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How To Create An Event Listing Website With WordPress

Do you need to promote events on your WordPress website? Would you like to turn your WordPress website into an event management portal?

In this post, you will learn how to create an event listing website using WP Event Manager, a flexible and versatile plugin that works with any WordPress theme to create an event website quickly and easily.

How To Create An Event Listing Website With WP Event Manager Plugin

If you host many events and use WordPress to power your website, you may want to consider creating an event listing website or turn your WordPress website into an event management portal using an event management plugin.

When creating an event management website, some of the features you will want to add to your site include forms for registering and submitting information about events, ways to manage and display all relevant event information to users and sell tickets, a reliable event calendar WordPress plugin and more.

In a separate tutorial, we provide detailed information about the Event Espresso event management and registration premium plugin.

In this post, we look at a flexible and versatile FREE event management plugin called WP Event Manager, which allows you to create an event ‘marketplace’ and sell event listings on your WordPress site.

WP Event Manager Plugin

(WP Event Manager Plugin)

Plugin Description

WP Event Manager is a lightweight plugin for event registration which adds event listing functionality to your WordPress site.

With this plugin installed, you can showcase and sell tickets for your own events or create an event marketplace and allow online users to submit and manage their own events and charge users for this service.

The plugin is easy to set up and install and works with any WordPress theme. It is also free to install. The free version has all options you need to create a simple event listing site and run an event management system.

Advanced functionality is available through paid add-ons. Add-ons allow you to expand your event listing site with features like selling tickets, creating alerts, allowing users to search events by location, and more.

WP Event Manager Core Features

Some of the features included in the WP Event Manager plugin include:

Plugin Installation

To download and install the plugin from your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New

(Plugins Menu – Add New)

Type in ‘WP Event Manager’ in the Keyword field, then locate WP Event Manager and click on the ‘Install Now’ button …

After installing WP Event Manager, click on the ‘Activate’ button to activate the plugin …

(Activate plugin)

A new menu item will be added to your main WordPress menu …

(WP Event Manager Menu Screen)

Plugin Usage

You can use the Setup wizard to set up the plugin or configure it manually using the ‘Settings’ screen.

With WP Event Manager you can create a WordPress events listing siteusing frontend and backend submission forms of events for free.

Event organizers can list their events on your website using the frontend submission form by filling out the event description and location, plus other details. You can also disable frontend submissions.

Before event organizers make their event listing go live, they can see how their listing will look when published. The preview will be identical to the published event listing. Event organizers can edit and correct their listings until they are happy with it looks and are ready to publish it live.

Let’s go through the settings section.

WP Event Manager Settings

Before creating events, we recommend configuring the plugin settings.

Go to Event Listings > Settings and you will see a tabbed interface indicating accessible settings. Setting tabs are divided into ‘Event Listings’, ‘Event Submission’ and ‘Pages’ settings.

Event Listings Settings

(Event Listings Settings)

The ‘Event Listings’ tab includes the following settings:

Event Submission Settings

(Event Submission Settings)

The ‘Event Submission’ tab includes the following options:

Pages Settings

(Pages Settings)

The ‘Pages’ tab includes the following settings:

Event Categories

If you enable this option in the ‘Settings’ section, the ‘Event Categories’ feature will be activated and added to the ‘Event Listings’ menu, allowing you to add new event categories …

(Event Categories)

Event Types

If you enable this option in the ‘Settings’ section, the ‘Event Types’ feature will be activated and added to the ‘Event Listings’ menu, allowing you to add new event types …

(Event Types)

How To Add An Event In WP Event Manager Plugin

To add the new event, select ‘Add New’ link under Event Listing menu item in the admin …

(WP Event Manager – Add New Event)

In the sidebar, you will see two options named ‘event categories’ and ‘event types’ (if you enabled those in the ‘Event Listings’ settings tab.) You can select single or multiple event types and event categories.

Give the event a name in the post title and write your event description using the WordPress visual editor below the event title and add all relevant details about the event in the submission form …

(WP Event Manager – Backend Submission Form)

Events can be added using the ‘Add Event’ screen from the WordPress admin backend, or posted using the Frontend submission form …

(WP Event Manager – Frontend Submission Form)

After completing your event submission, preview and continue editing your listing or click on ‘Publish’ to make the listing live …

(Preview Event Listing)

Events can be added and submitted by guests and registered users and by the site admin …

(Users and Administrators can submit new events)

WP Event Manager – Managing And Editing Events

An event management dashboard listing all events is available for managing and editing events. This dashboard makes managing and editing event listings simple and easy.

To view all submitted events log into your account and go to Admin > Event Listings …

(Event Dashboard)

From this event dashboard, you can control the status of all your events or edit, add new, or delete existing entries.

Events are listed in table format. To edit an event listing click the event listing title or edit button icon …

(Easily edit event information)

WP Event Manager Add-Ons

Add-ons expand the functionality and usefulness of the core plugin and can be purchased as and when required.

The price of add-ons range from $19 – $39 for personal license and $49 – $99 for a developer license. Licenses grant users one year of support and updates. Personal licenses are valid for a single site, while developer licenses are valid for multiple sites.

The WP Event Manager plugin website provides a section that allows users to view information about each add-on and purchase …

(WP Event Manager Add-Ons)

Below is a brief description of the add-ons that are available for the WP Event Manager plugin:

WP Event Manager Plugin – Additional Info

View Listings In Different Formats

Users can filter event listings by keyword, location, event category, event type and event ticket price …

(Users can search for events using filters)

Single event listing page contains information like metadata, event overview, organizer description, organizer details, event venue, event date, time and location.

Events can display as a gallery of listings …

(Events – Gallery Display)

As a list of events …

(Events – List Display)

And also viewed in ‘Calendar’ format …

(Events – Calendar Display)

Use With Any WordPress Theme

This plugin can be used with any WordPress theme. Your events directory and information will be preserved if you decide to change the look and feel of your website later.

Use With Any Language

WP Event Manager can also be translated into any language. If the language you want is not currently translated, partially translated, or needs correcting, contact the plugin developers to request information on how to edit or create a translation file. This file will then be automatically used when the site is viewed in that language.

Start With Free Version, Expand With Add-Ons

WP Event Manager plugin lets you display all relevant event information in one place and gives you a complete system for creating, organizing and managing events.

Use the free version to make users aware of upcoming events, free-for-all events, community , social, or sporting club events, webinars, conferences, workshops, fundraisers, etc. and choose premium add-ons to add more features and provide users with more details about events, including adding the ability to sell tickets, create alerts, display maps, etc.

We hope you enjoyed this tutorials. Download the WP Event Manager plugin for free from the WordPress plugin repository or check the official plugin site for more info and documentation.

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