WordPress Quick Event Manager
Before we start: a work of warning. This is not an all singing, all dancing feature filled events manger. It’s just a simple way to tell people about your events. It works straight out of the box. You create some events and add the shortcode to a post or page and that’s it. Nothing else to configure.
Because the plugin uses custom posts you must re-save your permalinks once you have installed the plugin. If you don’t do this then you wil get a load of ‘page not found’ messages. You don’t need to do change anything, you just need to re-save the current permalink settings. It’s not a bug. It’s just how wordpress works. If anyone has a solution to this I’d be very pleased to hear it.
Use the ‘Events ‘ tab in your dashboard to create or manage events.
When you create a new event you have a range of options: Title, date, summary, times, location, address, website and costs. You don’t really have to use any of these except the title and date. Nothing will appear on your site except those fields with something in them.
You can also add a detailed description with images, links and so on (just like a normal wordpress post).
The List of Events
To see the list of current events add the shortcode [ qem ] (without the spaces) to any page or post.
To change which bits appear in the list use the plugin settings. You can now pick and choose which options display and in which order. The settings page also allows you to change how the events are displayed.
If you want to see all your events (old and new) there’s a check box that allows you to do this. If you just want to see old events use the shortcode [ qem id="archive" ] (without the spaces).
The event itself is displayed as a normal wordpress post. Everything you have selected on the settings page will appear here. If you want to a bespoke events page you will have to create the necessary template in your theme called
single-event.php. See the WordPress codex for more info.
That’s about it really. If you get stuck or have a problem add your comment below or use the form on the right
A couple of screenshots to spice up your day