How to use standard posts as events

At the risk of stating the obvious, if you choose to use standard posts to store your events,… they will be standard posts!

They will:

  • appear in posts archives,
  • appear in your rss feeds
  • appear in your admin “manage posts” listing
  • be counted in your category and tag counts
  • be affected (this may be desirable) by other plugins that work on posts.  For example shortcodes, sharing or bookmarking plugins, filters, membership plugins etc etc.

The amr-events plugin will figure out when you are editing a post that is an event and will display the event details box when necessary.


To use standard posts as events,

  1. Create a category that will be your way of separating out events from the other standard posts.
  2. In the “Events to Ical” settings,  choose “do not use custom post types” , SAVE
  3. Now choose the category as your “event” category.
  4. Check the event information template settings (optional)
  5. Create a calendar page and enter [ events ] (no spaces) as your shortcode.  See more detail here, and here

Your amr-events settings will look like this:

Standard Post Config

You’re set to go!

Events as Standard Posts

The data

  1. Goto “add new event” in your posts submenu and enter some details, save
  2. View your event,
  3. See it appear in your blog archive
  4. See it appear in your calendar page (If the next instance of the event is in the parameters of the page – default is something like in the next x days, however this is VERY customisable.)

Event Information

This is the event data that we want to display automatically for our events.  This is covered in more detail in this post.

Event Information Settings