Looking for a free calendar plugin that has a ton of powerful features?   Look no further than Time.ly’s All-in-One Calendar.

Here are some of the best features that Time.ly offers:

* Multiple View Formats: Display events in your choice of layout, including Month, Week, Day, Agenda, and Posterboard view. Lock to specific views or allow users to choose. I personally use it to create a monthly calendar on a calendar page and a list of upcoming events on the bottom of all my pages.
* Recurring Events: The best thing about this calendar plugin is that you can create recurring events for worship services and other weekly events.
* Subscription: This calendar allows people to subscribe to your calendar and import it to their personal one (Outlook, ical, Google Cal, etc).
* Location and Maps: Add detailed location data, embed a Google map directly into your event details, and even specify exact longitude and latitude coordinates.
* Customize Themes: Choose from a set of calendar themes or customize the colors and fonts to match the look of your website.

Best of all, it is easy to learn how to use and has great support!

Watch a video tutorial on how to create events!

Unfortunately, Time.ly has changed their plugin structure.  Facebook integration is not longer part of the free plugin.  It is now a paid ad on.

* Integration with Facebook: What makes this calendar widget different is that it integrates with Facebook. This means you don’t have to post events on your website and your Facebook page. It has a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a Facebook app, which allows you to automatically import your church’s Facebook page events into your website calendar. The one downside is that currently you can only import events from a Facebook page. Right now, you can export to a Facebook user, though they hope to let you export to a Facebook page in the near future.

This is the calendar plugin we suggest.  What do you use?


Brad started ChurchWP.net in 2013 to help churches get online with WordPress. He is a pastor and also operates a web design agency called Frugal Fox Design.