Divi Event Manager is a third-party plugin that creates a complete events management system for Divi. It doesn’t require a separate events plugin. Instead, it contains all of the event management features. This reduces the number of plugins you need and ensures there are no update or compatibility issues. In this article, we’ll take a look at Divi Event Manager and see what it can do, and help you decide if it’s the right event system for your Divi website.
Events Post Type
A new post type is added to WordPress called Events. Here, you can create an event, set up your categories and tags, and adjust the settings. This is the event list.
Creating an event opens an editor where you can add the details. This includes event information, venue information, organizer information, ticket cost, event gallery, categories, tags, and the featured image.
It also provides a list of your ticket orders.
Divi Event Manager Modules
Divi Event Manager adds 3 new modules to the Divi Builder. The modules have multiple layout options so you don’t have to design the layouts yourself. You can still customize each element using the Divi module settings. Let’s look at each module and its layout options. We’ll also see some examples of how they can be used in Divi layouts.
Divi Event Grid
Divi Event Grid displays the events in 3 different grid styles and in 2, 3, or 4 columns. This is grid 1 with 2 columns. The events use the featured image as the background and place all of the text in the overlay. The overlay is dark and the text is white by default.
This is grid style 2 with 4 columns. The images are placed at the top of the cards, followed by the title, location, price, details, and button to read more. The cards are the same size regardless of the image size. They include a white background, red highlights, and a box shadow by default.
You can have it to hide the read more button if you want. This is grid style 2 with 2 columns.
This is grid style 4 with 3 columns. It removes the featured image and places the date at the top. Each card has a light gray background. This is the default styling.
You can also enable or disable pagination. This shows grid style 3 with 2 columns showing only 2 events on screen with pagination to see the rest of the events.
The Content tab has the background color settings. The Design tab includes settings for almost every element of the cards. Settings include the text, title, read more button, pagination, and the event address. The button and pagination have active and non-active adjustments.
Here’s an example of the Event Grid module in the Library Events page, available in Divi. I’ve limited it to display 3 events. This is the default settings, which uses 3 columns and pagination.
Divi Event List
The Event List module displays the events as a list in one of three styles. This is list style 1. It shows the date in large text on the left and places a colored border at the top and bottom of the date section. The day and time, title, address, and description are placed in the main section. It doesn’t include the featured image. The events are placed within cards and include box shadows.
List style 2 displays the image to the left and adds a read more button to the bottom of the main section. It also adds a ticket price in a bold red. Rather than a border, they have a dividing line.
List style 3 places the events in cards with the image to the right, title and description in the center, and information in the right. The date, price, day and time, and address include icons.
I’ve adjusted the background and added an image with a gradient overlay, adjusted the colors of the text, made the title all-caps and increased the letter spacing, made the description text semi-bold, and added a box shadow.
This example uses the Author Events page from the Author layout, available in Divi. I’ve included the colors and font styles from the original event’s section, limited the module to show 3 events, and added pagination.
Divi Event Slider
The Event Slider displays the events in one of three different slider layouts. The sliders include navigation and settings. This is the slider 1 layout. It displays the image at the top of each card with the title and event info under it. A read more button displays an arrow under the card. It also includes dot navigation. The cards are sized according to the image size. The image displays an overlay on hover.
The Design tab includes adjustments for the overlay, text, category icons, and read more button for both the button’s background and icon. I’ve adjusted each of them in this example. You can also adjust the text styling.
Slider layout 2 displays the slides the same size. It places the image in the background. The text is placed in the overlay. The overlay lightens on hover. The slides show the title, address, date, and then the description.
Adjust the styling for all of the text individually in the Design tab. It also includes navigation adjustments for the active and hover colors. This one does not include an adjustment for the overlay.
Slider layout 3 displays the slides as small cards with light borders. The image is placed at the top and the date, title, and a read more button appears in a card that overlaps the bottom of the image.
The Design tab gives you control over the dot navigation background and hover background colors, the read more button’s border, text, and background colors, etc. for each of the styles. I’ve adjusted most of them in this example, and I’ve made the title text all-caps.
This example uses the home page from the Event Planner layout, available in Divi. The slider uses the fonts and colors from the layout and blends well with the design.
Divi Event Manager Widget
Divi Event Manager also adds a new widget that you can use in your sidebars. Add a title, choose the number of events to show, set the Order By option you want, and choose the time and date formats.
The events include the day and date in a large icon next to the title, date, and time. Clicking one opens that event’s page.
Divi Event Manager Detail Page
You can style the events detail page from the Divi theme options in a new tab called DP EventManager. This includes 6 tabs with lots of settings to choose the styles, display a form, set up PayPal, and lots more.
The event’s archive page displays the events according to the settings you’ve chosen in the settings screen. I’ve left it at default, which displays layout 1 with 2 columns.
Creating the page with shortcodes
You can also create the page with shortcodes. The settings also include the shortcodes for each of the event’s elements that you can place within any Divi module.
The plugin’s settings screen provides default styling options for each of the views that the shortcodes will display.
Creating a Custom Event Page
You can also create a custom page with the theme builder. Select Custom Own Style from the event detail page styles in the theme options. At first, it seemed awkward that the theme builder had to be selected as an option to use it, but then I realized that you have more options this way. It’s easy enough to use the theme builder and you have access to several pages that you don’t have to design or create.
The publisher provides several pre-made layouts that you can use. Download and import the layouts into your Divi library. You can now use these layouts in the theme builder like any layout.
The layouts use standard Divi modules with shortcodes for each of the elements. This is the first layout in the theme builder.
Here’s the event page using the first layout. Since it uses the Divi Builder you have access to any modules you want to use.
Divi Event Manager is available from the Divi Marketplace. $29 for:
- Unlimited sites
- 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
- 1 Year of Support & Updates
That’s our look at Divi Event Manager. What usually takes lots of modules can easily be done with a single module. I like that it’s a complete events management system that doesn’t require other plugins to work. I’d like to see the overlay styling options added to all of the modules.
The post type and modules were easy to use. Divi Event Manager is easily one of the best events plugins I’ve seen for Divi. If you’re interested in an event management system for Divi, Divi Event Manager is worth a look.
Your turn. Have you tried Divi Event Manager? Let us know about your experience in the comments below.
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