The Events Calendar is a carefully crafted, extensible plugin that lets you easily share your events. Beautiful. Solid. Awesome.
It is a good plugin but fix the error 404 Not Found in page title is tedious and has problems with plugins like https://wordpress.org/plugins/restrict-widgets/.
I attempted to update today and got the following:
Updating Plugin The Events Calendar (1/1) Downloading update from https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/the-events-calendar.3.9.2.zip… Unpacking the update… Installing the latest version… Removing the old version of the plugin… Plugin update failed. An error occurred while updating The Events Calendar: Could not remove the old plugin.
And when I went back to my plugins page, it was completely gone. I had to reinstall it.
I was looking for a replacement of the All-in-One Event Calendar and decided on The Events Calendar. My initial testing was very positive. Placing it into production shed light on a performance issue that made the plugin useless.
It seems to be related to recurring events. I was experiencing page loads and spinning wheels for 7-12 seconds. My calendar consists of 50+ recurring events that run weekly for a 9 month span. 75+ regular events.
In searching the TEC forums for "slow" returned a few customers reporting the same thing in the current release. None with a viable solution to the problem. One provided a link to an TEC provided add-on that will be incorporated in a later version. I have not had the cycles to test it, so I do not have a benchmark.
I also saw a recent blog and forum posting with regards to Shenandoah University. Upon visiting the site mentioned, it too has recurring events and page loads that seem slow and a 13 second spinning wheel when advancing months.
I understand the server/host requirements and its relevance to performance. However, I am running a calendar solution in the exact scenario without performance issues.
It was a $65 product evaluation only to find out it will not work in my case.
I give the product a rating of 3 stars. It is a beautiful product with great features, but the performance is where my rating takes the hit.
I have hopes that v4 will improve on performance and will re-evaluate the product.
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
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