Plug Ins or “add ons” are a type of software component that adds a specific feature to an existing software application, for example, Word Press. These Plug Ins allow for customization for your company’s needs. Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine. Currently Word Press has over 32, 000 Plug ins for you to customize your site. Let’s look at one of our favorite plug ins that Word Press offers: Events Calendar.
The Events Calendar is a newly rebuilt feature that allows you easily share your events with others. The Events Calendar is built and supported by WordPress artisans Modern Tribe. According to Modern Tribe “The Events Calendar is the most widely used WordPress Plugin for event management and calendar display, with over 1 million downloads to date. It’s in use with Fortune 100 companies, major universities, government agencies, and thousands of start ups, musicians, venues, restaurants, religious organizations and non-profits.”
It is so simple to use it can be used right out of the box. Just configure the settings to match your company’s needs and you’ll be making events within less than 5 minutes. For many people, this is all they will ever need. Others may want to add on customizable items. Upgrade to be able to use additional widgets, recurring events, additional calendar views and advanced administrative capabilities. Need to allow site users to submit events to your calendar? Take a look at the Community Events plugin. Or if you need to add events to Facebook or other social media you can automatically import events from Facebook with Facebook Events. Check out Events Calendar from WordPress.