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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 CodeCanyon to see what WordPress is capable of.

    WordPress calendar plugins include plugins for events, bookings, and appointments. Some transform WordPress into a 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 CodeCanyon and you'll see what I mean.

    1. EventOn

    EventOn

    EventOn is a multipurpose WordPress event calendar plugin that gives you all the things you need in a calendar. 

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

    Major features include:

    • set unlimited images for an event
    • Google Maps integration
    • calendar widgets and shortcode generator
    • event categories with custom color assignments
    • social share

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

    2. Bookly

    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. It 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

    This plugin allows customers to book and cancel appointments, update personal information, and send payments.

    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.

    3. Amelia

    Amelia

    Amelia is a simple and powerful plugin for accepting online appointments and bookings. It features a good range of elements and components that make it easy to create beautiful layouts, even when you have no coding experience.

    Amelia also allows for Google Calendar synchronization. It is the perfect plugin for gyms, spas, law consultants, fitness experts, etc.

    Other key features of this plugin include:

    • powerful admin dashboard
    • real-time SMS notifications
    • smooth UX that provides a seamless booking experience in just one page
    • fully customizable design
    • Google Calendar sync
    • multiple payment options

    4. Calendarize it!

    Calendarize it

    This plugin supports WPBakery Page Builder, but it can also be used with any other popular page and layout builder by using shortcodes. 

    It comes with features that can be configured however you like, and its simple design makes it a good fit for any theme 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

    Calendar it! also features a powerful CSS editor that allows you to change colors, fonts and style to match your brand theme

    5. WordPress Pro Event Calendar

    WordPress Pro Event Calendar

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

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

    • WPML support
    • fully responsive layouts
    • 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

    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 600 settings!

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

    • user-friendly event creation
    • very customizable, including text, emails, color, size, padding, and borders
    • unlimited events
    • AJAX control panel
    • offline and multiple booking
    • PayPal, coupon, and CSV integration
    • 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. Events Schedule

    Events Schedule

    Events Schedule is a simple yet powerful WordPress events calendar that lets you schedule classes and events in seconds. It is the perfect plugin for any event organizer.

    When it comes to search and filter, Events Schedule offers five filter categories: namely type, location, instructor, day, and time of the day.

    Other features include:

    • daily cron job for event updates
    • 12 timetable styles to choose from
    • custom labels and messages
    • live filters
    • Google Maps integration
    • fully responsive
    • event countdown feature
    • WooCommerce integration

    Learn how to use the Events Schedule plugin with our hands-on, step-by-step tutorial.

    8. Timetable Responsive Schedule for WordPress

    Timetable Responsive Schedule for WordPress

    The Timetable Responsive Schedule for WordPress plugin offers a new approach to WordPress calendar plugins.

    With it, you can create a timetable of events easily! 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
    • adjusting and configuring the design and appearance
    • generating your shortcode and placing it into a post or page

    And that's it!

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

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

    9. Booked: Appointment Booking for WordPress

    Booked Appointment Booking for WordPress

    Booked is another great appointment booking option. It features an advanced appointment calendar which allows ease of management of appointments. It also gives you endless color possibilities when it comes to the design 

    Other features include:

    • guest booking
    • looks great on any device
    • customer profile pages
    • custom login and registration pages, time slots, and custom fields
    • customizable customer and admin emails
    • displays your calendar with a shortcode or widget
    • and more

    10. WordPress Events Calendar Registration and Booking

    WordPress Events Calendar Registration and Booking

    The WordPress Events Calendar Registration and 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.

    This "out of the box" solution includes:

    • shortcodes
    • a color picker
    • multilingual support
    • Google Maps integration
    • recurring events, tickets, and coupons
    • social media sharing
    • responsive design
    • and more

    One of the best features of this plugin and others is the countdown timer for all your events. It also features a stats dashboard that lets you keep track of payments and attendees and view the latest events and event categories.

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

    11. Booki

    Booki

    Like several of the above-mentioned 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.

    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 calendar, and more. It also has a stats page where you can view bookings and other information.

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

    12. Team Booking: WordPress Booking System

    Team Booking WordPress Booking System

    This calendar plugin doesn't try to reinvent the wheel. Instead, Team Booking ties directly into something you're already probably using: Google Calendar. Team Booking's mission is to:

    Use Google Calendar to schedule availability.

    Additional features include:

    • team booking
    • ability to add discount coupons
    • keep and export your data
    • supports Stripe and PayPal
    • appointment approval system
    • customized forms for each booking type
    • maps
    • and more

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

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

    13. Stachethemes Event Calendar

    Stachethemes Event Calendar

    This events plugin looks good and comes with out-of-this-world features. You can easily create single, multiple, and all-day events, or events that last for more than one day. You can showcase events in different ways including a grid, box, map, agenda, and more. 

    It also comes with a front-end submission form where users can submit events. Users can also share events via Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Viber.

    This event calendar plugin offers everything you need to get started in creating events. 

    Other key features include:

    • customizable event sections
    • a built-in booking system where users can book and pay for tickets and appointments
    • beautiful designs
    • Facebook and Disqus comment section
    • social share
    • Google Maps location and maps

    14. HBook: Hotel Booking System

    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. With the HBook hotel booking system, customers will be able to book directly from your website. 

    The plugin features powerful booking management that lets you view bookings and reservations. You can also synchronize your bookings with Airbnb. This snappy plugin includes:

    • seasons and rates tables
    • multiple payment gateways such as PayPal, Stripe, Square, and Mollie
    • availability calendars
    • customizable booking forms
    • booking forms and rules
    • and more

    HBook has a clean design and is best configured for hotels, B&Bs, and more!

    15. Responsive Event Scheduler

    Responsive Event Scheduler Plugin

    The Responsive Event Scheduler plugin is one of the best options for publishing event schedules on your website. It is suitable for music festivals, conferences, conventions, meetings, training, exhibitions, etc.

    Features include:

    • built with standards-compliant HTML5 and CSS3—including SVG icons
    • 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.

    16. Facebook Events Calendar

    Facebook Events Calendar

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

    The Facebook Events Calendar plugin is a great way to display your Facebook events on your WordPress site in a super-easy way.

    Features include:

    • displays all events from your Facebook page on the calendar
    • two layout 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.

    17. gAppointments: Appointment Booking Add-On for Gravity Forms

    gAppointments Appointment Booking Add-On for Gravity Forms

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

    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.

    18. Chauffeur Booking System

    Chauffeur Booking System

    As the name suggests, Chauffeur Booking System is a car reservation system suitable for companies of all sizes. It provides an easy way to book a vehicle based on distance, hourly rate, or a flat rate. It also supports WooCommerce and Google Calendar integration.

    Other features include:

    • live route preview
    • unlimited booking forms
    • multiple payment methods
    • multiple currencies
    • geofencing and geolocation

    19. Webba Booking

    Webba Booking

    Webba Booking is specially designed and optimized for service providers, making it possible for them to save time and money. It provides a real-time, two-way Google Calendar synchronization. It also allows you to set different time zones, hence catering to customers all over the world.

    Other key features are:

    • integrations with services such as PayPal, Stripe, and WooCommerce
    • unlimited appointment schedules
    • unlimited number of staff appointments and staff members
    • users can perform multiple bookings simultaneously

    20. Responsive Timetable for WordPress

    Responsive Timetable for WordPress

    Responsive Timetable for WordPress is a flexible calendar plugin that can adapt to different types of businesses. This plugin offers the ability to create and showcase events with a clean and responsive interface. You can also create advanced filters for easy event filtering.

    Other key features include:

    • customized fields
    • a built-in live editor
    • responsive interface
    • event popups
    • a custom CSS and color picker

    Conclusion

    WordPress has come a long way since its 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 for event scheduling, booking, and more.

    Dig through CodeCanyon 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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