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GigPress vs “All in one event calendar”

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AI1EC has many more features than GigPress—so I’ll start with a list of the advantages of  the “All in one event calendar” (aka AI1EC) vs GigPress:

  1. More layouts: gigpress has just a list view; AI1EC has poster board and many more (daily, weekly, monthly and list/agenda) and allows user to switch between them
  2. Categories: in any layout user can pick one or a few categories to view. Tags are another option for filtering – and with some custom work you can rename these to be “Bands” and “venues” or something like that.
  3. Subscription by category: both plugins offer iCal subscription but AI1EC offers subscription by category (so if someone wanted just one “band” to appear in their calendar that is possible – but takes a couple steps so only technically sophisticated folks will do that I think.)
  4. Widgets – the AI1EC widget has that date thing on the left with a hover card for each entry. It would take more work to have it spit out a really simple format like gig press. But the AI1EC widget can show just one category which is a powerful feature.
  5. Facebook: AI1EC has a feature where it can push your events to Facebook – not as posts to your Facebook wall but as Facebook “events”. I have not used this feature yet and saw some bugs with it in the last version of AI1EC.
  6. AI1EC makes a separate “page” for each event
  7. AI1EC makes recurring events easy

However, GigPress has an advantage with fewer features – it’s easier to use if it fits your needs. If you only need list views of events and don’t mind linking to separate posts (that you need to make as a separate step – if you even need a whole post/page for events) then GigPress might be a great choice for you.

A list of my AI1EC sample sites

These two are minimally modified:
http://ucsfspiritcare.org/resources
http://perryinitiative.org/calendar

Single events are using the built in AI1EC Google maps option:
This one has a ‘buy tickets’ option that I had to add manually:
http://sanjosetheaters.org/calendar

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2 Comments

  1. aft
    Posted February 20, 2014 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    Hi there !

    I’m actually working with all in one plugin and I’m really glad it’s so complete and powerful.

    I saw on this site http://sanjosetheaters.org/ that on the home page you have displayed your “upcomming events”, is that the widget, of are you using the pro version ?

    I absolutely love the aspect of it, and it’s exactly what I’m trying to acheive… Do you know how I can display the upcomming events widget anywhere I want on my blog ?

    Cheers.

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