The Events Calendar Shortcode & Block

Customize the Events Displayed on Your WordPress Site

Promote your events more effectively with this add-on WordPress plugin for The Events Calendar. No coding required.

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Column listing of events
The Events Calendar Shortcode Filter Bar Demo
Compact Shortcode Design

Powerful Customization

Options to display only the events you want, the way you want to display them.

Works With Any Theme

A WordPress plugin that works with your existing theme, right out of the box!

Use Multiple Shortcodes On One Page

Add more than one listing or calendars of events on a single page.

Get World-Class Support When You Need It

Need help? Get answers to your questions straight from the developer, typically within a couple of hours!


With this plugin, you can add a block or a shortcode (which is just some text between [ and ]) on a page to display a list of your events.  For example the shortcode to show next 8 events in the category "festival":

[ecs-list-events cat='festival' limit='8']

What You Can Create With The Events Calendar Shortcode Pro

You get full control over how your events are displayed, with no code required: choose to show your events in multiple layouts, with or without images, a registration link, calendar view, description, and metadata such as the venue location.

And you can even have multiple shortcodes per page. Plus, it works with the free version of The Events Calendar!

Show your events with full description

This is the default view, which outputs data from The Events Calendar plugin to show your most recent events in a list, with all information; including the time and location, map link, event description, price, and a button to click through to the full event.

Default Shortcode Design

Show your events in a compact design

Get your events to display in a compact design, with only the event date, title, and a link to find out more. Make your events fit when you're short on space!

Compact Shortcode Design

Show your events in a compact design, with a little extra detail

Customize the compact design, adding extras such as event thumbnails and a registration button.


Show your events in a calendar

Get a calendar view for your events, showing the events on each day with a hover-over for extra information. Visitors can click on any event for more information.


Show your events in columns

Choose a column-based design with images, dates, and a short description.

Column listing of events

Show your events grouped by date, with the venue shown

You can group events happening on the same date together, perfect for a busy schedule.


Show your events in a calendar, with filterable categories

Get an advanced calendar view, letting your visitors filter the events displayed by parameters such as category, venue, and location.

The Events Calendar Shortcode Filter Bar Demo

Show your events with pagination

Get previous and next links, letting your visitors view more events without loading too many events at once.


What shortcode options are available?


Make it easy for visitors to find the events they want. You can add multiple listings of events on a page, wherever you need it!

Future Events (Default)

Show a list of your upcoming events

Past Events

Show your past events in a listing


Filter events listed by one or more categories

Tagpro only

Filter events listed by one or more tags


Show only events for a specific month, or the next/current month

Yearpro only

Show only events for a specific year

Hide Recurringpro only

Only show the first instance of a recurring event

Number of Dayspro only

Choose how many days to show events, ie. 1 day or a week

Single Daypro only

Show events from a specific date, ie. 2020-04-15

Date Rangepro only

Show events between certain dates

Featured Eventspro only

Show only events marked as "featured"

Sold Out Eventspro only

Hide events that are sold out, when using the Event Tickets add-on

Single Eventpro only

List the details of a single event by ID, for example on a blog post


The total number of events to show in the list

Offsetpro only

Skip a certain number of events from the beginning, useful for using multiple shortcodes on the same page or splitting into columns.

Locationpro only

Display events by city, state/province, and country

Authorpro only

Show events added by a certain user on your site

Additional Fieldspro only

Filter by fields you've added using The Events Calendar PRO or Advanced Custom Fields

Seriespro only

Display related events in the same series anywhere, so visitors can quickly find them


Show only the details you want for each event, with options to customize how they're displayed. No coding required.

Event Details

Show some or all of the event title, thumbnail image, excerpt (short description), date and venue

Full Descriptionpro only

Use the full description instead of the excerpt (short description) of an event in the listing

Costpro only

Display the cost of the event next to the title

Buttonpro only

Add an easy to see button for each event, and change the colors and text

Image Size

Specify the size of the image in your event listing


List the events in ascending or descending order by the event date

No Events Message

Specify the message if there are no events

Start Timepro only

Show only the start time of the event


Choose from a number of beautiful designs for your events, or customize and create your own!

Defaultpro only

This is the default design if you don’t specify another one. Good for a list view within a post or a page.

See Examples

Calendar Viewpro only

Display a full calendar view of events wherever you need it.

See Examples

Compactpro only

A smaller design great for showing more events in a smaller space, and easily seeing the date on the side. There are a number of options to customize what is displayed and you can combine more than one option at a time.

See Examples

Columns/Horizontal/Photospro only

Split events into columns so they’re easy to read and visually appealing. Looks great when events have photos (featured images) but works either way. The rows flow into each other in a Pinterest-style design.

See Examples

Tablepro only

Show your events in a table view in the number of columns you want!

See Examples

Groupedpro only

The grouped design lets you show many events in the same day, grouped together with the date (or month) as the header.

See Examples

Filter Barpro only

Add a filter bar to the top of the calendar to let visitors refine what events are displayed!

See Examples

Paginationpro only

Add previous and next links to let visitors see more events!

See Examples

Custom Designpro only

Customize the existing designs or create your own by placing one or more templates in your theme folder

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use this with the free version of The Events Calendar?

Yes! This plugin works with either the free or pro version of The Events Calendar plugin to show the events you want anywhere on your site.

Do I get plugin updates?

Yes! After purchase you'll get a license key, which will allow you to have automatic update checks, just like any other WordPress plugin. You’ll also want to keep The Event Calendar plugin updated at the same time.

Can I customize which events get displayed?

Yes! You have full control over the specific events displayed, and can filter events by 17 different criteria. We have all the basics covered, and even advanced features such as hiding sold-out events, hiding recurring events (only showing the first instance), and filtering by additional fields. You can find all details on our documentation, here.

Can I customize what my calendar looks like?

Yes! You can choose from seven designs – from compact, to calendar view, to columns – or make your own. You'll find a full list, including examples, in our documentation here.

Can I customize the event information displayed?

Yes! You can choose from eight parameters, including the event details, event description, price, and a ticket link/call to action. Choose and display exactly what you want. You'll find full details in our documentation here.

Do you offer support if I need help?

Yes! We offer email support to all licensed customers.

If you can’t find the answer to your question in our support documentation, you can send us a support request. We believe customer support is key and we’ll do our very best to help resolve your issue as quickly as possible.

We aim to answer all support requests within a 24-hour period during regular business hours. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm EST (eastern standard time), excluding recognized U.S. and Canadian holidays.

Note that free support is provided for our free plugins through the forums, but there may be a bit of a delay from our team there as priority support is given to our licensed customers.

Are Licenses Automatically Renewed?

Yes. This helps keep your license active without the need to re-purchase in a year after you notice that automatic updates stopped working and a critical bug fix was needed or your access to priority support is gone. However, the recurring payment can be canceled at any time, and if cancelled your license will stay active until the end of the term paid.

Where can I find my license keys and control my site activations?

Login to your account on this site to view your orders, downloads, licenses and site activations.

Can I upgrade to a different license?

Yes, you can upgrade for the difference in price between the two licenses. Open a support ticket and let us know you'd like to upgrade or view available upgrades in your account.

What counts as a “site”? Can I use The Events Calendar Shortcode PRO on client sites?

A site is any URL (even a subdomain) that you install WordPress on. If you’re building client sites, you can purchase a multiple site license OR purchase an appropriate license for each client.

What types of payments do you accept?

We currently accept all major Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, plus PayPal.

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes we do! We stand behind the quality of our product and will refund 100% of your money within 14 days of purchase if you are unhappy with the plugin.

I have other pre-sale questions, can you help?

Yes! Contact us here for any other pre-sale or general questions, see the plugin in action in our demos, or view more details in the documentation.

Note: This plugin is not developed by or affiliated with The Events Calendar or Stellar WP (makers of The Events Calendar) in any way.

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