1 – Event Espresso
- No Monthly Fees
- WYSIWYG Editor for all Customizable Messages and Emails
- Registration Cut-off and Start Dates
- Event capacity w/ Waiting List Feature
- Individual and/or Group Registration Options
2 – Events Manager by nutsmuggler, netweblogic
Events Manager is a full-featured event management solution for WordPress. It supports recurring events, venues data, RSVP and maps. Has a sidebar widget and shortcode for an events list, calendars and description, as well as template tags.
Events Manager integrates with Google Maps and provides an RSS feed, to keep your subscribers updated about the events you’re organizing.
Download it here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/events-manager/
3 – EventR
EventR is a simple plugin that allows people to sign up for an event. There are no payment options. It simply keeps track of attendees. It provides a shortcode for inserting the registration form on a post or page.
Download it here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/eventr/
David updated the interface, so I’m excited to see how the current version works. It accepts Paypal payments for event registrations, has an attendee list, a sidebar widget, CSV export, and more.
Download it here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/event-registration/
5 – EventBrite.com
I have used EventBrite.com which works great, and I’ve pulled their code into posts for ticket sales, registrations, etc. EventBrite provides a lot of management tools and options, along with payment options, including Paypal. I really appreciate all of their features, but I’d ideally like to do this all within a WordPress admin interface — like the wp e-commerce shopping cart but geared toward event registration.
I’m using the Event Calendar 3 plugin combined with Event Brite on Amy Brenna’s Workshop website. This combo works fabulous!
For simple Event display (no registration), these two plugins:
Post Event allows you to define event information (date, location, schedule…) directly in the post edit page. All event information is automatically displayed in the post page (single.php), including Google Maps AND iCal link (integration in your agenda) without any code modification.
Download it here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/post-event/
7 – Event Calendar 3
Event Calendar 3 allows you to add an event date to a post and then automatically posts that event in the event category (which you’ve specified in the settings). This plugin works great! You can display events via the standard Category page, and the events display in date order and are removed automatically when the date has passed. It also has a sidebar widget which works great. I’m using it on BrigitteMars.com, GoldHillTown.com, and Amy Brenna Workshops. So, far, it’s the best Event plugin I’ve used for a simple event list, but it does not include RSVP, registration options. It just posts the event description and date.
Download Event Calendar 3 Beta version here: http://wpcal.firetree.net/ This is the plugin home page. The version at wordpress.org does not seem to be working with WordPress 2.9.2 and has not been updated since 2008. The beta version at wpcal.firetree.net does seem to be working fine.
Be sure to read my post on Calendar plugins for WordPress (not necessarily to be used for registration or event management).