There are a lot of reasons why you might want to use a calendar script on your website. Most common among them is for listing and scheduling events. Another use would be to provide a link to list all the blog posts or news events published on a particular day. In some cases, you might simply be looking for a date and time range picker.
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It is easy to set up and comes with detailed documentation to help you in case you get stuck. It is also highly customizable and SEO-friendly.
There are a variety of modes and skins available for you to use based on your needs. Some events that you mark on a calendar will be more important than others. You can easily differentiate between important and regular events with the
important tag. The plugin shows important events in red and regular events in blue.
Another plugin called the DZS tooltips plugin is already integrated with this script to provide a better user experience. The tooltips that you create can have HTML inside them, which makes them very powerful and flexible. You will basically be able to add any type of content (even videos) inside the tooltips.
There are three different skins available for this calendar, called clean, aurora, and black. You can choose a skin that works best with your theme, and you also have the option to show the events as a tooltip or with a slick sliding animation.
The script can also work in two other modes besides an events calendar. Its first mode is a simple date picker. The second mode is more interesting as it allows you to select a date and then show any linked items from that date—for example blog posts.
Don't forget to check out the demo page of the script. I am sure you will like the features offered in the plugin.
The next script in our list is the highly rated Simple Events Calendar. It is based on jQuery and supports multiple languages.
The first thing that you will notice about this plugin is its very simple yet attractive design. All the days in a month are shown at the top with a small font to save space, and the selected date is shown with a bigger font.
The events for the selected date are shown at the bottom. Users can sort the events based on their time, title, or priority. All the days which have an event attached to them are marked with an arrow so that you can easily see which days are currently empty and make your schedule accordingly.
You can create recurring events with this script. This means that you can easily add events which are repeated weekly, monthly, or yearly.
The script also gives you access to some methods and event callbacks to extend the functionality of the calendar or to help you integrate it with the rest of your website.
You can try out all the features of the plugin on the demo page, which also provides a quick installation guide.
3. Timeline XML
TimelineXML is the perfect addition to your blog, magazine, news site, portfolio, you name it. The script takes time-stamped pieces of content and puts them on a timeline. The best thing about TimelineXML is how flexible it is. Here’s a list of what it can do:
- supports timespans from one year up to thousands, even millions of years
- supports pre-modern dates: 1000 BC, 50,000 BC
- accepts content either as an XML file or as HTML code
- prevents overlapping of near events
- very customizable, both in functionality and style
- comes with four unique designs: basic, modern, dark, and sleek
Tiva Events Calendar offers a unique and simple solution for keeping track of different events in your schedule.
This script is different from the first two event calendars. You might have noticed that both Simple Events Calendar and DZS jQuery Events Calendar only mark the date of the event on the calendar. No other information is provided to you beforehand. This means that you have to click on a date to actually see the event.
The compact layout in this plugin also works in a similar manner and only shows the events once you hover over the date. However, the full layout of the plugin also displays the title of the events so that you don't have to click on each date to see the events of the day. However, you can still click on the events to see more detail about them.
Another nice feature of the script is that the events are color-coded. You will be able to assign different colors to different types of events, like parties or business meetings. This makes it easier to get an overview of the schedule with a single glance at the calendar, again without having to click on each date.
Both the full layout and the compact layout contain a calendar view and a list view. The calendar view will show you all the days of the month like a regular calendar. The list view, on the other hand, simply lists all the events of the month. You can see all of this in action on the demo page.
Unlike the other plugins in the list, the Calentim Date Time Range Picker is not an event calendar plugin at all, and just focuses on being an awesome date-time range picker.
With its narrow focus, the plugin can afford to offer a lot of features in this particular niche. One of the best things about the script is that the picker looks great on devices of all screen sizes.
It is mobile-friendly because of its responsive design and its use of gestures like touch slide support. For example, it is very easy to switch between months and years due to the well-thought-out design of the plugin.
It is also easy to customize, so you can hide any UI elements and disable features that you don't need.
The plugin supports 109 different languages. This basically means that the script most probably comes with built-in support for the language that your clients use.
There are many other features in the script that are mentioned on the demo page of the plugin. Just try out the examples on the page. I am certain that you'll find all the features you expect in a date range picker calendar plugin.
The Jalendar 2 Calendar Kit is a jQuery-based plugin that offers a lot of different features. One of its biggest plus points is the ease of customization. For instance, you can quickly change the color of the calendar's background as well as the color of the days, weeks, or year. This means that the plugin will never look out of place on your website. You can easily change all the color values to make them match your color scheme.
The total number of events in each month is shown with a notification bubble, and the dates are marked with small colored dots. Clicking on a date shows all the events for that particular day.
You can use the plugin in four different ways. You can use it as an event calendar, date picker, or date range selector, and the fourth use of the plugin is as a date linker—this lets you assign different dates to different links. This can be useful when you want to let users open the blog posts for a particular day.
One more nice feature of this script is its support for 13 different languages. If your clients don't know English, there are 12 more languages that you can choose from when creating the events calendar.
Caleran: Date Range Picker has range selection features that make it an effective date range picker for you to use as a booking tool on your website to make life easy for your customers. It works seamlessly on all modern browsers and mobile devices. It even supports both portrait and landscape layouts. You can also use it as a single date picker calendar that can be shown inline on your website or as a dropdown beside an input.
Caleran is built using the jQuery and Moment.js libraries. It comes with a huge list of customization options which you will find on the settings and events pages. The script supports translation, and it can be localized in over 100 languages.
This highly customizable jQuery date picker plugin offers a quick and easy way to manage dates for input text fields. It comes with CSS3 effects to liven up your calendar, no matter what language or browser. The plugin, which is touch and swipe enabled, is perfect for mobile devices.
SmartCalendar is a responsive, multipurpose jQuery date-time input picker plugin that can be easily integrated into your calendar. It's easy to set up and customize the colors thanks to the detailed documentation. The full calendar has an inline and dropdown option and has an easy month and year switch. It looks great on all devices and modern browsers, and you can also translate it into multiple languages.
AddToCalendar makes it easy for users to add your event or seminar to their calendars. It's easy to set up and integrate into your website or application by simply adding an “Add to Calendar” button. Built with jQuery, this easy-to-customize plugin supports timezones and multiple calendar providers, including Google Calendar, Outlook, Yahoo Calendar, and iCalendar. This jQuery calendar is well documented and comes with well-commented files.
An elegant calendar and datepicker plugin for Vue.js. Check it out on GitHub!
tui.calendar is a powerful, full-featured calendar library used to showcase custom events, schedules, and tasks in daily, weekly, and monthly views.
This event calendar is built with React and uses Flexbox. It's optimized for modern browsers. Check out the GitHub project to get started.
Over 80% of your users access your website or application through mobile devices, so choose calendar plugins that efficiently respond to any device—desktops, tablets, or smartphones.
Compatibility With Modern Browsers
Users have their preferred browsers, so select a plugin that works with all modern ones.
Good documentation is important to help you set up your calendar and customize it to suit your style.
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