4 Of The Best WordPress Calendar Plugins And Their Differences

Posted on May 16, 2014 by in Resources | 61 comments

4 Of The Best WordPress Calendar Plugins And Their Differences

The Events Calendar Pro Suite by Modern Tribe

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This is a group of premium plugins that rely on a free base plugin, which is uber popular, called (you guessed it), The Events Calendar. This plugin suite is made by a team of extremely well-coordinated developers over at Modern Tribe (where I worked as a support rep for a very short stint, so that’s how I know). They work to release new versions regularly (monthly) and that in itself should tell of the quality you can expect when buying into their Pro version and other calendar add-ons.

Here is what you can do with The Events Calendar Pro by Modern Tribe:

Set up recurring events (sigh of relief, you don’t have to re-enter your event details manually if you know they’re going to happen on the same day and time at regular intervals).

Sell tickets (cash in on that moolah-generating event)

Allow others to submit events using an add-on. Yes, this has the potential for spam, but you can approve the events before they get published, plus Modern Tribe has taken extra precautions to prevent this. See what Rob La Gatta, their lead support guy, has to say about this:

In the 3.1 build we did some research and learned that text fields work more effectively for honeypots than checkboxes (bots tend to just leave checkboxes alone, and our default values resulted in a valid submission). So we converted the checkbox to an invisible text field. We also added a timestamp check, which rejects anything submitted in less than 3 seconds. This isn’t an entirely foolproof method but we’ve found that it covers the spam issue for a good number of our users. We also encourage users who are facing a ton of spam to check out a third-party spam blocker like Wangguard.

Integrate Facebook Events, Eventbrite, and other stuff with the following add-ons:

Facebook Events (Import): This basically does exactly what it says – imports your Facebook page or organization’s events into the WordPress calendar plugin. It won’t import personal events though. Nonetheless, this can help with cross promotion and some administrative streamlining. Keep in mind however, as I’ve noted in the past, I don’t think events should be promoted through Facebook. Read this article on our blog to find out why.

Eventbrite Events (Import): Does what the Facebook Events import does, only with Eventbrite instead, and a bit better because it’s got two-way sync capabilities.

WooCommerce Tickets: with this add-on you can sell tickets using WooCommerce. Tickets can have a header image and link to a “product” that is automatically created to sync with the event. Buyers get a receipt and a ticket they can print out with a ticket number and security code for brining to the event. Tickets can have a product quantity cap and sku numbers, which are extra useful. Coupons are also possible with this add-on. It can generate CSV reports of ticket buyers.

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Easy Digital Downloads Tickets: This is a way to sell tickets within your site, independent of third parties that charge service fees, yet without the extra settings of a full-blown e-commerce system. It can create different types of tickets per event and can generate an attendee list for at-the-door check-ins.

WP E-Commerce Tickets: Just another e-commerce integration with this calendar. Does what the others do as well, but useful if you’ve already got WP E-Commerce going on your site and don’t want to have to use separate e-commerce plugins, which would likely get messy.

Shopp Tickets: Another e-commerce option to integrate with.

Community Events: Basically a way to allow front-end users to submit events, which can be moderated by an admin.

Filter Bar: this is more of a functionality add-on to help users find an event they are looking for. It allows some narrowing down of large events lists based on certain criteria, such as walking distance, price or dates.

Category Colors: This is a free plugin put out by the community that allows your event categories to be colorized. It’s a visual thing.

More free add-ons are available for this plugin because it’s been around so long. Check them out here (but judge their quality for yourself!).

Here are some neat features of this calendar plugin:

Events can have categories and tags, just like WordPress posts.

Out-of-the-box this plugin asks the user to choose what columns they want displayed in their back-end list of events, which is helpful for finding things later.

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You can store Venues for use in multiple events, without having to re-enter that type of information every time.

Front-end visitors of a site using the calendar can add an event to their Google Calendar or import to iCal. Very cool.

Events can show a Google Map of where the event will take place.

You can also store Organizers, who can have a bio, plus custom fields for their phone number, website and e-mail. This is great if you want to direct inquiries to the right place.

Events can be ‘hidden’ from a main list of events (in case you don’t want them all to show in the main archives).

Events can be ‘sticky’, just like ‘sticky’ posts in WordPress.

Event info is entered via custom fields built into the plugin, which makes it easy and straightforward to use.

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Events can have featured images.

You can CSV import a list of events to save on data entry.

User-side settings have controls on how the calendar will look and display.

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The front end looks great out of the box and is responsive already.

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A user can add extra fields they want to be entered into an Event listing.

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Pro points of this plugin:

Code has been audited for security and compatibility, even by the likes of Mark Jaquith and Pippin Williamson (they’re kind of a big deal in the WordPress community).

They actually do usability tests, which can’t be said of many, many plugin developers. In short, this means it shouldn’t be that hard to figure out without spending tons of time trying to read documentation or an instruction manual.

Customization abilities are available for developers, along with documentation, a themer’s guide and code snippets.

It’s responsive! Finally!

The team at Modern Tribe have a sense of humour and use words like “flummoxed.” Humour makes everything better.

Limitations of this calendar plugin:

All the ticket sales options for this plugin can’t yet support recurring events. So if you want to sell tickets for events that happen at regular intervals, there is no way to automate that process.

Facebook integration doesn’t sync from WordPress into Facebook. It is currently one-directional (bringing Facebook events into The Events Calendar plugin). This was due to the limitations of the Facebook API at the time it was created.

You currently can’t grab or import events from iCal or Google Calendar (which the All-in-One Event Pro calendar can do). Modern Tribe has informed me they’re working on it though, so stay tuned.

You might need coding skills to get this plugin to work with your existing theme, but that’s the case with any plugin, regardless.

All-in-One Event Pro Bundle by Timely

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This is also a plugin that comes with a free core option. Its most striking difference from The Events Calendar is its display, which can show up like a Posterboard (using a free add-on), along with many other view options. You can see the demo here.

It also does a few things differently on the technical side, providing two-way syncing with other calendars and more seamless integrations in some areas.

Here is what you can do with the Timely All-in-One Event Calendar plugin and its add-ons:

You can embed your calendar onto other sites on the web (using an add-on). That’s unique.

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You can link to a ticket purchase URL, making it relatively easy to sell tickets with any third-party system (such as with an Eventbrite registration page on the Eventbrite site, or with a Paypal purchase link).

You can put in repeat events, without having to purchase or download an add-on. These repeat events can have exclusion dates, which is a useful feature for letting people know in advance when a regular event won’t happen on holidays, for example. The Time.ly site also advertises that it can handle “complex recurrence patterns such as ‘every first and third Monday of the month.’”

Front-end users can submit events using an add-on.

Other add-ons include:

Facebook Integration: Allows you to import your Facebook events and also push your site’s events to Facebook, keeping them synced periodically. This one’s free by the way! Different from The Events Calendar Facebook integration: this add-on lets you import events from a personal profile, your friends’ profiles, as well as from Groups and Pages.

Twitter Integration: This sends out reminders of your event automatically via Twitter. Pretty neat.

CSV Import: Yes, with Timely this is a paid add-on feature, and a rather pricey one at that, banking at $60. Keep in mind, at present, you could opt to get all the add-ons for $75 though, which will get you more bang for buck. (But hey, Facebook Integration is free and it costs money with The Events Calendar, so you gotta weigh the pros and cons of each, and pick the calendar that meets your needs best).

Venues: This basically allows you to do what The Events Calendar does out of the box, by storing venues and allowing you to select from a list of those venues instead of typing them in every time.

Here are some neat features of this calendar plugin:

Site owners can choose from one of three theme options right from the plugin settings in the WordPress dashboard.

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Calendar themes also come with options whereby a user can make color and font adjustments on their own, without having to know CSS or code.

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Calendar events can have categories and tags.

Categories are color-coded out of the box, without needing an additional plugin.

While there isn’t a dedicated area of the plugin to view stored Venues and Organizers out of the box (see above add-on), these details can be entered on a per-event basis.

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Events can show a Google map, with an address selection feature that appears as you type. This may be disabled in the Settings area if you so wish.

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The calendar itself can “subscribe” to another calendar’s events using an .ics feed, which is relatively easy to set up in the Settings area. This means you can grab events from more than just Facebook. For example, you can grab events from Google Calendar, iCal or Outlook.

This calendar also has the ability for users to “subscribe” to events, getting notifications in their personal calendar or Google Calendar.

Importing events using a CSV file is possible.

The calendar is responsive, yay! (though this may be dependent on themes chosen).

Pro points of this plugin:

The plugin comes with many-a-shortcode for you to customize a page’s calendar view, or display a calendar within a content div you have set up in your theme.

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Its Settings area does have some easy-to-adjust technical settings for developers trying to integrate the calendar with a theme that may not be acting so nice.

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Developers may also opt to develop their own theme for the plugin. Novices need not apply!

Limitations of this plugin:

You currently can’t embed more than one calendar on a page, say if you are using shortcodes or the add-on that allows external calendar embedding.

Currently there’s no way to sell tickets to events right within your site, since it doesn’t seem to have any e-commerce integrations.

WooEvents Pro by IgniteWoo

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Again, this calendar plugin has a free base version available on the WordPress repository. Its main focus is with selling tickets, and of course, by its name, it is meant to integrate only with WooCommerce, and not another type of system or third party event management tool.

Unfortunately, the reviews of the base plugin are quite discouraging. Not only that, the plugin has only two 5-star reviews and one of those is by the plugin author himself. Sorry to be the one to call this out, but it’s kind of sad to try to manipulate the ratings by doing something like that. If you produce a good product, you shouldn’t need to try to do things like that to convince people to opt for what you have to offer.

The pro version of this calendar plugin is available from IgniteWoo’s website, which sells many useful extension for WooCommerce. The bad reviews of their calendar plugin is not to say all their plugins are bad (we wrote about many of them in our part 1 and part 2 of unique WooCommerce store types articles). You’ll need to try this one out and judge for yourself. Remember, not all bad reviews are going to be accurate, and that goes for anything that gets reviewed online, even 7-Kitten T-shirts!

Here is what you can do with the WooEvents Pro calendar plugin by IgniteWoo:

Most importantly, this plugin works in conjunction with may other IgniteWoo extensions, such as their “Gift Certificates Pro” add-on or their “Loyalty Rewards” add-on, which can be useful for some users.

Buyers can print out their tickets, which contain QR codes. The QR code can lead directly to a person’s order using a mobile browser, without any app needed. In other words, it comes with it’s own check in interface for mobile phones, which non-admins can access (so your event volunteers, for example, don’t get access to your entire site).

You can use a shortcode to enter event details, but it has to be ‘enabled’ in the Settings area first (not sure why….)

Tickets to events are set up as products in WooCommerce, with all the controls as usual, such as stock count (and quantity limits), attributes, variations, and so on (even sale schedules).

You are able to set up limits on how many tickets one person can buy, to avoid scalpers, if your events are big enough to pose that risk.

Recurring events are also possible with the Pro version.

Custom forms can be added to the event pages, with options to sell extras (such as t-shirts), right in the same transaction.

Here are some neat features of this calendar plugin:

You cannot only store Venues and Events, but also Event Sponsors and Event Speakers. That’s unique.

You can also set up a ‘default’ Event Organizer, to make data entry easier.

Expired events can be automatically sent to the Trash, or turned into Draft mode.

Calendars can contain separate “non-ticket events.”

Like the other calendars, this plugin can generate reports of ticket and event sales in CSV format.

Google Calendar and iCal exports are supported.

Maps can show on events. 

Pro points of this plugin: 

Supports microdata for added SEO.

The front-end of the calendar is responsive, thankfully.

Limitations of this plugin:

Venues, Organizers, Sponsors and Speakers have to be entered into their own separate posts before they can be available to enter on a per-event basis. So you can’t create or enter them as one-time data on a single Event listing. This can be tedious.

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Strangely enough, when creating my first event, after being published, I clicked to “view” the event and it led to a 404 error page. Glitches like this can be quite cumbersome to have to troubleshoot, for both novice and advanced users alike. (Note: re-saving permalinks worked, but the archive with the default slug still gives a 404 page for me…).

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Styling is a bit off and will need some additional coding work in some areas.

There are currently no integrations with social media platforms, as there are with the other premium calendar plugins mentioned so far.

WP Permission Slip by Fly Plugins

This is a brand new event calendar system brought to you by the makers of the popular learning management system plugin, WP Courseware. As their expertise suggests, WP Permission Slip is geared primarily towards managing school field trips with “parents as the registrants and children as the participants” as described by Nate Johnson, co-owner of Fly Plugins. You can see that in many aspects – this is definitely a niche-serving calendar. For example, adding a new event asks right away what “grades” the event is suitable for (i.e. Twelfth Grade field trips and First Grade field trips are usually different in nature!).

Here is what you can do with WP Permission Slip by Fly Plugins:

(The best way to get a feel for the plugin’s abilities is to check out and play with the demo.)

The most unique thing here is probably the digital signature button, which allows for parent release forms when registering kids for field trips. In addition to this, release forms can be customized in the admin area.

Terms and Conditions can be customized with template tags, to include things like “parent name” and specifics that would be needed for legal reasons in a release form.

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Attendance sheets and event rosters are available for downloading.

The plugin can send out automatic e-mails to parents and coordinators about an event.

Ticket sales are built right into the plugin, which means no external e-commerce system is needed, nor a need to link out to a payment page (as with the All-in-One Event Calendar).

A single event can have multiple types of tickets with different pricing and different quantity limits (for example ‘Parent’ tickets can have different costs and attendance limits than ‘Student’ tickets).

Here are some neat features of this calendar plugin:

The backend user interface of this plugin is remarkably different from most calendar plugins out there. At its outset, you’re taken to a page that doesn’t look like the ‘regular’ WordPress list of posts. Instead, it looks like this:

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This can help direct novice users by eliminating the ‘extras’ and making event creation simple.

Events can have categories, as with all the above plugins mentioned.

In addition to custom fields for coordinators, events can store emergency contact details for a parent to reach the school or organization (not just for the organization to contact the parent).

Events can show a map with options for how to display the map (such as “Terrain” or “Roadmap”).

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There is an inherent ability to duplicate events with the click of a button on an event settings page.

The calendar events are responsive. 

Pro points of this plugin:

This plugin comes with lots of shortcode options for displaying calendar events into ‘regular’ WordPress content areas. This method can help avoid some theme integration issues.

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Lots and lots of settings to control everything from colors, the way dates are displayed, the wording in buttons, widths of almost anything, image sizes, font styling, redirects and even currencies.

E-mail templates can be completely customized with HTML and template tags.

Plenty of documentation available.

Limitations of this plugin:

Since this plugin is so new, it’s natural to expect that it’s at its bare bones at present. Right now no recurring event possibilities are in place, nor any social media integrations or iCal capabilities.

While the use of shortcodes can be helpful for development and styling, they are an ‘extra’ step for novice users to have to figure out in order to get the event data onto WordPress pages and posts.

Which calendar plugin is right for you?

Well that depends! I’d say to evaluate how you want to use your calendar, and the factors that are important to you. If getting a digital signature from parents to register children for events is essential, then WP Permission Slip will be the only one that has that unique feature for you. If syncing with Facebook and Tweeting events is an important part of your marketing strategy, then go with the All-in-One Event Calendar by Timely. If you’re into ticket sales, try The Events Calendar Pro suite or WooEvents Pro. Keep in mind however that there are many overlaps in features between some of these calendars, so you aren’t always giving up one thing to have another.

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61 Comments

  1. Thanks, Joyce! I’ve been using Ajax Event Calendar on my current project website, but I’m going to check out a few of these today.

  2. Haven’t read the post yet, will do so momentarily, but I just wanted to say THANK YOU! for all the great blog posts y’all have been sharing lately!

    I’ve spent more than my fair share of time trying to figure out some of these topics on my own over the years, and I *really* appreciate the advice and/or directions, especially presented in such a clean, simple, easy-to-understand manner.

    And one question… is there somewhere to submit post topic suggestions?

  3. I love the events calendar pro-suite! I used it on numerous political campaign websites as well as a fitness website. Its easy to use and to teach clients how to use.

  4. I’ve been using WP-Event Organiser to display events and calendars on my site. Very good and excellent support.

  5. Thanks for the exposure, the event calendar plugin seems nifty. Cheers

  6. I used Events Calendar Pro (Modern Tribe) with the Divi theme but there was a conflict which meant that I had to switch themes. Elegant support argued they could not fix problems associated with plug ins (which is an acceptable argument) but this is a major paid for plug in (as you point out in this blog).

    The problem is I wanted to use Divi as a basis for a number of festival sites in conjunction with Events Calendar Pro but can’t. Not sure it’s wise for you to be pushing a plug in that conflicts with a theme. (It’s definitely the theme as it works with other themes and default 2014 theme) Or fix the bug. Modern Tribe were very helpful but in the end they said the problem is with the theme. (This problem of plug in developers blaming themes and vice versa is something I have brought up before). I think it would be a good idea for Elegant to list major plug-ins that work with their themes and also for Modern Tribe to recommend themes that work with their plug ins.

    Adding function to Wodpress is central to the success of a site and I accept there are a lot of rubbish plug ins out there but some major ones should be tested as a matter of course.

    • I’ve had this same conflict between Divi and Events Calendar Pro too. I really would like to see the ability to integrate this type of Calendar into Divi.

      Since you’re recommending it, any chance, you’ll be working on proper integration with this theme?

    • Sorry to hear that. One thing we have planned for Divi, is doing a major release that improve plugin compatibility with major free/premium plugins. When we plan for this release, we will certainly keep this plugin in mind.

      • Hi Nick,

        Did this go through? Is Divi more robust with 3rd party plugins? in particular the Event Calendar Pro?

        Cheers,

        John.

        • i would be interested in a update on that as well. thanks

          • I would also be very interested as I’ve just set up a site with Divi and now have to choose a calendar plugin which works fine with divi and has all the features I need.

            • I spent the entire morning in high hopes, downloading the Modern Tribe Event Calendar and setting it up for four Eventbrite events, only to discover that the Divi theme does not play well with others. I just don’t have the bandwidth to redesign my website using another theme (though I did attempt to apply Vertex, which resulted in file size errors).

              Once enthusiastic about Elegant Themes, I have grown disenchanted and am now actively searching for greener pastures.

      • HI!

        Its a year later, has this happened. I’m paid Events Calendar Pro version and paid Community add on by Event Calendar Pro.

        Unfortunately, my team is running into the issue that the conflict between Events Calendar Pro Community Addon (where the user can add their own events) has a direct conflict with the Divi theme. The conflict is it crashes the whole site and redirects all www/links, included the wp-admin login into a redirect loop to the home page…an all white screen.

        This all with NO customization to their plugins. Right out of the box purchase.
        Is there a patch anywhere? Fix? Snippet of code that would make them play nice together?

        Thanks for your time and thoughts!

        -E

    • Thank you SimonJ for your comment. I agree and I’m currently trying to find an image calendar that integrates with PayPal and Harmony theme by Elegant Themes. It would be great to know what major and common functionality plugins are compatible with popular themes like the Divi and Harmony theme. I appreciate your post and hope that theme and plugin developers are listening.

      – Donna G.

    • Thanks Simon,

      I was going to try it out on an Elegant theme, this was helpful what you have stated. I agree, if Elegant is going to write about plug ins, it should be tested with themes that work and play nice with each other.

    • Hi Simon!

      Nice to meet you! I was wondering if a year later you have found any resolution to your issue with Events Calendar Pro and associated addons from Modern Tribe?

      Unfortunately, my team is running into the issue that the conflict between Events Calendar Pro Community Addon (where the user can add their own events) has a direct conflict with the Divi theme. The conflict is it crashes the whole site and redirects all www/links, included the wp-admin login into a redirect look to the home page…an all white screen.
      This all with NO customization to their plugins. Right out of the box purchase.

      Thanks for your time and thoughts!
      -E

  7. I’ve used Events Calendar Pro and many of their add-ons on a number of sites, and was introduced to the Modern Tribe team when I discovered their plugin to use on our local Chamber of Commerce site.
    A note about the developers – they are SUPER responsive to questions, and I’ve even received personal phone call interviews as they work through development upgrades, asking my opinion and what else would work for my needs.
    I would highly recommend this plugin!
    I was going to upgrade this site to the Divi theme, but will need to research it more based on SimonJ’s comment.

    • Naomi,

      The problem I had was that one of the categories in list mode did not show all the events. I’m going to re-contact Elegant to see if there’s a fix for this via there forums. Elegant need to work more closely with people like Modern Tribe … it can only enhance their reputation ….. and sales.

  8. Permission Slip sounds neat. I’ll have to check it out for my daycare site. If it can eliminate some paper. Woo hoo!

    Thanks for doing the legwork for me.

    Blessings,
    Dee

  9. Nice source for plugin that you shares these days. Some of are new for me. Thanks

  10. I’ve used MyCalendar for my clients and they love it. I’m surprised and disappointed to see you focus only on variations of The Events Calendar.

  11. Thank you for sharing.
    Writing inspires me about plugins that should be used for my clients. Thank you.

  12. Has anyone used one of these recommended calendar plugins that is compatible with the Divi theme?

  13. Very useful plugins for travel and event management / presentation websites. But can any WordPress plugin that useful for bus seat booking. That saw available seat and pending seat etc.

  14. Very useful plugins for travel and event management / presentation websites. But can any WordPress plugin that useful for bus seat booking. That saw available seat and pending seat etc.

  15. As for us CalPress WordPress calendar is really the calendar for WordPress and event management. All great and essential features. Check it out.

  16. I second Joe’s question. I would also like to know which calendars work with Divi. I would like to sell tickets with it also. Tried Events Calendar, was going to go pro and add the WooCommerce for ticket sales, but I guess that I am back to the drawing board.

    • Strange there are no replies on the divi / plugin issue from Elegant.

  17. Have you heard of codecanyon “Eventon” calendar? Apparently it has over 6,000 sales. Very high reviews, except, if I’m understanding correctly, it seems a new release may have quite a few bugs and the comments are making me think twice.

    I’ve been looking at Trumba, which is not a WP plug in, but costs $100/month for the subscription. I’m hoping to find some thing similar on WP that is cheaper and can handle many events, download to Apple/Outlook etc. calendars, multiple people can submit events, can upload video etc.

    Some of the other non-WP, “high tech” calendars cost in the $ thousands.

    I’m hoping to find something in WP because the rest of the site will probably be WP.

    If I understand correctly, Events Calendar Pro seems to also have some unhappy recent customers and that makes me concerned. WooEvents is probably not something I’m interested in now, based on the info above, and the permission slip calendar seems too streamlined.

    Any other thoughts?

    Thanks.

    • I’m using EventOn on two websites and I’m very happy with it so far. There are some neat features in there for displaying Events. It’s really far more about displaying events and event information than selling tickets.

      While there have been some bugs recently the developer is very active in continuing to update and improve.

      • Hi Phill,

        On one long standing website I have I use Event Espresso. Lots of features, actually too many as I only want to use it with Paypal. Issue though is that those behind it might no how to code but the design ‘look’ is ugly. It’s not responsive really and a list view addon they sell is really plain.

        I’m building a new website using Divi and trying out other plugins. Tried WP Events+ which others have mentioned in the comments but it does not work with Divi (jQuery issue).

        As a user of EventOn can you confirm it works with Divi? With Woocommerce and the event ticket addon it seems I could sell tickets and accept paypal and set limits to spaces. I really like the look of this plugin as it’s beautiful to the end user. I really don’t want a situation where you design a beautiful website using Divi only for the events page to look ugly.

        Cheers
        Gary

    • I’m using the Events Plus WordPress Plugin from CodeCanyon and it has worked great for me so far. There are still a few bugs as the plugin is still quite new but the support is great!

  18. Hi,

    Great post! I recently purchased the WordPress Events Registration Calendar plugin at CodeCanyon (http://wpeventsplus.com/) and I must say I am very impressed with the amount of features. This is a fairly new plugin and I found a couple of bugs but the support is amazing. At only $24 it’s a great bargain. I highly recommend it to anyone out there looking for an events plugin solution. Cheers!

    David

    • Thanks. That is very good news.

    • @David – Are you using it successfully with a theme from Elegant Themes?

      • Hi Erin,

        I can answer that for you! No wp events plus does not work with Divi theme. There is a jQuery conflict and the plugin developer blame the theme and no doubt Elegant themes would blame the plugin.

        Like others have said I find it odd that Elegant Themes write this blog post talking about event management plugins when themes like Divi don’t work with them. I’ve bought Divi for a new site but need an event management plugin. Does anyone know any plugins that will work with Divi?

        Thanks
        Gary

  19. We couldn’t wait for Modern Tribe to build in iCal support, so we built it ourselves. Currently it can pull events, but once the events are on the calendar, deleting the event from the iCal feed doesn’t remove it from the Calendar. Beyond that it’s a great addition.

    If anyone wants to check it out, it’s posted here: https://github.com/hwdsbcommons/tec-ical-importer

    • Thanks. When you say “can pull events”, do you mean users are able to, prior to your fix, download events from the event calendar to their computers/smart phones?

      And I’m not following you with the iCal feed. What is that? Does that mean if the event is deleted on the event calendar then the users’ computers/smart phones will not be updated?

      Sorry if these questions are very basic. I’m new to this.

      Thanks.

  20. Thank you! I’ve been looking forever for a WordPress events plugin that allows photos & e-commerce. Some events are impossible to describe and just need that photo. Timely is exactly what my client needs. THANK YOU!

  21. Sooooo, after the last update from Modern Tribe, The Event Calendar seems to work with Divi. Anyone else having success?

    I just don’t have any events to put on my calendar yet.

    I did get the Timely All-In-One Calendar to work, but never got the poster view to work.

    • For me it doesn’t seem to work, at least: the lay-out doesn’t.

      Should it work?

  22. Timely sloooows your site to a crawl and then they will blame your server

    • Which server host are you using?

  23. Well, I would like to know if there is a plugin which any visitor submit events in the calendar later on the system by it-self making this same date no more available not the admin???

  24. Well, I would like to know if there is a plugin which any visitor submit events in the calendar later on the system by it-self making this same date no more available not the admin the system???

  25. ‘Calendarize it!’ plugin is worth considering as well. It has plenty of options.

    • I tried Calendarize-It with and it doesn’t work with Divi. Seems to be a running theme.

  26. Are there any calendar plugin which let pro subscriber to manage their own calendar and let public subscriber to check the pro subscriber calendar and see their disponibility and reserve an appointment ? so personal calendar for each pro subscriber.

  27. I am moving a client’s site over to WP (from Shopify) for this very reason. I cannot find a decent responsive calendar app for Shopify! Thank goodness there are options with WP.

  28. from timely:

    “Gone is the ability to export events from Timely to Facebook and Importing events from pages you have liked or your friends has become increasingly difficult.”

    october 2014

  29. I had the same problem many others had with Modern Tribe. The calendar does not do recurring events. They blamed it on conflicts with other plug-ins so we tried all their suggestions and to no avail. Cost me money to pay others to do this for a paid plug-in. In the end they offered my money back since there seems to be no solution.

  30. Hi,
    A very good analysis. I am using the one from Modern Tribe in combination with Avada theme. No problems so far.
    The option to adjust the theme like Timely offers is great.
    Next time….
    T.

  31. Hey there,

    I’ve been using The Events Calendar+Facebook Events+Divi or My Cuisine on a few sites.. and for some reason it’s having an issue and replicating the events x10 once finished. Anybody else experiencing this and how do I stop that from happening?

    Thanks!

    Kristen

    • 1) I have the same problem, what can we do?

  32. I love Elegant themes. I will say I learned the hard way this past week that the Events Calendar Pro works well with the Divi Theme.

    But the Community Addon I purchase DOES NOT WORK WITH DIVI Theme at all. Total breakdown =fatal all white screen site on site.

    Hope some one updates the Community Pro addon over there soon!
    (My site: http://www.stayclassyarizona.com)

  33. We have been using Divi Theme now for one year and have been successful using the Events Calendar Pro. Absolutely no issues with the paid pro version. We have even added the color and filter modules, which add nice flexibility to the calendar plugin.

    • Brad,

      Could you tell us more? It seems many people have an issue with this plugin.

      EventOn plugin is good choice too. Somebody have done a try?

      What about this question, integrate a calendar plugin in a Divi theme, Elegant Themes team? Perhaps you could show us if it is really possible to do it.

      Thank you.

  34. Have you tried Event Calendar WD? This is really a complete solution for me and more cost-effective.

  35. Hi,
    we are using DIVI and The Event Calendar, it is working very well, has a great community and a responsive developement team.

    We are also using the great plugin Event Rocket (https://de.wordpress.org/plugins/event-rocket/) zu show group of events by category on several subpages.

    After updating DIVI to latest version all embedded shortcodes (e.g. shortcodes by Event Rocket and Shortcodes Ultimate) are not shown, I believe DIVI filters them out?? Why?

    Does anyone have a glue in this issue?

    • Urghs, sorry. My fault. I had problems with my child theme during update :-/
      Means: I’m so buggy!! …. so who can fix me? 😉

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