletion


  • Add multisite support, improved cleanup on trash


  • Add file missing from last release.


  • Refactored as a component.


  • Initial release.