Many social community website owners are struggling to provide it’s members good and easy to use event feature in their websites. Recently I have found one very useful and easy to use WordPress plugin. It’s name is Eventissimo and can be downloaded from the following url: http://wordpress.org/plugins/eventissimo/
Here are some of the features that Eventissimo is packed with:
Create and duplicate events
Create Events only date or repeat
Gallery of the events
Whenever you add an event in your WordPress it will automatically get added to your Facebook as well
Post Events automatically on your Facebook profile
Import your Facebook Events
View Calendar of your events
Export events with url Json or Rss
Use Widget or shortcode for view events into your site
However note that to be able to automatically create new Facebook events you have to create new Facebook App first. Further instructions will be provided below in the review.
The installation of the plugin is quite straight-forward:
Download the plugin from the following url: http://wordpress.org/plugins/eventissimo/
Go to your WordPress admin area and click on Plugins -> Add New.
Select the Upload tab and upload the downloaded file.
When the upload is completed click on the Activate Plugin button.
That’s it. You can now use your new plugin. Here is what you will be displayed with when you open it:
You can create new event by simply clicking on Events -> Add New.
There you can enter your Event title, description, start/end date, location, images etc.
When you create your events you should make them accessible on your website. This can be easily done by placing some of the Eventissimo widgets which could be found inside your Appearance -> Widgets. All you have to do is to enable any of the available Eventissimo widgets by dragging and dropping it in any of the available Widget Areas of your website:
Congratulations your website just become more exciting for your members. However I would strongly recommend you to link Eventissimo to your Facebook account/page so you can take advantage of all of it’s powers. By doing this you will be able to import/export events to/from your Facebook account to your WordPress website with just a few clicks.
To do that you have to become a Facebook developer. More information on how to do that can be found at the following url: http://tmdh.co/AY7K9
When you create your Facebook app you will be provided with the “App ID” and “App Secret” codes.
Enter those codes inside your Eventissimo Settings page and your plugin will be linked with your Facebook app.
To sums it up here are the links mentioned in the above article:
Eventissimo plugin: http://wordpress.org/plugins/eventissimo/
Facebook Developers : http://tmdh.co/AY7K9
TMDHosting WordPress package: http://www.tmdhosting.com/wordpress-hosting.html
TMDHosting plugin installation tutorial:http://www.tmdhosting.com/tutorials/wordpress/wordpress-plugin-installaton.html