If your business hosts several events throughout the year, you probably understand the chaos involved with managing them all. You could manage the events better if they were in a central location for everyone to see.
Some of the more archaic ways to showcase events were Excel spreadsheets or PDF documents. However, those offered a poor visitor experience. Potential attendees would have to tab through a spreadsheet to find a specific event, or the attendee would forget altogether because the event information would be saved as an unnamed PDF on their desktop.
Luckily, there’s a better option to display your events. With plugins, you can now timetable different events on your WordPress website. These free tools offer the flexibility to display your events in multiple views, navigational controls to help visitors browse your events, and shortcodes for you to easily add event calendars without any need for coding.
This plugin is perfect for organizers managing several seminars, conferences, and meetings. WordPress Event Calendar is a user-friendly tool for managing multiple recurring events. You can arrange your upcoming events in a particular order or randomly.
Need an all-around schedule organizer? This plugin is designed to help you create and manage online schedules for single and multiple events. You can customize the event, add a date and time, and include a short description. Also, the color controls feature makes it easy to highlight and organize similar events.
Theater for WordPress is a plugin to manage and publish events for your theater, live venue, cinema, club, or festival. Using shortcodes, you can display all upcoming events by date, category, or production company. You also can use the free Event Duplicator extension to add duplicate events to your calendar — a helpful feature for when you need to enter several events at once.
Modern Events Calendar Lite is a comprehensive event management plugin for your website. You can create single or recurring events and display them in multiple views. With more than 40 design layouts, you can customize the calendar to fit the look for your brand. Also, the search feature helps your visitors find specific events on your calendar.
Jam-packed with useful features, The Events Calendar lets you create and manage an events calendar with ease. You can display your events in a calendar grid, list, or day-by-day view. There’s the option to organize and label events to help your visitors locate them faster. If you normally have events at the same venue, the plugin also lets you save your event information for future use.
Stop wasting time using Excel spreadsheets to display your events on your website. Instead, use WordPress plugins to showcase upcoming events, organize similar events, and customize your calendars. With these free tools, you’ll one step closer to creating your event timetable.
Originally published Nov 1, 2019 3:12:05 PM, updated November 01 2019