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    Event Calendar WD is a responsive calendar plugin for organizing events. This WordPress calendar lets you manage and publish unlimited event calendars on your site.

    Event Calendar WD

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    Event Calendar WD is an event organizer plugin, which lets you display and manage events list on your WordPress website. Showcase the events of your venue, present the meeting schedule of your company, or build a custom calendar with this responsive calendar plugin. Whether you have single-day events, or long events which take place multiple days, this events calendar plugin will help you organize the events using elegant views.

    You can set your events calendar to display with its elegant custom calendar views, Month, Week, List and Day. The event calendar lets you select the ordering of calendar views. It takes just a few clicks to insert calendar shortcode and display the events list on a WordPress page or post.

    Features of Event Calendar WD:

    • SEO-friendly
    • Responsive design
    • Unlimited number of calendars and events
    • Event categories and tags
    • Venues and organizers
    • Month, week, day and list views
    • Single and multi-day events
    • Google Maps integration
    • Event search
    • Social sharing buttons

    Upgrade to WordPress Event Calendar Pro to add features:

    • Recurring events
    • 5 beautiful customizable themes
    • 3 premium views (Posterboard, 4-days and Map)
    • 14 add-ons to expand default functionality

    Event Calendar WD Add-ons:

    Event Tickets
    Frontend Event Management
    Upcoming Events Widget
    Google Calendar Integration
    iCal Integration
    Facebook Integration
    Custom Fields
    Export to GCal/ICal

    This free calendar plugin is developed in accordance with WordPress Coding Standards. Each entry (e.g. calendar, event, venue or organizer) is a custom post, event categories are taxonomies, and standard tags are applicable for each post. This makes Event Calendar WD an intuitive, user-friendly editorial calendar, with high-functioning code and elegant styling.

    Event Calendar WD online calendar plugin is responsive and runs very smoothly on all devices. Website visitors will get a pleasant user experience when viewing the calendars with desktop computers, smartphones and tablets.

    Also, this calendar plugin has cross-browser support. This lets users flawlessly view and navigate through events calendars on all web and mobile browsers.

    Have a colorful touch on your calendar by adding colors to event categories. The calendar events will display with the background color assigned by their categories.

    Event Calendar WD plugin uses AJAX to load all event details. This lets users to view additional information for each event by hovering over event titles. Visitors will not leave the event calendar page without discovering the details of interesting upcoming events.

    Calendar localization feature of Event Calendar WD lets you choose a venue for each event and mark the location on Google Maps. You can select previously added venues, or create a new one each time you configure a location for an event. Google Map integration feature of this events plugin also lets display events on premium Map View based on their venues. This ensures that your guests get full directions and never miss an event.

    This free calendar plugin for WordPress provides its event organizer feature, which lets you mention hosts of your calendar events. The number of the organizers is not limited. Additionally, the events can indicate multiple organizers.

    Since each events calendar entry is created as a custom post or taxonomy, there is a possibility to display the event calendars among the standard post listings such as related posts or latest posts.


    If you think you found a bug in Event Calendar WD, or have a problem/question concerning the plugin, please check out Support Forum . In case you do not find a solution here, feel free to contact us using this form.

    Supported languages

    If you need language which is not included in this list, please contact us and we will do the translation within 3 days. If you find any mistakes in the translation, please contact us and we will make relevant corrections within 3 days.

    Catalan (ca) by Vicenc Huguet
    Croatian (hr) by Igor Weidlich
    Czech (cs_CZ)
    Danish (da_DK)
    Dutch (nl_NL) by F. van Reem and Sabrina Gordijn
    Finnish (fi) by Håkan Mitts
    German (de_DE) by Ogi Djuraskovic
    Hungarian (hu_HU) by Szabolcs Egerhazi
    Latvian (lv) by Intars G.
    Norwegian (Bokmål) (nb_NO) by Vegard Innerdal
    Norwegian (Nynorsk) (nn_NO) by Vegard Innerdal
    Romanian (ro_RO) by Oana Tarce
    Serbian (sr_RS)
    Slovak (sk_SK) by Marcel Króča
    Spanish (es_ES)
    Swedish (sv_SE) by Magnus Juven
    French (fr_FR)
    Italian (it_IT)
    Russian (ru_RU)
    Turkish (tr_TR)
    Polish (pl_PL)
    Portuguese (pt_PT)
    Portuguese (Brazil)(pt_BR)

    Event Calendar WD User Manual


    In this section you will learn how to install the Event Calendar WD to your WordPress site.

    Minimum requirements

    WordPress 3.9+
    PHP 5.x
    MySQL 5.x

    Installing the plugin
    Login to the Administrator Panel.
    Navigate to Plugins>Add New>Upload.
    Click on “Choose file” or drag and drop the zip file of the Event Calendar plugin.
    Press “Upload and Install” button.
    Click on “Activate Plugin” link.

    When the installation succeeds you will be automatically redirected to the plugins page. If any issues occur during the process click here to contact us.

    Creating/Modifying Calendars

    In this section you will learn how to create and manage calendars within the Event Calendar WD event plugin.
    All Calendars
    Here is the list of all created calendars. You can add new calendars, edit, quick edit or delete any of the calendars. Bulk actions are also applicable to the calendar section.

    Adding a Calendar
    Title. Provide a calendar title. In Add Event section the calendar title will be displayed on a sidebar as a checkbox option.
    Content. Fill in the description of the calendar. The calendar description is designed for the user to differentiate the created calendars.
    Events. Select the events which should be included within the calendar. You can also create events and assign them to calendars from Add Event section.

    Preview/Add Event
    Adding an event from calendar
    Here you create calendar events straight from the event calendar itself. Upon clicking on the link “Preview/Add Event” a calendar will open up:
    Date. You can either use the default date or change it using tabs and filling the date based on the date format for generating a calendar event.
    Title. You can give a title to the calendar event, it will save a draft with the stated title. When adding the title, a pop-up will open up with a link “Editing details”. By clicking on it you can add details of the calendar event within Event section and publish it.

    The opened calendar will display the selected theme of the calendar. You can change the selected theme using the drop-down below, update the calendar post and preview the newly selected theme of the event calendar by hitting the Preview/Add Event button once more.

    Theme. Choose the theme of the calendar.

    Clear cache. Use the option if you have integration add-ons of the Event Calendar WD. This clears the calendar events cache pulled from other external calendars.
    Timezone. Set the timezone for the calendars.
    Date format. Specify the date format for the calendar events.
    Time format. Specify the time format for the calendar events.
    Week start day. Choose the starting day for the week of the main event calendar.
    Events Slug. Specify a slug for the page which will display the calendar events within a single list.
    Enable comments for events. Check to allow the users to leave comments below the calendar.
    Include events in main loop. Check the box to include the calendar event posts within the post listing on other WordPress pages.
    Enable social icons. Choose the option to display social sharing buttons (Facebook, Twitter and Google+) in event, organizer and venue pages of the Event Calendar.

    Creating/Modifying Events of the Event Calendar WD
    In this section you will learn how to create and modify events included within the Event Calendar events manager plugin.

    All Events
    This list of all created events referred to all calendars within this events organizer plugin lets you perform event tracking in an organized way. You can add new events, edit, quick edit, duplicate or delete any of the calendar events. Bulk actions are also applicable.

    Adding Events

    Title. Set a title for the individual event which will be included in the event calendar.
    Content. Provide the details of the calendar event.
    Event Settings
    Event Venue. Select the venue of the calendar event. The list should be created in advance to creating the calendar event.
    Event Location. If the venue is not set, you can specify a new location for the calendar event using events calendars Google Map feature. Note that the location will not be added to the Venue list.
    Event Dates. Specify the starting and finishing dates for the calendar event using the datepicker. If the calendar event lasts all day, you can check the “All Day” option.
    Repeat Rate. If the calendar event is recurring you can set the repeat rate and days for repeating the calendar event on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis.
    Daily repeat: Here you can set the frequency of the calendar event repeat rate, e.g. Repeat every 4 days and set the finish date, e.g. Repeat until October 5, 2015.
    Weekly repeat. Here you can set the frequency of the repeat rate of the calendar event based on the week and day of the week, e.g. repeat every 2 weeks on Mondays and set the finish date, e.g. Repeat until October5, 2015.
    Monthly repeat. Here you can set the frequency of the repeat rate of the calendar event for the month. This can be as simple as setting the event on the same day of the month as the original event or repeating it every first/second/third/fourth+Week day option (e.g. repeat event 2 months on the first Friday of the month). You can set the finish date as well ,e.g. Repeat until October, 2015.
    Yearly repeat. Here you can set the frequency of the repeat rate of the calendar event for the year. This can be as simple as setting the event on the same day of every year as the original event or repeating it every specific month+ first/second/third/fourth+Week day option (e.g. repeat event 2 years on the first Friday of the September). You can set the finish date as well ,e.g. Repeat until October, 2015.

    Event URL. Set an external URL, which will be included within the calendar event description.
    Event Video URL. There is an option of displaying a YouTube/Vimeo video within the calendar events. The absolute URL of video should be provided.

    Side-bar options
    Calendars. Choose the calendar to which the event will be added to.
    Organizer. Set the organizer of the event.
    Featured Image. Similar to other WP posts each event calendar event can have its own featured image, which will be displayed with the event.

    Event Categories
    Name. Set a descriptive name for the event calendar category.
    Slug. Set a slug using which all of the events using the event calendar category will be displayed.
    Parent. Specify a parent category for the calendar event category.
    Description. Provide a short description for the calendar event category. This is used for back end only.
    Image. Set an image for the event calendar category page.
    Category Color. Set a color for the category. The events of the category will be highlighted with the selected color. Keep this in mind when setting the color to make it a fit with the calendar theme.

    Event Tags
    Name. Set a name for the calendar tag, which will be associated with the event calendar.
    Slug. Set a slug which will be used for displaying the events from the event calendar, which are using the stated tag.
    Description. Provide a short description for the tag, which will help to differentiate the event calendar tags. Note that these are custom Event Calendar tags and not standard WordPress ones.

    Creating/Adding Organizers
    In this section you will learn how to create organizers/hosts for the calendar events. Please note that organizer appears as a hyperlink within the calendar event display, when hovered on the calendar event within the event calendar. By clicking on it, the users will be redirected to a custom post, where they can see the details of the organizer as well as the list of the calendar events hosted by the them.
    All Organizers
    In this section you can edit and modify the organizers. It is possible to apply bulk actions or make individual changes.
    Adding an organizer
    Title. Set a name for the calendar event organizer/organizer group.
    Content. Provide the details about specific organizers, which will be displayed when the user navigates from the main event calendar to the specific organizer view.
    Set featured image. Set an image to be associated with the specific calendar event organizer.

    Creating/Adding Venues
    In this section you will learn how to create venues for the calendar events and how to mark up on event calendars Google Maps. Please note that venue appears a hyperlink within the calendar event display, when covered on the event calendar. After clicking on it, the users will be redirected to a custom post, where they can see the details of the venue as well as the list of calendar events, which are organized at that specific location/venue on events calendars Google Maps.
    All Venues
    Here you can edit and modify the event calendar venues. It is possible to apply bulk actions or make individual changes.

    Adding a venue
    Title. Set a title for the calendar event venue.
    Content. Provide the details about the specific venue if necessary. This will be displayed when navigating from the event calendar to the specific venue page with event Gmap.
    Venue Location. Fill in the address of the venue or drag and drop events calendar Google Maps marker to the location, which will be displayed with event calendar events.
    Set featured image. Set an image to be associated with the specific venue of the event calendar.

    Calendar Themes

    Event Calendar WD event plugin comes with 5 themes. This lets its components stand out among all event plugins on WordPress. In addition to the original Event Calendar themes, there is a possibility to add a new calendar theme based on the Blue(Default) theme option. Here you can change the look of the theme- colors, font sizes, borders and etc. The newly created calendar theme will be saved as a separate theme and you can use it while creating new event calendars. The calendar themes are divided in subsections and apply to either the Event Calendar views or the widgets.

    Publishing the Calendar into a Page/Post

    To use the created calendars within a page or post you should use event shortcode. In this sense the Event Calendar plugin is similar to the other events plugins, and generally, all WP plugins.
    Open the page/post from the back end. Press on the Event Calendar WD events plugin icon within the editor. The calendar shortcode with three tabs will appear. An alternative is copying the calendar shortcode from the All Calendars subsection (it will take default settings) and further editing it.

    Select Calendar. Using the drop-down list choose the event calendar you want to add.
    Events per page in list view. By default 5 events are being listed in list view. You can change the number to the desired quantity.
    Enable Event search. Check the box to enable front end search for the calendar events.

    You can set up to 7 different views with for the event calendar display. The views are Month, List (events lists), Week, day 4-day, Posterboard and Map (events Gmap). By using the drop-down you can select an event calendar view for each tab. The order of the tabs displayed with the calendar will be based on the selection.

    This section works with the Event Calendar filters add on of this events plugin. You can specify the list of the filtering options you want to display for the front end users when viewing the calendar. This will help the users to filter out the events of the calendar, they are looking for.

    Event Tickets
    This is a ticket integration add-on and booking plugin, which lets you have ticket sales through WooCommerce. In other words, this add-on is a reservation plugin for your availability calendar. You also get RSVP functionality and booking system with a booking form.

    Install this add-on to have a simple reservation system with a few clicks, and let users to make reservations on your calender.

    Export To Gcal/iCal/Outlook
    If you need to transfer your events and place them on your Google Calendar, iCalendar or Outlook calendar, install this add-on of Event Calendar WD Pro. You can move your events to these platforms with just a few clicks.

    Publishing the Calendar as a Widget
    The Event Calendar can also be displayed as a calendar widget. Here it will preserve all of the features available with the standard large calendar. You can choose the number of the displayed calendar events, can set up a calendar view (Month event calendar and calendar event Lists) and etc.

    Go to Appearance > Widgets toolbar to set up a widget for this calendar manager plugin.
    Find the Event Calendar WD widget and assign it to a custom widget position.
    Title. Set a title for the event calendar widget. Alternatively, you can leave it blank.
    Calendar to Display. Select the calendar which will be displayed as a widget.
    Display events as. Here you can set the events to be displayed either in a Month (event calendar) or List view (listed calendar events).
    Events per page as a list view. Here you can set the number of calendar events you want to be displayed when list view is in use.

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