Best Calendar Plugins for WordPress

There are many calendar plugins out there, each serving different needs, from the basic calendar we all know, to a calendar specifically for Facebook events. Here we take a look through the best free and premium calendar plugins on offer.
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There are many calendar plugins out there, each serving different needs, from the basic calendar we all know, to a calendar specifically for Facebook events.

Here we take a look through the best free and premium calendar plugins on offer.

Premium Calendar Plugins

Events Calendar Pro

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Events Calendar Pro is a robust, but easy to use plugin. The developers didn’t build every crazy feature they could imagine into the plugin, but rather they just built the ones you need.

It comes loaded with a selection of well designed views, and you control which views you share with your users on the front-end. Among its many features you’ve got recurring events, venue and organiser views, advanced widgets, location search and geolocations, as well as additional feeds.

Price: $89

Get Events Calendar Pro

Community Events

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With Community Events, your users can add their events directly to your calendar, without needing access to your admin. Community Events adds an event submission form to the frontend of your website, making user event submission neat and easy.

While users get the ability to add events to your site’s calendar, you retain all of the management options you need. You can require users to register with your site before submitting, or not. Settings control whether submitted events are published immediately or held as drafts for moderation by an admin.

Price: $89

Get Community Events

Facebook Events

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More and more folks are using Facebook to plan events. With the Facebook Events add-on, you can tap into the growing number of events Facebook users are organizing by importing public events directly into your WordPress site.

Basic event data along with venue and organizer are populated appropriately. No more entering information in two places, or having to recreate someone else’s listing for a public event you want to include on your WordPress calendar. You can import events from Facebook pages one by one or automatically on a schedule. Events created on a Facebook user’s Personal page or groups can even be imported manually via the event ID.

Price: $49

Get Facebook Events

Event Calendar WD

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Events Calendar WD is ideal for multiple recurring events when you want to represent them in a user-friendly and attractive manner. You can organize and show events in 7 different elegant views including month, week, list, day, map, poster board (masonry) and 4 day.

All views have mobile versions making event calendar responsive and nice looking on any device. In addition to that, the process of an event publication is very fast and you can publish your desired calendar just in few minutes.

Price: Free to $60

Get Event Calendar WD

EventOn WordPress Event Calendar

event-on-pluginList-style event calendar driven by minimal design yet packed with great features for your calendar needs.

Price: $29

Get EventOn

Business Calendar – WordPress Internal Calendar

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Power up your WordPress website creating a full featured calendar for each WordPress user. Cooperating with other users has never be so simple. It transforms WordPress into a real working platform: create your calendar, share it with other users and invite them to your events. Everything is simple and needs just a few clicks.

Check your events and add them easily throughout the visual calendar and the smooth tooltips. With Business Calendar everything is under your control with an efficient notification system.

Price: $18

Get Business Calendar

WordPress Pro Event Calendar

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The Pro Event Calendar plugin adds a professional and sleek calendar to your posts or pages. It’s 100% responsive, and you can also use it inside a widget.

Price: $21

Get WordPress Pro Event Calendar

Sugar Event Calendar

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Sugar Event Calendar is a sweet, simple WordPress event calendar plugin.

Most event calendar plugins are either way too simple, or extremely overly complex and bloated. Sugar Event Calendar is designed to be simple, light weight, and provide just the major features you need for event management.

Price: $18

Get Sugar Event Calendar

StacheThemes Event Calendar

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Stachethemes Event Calendar allows you to create and manage detailed online events for your website users. Every event can contain detailed information like event description, map, photo gallery, event guests, schedule, file attachments, attach theme icons to the event, user comments and even weather forecast for the area where the event is located. You can invite people to attend or set reminders for calendar events.

Price: $18

Get Stachethemes Event Calendar

Free Calendar Plugins

Google Calendar Events

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This plugin parses Google Calendar feeds and displays the events as a calendar grid or list on a page, post or widget.

Free from the WordPress plugin repository.

Get Google Calendar Events

The Events Calendar

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The Events Calendar is the free version of the Events Calendar Pro plugin mentioned above.

Create and manage events quickly and easily with The Events Calendar plugin. Show off your events on your website in a calendar or an event list. Its advanced templating system makes it simple for you to integrate the calendar seamlessly with your website. Other features include Google Maps integration and an upcoming events widget. It’s got everything you need to manage basic events from your WordPress website.

Free from the WordPress plugin repository.

Get The Events Calendar

Chronosly Events Calendar

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The Chronosly plugin was born from the need to make events management easy for all users with an easy integration and a wide range of customization options.

It provides an elegant event list display and an easy-to-use interface with major event features included. It’s also 100% responsive and extensible with templates and add-ons.

Get Chronosly Events Calendar

All-in-One Event Calendar

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The All-in-One Event Calendar from Timely is a beautiful way to list your events in WordPress and easily share them with the rest of the world.

This calendar system combines clean visual design with a powerful set of features to create the most advanced calendar system available for WordPress.

Get All-in-One Event Calendar

My Calendar

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My Calendar does WordPress event management with richly customizable ways to display events. The plug-in supports individual event calendars within WordPress Multisite, multiple calendars displayed by categories, locations or author, or simple lists of upcoming events.

Easy to use for anybody, My Calendar provides enormous flexibility for designers and developers needing a custom calendar.

Get My Calendar

All prices mentioned above are for a single-site or regular license.

Have you used other noteworthy calendar plugins? Let us know in the comments area below.

UPDATE: This post was updated in May 2016. Some out-dated plugins were removed, and new ones added.

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34 Responses

    1. And I can’t thank the author enough for not including CalPress Pro. I think it’s one of the best WordPress calendar plugins although these ones are good too. 😀

  1. I’m new to designing with WordPress. I love WP Engine, so grateful I found you. I’m using All in One Event Calendar and it looks great, but works like crap-the feed! So thanks I’m going to pick one of these and start again. http://my-body-and-soul.com/

  2. Hi Jean,

    Thanks for your review of these calendar plugins – they’ll come in handy when I next work on updating from a 4 year old plugin! Could you add to this post with BuddyPress calendar plugins?

    Cheers,
    Vernon

  3. I’ve used the events calendar which worked very well though that was before it had recurring events so was a bit painful but those are now supported. I would probably consider the Google calendar version now though as Google calendars come with so many additional features which can also be used.

  4. Jean, thanks for this round up. I only knew of a couple of these and of course, All Events Calendar Pro. AECP is great but I needed something different for a project I’m currently working on.

    I checked out Events Pro thanks to you and it is amazing!!! I just don’t know if I should code one up or splurge for the Plugin plus all of it’s add-ons…

    1. Hi, we’re updating this post right now, and the new updates include a plugin that imports Facebook events too, so check that out.

  5. I need advice. I am a novice user for my scout troop webpage. We are currently using google calendar but I am having issues with the new API requirement. I need a basic calendar that 1) 2nd person will have access to for updating,2) can be accessible to download for our parents and scouts and 3) will work on WP. Any advice will be welcome

  6. Looking for the best calendar where user can click on date on the calendar to create an event – rather than using the top + add event feature. Also need the calendar to allow quick delete on a single event of recurring event by same means. Touching the calendar itself. Can anyone suggest one? Greatly appreciate comments.
    Cindy

    1. I would contact the guys at Events Calendar Pro and ask them about that feature, if they don’t have it already I’m sure they’ll consider implementing it.

  7. Google Calendar Events is still free, but we rebranded as Simple Calendar and added a few premium add-ons.

    Basic use case is the same though. If you prefer to store and manage your events in Google Calendars (as opposed to within WordPress) that’s what our plugin focuses on.

  8. I am searching for a calendar plugin that will link to the posts. Basically when you add an event it becomes a post or when you add a post it has the option to become an event. Have you seen one? I have tried everything!

  9. Thanks for keep updating this post. It seems like there are still unmet needs for calendar plugins in the WP ecosystem.

    Jean, please check out CozyCal (https://cozycal.com/) and review it if you decide to update your post. CozyCal’s pretty simple, straightforward and easy to use.

    Hope CozyCal will also help other folks who are looking for a calendar WP plugin.

  10. It’s very strange for me that Modern Events Calendar is not listed here! It’s an all in one premium event calendar plugin with many features and good looking design.

    Also it supports booking system completely with many ticketing and payment options.
    It’s very better than most of the plugins that you introduced with 4.93 average rate from 130+ reviews!

    I suggest you to introduce it in this article.

  11. I tried this plug in and the calendar would not display. I looked for a solution but could not find one.

    I was hopeful this would work as Events Manager has ceased to work after its latest update.

    At a loss to find a working plugin. Looks like I will need to hire a developer to code it for me. Too bad!

  12. hey
    Thanks for the post. I was wondering about what plugins to use to make my website more lively. aftre reading your post I got an idea. Based on your list ill try using the plugin which suits my needs.

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