There are many plugins for running events in WordPress. But finding good one can be difficult. I stumbled on a plugin called EventOn – WordPress Event Calendar Plugin.
What’s really great with this plugin is that you show additional options along the beautiful calendar. The most basic option is to show Calendar.
You can add featured image for example as part of your design or it could be an actual picture of event or a party.
When you set up an event you can also show time and location as addition to the Calendar.
You can add Google maps so that users can find your location easily
You can show description for event and you can choose to show excerpt if description is too long. The end result is a beautifully designed calendar that can fit in any design.
There are two ways you can add calendar to your website. You can place it inside the page/post or you can add it to the widgets.
Reason why I love some plugins is quality and usability. EventON is such plugin. Quality is on the highest level. Usability too. Settings area is easy to understand and it has great options for making your events looking beautiful with custom colors.
Some of the reasons why EventON plugin is so good:
- Easily set date and time
- Select from predefined colors (nice modern colors) or select your own
- Create a Widget with EventOn Calendar
- Shortcode generator
- Add featured images to events to make a better looking events.
- Integrate Google maps and make it easier for users to find your event.
- Visitors can download even calendar as iCal or Google Calendar and integrate it with their private calendar
- Easily reorder Event data
- You can hide Event details in to a nice looking excerpt
- You can use Custom meta fields
- You can set up colors for Event type
- Fast year review option
- You can use up to 5 Event type categories
- You can set up repeat for events
If you need additional functionality you can rest assured that you won’t need to search another plugin as AJDE, developer of EventON plugin has got you covered. They have many ADD ONs which extend functionally to make it the most versatile Events plugin.
Some of the add ons which are available:
Part of EvenOn WordPress Event Plugin is also payment option via Paypal or Eventbrite. You will be able to charge for events that you set up in WordPress. There are many options how you could use payment option. For example, you can sell tickets, set up fundraiser or charge for events.
If you have additional users who are contributing content to your event, you can also control to which parts they have access to.
You can allow your attendees RSVP to event you know who is coming and who is not coming. You can also check people in at the event. You can do that with RSVP
You can use QR Codes as en extension to RSVP.
Full Grid Calendar
If you are too limited with list style calendar, you have an option to display full grid calendar.
EventON is a premium plugin, and it’s a very good plugin. Currently is has more than 10.000 sales and the author is an established. Quality of code and support is on the highest level. Price $28 is very affordable for such plugin. But what is more important is that you can buy additional modules if you need to extend functionality and you can even sell your own tickets and save with commission which you won’t have to pay to other vendors.
EventON Calnedar Plugin on Codecanyon