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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free Calendar Plugins
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.