WordPress Plugin: Virtual EventsNov182020
With so many people and businesses moving toward a ‘virtual’ solution for connecting with customers and peers, there are dozens of options available – some easier to implement and use then others.
If you have a WordPress website, the Events Calendar plugin may be something you’ll want to consider.
The Events Calendar
By Modern Tribe, Inc.
Download page: https://wordpress.org/plugins/the-events-calendar/
Active installs: 800,000+
Requires WP version: 4.9.14 or higher
Translates into 19 languages.
The Event Calendar is currently the most popular installed event-related plugin. The authors have made available a number of add-on modules making this particular plugin extremely flexible.
The newest add-on is the recently released ‘Virtual Events’ module, which can be used with the free version, without any additional fees or purchases.
Per the plugin author:
“Easily create and manage an events calendar on your website with The Events Calendar. Whether your events are in-person or virtual events, this plugin boasts professional features backed by our world-class team of developers and designers.”
How Virtual Events Can be Used
- Classes, create a remote learning environment.
- Use for remote meetings and conferences by making it easy for attendees and speakers to participate.
- Easily embed livestreams and virtual performances from YouTube, Facebook, and more on your WordPress event page.
- Use to feature webinars on your WordPress site, with the ability to connect your audience with resources and other information before and after each webinar.
Virtual Events Features Include:
Easily embed livestreams, integrate with Zoom, and optimize your calendar for virtual events.
- Create Zoom Meetings from WordPress
Connect your account to automatically generate and display Zoom links on your events.
- Tag Events as Virtual
Virtual events don't require a location (though you can add one if it's hybrid) and are SEO-friendly.
- Manage Events from WordPress
Connect Zoom, label events as virtual, manage attendees, and control content all from your admin dashboard.
- Require RSVP or Tickets
When you're running Event Tickets (or Plus), you can protect your livestream link until an attendee submits an RSVP or purchases a ticket.
- Highlight Virtual Events on Your Calendar
Use the virtual event indicator so visitors can quickly scan the calendar to find online events.
- Display Link Button
Use a linked button to direct users to your virtual event or livestream location.
- Enhanced Google SEO
Structured data and virtual event schema markup support means your events display properly in Google search results.
- Livestream Embed
Keep traffic right on your site by embedding your livestream (or pre-recorded video) link from YouTube, Facebook, and more.
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