Events and Bookings: A Powerful New Events Management Plugin for WordPress

If you’re looking for a powerful and comprehensive events management plugin for WordPress, the new WPMU DEV Events and Bookings plugin should be at the top of your list. It makes event creation as easy as creating a post.

Events and Bookings for Communities

Built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, Multisite and BuddyPress, the Events and Bookings plugin is perfect for use with online communities. It’s a totally WordPress-based system, hosted on your website. This means that you are in full control of your brand and professional presentation, instead of having to depend on 3rd party services like Facebook or EventBrite to serve your events.

Whatever your event, the Events and Bookings plugin will let you organize a guest and RSVP list, communicate with your guests, take payments via PayPal, and even include Google Maps to make sure everyone can easily find you event.

Events and Bookings is packed full of features to help make your events a huge success:

  • Integrates with PayPal. Sell tickets to your event and accept payment in any major currency.
  • Hassle-free interface. Creating your event is as simple as adding a new post to your WordPress blog.
  • Facebook and Twitter login. Guests can RSVP with their social media profiles – no WordPress account required.
  • Integrated Google Maps. Simply insert Google maps with built in direction features for attendees.
  • Built-in Widgets. Easily display event attendees, upcoming events and most popular events in any widgetized area of your site.
  • Compatible with any WordPress theme. Customize the style and layout of your events to fit with your existing site design.
  • Keep tabs on who’s coming. Monitor the guest list from your WordPress dashboard, with the option to display public RSVPs on your site.
  • Works perfectly with Multisite and BuddyPress. Use this plugin on any WordPress project you like.

Setup is a breeze

Our user-friendly setup wizard walks you through the entire process of setting up your events. You won’t have to work out any complicated settings, just follow the guided steps:

Why try to cram a clunky third party service into your WordPress site when the fully compatible solution is right here at your fingertips? Become a WPMU DEV member today and get access to Events and Bookings as well as hundreds of custom plugins, themes and a ready support community. We’re constantly improving our services and plugins and our development is led by our user base. Get involved and let us know what you think!

Comments (17)

  1. Sarah,

    First off, great stuff. In general, you present some “less than obvious” wordpress solutions here. Even if I don’t need them right away, I try to file them in my brain for when I do!

    With this Events and Bookings plugin, can I create forms for people to submit with their event registration? Can they print those forms (for example, a waiver for a sports event) directly? Let’s say it’s a sporting event, and I need to know their coach’s name, their school, get a waiver signed by their parents, etc. I want to track all participants by their position (on the team), and maybe even have different levels of participation – like if there were a full day event where the morning were coaching and the afternoon were a competition, but not everyone who did the morning wanted to do the afternoon, but I didn’t want people who did both to sign up for two events.

    Make sense? I’m available on email too if you can send a link to more documentation or a sample site where I can check the plugin out… d (dot) bressler (at) me (dot) com.

    Many thanks!


    • Yes, we are working on getting printable tickets added to the plugin after others had requested it as well. Not sure about different levels of participation but if you’re a WPMU DEV member you can jump in on the forums leave a note for the developer to clarify what you’re requesting.

  2. I’m interested in how this compares with Events Manager ( I have already committed to using Events Manager (which has a TON of features) but this looks really nice. The problem is I have literally HUNDREDS of recurring events that I’ve already created through Events Manager – is there any way to port them over? Does this handle recurring events?

  3. Looks great. In a multisite/ buddypress environment, is it possible/easy to allow members of the network to create and host their own events? I don’t want to have them need to activate the plugin on their own site. Make sense? I want the plugin on the main site to be like a free EventBrite for my members, w/a central calendar of events, etc.

  4. Could this plugin be used for events like potlucks, etc. where guests would sign up and either enter what they will bring or select it from a list? That would be extremely handy, and I’ve been asked about this sort of thing several times already.

  5. Is it possible for a customer to save a number of names to their account, which they then could add to any future events they fancied?

    If so, would it also be possible to attach information to each name, such as that they require wheelchair access?