In this guide, we’ll take a look at how The Events Calendar suite can integrate with various membership and community plugins across WordPress, including BuddyPress, Restrict Content Pro, WooCommerce Memberships, and MemberPress.
If you’re just starting to look into how events and virtual events can integrate into a membership site, you may want to start with this post about ways to monetize and enhance membership communities with events.
As you can see, there are many ways to integrate calendars, tickets, and events on a membership site. For example, you might want to:
- Limit access to the calendar to members
- Limit access to certain events and event categories to members
- Display content on a page that is only visible to members
- Limit who can submit events to the calendar to members
- Create tickets that only members can purchase
Each of these plugins covered in this guide are powerful and awesome in their own right. While some cater to specific use cases (e.g. BuddyPress for creating community groups), they all deal with members in some way, shape or form.
Overview of Membership Site Integration Options
Let's walk through which calendar plugins and add-ons you will want to consider using with a membership, plus a high-level comparison of membership plugins and how they meet the requirements for a membership calendar.
Specific Plugin Integrations
Not all membership plugins are created equal. Or rather, not all membership plugins serve the same purpose. While all of the plugins covered in this section integrate with The Events Calendar in some way, the way they do it will vary and each comes with its own pros and cons.