How to Create a User Submitted Events Calendar in WordPress

How to Create a User Submitted Events Calendar in WordPress (Easily)

Do you want users to submit events to a calendar on your website? Letting users submit their own events is a huge timesaver and can be super helpful for community websites.

In this article, we’ll show you how to create a user submitted events calendar in WordPress. We’ll show you how to accept event listings from your users and show them on a calendar page.

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What Is a WordPress User Submitted Events Plugin?

A WordPress event calendar plugin lets you accept event listings on the frontend of your site. That makes it super easy for people to contribute events to a calendar, with or without a user account.

A user submitted events plugin makes it easy to advertise:

  • Community events
  • Business conferences
  • Concerts and festivals
  • Webinars
  • Sports matches

…and more.

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You could make money online by charging for event listings posted to your website’s calendar. And you could add payment buttons to your event listings if you want to sell tickets.

We’re going to show you how to make a calendar form for your site. When someone submits the form, it’ll be added to your WordPress event calendar.

How to Create a User Submitted Events Calendar Form in WordPress

Here’s a video showing how this is done.

If you’d prefer to read how to do this, we’ve got you covered below.

We’re going to use WPForms as our user submitted events plugin.

On the backend, we’re going to integrate it with a WordPress events plugin called The Events Calendar. That will take care of displaying the events on our site.

Here are the steps we’re going to work through.

  1. Install the WPForms Plugin
  2. Create a Form for User Submitted Events
  3. Install the Events Calendar Plugin
  4. Connect Your Form to Your Calendar
  5. Customize the Thank You Message
  6. Publish Your User Submitted Events Form
  7. Review and Publish Event Submissions

OK, first up, let’s install the WPForms plugin.

Step 1: Install the WPForms Plugin

The first thing you’ll need to do is install and activate the WPForms plugin. If you’re new to WordPress, here’s a step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Next, you’ll need to install and activate the Post Submissions addon for WPForms.

To do this, go to WPForms » Addons.

Open WPForms addons menu to add user submitted events

Scroll down until you find the one labeled Post Submissions.

Click Install Addon and then Activate.

Add the Post Submissions addon to add user submitted events

That’s it for step 1. Now it’s time to make your event submission form.

Step 2: Create a Form for User Submitted Events

WPForms makes it easy to create any kind of form for your website. The Pro version comes with a Form Templates Pack addon with tons of useful templates.

For now, we’re going to start with a simple contact form and add fields for the WordPress event calendar.

You can add additional fields by dragging them from the left hand panel to the right hand panel.

Then, click on the field to make any changes.

Edit user submitted events form in WordPress

In our form, we added these fields to our event registration form:

  • Event Title is a Single Line Text field.
  • Start & End Time are two Date/Time fields. Using these fields, visitors can add either single day or multi-day events.
  • Promotional Image is a field visitors can use to upload images to WordPress
  • Description lets visitors specify the event location and other details.

If you decide you want to monetize your website and charge users to submit their event on your calendar, read this documentation on how to allow users to choose a payment method on your WordPress forms. This is a handy way to take payment without WooCommerce, and you can easily use PayPal or Stripe.

OK, we’re done. Let’s click Save.

Step 3: Install The Events Calendar Plugin

Next, you’ll need to install a WordPress events calendar plugin. The Events Calendar is a free plugin for WordPress websites that works great with WPForms.

Note: You can create recurring events with the Pro version of The Events Calendar.

Go to Plugins » Add New in your WordPress dashboard and search for “The Events Calendar” plugin.

Click Install Now and then Activate.

Install The Events Calendar to add user submitted events to WordPress

The Events Calendar is now ready for you to use on your site.

How WPForms Works With The Events Calendar

The Events Calendar plugin will create a custom post type called Events that will appear in your WordPress dashboard.

Custom post types work the same way that posts and pages work. You can send data from forms directly to events posts with WPForms, and those posts will remain separate from your site’s regular posts and pages.

You can preview the calendar that is created after installing and activating the plugin at This will show you all of the upcoming events that have been approved.

For now, it won’t show much information since you don’t have any events submitted yet.

The new calendar form we made will submit a new event when your visitor fills it out. We’re going to use some metadata on the form that will tell The Events Calendar how to list it.

Step 4: Connect Your Form to Your WordPress Event Calendar

After setting up The Events Calendar plugin, you need to connect the form you’ve created to your calendar in the WordPress backend.

Open up the event submission form you created earlier. Then go to Settings » Post Submissions in the form editor and turn post submissions On.

Turn post submissions on for user submitted events

Next, you’ll want to match each field to the relevant part of the event custom post type.

In our example we chose:

  • Event Title for the Post Title dropdown
  • Description for the Post Content dropdown
  • Promotional Image for the Post Featured Image dropdown

We also set Post Type to Events. Remember: that’s the custom post type created by enabling The Events Calendar plugin.

We’re also going to set Post Status to Pending Review so that you can approve each submission and event description before it goes live on your site.

post submissions settings for user submitted events

Now you can scroll down to the Custom Post Meta section.

The last part of connecting calendar form is to add just a bit of code here. This will connect the start and end times in your form to the start and end times in the calendar.

We’ve shown you the code you need to include in the image below, but you can look up any other custom meta code that The Events Calendar offers if you want to add more functionality.

the events calendar custom meta for user submitted events

The Custom Post Meta section is handy for all kinds of custom fields. If you’d like to learn more about using it, click to read our guide to using custom fields on user submitted posts.

We’re done now, so let’s click Save.

How to Add Events to WordPress Without Approval

If you want, you can publish submitted events as soon as someone submits your calendar form. That way, you don’t need to approve them manually, and they’ll show up on your WordPress events calendar instantly.

The WordPress events calendar plugin we’re using supports this. To make it work, there are 2 things you’ll need to tweak in the steps above:

  • In the Post Submissions settings for your calendar form, set the Post Status to Published instead of Pending Review
  • In the Custom Post Meta section, add 2 more custom fields for _EventStartDateUTC and _EventEndDateUTC. Then map those 2 fields to the Start Time and End Time.

Custom post meta to add user submitted events to WordPress

And that’s it! You’ve synced up your event registration form with The Events Calendar. Now your events will go live as soon as the calendar form is submitted.

Step 5: Customize the Thank You Message

Before you publish your event submission form, it’s a good idea to change the default thank you message that your users will see.

You can do this by going to Settings » Confirmation. In the preview panel, customize your message in any way you like.

customize confirmation message

WPForms gives you lots of options after someone submits an event to your website’s calendar. You can also:

  • Send users different message depending on the event type
  • Forward them to a designated thank you page
  • Forward them to a separate website.

For help with form confirmations, check out this helpful documentation on how to set up form confirmations in WordPress.

If you want more than one confirmation, check out how to create multiple form confirmations in WPForms.

Sending Email Notifications for Event Submissions

By default, WPForms will email the admin email address in WordPress when you receive a new event listing.

If you’d like to customize the email notification, or add more notifications, check out this guide to sending form notification emails.

If you want, you can disable the form notification in WPForms and let The Events Calendar send an email alert for each event. If you’re not getting the alerts, check out how to fix The Events Calendar not sending email.

Step 6: Publish Your User Submitted Events Form

OK, we’re ready to publish the event on your WordPress site.

WPForms allows you to add your forms in many locations on the frontend, including your blog posts, pages, and even sidebar widgets.

You can use a shortcode or embed the form with the wizard. Let’s add your event registration form with a wizard in this example. This will automatically create a new page for your visitors to add user submitted events.

At the top of the form builder window, click Embed.

Embed user submitted events form in WordPress

Now click Create New Page.

Embed user submitted post form in WordPress

And finally, type in a name for your page and click the orange button here.

Name your user submitted event page in WordPress

Now all you need to do is hit Publish to publish your form.

Publish your user submitted events form

And that’s it! Your form is live. You can use CSS to style the form further if you want to.

Now visitors can submit events through your form and you can manage them using the Events Calendar plugin.

Step 7: Review and Publish Event Submissions

When you get a new event, you just need to approve the event submission.

To review an event, go to Events in the WordPress dashboard.

You’ll see that any submitted events that are submitted through your calendar form will be listed as Pending. This means they need to be approved by you in the events manager screen before they appear on your site’s calendar.

To edit events, click Edit underneath the event title.

review event submission

Preview the submission, taking special note of the Time & Date near the bottom of your screen. This will be the time listed on your calendar.

event calendar time

When you’re finished reviewing all the event details, click Publish. Then you see the events calendar view at

When the user hovers their mouse over the calendar event, they’ll see a preview popup. By clicking on it, they’ll open up the full event page with a complete listing.

example calendar submission

And there you have it! You now know how to create a user submitted events calendar in WordPress using WPForms.

Did you know that you can also send browser push notifications from WordPress? You can easily use PushEngage to notify subscribers each time you publish a new event.

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Next Step: Accept User Submitted Blog Posts

Now that users can submit a WordPress event to your site, wouldn’t it be neat if they could also blog about it? If you accept user submitted posts, your visitors could share press releases and other event information to drive traffic to the calendar.

To set this up, check out the easy way to accept user submitted posts in WordPress.

And if you plan to take pictures at your event, don’t forget to make an online model release form.

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  1. Is there a way for the events to be auto approved, without requiring someone to manually accept them? Also, can the user who submitted the event remove it?

    1. Or if they can’t be auto approved, can the website notify you when you have new events awaiting moderation?

    2. Good question, Jennifer! You can set up your events to be auto-approved by editing your form and navigating to Settings » Post Submissions, and then changing the Post Status option to Published, as you can see in the screenshot here:

      auto publish submitted events

      The event is similar to a blog post (it’s a custom post type), so the user won’t be able to remove/delete it unless they have access to your site as an Editor or Administrator.

      By default, you’ll always get an email notification when someone fills out your forms. You can customize your notifications or add additional ones (like a confirmation email to the user, for example).

      Feel free to get in touch if you think of any other questions, or need help setting this up 🙂

      1. I’ve tried this. The events create correctly, and show up in the admin panel as an event, but not actually on the calendar. If I edit the event, and simply save it, it then shows up on the calendar.

        So there’s a disconnect somewhere.

      2. Hi Rick. Thanks for reporting!
        If you have a WPForms license, you have access to our email support, so please submit a support ticket where we have more options to assist you regarding this issue.

        Thanks 🙂

      3. This won’t quite work.

        The reason it works when it’s not published is that when you edit the entry (to make it published) a number of other fields are added to the entry created by WPForms, some of which are required to make it appear on the calendar. When you try to move it straight to published, those fields aren’t added, and it won’t appear.

        you can fix that tho. you have to add two more custom fields: _EventStartDateUTC, and _EventEndDateUTC . You can use StartTime and End Time for those values as well.

      4. Hi Rick, thanks for letting us know!
        I have forwarded this information to the team.

        Have a good one 🙂

  2. I love this post, and I’ve referred back to it a few times. This is so useful.

    Has anyone setup any other fields in the Custom Post Meta?

    What about event location, what about event host? or cost?

    I’d love to know if I’m approaching this correctly, right now I’d just guess what the meta field would be

    1. I just saw your link for the Events Calendar custom meta code. Thanks for that!

      I’m having a problem though with my custom post meta – specifically for the event start and end dates.

      The meta code is _EventEndDate

      And when I save the form, it becomes _eventenddate

      and doesn’t seem to work. Any ideas on how to get this working?

  3. Any suggestions on how to do the same thing with front end submissions, but submitting through a payment process like with PayPal?

    1. Hi Mark,

      You can absolutely do this along with a PayPal requirement. You would essentially do exactly what is described in this post, then add a cost and payment on top of that. In case it helps, here’s a tutorial on how to set up PayPal in your forms.

      One thing to note is that since PayPal payments are processed off-site, you’ll need to manually monitor whether those payments were completed before publishing the user-submitted event (whereas with Stripe, the payment must be completed and successful before the form can be submitted).

      If you have any additional questions about how to get this set up, please feel free to contact us in support!

  4. Will this connect to Google Calendar and is there an option to avoid conflict while approving. I notice that you also have an auto approve option which would mean that it qualifies the availability. Thanks.

    1. Hi Chander,

      Sure! It’s possible connect with Google Calendar with our Zapier addon, which is available with our Pro and Ultimate license levels. We have a tutorial on how to set that up if you’d like to check that out 🙂

      However, this integration can only go one way — events can be sent from your form entries to Google Calendar, but dates and times in your forms can’t be blocked off based on existing events.

      I hope this helps! If you have more questions about this, please get in touch 🙂

    1. Hi Jeane,

      Great question. While our File Upload field will absolutely accept PDFs, there isn’t a great way to automatically send a PDF to an Events Calendar event from a form submission. The issue is that a PDF would need to be added within the main content area, where an event description would generally go. This is also true for regular WordPress pages/posts, since there isn’t a separate field in the editor to add these (whereas a featured image has its own specific spot in the editor).

      So in order to add PDF to an event, you’d need to manually edit the event listing to add a PDF link. In case it helps, here’s WPBeginner’s tutorial on how to create links to PDFs.

      I hope that helps! If you have any questions, please let us know 🙂

      1. Hi Jess,

        I see what you mean. So, if we used this WPForms scenario to add community events to “The Events Calendar” plugin, could we have the user upload a PDF with the submission and then manually attach it on the backend? Or, will it just not work?

        Thanks in advance!

      2. Hi Jeane,

        Yes, that’s correct — that approach will work 🙂
        So the general sequence would go something like this:

        1) Receive entry with an uploaded PDF (you can set this to send straight to your site’s Media Library if you’d like)
        2) Open the editor for that event, and add a PDF download link (here’s a screencast video to demo)
        3) Save event

        The events editor works pretty much the same as a regular WordPress page/post, so that luckily makes it pretty easy.

        If you have any other questions, please let us know in support and we’ll be happy to help!

  5. I want to have this on my site but I want the events to be from all over the country. A drop down menu to all 50 states and the events to show only in those states.

    Also the calendar to those states can be accessed by anyone, however to submit an event the user must be registered on the site before they can submit. Imagine having a “submit an event here” button but takes them to the log in page if they are not logged in and then allows access to this form after they are registered. I hope I made this clear enough. Is there a way to do this?

    1. Hi Eli,

      For the states part of your question, it would be best to ask the Events Calendar team 🙂 They should be able to provide more details on how this would work/if it’s an option, and if so we could help you connect your form to pass that data along when an event is made.

      Also, we don’t currently have a way to restrict access to forms, however you could consider using a plugin like Restrict Content (which is free) to achieve this.

      I hope this helps! If I’ve misunderstood what you’re looking for in any way, or if you have any other questions, please let us know 🙂

  6. Hi the events calendar plugin community events which users would use to submit events doesn’t have the ability to let users pay for event listings. Do you know of a way to still use the events calendar and set it up so users can pay to list events?

    1. Hi Amy,

      Great question, and I believe this should still work. To be certain, though, I’d recommend reaching out to Modern Tribe to ask if their meta keys are the same for this plugin as for the regular Events Calendar (so the same as above: _EventStartDate, etc). If not, they should be able to let you know the meta keys you’d need to use.

      I hope this helps! If you have any other questions about this, please feel welcome to contact our support team 🙂

  7. Do you know of a simplified way to have all data/fields from each event displayed in an customer interactive/sortable front end spreadsheet style list view. Basically, allowing any customer to sort the events based on all desired visible fields. I.E. sort in list view by date, name, or any other custom fields?

      1. Hi Mike,

        I apologize, but this functionality would actually fall to the third-party events plugin your using — such as The Events Calendar plugin described above.

        In case it helps, here’s the link to their free version support, and here’s the link to their main website’s support page.

        Based off of this discussion thread I found, it sounds like this type of filter functionality may require a paid addon through them — but their support should be able to clarify that further.

        I hope that helps you to find what you’re looking for! 🙂

  8. Hi,

    I’m wanting to set up a system to allow each user to have their own personal calendar they can add events like people’s birthdays to. This would be private and based on their entries we could send reminders for the events. With links to products we sell as gifts for the events. Is this possible?

  9. Will I be able to send email or text notifications to those who sign up (given there is a signup form) for an upcoming event? For instance, we have a Valentine banquet in our church and all who will be attending can be notified of this event one week in advance if they sign up for email or text notification.

    1. Hi Billy,

      Our forms can send a notification email immediately after a form is submitted, but the best way to follow up like this is to use an email marketing service. That way, you can add everyone who’s attending an event to a mailing list to easily contact them all at once (and schedule emails in advance) — and if you’re still collecting event registrations, you can automatically add users to your mailing list by integrating it with your forms.

      We have a bunch of email marketing integrations: Constant Contact, which is available to everyone, and with our Plus license level or higher there’s also MailChimp, AWeber, and more.

      If you have additional questions or would like more details, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to assist 🙂

  10. Hi there I am interested in this integration – would this replace the need for Community Events as far the event submission portion? Also is there a way to include event categories for the user to select on the form?


    1. Hi Justine,

      Great question — and yes, from my understanding of Community Events this events submission process is very similar. Also, I did some testing, and I was able to get the event category to work with this. Here’s how I did that (this is in addition to the steps described in the tutorial above):

      1) I created the categories I wanted within The Events Calendar plugin (under Events > Event Categories).

      2) In the form builder, I added a Dropdown field and named it Category. Then within its Field Options panel, I opened Advanced Options and set Dynamic Choices to Taxonomy, then Dynamic Taxonomy Source to Event Categories (here’s a screenshot of that).

      3) In the form builder under Settings > Post Submissions, I added a line of Custom Meta. In the first box I added tribe_events_cat and in the second I selected Category (the name of the Dropdown field I just made). Here’s a screenshot of this.

      That’s it! When I submitted my form to test this out, my event was successfully assigned a category (here’s a screenshot).

      I hadn’t had a chance to try that before, so thanks for asking! And if you’d like to collect more event details, you can do that using The Event Calendar’s custom post meta list.

      I hope that helps! If you have any other questions about event submissions, please get in touch 🙂

      1. Wow Jess – Thank you SO much for checking into that for me! This really looks very promising. Do you know if it is possible to create two separate forms to add events through. For example a logged in user might have access to one version of the form – while a logged out user has access to a different form (maybe with less fields) – but they would both submits events to the calendar.

  11. Hi there,
    I was successful to use the Custom Post Meta for date, time, url and the dynamic taxonomy for the event categories but I’m not able to link Venue and Organizer.

    I used the Custom Post Meta: _OrganizerOrganizer and _VenueAddress
    Should I be using something else?

    1. Hi Esther,

      We’d be happy to help! When you get a chance, please drop us a line in support so we can assist. Since it sounds like you have a WPForms license, you have access to our email support, so please submit a support ticket.

      Thanks 🙂

  12. Is there a way to utilize this with Elementor, to create an event page that looks like this- [URL removed]

    Right now, I have it looking how I want it to look, but I have to manually add submitted events and format them, which can be time consuming once I move it from dev to live and have users submitting events. Since Events is simply a custom post type, and this setup just changes the user view of posts, it should theoretically work, right?

    I’ve already lost $30 on a plugin that doesn’t work and has no refunds. I’m on disability and trying to do this to help out indie authors, so I’d prefer to know if something will work this way before investing time and/or money into it. Thanks! 🙂

    1. Hi Mandi,

      I took a look at the site you shared, but I apologize as I’m not sure I understand how you’d like your forms to work differently/what features you’re looking for. When you get a chance, could you please contact us with some extra details?

      Thanks! 🙂

  13. As I understand from above, that if I use PayPal, I have to manually monitor payments to determine if they are successful then manually post or approve the submitted event. This because PayPal processess the payments off site.

    What about Square, they are different than PayPal and work similar to Stripe. Would Square allow the submitted event to be automatically posted when the payment is complete, or is that a manual one like PayPal also?


    1. Hi Mark,

      We don’t currently have Square integration, but it sounds like our Stripe addon should be a good fit. With Stripe, you’d add a credit card field directly to your form — and so the user won’t be allowed to submit your form until the payment is accepted.

      If you have any additional questions about this, please feel welcome to get in touch! Thanks 🙂

  14. Wanted to clarify,

    Can this Post Submissions Add-on plugin from Wp Forms work with other calendar plugins like Wp Event Manager?


    1. Hi Mark,

      Sure, I’d be happy to share more details on this. So essentially, our Post Submissions addon should be able to work in this same way for any plugin that uses a custom post type in WordPress (so sticks to the native WordPress functionality, rather than generating their own datatables). Their support team or plugin author should be able to answer this.

      Also, some plugins make it a bit easier/harder to find the meta keys you need (like the `_EventStartDate` meta key you see in the tutorial above). Meta keys will be specific to each individual plugin, so I’d suggest also asking their support for these. You’ll need meta keys for any custom field in their post (so any field that doesn’t exist in a normal WordPress post).

      Hopefully these details are helpful! And if you have any additional questions about how this works/the information you’d need, please get in touch 🙂

  15. Hi,

    Is there a way to create recurring events using this?

    Events Calendar have an option that I can specify if the event repeats daily, monthly… Is it possible to use something like this with User Submitted Posts plugin?

    1. Hi Victor,

      I took a look, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to test this out for you as recurring events is a premium option in the Events Calendar. While I believe this will most likely work, it will depend on how they set this recurring option up within their plugin.

      If you have any questions about how you could test this out, though, please feel welcome to reach out to our team.

      Thanks! 🙂

    1. Hi Thomas,

      To connect the form and the calendar, you’ll need to go to your form’s settings and go to Settings > Post Submissions, make sure that post submissions are ON and match each field in the form to the event custom post type you created. Next, you’ll need to set up the custom meta code by scrolling down to the bottom of the page. You can follow the example that we included in this screenshot.

      I hope this helps! 🙂

  16. Hello there these posts and replies are very helpful
    I saw above someone asked if it was possible to create the form to include the city and state of the event which would then, hopefully, allow site visitors to view events that were upcoming in their cities and states? Is this possible or is this something another group would answer?

  17. Hello,

    I’m trying to figure out if users who submit events can get paid directly through the woocommerce and sell tickets add-ons. A user has a user account, creates a paid event, sets up their own payment (paypal, stripe, etc), and can directly receive payments for sold tickets. Is that possible?

    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Isaac,

      Unfortunately we don’t offer any integration with WooCommerce mainly because they’re heavily integrated with their own forms systems. I apologize for the inconvenience!

  18. Hi
    I created the form and setup the Post submissions and it works bringing in only some of the fields in my form (the ones selected in the post submission setup). I have another field on my form for the user to add the location of the event called “Event Location”.
    How do I get this field to import into the event calendar with the rest of the information. Is it through the Custom Post Meta. If so how do I set it up

    1. Hi Steve,

      Currently in the post submission form, you can map post submissions to a single custom post type. Unfortunately Event and Venue are all separate custom post types in the Events Calendar plugin according to their docs, and the venue post meta data can only be used when mapping to the Venue custom post types.

      We don’t have the option to map to multiple post types for now. I’ve made a note of the feature request and we’ll keep it on our radar as we plan out our roadmap for the future. I apologize for the inconvenience!

  19. I’m thinking of setting up something like this for clubs and bars to post their events to. The island is quite large so there may be many events every day, could I set up an area search to just bring up posted events in the south for example?

    1. Hi Dave,

      We don’t have a way of creating an area search or a search type of field but I’ve made a note on our feature request list so we can keep it on our radar! Thanks for the suggestion 🙂

    1. Hi Timothy,

      You’ll need the Post Submissions addon for this which only comes with our Pro license level or higher. I apologize for the confusion.


  20. Hi, I’m reaching out to you guys as I’m interested in getting the pro version, but however, there are only 2 features that I would like to test it out before I make the full purchase.

    The 2 features that I would like to test it out is the “Post Submission” and “Zapier” functions. Which I need it for my POC (proof of concept) to get it running.

    I’m aware that I have to make the full purchase and I will be granted the 14 days refund policy. However, I’m from the government agency and I’m not allowed to make the purchase yet due to certain strict rules that I have to follow.

    Was wondering if there is any hotline/number that I could contact that would it easier for both parties to make an agreement.

    1. Hi Ryan, hope you are doing great!
      There are no other ways around this, unfortunately, so you can only try it if you buy a license (Pro in your case). You can actually purchase it as a private person and not on behalf of your company as you are totally safe with this. Literally, if you don’t like it, or it is not a good fit for you, we can fully refund you for your purchase, no questions asked!
      Hope this helps! 🙂

    2. Ryan, Zapier currently doesn’t work to read the Event Start Date and Event End Date for reasons that Zapier reports as some sort of bug.

      1. Hi Rick, thanks for letting us know.
        I hope this can be fixed soon.

        Have a good one 🙂

  21. Hi,

    I have bought a pro version

    I am using wpform for wp event manager.
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    i have few queries

    1) In wp event manager there is event category and event type both are not displaying when I use taxonomy. it is very important

    2) wp event manager has a different custom field for date and time but wpform is taking it as 1..

    3) after the form is completed I want to send an email if the user is not registered with user details along with the form filled.


    1. Hi Viren!
      WPForms can populate successfully any WordPress Taxonomies or post types. In case you can access your Events’ categories or post types, then I would recommend contacting this third-party plugin support team and ask them for help with this.
      You can set up a form notification to both, yourself and the user who has submitted the form under the Notification tab in the form builder.
      For more details, please check out this article on our site.
      I hope this helps.
      Have a good one 🙂

  22. Hi all… Using WPForm & the Events calendar. Can you tell me how I go about getting the timezone to map over to The Events calendar? Date & Time is working perfectly., but we have users that submit their events from all parts of the US. Thanks!

    1. Hi Ayana! Currently it isn’t possible to configure our plugin to display events that are posted in a user’s area. I do agree it would be super helpful, though. I’ve made a note of the feature request and we’ll keep it on our radar as we plan out our roadmap for the future.

      I apologize that we aren’t able to provide you with a solution at this time. If you have any further questions about this, please contact us if you have an active subscription. If you do not, don’t hesitate to drop us some questions in our support forums.

  23. Is there a way to keep WPForms from posting an event during a time that is already booked on The Events Calendar(double booking)?

    1. Hi Curtis! Unfortunately because there is not actual integration between the “The Events Calendar” plugin and the WPForms plugin, it wouldn’t be possible for your form to know to restrict creating an event where the time slot is already booked in The Events Calendar plugin.

      I’m sorry that we aren’t able to provide a solution for you on this. If you have any further questions about this, please contact us if you have an active subscription. If you do not, don’t hesitate to drop us some questions in our support forums.

  24. Is the following possible?
    1) User can edit their event after it has posted to the calendar.
    2) Admin can restrict calendar view so users see only their own events.
    3) Admin can download csv of all event submissions.

    1. Hi Rod! In regards to your questions:

      1) The event itself would be under the calendar plugin, so event editing abilities would be dependent upon the calendar plugins capabilities and settings. Please refer to their documentation or support regarding this.
      2) The calendar views and access would also be specific to the calendar plugins’ capabilities and settings.
      3) Event submissions can indeed be exported to CSV (as with any form’s entries). Details about this can be found in this guide.

      I hope this helps to clarify 🙂 If you have any further questions about this, please contact us if you have an active subscription. If you do not, don’t hesitate to drop us some questions in our support forums.

  25. Is there a way for a user-submitted event to be flagged as an RSVP ticket by the submitter? It seems like adding a selector with a “yes” option should work, but I can’t figure out how to map it to the RSVP ticket on Events Calendar. (And then adding on a conditional section of the form with the number for the RSVP.)

    Any help would be appreciated.


    1. Hi Brett! Our plugin isn’t integrated with the Events Calendar plugin, so unfortunately we don’t have a way to flag as RSVP’ed. You might want to reach out to the Events Calendar team to see if the RSVP status can be set through a meta field. If it does, you might be able to leverage the Custom Meta fields in the form setup and map a field to it.

      I apologize for not being able to provide a solution here, but I hope this information helps! If you have any further questions about this, please contact us if you have an active subscription. If you do not, don’t hesitate to drop us some questions in our support forums.

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