Create a WordPress Events Calendar

How to Create a WordPress Events Calendar the Easy Way

Looking for an easy way to add a WordPress events calendar to your site?

Having an events calendar on your site is a great way to get more eyeballs for your online and offline events. But which plugin do you use? How easy is it to set up a calendar? Where do you get started?

Don’t worry. We’re going to answer all these questions and more.

In this article, we’re going to show you step-by-step how to add an events calendar to your WordPress site.

Ready? Let’s dive in.

Step #1: Install and Setup Sugar Calendar

Sugar Calendar

Sugar Calendar is one of the best WordPress calendar plugins you’ll ever find. It’s a lightweight plugin that’s super easy to set up and use. For this tutorial, we’re going to use Sugar Calendar to set up an events calendar for your site.

First things first, you’ll need to install and activate the Sugar Calendar plugin. If you’re not sure how to do that, you should check out this article on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Once that’s done, go to your WordPress dashboard and head over to Calendar » Settings » License:

Sugar Calendar License Field

Then, log in to your Sugar Calendar account and go to Your Account:

Sugar Calendar License Field

Then, click on Manage Licenses to get your license key:

Sugar Calendar manage licenses

Finally, paste your license key in the Sugar Calendar plugin:

Sugar Calendar License Key

When you’re done, click Save Changes and you’re done setting up the plugin. Next, we’re going to create your WordPress calendar.

Step #2: Create a WordPress Events Calendar in Sugar Calendar

Head over to your WordPress dashboard and go to Calendar » Calendars » Add Calendar:

Add Calendar in Sugar Calendar

You’ll see a popup box to add your new calendar.

Here, give your calendar a name, a description, and a slug to define the URL for your calendar:

Add New WordPress Events Calendar Details

By now, you’ve already created a new calendar. So, let’s go fill it out with your events.

Step #3: Add Events in Sugar Calendar

Click on the Events tab and then click on the Add Events button to add an event to your calendar:

Add an event to your calendar

Now, it’s time to fill in the details for your own event. Start by giving your event a name, location, details, and description:

Add New Event

You can set the start and end times for your event under Duration:

Event timings

Finally, go ahead and fill up the information about your event in the Details tab:

Event Description

Finally, add the event to a calendar and hit Publish:

Publish event on your calendar

And that’s all! Since this is your first calendar, you’ll need to display your calendar somewhere on your site next.

Step #4: Display Your WordPress Events Calendar on Your Site

You can add your calendar to any page or post on your website. You can even use the Sugar Calendar widget to add it to your sidebar. On any page you want to display the calendar, go ahead and create a new Shortcode block:

Add shortcode block in Gutenberg

And then, paste in this shortcode: [sc_events_calendar]

Enter calendar shortcode

Finally, it’s time to publish your calendar and see it live on your page:

Publish WordPress events calendar

That’s it. You’re done! Your visitors will now be able to check out your calendar on your site and look at different listed events.

How to Promote Your WordPress Events Calendar

That’s all for this one, folks!

If you’re looking for a super-effective way to promote your new calendar or an upcoming event you should try sending push notifications. Push notifications are a great way to increase your repeat traffic, site engagement, and sales.

Check out these resources and you’ll know what we’re talking about:

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