What you'll learn
The Events Calendar is a powerful WordPress plugin for creating and managing events for an online calendar. That said, the calendar integrates nicely with a number of WordPress themes, plugins, and even third-party services. Running any of these alongside The Events Calendar opens up opportunities to do more with your calendar, including styling, advanced features, and even options to connect your events to other services that can help you at any point in the event lifecycle.
Compatible WordPress Themes
Themes have perhaps the greatest influence on the calendar. All themes include their own styles, functions, and templates — all of which could conflict with the calendar’s own styles, functions, and templates.
Thankfully, we’ve put a lot work into making sure The Events Calendar works with as many themes as possible, whether you’re using a default WordPress theme, a premium theme you purchased, or one you created from scratch.
That said, it might take a little extra setup and configuration to get things working just right. We’ve documented steps to help you integrate your calendar with the most widely-used WordPress themes.
Want to make your calendar blazingly fast? The following plugins are supported by The Events Calendar to ensure your calendar loads as fast as possible.
Language & Translations
If you run a multilingual site, then translations are going to be a big deal. The Events Calendar already supports a hefty number of languages. But as far as multilingual support goes, the calendar also integrates with the leading WordPress plugins for managing content in more than one language.
If you’re running an event that sells tickets, it’s almost like that event is a product in an online store. Someone has to add the ticket to a cart and submit payment information to purchase it. On the flip side, that ticket needs to be sent to the customer. Plus, there’s likely a limited number of tickets than can be sold which means there’s a level of inventory management to consider. And, hey, you might also be interested in reports that show how well that ticket sells and who is attending the event.
Our Event Tickets plugin includes basic e-commerce functionality that allows you to connect sales to PayPal, generate sales reports, manage attendees, and check them in at the door. But there are other plugins that can help with this as well, and may offer more advanced e-commerce features you need.
You may be hosting the greatest event in the whole wide world, but you still have get people to attend it. There are a number of marketing plugins and services that integrate with The Events Calendar allowing you to reach your audience and communicate with attendees, as well as help optimize your calendar and events for search engines.
Need a way to create events for specific groups of people? Or perhaps you’d like to reward certain visitors with early access to tickets or special discounts for them? There are a number of plugins that are capable of transforming your WordPress into a full-blown membership management system.
Need help finding or choosing a membership plugin for your site? Check out The Events Calendar & Membership Plugins guide for detailed coverage of the available options.
Page builders are alternatives to the WordPress editor. They often provide their own interface for creating content, which could be a completely different editing experience. In many cases, a page builder plugin allows you to create rows and columns on a page to make layouts that normally would be difficult to do with the WordPress editor.
The Events Calendar integrates with the leading page builders in the WordPress ecosystem.