In this article we will take a look at 7 of the best Event Calendar Plugins made for WordPress. We’ll talk about four free and three premium plugins, describing their major advantages and disadvantages.
The best Event Managing Plugin for me because of its flexibility and customization opportunities. We can use the plugin as events list with built in search, we can use it as a calendar and we can even use it as a slider with events. The plugin also comes with several built in widgets like calendar and upcoming events widget.
But the best part is that by using its placeholders and shortcodes, we can customize the plugin for our needs. Just read the documentation.
We can even use Events Manager’s placeholders and shortcodes in PHP:
<?php echo do_shortcode('[events_list limit="4"] #_EVENTNAME [/events_list]'); ?>
The Events Calendar
This plugin allows you to easily create and manage events in your WordPress site. The Events Calendar is built to work out of the box: it doesn’t use shortcodes (it is questionable whetherthis is goodor not). Just configure the settings to match your needs and you’ll be making events within less than 5 minutes.
Unfortunately most of the features (like the Calendar widget) are embedded in the Pro version.
All in One Event Calendar
This calendar system combines a clean design, solid architectural patterns and a powerful set of features to create the most advanced calendar system available for WordPress. Posting events is as easy as posting to a blog. In the premium version you can also import and export events directly from facebook.
The calendar users can choose the desired view to see events.
Provides event management and numerous methods to display events. Shows events from multiple calendars on pages, posts or in widgets. My Calendar provides enormous potential for developers needing a custom calendar interface. Can use on multiple sites or display multiple calendars by categories, locations, or authors. Create a simple list of upcoming events and custom interface.
Honestly, this plugin is amazing. Beside its awesome features and responsive layout, this plugin has style. The design is pleasant and engaging. The plugin also offers many addons and real-time chat support.
Booking System PRO
This Plugin will help you to easily create a booking/reservation system into your WordPress website or blog. Some of its features are Unlimited Booking Forms, Ajax Administration area, Responsive layout and Multiusers supported by User Permissions levels.
WordPress Pro Event Calendar
Elegant and sleek events calendar with responsive layout and easy to manage events. The plugin comes with both light and dark skins and is easy to translate.