The Events Calendar is a carefully crafted, extensible plugin that lets you easily share your events. Beautiful. Solid. Awesome.
there is a problem, with choosing the preview I can just see the simple preview, also when I choose Events template and choose my own templae it don't show up, it's much easier if you provide a simple shortcode, So I can echo it on the page.
But I can only go by how functional this is with the Headway theme, and the answer is... not very.
Individual events show up fine and with loads of option and easily styled but I cannot get the events calendar itself to show up. The Events Calendar just replicates the site's Index page - whether that is customised or using it's own shared layout. It will show if the Index page has a content block but it also shows all the other layout as well - sliders, wrappers etc.
The Events slug isn't a page/post/category or anything else that can be detected or edited with Headway.
First off, I would like to say that this Calendar plugin is AWESOME. And it is very easy to use. So why the low score? Because you can't make money from event submissions. Which is a shame. I'm trying to make a site for nightclub/event promoters, and I needed a way to collect revenue from event submissions instead of ticket sells. And it turns out that this feature has been requested over two years ago and "it's still only in review". So go with Time.ly if you need this feature. If you don't need this feature, then you're in the right place... Maybe???
...but not so great for a multi-user blog.
this plugin insists on giving the 'contributor' role full permissions over the events calender. that guy that you trust only so far as to submit pages for you to proofread and publish? he will be given full carte blanche to add/edit/delete your events and event managers. think you will get around this by using a permissions editor addon and revoking permissions? nice try, tribal will not allow you to edit perms in any manner.
for this reason i found this addon completely unusable, although i concede that it would pretty nifty if youre the only person with perms higher than 'subscriber'.
Can't change very simple settings like font or turning off hyperlinks (if even possible) without very convoluted code and certainly not for any beginner. Almost no customization available
So, I run an internal news site for the company where I work. Included on this site is a calendar. When I first started using this event calendar, I immediately included the holidays for the next three months, hoping to get the rest of the year in as I went.
Unfortunately I recently started inputting more of the holidays. Granted, this is a lot of information for one calendar as it is a global company. However, it was only after finally having gotten through October, November, and almost all of the Christmas holidays that suddenly all the holidays except those in July just disappeared.
Now I get to start over again.
A+ this Calendar plugin is AWESOME. It's feature complete, uses all the native goodness in WordPress core, generates perfectly clean and useful output and does that all while respecting how WordPress actuall works.
This blows WP-Calendar out the water, like big time. STAY AWESOME!
just bought the pro version. not worth the money at all. a couple of extra views and some terrible implementation of extra fields.
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.
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