This plugin allows administrators to enter a list of historic events. Historic events that occurred this day in past years can then be displayed via the included widget and shortcodes.
You can download this Plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory.
You can enter, edit or delete historical or, if you wish future, events via the simple administration page which also lists the events that you have entered. You can, of course, both filter and sort the list.
The events are displayed via an included widget or one of the two shortcodes. Events are shown chronologically by year if they fall on the same day and month of the current date.
Optionally you can create event types and assign a type to an event. Events can then be shown and filtered by event type in both the administration screen and widget.
Bulk Importing of Events
The events are stored in the standard posts table so it is possible to use a standard importer to bulk load your events from a CSV file if you want. I recommend using Really Simple CSV Importer to do this. This is the process:-
- Install and active This Day in History
- Install and active Really Simple CSV Importer.
- Go to Tools -> Import -> CSV -> Choose your CSV file -> Click Upload and Import
- You’re Done.
This CSV file must be in a particular format. Here is an example file you can download.