If you are running an event website or you want to start a WordPress powered website with booking services, you need a managed WordPress hosting that will not disappoint you and a strong and practical plugin that can provide all the required features. The most important factor in such projects is the user-friendly environment the plugin creates. In this regard, both Lite and Pro versions of Modern Events Calendar (MEC) can help you.
MEC is an easy-to-use a plugin that you can publish events easily to your WordPress website, and create categories for the events. Modern Events Calendar has an attractive and modern frontend that the users can use effectively for their benefit. In addition, if the site owner wishes, they can integrate it with a lot of third-party tools.
MEC is available in both Free and Pro versions and upgrading to the paid version unlock several useful features. However, many users find that the free version delivers enough to fulfill their basic event management requirements.
However, if you do want access to features like reminders, location directions, a ticketing system, a weather module, and an online booking system (to name just a few), upgrading to Modern Events Calendar Pro unlocks all these features plus many more.
Let’s take a quick look at the key features of the plugin
This WordPress event calendar uses the “Shortcode Generator System” to show events and add other options to your website. For instance, you can use yearly, monthly, weekly, daily and even hourly calendars in different views including Calendar View, Slider View, Time table, Carousel, List, Mansory, and Map View. The interesting point is that all these views come with multiple selectable styles.
The Booking System
The booking system of the Modern Events Calendar, available in the Pro version, is one of the best booking systems available on the WordPress platform. The idea is to provide you with the contact information of the event attendees so that you can deliver event information directly to the visitors.
Once an attendee books an event, you can set up notifications to be sent to the attendees to inform them about the status of the event and confirmation of the booking.
You can personalize the booking and registration forms easily by adding or removing the fields. For example, you can set speakers for an event and then show the speakers as a sidebar widget, or you can add multiple organizers for an event.
The other good point about MEC booking system is the user profile feature. By using this shortcode, each user will be able to see the list of events he or she has booked.
This option enables the users to choose related options and include them in their final reservation while booking an event. This is a great way of setting up and bundling side events. For instance, adding the option of a meal for an event or include a session or a pre-sale for a book.
It’s worth mentioning this option could be enabled for individual events. This adds another layer of customization to event management.
Coupons for an event is a great way of increasing sales. MEC allows you to add and coupons for your events so that attendees can avail discounts through these coupons while booking their seat.
Besides this, you will be able to set taxes and fees for your events so that the generated invoices reflect these additional charges.
MEC offers several options for personalizing the events. Events can be categorized using tags, categories and, labels. Additionally, each event can be further classified based on the location and speaker(s). Finally, all this information can be presented in an easily-scannable QR code. Every event listing can be made more informative by adding the local time and weather using Modern Events Calendar Local Time and Local Weather module.
In Modern Events Calendar website, admins can let users create and add events to the official event calendar. This option is available only to the registered and logged in users.
You can adjust what details can be included in the user-generated event submission form. In addition to the basic event information, this form allows users to add Related Links, Cost, Featured Image, Event Categories, Event Labels, Event Color, Event Tags, Event Location, Event Organizer, Hourly Schedule, Booking Options, and Fees/Taxes Options, etc.
Import and Export Modules
MEC offers a full complement of import and export options. You can import any .xml or .ics files into MEC or directly import data from Google Calendar, Facebook, Meetup and even third-party plugins including The Event Calendar, Calendarize it, EventOn, Events Schedule WP Plugin.
Export options are the same and you can export MEC data to any. ical, .csv, .xml, .json. In addition to these popular formats, you can export information to Excel files, Google Event Calendar or Facebook.
Modern Events Calendar is a smoothly working plugin by Webnus experts. The good thing is that MEC is compatible with most of the SEO plugins. Similarly, the plugin is compatible with most of the popular WordPress cache plugins.
So, if you already have or are planning to launch an event management WordPress powered business, MEC is the perfect fit for your business plans.
Start Growing with Cloudways Today!
We never compromise on performance, security, and support.
Mustaasam is the WordPress Community Manager at Cloudways - A Managed WordPress Hosting Platform, where he actively works and loves sharing his knowledge with the WordPress Community. When he is not working, you can find him playing squash with his friends, or defending in Football, and listening to music. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org