Free WordPress Google Calendar Plugins

6 Best Free WordPress Google Calendar Plugins 2020

I’ll be covering here best free WordPress Google calendar plugins that you’re looking to use to implement a working and fully functional calendar application. I’ll mention few best options we all have at no cost. All you need to do is read individual details I’ll be mentioning down, compare and finalize the one that covers requirements at your end.

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Humans have always been better at organizing things, and that’s one of the reasons behind our immense growth. The calendar is a very common example of a human developed product that helps in organizing dates and important events (may be religious or administrative).

When it comes to a website, implementing a calendar can help its readers to take important notes, add reminders and also be updated with the current date.

So there is no harm in adding a calendar plugin and since most of the users are using Google Calendar on their smartphones or tablets (or may be on PCs), implementing the same application will keep their data synchronized. In short, offering a very likely solution to a very basic but important need.

So get ready with requirement list at your end and start going through individual listings I’m about to reveal beneath. I’ll also mention their individual links, from where you can grab their zipped installation package.

Best WordPress Google Calendar Plugins (All FREE)

Here I start with the list. I’ve arranged them in order of the plugin having better and more features is always at the top. So I hope this arrangement help you quickly find a better one.

#1 All-in-One Event Calendar

All in One Event Calendar Plugin

Our first and most recommended plugin is All-in-One Event Calendar, and it is available for free on official WordPress plugin directory. It offers most of the quality and basic features without any cost while there is always a choice of adding premium add-ons (priced) to increase functionality. It comes with all basic functionalities and solid architecture.

The graphic layouts are truly awesome, and integration is easy. It can help you showcase calendar, dates and allowing readers to change views according to different inputs. Readers can even view calendar according to set agendas.

Other highlighting features are color-coded event based on category, upcoming events widget, inline calendar theme editor, categorize, tags, SEO optimized, Google Maps integration, social sharing, filtering and recurring. It covers both Google Calendar and iCalendar which is another impressive feature.

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#2 The Events Calendar

The Events Calendar Plugin

The only reason you may not like this plugin is that it doesn’t cover Google Calendar functionalities but still similar ones is there. And with all other functionalities it offers, it is truly an amazing solution to be used. It is available in free version while you can off course order premium add-ons to increase functionality further.

Apart from Google Calendar, it uses Facebook one that is itself having a lot of details about events and important agendas going in you and your friend’s life. It’s well coded, simple to understand, quickly to set up and very light in weight.

Proper documentation arrives together with the plugin package and even the code snippets are available for developers. So if you’re the one, then you can individually add Google Calendar integration by writing its related code.

It can help you display upcoming events, categorize theme and even add tags to filter options. Google Maps is also integrated completely within along with proper caching support to make the whole package work fast. Try it on!

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#3 My Calendar

My Calendar WordPress Plugin

The whole package is available without any cost, and it offers a graphically rich and customizable platform to showcase important dates, whole calendar or just specific events of the past, present or future. It offers different views to readers and also comes with proper widgets. Other features include custom templates, email notifications for webmaster, editable CSS and JavaScript code and social platform integration.

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#4 Dan’s Embedder for Google Calendar

Google Calendar Events Plugin

As the name suggests, it uses Dan’s special techniques to parse details and dates from Google Calendar, and it’s pretty good in doing everything related. Other tools available within can help you showcase important events, upcoming or past, and important dates on your WordPress driven websites.

Different graphics related options are also there inside using which you can change the grids and layout anytime. It supports lists and grids which can be added to posts and pages in a mobile friendly format. The events being shown are customizable via shortcode.

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#5 Sugar Events Calendar Lite

Sugar Events Calendar Lite


It is the second to last recommended package from my side that is available in both free and premium versions. The free one offers features like simple event management, custom post types, showcasing dates, months and other related data. It even supports certain shortcodes to achieve further functionalities. Ajax is behind the whole interface which clearly means that it delivers a very high standard of performance.

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#6 Easy!Appointments

As the name suggests, it will help you add appointments easily, displaying content from Google Calendar. Events, dates, and different calendar views are being supported, and everything can be configured easily using the WordPress admin panel. With 600+ downloads, it is a newer solution on this list.

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Over to You

Finally, it’s your call. You need to make the decision of which plugin you’ve to use. I hope my work here helped you and saved precious time. Don’t forget to hit social sharing buttons that will quickly share this helpful collection to all your social network followers. Peace.

*last updated 02/06/2020

Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff at 85ideas is a team of WordPress experts led by Brian Harris. Here to share amazing tuts, guides and collections.

  • Cristina
    Posted at 17:01h, 20 March Reply


    Here’s another recommendation for WordPress users: the plugin Sagenda
    available here

    It’s definitely worth using as a calendar booking option on WP. Sagenda may be used as a free booking
    system plugin ideal for medical scheduling, hotel or event booking and reservations.
    The plugin is recently available (released in mid-2014), and it also works on Drupal 7. Yes, it’s free.


    • Brian H
      Posted at 10:28h, 21 March Reply

      Hi Cristina,

      Interesting plugin at first glance, I will have a play with it later and add it to the collection.
      Thank you very much for stopping by and giving such great recommendation. One question though, does this plugin integrate with google calendar?

      • Cristina
        Posted at 11:13h, 22 March Reply

        You’re welcome Brian! Thanks for the interesting article as well! Sagenda is currently developing .ics files in email notifications (for booking purposes) and considers implementing Google Calendar in the near future. Thanks

        • Brian H
          Posted at 13:13h, 23 March Reply

          Thank you for the clarification 🙂

  • Mistress Didi* Blackthorn
    Posted at 20:53h, 03 January Reply

    MOST of the plugins listed are either (i) not compatible with the current version of WordPress (4.4); (ii) have not been updated in MONTHS; and/or (iii) are not CURRENT to be listed as recommended for 2016. I trusted that an article that came up first in a Google search for “best google calendar widget 2016” would at least have information that was researched a little.

  • Raichand Ray
    Posted at 15:33h, 15 April Reply

    which calendar plugin automatically highlight current date?
    how to resize ROBO-IT calendar free plugin?

  • Pavel Kotyza
    Posted at 05:31h, 11 July Reply

    How to give visitors of my website to create any “meeting request” which will arrive to my google calendar and I will either Accept or Decline and provide another date/time of the meeting? I dont need to show my calendar.

    • Editorial Staff
      Posted at 19:05h, 16 July Reply

      Are you referring to an invitation-based calendar plugin or a booking plugin? Please contact us through our contact form and we can help you out a little more

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