Plugin Reviews

WP Meetup

WP Meetup fetches event information from Meetup.com and creates posts for each event.

Average Rating
3.1 out of 5 stars
Brilliant! Super easy to integrate my meetup group with a WP site! 4.5 stars!
By , for WP 4.2.2

If you want to connect a WP site with a Meetup.com site, this was a breeze. It was an easy install and I used the shortcodes and in seconds I had calendars and widgets on my pages!

If you have a SINGLE meetup group and want it integrated into one web site where you have the branding with one website address, this would work very well for you. My only issue was that I have only one meetup group and it kept printing my meetup group name with all the events (this would be overkill even if I didn't have an extra long group name); it doesn't do this on the calendar, but it does do this on the list view and the widgets.

If you have MULTIPLE meetup groups and want them integrated in one location, this plug-in site looks like it would be brilliant. I can't figure out why you would want this though, if you had multiple meetup groups and you wanted everything in one place (from the members standpoint) it seems like you'd make it one meetup group (unless they are in multiple groups, they can't sign up for them anyways). If you managed multiple meetup groups this seems like it'd be super useful to you as a private site.

The widgets worked great too! Not sure when I'd use the calendar one (with no details) but the list view looked/worked well (other than repeating the group name).

I'd like a little more control over how long the entries in the list/description format are. You've got an option for location or no location, I wouldn't mind a short location (city, state); it'd be nice for people to know approximately how far something is before clicking for more information. There are lots of options in the settings and for the shortcodes (which I believe is still pretty new).

It looks like it's supposed to build pages so they could see the whole event description on it's own WordPress page, but I kept getting "too many redirects" errors; I'm not even sure if I need this feature, I think I just want it to go to the meetup group (which is the other option and works great) I saw this work on other sites, so it might be something in my config (but I have very little running on the site I tested it on and I pulled everything non-standard out of my .htaccess file), this was not a fresh install but it was running the latest WP version.

I can see it DID pull all my events/content in from meetup (wasn't certain due to the error) and I can see them all on the front page like individual blog posts (when I turn on "Would you like Events to appear on your homepage?") and they look beautiful, better than meetup, with formatting / images (not the YouTube embeds), but they don't seem to be in any particular order (even old events); maybe if I used this from day one and it pulled in events as the group grew it would be better (but it's not like I'm going to schedule things in chronological order, I'm going to schedule something in October and then squeeze something in September).

FYI, if it wasn't for the part that gave me problems, i.e. if it wasn't supposed to have that feature, I'd give it 5 stars for everything it does do fine and for ease of use.

They have free forums (I saw quality support answers in there) and also offer paid support and installation. I was just testing this for a future group that I want a site and I will use this plug-in.

It doesn't work on a fresh wordpress install
By , for WP 4.2.2

I just installed wordpress, everything it set up correctly. Chose a theme, and just happened to choose this plugin as my first plugin install.

Instant 500 internal server error upon activation.

Less than one star - does not work
By , for WP 4.2.2

Do not even bother.
Waste of time, waste of time, waste of time.

needed minor adjustments
By , for WP 4.1.1

I am only using the list view of the plugin. Two things i had to adjust before i could use it:

- Dateformat: Please use the default wordpress date format setting (or at least make it configurable), that would make things easier as we don't use AM/PM in Europe.
- Localization: My whole Page is in German, so i had to make changes to the Plugin files to translate the "Read More" Link and the "Held by.." Strings. Maybe make this configurable as well?

Works for me
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I would like to cross month boundaries - like a four week rolling calendar.
Although I've been programming most of my life, I am new to WordPress and it was trés easy to add this plugin.

Doesn't work. Don't bother
By , for WP 4.1.1

They are just trying to get you to purchase their support. It is a waste of your time.

Best I've seen
By , for WP 4.1

Not perfect, but the best we've seen.


Still Broken
By , for WP 4.1.1

I have lost the Calendar widget, the plugin is pulling events in and displaying them as posts in the date order they were pulled from Meetup. The query options filter is also no longer working, so past events are randomly mixed into the list and the results are not limited to the date parameters.

I have tried various edits of the updated shortcodes, but none of the changes restored the way the results should be displayed.

such potential!
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does weird stuff. i ask it to only list 5 future events, which it does, in the wrong order starting with furthest away first. them jumps to December and lists everything. giving up for now.

Does it work with WP 4.0? Doesn't seem to.
By , for WP 4.0

I installed this plugin and set the API key but that's as far as I can go.

When I attempt to a group using a URL like ( http://www.meetup.com/some-meetup-group/ ) I get conflicting messages. Ex: "Groups have been added." and "Please enter a correct group urlname." And the groups list says "No groups have been added yet".

Some assistance would be welcome.

EDIT: Found the answer: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/group-url-not-submitting?replies=7#post-6014249

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