Create An Easy To Use Calendar For WordPress Websites

Gary Green
Gary Green
July 19, 2023

If you’re keen to attract a larger number of people to the events that you’re hosting. No matter whether it’s webinars or local fundraising walks that you want to promote, it isn’t always easy to get people to register to take part, and that’s where calendars can prove to be so helpful for your WordPress website. 

The good news is that it’s easy to create events calendars for WordPress sites thanks to the available of WordPress plugins. So, let’s take a closer look at how you can achieve this goal.

Why Use WordPress Websites For Event Promotion

It’s very beneficial to promote events on your WordPress site, no matter whether you’re running a business or a blog. Directing users towards your website raises brand awareness and generates greater interest in what you have to offer. 

When you promote events you can also grow your own email list simply by including a form that allows users to subscribe for information about any upcoming events. However, the most important thing you can do for event promotion is to create your events calendar, displaying every event in a single location. 

WordPress has reliable plugins that allow to effortlessly showcase everything upcoming in an organised, neat way.

Using Plugins For Events Calendars

There are several plugins you can use to add events calendars to your site. The Events Calendar is a popular one that is easy to use and free of charge. The calendar it creates is no-frills, but it’s ideal if you only need something basic. 

You can create the first event on your calendar as soon as you’ve installed the plugin and activated it. Just navigate to Events then Add New in the admin dashboard. Start by adding a title and a description then enter some details about your event including its location, date, and time. It’s also possible to add organiser information and even set a price for your event. 

You’ll find some other settings too, if further customisation is needed and you can add an image for the event. As soon as you’re happy with your setting, Publish the event by clicking on the blue button. 

Editing Your Calendar 

Once you’ve activated your plugin, your website will receive your events calendar. You can view it by navigating in the admin area’s top menu to Events then clicking on View Calendar. Editing it can be done by returning to the admin area and visiting Events and Settings. That allows you to configure the number of events displayed on each page and change the URL. 

You can also change how the calendar will be displayed by scrolling up and clicking on your Display tab. Don’t forget to save your changes though. 

Other Calendar Plugins

There are other more complex calendars that you could add as plugins to your website if you need something a little more complex. The All In One Event Calendar is another free, user-friendly tool that offers more customisation options and features that the basic “The Events Calendar” option. The best thing about this plugin is that it allows the calendar to seamlessly fit with the current branding and theme of your site.

Event Calendar WD is another possible plugin that you might want to consider. This flexible and free tools allows effortlessly adding and management of events on a WordPress site while also allowing you to include social media sharing buttons on your calendar. If you use this plugin, you can add links to YouTube videos so visitors can get some idea of what they can expect at your event. 

It’s also possible to add event categories and featured images. You can’t set any pricing for the event though, so you’ll need to add the information into the description. This plugin also allows the creation of multiple calendars, although the version that’s available for free will only allow the default theming to be used. 

Upgrading to the premium plugin will be necessary if you’re going to modify your theme’s options. Another great feature of this plugin is that you can allow your visitors to share events on their own social media platforms simply by checking the option for Enable Social Icons. Don’t forget to save your changes though once you’re done! 

An Overview Of How To Add Your WordPress Events Calendar

There’s no denying that adding the events calendar onto your WordPress website is an excellent way of communicating key information about your different events in a format that is user-friendly to access. It lets the visitors to your website know precisely what will be happening and when, while also providing them with further details about what the event will be covering, where it will be happening, and how much it’s going to cost. 

The best thing about adding an events calendar to your WordPress site is that it doesn’t need to be difficult or time-consuming thanks to the existence of plenty of free plugins that make it a breeze to add one onto your site. The Events Calendar plugin is the simplest of all to use, and will be perfectly suitable for the most basic uses, although if you need something more complex or involved, you’ll find that you may be better off using one of the other options that we’ve suggested here. 

Whichever plugin you’ve decided to use, there are just four simple steps to follow to get your events calendar up and running, doing it’s bit for your business! Just configure your plugin’s settings, choose the right kind of calendar to suit your needs, add the details for each event that you want to include on the calendar and create your very first event! 

It couldn’t be quicker or easier to get your events calendar off the ground if you follow the simple instructions that we’ve outlined here, and soon you’ll be reaping the benefits of having a showcase on your WordPress site for all of your upcoming events, right where your site’s visitors will be able to see them easily!

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