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How to organize and manage events, evenings on WordPress thanks to a plugin?

Have you ever wondered?

Have you ever found a plugin that does it professionally? No ?

Well, I recommend the WordPress Events Manager plugin.

But before you start, if you have never created a WordPress website check out our guides on How to install a WordPress blog with an FTP client et How to search, install and activate a WordPress theme on your blog

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But as far as we are concerned, in this tutorial I'll show you how to use the plugin " Events Manager On WordPress.

If you are ready, let's go.

How to install and configure the Events Manager plugin

Of course, the first thing to do is to Download and install the extension. You can do it directly from your WordPress dashboard.

To go further on the installation of WordPress plugins, discover our tutorial on How to install (add) a plugin on WordPress

After installing and activating the plugin, a new menu " Activities Will be added to the dashboard. Click on its sub-menu Settings To access the settings page.

settings-event-calendar menu

This new page consists of several tabs and sections. I will only explain the essential options.

The "General" tab

In the section "General Settings"

  • You can enable thumbnail visibility
  • You can also make booking an event possible
  • You can disable mandatory placements (for events for which you do not want to specify the place).

One of the advantages with this extension is that it allows anonymous people to submit events. Of course, this is an option that you can activate in the section " Event submission form ».

By default, the plugin manages the different styles of the elements it proposes. But you can let your WordPress theme take over, by disabling some of the supported elements in the " Style option ».

In the "Pages" tab

The section "Identifiers permalinks"

Gives you the ability to edit permalinks events, categories, keywords and locations.

The section "Event Pages"

Events can be displayed on the home page of your blog. But you will need to choose the option " Articles " for " View events as ". From this location also, you will be able to activate comments on events.

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The section "Location of the List / Archives"

The options available in this section allow you to set up a section for archives. You will also be able to change the display order of the archive and its number. Placements can also be included in blog searches.

list-and-event-calendar-archive

The sections " Categories "," event keywords Have options quite similar to the ones above.

The tab "Formatting"

It is much more complex and not necessary for the beginning. I recommend that you do not make changes unless you know what you are doing.

The "Reservations" tab

On this tab, you can manage the entire reservation domain. Among others, you can:

  • Allow visitors to make reservations
  • Enable booking approval
  • Enable cancellation of reservations
  • etc ...

You can change all information about the price (Currency, price format, brands, etc.).

Booking options-event-calendar

The "Emails" tab

It offers several options on the customization of email templates. You do not have to make any changes, because the default settings are sufficient. However, for more customization, you can edit some messages.

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Be sure, however, not to alter the codes preceded by the phrase " #_ ».

Now that we've gone through the settings, it's time to move on to creating an event.

How to create a new event

The first thing to do is to go to the location " Events » >> Add an event >>. You will arrive on a page quite similar to the page of writing articles or pages.

In addition to the default fields you probably need to recognize, you have a section below. Where ". This section allows you to provide more details on the area where the event will take place.

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Below, in the section " Reservations / Registration You can authorize reservations by checking the box " Allow bookings on this event ". This will reveal new options, which will allow you to provide more information about bookings (deadline for reservations among others).

allow them-reservations-event-calendar

On the right we have a section " When », Which gathers information on the date of the event (date of departure and end).

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Once done, you can publish your event and see how it appears on your blog.

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Remark : The placements you save while creating an event are kept for future use. You can manage these different locations by accessing the page " Events >> Locations ».

How to create recurring events

Before all things, go to the submenu " Recurring event "Menu" Event ". You will notice that this interface is quite similar to the previous one.

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I guess you know what it means "Recurring event". In short, these are events that are supposed to take place one or more times in the same year or each year. So, in addition to the sections I presented earlier, you will notice a new section " Periodicity Which will allow you to customize its periodicity.

event-periodic-event-calendar

How to manage reservations

You will need to manage the different bookings added to your events. For that, I invite you to access the submenu " Reservations "Menu" Events ».

reservation-event-calendar

From this interface, you will be able to bring all the necessary administration actions to the various reservations.

That's about all you need tonight on the configuration of the WordPress Events Manager plugin.

Other WordPress plugins are able to provide a level of functionality similar to the latter. We offer below, 3 that we use regularly.

1. Event Booking Pro

This is another WordPress 100% responsive plugin, easy to customize and dedicated to managing reservations on any website, which offers its services in the areas of events.

Its main features include: text, color, border and other customization, PayPal support, coupon and coupon management, Google Maps support, email management support , support for shortcodes, intuitive control panel, easy event creation, total control over appearance, etc.

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2. Calendarista

Calendarista is a WordPress plugin designed to provide an online booking experience -Booking- faster and more efficient to your customers. Its goal is to make the services very fast and easy to add for the companies that offer the booking of sessions or appointments on the internet.

So, if you are looking for a complete reservation system for a hotel, a car rental company, an apartment rental, a travel agency, a beauty salon, a restaurant, etc., this plugin will be perfect for you.

As features it offers among others: 10 ready-to-use booking modes, support for 3 payment gateways, support for WooCommerce, integration of a customizable form builder, support for Google Map, an excellent calendar to post your appointments, and much more

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3. EventOn

The WordPress plugin EventOn is the best selling calendar plugin on CodeCanyon, with more than 7000 sales. It has a ton of useful features such as news stories, shortcodes, unlimited event calendar creation, customizable metadata fields, and event features.

Its main extensions include: the ability to sell tickets, the import / export of events in CSV format, the free integration with Google Map, the sorting and filtering on the list of events, the fully responsive layout , multilingual support, and easy calendar customization

Some features are already available for free in other plugins, but the value for money is an effective compromise.

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Conclusion

Here ! That's it for this tutorial dedicated to creating events on WordPress with the Event Calendar plugin. feel free to share the tip with your friends on your social networks.

If you have any suggestions or remarks, they will be welcome. We also invite you to consult our resources if you are a beginner blogger.

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This article features 98 comments
  1. Good evening,
    after reading, (and yes even if your tutorial date a little (2014 I think, well it is always useful!)
    I did an installation that works pretty well and I would say rather ... easily!

    I just miss a tip to report in the list of events those are complete without removing them from the list of events.
    An idea ?

  2. Hello,
    I just set up events manager to manage our evenings and outings.

    Is there a mailing plugin that can link to events manager to generate automatic newsletters?

    Thank you!

      1. Hello,

        I tested the 2 and searched but it does not work. Eventually a trick or procedure would exist somewhere? paid feature?

        An idea ?

        It is still a shame not to have a promotion system a little automated ...

  3. Hello,
    I created a site a year ago. I used Events Manager at the time. The problem I have today is to be able to retrieve past events to change dates. In setting, I see that 120 events are published but it does not show them, even when I filter "Past Events" or "All Events". Do you know how to recover these archives? Thank you for your help

  4. Hello Thierry,
    For some days I have not been able to display plugins on the pages of my events, like share buttons on social networks or similar articles; I made an event manager maj (I had not done it for a long time), I wonder if the trouble does not come from there. Do you have an idea?
    Thank you

    1. Hello Yan,

      If it's after the update, then the problem comes from there certainly. try deactivating Events Manager then test again. Otherwise, check that all other plugins are up to date ... the WordPress theme too.

      1. I am not even sure I have made an update, but it must come from there. By cons, if I disable the plugin, I will not lose all the events recorded?

  5. Hello,

    When we click on the date to choose a day or a month in the calendar, it opens up and is positioned under the menu in my case = impossible to change months and choose the first days of the month .
    I find this problem in various sites, have you already solved this problem?

    thanks in advance

    1. Hello,

      We can not solve it because the plugin was developed by someone else. Here, we just offer some tutorials.

      Sorry

  6. Hello,
    Thank you for this tutorial, I note that when we click that date for the "small calendar" opens up and goes under my menu ==> impossible to choose the month where we want to do the search and impossible to choose the 1er days of the month following the screen resolution.

    What was the solution?

    thanks in advance

  7. Hello,

    How to have the automatic events page managed in 2 different languages?
    I have the automatic page in French and I would like the same, managed automatically in English too. Is it possible?
    Thank you for your help.

  8. Hello and thank you everyone for this tutorial on the plugin event manager but just a question about: how to put a button "registration" on each event at the level of the list of events that opens a form and that a user entered his name and submits his reservation at the event

  9. Hello
    Wp-calendar + events manager
    2 small questions
    The appearance of the calendar is not good in responsive mode, I do not see all the events and the mode week and days ca va pas ... .y was there a setting somewhere?
    Then I have 2 events on a day and I click on the date in the widget, it directs me to a page "no results". It only works when there is only one event.
    Thank you
    http://www.ismchatelineau.be/calendrier

  10. Hello,
    Thanks for this tutorial. I configured Events Manager and create my first events for an association site on which I also use BuddyPress and everything works fine (the site is currently local). I need an extra feature that I did not find: I would like all my registered members to see who is attending the event. Is it possible ?

  11. Hello, I wish to add hours and dates to online courses (I use learnpress). Is it possible to synchronize learnpress and event manager?

  12. Hi,

    Could you please help me? I created a list of categories with Events manager, on the theme event by freesia on wordpress, and when I add an event by checking the parent category, I do not find it in the category, it does not go . I wish I could allow people to record their events on my site, according to categories, each will put his event according to the theme of the category he wants. Thank you in advance for your help, thank you very much.

    1. Hi Hassna, Do you want to create them or will your community members do it? If this is the second case, then I recommend the User Role Editor plugin.

      1. Thank you very much Thierry for your answer, it is very very nice, yes it will be the members of my community who will create their events, I would like my platform to be a platform for broadcasting their events by category, by informing the place, the date and time, and the category, where they can add their flyer, and where users can search for events that interest them by category, after that it would be nice also they can fill category + place + date all at the same time, to display a result gathering the 3 criteria, but I do not know if it's possible to do it alone, without going through a web developer, because no means.

  13. Hello,

    I search somehow for an answer to my problem and I hope you can help me
    How do you change the text in the event manager buttons?
    I can change the color, the size, but the text ... and on my site here is the result of "find an event": http://s-oneteam.com/events/

    Thanks for your help

    1. Hi,
      I do not think the plugin offers such a feature. One of the alternatives is to modify the translations or to modify the plugin directly.

      1. Hello to change the size of the text it happens in the settings of the theme
        For my part I have not found how to modify the text

  14. Hello Thierry,

    Question that might seem very stupid, but how did you do to put Events Manager in French? At home, everything is in English ...

    Have a good day

      1. Hello,

        I encounter the same problem, the files fr_FR.po and fr_FR.mo are present in the FTP, but the calendar remains in English. I can not find how to make sure .po and .mo files are taken into account. Can you help me please ?

        Thank you in advance.

  15. Hello,

    I am looking for a solution to make a search / filter menu of my events (without going through the calendar plugin). I want to be able to filter my events by category, by month and even by "type of audience" or by "age" which are event attributes or by "department" which is a Location attribute.

    Is it possible ? If so, can you tell me a track?

    Thank you in advance.

    Delphine C.

  16. Hello,

    thank you for your tutorial, I installed problem-free event manager for a simple calendar of events presentation. It works fine except in case I have 2 events the same day (example the 2 April 2017 on the site mentioned above): it answers "nothing found"! I guess it's a simple setup but I can not find the solution. Thank you for enlightening me if possible.

    Happy New Year.

    Jake.

    1. Hello Jakez,

      Sorry for the late response, the holidays go by. Regarding your request, our support is limited to this tutorial, we can not unfortunately assume the assistance of the plugin. Please get closer to the author.

      cordialement,

  17. Hello,

    Thank you for your very detailed tutorial. I just installed the plugin but there is something that does not seem clear to me. What is the difference between seat selection in ticket editing and the "Available Places" field in the "event options" section?
    To organize an event at 10 places say, I have to create a single ticket to 10 places by allowing the reservation only in one place ... or create a 10 tickets? ( ' `︿.)

  18. I have a problem with the vignettes of events manager. indeed, they do not appear in the list of events or in the sidebar dedicated to events. And yet, the "Disable Thumbnails" option is not enabled.

    If someone could help me, thanks in advance

    cordially

    Laurent

      1. Thanks, I solved the problem by adding the image marker. However, I still have three problems on which I stumble.

        1) The photo of the event is truncated in height on the details page of it.

        2) On the details page of the event, there is a link to the category of the event that returns to / event / categories / category_name. The problem is that this page is empty, it does not contain the list of events of the category.

        3) I downloaded the WP Full calendar extension associated with Events Manager. Above the calendar, there should be a select with the list of categories as on the demo http://demo.wp-events-plugin.com/calendar/. However, my select is empty, does not contain the list of my categories, so I can not filter the events of my calendar. So I looked at the settings of WP Full Calendar, I set up the display of categories in the search options of the Calendar. When I return to my calendar, the loading of this one is endless. We see the calendar but in the background with an interminable loading.

        Thanks in advance if anyone can help me.

        1. Hello,

          We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing so many problems especially after reading the tutorial.

          For the truncated image, it is possible that the style (css) of the plug-in is not adapted to your theme.

          The category in question, does it already exist for your events?

          For this last error, we can not give you an accurate answer without manually checking the error on your blog.

          If you need a quick and prolonged help, I invite you to contact our customer service.

          cordially and courage.

          1. Hello

            Thank you for your reply.

            Yes, the category is exited well for events. Can you communicate to me the link of the site of your customer support. thank you in advance

            cordially

  19. Hello,
    I try to install a system that classifies my post per period ie if a user does a search, he gives a departure date, a date of arrival (but first a place) like to choose a flight on A period of 5 days (which serves his destination) or he will be able to select the most convenient for him according to his criteria. It will therefore have as answer on the page of search result all the flights that exists between these two dates. By default wordpress only offers to give the date at which the post is created.
    I would like to indicate in my metadata that the post is' valid 'from such date to such date' (as an event) but can do a multicriteria search on the site that refers to the users strictly the posts that are related to this date interval .
    Do you have an idea of ​​a pluggin, or a solution that gives me that possibility.
    merci!

    1. Hello,

      I recommend you to search for an article on article plugins because your subject is submitted in the wrong category.

      Thierry

  20. Thank you very much for your article.
    I used the plugin on my blog and it works perfectly. I want to make a multilingual blog whose plugin g am blocked at the level of translation events. Thank you for your help

  21. Hi all,

    thank you for this article.
    Is it possible to integrate events created under Events manager in Revolution Slider with automatic update of events in the slider?

    Thank you!

  22. Hello and thank you for this contribution, I remain admiring the 'gifts' that provides the web well used ...

    I take advantage of it, I exaggerate ... I ask a question

    I have come up here by answering the question: Is there a SIMPLE plugin that allows the setting of a shared calendar on a multi-site WordPress installation?

    Example: I have 2 "subsites" A and B; I installed an agenda; I create 3 events 1, 2 and 3; on the site A I see the event 1, on the site B the event 2, on 2 sites A and B I see the event 3 ...

    The answer that was given to me is wp-events ... but how do I?

      1. Hello Thierry, thank you for your answer, I will try to be clearer ...

        I'm a little advanced in my research: I will therefore use Events Manager (free version a priori). My problem lies more in the "can I do what I want? ". Here is what I would like to do:

        I install WordPress Multi-sites option 'sub-directories'; I create 2 sites S1 and S2.

        One of the advantages that I see in this type of installation (apart from all that can be said) would be to be able to use a common shared agenda that would:
        - create an E1 event only visible on the S1 site
        - create an E2 event only visible on the S2 site
        - create a S3 event visible on both S1 and S2 sites

        Is it possible with Events Manager?
        [Request for bonus] And if so how? (Because in addition I am quite null in English to grasp the subtleties of the tutorials posted on their site)

        PS: I'm talking about 2 sites to make simple but in fact I have 5 hence the interest of multi-sites AND common shared agenda

          1. Hello,
            I am a little ashamed to respond as late, but I only hope to contribute ...

            So in fact it is possible. You have to work a little bit, but you do. You have to play with:
            - Blog IDs (search for them in the database
            - the IDs of the categories (idem); I use categories as 'filter' to display only events in that category; The trick is that I said 1 site = 1 category
            - once the infos find put this type of line in the page: [events_list blog = "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8" category = 4] [/ events_list] (I display for all the blogs only the category 4 ...
            - in my case it corresponds to what I want because of the blow I create my events on a single site; I say that this event is of category A, B, C (which corresponds to each of my sites) and the turn is played
            - finally to 'improve the basic presentation I also played on Event WP menu >> Settings >> tab Layout >> event heading ... the 3' default format of the list header of events »,« list »and« footer »

            That's what happens when I post all events on my main site (https://www.hypnose-addiction-mediation-divorce-stress.fr/agenda/)
            This is what happens when I view events on a secondary site (https://www.hypnose-formation-mediation.fr/formations/agenda/)

            =========================================

            I take this opportunity to ask a question: where can you change the presentation of the pages 'default' event? In fact, the Events Manager installation creates default pages. The event call displays a standard calendar. I want to add the same filters to it. Where can I do it?
            Thank you in advance

          2. Hi,
            I answer Thierry about "the adventure of the calendar"!

            No I did not try because I do not see (I do not know) where I could insert a shortcode since by definition the created page called 'event' does not contain anything (except the key word CONTENTS) and it is the subject of my question: where is the code for the display of the page named "events"?

          3. Have you looked at the site or the authors forum? Because I believe I have worked with codes on a customer's site.

  23. Hello

    After reading this article, I installed Events Manager. Problem: I can not find the page with my events.

    I read on the English support that it is necessary to first create an empty page, to name it as you want and then to specify the same name in the settings of Pages.

    All I can get is a page with the archives of my blog. No calendar!

    I am especially looking for a diary with possibility for the visitors of my site to submit an event and that I have only to validate it. And then it all appears as a calendar or a list.

    But then I do not get anything, I even uninstalled the plugin, reinstalled, and so on. nothing works

    Can it come from my theme? (I use color mag)

    1. Hi,

      To know if the problem comes from the theme, you have to activate the default theme of wordpress, if the display is normal, then yes it is your theme and not Events Manager.

      cordially

    2. Hello,

      Try not to create a page, but save eg "events" as "slug" on the page of the event and test by accessing the address, for example http://exemple.com/events To see if everything works normally. During the test of the plugin, I did not have to create a page, otherwise I will have indicated.

      Thank you

  24. Hello,
    I installed the plugin Events-manager, and I would like as in the site of Quentin in his post 20 February 2015 put a page "My bookings" with username and password. I know that when installing the plugin, he created the page "My bookings" By cons I do not know how to put the username and password. In addition, if I put this page in the menu, when users click on edit, they have access to my admin page.
    I also want to put a member page secure so that all members can see who has signed up for an event (for a grouping).

    I make the site for an association and I start in WordPress. So your help will be very valuable to me. Thank you in advance.

    1. Hello,

      Sorry for this type of service, we invite you to contact our support by starting a chat via the form below. Unfortunately we can not fully explain or ensure the complete support of its plugins.

      Sorry

  25. Hello you know if it is possible to publish events without end time,
    The evening we organize often ends with random factors of the kind everyone has left.

  26. Hello and thank you for this tutorial that helped me at startup. But here I am stuck and I find nowhere an explanation or trick. I would therefore like to contact you.

    So I installed the extension "Event Manager" to present different events and allow the user to register. So I created events with a ticket each time.
    However, while my event has not yet passed and no one is registered, the #_BOOKINGFORM #_BOOKINGBUTTON button indicates in my event page that my "event is closed."

    Can you enlighten me please?

    Accuracy:
    This website is created in LocalHost on MAMP.

    In advance a big thank you for your help. If not, what other extension, simple and intuitive, could meet my needs (list of event with limited places and possibility of registration, reservation? Or maybe just one that I can add that will allow me to manage registrations and a counter….

    See you soon and thank you for your help!

    1. Hi,

      For us Event Manager is the best in this field. Concerning your question, I recommend you ask the question on the forum plugin please because we do not intervene on installations in Localhost. Sorry.

      But if Hervé has a solution (it's his domain) he will propose it to you.

      cordialement,
      Thierry

    2. Hello,
      Until now we have not encountered such a problem, but above all we can not easily put ourselves in your situation given that the local tests are in most cases different from those hosted. You will understand that it is therefore impossible for us to offer you a solution except to check if everything has been filled correctly.

      I recommend this plugin http://codecanyon.net/item/book-a-place-pro-wordpress-plugin/7127218?ref=voirplusgrand, Consistent with your industry.

  27. Hello,
    Unless you modify the source code, it is impossible to use categories of articles on Event Manager ... Being a kind of Custom Post types, it uses its own taxonomies (ie categories).

    1. thank you and sorry for the delay, I did not see mail signaling me an answer ..

      I made a volunteer site: http://www.natureetnous.com/evenements/categories/ But my page categories (automatically create no events manager) really is not at the top. We do not know who is a substitute, we are forced to turn the page .. badly arranged

      I'm trying to put a drop-down list instead but no idea how to do it. I saw in event> settings> formatting> Categories> Categories header format of list:. If I understand (I start) it creates the list with the css: em-categories-list?

      How can one make a correct drop-down list by going directly through the css?
      OR I create a page with directly my html code and my redirection? (To update manually so ...)

      Thank you !!!

      Ps: do not hesitate to tell me what you think of my first site

      1. Hello Quentin,

        I think Hervé is better placed to answer this question. Otherwise, you should contact our Paying Department to try to resolve the issue.

        cordialement,

  28. Hello thank you for this car to the top
    A little help regarding categories, is that I can activate a parameter to use the same categories between extension and wordpress?

    Thank you very quickly

  29. Thank you for this beautiful tutorial in French!

    Here is a small complement to view an ical calendar with month view, week, days, just couple the wp-fullcallendar plugin to events-manager. In the latter, it is necessary to activate the option which asks event-managers to take over the configuration in order to display the categories with their selectors in the view.

    .. and voila, it is possible to display an ical calendar or google calendar directly in wordpress

    1. Hello Martouf,

      Thank you for the contribution. It's very appreciated. Hopefully other readers will have better results with this approach.

    2. Hello,
      Thank you for this little tutorial well done but I meet a pb. I redo the site of my client on a test version and there is something that I do not understand: I have no section "where", yet there is a Google Maps but it is displayed anywhere how with the text. I do not understand how this map was integrated because there is no code associated with this Google Map either.
      And when I go into Location there is a location created with an address, but I do not see where this address was filled in because when I open the page is empty and I have no section allowing me to Enter the address on the side ...
      Thank you in advance for your help

      1. Hello and Merry Christmas,
        In this kind of situation, I happen to do several preliminary checks.

        - Database on phpmyadmin
        - Creation of a new test environment
        - Inspect the code

        Unfortunately I can not tell you exactly what is wrong. Since you work locally, we can not provide assistance. However, I hope these points will help you.

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