The reason that makes WordPress so amazing is the host of customization options it offers to website owners, which can be used to integrate some really useful functions to bequeath users with the convenience to attract more readers. Those functions generally include photo galleries, music, and a lot more more. Nowadays a lot of site owners running WP powered site intend to embed a calendar in their site, so as to keep themselves and their visitors informed about some important events.
If you have been scrolling the web to search for some of the very best WordPress calendar plugins, following is the list of the top 5 wordpress calendar plugins 2014 that has caught the fancy of most of the website owners as well as webmasters:
One of the most coveted calendar plugins is Events Calendar. It is a beautifully-crafted plugin that comes in both free as well as premium versions. As the name implies the Events Calendar allows users to create and manage events. It even helps to save information regarding the events including venue and event organizer information. What’s more, you can even share your events by integrating them with Facebook events and online ticketing service such as Eventbrite (that lets you sell tickets for the events).
It’s extensible and doesn’t use a shortcode, and hence, you don’t have to be a genius to make this plugin work. Just turn on the Events Calendar plugin, configure the settings in synchronization with their requirements and you’ll be able to create events in not more than 5 minutes.
It has got 4.1 out of 5 stars.
Although, All-in-One plugins shares most of the features of the Events Calendar plugin, however what makes it different from the Events Calendar underlies in the fact that it allows to promote events by showcasing them in a poster board form. Furthermore, using All-in-One you can automatically import as well as export other calendar feeds. Simply put, this plugin allows event creators to make an event and then get it displayed on some other website’s calendar automatically. In addition, you can even link the ticket purchasing URLs to the original calendar that enables you to sell tickets for the events through third parties.
With the All-in-One calendar plugin you can list events in different views – be it months/week/day and agenda views.
It enjoys ratings of 3.8 out of 5 stars.
If you plan on adding a calendar that helps you display something that is either booked or available, you can think of using the WP Simple Booking Calendar. Especially, if you’re running a travel website or a site offering stay facilities, WP Simple Booking Calendar will help you show your site visitors when your holiday home (or something else) is booked or available for booking? With this plugin you can easily manage the availability of your offerings on a day-to-day basis. The best part is that it only takes a single mouse click to install the booking calendar on your site’s page.
Even this plugin is available in both free and premium version. If you merely aim at creating booking calendar and set status on a daily basis, then without second thoughts you can use the free version of this plugins. However, to get more advanced features like the ability to create multiple booking calendars and more, you can go for the premium version.
It has earned 4.6 out of 5 stars ratings.
It parses the Google Calendar feeds and present the events in the form of calendar grid or as a list – in pages, posts or inside widgets. With help of Google Calendar Events you can display events that are extracted from the Google Calendar feeds, as a grid or list. It offers customization feature and thereby makes it possible for you to tweak the style of the calendar that suits your site design in the best possible manner.
It has achieved user rating of 4.9 stars out of 5.
The WP Calendar is one of the most simple and basic WordPress calendar options available, but work wonders for the website owners or beginners yearning for a quick solution. It helps to manage normal and all-day events. Moreover, it is highly flexible and comes packed with many options that help you manage all your events in the best possible manner. WP Calendar consists of ample number of features like a graphical calendar, display event states like draft and published, event categorization, adding comments for events and much more.
It has got 3.8 out of 5 stars ratings from the users.
Which Calendar Best Fit Your Needs?
Well, there are tons of Calendar plugins that you can use for your WP powered site. But if don’t have the time to scroll the web seeking the best WP calendar plugins of 2014, then I’ll recommend you to consider using any one of the aforementioned plugins that have earned wide acknowledgment owing to their out of the box features.
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