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Event Calendar

A stylish event calendar that shows you all the events going to be held on a particular date.


You can install the Event Calendar plugin using 2 different ways:

  1. Automatic Installation : You can install plugin from backend of your WordPress. Click Here to see how you can do automatic installation.
  2. Manual Installation : You can install plugin manually using SFTP or FTP tool as well. Click Here to see how you can do manual installation.

Complete Video Guide On Event Calendar Add On

Events Calendar on Event Listing Page

Once Plugin installed and activated,

  • Event Calendar icon will appear on the Event listing page as showing in this below screenshot. Clicking on that icon will show you event calendar with all the available events on the website.
  • WP Event Manager Event calendar

The Shortcode for Event Calendar

For displaying the Events Calendar on a specific page, you need to add events calendar shortcode into the description area of the page.

  1. Create a new page from WP-admin >> Pages >> Add New.
  2. Name it something along the lines of “Event Calendar”.
  3. Add the shortcode inside the content area:
  4. [events_calendar]
  5. In order to sort the events by category or types, enter the following code.
  6. [events_calendar category="charity"]

    WP Event Manager Event calendar new page

Note : It is best to insert the shortcode into the ‘Text’ view of the visual editor to ensure it gets formatted correctly.

Frontend Events Calendar Layout

The calendar with the indication and information of any events on your website on specific dates is awesome. The screenshots here show how the event calendar will look on the front end of your website.

  • It shows tooltip box with the Event name, Image, Description, start and end date on the event title you hovered.
    WP Event Manager Event calendar frontend layout

Event Calendar Widget

In order to add the widget of calendar,
WP event manager Event calendar frontend widget

  1. Login to admin panel
  2. Follow, WP-admin >> Appearance >> Widgets
  3. A widget called the Event Calendar appears in the widgets’ list.
  4. Drag this widget and drop it to the required widget area and show the event calendar at the required location(For ex: sidebar area of your website).
    WP Event Manager Event calendar Widget

Advanced: Overriding/Customizing the templates

For overriding or customization template files can be found in the “/wp-event-manager-calendar/templates/” directory.

To override a template file,

  1. Create directory “wp-event-manager-calendar” under your theme folder
  2. Copy the template file to “/wp-content/yourtheme/wp-event-manager-calendar/” directory.
  3. Your theme will use all the template files from the “/wp-content/yourtheme/wp-event-manager-calendar/” directory instead of the plugin’s template file (/wp-content/plugins/wp-event-manager-calendar/).
  • Event-calendar.php template file now lists the user’s calendar.

Note: If you have override template file and plugin frequently updating then you need to sync template file with new updates from the plugin’s template file for better functionality and new features.

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