WordPress Plugin

The Localist Calendar for WordPress plugin makes highlighting events on your WordPress site simple. In just a few clicks you can create an event widget directly in your WordPress instance that displays events from your Localist Calendar on any page on your site. 

Note:  Your organization must be a current Localist customer in order to use this plugin. If your organization has not installed the Localist Calendar for WordPress plugin you can still add Localist widgets to any page using the widget builder available at yourcustomdomain.com/help/widget

Installing the Localist Calendar for WordPress plugin

1. In your WordPress dashboard navigate to Plugins > Add New in the left column

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2. Search for “Localist” and select the Install Now button on the listing.

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3. Once installation is complete you will need to activate the plugin for it to be available on your WordPress pages.

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After activation you will see the Localist Calendar plugin listed in the left column:

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4. Next, select the plugin and enter your calendar’s URL and hit Save Calendar URL:

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Once saved you will see the Localist widget builder you are already familiar with appear below.

5. Begin by selecting the appropriate parameters. For a refresher on the various options available, consult this article:  http://support.localist.com/article/building-a-widget/

When complete, you will have two options:

  • Save as WordPress Widget:  This will make the widget available to be selected for any page without having to be re-created in the builder. If you would like to save the widget, enter a Widget Name, such as “Next 5 Upcoming Events” for easy recognition.
  • Generate Embed Code:  This will provide the embed code to be manually added to any page and the widget will not be available for quick selection in the future.

6. After saving your widget, navigate to Appearance > Widgets to add your widget to your pages.

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7. On the widgets page you will see your new widget listed as inactive: 

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To activate the widget, simply drag the item to the desired content block:

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To change the title of the widget, select the down carrot next to Text: Widget Name and modify the title and save. This is what will be displayed on your live pages:Screen Shot 2016-09-08 at 8.52.48 AM

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Styling Widgets

For display changes, you can add styles to the widget’s containing page:

Basic Customizations

For deeper changes, such as those related to structure or adding more data to a widget, you will need to create a custom widget template in your Localist admin dashboard.

Custom Widget Templates