WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) superstar; their services are used by 14% of the world’s best websites. Meanwhile, Meetup is on the vanguard of internet based social networks. They have 9.5 million members who meet over 2,000 times everyday in local communities across the nation.
Over 42,000 Meetup members in 146 cities in 10 countries are talking about WordPress everyday according to Meetup’s statistics.
Until now, there has been no efficient way to link an organization’s Meetup events easily and efficiently to their WordPress site. Nuanced Media has filled that need with the WP Meetup plugin.
WP Meetup fetches event information from Meetup.com and creates posts for each event. Additionally, WP Meetup provides an event calendar for displaying upcoming events either on a page on as a widget.
Organizations seeking to create a comprehensive calendar of events can collect events from multiple Meetup groups. It has never been so easy to aggregate and display events!
- Download WP Meetup from WordPress.org
- Upload wp-meetup.zip to your /wp-content/plugins directory.
- Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” area in the WordPress admin area.
- Visit the options page located at Settings -> WP Meetup and follow the instructions.
To include the event calendar on a page, create a new page and in the content editor, enter
[wp-meetup-calendar] where you want the calendar to appear on the page.