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5/26/2015 - 11:01 PM

Calendars and Appointment Bookings

Plugins, Reviews

‹ My Calendar - http://wordpress.org/plugins/my-calendar/#post-17073 (looks good, should test it out for TWR)
‹ All-in-One Event Calendar http://time.ly/ (has many great features, but has no yearly view)

‹ The Events Calendar (by Modern Tribe; Events Calendar Pro is a $ premium add-on)  - used for BAA site
http://wordpress.org/plugins/the-events-calendar/ and https://tri.be/shop/wordpress-events-calendar/
  -- Does not get great reviews on Genesis WP page
  -- no iCal import via RSS feed
List view
Event search
Google maps
Widget: Upcoming events
Events Taxonomies (Categories & Tags)
Completely responsive from mobile to tablet to desktop

Simple Google Calendar - https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-calendar-events/

Events PRO: recurring events and other features $89/year
Events PRO Community Events plug-in - Accept user-submitted events on your site with Community Events, a helpful plugin that makes it easy to manage event submissions while also retaining full control over your calendar.
https://theeventscalendar.com/product/wordpress-community-events/ - $89 per year

Alternative - to be used with Events Calendar
https://wpforms.com/ - $39 per year
https://wpforms.com/addons/post-submissions-addon/



5.22.15 Recommended on Google+
https://wordpress.org/plugins/event-organiser/

4.5.12 Smashing Magazine's recommendations:
The three best plugins around are Events Planner, Events Manager and Event Espresso. 
Event Espresso is by far the best of the lot, but all three are versatile and under 
constant development.
9.21.14 Events Manager looks good. Displays as a list. For grid, use it in combination with WP FullCalendar. Started testing for BAA site, but got too time-consuming:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-fullcalendar/ and  http://wp-events-plugin.com/features/ 
- Events Planner looks great, but no user submission feature.

‹ http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/appointments-plus/
***‹ http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/events-plus/ (looks like a good alternative for Zamir & TWR; iCal integration)
Events + ; Appointments + ($19 from wpmudev) -- looks like a good combo for TWR
  -- no iCal import via RSS feed
Custom Widgets. Easily display event attendees, upcoming events and most popular events in any widgetized area of your site.
Other features: recurring events, auto-scheduler, limited capacity events, “my events”, e-newsletter integration, front page editing, guest list options and more.
Categories: not sure, will have to research more.

‹ http://wordpress.org/plugins/events-manager/ (Events Manager Pro is a $ premium add-on) 
‹ http://wordpress.org/plugins/appointy-appointment-scheduler/
‹ http://wp-events-plugin.com/features/
‹ Event Organiser
‹ Event Calendar / Scheduler (yearly view)

‹ http://www.wpmayor.com/plugin-reviews/best-appointment-plugins-for-wordpress/
‹ http://codecanyon.net/item/booking-system-pro-wordpress-plugin/2675936?ref=wpmayor ($25)