I have been completely unsatisfied with all of the calendar plugins that I have tried. None do a good job on the usability front.
So, I will be building my own calendar plugin. It’ll be a fresh look at calendaring in WordPress.
I need your thoughts and ideas. I would like this to be the most easy-to-use plugin you have seen. I want you to say, “Wow. That was fun to use.” As such, I will be focusing on usability with the initial release. The core plugin will create a calendar entry with the following 5 pieces of data:
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The biggest struggle I had when I was last looking for a calendar plugin was one that had both decent features and a dead-simple-to-use interface on the admin side. There weren’t many that had both.
The missing features I was looking for were 1) the ability to list both past and upcoming events and in ascending/descending order, and 2) the ability to list events by category.
Thanks for the thoughts, Erica!
I am with you 100% on the ease-of-use issue. Calendar plugins seem to be full of features that I never use, yet those unused features clog and confuse the interface.
My plan is to create a basic and awesome plugin with an API and add-ons, similar to how Gravity Forms manages their workflow.