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    20 Best WordPress Calendar Plugins and Widgets

    4elements | web design Den Haag blog • 20 Best WordPress Calendar Plugins and Widgets

    Whether you need an event calendar plugin, a booking system with payments, or a Google calendar widget, this list of plugins will have something to improve your app or site. Take a look at these 20 plugins available for download on Envato Market to see what WordPress is capable of.

    WordPress calendar plugins encompass plugins for events, bookings, and appointments. Some transform WordPress into its own private workplace app, while others let you set up a fully functioning scheduling and payment gateway.

    Take a look at these 20 WordPress calendar plugins available on Envato Market and you'll see what I mean.

    1. EventOn

    The EventOn WordPress event calendar plugin is an excellent turnkey solution that doesn't skimp on features.

    It has a clean, minimal design, and you'll be up and running quickly and easily.

    EventOn - WordPress Event Calendar Plugin

    Fully optimized for mobile use, this tiny calendar is big on features:

    • use featured images
    • add your own data fields
    • Google Maps integration
    • calendar widgets and shortcode generator
    • event categories with custom color assignments
    • and much more

    Not only can you customize each event with images, maps, icons, colors, and more, but you can also configure your calendar to search and sort in several different ways.

    EventOn is a really nice, easy-to-use event calendar plugin that also offers a unique slider addon.

    2. SUMO WooCommerce Bookings

    SUMO WooCommerce Bookings will transform your WordPress WooCommerce site into a bookings powerhouse.

    This is more than just a calendar plugin—it's a full-fledged WooCommerce booking plugin.

    SUMO WooCommerce Bookings

    Features include:

    • Google Calendar integration
    • assign users to manage booking availabilities
    • configure reservations and bookings
    • booking detail notifications
    • and much, much more

    Appointments, reservations, or events—SUMO WooCommerce Bookings can handle them all.

    3. Bookly

    You can book and schedule just about anything with this WordPress plugin.

    Bookly is an incredible appointment booking system that blurs the line between a WordPress website and a web application.

    Bookly - Book Appointments Book Services Book Anything Easy and Fast Booking for Your Clients

    This is well designed, fully responsive, and even supports gestures.

    You'll also find:

    • a form builder
    • Google Calendar sync
    • WooCommerce integration
    • SMS and email notifications
    • several online payment gateways
    • and a whole lot more

    Customers can book their own appointments, include personal information, and send payment. They can also cancel their own appointments via their confirmation email.

    There's also the ability to create schedules for each staff member—you can even block out holidays.

    Bookly's customization options and useful features make it more than just a way to serve customers well—it also helps the website owner keep track of staff and appointments at the same time.

    4. Calendarize it!

    Even though this WordPress calendar plugin is built to work in conjunction with WPBakery Page Builder, it can be used just as easily on its own.

    Calendarize it! for WordPress is full of features that can be configured just how you like.

    Calendarize it for WordPress

    With a very simple design, this calendar plugin can fit in to just about any design scheme or style.

    You'll find many useful features, including, but not limited to:

    • events by user role
    • sidebar widgets and shortcodes
    • Custom Post Types support
    • advanced filtering with custom taxonomies
    • single events, recurring events, arbitrary recurring events, and recurring events with exceptions

    You can set up detailed venue pages, leverage Google Maps integration, and use it internationally with multiple languages and date formats.

    Calendarize it! is one of the most agile, customizable WordPress calendar plugins.

    5. WordPress Pro Event Calendar

    There are certain features that you expect with a WordPress calendar plugin; however, there are a few features that really set a plugin apart. Take a look at WordPress Pro Event Calendar and you'll see a number of advanced features that really make it stand out from the pack.

    WordPress Pro Event Calendar

    Well designed and fully responsive, this plugin has some really great features:

    • WPML support
    • flexible event settings
    • Google Maps integration
    • subscribe to a calendar
    • custom fields and date range support
    • and more

    But what really sets it apart is the ability to import events from ICS feeds and Facebook.

    Best of all, WordPress Pro Event Calendar accepts events submitted by front-end users, making it easy for users to add events.

    6. Event Booking Pro

    Here's another great option for setting up a fully functional event booking system.

    Event Booking Pro is very pro as it boasts over 500 settings!

    Event Booking Pro - WP Plugin Paypal or Offline

    There are a lot of features with this WordPress calendar plugin, and they are always adding more. Here are a few:

    • unlimited events
    • AJAX control panel
    • offline and multiple booking
    • PayPal, coupon, and CSV integration
    • customize email sent to booker and admin
    • and many, many more

    There's no shortage of shortcodes, it supports CSV, and everything can be customized and styled as you like, making it fit into your WordPress theme design perfectly.

    Event Booking Pro is an impressive WordPress calendar plugin.

    7. Timetable Responsive Schedule For WordPress

    The Timetable Responsive Schedule For WordPress plugin offers a whole different look and approach to WordPress calendar plugins.

    With it, you can create a timetable of events easily!

    Timetable Responsive Schedule For WordPress

    Use the Timetable shortcode generator to create timetable views for classes, medical departments, nightclubs, tutoring, and so on.

    Quickly create a timetable by:

    • adding a new event with day, time, category, and more
    • adjust and configure the design and appearance
    • generate your shortcode and place it into a post or page

    And that's it!

    There are plenty of event options and many different shortcode options—color picker and font configuration included.

    Timetable Responsive Schedule For WordPress also includes a great widget lineup, rounding out one of the best WordPress calendar plugins you'll find.

    8. Booked: Appointment Booking for WordPress

    Booked Appointment Booking for WordPress is another solid appointment booking option.

    If you're looking for appointment booking, think about booking Booked.

    Booked - Appointment Booking for WordPress

    Mobile friendly and with a clean design, this plugin has some nice features:

    • guest booking
    • customer profile pages
    • custom time slots and custom fields
    • customizable customer and admin emails
    • display your calendar with a shortcode or widget
    • and more

    I really like the customer profile pages, but being able to display multiple booking agents with assigned calendars is where this WordPress calendar plugin really shines.

    9. WordPress Events Calendar Registration & Booking

    The WordPress Events Calendar Registration & Booking plugin is feature rich, offering some options you'll only find in plugin addons.

    Everything you need (and maybe more) for successfully setting up a fully functional registration and booking system is right here.

    WordPress Events Calendar Registration  Booking

    This "out of the box" solution includes:

    • shortcodes
    • color picker
    • multilingual support
    • Google Maps integration
    • recurring events, tickets, and coupons
    • and more

    One of the best features, for this plugin and others, is the countdown timer for all your events.

    Beautifully designed and leveraging Bootstrap 3.0, the WordPress Events Calendar Registration & Booking should not be overlooked.

    10. Booki

    Like several of the aforementioned WordPress calendar plugins, Booki offers a full booking system using WordPress.

    There are so many great applications for these type of plugins, with each plugin offering a unique perspective on the appointment management process.

    Booki - Booking Calendar plugin - A WordPress booking system for online reservation and appointments

    You can set up unlimited booking projects and service providers. Options include:

    • add optional extras for bookings
    • online payments via PayPal Express
    • offline payments—book now, pay later
    • admin stats page with summary information
    • sync bookings to a provider's Google Calendar
    • and more

    As for the calendar itself, it displays your booking and appointment calendar with a popup, inline, and more.

    Booki is an excellent solution for booking appointments with multiple projects and service providers.

    11. Team Booking: WordPress Booking System

    This calendar plugin doesn't try to reinvent the wheel.

    Team Booking ties directly into something you're already probably using: Google Calendar.

    Team Booking - WordPress Booking System

    Team Booking's mission is to:

    Use Google Calendar to schedule availability.

    Additional features include:

    • team booking
    • keep and export your data
    • supports Stripe and PayPal
    • appointment approval system
    • customized forms for each booking type
    • and more

    There are also a lot of nice customer features, like displaying reservations and the option to cancel their own appointments.

    Team Booking is a fresh take on appointment booking calendars and leverages Google Calendar to the fullest. 

    12. WP Booking Calendar

    A lot of the WordPress booking calendar plugins include a rich feature set, offering a solid all-in-one solution.

    WP Booking Calendar takes a much-needed, refreshingly straightforward approach.

    WP Booking Calendar

    With minimal configuration, you can set up available time slots, unlimited calendars, confirmations, and more.

    Features include:

    • CSV export
    • PayPal integration
    • confirmation emails
    • make multiple reservations
    • unlimited number of time slots and duration
    • and more

    You can also set the number of days before a user can make a booking.

    WP Booking Calendar is simple without forfeiting great features.

    13. Goo Calendar

    Goo Calendar is an excellent calendar option.

    Build calendars with static and dynamic ranges for your WordPress pages. Once the calendar is set up, publish it, and run it via shortcode on page, post or widget area.

    Simple and straightforward, this is a great way to display a full calendar on your website.

    Goo Calendar

    Features include:

    • both static and dynamic calendars
    • fully customizable to match your look and feel
    • display posts, post meta, Advanced Custom Fields, and custom post types
    • and more

    Goo Calendar is a solid solution that provides the basic tools to modify it to your own use.

    14. Timetable

    A timetable calendar is a great option for situations in which there are several events going on the same day.

    Timetable is a plugin with a nice TV guide styled UI and presentation.

    Timetable for WordPress

    Built on jQuery and CSS3, this plugin lets you add events and modify your timetable from within its modern admin screens.

    One of the most powerful features of Timetable is the ability to import and export timetables via CSV. Now you can edit and make changes in Excel or another spreadsheet app and import your changes and added events.

    You can also select which program to print, for users who prefer their schedules on paper.

    15. Chronosly Event Calendar

    Most WordPress calendar plugins focus on the back end and leave most of the design to the designers.

    But the Chronosly Event Calendar makes customization as easy as drag and drop.

    Chronosly Event Calendar WordPress Plugin

    This plugin is fully editable and can be used in one of two ways: basic and advanced.

    The advanced features include a whole set of customization tools:

    • custom CSS
    • customize views
    • custom front-end events

    Other features include:

    • shortcodes
    • addons marketplace
    • detailed single pages
    • templates marketplace
    • multi-language and Google Maps integration
    • and more

    Chronosly Event Calendar can be configured and customized from the comfort of your WordPress admin.

    16. Business Calendar

    Most of the WordPress calendar plugins we've covered focus on the website user.

    However, the Business Calendar shifts that focus, as it creates a full-featured internal calendar for each user.

    Business Calendar - WordPress Internal Calendar

    With the Business Calendar plugin, you can turn a WordPress install into a working platform for business.

    Features include:

    • smart invitation system
    • settings are user specific
    • Google Maps localization
    • enable email notifications and reminders
    • creates private page for each event for notes, comments, and file uploads
    • and more

    The Business Calendar is a creative approach to using WordPress like an app or full-fledged working platform.

    17. HBook: Hotel Booking System

    You can use a one-size-fits-all booking plugin for hotels and B&Bs, or you can use a solution built specifically for them.

    The HBook hotel booking system is perfect for anyone in the hospitality business.

    17 HBook - Hotel Booking System - WordPress Plugin

    This snappy plugin includes:

    • seasons
    • rates tables
    • PayPal payment
    • availability calendars
    • booking forms and rules
    • and more

    HBook has a clean design and can be configured specifically for hotels, B&Bs, and more!

    18. Responsive Event Scheduler

    The Responsive Event Scheduler is one of the most beautiful options for publishing event schedules on your website.

    It is suitable for music festivals, conferences, conventions, meetings, training, exhibitions etc.
    Responsive Event Scheduler

    Features include:

    • built with HTML5 and CSS3 -- SVG icons enabled
    • one-click color customization
    • event image options
    • fully responsive
    • WPML ready
    • and more

    Responsive Event Scheduler is not only impressive from a feature standpoint, but it's one of the best-looking options you're going to find.

    19. Facebook Events Calendar

    Facebook is where everyone is at, but how do you integrate it with your website?

    The Facebook Events Calendar is a great way to display your Facebook events online in a super easy way.

    Facebook Events Calendar

    Features include:

    • displays all events from your Facebook page on the calendar
    • two layouts versions—full and compact
    • using a widget or shortcode, placing this in the page is super easy
    • and more

    Facebook Events Calendar is a great way to connect your Facebook with your website.

    20. gAppointments: Appointment Booking Addon for Gravity Forms

    gAppointments is a great appointment booking addon for Gravity Forms.

    If you're already using Gravity Forms and need to integrate some appointment booking, this solution is certainly worth a look.

    gAppointments - Appointment booking addon for Gravity Forms

    Features include:

    • supports paid and non-paid booking
    • accepts any payment gateway
    • many options for service intervals and slots
    • and more

    Combined with Gravity Forms, gAppointments is a powerful plugin for booking appointments.

    Conclusion

    WordPress has come a long way since that first default calendar widget. You can see by this list that WordPress has evolved into a web-based tool that can be used day in and day out for all kinds of organizations.

    You can dig through Envato Market for more WordPress calendar plugins—and of course, if you can't find exactly what you're looking for, you could always code your own!

    martijn broeders

    founder/ strategic creative bij 4elements web design & consultancy
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