JEM for your Event Management

JEM is an Event Management component for the Joomla CMS. It's fully based on the popular Eventlist component, originally developed by Schlu. The aim is to keep the component forward compatible with Eventlist, so current users can upgrade easily. JEM is developed and supported by a community of volunteers. The best news: It's free!

If you feel like you can contribute to the development, feel free to visit the forum and see how you can participate.


May 2024 - JEM 4.2.2 is here as a fix. Please update asap, (there is a problem in JEM 4.2.1, which destroys eventdescriptions.)


November 2023 - JEM 4.2.0 First Joomla!5 compatible version! (Please don't disable the backward compatibility plugin!)

Along with some bugfixes, JEM is now Joomla!5 compatible. You can find it in the downloads section.


September 2023 - JEM 4.1.0 official release is here!

You can find it in the downloads section. For migration from JEM 2.3.5 or JEM 2.3.6 under Joomla!3 to Joomla!4, please follow the step-by-step instructions! This is after all a bugfixing from JEM 4.0.0! (see changelog) If you want to use JEM 4.0.0 on a fresh Joomla!4, you can directly install it. 


July 2023 - JEM 4.0.0 official release is here!
You can find it in the downloads section. For migration from JEM 2.3.5 or JEM 2.3.6 under Joomla!3 to Joomla!4, please follow the step-by-step instructions! Enjoy the new features! If you want to use JEM 4.0.0 on a fresh Joomla!4, you can directly install it.

June 2023 - JEM 4.0RC is available for testing.
JEM for Joomla 4 is still under developement and approaching it's official release. If you want to test drive it... follow this link:

May 2023 - JEM 2.3.6 preparing migration
In the download section you'll find this latest JEM version for Joomla!3
This version is cleaning some bugs and preparing the migration to JEM for Joomla!4.
Attention: This version isn't working on Joomla!4!
You'll find a step-by-step instruction for migration with JEM 2.3.6 to the new JEM, which will follow very soon.

March 2023 - JEM for Joomla! 4 Beta2
Here is the newest release, 2.3.12

This version works very fine. Only one thing is not yet clear, the JEM smart search makes a little problem. You can test ist, better only locally. Online is at your own risk.

August 2022 - About JEM for Joomla! 4....your support is needed
We want to inform you about JEM for Joomla! 4. JEM is still the best Event Manager and Calendar extension for Joomla!, and it is free and open source!

We now want to make JEM ready for Joomla 4 – with your help! We created a crowdfunding project on the Startnext platform:

The current situation

Until now volunteer programmers have invested a lot of time free of charge to create JEM and keep it free and alive. Most of them went on to new projects.

That means for the next step we came up with a new strategy, and that is where you come in:
To get JEM ready for Joomla! 4, we need your support1

We want to raise the money to get a freelance programmer to do the coding,
The JEM team will do the project setup, management and supervision.
If everybody who uses JEM donates a small (or bigger) amount, it will work!

So, why should you donate:
- JEM will run on Joomla! 4 – no need to switch to an equivalent extension (which all are commercial)
- You save money – other similar event manager extensions cost up to € 80 per year
- JEM will stay free of charge.

Please support JEM and help to make it run on Joomla 4

And if you are a coder and want to support JEM with your coding skills – read on and let us know!

Thank you!

June 2021
JEM 2.3.1 is a maintaining version. Changes are made only in the component. JEM 2.3.1 is not yet ready for PHP8.

March 2020
Finally JEM 2.3.0 is here! It includes the long-waited changes for a responsive view of JEM and renames it as "default". The old non responsive table style is now called "legacy". A lot of new functions work only in the new default style.

July 2019
We are planning the release of JEM 2.3.0 which will include the long-waited changes for a responsive view of JEM. We hope to update you in the next weeks with more details on the beta-release date.

February 2018
We just released Version 2.2.3. Apart from many little fixes (see the changelog for details), we have added some nice new functions like Copy buttons for events and venues, straight from the details view and Calendar view, Ajax functionality now implemented in the standard Calendar Module (supports Ajax whenever possible), and registrations are now cleaned up on event deletion.

October 2017
Version 2.2.2 is out, now using the Joomla! Update System, so you will never miss a new version again! We also improved the code, thus making our rock stable extension even faster than before. We introduce custom fields in modules and there is a brand new plugin to list your events in any article.

June 2017
JEM 2.2.1 has been released, see the changelog.

September 2016
JEM 2.2.0 has been released,
featuring enhanced registration options!

Event creators can now Invite attendees. Attendees can now respond Attending / Will Not Attend,
Off course the Mailer plugin has also been updated with these new features too!

May 2016
JEM 2.1.6 has been released
. JEM is now fully PHP7 compatible! We also introduce a sidebar in the backend views when installed on Joomla 3, thus giving JEM a more native J!3 user experience.

Event registration has been enhanced, to allow attendees to send an additional comment with their registration.
And apart from this, many, many smaller enhancements and bug fixes.

November 2015
A new version of JEM was released. Along with a lot of smaller improvements (see the changelog for them) we are taking a huge step forward, bringing JEM in line with the standard Joomla ACL rules.

Before you upgrade a current installation please consider:
If you use template overrides please note that all views have been changed and there is a good chance that your overrides won't work as expected. So please check the changes and adapt your files.

26 August 2015
Today, the development team announces the immediate release of version, which is a security update for JEM.
We call upon all JEM users to update to this new version as soon as possible! More info in the changelog.

Additionally, you will find a new module in the package: the Jubilee Module. This module shows (past) events on a specific (e.g. current) day and month ignoring the year. Useful e.g. for a birthday list.
It's our birthday gift to the Joomla! Community that now celebrates it's 10th Birthday!

August 2015
A set of updated languages pack has been uploaded to the site. The current version for all languages is now 2.1.4. Also, an initial file for Polish and Ukrainian have been added. thank you to all translators!

Want to help out translating too? Check our translation project at Transifex.

June 2015
A big milestone has been achieved! In June we crossed the 100.000 mark of downloads for JEM. Not bad, in only 8 months :-)

JEM is without any doubt the most popular free Event Management Extension for the Joomla CMS. A big Thank You to all volunteers!

May 2015

JEM 2.1.4 for Joomla 2.5.x and Joomla 3 has been released.
Again some bug-fixes and many improvements like Automatic import from Eventlist 1.1!
Please see the changelog for details

March 2015
JEM 2.1.3 for Joomla 2.5.x and Joomla 3 has been released.

This version fixes some bugs and one of it's main new features is that it installs on Joomla 3.4 now. Please see the changelog for details

February 2015
JEM 2.1.2 for Joomla 2.5.x has been released.

This version fixes a lot of issues, please see the changelog for details. please not it does not yet install on Joomla 3.4, but we hope to release an updated version within approx. one week.
JEM 3.0.7 was available only for testing, meanwhile deprecated - no help guaranteed.

January 2015
JEM 2.1.1 for Joomla 2.5.x has been released.

We are also happy to announce JEM's first Chinese translation!
JEM 3.0.6 was available for testing (Meanwhile deprecated - no help guaranteed.)
December 2014
JEM 2.0.3 for Joomla 2.5.x has been released.
Furthermore: JEM 3.0.5 was available for testing (Meanwhile deprecated - no help guaranteed.)

October 2014
The JEM Team is very proud to announce that as of today JEM is listed on the official Joomla Extensions Directory!

We are confident this will increase the awareness of our component and with the increased number of downloads and users, the community will show a further growth.

September 2014
Today the JEM community proudly announces the immediate release of our first production-stable version: JEM 2.0!

With this version we will apply for an official listing on the Joomla Extensions Directory. Hopefully that will bring this component under the attention of a bigger public and will attract some more folks to relief our development team.
Along the way we updated this site, so we are ready for a bulk of visitors ;-)


Eventlist forum support is also here

While the original forum on is down we will keep hosting the forum for Eventlist here. There are still thousands of websites running this component, and community support is essential for most users. It would be a pity if all the knowledge about Evenlilist would be lost for future reference.

What's next?

There's loads to do from here. The list is almost end-less, but we think of the following at least:

  • provide community support for the new extension
  • constitute an association that will have only one simple goal: to safe-keep this domain name and facilitate the community in developing new versions and promoting the software on various channels
  • redevelop this website into something slick ;-)