Quick Event Manager


A quick and easy to use event creator. Just add new events and publish. The shortcode lists all the events. The settings pages let you select how you want the event displayed.


  • Event posts created from your dashboard
  • Loads of layout and styling options
  • Show events as a list or a calendar
  • Built in event registration form
  • Accepts payments and IPN
  • Download events to your calendar
  • Download attendee report to email/CSV
  • Event maps with Google Maps
  • Widgets and lots of shortcode options

Developers plugin page

Quick Event Manager.

Pro Version

lots of additional features
* Stripe payments
* Mailchimp Integration
* Event Imports
* Additional reports
* Guest Events, allow visitors to create their own events
* Use variable donation amounts for event pricing
* Allow discount coupons, overall or per event
* Link to Events ticketed elsewhere e.g. Eventbrite, Ticket Tailor, Ticket Master, Zoom Events, Facebook Events, Eventbee etc, so you can have a mixture with your own QEM events
* Merge QEM events into Eventbrite events and display through Display Eventbrite Events Plugin.
* Set time of registration ending
* Set date and time that registration opens
* Premium support

Demo Pages

Event list.
Guest Events.


This plugin provides 2 blocks.

  • Event List
  • Event Calendar


  1. Login to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Go to ‘Plugins’, ‘Add New’ then search for ‘quick event manager’.
  3. Select the plugin then ‘Install Now’.
  4. Activate the plugin.
  5. Go to the plugin ‘Settings’ page to change how the events display.
  6. Go to your permalinks page and re-save to activate the custom posts.
  7. Add new events using the event editor on your dashboard
  8. To use the form in your posts and pages add the shortcode [qem].


How do I add a new event?

In the main dashboard, click on ‘event’ then ‘add new’.

What’s the shortcode?

If you just want a calendar use the shortcode [qemcalendar]

How do I change the colours and things?

Use the plugin settings page. You can’t style individual events, they all look the same.
But you can change lots of colours on the calendar

Can I add more fields?


Why not?

Well OK yes you can add more fields if you want but you are going to have to fiddle about with the php file which needs a bit of care and attention. Everything you need to know is in the wordpress codex.

How can I report security bugs?

You can report security bugs through the Patchstack Vulnerability Disclosure Program. The Patchstack team help validate, triage and handle any security vulnerabilities. Report a security vulnerability.


mayo 31, 2024
Not sure that I really can utilize the upgrade facility, however during installation and setup QEM support has solves two other problems that I’ve been struggling with between QEM, Theme and Elementor. Thanks for the assistance. Don P
setiembre 13, 2022 1 reply
I was having so many issues with another popular plugin for events. I switched to this and within minutes had all the issues solved that were problems with the other plugin. Seems to be a faster plugin as well. Great plugin so far! Lots of help on the forum.
setiembre 8, 2022
We had a problem after an update with the plugin failing in an old version of PHP (yea, I know…). Within hours they responded, helped figure out that was our problem, made a code change so it worked, and issued a new version of the plugin. If I could I’d give them more than five stars for their incredible support!
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Contributors & Developers

“Quick Event Manager” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • add option for calendar to auto start on first future month when there is an event ( Pro only )


  • Fix broken images


  • further fix to post IPN processing


  • fix issue with php 8.2 cutoff date


  • fix missing image issue


  • update Italian translations


  • Fix post PayPal IPN message when variable tickets used
  • Fix date in cutoff date message


  • Fix issue with admin notification on PayPal IPN


  • Enable submit to work on multiple forms on same page


  • Ensure string cost is converted properly to avoid possibility of issues on PHP8.+


  • improve settings description


  • Fix cutoff date not displaying on event list
  • Add total value and donation amount shortcodes for auto responders (Pro Only)


  • Fix style on wait list attendees


  • Fix fatal error for some scenarios on PHP 8.1 and various notices


  • Fix Thank you page message on grid layout


  • Fix for shortcode qemsendemail (Pro Only)

  • remove attempt to load missing un-needed files

  • check for not null freemius when detecting plugin already installed

  • Javascript fix for incompatible themes
  • Fix for 8.1 compatability

  • Fix pay later logic
  • Add notification if a user re registers for a pending payment

  • Fix pay later thank you

  • Improve data feed to Display Eventbrite plugin ( Pro Only )
  • Fix rounding on Stripe prices ( Pro Only )

  • Allow html in payment auto responder

  • Fix registration form not showing

  • Fix individual email sending and sort into date (Pro Only)
  • Fix missing form preview
  • Make popup responsive


  • Permit multiple guest notification emails (Pro Only)
  • Fix some missing columns on reports
  • set print css to print all qem admin pages

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