19 Apr 6+ Best Event Management Plugins For WordPress 2021
Whether you wish to create BtoB seminar or BtoC event (you may call it webinar) or fundraising events, you need to help yourself with a plugin that can help you manage events and calendar comfortably. I’ll enlist best WordPress events plugins right here with their individual details and links from where you can grab their installer zip file. Arranging events are getting very common these days, and it’s a great way to organize a meeting and get in touch with your readers or followers or fellow people in the network.
Plugins of this niche come with handy tools that can help you pick dates and pin them on the calendar, with details of course. These can help you set reminders for your readers to learn about important events. Just find the right one that suits requirements at your side.
Best WordPress Events Plugin
Let’s roll down to the list and see what options we got to manage events and calendar part of our website. I’m writing them down according to a pattern in which you’ll find best on top.
It will cost you $24 and bring features like integrated Google Maps, assign events as per categories, adding additional fields, different design layouts, sort and filter options and support for lots of languages.
It offers total responsive layouts which help the related things work even on smartphones, tablets or most common mobile phones. The whole design is minimal, and the complete plugin is extremely light weight.
You can use it to show anniversary or any other special event, and the plugin will make it special via graphics. It’s compatible with most of the browsers out there and even with latest version of WordPress script. Check on its official website and I’m sure you’ll find its demo worthy.
#2 Timetable Responsive Schedule For WordPress
Even without a plugin, the best way out there to manage different events and appointments is through a timetable (a type of calendar). This plugin offers the same kind of user interface and gets the job done in pretty fast.
The graphical elements are power backed by a responsive method which means that the timetable part of your website is even going to work effectively on smartphones, tablets, etc. It is compatible with most the browsers out there along with the latest version of WordPress script.
The design part here is really cool, and its official page says that it’s perfect for gym classes, school timetables or even for any business where you need to manage meetings, events, etc.
Responsive layout, Google Calendar integration, editable email notifications, fully translatable, email notifications, customizable appearance, etc. are the highlighting features over here, and I’m sure you will find everything inside worthy of $89 price you’ve to pay for Bookly plugin.
It supports most of the common payment gateways including PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.Net and you are even allowed to insert these gateways right on the event side. The design part is the main beauty, and it got a lot of categories of events that you can cover up using this plugin.
Once it’s installed (gets done like any other plugin) then you need to setup any event or meeting like gym meeting, lessons or any other event. Once category part is done then enter further details and make your design selections. You also don’t need to check the Dashboard area too often as you can expect every change to arrive in your email inbox.
WooEvents plugin that will cost you $39 and it comes bundled with PayPal integration, Google Maps, multiple occurrences, multiple attendee integrations, user-friendly event creation, full control over event map styles and colors, CSV support and totally responsive design. It comes with free 6 months support, and the plugin author can answer your questions or even help you get assistance dealing with bugs or compatibility issues.
It becomes further handy because it supports coupons using which you can share usable coupons to your readers like they have on shopping portals. Use it to create events , calendars, table and timeline shortcodes, invoices, and tags. Everything is set up pretty nicely, and you don’t need to worry about anything that can hurt a user’s experience.
#5 Stachethemes Event Calendar
Stachethemes Event Calendar is the perfect plugin if you are looking for the best solution to organizing your calendar with photo galleries and detailed information like weather forecast on the event day. There are social media features that allow users to share events or leave comments on the event page.
If you like to see videos of some of the features, such as adding custom icons, setting featured events, adding location map, or even creating a merchandise section, check out the plugin page on CodeCanyon.
#6 Event Expresso
Our next plugin is available in both free and premium versions. I’ve added the link here for premium one while you can find its lite (free) version right among the WordPress’s plugin store. If you love coffee a lot, then you’re going to like many aspects of this plugin. This is mainly because most of the labels are inspired by the coffee itself.
It will help you set up events, meetings, lessons or any other registration you may want to start with your readers or clients. It’s completely integrated with WordPress and supports most popular browsers. It’s compatible with the latest version of WordPress, but it misses out being responsive completely.
#7 Booking System PRO
This premium one will help you configure calendar, activities, services, discounts and attach all these things to a product. You can set them in different orders, and even a shopping cart can be put right away with them.
The plugin can even set certain features that will allow users to enter events and other details from the front end of the website. The coding part is supported by AJAX for smoother user experience, and a lot of extra features are offered which you may or may not need around. If you wish to set around a price tag offering a discount then both these things are possible within.
Over to You
Get ready for the events you’re planning to arrange with all your readers or clients as one of the above-mentioned plugins is going to help you out for sure. Just find out the perfect one as per your requirements and I hope things work out for you just as you’re planning. If you need any assistance, then let me know in the discussion section beneath.
*last updated 12/19/2019
Garth KoylePosted at 22:52h, 03 March
Event Espresso tries to adopt your WordPress theme layout, based on the blog archive template. Try testing with a more responsive theme, but let us know if there are areas that don’t respond like you expect them to.
Brian HPosted at 10:54h, 05 March
Thank you for stopping great work on Event Espresso. It is Pawan who reviewed and created this article and I will ask him if he could test your plugin on a responsive theme and report back here.
Alexander BevilacquaPosted at 20:32h, 18 November
Great round up! I thought I’d mention our event ticketing widget at picatic.com. It comes in a couple of flavors, light and dark –and incorporates a preview of your event page cover photo. Its a clean, simple and free option for event organizers to ticket directly from their website.
Hook and LoopPosted at 09:44h, 28 December
Picatic just withdrew (Dec 21) a lot of options from the free, basic plan. Price-wise, they’re basically on par with EventBrite now once you include all the costs. It has sent us back to the drawing board for one price-sensitive client.
Kevin FactSumoPosted at 23:54h, 20 April
Thanks, been looking for stuff like this all day. Anybody have a strong opinion on EventOn or Timetable?
cyberstreetsPosted at 02:53h, 04 May
EventOn plugin looks so cute. So before I bought it I googled “eventon plugin review” just to double-check. Well, a number of unhappy reviews came up with, don’t believe me, check out his own plugins help queue. Well, glad I did because wow, it is really long and nobody is getting an answer! I noticed one saying it didn’t work with the newest version of WooCommerce, that is critical for me. Then another, and another. Well, if I am paying for a plugin I need support, not to mention WooCommerce integration. So, beware EventOn plugin…
Dany BrownPosted at 11:47h, 20 July
I am currently using Events+ http://wpeventsplus.com/ to manage my events and it works great. They have a new version 2.0 coming out next week with a ton of new features!
Editorial StaffPosted at 02:26h, 28 July
Cool! Glad to see you’ve found one that we missed. What’s your favorite feature about the plugin?
Dany BrownPosted at 21:33h, 01 August
I mostly like the fact that all core features are included, unlike other plugins which charge extra for add-ons, and the support is great as well. I highly recommend it!
KristinaPosted at 01:54h, 05 January
I’m trying to set up a wedding planning user area for my website. I’m looking for a front end event plugin that will fit a responsive theme that users can manage themselves and every user gets the same project template. Ideally it should consist of checklists ,a vendor address book. Progress toolbars, I’d love a seating planner and an area to manage budget. Does anyone know how best to achieve this?