Do you want to create a WordPress website which main goal is to promote events? In this case you need to find a suitable event solution that will help you achieve this.
In this post I will present to you All-in-One Event Calendar. This plugin will allow you to list your events and present them to your audience with a style.
Why would I need a website that promotes events?
This is a great way to display your own events and gain a bigger audience for them. They can be free or paid. Such website can also gain revenue by promoting external free or paid events.
How to turn my WordPress website into an event website?
By downloading, installing and activating All-in-One Event Calendar. When you do this a new section in your WordPress dashboard will appear. It is called Events and it should be located right after the “Posts” section. It even uses the same icon.
In the Events section there are different sub-sections. Let’s review them one-by-one:
1. All Events
By default this sub-section should be empty since you don’t have any events yet. But when you create even one it will be showed here and you will be able to manage it by editing it (standard or quick edit), deleting it (by sending it to the trash), view the event, clone the event or clone it as a draft.
It is safe to say that the default WordPress way of managing posts and pages is applicable for managing your events with some differences, of course. But we’ll get back on this in a moment.
2. Add New
Here you actually create your event. You can set different details:
- Event title – that is to be publicly displayed;
- Event duration – start and end date and the respective time. The event can be an “All day event” as well;
- Event time zone;
- Repeatable event or not;
- Event location details – venue name, address, coordinates and placement on Google Maps;
- Event cost and tickets – the event can be free or paid. You can display an external link to purchase tickets for this event if it is paid;
- Organizer contact information – name, phone, e-mail, website URL;
- Main content of the event – you can add text and multimedia using the standard WordPress visual and/or text editors;
- Featured image;
- Custom fields;
- Comment options;
- Category and tag management;
- Publishing details;
Here you can manage your events by assigning them to categories or tags. Each category can have its description, colour and image.
4. Import Feeds
Here you can configure which other calendars your own calendar subscribes to. You can add any calendar that provides an iCalendar (.ics) feed. You need to enter the feed URL(s) and the events from those feeds will be imported periodically.
Here you can extend the power of All-in-One Event Calendar by adding different add-ons.
6. Calendar Themes
Make your All-in-One Event Calendar look awesome by adjusting its design. You can select one of the provided themes that will be most suitable for the overall design of your WordPress website.
7. Theme Options
In case you need to further change the design of the selected theme, then you can go to this sub-section for All-in-One Event Calendar. Here you can set:
- General options;
- Tables options;
- Buttons options;
- Forms options;
- Calender general;
- Month/weeek/day view;
- Agenda view
Maybe one of the most important sub-sections for All-in-One Event Calendar. Here you actually define how the plugin will behave on your WordPress website. You need to pay special attention and choose the most suitable options so that you can be satisfied from the final result.
9. Widget creator
In case you want to embed your events on external websites you can create an embeddable widget by using this sub-section for All-in-One Event Calendar. You are provided with some options and when you set them you will receive a code that needs to be embedded into the external website. Below you are also presented with a preview of the widget.
The creators of All-in-One Event Calendar suggest that you should not use this code on the website that is running the plugin as this might cause conflicts.
What else do I need to know about the usage of All-in-One Event Calendar?
You can use shortcodes. All of them are described in details on the FAQ section of the plugin on WordPress.org.
Each event is optimized for SEO which will serve for better website performance. The plugin is available for different languages which makes its usage international.
Can I see All-in-One Event Calendar in action?
Of course! There is a nice video that shows the functionality of the plugin. You can see it below:
And that’s it, friends. What do you thing of All-in-One Event Calendar? Will you use it in order to create an event website on WordPress?
Please share your thoughts in the comments below. Feel free to ask questions as well and don’t forget to share this post in social media.
See you soon, friends!