Comparison of Event Calendar Plug-ins

A quick look in no particular order (except mine first of course) .  Yes I am checking out the competition – I love developing, but need to get some return on it.  Hence some research on what others are doing.

Update as at: Feb 2012


  • free at wordpress (4 star rating, 2012 updates)
  • input via  ics file subscription
  • most customisable calendars, agendas, schedules etc, variety of views
  • date navigation and pagination
  • widgets


  • paid addon to the above ($40)
  • full event creation, custom post types, taxonomies, locations
  • filtering
  • filters, pluggable functions
  • variety of map plugin integrations
  • multi lingual integration
  • produce ics feeds
  • uses wordpress as intended so you get benefits of being able to integrate other plugins

event espresso ($$$!)

  • lite version at wordpress (3 star rating)
  • paid version not cheap (lots of addons – top price $500, base at $90)
  • registration, ticketing, payment gateways
  • recurring events an addon

all in one event calendar

  • free version at wordpress (5 star rating, 2012 update)
  • is it error prone? (7 brokens for last version, but 13 works)
  • paid support at $120 hour
  • recurring, ics import/export, variety of views, widgets

events manager

  • free version at wordpress (4 star rating, last update 2010/10)
  • paid version $75
  • bookings, paypal
  • free version at wordpress (4 star rating, last update 2012)
  • sounds fairly full featured, views, recurring, customisable
  • user guide at $20
  • free at wordpress (4 star, but last update 2010)

events calendar

  • free version at wordpress (3 star)
  • create and present calendar for events
  • free version at wordpress (3 star, last 2009)
  • event registration