WordPress continues to be the most used content management system available today. This is mostly due to the massive amount of plugins available to extend its features and functionality. In fact there are so many event registration plugins available on the WordPress Plugin Directory that it is almost impossible for someone new to WordPress to realistically be able to filter and research which event plugins are the best for your particular requirements. Whatever your requirements, there is most likely to be a free WordPress event registration plugin available.
The following plugins will have information and ratings about the following information so you can make a better informed decision when selecting your WordPress event registration plugin.
- Core Features
- Admin Interface
- Front End Layouts / Look And Feel
Here’s shortlist of what we believe to be the top free WordPress event registration plugins that you should check out.
Event Registration Pro Calendar is a FREE WordPress event registration and WordPress calendar plugin that comes with a huge amount of features at no cost. This free plugin has been around for 10+ years as a Joomla CMS extension and is now available as a WordPress version. Event Registration Pro Calendar is free for free events and can be extended using add-ons for sale of tickets. It has a beautiful interface over other WordPress options. There are many features included that other solutions charge extra for such as calendar views and custom event registration forms.
Front End Layouts
- Lots of included features
- Low cost Add-ons
- Great Interface
- Active development
- Not many Add-ons but more coming
- Selling tickets requires add-on
Event Espresso Lite
Event Espresso is a WordPress event manager which makes it easy for you to register attendees for classes, workshops, events, trainings, conferences or concerts, all from your WordPress website. One thing to note is that the lite version of this plugin is an older, more outdated version 3. The current version is a full commercial version. Paid add-ons are available to extend the lite version as well. The design of the front end event pages are a bit dated as expected with and older version that is now given away for free.