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The Events Calendar

The Events Calendar is a carefully crafted, extensible plugin that lets you easily share your events. Beautiful. Solid. Awesome.

20 reviews
Average Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
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It's OK, but not great
By , for WP 4.2.4

Too many issues to make it work correctly. Lots of information on the forums, but little real advice or solutions from the developer. Too much...Oh it's a theme issue, and no real solutions. But of course you can pay for premium support.

Guess I can't really complain...after all, it's a free version....Next!

Good intentions, bad results, zero suport
By , for WP 4.2.4

Looking to the entire suite of "events calendar", reading descriptions, etc, you will say... wow. BUT (yes, is a big one)...
Are a lot of conditions to make it work, a lot of restrictions related to the rest of wordpress themes or plugins. More, suport is in fact almoust ZERO.
I bought pro version and i tried to use it with multilanguage suport (prolang plugin). When i contacted "tribe" i got the answer "is your fault. disable polilang". As result i bought... nothing.
After more than one year, tribe anounce together with late updates that they solve the issue with multilanguage Quite funny.

My advice: test first JUST free version and MAYBE later try to buy. As i said, as functionalities is ok, but with the rest...
Ah, i forgot: codex is another big mess. Don't count on it.

many options are not working
By , for WP 4.2.2

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.

Want to give it 5 stars...
By , for WP 4.2.2

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.

Can't make money from events submissions
By , for WP 4.1.1

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???

Not a bad plugin for a solo author
By , for WP 4.1.1

...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'.

Real simple things made nearly impossible
By , for WP 4.1

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

Changed rating to two stars
By , for WP 4.3

After using this plugin for about 7 months I can firmly say that the support is heavily lacking. No support for permalinks or a good SEO strategy for recurring events. Does just a tiny bit out of the box, and then you have to buy 10,000 add-ons to really make it worthwhile.

The support forums are the worst. If I hadn't made money of off this plugin it would be one-star. Plenty of unanswered support threads, or closed threads where the solution was not provided or user says "Ok it's fixed" - that's not resolved for others with this issue.

There are things it should do by default that it doesn't do, IE, if you pull a Facebook event, automatically use the Facebook event URL as the Event link. This should be pretty cut & dry... otherwise the event has no LINK. That is not a good behaviour by default.

Really loved it... until months of work disappeared.
By , for WP 4.0

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.

this blows WP-Calendar out the water, but pro version sucks
By , for WP 4.0

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!

// update

just bought the pro version. not worth the money at all. a couple of extra views and some terrible implementation of extra fields.

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