Season 1 Episode 14: Adding an interactive church service and event calendar



Most church websites will need a great calendar. To make that job easy, we need a great WordPress Plugin, and the one I recommend is Timely’s All In One Events Calendar. This is a freemium plugin. The basic functionality is free and should be all most churches need, or you can pay to enable extra features. Install the plugin via the Dashboard, activate it and start adding events, such as regular or occasional church services.

The plugin creates an interactive page you can add to your menu. It’s clever: for people who use electronic calendars, they’ll be able to add an event to their calendar with just a click, or send a link to someone who might be interested.

As with many plugins, there’s a way to add calendars to your posts and pages. The main WordPress way to do this involves a shortcode. All In One Events Calendar shortcodes look like this:

or [ai1ec tag_name="Ideal for children"]

(We’ll start using this later on. For now, just be aware that we can use calendars and add event details to posts and pages in creative ways.)

This video takes you through each step.

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