22 responses

  1. Garth
    January 20, 2011

    Nice review.

    It is amazing how much a calendar can help a business, while at the same time, I wonder how many people realize they can do so much more than just a calendar.

    Event Espresso is thinking about including the calendar in the lite version. If/when we do, I’ll try to let you know.




  2. Brandon
    February 14, 2011

    I’ve tried and failed numberous times to find an adequate event calendar plugin capable of handling multi-day events. I eventually figured out a way to create an event calendar capable of handling single day and multiple day events using the MagicFields plugin. You can read the blog post here.


  3. Kristin
    February 17, 2011

    Thanks for the input, Brandon. We settled on CGM Calendar for now, but your solution certainly looks like it’s worth trying out.

    Thank you for documenting it so thoroughly!


  4. Meredydd
    May 15, 2011

    Thank you for your work. I was looking for an article like this.


  5. VegasByNyte
    May 23, 2011

    In search of a WordPress Calendar plug-in that does the following. Listed in order of importance.

    Gotta have the following
    -Sync, upload Facebook calendar. (I have a site that reposts on what is going on around town and most of the events are coming from facebook)
    -recurring events
    -List view that show a mini icon of the flyer for the event along with a short description.(I have many events to post and I want a list view that does not take up much real-estate.

    Would be nice but not needed at
    -Fb Places, gmap, or foursquare embedded
    -Warning email or alert for when recurring events are about to end .


  6. Coleman Pilch
    August 15, 2011

    My brother recommended I might like this blog. He was entirely right. This post actually made my day. You can not imagine simply how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!


  7. Shirley @ Velvet Blues
    September 26, 2011

    Great and complete list. I’ve been creating a lot of sites lately that have needed calendar plugins, so I’ve used and customized a lot of the calendars that you mentioned. But over time, I’ve found that it would be much easier if I created my own fully-featured plugin. I’m using your pros and cons as a starting point as I plan to release my calendar plugin when I am done. 🙂


  8. anshuman@POS Hardware Company
    September 30, 2011

    An efficient wordpress calendar plugin should be configured with all the PHP widget.


  9. John@Wedding photographer Essex
    October 16, 2011

    I’ve been using google calendar and integrated that on my site for some time. But I haven’t been able to style it the way I want. Coming across this list should really help me. I intend to try out at least three of these and will post back my opinions soon.


  10. Jan@Event Management
    December 24, 2011

    I am looking for this one too and this greatly helps me, I never thought there are tons of useful calendars to choose and aside from that I don’t have to review them one by one, all I have to do is read your reviews and decide.


  11. Mikel King
    December 29, 2011

    I am trying to digest this. Thanks for the write up on this subject. I have been looking for multiple users to have their own calendars of events. Then have the output of each separate calendar to overlay on to one page in different colors or to be filtered down to based on selected calendars. Anyone know if any of these can do this?


  12. Robert
    January 27, 2012

    I’m looking for something that seems obvious, but I can’t find it anywhere. A WordPress calendar that supports individual/personal calendars for each registered user. I want the administrator to be able to see and modify the individual calendars (to schedule appointments for people) but each user should have a personal/private calendar.

    Is such a thing availabile? Possible? I’m willing to pay, but can’t find anything like that.


  13. Terry Lawton
    February 10, 2012

    Nice post. You can now create your online calendar in minutes, without coding.
    Just point and click http://blog.caspio.com/web_apps/creating-calendars-in-caspio-bridge/


    • Kristin
      February 10, 2012

      Thanks for the suggestion, Terry. It looks like you have a WordPress plugin as well to easily deploy your apps in WP, right?


  14. Brandon Jolley
    February 10, 2012

    Thank you so much for the information. i have been searching the web for the last 3 and a half hours to find a solution. This post helped a lot with my decision.


  15. Steven Potter
    February 24, 2012

    thanks, great info, but I’m looking for a calendar that that NOT just creates a single calendar that everyone sees, but a calendar that is individual to the user/subscriber that can be public or not, any ideas?


  16. Jennifer Quinn
    February 29, 2012

    Thank you for this blog post! It really helped me make sense of all the information out there! So grateful! I am going to give Event Registration a try first!


  17. bobit
    November 30, 2012

    iam looking for a good calender plugin


  18. North
    January 25, 2013

    I’m looking for a calendar plug-in that will display in the sidebar (right column) of the Home page and in the main area of the Calendar page and no other location. I’ve tried several with no luck. Any ideas?


    • Kristin
      January 30, 2013

      Thanks for your comment and question. You’ll want to look for a calendar plugin that supports widgets to have it display in the sidebar. In order to have it display only on the home page, that setting won’t be part of the calendar plugin. Your theme may have options for this, or it could be coded into a custom template. Otherwise, you could use a widget control plugin to assign certain widgets to show up only on certain pages.


  19. Karuppasamy
    February 19, 2013

    What is the shortcode for to display calendar in page using wordpress


    • Kristin
      February 20, 2013

      The standard calendar that comes built in to WordPress is just a widget, so I don’t think it has a shortcode. You’ll need to pick one of the many calendar plugins one of the many calendar plugins, then read the plugin instructions to find the shortcode they use – it will be unique for each plugin. My current favorite is the All-in-One Event Calendar by Timely.


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