The Events Calendar is a carefully crafted, extensible plugin that lets you easily share your events. Beautiful. Solid. Awesome.
I run a community page which informs our audience about events and deals going on around town. We post many events on any given day. We'd like people to be able to view all our new posts and events in one feed--which we were able to do. However because the events default to show on the date they are held, instead of the date psoted, we are unable to use any of the events on our email lists and RSS feeds. It doesn't pick up the events until the day they are happening (not the date posted), so it is virtually useless as a tool to inform the community (via an RSS feed or email summary) about upcoming events. This is very frustrating, and we have been unable to get any answers about how to remedy this problem. It would be nice if posts and events could also somehow share categories. This would allow our users to look up events and posts ny, say, City rather than having to check both places. I was hoping to install a program that would allow me to post things just once (rather than as a post and an event), but because of the RSS porblem we are forced to duplicate our work.
I do, however, really like the events lay out on the page in the View mode. I like that you can feature a picture with each event, also. I have not found another events calendar that I like as much from an aestetic standpoint. So, while it doesn't completely meet our needs, I still enjoy enough aspects of the program to rate it 3 stars.
very stable events plugin, one of the best out there and worth investing into, if you want to scale up or extend with functionality.
Overall, it's a nice Calendar.
1st) A shorctcode Option is missing so I can pull in events into other pages.
2nd) It does not work real well with my Theme without jumping through some hoops.
3rd) I tried the widget. It speckled the Bullet over the entire widget.
After reviewing 3 other Calendar apps, this one seems the closed to what I need. I will probably keep it and deal with the issues.
Thank you for the calendar. Very nice calendar. Only negative point is - in the normal version of The Events Calendar is no function for repeating events (Frequency)! In my opinion, this function should be the default in the free version, since it is very standard feature. In the PRO version, and so quite different extended functionality. Would be an ideal calendar of events if added to the free version of repetition of the events (Frequency)!
Sorry for the translation, but my native language is Spanish. The plugin meets all my needs, or nearly all; loads when the events as a "month" charged events of the month, but when you give the following month no load, if switching to list mode or if charging day but the view that interested me is the month view mode. I have already tried with different templates, including original WordPress and the problem persists.
They can check on this page: [ link redacted, please do not post links in reviews ]
I hope you can give me an answer, best regards.
Would be good to have more presets also
After updating from 3.4.1 to 3.5 all the entry titles disappeared from the entire site. So downgraded to 3.4.1.
This calendar got great reviews, and looked great - exactly what I was looking for. After installing it, however, I found a few limitations that proved too much to overcome for me. The biggest issue for me is that recurring events are only available in the PRO version...for $65. I am designing a site for a non-profit orchestra program, and $65 is just too much for the client's price range. I didn't even pay $65 for the theme I chose (Modular by MySiteMyWay), and I'm not willing to do so for a plugin. I needed the recurring events because the organization has rehearsals every Monday, and I wasn't about to make them enter a new event for each Monday they had rehearsal. This was the deal-breaker for me.
Another problem I ran into, like many other users, was that this plugin conflicted with my theme. I had the same jQuery issue as many on the support forum: the next and previous month buttons didn't work without a page refresh. I tracked this to the PrettyPhoto script my theme was using. I had this 90% resolved until I realized I would have to pay for the plugin to have recurring events.
In short, a nice plugin, but not worth the price for my situation. I went with All-In-One Event Calendar instead.
I really didn't like the way this plugin completely over-wrote my existing events page without asking; also altered the page layout by removing sidebars.
It's probably OK if you're an experienced WP user.
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