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Best Free and Premium 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.

There are many calendar plugins out there, each serving different needs, from the basic calendar we all know, to those specifically for importing events from different platforms.

In this article,  we take a look at the best free and premium calendar plugins on offer.

Premium Plugins

Events Calendar Pro

The Events Calendar

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 organizer pages, advanced widgets, location search and geolocations, as well as additional feeds.

Price: Starting from $99.

Community Events

Community Events

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: Starting from $89.

Event Aggregator

Event Aggregator

With the Event Aggregator add-on, you can tap into the growing number of events on Meetup, Eventbrite, iCal, Google Calendar, Facebook, and more, and import them directly into your WordPress site.

Basic event data along with venue and organizer are populated appropriately. With Community Events, you no longer need to enter information in two places, or having to recreate someone else’s listing for a public event you want to include on your WordPress calendar. Event Aggregator lets you import events manually or on a schedule allowing you to easily import any type of event.

Price: Starting from $89.

Sugar Calendar

Sugar Calendar

Sugar Calendar is a reliable, easy-to-use and exceptionally powerful plugin.

Often, calendar plugins are a bit complex or bloated. Not Sugar Calendar. It’s designed to be lightweight allowing you to add just the functionality you need with add-ons. It does have recurring (repeating) events, and plenty of options to customize your time and date views built right in.

Use the free add-ons to integrate with Google Maps, import from CSV via WP All Import, and integrate with Gravity Forms or Ninja Forms.

Prices: $49, $99, $199, $449.

Sugar Calendar

Use Sugar Calendar, the all-in-one event calendar tool for tracking and scheduling events.

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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 the event calendar responsive and beautiful to look at on any device. In addition to that, the process of an event publication is very fast and you can publish your desired calendar in just a few minutes.

Price: Starting from $25.

EventOn WordPress Event Calendar

EventON

If you’re looking for a way to display your calendars in a minimal list, then EventON might be just what you’re looking for. It comes with awesome features such as highly customizable repeating events, multiple event images, unlimited event creation, various calendar layout designs, event locations and organizers, and advanced features like multi data types and language corresponding events and etc.

Price: Starting from $25.

Business Calendar

Business Calendar

With Business Calendar, you can now power up your WordPress website to create a full-featured internal calendar for all your WordPress users. Using this plugin, you can easily cooperate with other users and share events easily.

With this plugin, you have full control over your events and calendars and it even comes with an efficient notification system.

Price: $21.

WordPress Pro Event Calendar

WordPress Pro Event Calendar

With the Pro Event Calendar plugin, you can add professional calendars to any of your posts or pages. It’s 100% responsive and comes with a number of features including:

  • The ability to let users submit events from the frontend
  • Importing events from an ICS feed and Facebook (only pages owned by the admin and events marked as ‘Interested’ or ‘Going’)
  • User roles
  • Event bookings
  • RTL support
  • Subscription to calendars
  • Recurring Events
  • iCal feed export/import
  • RSS Support
  • Filter Events by Category
  • and more

Price: $29

StacheThemes Event Calendar

Stachethemes Event Calendar

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: $59

Free Plugins

Simple Calendar – Google Calendar Plugin

Simple Calendar

This plugin parses Google Calendar feeds and displays the events as a calendar grid or list on a page, post, or widget. The great thing about this plugin is that you no longer have to rely on WordPress to set up your public calendar feed. Simply continue to create events in Google Calendar, and the plugin will automatically import them to WordPress.

Free from the WordPress plugin repository.

The Events Calendar

The Events Calendar

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.

All-in-One Event Calendar

All-in-One Event Calendar

The All-in-One Event Calendar from Timely is a great 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 which include recurring events, filtering, easy sharing, embedded Google Maps, and multiple layouts.

Free from the WordPress plugin repository.

My Calendar

My Calendar

My Calendar allows users to handle event management with its highly customizable ways to display events. With My Calendar, you can display individual event calendars within a WordPress multisite, multiple calendars displayed by categories, locations, or author, or simple lists of upcoming events.

Free from the WordPress plugin repository.

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

Jean Galea
Jean Galea
Jean Galea is an investor, entrepreneur, and blogger. He is the founder of WP Mayor, the plugins WP RSS Aggregator and Spotlight, as well as the Mastermind.fm podcast. His personal blog can be found at jeangalea.com.

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34 Responses

  1. I can’t thank you enough for leaving out the All In One Event Calendar. Good job.

    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. 😀

  2. 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/

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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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