WP Event Manager – Events Calendar, Registrations, Sell Tickets with WooCommerce

Description

Suffering with a complicated and feature-bloated event management plugin is not a situation you need to be in. You’ll want an intuitive, snappy way to create events fast. What’s more, you’ll need a quick way to set events up regardless of whether they are in-person, virtual, or everything in between. WP Event Manager is a lightweight and scalable plugin that helps you implement a full-featured event management system within WordPress for both live and virtual events.

WP Event Manager works out of the box with practically every WordPress theme, so you won’t need to develop any custom solutions or make extra purchases. It also offers a number of ways to customize the look of your events listings, and you can even supercharge your event management using premium add-ons.

Both attendees and site owners love to use WP Event Manager, and our team is ready to stand by your side to help you run any and every event you hold:

“…users rave about the developer support for the free version of the plugin…”
– Brian Jackson, woorkup

It’s the number one way to set up and list events on your WordPress website.

👉🏻 WP Event Manager: Everything You Need to Manage Your Events for Free

If you want to set up events in a hurry, WP Event Manager has all the core features and functionalities you need to create a robust event management system in just a few minutes:

  • Add, remove, and organize your event listings using the familiar WordPress interface – you won’t need to leave the dashboard.
  • Assign event locations to each of your events, and group them by those locations.
  • Create custom event fields, to help you personalize your events and make them unique.
  • Event organizers can log in and access full event management features, such as viewing, editing, deleting, and canceling events.
  • Get live previews of every event you create, so you’ll know how your attendees will see your event listing.
  • Display each event listing by simply using shortcodes within your content. There are different shortcodes to help you present your events in many different ways.

👉🏻 Give Users the Power to Find Events Through Search

Once you add events to your site, you’ll want users to find them. WP Event Manager includes lots of ways to direct your users towards your events, fast:

  • You can search and filter events on the front-end using shortcodes. Each listing is ‘AJAX-powered’ for a super slick presentation.
  • Guests and registered users can submit and manage event listings using a front-end form.
  • You’re able to easily attach an email address and/or website URL to each event listing, so users have more ways to find your event, and search engines get the opportunity to index it.
  • A user can also employ built-in RSS functionality to subscribe to similar events, meaning they’ll never miss your next one.
  • There is full-featured taxonomy management included in WP Event Manager, and users can also filter events based on their current location.

There’s more to discover about WP Event Manager, and our website and documentation have everything you need to know about the complete experience.

👉🏻 WP Event Manager Provides a Class-Leading User Experience

WP Event Manager is a user-focused event management solution, and provides a class-leading experience for every user:

  • The plugin offers typical cross-browser support for Google Chrome, Firefox, Apple Safari, and Opera.
  • The interface is smooth to scroll through, thanks for AJAX-powered design elements. What’s more, it looks fantastic on all screen sizes.
  • There are widgets available for recent events, upcoming events, and featured events. This means you can display your events almost anywhere on your site. With our premium Calendar add-on, you can display calendar events in multiple places on your website, in a number of different ways.
  • Every user gets comprehensive documentation and video tutorials on how to get the best out of WP Event Manager.
  • There are lots of different ways to get support if you need it. Free WP Event Manager users can submit a request to our dedicated WordPress.org forum. There’s also a support forum to provide a community that’s ready to help you solve any issues you have with WP Event Manager.

Site owners love WP Event Manager, and so do users. This is why it’s the leading event management plugin on the market:

“…This is a valuable plugin that many WordPress users can benefit from.…”
David Coleman – WP Mayor

You’ll find plenty of five-star reviews and recommendations across our site, and here on WordPress.org too!

👉🏻 A Developer-Focused Event Management Plugin for Serious WordPress Businesses

Developers will also love to work with WP Event Manager. It’s a clean, well-coded solution under the hood that comes with a number of helpful inclusions:

  • Search engine optimization built into the code as standard.
  • A translation-ready codebase to help globalize event copy.
  • Caching support, to keep things running fast and friction-free.
  • Plenty of endpoints and template files to provide deep customization to the core WP Event Manager code.
  • A debug mode to ensure your WP Event Manager installation runs smooth at all times.

You can also contribute to WP Event Manager – the WP Event Manager GitHub Repository is always looking for Added contributors to help with the project. Regardless of whether you are a stie owner, end user, or developer, WP Event Manager is the go-to event management plugin for WordPress.

👉🏻 WP Event Manager Offers Translations Into a Number of Different Languages

The WP Event Manager plugin offers over 40 inbuilt translations, making sure your events setup is easy and immediately available in your own language:

✔️ Arabic – (ar)
✔️ Arabic (Algerian) – (arq)
✔️ Arabic (Moroccan) – (ary)
✔️ Bengali – (bn_BD)
✔️ Bulgarian – (bg_BG)
✔️ Chinese (China) – (zh_CN)
✔️ Dutch – (nl_NL)
✔️ English (Australia) – (en_AU)
✔️ English (UK) – (en_GB)
✔️ English (Canada) – (en_CA)
✔️ English (Added Zealand) – (en_NZ)
✔️ English (South Africa) – (en_ZA)
✔️ French – (fr_FR)
✔️ French (Belgium) – (fr_BE)
✔️ German – (de_DE)
✔️ German (Switzerland) – (de_CH)
✔️ Greek – (el)
✔️ Hebrew – (he_IL)
✔️ Hindi – (hi_IN)
✔️ Icelandic – (is_IS)
✔️ Indonesian – (id_ID)
✔️ Italian – (it_IT)
✔️ Japanese – (ja)
✔️ Latvian – (lv)
✔️ Lithuanian – (lt_LT)
✔️ Nepali – (ne_NP)
✔️ Polish – (pl_PL)
✔️ Portuguese (Brazil) – (pt_BR)
✔️ Portuguese (Portugal) – (pt_PT)
✔️ Romanian – (ro_RO)
✔️ Russian – (ru_RU)
✔️ Serbian – (sr_RS)
✔️ Sinhala – (si_LK)
✔️ Slovak – (sk_SK)
✔️ Spanish (Spain) – (es_ES)
✔️ Spanish (Mexico) – (es_MX)
✔️ Spanish (Colombia) – (es_CO)
✔️ Spanish (Chile) – (es_CL)
✔️ Swedish – (sv_SE)
✔️ Turkish – (tr_TR)
✔️ Ukrainian – (uk)
✔️ Vietnamese – (vi)

WP Event Manager also supports Right-To-Left (RTL) languages as standard, so you can use the plugin for international events, regardless of your target primary language.

More languages are earmarked for addition in the future too. We’d love more contributors to our translation efforts, and you can assist through the translate.wordpress.org website!

👉🏻 Get More From Your Event Management Using Premium Add-Ons

The free version of WP Event Manager is full-featured and ready to use. However, if you want more functionality without learning to code (or hiring a developer), the plugin lets you purchase and install a number of add-ons to enhance your experience.

👥 Registrations
Attendees can register for events using a form, and organizers can view and manage registrations from WordPress.

🎟 Sell Tickets
Gives you the ability to integrate the ability to sell tickets for your events with WooCommerce – the most popular e-commerce platform for WordPress. You can create multiple event tickets for purchase (or that you can redeem) during submission.

🗓 Calendar
This lets you display an event calendar that lists upcoming events on your website. We think calendar events are the most convenient way to display your listings!

🗺 Google Maps
This add-on lets you integrate the popular map functionality on your site. You can find events based on location, and the add-on also enables proximity search on your site.

📆 Recurring Events
If you need to create a batch of events to generate on a regular basis, this add-on will be perfect.

📝 Attendee Information
Coordination is a big part of event management, and this add-on lets you collect information about the attendees at the point of registration.

Emails
Getting notifications about your events will help you manage them better. This add-on will send you notifications in three situations: when you submit an event, when you approve an event, and when an event is over.

🎨 Colors
While there is a lot of customization within WP Event Manager, the Colors add-on gives you more options. With this add-on you’re able to change the colors for the event type and categories, to help direct visitors to the right event listing.

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Screenshots

  • The submit Event Form.

  • Submit Event Preview.

  • A Single Event Listing.

  • Event Search Filters

  • Event Listing - Line Layout

  • Event Listing - Box Layout

  • Frontend - Event Dashboard.

  • Backend - Event Dashboard.

  • Add Added Event From Backend - Admin Panel.

  • Add Event Type From Backend - Admin Panel.

  • Add Event Category From Backend - Admin Panel.

  • Event Listing Settings From Backend - Admin Panel.

  • Event Submission Settings From Backend - Admin Panel.

  • Event Page Settings From Backend - Admin Panel.

FAQ

What does the free version of WP Event Manager give me?

You can manage your event listings in full, such as adding, removing, and organizing them using the WordPress dashboard. You can also create custom event fields. You’re able to assign locations to an event, and group collections using those locations.

For all other functionality, you’ll want to make use of any of our premium add-ons for WP Event Manager.

How do I set up WP Event Manager?

Our installation guide will help you get WP Event Manager onto your WordPress system. Adding your first event is straightforward, and for most cases, you’ll simply need to insert a shortcode into your content.

Can I use WP Event Manager without front-end submissions?

Of course! You can use WP Event Manager without submitting anything from the front end by omitting the [submit_event_form] shortcode. You’ll still get the full experience of listing events.

How can I customize the event submission form?

We have full documentation on the event submission form shortcode within our knowledge base. However, to customize the form itself, you can follow the same process we recommend for editing fields.

Is there a way to add more functionalities to WP Event Manager?

Yes – WP Event Manager is a full-featured event management plugin, but you can also add even more to the feature set.

A wide variety of add-ons are available to help you add live streaming, a calendar, more customizability, and Google Maps functionality (among others). You can even sell tickets, manage attendees, and much more.

You can buy each add-on within a bundle, or for an individual price, which means you’re able to tailor WP Event Manager to your own requirements

How can I add a calendar to my WP Event Manager setup?

Adding a calendar to your site is a great way to showcase events in a familiar and intuitive layout. WP Events Manager provides the Calendar add-on. You can show a calendar with listing, individual calendar events, in a variety of different presentations.

For example, you can show upcoming calendar events, single-date calendar events, and more. You’re also able to display the calendar in a number of locations using shortcodes and widgets.

Is there a way to stream live events using WP Event Manager?

Yes! WP Event Manager is a full-scale virtual event platform that lets you carry out live streaming. We package a number of related add-ons together in our Virtual Bundle. This lets you access the features in our Expo Networking and Speaker and Schedule add-ons. What’s more, you can sell tickets, collect attendee data, manage those attendees, provide virtual name tags, and even add users to either Zoho or HubSpot CRMs.

Can I sell tickets to events using WP Event Manager?

You can sell tickets using the WP Event Manager Sell Tickets add-on. This combines with the WooCommerce plugin to let you set up multi-level pricing tiers, and track the ticket sales you make.

You could sell tickets live too, as the interface lets you add Added paid tickets to WP Event Manager. In fact, there are a number of ticket options you can use to refine the experience for both you and your attendees.

Can I pass on my ideas and thoughts about WP Event Manager to you?

We love to hear from every user of WP Event Manager! You’re welcome to contact us using the form on our website, although we also have a lot of social media channels to browse through:

Feel free to drop us a message to pass on your thoughts about how you use WP Event Manager.

Where can I find out more about how to use WP Event Manager?

Our Help Center is the best place to find out more about WP Event Manager. Within, you’ll find a dedicated FAQ section, a full knowledge base, support for any add-on purchases, and much more.

Reviews

පෙබරවාරි 22, 2024
The plugin itself is quite solidly made. The design in the frontend is appealing and the idea behind it is well implemented in principle.I like the knowledge base, which offers some functions that make the tool customisable.However, I do not recommend using the plugin without a child theme, as I had to intervene in the code in many places to make the plugin usable.The translation into German does not work in many places, although the language file displays the translation. Only hard-coding helped here.Some of the add-ons are not worth the money because they are not sufficiently implemented.I find it a pity that the developers have left hardly any room for customising the design. I have rarely had to make so many improvements to a plugin with my own CSS.I can also hardly recommend the support. Despite all the criticism, I can recommend the tool if you have some knowledge.
පෙබරවාරි 18, 2024 1 reply
i hope wp event manager team, at least reply my ticket on their website. will update this rating when they solving my problem.
පෙබරවාරි 16, 2024 1 reply
It comes as a lightweight plugin with good support in the advertisement. Turns out because of using it you endup with 12 related plugins so this "lightweight" can manage bookings payments for them, etc. But even then it did not. I have 10 years experience in WP and its plugins. This plugin has had only issues and bugs since i bought it. It is a nightmare. The support answers almost every day. That what the one star is for. But only one short answer that makes the processe really slow. They all have a schedule a meeting button in the signature. That looks kinda professional and you might think cool we do this back and forward answering (one sentence a day) in a 30min session. But eventhough you booked and got a confirmation, - you open zoom at the right time. No one comes. after 20 min you write an email if this session is happening now. 7 Days later i get the an answer: "what is the issue?" My issues are that: a bug does not let me publish events sometimes recently the basket stays empty I want to collect attendee information like on your video, but even with the right plugins it just does not function. So no I am really having it with this plug-in i am only still in it because they have my 200$ and for small non profit like ours this is alot of money. #norefund This plugin has not been put to work since we bought it 2 weeks ago. Even with the support it has not been possible to make this plugin work.
පෙබරවාරි 15, 2024
Been using this plugin for awhile now including pro add-ons. I have had no issues with the function of the plugin. Ran into some output text when submitting an event which I contacted support and they were quickly able to remedy for me.
පෙබරවාරි 8, 2024 1 reply
We tested three products before deciding on WP Event Manager. My first question to support met with a very quick response, however all subsequent questions have had no response at all. This is even more surprising when I was asking how I could pay for our installed system! It means we can't actually use the product as I want. It does make me worry about the quality of support and if I don't get a reply within the next day or so we will be forced to choose one of the other products.
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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

[3.1.43] 22-02-2024

Fixed : URL type value is now shown on the organizer details page.
Fixed : Orgnaizer and venue section image is missing.
Fixed : Venue shortcode and details are added to the shortcode menu
Fixed : YouTube videos on Gutenberg blocks are now working properly.
Fixed : The security issue faced while updating events has been resolved.

[3.1.42] 07-02-2024

Fixed : The problem of the undefined arrow key while updating Elementor is resolved.
Fixed : The organizer logo can now be saved in the backend.
Fixed : In organizer, ID field is available in the backend.
Fixed: The issue of image removal after deleting an event is resolved.
Fixed : Visual Composer added event listing shortcodes.
Fixed : Security issue fixed and improved.
Added : The event country field can now be hidden with a snippet code.
Added : Event list view is now available in Elementor.

[3.1.41] 29-12-2023

Fixed: Pagination issue on past event listing page.
Fixed: Remove deleted field from Elementor Single Event Field widget.
Fixed: Security issue with version 3.1.40 is resolved now.

[3.1.40] 05-12-2023

Fixed: A Layout option is added to the Elementor “Event Listing” widget.
Fixed: The 404 error message that is displayed in the organizer and venue form is removed.
Fixed: Security issue with version 3.1.39 is resolved now.
Fixed: The event_summary shortcode is now working properly.
Fixed: The order by name attribute is now working properly.
Fixed: The issue related to the registration button on the single event field is now resolved.
Fixed: Issue related to the event type display on the post-an-event page is resolved.
Fixed: The problem of duplicate event appearance in attendee information is now resolved.
Fixed: The problem of adding an organizer is now resolved.
Fixed: The organizer and venue ID is now displayed properly.
Fixed: New Shortcode attribute is added.
Fixed: New Shortcode attribute is added for event listing.
Fixed: Code snippet to set custom expire event date time
Fixed: Media library section images will no longer be available after deleting the data.
Fixed: No data is available in the media library as well in the database after deleting the plugin.
Fixed: Venue and organizer data are no longer available after deleting the plugin.
Fixed: New screenshots and content are added to the event submission settings section.
Fixed: Documentation is added for translating your site language without Loco Translate.
Fixed: The issue related to the appearance of the venue in the front end is now fixed.
Fixed: The problem of the old comments in the single event listing is now resolved.
Fixed: code is added for sorting events on the organizer detail page.
Fixed: RSS feed functionality document is added to the event listing section.
Fixed: Event Listing shortcode attributes are added to the documentation.

[3.1.39] 24-10-2023

Fixed : The availability issue of the field editor option is resolved.
Fixed : Adding a new ticket from the frontend to an event issue has been resolved.
Fixed : The grammatical error in the text of the general settings tab has been resolved.
Fixed : Issue related to the availability of events in the RSS feed has been resolved.
Fixed : Events will take time to load.
Fixed : Warning error message is fixed on the admin side.
Fixed : Hook would be used to validate additional fields.
Fixed : Event Banner missing on single event page.
Fixed : Events won’t load if using Hebrew characters in event type or category.
Added : Add country code for the event organizer.
Added : Add country code for the offline event.

[3.1.38] 20-08-2023

Fixed : Apostrophes issue with custom field names is fixed.
Fixed : Wpeditor field is now showing default placeholder.
Fixed : Registration email , URL field with updated value can now be displayed on the backend side.
Fixed : Warning message related issue is fixed.
Fixed : The warning message that was displayed in the Add, Edit and update options of the organizer and venue is now removed.
Fixed : While creating a new event from the frontend, event type and category are displayed as numbers.
Fixed : Translation issue is fixed.
Fixed : Fatal error message issue is fixed.
Fixed : Security issue is fixed.

[3.1.37.1] 14-08-2023

Fixed: Plugin is tested with the latest WordPress version and removed compatibility issues with it.
Fixed: The issue related to my registration email/URL is fixed in WP Event Manager.

[3.1.37] 07-08-2023

Fixed: Events of other languages can now be shown using the Polylang plugin
Fixed: On the event details page, clicking on the event type and event category was showing an error message which is now resolved.
Fixed: The problem related to customizing the permalink is resolved.
Fixed: The issue related to the display of an event multi-day start day is solved
Fixed: ReCAPTCHA can now be removed from the Event Organizer page as per requirement.
Fixed: The undefined URL error on the registration button on the event detail page is fixed.
Fixed: Filters can now be added to change the image alt-text for the event banner.
Fixed: Event shortcode display issue is resolved.
Fixed: The Filter and Reset button in the Guest group dashboard can now be seen in the horizontal line.
Fixed: Event Category shortcode attributes are now working properly.
Fixed: Creating a new event from the front, the event expiry date can be added.
Fixed: The appearance of the deleted event field in the field editor is fixed.
Fixed: Space issue between the date and time separator is resolved.
Fixed: Users are now able to select values from dropdown.
Fixed: Shortcode upcoming events and past events, layout attribute is not working.
Fixed: Display issue of added fields in the venue details page is resolved.
Fixed: Provided options for a full day event to avoid the repetition of the start date and end date.
Fixed: The newly added event fields in the event form can be deleted as per requirements.
Fixed: Organizers can make their events private or public using the Field editor.
Fixed: Shortcode related issue on the view page.
Fixed: Pagination is now working properly with the past event listing module.
Fixed: Issue related to adding organizers and venues at the backend is resolved.
Fixed: Problem related to the Dates displayed in the list view is resolved.
Fixed: Backend venue and organizer related issue is resolved.
Fixed: String Translation issue is fixed.
Added: Added shortcode for upcoming events.
Added: A new feature added in the event layout type shortcode.
Added: A new shortcode attribute is added to change the title of event listing.
Added: Advanced search filters are added to the event listing page.
Added: A new feature was added in the event layout type shortcode.
Added: Reset button is added to the event dashboard.

[3.1.36] 30-06-2023

Fixed : Revert back when filtering using search_datetimes.
Fixed : Recenet events widget section – Past events removed from it
Fixed : At backend setting – If ticket type deactivate then visible on event details page.
Fixed : Event status is display active after manually set event exipred date.
Fixed : Validate number field for decimal value.
Fixed : Paragraph formating not working on single event detail page for venue/organizer.
Fixed : Calendar design issue with core plugin.
Added : Email field type added in the field editor.
Added : Added setting for email header in the general tab.

[3.1.35] 23-06-2023

Fixed : Repetition of event titles in the post_meta table is now resolved.
Fixed: The undefined error messages are successfully removed.
Fixed : The problem with the Past event display in the widget is fixed.
Fixed : Event expiry date related issue is fixed.
Fixed : The issue of improper email in the registration database is resolved.
Fixed : The field editor page on the admin side remains blank when the organizer option is disabled in the general setting.
Fixed : The content of Ticket selection filter settings is updated.
Fixed : The language translation issue in the core plugin is resolved.
Fixed : The mobile view of the event category and event type is improved
Fixed : The design for long event titles in the event dashboard is improved.
Fixed : Issue related to the loading time of the event overview site is resolved.
Fixed : Choose an event and Choose a category options are added to the dropdown menu of event types and event categories.
Fixed : Issue related to the processing time is shortened when using selected datetime filter option.
Fixed : Problem with the event display of past event shortcodes is resolved.
Fixed : Added shortcode to display the list of expired events.
Added : Widgets are now available in the list format.
Added : Shortcodes of each addon can now be displayed in a list form.

[3.1.34] 18-05-2023

Fixed – PHP Fatal error message issue of the event manager plugin is fixed.
Fixed – Event thumbnail is missing on the …