BuddyPress Group Calendar lets group members and moderators create and manage group calendars.
Display Events in a group calendar, as well as globally across the site.
You’ve got some fantastic groups going on your BuddyPress site, and everyone wants to hook up, or plan a get together on Skype, or share dates of upcoming gigs or markets or events or exams…. Congratulations, your site is a success and now you need a group calendar!
Organize group activities and events
The BuddyPress Group Calendar plugin offers the ability for groups to coordinate and organize events. There are unlimited uses for this functionality, including practices, festivals, performance schedules, business promotions, networking, learning management systems, markets, corporate events, etc.
While creating new events, the user can see upcoming events that are scheduled for that specific group, as well as scroll ahead by month or year. Past events can be left on the calendar or users can delete them. This helps keep your group on track without double-booking.
Promote events network-wide
This is not simply a calendar, but it offers event planning capabilities and the option to promote events on the front page of the social network using the Single Group Event widget. Non-group members can see the events scheduled and may elect to become linked up with the group simply because they are interested in the promoted event.
Group members will be able to check out all of the new events that are scheduled for the groups they participate in when they log in to your network using the User’s Group Events widget.
Control who can create events
The Group admin controls who can create and modify events for the group via Group Calendar Settings options on their Group Setting admin page.
Group admins can enable or disable email notification for new events using Group Calendar Settings.
Event creation made easy
Creating a new calendar event is as simple as:
- Go to the Group where you want to create an Event
- Click on the Calandar tab
- Add all the details to the Create Event form and click Create Event!
Best of all the BuddyPress Group Calendar includes:
2. Addresses are automatically converted into a link to a map for that location
Give your social network the most comprehensive group calendar feature available and start organizing events in BuddyPress.
1. Download the plugin file
2. Unzip the file into a folder on your hard drive
3. Upload the /bp-group-calendar/ folder in /wp-content/plugins/
4. (Network) Activate the BP Group Calendar plugin on the Plugins admin page
After activating the plugin, you will see the Calendar menu item in the navigation for each group where you are a member. There you will be able to manage and edit events as well as create new ones.
If you want to display upcoming events in the sidebar or footer or any other widgetized area of your theme, go to Appearance >> Widgets >> and drag and drop the Upcoming Events widget or Single Group Events widget to your theme’s sidebar or other area.
You can edit how many events and what group it will show directly in the widget options.