How to Use the Events Calendar Plugin for WordPress

Events Calendar Plugin for WordPress

The Events Calendar Plugin for WordPress is simple to use.

The free version comes with the basic features to manage events in WordPress, including a calendar view to display events to your visitors.

I’m going to show you how to install and start using Events Calendar Plugin.

Step #1. Install The Events Calendar

  • Login to your WordPress site.
  • Go to Plugins > Add new and search for “The Events Calendar”.
  • Click “Install Now” and activate the plugin.
Events Calendar Plugin for WordPress

Step #2. Create categories

  • Go to Events > Event categories
  • Set title and description
  • When you’re done, click Add new event category button.

In addition, you can create tags, venues and organizers from the Events submenu. It’s important to mention you can create those same details also while adding a new event as next step explains.

Step #3. Add events

  • Go to Events > Add new
  • Set title and description

Scroll down, in Time and date section set:

  • All day event (optional)
  • Start date and time
  • End date and time
  • Set an specific timezone by doing click in “Timezone: UTC+0” link (optional)
Events Calendar Plugin for WordPress

In Location, choose an existing venue or create a new one by selecting “Use new venue” and type the details below:

  • Venue Name
  • Address
  • City
  • Country
  • State or Province
  • Postal code
  • Phone
  • Website
  • Check or uncheck to show google map and link

In Organizers, type the details for a new or choose an existing one:

  • Organizer name
  • Phone
  • Website
  • Email

In Event website, type the url if any.

In Event cost, define a price that every person who attend would pay (optional).

  • Currency symbol such as $ and decide to display before or after the cost
  • Cost
Events Calendar Plugin for WordPress
  • Finally, on the right side of the screen choose a category.
  • When you’re done, click Publish button.
Events Calendar Plugin for WordPress

Step #4. Preview the calendar

  • While you’re logged in, go to the Events link on the admin bar to preview the calendar.
Events Calendar Plugin for WordPress

Your end result would look like the screenshot below:



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    Valentin discovered Joomla in 2010, and since then he has considered it as the best CMS. Valentin has been coding extensions and templates for Joomla for many years and truly enjoys helping people build their own websites with Open Source tools. He lives in San Julián, Jalisco, México.

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Juan Lopez
Juan Lopez
6 years ago

Thank you for the instructions…..I installed this plugin because my company is looking for a full feature calendar/event plugin. I added a venue, no problem. Then I tried to add an event and when I got to location, nothing happened and nothing showed in the venue dropdown. It was blank. I could neither chose an existing venue nor create a new one. The same with the “Select a Country” dropdown while adding the venue. Am I missing something?

Nuzaifa Akhtar
Nuzaifa Akhtar
2 years ago

I have Installed and activated this plugin and did all the steps to create events but when it displays it does not look like this calendar displayed in the above picture. Should I something more?

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