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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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