What is the best event listing Wordpress plugin?
November 28, 2009 6:50 PM   Subscribe

What is the best event listing plugin for Wordpress? Or is there a simple way to create a custom template to make event listings?

I run a book blog in Philadelphia and would like to list monthly author events and readings. I have looked at some Wordpress plugins for event listings, but I'm not sure what the best one is for my purposes. (There are lots of them.) Basically, I'd like something that allows:

1. a book photo from my Wordpress media library

2. inputs for time, date, event, address, and map. I'd also like to be able to include a link to the bookstore or event.

3. I don't want the event to post directly to my Wordpress main blog. I'd like to create a page that lists events on a monthly basis -- and link to that page at the top of my blog. (The plug-ins I've tried immediately post an event to the main blog site.)

I don't know PHP but I am comfortable with HTML. I've been coding these listings by hand, though, and it seems to be taking a really long time. I'm sure there's a much easier way. If you use an events plugin or know of an easy way to do this, I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thank you. Mel
posted by melodykramer to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I don't know if this is the "best" plugin, but I've had good results using WP Events Calendar. This plugin has an option for creating a standalone page for listing events as you describe.
posted by lgandme0717 at 7:37 PM on November 28, 2009

I just tried Gigs Calendar and it seems to do everything I need it too. It seems a bit easier to manage than WP Events Calendar, if you don't know PHP. Thanks for your help! :)
posted by melodykramer at 9:17 PM on November 28, 2009

need it to, rather.
posted by melodykramer at 9:18 PM on November 28, 2009

I see you may have answered your own question, but I was just going to recommend Gigpress, which, once you change the default terminology (events instead of gigs), will probably do everything you need. It's also one of the fullest-featured and best documented WP plugins I've ever used.
posted by EL-O-ESS at 9:49 PM on November 28, 2009

Thank you both! I think I'm going to stick with the Gigs, because I've put about 40 events in it thus far but both suggestions look quite functional and easy to use. Thanks again!
posted by melodykramer at 12:03 AM on November 29, 2009

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