Easy methods to Create a Easy Occasions Calendar Utilizing Sugar Calendar

Do you want to add a calendar of events to your WordPress website?

There are many different plugins and calendar apps that can do this, but some are way too complicated or don’t work very well with WordPress.

In this article, we are going to show you how to easily create a simple events calendar in WordPress using Sugar Calendar.

How to Create a Simple Events Calendar Using Sugar Calendar

Sugar Calendar is a simple and lightweight event calendar plugin for WordPress that was developed by Pippin Williamson and the team behind Easy Digital Downloads.

Since we were looking for a lightweight event calendar plugin, we decided to give Sugar Calendar a try and found it quite easy to use.

How to create an event calendar in WordPress with Sugar Calendar.

The first thing you need to do is install and activate the Sugar Calendar plugin on your website. For more information, see our step-by-step guide on installing a WordPress plugin.

After activation, go to Calendar »Settings Page in your WordPress administrator. Here you have to enter your license key. You can find this in your account area on the Sugar Calendar website.

Activate your license key for Sugar Calendar

When you’re done, click the Save Changes button to make sure your license key is saved.

Create a calendar in the sugar calendar

Sugar Calendar divides the functionality into two main sections: Calendar and Events.

You can create multiple calendars and then add different events or activities to each calendar.

First, click the Calendar menu item page in your WordPress admin sidebar. After that, you need to select the Calendar tab and then click the ‘Add New Calendar’ button to create a new calendar.

Adding a new calendar to the sugar calendar

You will then see a pop-up box for adding your new calendar.

You need to give your calendar a name and a “slug” which will be the end part of the calendar’s URL (web address).

Give your new calendar a name and a URL

You can describe your calendar in a field. The description is optional and can be left blank if necessary.

Below the description you can choose a color for your calendar. This is very useful when you are creating multiple calendars as it makes it easier to identify different calendars on your WordPress website.

If you’re just creating a calendar, you don’t need to set a color.

When you’re done, click the “Add New Calendar” button to create your calendar.

Click the Add New Calendar button to finish creating your calendar

Adding events in the sugar calendar

Now it’s time to add some events to your calendar. Just click the Events tab, then click the Add Event button to create your first event.

The Add Event button that allows you to create a new event

The Add New Event screen has space for all of the information about your event. Enter the name for your event above.

Enter a name for your event

Below you can set the start and end time of your event.

Your event can take place on one day or on several days. If it’s an all day event, just check the All Day check box.

Enter a date and time for your event

Next, add more information about your event in the Details field. If you want to insert pictures or photos here, add them using the “Add media” buttons.

Enter a description for your event

On the right side of the screen you need to click on the calendar that you want to add your event to. You can also create a calendar here if you haven’t already.

When you’re done, click the Publish button.

Select the calendar for your event and publish the event

You can repeat this process to add more events to your calendar.

Place your event calendar on your website

You can add your calendar to any page or post on your website. You can even use the Sugar Calendar widget to add it to your sidebar.

We will add our calendar to a new page on our demo site.

Go to first Pages »Add New. Then enter a title for your page and add a shortcode field to your page.

Add a shortcode block to the page

Next, copy the shortcode [sc_events_calendar] in the shortcode block.

Insert the shortcode for the sugar calendar into the shortcode block

Now is the time to preview or publish your page. You will then see the events calendar on your website.

View the calendar of events on your website

Visitors to your website can click an event to view all the details.

The detail page for the virtual drinks party

Note: This event page uses the fonts, colors, etc. of your topic. That means it is consistent with the posts and pages on your blog.

We hope this article has helped you learn how to make a simple events calendar using Sugar Calendar. You might also like our article on the best email marketing services and push notification software so you can keep your users informed of new events and activity.

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