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All-in-One Event Calendar

A calendar system with many views, upcoming events widget, color-coded categories, recurrence, and import/export of .ics feeds.

36 reviews
Average Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars
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Was good, but...
By , for WP 4.5.3

After signing to Timely Network Import feeds no longer works :(

Has potential, but is seriously flawed.
By , for WP 4.5.2

Potentially this is a good plug-in with enough features to make it useful to most users.
But it has a major flaw - it cannot read no implement the correct timezone. For example, this means that - whatever the settings - it displays times in the Central European timezone as 1 (winter) or 2 (summer) hours in advance thus an event at 09:00 is displayed as starting at 07:00.

It's OK, but not great
By ,

I originally bought this to list simple events and link to a facebook page. No end of problems with the facebook plugin (caused by facebook). ANyhow, Timely then stopped supporting the FB plugin. Then last year they discontinued support for the plugin itself as they moved to a new version and I am no longer entitled to updates. Poor customer service!

This plugin has serious issues
By , for WP 3.7.1

This plugin came with two sites that a new client has had developed by another party early 2014. I moved the sites over to a better hostingserver and corrected some strange setups made by the original developer.

Some months after the move client made some edits and after that one of the sites went offline. Error reporting lead to AIO EC. After deactivating the plugin the site went back online.
Also at some point I experienced the plugin using a lot of server memory.

Recently I discovered that one of the site creates several cache files with 465kB size a day taking up hundreds of Mb's diskspace.

On both occassions the support from TimeLy was poor. The respons on the first issue (july 2014) was something like "well thats your problem when you work with the older WP and plugin version". Later on they did respond with understanding but did not help.
On the second issue there was no response at all.

I advised the client to update. (current versions WP 3.7.1 and AIO EC with 2.1.9 and on the other site 2.2.1) And I honestly, having experienced the prior issues, only will take this on with great caution (backing up and testing on a staging server before updating the live sites) which will take time to do so.
Problem is that the client does not have the funds to have WP and plugin of the sites updated.

Based on my experience with this plugin and the poor support I would never advice a client to use this plugin.

Perhaps the latest plugin with the latest WP version works well but I only have negative experiences with All in one Event Calendar.

PS: The increase in the number of recent reviews are the result of the plugin builder asking users to give it a 5 star rating. There is nothing wrong with that but should be mentioned here.

Don't use it if you don't need to
By ,

This plugin gives you several nice designs and a lot of useful features, e. g. importing the calendar partially into another website on a category and keyword basis.
But it's no fun to use it.
1. It is buggy and the team is not interested in the slightest to remove even heavy bugs. They are handed over from version to version.
2. You almost can rely on having trouble with your wordpress installation after an update.
3. Prices for support and addons are rediculous.

So if you have an alternative - use it.

Great Plugin But... Why force subscriptions?
By , for WP 4.4.1

I'm looking for a good calendar option & this could be the one, except that I think it's total BS to charge an annual rate for a add-on. I have no issue paying for a good plugin, but I'm not looking for a long term relationship here. Drop, the annuals & it's another story.

Nice plugin but timezones are cumbersome and painful
By , for WP 4.3.1

even though my site operates in a single state and all visitors are also from the same state, apparently I am required still to set a timezone for the plugin and a timezine for every event that is created.

The program should be smart enough to see what timeezone the website is set to and use that as the default...

I found this out by creating events on a community website and then getting calls about programs that were scheduled to run during the day but the calendar was publishing them for 9PM at night?

Very Buggy, I hope they provide an update soon...
By , for WP 4.3.1

I remember this plugin being great when I first used it a couple years ago, but it has become extremely buggy.

First and foremost, Google Maps don't work. There's an empty space where the map should be, but it won't show up in any browser. This issue occurs across multiple themes.

Also, events in the Agenda view often don't expand when clicked. The user has to reload the page, sometimes multiple times, in order for it to work.

Hopefully an update will be released soon that will fix these issues.

German translation missing
By , for WP 4.3.1

There are no translations in the /language directory.

Buggy
By , for WP 4.2.3

Too buggy now. Used to be easier in earlier versions. Move on! Trust me...

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