If you’re looking for a slick and easy way to add a church event and calendar system into your WordPress church website, you’ll want to consider Event Organiser.
Simply stated, you can,
“Create and maintain events, including complex reoccurring patterns, venue management (with Google maps), calendars and customisable event lists.”
Since the plugin is completely free, why not give it a try?
One of my favorite options is the ability to add reoccurring events!
When you begin to dig deeper into Event Organiser, I think you’ll find it to be very robust. Just check-out these features!
- Adds an event custom post type that fits naturally into WordPress and allows for all the functionality of ‘posts’.
- Create one-time events or reoccuring events.
- Allows complex reoccuring patterns for events. You can create events that last an arbirtary time, and repeat over a specified period. Events can repeat daily through to yearly, allowing complex schedules such as ‘On the third Tuesday of every fourth month’ or ‘Every month on the 16th’.
- Venue admin page to add and maintain the venues for your events, with Google maps support to display a map of the venue and a fully-featured content editor.
- Custom metaboxes and meta data support for venues.
- The Calendar widget displays a calendar (identical to the standard WordPress Calendar) that highlights events with links to the events archive page, listing events occuring that day.
- The Event List widget outputs a list of events, and allows you to specify the number of events, restrict to event categories or venues and their order etc.
- The Event Agent widget.
- The Calendar and Event List shortcodes, similiar to their respective widgets, for use in themes or in posts and pages.
- Shortcode to dislay a public version of the admin ‘full calendar’.
- The Venue map shortcodes to display a map of a venue.
- Custom permissions allow to specifiy which roles have the ability to create, edit and delete events or manage venues.
- Template pages include in the plug-in for ‘quick-start’. These can be over-ridden by including the appropriately named template files in your theme folder.
- Event functions available which extend the post functions (e.g.the_title(),get_the_author(), the_author()) to ouput or return event data (the start date-time, the venue etc). For examples of their use see the documentation or the included template files.
- Assign events to categories and tags, and view events by category or tag.
- Color-coded event categories.
- Venue pages, to view events by venue.
- Export/import events to and from ICAL files.
- Delete individual occurrences of events.
- Public events feed: allow visitors to subscribe to your events.
- Supports ‘pretty permalinks’ for event pages, event archives, event category and venue pages.
- (Optionally) automatically delete expired events.
Best of all, it’s current and is still receiving regular updates and the author plans on adding more features in the future.