Firetree.net’s Event Calendar has now been added to the Exc-el blog system. It’s ideal for posting details of future school or class events, such as parents’ nights, homework due dates, test dates.
To add an event, you just create a Post for it in the usual way, so you can provide plenty of details. The only difference is that once you’ve enabled the Plugin, you’ll have event start date/time and event finish date/time fields you can complete at the bottom of your Write Post screen.
You can see it working here at the Education ICT News blog here: https://www.edubuzz.org/eduictnews, where it’s installed as a SideBar Widget.
Quick guide to setting it up:
Activate the Sidebar Widgets plugin if you haven’t already (you’ll need a Widget friendly, eduictnews is using 3K2)
Activate the Plugin but don’t try to view your blog yet!
Activate the Event Calendar Widget plugin.
Go to Options / Event Calendar, and choose a Category for event posts, say “events”.
Set any other options, details here http://wpcal.firetree.net/options.
Full details are at http://wpcal.firetree.net.