WP Event Manager

Description

WP Event Manager is a lightweight, scalable and full-featured event management plugin for adding event listing functionality to your WordPress site. The shortcode lists all the events, it can work with any theme and is really easy to setup and customise. The settings pages let you select how you want the event displayed.

Free Plugin Features

  • Fully Responsive
  • Cross Browsers support ( Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera )
  • SEO Friendly & Compatible with SEO plugins.
  • Multilingual Translation – Internationalized Supported
  • Completely ajaxified for super smooth browsing
  • Add, manage, and categorise event listings using the familiar WordPress UI.
  • Searchable & filterable ajax powered event listings added to your pages via shortcodes.
  • Frontend forms for guests and registered users to submit & manage event listings.
  • Allow event listers to preview their listing before it goes live. The preview matches the appearance of a live event listing.
  • Each listing can be tied to an email or website address so that attendees can register to the events.
  • Searches also display RSS links to allow attendees to be alerted to new events matching their search.
  • Allow logged in organizers to view, edit, mark cancelled, or delete their active event listings.
  • RSS Feeds
  • Event categories
  • Easily create custom event field (e.g. dress code)
  • Assign event locations and view events by location
  • Widgets for Recents, Upcomming, Featured Events
  • Plenty of template tags and shortcodes for use in your posts and pages
  • Caching Support
  • Developer friendly code, Custom Post Types, endpoints & template files.
  • Singleton Javascript, Ajax & Save memory at client side.
  • Debug Mode for Developers
  • Actively maintained and supported
  • Lots of documentation and tutorials

The plugin comes with several shortcodes to output events in various formats, and since its built with Custom Post Types you are free to extend it further through themes.

Read more about WP Event Manager.

Documentation

Documentation for the core plugin and add-ons can be found on the docs site here. Please take a look before requesting support because it covers all frequently asked questions!

Add-ons

The core WP Event Manager plugin is free and always will be. It covers all functionality we consider ‘core’ to running a simple event listing site.

Additional, advanced functionality is available through add-ons. Not only do these extend the usefulness of the core plugin, they also help fund the development and support of core.

You can browse available add-ons after installing the plugin by going to Event Listings > Add-ons. Our popular add-ons include:

Pro Add-ons Plugin Features

  • Calendar
    It will let you display an event calendar that lists the upcoming events on your website. This is the most convenient way to display all your events based on the dates.
  • Google Maps
    It will integrate the feature of the search through maps and locations. It also enables proximity search on your website.
  • Registrations
    Allow attendees to register to events using a form & organizers to view and manage the registrations from their event dashboard.
  • WooCommerce Sell Tickets
    Sell tickets for your events and keep track of them. Event Sell Tickets addon runs on the most popular ecommerce system for WordPress powered by WooCommerce. Create multiple event tickets which can be purchased or redeemed during event submission. Requires the WooCommerce plugin.
  • Event Alerts
    Allow registered users to save their event searches and create alerts which send new events via email daily, weekly or fortnightly.
  • Bookmarks
    Attendees/User can bookmark events and organizer can bookmark attendees/user using Bookmarks Plugin. Only logged in users can bookmarks. User can give an note while bookmark and this note is optional.
  • Embeddable Event Widget
    Event Listing Owner (Organizer/User) can generate embed code using Embeddable Event Widget plugin. This embed code can display organizer's event listings wherever they use this code.
  • Sliders
    Use owl carousel and other type of sliders for your listings. The sliders are totally responsive.
  • Organizers
    Organizers add-on display grouped and alphabetized list of all the organizers.It also display total active events and total organizers.
  • Contact Organizer
    You can contact to the organizer via contact form. You can also create own email template for sending mail to organizer.
  • Emails
    You can create own email template for the user activity like Changes the default user registration email templates. When new user register then send mail with own defined template.
  • Event Tags
    Using the Event Tags plugin you can add a new event tags field to the submit process, show events filtered by tag via shortcodes, and add tag filtering to the standard events shortcode.
  • Google Analytics
    This Google Analytics plugin enables you to track your site using the latest Google Analytics tracking code and allows you to view key Google Analytics reports at your google analytics account.
  • Logs
    You can make enable or disable debugging and trace javascript and other files with this plugin.

Great Add-ons

You can get the above add-ons and several others at discount with our Great Add-ons. Take a look!

Contributing and reporting bugs

You can contribute code & localizations to this plugin via GitHub: https://github.com/ashokdudhat/wp-event-manager

Thanks to all of our contributors.

Support

Use the WordPress.org forums for community support where we try to help all users. If you spot a bug, you can log it (or fix it) on Support where we can act upon them more efficiently.

If you need help with one of our add-ons, please contact us.

If you want help with a customisation, please consider hiring a developer! http://jobs.wordpress.net/ is a good place to start.

Connect With US

To stay in touch and get latest update about WP Event Manager’s further releases and features, you can connect with us via:
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus
Linkedin
Pinterest
Youtube.

Screenshots

  • The submit Event Form.

  • Submit Event Preview.

  • A Single Event Listing.

  • Event Search Filters

  • Event Listing - Line Layout

  • Event Listing - Box Layout

  • Frontend - Event Dashboard.

  • Backend - Event Dashboard.

  • Add New Event From Backend - Admin Panel.

  • Add Event Type From Backend - Admin Panel.

  • Add Event Category From Backend - Admin Panel.

  • Event Listing Settings From Backend - Admin Panel.

  • Event Submission Settings From Backend - Admin Panel.

  • Event Page Settings From Backend - Admin Panel.

Installation

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t even need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install, log in to your WordPress admin panel, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type “WP Event Manager” and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found the plugin you can view details about it such as the the point release, rating and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by clicking Install Now.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading the plugin and uploading it to your web server via your favorite FTP application.

  • Download the plugin file to your computer and unzip it

  • Using an FTP program, or your hosting control panel, upload the unzipped plugin folder to your WordPress installation’s wp-content/plugins/ directory.

  • Activate the plugin from the Plugins menu within the WordPress admin.

Getting started

Once installed:

  1. Create a page called “events” and inside place the [events] shortcode. This will list your events.

  2. Create a page called “submit event” and inside place the [submit_event_form] shortcode if you want front-end submissions.

  3. Create a page called “event dashboard” and inside place the [event_dashboard] shortcode for logged in users to manage their listings.

Note when using shortcodes, if the content looks blown up/spaced out/poorly styled, edit your page and above the visual editor click on the ‘text’ tab. Then remove any ‘pre’ or ‘code’ tags wrapping your shortcode.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t even need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install, log in to your WordPress admin panel, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type “WP Event Manager” and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found the plugin you can view details about it such as the the point release, rating and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by clicking Install Now.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading the plugin and uploading it to your web server via your favorite FTP application.

  • Download the plugin file to your computer and unzip it

  • Using an FTP program, or your hosting control panel, upload the unzipped plugin folder to your WordPress installation’s wp-content/plugins/ directory.

  • Activate the plugin from the Plugins menu within the WordPress admin.

Getting started

Once installed:

  1. Create a page called “events” and inside place the [events] shortcode. This will list your events.

  2. Create a page called “submit event” and inside place the [submit_event_form] shortcode if you want front-end submissions.

  3. Create a page called “event dashboard” and inside place the [event_dashboard] shortcode for logged in users to manage their listings.

Note when using shortcodes, if the content looks blown up/spaced out/poorly styled, edit your page and above the visual editor click on the ‘text’ tab. Then remove any ‘pre’ or ‘code’ tags wrapping your shortcode.

How do I setup WP Event Manager?

View the getting installation and setup guide for advice getting started with the plugin. In most cases it’s just a case of adding some shortcodes to your pages!

Can I use WP Event Manager without frontend event submission?

Yes! If you don’t setup the [submit_event_form] shortcode, you can just post from the admin backend.

How can I customize the event submission form?

There are three ways to customize the fields in WP Event Manager;

  1. For simple text changes, using a localisation file or a plugin such as Say What.

  2. For field changes, or adding new fields, using functions/filters inside your theme’s functions.php file: Read more.

  3. Use a 3rd party plugin which has a UI for field editing.

If you’d like to learn about WordPress filters, here is a great place to start: Read more.

How can I be notified of new events via email?

If you wish to be notified of new postings on your site you can use a plugin such as Post Status Notifier.

Reviews

Great!

Good Plugin with some very good features for every Event Agency, Eventmannagement or for an City Guide!

Great Event Plugin and Excellent Support

I came across this plugin (free!) and its add-ons for my sports event startup. Worked around the free plugin for few days to see if it matches my website needs.

After testing the free plugin for few days and checking whether the support team is responsive to the my questions for the plugin.. all I can say is it looks amazing and promising to me.

The plugins amazing functionality and its superb user interface is something worth and a hard work of the team. I give it full 5 star to them as it’s the best event plugin till date.

I further look forward to their addons for my websites RSVP forms, gathering users data and maybe their ticket purchase feature.

Thank you.
Arshad

Awesome plugin!

Just what I was looking for.
This is a very handy plugin if you host events or serve as a big event website, even guests can add their own events!

Cannot order events by date!

You would think that the most basic function of an events plugin would allow you to order your events by the date that they occur. E.g., the event that happens next week shows first, and the event that happens in three weeks shows after that, and the event that is two months from now shows after that. Unfortunately this plugin does not do that, and when I brought this up to support, they could not help me do that (I’m still waiting for a helpful reply, weeks later). What happens is that the dates show in the order they were added! Who thought that was a good idea?

I didn’t stop there: I hired a WP developer to edit the function of the plugin so that it would work this way. Guess what? He reported that after working on it for hours he could not get that to work, and that the plugin is poorly coded.

I’m now looking for an events plugin that includes this very basic functionality.

Impressed! Feature rich plugin with endless customization options.

WP Event Manager is first of all super easy to use. I had it up and running in a matter of minutes. But it also has a lot of customization options. The field editor is really awesome! You can basically change/add/remove any field that you see on the back-end and front-end event submission forms. This allows you to build something tailored specifically for your event.

The developers are very generous as the number of options in the free version of this plugin will surprise you. Definitely take it for a spin!

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Event Manager” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“WP Event Manager” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

2.2

  • Fixed – Taxonomy conflict with custom fields fixed.

2.1

  • Fixed – Field value not showing in backend.
  • Added – Field editor compatiblity with taxonomy.

2.0

  • Fixed – Expired listing issue fixed on events shortcode.
  • Fixed – Organizer logo MIME Type error.
  • Fixed – POT file and some string improved.
  • Fixed – Organizer section css improved.
  • Fixed – Improved cashe helper and expiry date

1.9

  • Added – GUI form field editor added.
  • Fixed – Some CSS tweeks.

1.8

  • Fixed – Preview and expired status in admin panel issue fixed.
  • Fixed – Expired events removed from seo indexing.
  • Fixed – Google map api issue solved.
  • Fixed – Geocodding API improved.
  • Fixed – Rss feed problem solved

1.7

  • Fixed – Google api issue fixed.
  • Fixed – Some string tweaks.

1.6

  • Fixed – Start date validation issue.
  • Fixed – Set organizer logo as event featured image.
  • Fixed – CSS tweeks.

1.5

  • Fixed – Fixed Watch video button blue color removed..
  • Fixed – Fixed Auto categories and types re-activate plugin problem.
  • Fixed – Fixed css problem with theme.
  • Fixed – Fixed jQuery Deserialize – vendor assign js file.

1.4

  • Fixed – Sort by date problem for event listing and widgets.

1.3

  • Fixed – Widget (Recent,Upcomming and Featured Events) Sort by date.

1.2

  • Fixed – Improve WPML compatibility.
  • Fixed – Add an implicit whitelist for API requests.
  • Fixed – Taxonomy search conditions.
  • Fixed – Admin Addon page addon listing.
  • Added – Allow event types to be optional, just like categories.
  • Added – Add get_event_listing_types filter.
  • Added – Various date format setting improvements.
  • Added – Pass search values filter.
  • Added – Multiple event type and category settings.
  • Added – Admin notification added for showcase and rating.

1.1

  • Fixed – Tweak settings page.
  • Fixed – Tweak css updated.

1.0

  • First stable release.