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=== Event Calendar WD ===
Contributors: webdorado
Donate link: https://web-dorado.com/products/wordpress-event-calendar-wd.html 
Tags: calendar, calendars, event, event calendar, event manager, events calendar, calendar widget, event registration, event management,events, agenda,  holiday calendar , scheduling, free calendar, Calender, upcoming events , event widget , event list, calendar localization, Organizer, editorial calendar, Interactive Calendar, news calendar, meeting , appointment, event tracking, event organizer, upcoming events widget, event page, event bookings, recurring, recurring events, conference, date, dates, schedule, times, venue, AJAX, responsive, shortcode, seminar, summit
Requires at least: 3.9
Tested up to: 4.3
Stable tag: 1.0.24
License: GPLv2 or later
License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

Organize and publish your events in an easy and elegant way using Event Calendar WD. 

== Description ==


Looking for an enhanced tool for displaying and managing various events within the site? Whether you have a single event you want to display on a calendar or multiple events per day, the Event Calendar plugin will help you to organize the events using elegant views.
 
You can choose to display the event calendar with all four views (choosing the ordering of the views) or select only the view(s) you prefer. The event calendar uses the following default views- Month, Week, List and Day.

= Features of Event Calendar WD: =  

*   SEO-friendly
*   Responsive design
*   Unlimited number of calendars/events
*   Structured event markup (microdata)
*   Event categories
*   Event tag
*   Support for venues
*   Support for organizers
*   Google Maps integration
*   Event search
*   Social share buttons
*   Month, week, day, list views

Upgrade to [WordPress Event Calendar Pro](http://web-dorado.com/products/wordpress-event-calendar-wd.html) to add features:

*   Recurring events
*   5 beautiful customizable themes
*   Posterboard view
*   4 days view
*   Map view 
*   Add-ons support  
*   Pro support   

= Event Calendar WD Add-ons: =  
[Frontend Event Management Add-on](https://web-dorado.com/products/wordpress-event-calendar-wd/add-ons/frontend-event-management.html)  
[Upcoming Events](https://web-dorado.com/products/wordpress-event-calendar-wd/add-ons/upcoming-events.html)   
[Filter Add-on](https://web-dorado.com/products/wordpress-event-calendar-wd/add-ons/filter.html)  
[Countdown](https://web-dorado.com/products/wordpress-event-calendar-wd/add-ons/countdown.html)      
[Google Calendar Integration](https://web-dorado.com/products/wordpress-event-calendar-wd/add-ons/google-calendar-integration.html)   
[iCal Integration](https://web-dorado.com/products/wordpress-event-calendar-wd/add-ons/ical-integration.html)   
[Facebook Integration](https://web-dorado.com/products/wordpress-event-calendar-wd/add-ons/facebook-integration.html)   
[Import/Export](https://web-dorado.com/products/wordpress-event-calendar-wd/add-ons/import-export.html)   
[Custom Fields](https://web-dorado.com/products/wordpress-event-calendar-wd/add-ons/custom-fields.html)   

[WordPress Event Calendar WD](http://web-dorado.com/products/wordpress-event-calendar-wd.html)  
[Demo](http://wpdemo.web-dorado.com/event-calendar-wd/)  
[User Guide](https://web-dorado.com/wordpress-event-calendar-wd/installing.html)  
[Support Forum](https://web-dorado.com/forum/wordpress-event-calendar-wd.html)    


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htmdAkRuIzw
 
The plugin is created based on WordPress core standards. This means that each calendar/event is a custom post, the category is taxonomy and standard tags are applicable for each post. Thus the Event Calendar WD fully inherits the user and SEO-friendly standards of WordPress.
 
The Event calendar WD is responsive and runs very smoothly on all devices. Thus the site visitors will get a pleasant user experience when using various mobile devices and tablets.
 
The color scheme of the event calendar is based on the theme and the category colors. To get access to the theme section you need to purchase the Pro version of the Event calendar WD. In free version of the Event Calendar WD you can add colors to event categories. The events will display with the background color prescribed by the category.
 
Don't want the user to leave the event calendar page without knowing the details of the interesting events? Well, the calendar plugin uses Ajax load for the events and all event details are being displayed on hover.
 
The events should be repeated? Feel free to use the recurring option choosing the repeating period on your own. So you can easily manage recurring events with this event calendar. Note that this is an Event Calendar WD pro feature.
 
You can choose a venue for each event and mark up the location on Google Maps and display all of this on the event calendar. Whenever creating new events you have options of selecting from previously created venues, or to create a new venue. The Google Map integration helps to display the scaled option of the map. This will ensure that your guests will get full directions and never miss an event.
 
Need to mention the hosts of the event? The Event Calendar WD plugin uses organizer section for this exact purpose. The number of the organizers is not limited. The events can be hosted by multiple organizers.

The Event Calendar WD can be also used as an integral part of your site, not simply as a plugin. Since the event calendars are being created as a custom post, there is a possibility to display the event calendars among the standard post listings such as related posts or latest posts.



###IMPORTANT:   
If you think you found a bug in  Event Calendar WD or have any problem/question concerning the plugin, please check out [Support Forum](https://web-dorado.com/forum/wordpress-event-calendar-wd.html) in our website. If you do not find a solution here, do not hesitate to contact us at [info@web-dorado.com](mailto:info@web-dorado.com).



### Supported languages  
  
 *If you need language which is not included in this list, please contact us and we will do the translation within 3 days. If you find any mistakes in the translation, please contact us and we will make relevant corrections within 3 days. *
 
Dutch (nl_NL) by F. van Reem and Sabrina Gordijn    
German (de_DE) by Ogi Djuraskovic    
Hungarian (hu_HU) by Szabolcs Egerhazi    
Serbian (sr_RS)   
Spanish (es_ES)  
French (fr_FR)  
Italian (it_IT)   
Russian (ru_RU)  
Turkish (tr_TR)  
Portuguese (pt_PT)  

 
== Screenshots ==

1.  WordPress Event Calendar WD - Calendar	
2.  WordPress Event Calendar WD - Calendar	With Filter	
3.  WordPress Event Calendar WD - Week View	
4.  WordPress Event Calendar WD - Event	
5.  WordPress Event Calendar WD - Theme Settings	
6.  WordPress Event Calendar WD - Create Event	
7.  WordPress Event Calendar WD - Edit Venue


== Installation ==

#### Thank you for your interest in Event Calendar WD.  

### Minimum requirements.  
*   Wordpress 3.5+  
*   PHP 5.x  
*   MySQL 5.x  

### Perform a new installation  

After downloading the ZIP file of the Event Calendar WD plugin,  

1. Log in to the administrator panel.   
2. Go to Plugins Add > New > Upload.     
3. Click "Choose file" ("Browse") and select the downloaded zip file of the event calendar.     
*For Mac Users*     
*Go to your Downloads folder and locate the folder with the Event Calendar WD. Right-click on the folder and select Compress. Now you have a newly created .zip file which can be installed as described here.*     
4. Click "Install Now" button.     
5. Click "Activate Plugin" button for activating the Event Calendar WD.    
6. If the installation does not succeed, please contact us at [info@web-dorado.com](mailto:info@web-dorado.com).

== Changelog ==

= 1.0.24 =
Fixed: Events monthly repeat rate issue   
Added: Week view option to widget   
Added: Custom Fields add-on   

= 1.0.23 =
Added: Frontend events management add-on   
Fixed: Rewrite rules for custom permalinks structure   
Fixed: JS error in related events slider   
Added: Hungarian language support    
Added: Serbian language support    
Fixed: Translations for Dutch   

= 1.0.22 =
Added: Ajaxed themes support  
Fixed: Next month link issue   
Changed: More events dialog   
Added: Support/rate us messages   

= 1.0.21 =
Fixed: JS error in widgets page  

= 1.0.20 =
Fixed: Show event url issue   
Added: "noindex, nofollow"  to calendar links   
Added: Open pop in new tab option   
Added: Japanese support   

= 1.0.19 =
Minor bug fixed

= 1.0.18 =
Added: Themes folder   
Changed: Related events title style   
Added: Apply category color to event title in event page option  

= 1.0.17 =
Fixed: Time format issue

= 1.0.16 =
Added: Show the repeat rate in event page option

= 1.0.15 =
Added: Show AM/PM option

= 1.0.14 =
Fixed: Conflict with Avada theme    
Added: Date to events link

= 1.0.13 =
Changed: Calendar Add-ons page

= 1.0.11 =
Changed: Calendar Add-ons page

= 1.0.10 =
Added: Organizers and venues archive page order option    
Added: Show categories and tags in event page option    
Fixed: Featured image sizes in widget

= 1.0.9 =
Fixed: Show google maps conflict with other plugins    
Fixed: Geolocation bug   
Fixed: Save organizer featured image issue 

= 1.0.8 =
Changed: Event page    
Added: Portuguese  language 

= 1.0.7 =
New: Related events slider    
New: Enable/disable rewrite rule option   

= 1.0.6 =
Changed: Removed Add Venue link   
Fixed: Delete event from calendar page issue   

= 1.0.5 =
New: Events Filters in backend    
Fixed: Bug in shortcode   

= 1.0.4 =
Fixed: Bug in add/edit calendar    

= 1.0.3 =
New: Event template   
New: "Show map in event page" option    
Changed: "Repeat until" field is required   

= 1.0.2 =
Fixed: Minor bugs   

= 1.0.1 =
Fixed: Bug in Week view     
Fixed: Permalink bug     

= 1.0.0 =
Initial version

== Event Calendar WD User Manual  ==    

= Installing =
In this section you will learn how to install the Event Calendar WD to your WordPress site.

Minimum requirements
WordPress 3.9+
PHP 5.x
MySQL 5.x

Installing the plugin  
Login to the Administrator Panel.   
Navigate to Plugins>Add New>Upload.   
Click on "Choose file" or drag and drop the zip file of the Event Calendar plugin.   
Press "Upload and Install" button.  
Click on "Activate Plugin" link.  

When the installation succeeds you will be automatically redirected to the plugins page. If any issues occur during the process contact us at info@web-dorado.com.   


= Creating/Modifying Calendars = 
In this section you will learn how to create and manage calendars   within the Event Calendar WD plugin.  
All Calendars  
Here is the list of all created calendars. You can add new calendars, edit, quick edit or delete. Bulk actions are also applicable.    


Adding a Calendar   
Title. Provide a calendar title. In Add Event section the calendar title will be displayed on a sidebar as a checkbox option.   
Content. Fill in the description.     
Events. Select the events which should be included within the calendar. You can also create events and assign them to calendars from Add Event section.    

Preview/Add Event   
Adding an event from calendar   
Here you create events straight from the event calendar itself. Upon clicking on the link "Preview/Add Event" a calendar will open up:   
Date. You can either use the default date or change it using tabs and filling the date based on the date format.   
Title. You can give a title to the event, it will save a draft with the stated title. When adding the title, a pop-up will open up with a link "Editing details". By clicking on it you can add details of the event within Event section and publish it.   

Preview      
The opened calendar will display the selected theme of the calendar. You can change the selected theme using the drop-down below, update the calendar post and preview the newly selected theme  of the event calendar by hitting the Preview/Add Event button once more.  

Theme. Choose the theme of the calendar.     

Settings    
Clear cache. Use the option if you have integration add-ons. This clears the events cache pulled from other external calendars.   
Timezone. Set the timezone for the calendars.   
Date format. Specify the date format for the calendar events.   
Time format. Specify the time format for the calendar events.   
Week start day. Choose the starting day for the week of the main event calendar.   
Events Slug. Specify a slug for the page which will display the events within a single list.   
Enable comments for events. Check to allow the users to leave comments below the calendar.   
Include events in main loop. Check the box to include the event posts within the post listing on other WordPress pages.   
Enable social icons. Choose the option to display social sharing buttons (Facebook, Twitter and Google+) in event, organizer and venue pages.   



Creating/Modifying Events  of the Event Calendar WD 
In this section you will learn how to create  and modify events included within the Event Calendar.   

All Events    
Here is the list of all created events. You can add new events, edit, quick edit, duplicate or delete them. Bulk actions are also applicable.     

Adding Events   

Title. Set a title for the individual  event which will be included in the event calendar.    
Content. Provide the details of the event.   
Event Settings   
Event Venue. Select the venue of the event. The list should be created in advance to creating the event.  
Event Location. If the venue is not set, you can specify a new location for the event using Google Maps feature. Note that the location will not be added to the Venue list.  
Event Dates. Specify the starting and finishing dates for the event using the datepicker. If the event lasts all day, you can check the "All Day"  option.  
Repeat Rate. If the event is recurring you can set the repeat rate and days for repeating the event on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis.   
Daily repeat:  Here you can set the frequency of the repeat rate, e.g. Repeat every 4 days and set the finish date, e.g. Repeat until October 5, 2015.  
Weekly repeat. Here you can set the frequency of the repeat rate based on the week and day of the week, e.g. repeat every 2 weeks on Mondays and set the finish date, e.g. Repeat until October5, 2015.  
Monthly repeat. Here you can set the frequency of the repeat rate for the month. This can be as simple as setting the event on the same day of the month as the original event or repeating it every first/second/third/fourth+Week day option (e.g. repeat event 2 months on the first Friday of the month). You can set the finish date as well ,e.g. Repeat until October, 2015.  
Yearly repeat. Here you can set the frequency of the repeat rate for the year. This can be as simple as setting the event on the same day of every year as the original event or repeating it every specific month+ first/second/third/fourth+Week day option (e.g. repeat event 2  years on the first Friday of the September). You can set the finish date as well ,e.g. Repeat until October, 2015.  

Event URL. Set an external URL, which will be included within the event description.   
Event Video URL. There is an option of displaying a YouTube/Vimeo video within the event. The  absolute URL of video should be provided.  

Side-bar options  
Calendars. Choose the calendar to which the event will be added to.  
Organizer. Set the organizer of the event.  
Featured Image. Similar to other WP posts each event calendar event can have its own featured image, which will be displayed with the event.   

Event Categories   
Name. Set a descriptive name for the event calendar category. 
Slug. Set a slug using which all of the events using the event calendar category will be displayed.
Parent. Specify a parent category for the event category.
Description. Provide a short description for the category. This is used for back end only.
Image. Set an image for the event calendar category page.
Category Color. Set a color for the category. The events of the category will be highlighted with the selected color. Keep this in mind when setting the color to make it a fit with the calendar theme.

Event Tags  
Name. Set a name for the tag, which will be associated with the event calendar.  
Slug. Set a slug which will be used for displaying the events from the event calendar, which are using the stated tag.
Description. Provide a short description for the tag, which will help to differentiate the event calendar tags. Note that these are custom Event Calendar tags and not standard WordPress ones.

Creating/Adding Organizers  
In this section you will learn how to create organizers/hosts for the events. Please note that organizer appears as a hyperlink within the event display, when hovered on the event within the event calendar. By clicking on it, the users will be redirected to a custom post, where they can see the details of the organizer as well as the list of the events hosted by the them.
  All Organizers   
In this section you can edit and modify the organizers. It is possible to apply bulk actions or make individual changes.  
  Adding an organizer  
Title. Set a name for the event organizer/organizer group.   
Content. Provide the details about specific organizers, which will be displayed when the user navigates from the main event calendar to the specific organizer view.
Set featured image. Set an image to be associated with the specific event organizer.


Creating/Adding Venues   
In this section you will learn how to create venues for the events and how to mark up on the Google Maps. Please note that venue appears a hyperlink within the event display, when covered on the event calendar. After clicking on it, the users will be redirected to a custom post, where they can see the details of the venue as well as the list of events, which are organized at that specific location/venue.  
All Venues   
Here you can edit and modify the event calendar venues. It is possible to apply bulk actions or make individual changes.   

Adding a venue
Title. Set a title for the calendar event venue.
Content. Provide the details about the specific venue if necessary. This will be displayed when navigating from the event calendar to the specific venue page. 
Venue Location. Fill in the address of the venue or drag and drop the Google Maps marker to the location, which will be displayed with event calendar events.
Set featured image. Set an image to be associated with the specific venue of the event calendar.

Calendar Themes

The Event Calendar WD comes with 5 themes. In addition to the original Event Calendar themes, there is a possibility to add a new theme based on the Blue(Default) theme option. Here you can change the look of the theme- colors, font sizes, borders and etc. The newly created theme will be saved as a separate theme and you can use it while creating new event calendars. The themes are divided in subsections and apply to either the Event Calendar views or the widgets.

Publishing the Calendar into a Page/Post

To use the created calendars within a page or post you should use the shortcode. In this sense the Event Calendar plugin is similar to the other WP plugins.
Open the page/post from the back end. Press on the  Event Calendar WD icon within the editor. The shortcode with three tabs will appear. An alternative is copying the shortcode from the All Calendars subsection (it will take default settings) and further editing it.

General
Select Calendar. Using the drop-down list choose the event calendar you want to add.
Events per page in list view. By default 5 events are being listed in list view. You can change the number to the desired quantity.
Enable Event search. Check the box to enable front end search for the calendar events.

Views
You can set up to 7 different views for the event calendar display. By using the drop-down  you can select an event calendar view for each tab. The order of the tabs displayed with the calendar will be based on the selection.  

Filters
This section works with filters add on. You can specify the list of the filtering options you want to display for the front end users. This will help the users to filter out the events of the calendar, they are looking for. 

Publishing the Calendar as a Widget

Go to Appearance>Widgets toolbar. 
Find the Event Calendar WD widget and assign it to a custom widget position
Title. Set a title for the event calendar widget. Alternatively, you can leave it blank.
Calendar to Display. Select the calendar which will be displayed as a widget.
Display events as. Here you can set the events to be displayed either in a Month  (event calendar) or List view (listed calendar events).
Events per page as a list view. Here you can set the number of events you want to be displayed when list view is in use.