Events Planner


Events Planner is a next generation Event Registration Plugin, built with standard WordPress tools (Custom Post Types, Custom Fields, Options), making it extremely powerful and flexible.

New in version 1.3.2

  • Confirmation emails to the registrant and the admin, date and time formatting ….
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New in version 1.3

  • Downloadable list of registrations (status, payment info, attendees, regis field responses…) in CSV format, AJAX powered quick info access to Registration and Payment Info, better available space calculations….
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New in version 1.2

  • Registration activated. Use Events Planner to accept registrations for Free and Paid events (using PayPal ExpressCheckout).
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New in version 1.1

  • Use theme templates (samples provided) to change the look and content of the event list, individual event, location, organization pages.
  • Use custom event template tags to include event specific information on your event pages.
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List of features

  • All the data is stored in WordPress tables (post, post meta, options…) No custom tables are used. As such, the plugin is powerful enough to let you add and
    retrieve any type of information that you would like to associate with the events. With the tools in the Pro version, you don’t have to wait for us to make changes to the data structure. You
    will be able to do it yourself, easily and safely.
  • You can use custom templates and custom Events Planner template tags for displaying event details. In the Pro version, you will have the option to select a different template for each event, and create your own.
  • Can be extended using custom hooks and configurations. Use filters to add fields and meta boxes to any section of the plugin. -Pro
  • Coming Soon, with the help of an extender plugin, the ability to modify all the views and styles that come with the plugin. -Pro

Inside Each Event

  1. Have unlimited number of days. You can use the Recurrence Helper for previewing and creating the dates.
  2. Create unlimited times
  3. Create unlimited prices/tickets
  4. Allow the user to register for only one day.
  5. Allow the user to register for one or more days. -Pro
  6. Register the user for all the days in your event. -Pro
  7. Register the user for a class/course with multiple days and use the recurrence helper to show a calendar of the course. -Pro
  8. Allow the user to register more than one person.
  9. Create unlimited forms and collect any information that you would like from the ticket buyer (and optionally, from additional attendees).
  10. and more…

If the user chooses to register for more than one day

  1. Allow the user to select the same time for all the days
  2. Allow the user to select different time for each day that they choose -Pro
  3. Allow the user to select the same price for all the days
  4. Choose if the prices apply to the whole event or each day
  5. Allow the user to select different price for each day that they choose -Pro
  6. Control available spaces per day (event, time or price in pro).

Accept Payments

  1. Create unlimited payment profiles. This means that you can have multiple settings for each gateway.
  2. Inside each event, you can select which account the payment goes to and pick and choose which payment methods the user can use.
  3. Current payment choices: PayPal ExpressCheckout (in the Lite version). Check, PayPal Pro (Direct Payments), PayPal Payfow Pro, AIM and SIM, FirstData e3, Stripe, USAePay, Moneris Canada and USA, RedSys in the Pro version. More on the way.

Manage Locations

  1. Create unlimited event locations. As this is also a custom post type, you can create your own templates and use the custom template tags.

Manage Organizations

  1. Create and manage unlimited organizations and inside each event, select which organization is hosting the event.

Manage Registration Forms

  1. Use the AJAX powered form manager to easily create and use as many forms as you would like.
  2. Inside each form, you can sort the order of the fields.
  3. Inside each event, you can choose which forms to use to collect the registration information from the ticket buyer (and optionally, the other attendees).

Accept Registrations

  1. All the registration information is stored in a custom post type.
  2. The user will go through a process similar to a shopping cart (i.e. select event > select event options > enter registration info > see overview > pay > done).
  3. Along with the registration data, you will see the payment information inside the post.
  4. You can create new registrations and modify them from inside the WordPress admin -Pro.

Some features being worked on right now

Please let us know about your needs

  • Notification manager for creating unlimited notification types and use notification tags to include information in the email body.
  • Comprehensive Discount manager
  • Various AJAX calendar widgets

Again, please let us know about your needs


  • Event Management Page
  • Form Builder
  • Registration Page Overview


  1. Upload events-planner to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Create a new page and place [events_planner] shortcode in there
  4. Go to Events Planner > Settings and make selections
  5. Go to Events Planner > Form Manager and create some fields and forms. By default, the Ticket buyer form configurations are installed.
  6. Go to Events Planner > Organizations and create one or more organizations that will be hosting the event.
  7. Go to Events Planner > Payment Profiles and create payment profiles.
  8. Go to Events Planner > Locations and create locations for the events.
  9. Go to Events Planner > Categories and create some event categories.


Please visit our Support Center and ask us anything about the plugin.


Excellent value for money

Within an hour I had the plugin installed, events, presenters, locations, prices and discounts set up, all displaying in an UpComing Training page on our site, with registration tested.

I had a question over changing a font size and Abel provided the custom css within the day and it worked first time in the customer css field.

You have to respect good design that works.

Amazing Plugin! Fantastic Support!

This plugin is truly amazing! It has allowed me to streamline our registration system and is now saving me tons of time! It integrates with Stripe and is highly customizable! And to top it off WP Event Planner has the best technical support I have ever experienced! Thank you so much!

Great Plugin – AWESOME support

The plugin works great and the support is even better. Even though I’m using the lite (free) version support was within hours.. not days or weeks and was spot on.
You can’t go wrong with this Event Planner.

Best plugin I have ever used.

Best plugin I have ever used. If I ever had a question, no matter how lame, Abel, the contact guy for this well supported plugin, has always been there to answer my questions. The pricing is perfect. The product is intuitive. Abel is a bright guy that knows his stuff. He’s accessible in a reasonable time (it’a a popular plugin and he has to answer a million questions after all). He is genuinely invested in making sure you are happy with this product. For all the help he has given me I hope this review pulls in at least one more customer for this plugin.

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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Fixed, only 10 locations were visible in the location dropdown when editing an event.
  • Tweaked some name constants.


  • Changed .handle to .epl_handle CSS rule name to eliminate conflict in WP admin.
  • Fixed, when a time is not setup for an event, the times section will not be visible in the event list and confirmation page.
  • Fixed, when a value is setup for dropdown, radio or checkbox fields in Form manager, it was not coming through to the exported file.


  • Put in a fix for j F, Y and jS F, Y date format (strtotime() does not work correctly on these date formats).


  • Changed the email header to UTF-8.
  • Escaping add_query_arg output.


  • Fixed get_the_location_website() template tag.
  • Fixed the location display in the event list.
  • Fixed, more strict errors.
  • Removed the border radius from the cart containers.
  • Fixed Help section links.

  • Fixed pass-by-reference issues for PHP 5.4+

  • Fixed PayPal express checkout “Duplicate transaction …” error.
  • Made it so the payment method radio is automatically selected when a user ends up in the cart.

  • Switched to using WP jQuery UI lib. files as the old one that was in the plugin was throwing a jQuery error (prevented widget dragging). Plugin use now requires WP 3.3+


  • Fixed 2 instances of wpdb::prepare() due to changes in WP 3.5. Was throwing a PHP warning.
  • Fixed a jQuery outerHeight issue. Have to use outerHeight(true) now.


  • Fixed CSV export for dropdown fields


  • Added confirmation email to registrant and admin
  • Added empty date check to the cart
  • Added empty quantity check to the cart
  • Fixed the slashes on labels
  • Fixed recurrence helper year overlap issue
  • Added organization email
  • Better data sanitizer
  • Masked PayPal API password and signature as password


  • Added CAD and EUR to the currency list in the Settings. Adjusted the gateway files for the change.
  • Added an option to PayPal ExpressCheckout to select the PayPal landing page (login or credit card).
  • Fixed the register button link in the template files.


  • Downloadable CSV of event registration info.
  • AJAX snapshots of registration and payment info.
  • Hardened available space calculation.
  • Ability to exclude org. info form the event list.
  • Fixed a few php notices.


  • Activated registration process.


  • Added Help section
  • Added Theme Template Support
  • Added custom template tags for locations and organizations
  • Fixed some minor bugs


  • Hello World