WordPress Plugin: Virtual EventsNov182020

Categories: Plugins
WordPress Plugin:  Virtual Events

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.
Learn more.

  • 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.

Resources for this plugin:

Event Calendar Demo.

Events Calendar free download page.

Virtual Events premium add-on current price is $35. Purchase page.

Virtual Event Planning Checklist.

Compare Free vs Pro versions.

New User Tutorial for both Free and Pro Plugin versions.