Did you know that a WordPress calendar plugin can extend the popular WordPress CMS with really cool calendar and events capabilities.

WordPress is a very straightforward and easy to use blogging system which offers many great features in the basic/standard installation. If you want additional functionality and more advanced control of specific parts of WordPress you can extend the capabilities by installing plugins.

If you’re running an online business which requires visitors or customers to be able to book hotel rooms, apartments or any other service you offer you are very dependent on your online booking or calendar system. WordPress standard calendar might not offer the functionality you need and this is where a dedicated WordPress calendar plugin is the perfect way to meet your requirements.

Remember that a dedicated WordPress form plugin also can help your visitors contact you in an easy way and that social network plugins are essential to drive more traffic to your site are essential to drive more traffic to your site.

There are different kinds of calendars you can install depending on your particular business area. Event calendars allows you to add important dates and upcoming events for your visitors to see, there are booking calendars which allows visitors to book services, rooms, apartments or the like. And there are even calendars that will make scheduling of posts to be published a lot easier by dragging and dropping them onto the desired days in an interactive backend calendar.

Premium WordPress calendar plugins typically offers clean visual designs, build on solid architectural frameworks with powerful features to create the content you want and backend systems that are easy to use. Add to that a dedicated support which will help you in case you get into trouble or have questions. Free plugins don’t always offer these kind of advanced features and support but often fulfill the most basic needs.

In this article I present a mix of effective and stylish free and premium WordPress calendar plugins. If you want to get serious about your online business you really need to consider adding a dedicated WordPress calendar plugin in order to enhance the efficiency of your business.

This post has just been updated with new excellent plugins and all links have been checked. Enjoy reading!

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). I recommend that you do your own independent research before purchasing any product or service. This article is not a guideline, a recommendation or endorsement of specific products.

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Calendarize it for WordPress


A powerful Calendar and Event plugin for WordPress which is a feature rich Calendar and Event plugin, which targets a very broad audience. Easy Point and Click interface to add new events. One of the best and most recent calendars.

MORE INFO / DEMO by Codecanyon (premium plugin)

Business Calendar – WordPress Internal Calendar

Business Calendar - WordPress Internal Calendar

Power up your wordpress website creating a full featured calendar for each WordPress user. Cooperating with other users has never be so simple. Transforms wordpress in a real working platform: create your calendar, share it with other users and invite them to your events. Everything is simple and just need few clicks.

MORE INFO / DEMO by Codecanyon (premium plugin)

WordPress Pro Event Calendar

Pro Event Calendar

The Pro Event Calendar plugin adds a professional and sleek calendar to your posts or pages. 100% Responsive, also you can use it inside a widget.

MORE INFO / DEMO by Codecanyon (premium plugin)

AJDE Event Calendar – WP Plugin

Event calendar plugin for wordpress that utilizes WP’s custom post type. This plugin integrate eventbrite API to create paid events, add limited capacity to events, and accept payments for paid events or allow registration for free events. This plugin will add an AJAX driven calendar with month-view of events to front-end of your website. Events on front-end can be sorted by date or title. You can easily add events with multiple attributes and customize the calendar layout or build your own calendar using event post meta data.

MORE INFO / DEMO by Codecanyon (premium plugin)

Localendar Calendar for WordPress

A powerful calendar with Month/Week/Day block and list views, “Today + Happening Soon”, and a mini-calendar widget. Fully customizable.

MORE INFO by WordPress.org (free plugin)

WordPress Events Calendar

Professional and elegant plugin that adds an Event Calendar to your posts or pages. It has an elegant and sleek design, languages support and is cross browser compatible. It features multi calendars in a page or post, upcoming events widget, is simple to customize and is well documented.

MORE INFO / DEMO by Codecanyon (premium plugin)


WordPress Timeliner is a powerful plugin, which generates a timeline based on events. What is an event? Well, it can be anything with a date stamp on it – a news article, a blog post, a portfolio item, you name it. If it has a date, Timeliner understands it! From the options page you can specify how many posts to get from the database and you can also choose one or more categories to get the posts from. Timeliner comes with two unique designs to begin with, and it’s also easily customizable with CSS.

MORE INFO / DEMO by Codecanyon (premium plugin)

Booking System PRO (WordPress Plugin)

Pinpoint Booking System PRO - Book everything with WordPressThis Plugin will help you to easily create a booking/reservation system your WordPress website or blog.

MORE INFO / DEMO by Codecanyon (premium plugin)

WordPress Multiple Events Calendar with Countdown

WordPress Flash minimalistic calendar with events is build with minimalism and functionality in mind. It offers a clean, small events calendar that still have the ability to offer some information and even a preview image for the event. You can add events via our custom admin panel. Simply upload an image with WordPress upload form, add your title and content text, choose the appropriate color and url link and save the event. The admin panel is a live preview which provides you the ability to check the changes without refreshing your website.

MORE INFO / DEMO by Codecanyon (premium plugin)

Booking Calendar

This WordPress plugin will enable online booking services for your site. Visitors to your site will be able to check availability of apartments, houses, hotel rooms, or services you offer. They can also make reservations and appointments with the ability to choose from multi-day, single day, or by the hour booking. Your clients can even view and register for upcoming events. With integrated payment support of popular payment systems your clients can pay online.

MORE INFO by WordPress.org (free plugin)

Events Manager

Events Manager is a full-featured event registration plugin for WordPress based on the principles of flexibility, reliability and powerful features! Includes recurring events, locations management, calendar, Google map integration, booking management.

MORE INFO by WordPress.org (free plugin)

All-in-One Event Calendar

The All-in-One Event Calendar is a new way to list your events in WordPress and easily share them with the rest of the world. This new calendar system combines a clean visual design, solid architectural patterns and a powerful set of features to create the most advanced calendar system available for WordPress. Best of all: it’s completely free.

MORE INFO by WordPress.org (free plugin)

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