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  1. Sam Sparta
    Sam Sparta June 4, 2013 at 17:22 | | Reply

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

    1. Tim Robins
      Tim Robins October 10, 2013 at 10:41 | | Reply

      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. RatiganKnits
    RatiganKnits June 5, 2013 at 15:36 | | Reply

    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. Vernon Fowler (@vfowler)
    Vernon Fowler (@vfowler) June 6, 2013 at 00:40 | | Reply

    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?


  4. Vernon Fowler (@vfowler)
    Vernon Fowler (@vfowler) June 6, 2013 at 13:29 | | Reply

    Hi Jean,
    Did you mean that you have added some BuddyPress compatible plugins or that you intend to, or are open to suggestions?

  5. Paul
    Paul July 3, 2013 at 13:47 | | Reply

    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.

  6. Darryl Schmidt
    Darryl Schmidt November 7, 2013 at 23:21 | | Reply

    I’m a big fan of Events Manager. Free and paid versions, with the free doing pretty much anything you need except event registration.
    Site: http://wp-events-plugin.com/
    Rep Download: http://wordpress.org/plugins/events-manager/
    Full Calendar Add-on: http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-fullcalendar/

    Dude also has excellent support

  7. Kevin Donnigan (@anythinggraphic)

    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…

  8. plomusician
    plomusician April 8, 2015 at 07:25 | | Reply

    after reading your artice..is there one that integrates a google calendar feed and a facebook feed? itho

    1. Mark Zahra
      Mark Zahra June 2, 2015 at 13:40 | | Reply

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

  9. Carles
    Carles August 28, 2015 at 00:25 | | Reply

    Hi, good post but it isn’t quite updated, since 2013 has been released some other calendar plugins.
    Jean, I found Chronosly (free and paid versions) and is a great option to add or review if you decide to uptade. https://wordpress.org/plugins/chronosly-events-calendar/

    1. Mark Zahra
      Mark Zahra August 28, 2015 at 14:04 | | Reply

      Hi Carles, thanks for the suggestion. We’ve updated the post today with our latest findings.

  10. Kelly
    Kelly December 7, 2015 at 09:11 | | Reply

    Thanks, very helpful. For my current project, I’ll be using WordPress Pro Event Calendar.

  11. Scout Mom
    Scout Mom December 29, 2015 at 00:20 | | Reply

    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

  12. Cindy
    Cindy March 24, 2016 at 08:04 | | Reply

    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.

  13. Erick Marshall
    Erick Marshall May 28, 2016 at 04:47 | | Reply

    Check Stachethemes Event Calendar too, its new

  14. Phil Derksen
    Phil Derksen July 11, 2016 at 11:23 | | Reply

    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.

  15. Dany Brown
    Dany Brown July 20, 2016 at 04:22 | | Reply

    I am currently using Events+ http://wpeventsplus.com/ to manage my events and it works great. They have a new version 2.0 coming out next week with a ton of new features! You should check it out.

  16. chicoc
    chicoc July 30, 2016 at 05:34 | | Reply

    Hi ! I tried this plugin and it’s working great for me, simple and effective.

  17. George Sexton
    George Sexton August 30, 2016 at 12:17 | | Reply

    People might want to consider Connect Daily:


    It offers resource management, event approvals, recurring imports, public event creation, responsive calendars, widgets, and much more.

  18. Sheri
    Sheri September 23, 2016 at 05:40 | | Reply

    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!

  19. Karan Gadhavi
    Karan Gadhavi December 29, 2016 at 04:25 | | Reply

    Most of plug-in are working fine but missing feature to import events from 3rd party sites like facebook, meetup eventbrite etc.

    You can use WP event Aggregation https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-event-aggregator/


  20. Kavin R
    Kavin R January 2, 2017 at 01:49 | | Reply

    I had used Another Events Calendar https://wordpress.org/plugins/another-events-calendar/ which is a Free WordPress Plugin used to organize events with calendars, google map, venue management etc…

  21. John
    John February 24, 2017 at 04:06 | | Reply


    Hope this will also help you people. you can try this.. i am using it and very scalable and easy to use it.


  22. Kat L
    Kat L April 6, 2017 at 07:46 | | Reply

    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.

  23. Webilia
    Webilia July 29, 2017 at 07:10 | | Reply

    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.

  24. B
    B April 1, 2018 at 17:06 | | Reply

    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!

  25. Prabhu
    Prabhu April 25, 2018 at 23:40 | | Reply

    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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