My Calendar – Accessible Event Manager


My Calendar does WordPress event management with richly customizable ways to display events. The plugin supports individual event calendars within WordPress Multisite, multiple calendars displayed by categories, locations or author, or simple lists of upcoming events.

Easy to use for anybody, My Calendar provides enormous flexibility for designers and developers needing a custom calendar. My Calendar is built with accessibility in mind, so all your users can get equal access and experience in your calendar.

My Calendar is an events calendar focused on holistic accessibility: providing a positive experience for site visitors and administrators who use assistive technology. It also builds in settings where you can describe the ADA compliance features of your events and venues.

Learn more about My Calendar and accessible events.

Premium Event Management

Looking for more? Buy My Calendar Pro, the premium extension for My Calendar to add support for user-submitted events, integration between posting and event creation, and import events from outside sources.

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Do you sell tickets for your events? Use My Tickets and sell tickets for My Calendar events. Set prices, ticket availability, and sell multiple events at the same time using My Tickets.


  • Calendar grid, card, and list views of events
  • Month, multi-month, week, or daily view.
  • Mini-calendar for compact displays (as widget or shortcode)
  • Widgets: today’s events, upcoming events, mini calendar, event search
  • Customize templates for event output
  • Limit views by categories, location, author, or host
  • Editable CSS styles.
  • Extensive support for recurring events.
  • Edit or add single dates in recurring events
  • Rich permissions handling to restrict access to parts of My Calendar
  • Email notifications when events are scheduled or drafted
  • Post to Twitter when events are created (using WP to Twitter)
  • Manage locations
  • Fetch events from a remote database. (Sharing events in a network of sites.)
  • Multisite-friendly
  • Integrated help page
  • Shortcode Generator to create customized views of My Calendar
  • JSON-LD structured data for events and venues.
  • Export or subscribe via iCal or Google Calendar.
  • Responsive


My Calendar is designed with accessibility in mind. All interfaces – both front and back end – are tested with various assistive technology.

The plugin includes features for indicating the accessibility services available for events and at physical venues, as well as providing access to the content for users with disabilities.

What’s in My Calendar Pro?

  • Let your site visitors submit events to your site (pay to post or free!).
  • Let logged-in users edit their events from the front-end.
  • Create events when you publish a blog post
  • Publish a blog post when you create an event
  • Advanced search features
  • Responsive mode
  • Import events from .ics or .csv formats via file or URL.
  • REST API support for sharing events between multiple sites.


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  • Monthly Grid View
  • List View
  • Event management page
  • Category management page
  • Settings page
  • Location management
  • Style editing
  • Template editing


  1. Upload the /my-calendar/ directory into your WordPress plugins directory.

  2. Activate the plugin on your WordPress plugins page

  3. Configure My Calendar using the settings pages in the admin panel:

    My Calendar -> Add Event
    My Calendar -> Events
    My Calendar -> Add New Location
    My Calendar -> Locations
    My Calendar -> Categories
    My Calendar -> Design
    My Calendar -> Settings
    My Calendar -> Shortcodes
    My Calendar -> Help

  4. Visit My Calendar -> Help for assistance with shortcode options or widget configuration.


Hey! Why don’t you have any Frequently Asked Questions here!

Because the majority of users end up on my web site asking for help anyway — and it’s simply more work to maintain two copies. Please visit my web site FAQ to read my Frequently Asked Questions!

This plugin is complicated. Why won’t you help me figure out how to use it?

I will! But not in person. Take a look at my documentation website for My Calendar or the developer hook documentation before making your request, and consider making a donation or buying My Calendar Pro!

Can my visitors or members submit events?

I’ve written a premium plugin that adds this feature: My Calendar Pro. Buy it today!

Is there an advanced search feature?

The search feature in My Calendar is pretty basic; but buying My Calendar Pro gives you a richer search feature, where you can narrow by dates, categories, authors, and more to refine your event search.


apríl 17, 2024 1 reply
Works perfect, easy to adjust from css as well and the support from Joe Dolson smashes it! Thanks a lot!
februar 20, 2024
Has all the functionality I need and works great.
desember 16, 2023 1 reply
This is a great plugin! I have used this on many different kinds of sites and after several years there has yet to be a problem I have to solve with a calendar that this plugin cannot handle!
oktober 6, 2023 1 reply
Really smart calendar for our intranet – easy to add, great permissions for users, excellent feature to remove unwanted event fields . Just spot on 🙂
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Contributors & Developers

“My Calendar – Accessible Event Manager” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Bug fix: Fix CSV event download PHP error.
  • Bug fix: Fix misc. HTML validation errors.
  • Bug fix: Force text wrapping in button reset.
  • Bug fix: Fix data checks for event author when no user is logged in. (Pro).


  • Bug fix: Use mc_exit_early() to determine classes as well as to determine display.
  • Bug fix: Editing a single date updated descriptions for all events.
  • Bug fix: Only parse URL arguments for specific calendar ID.
  • Bug fix: No content fallback text not passed to output function in main shortcode.
  • Bug fix: Don’t duplicate registration fields in front-end submissions (Pro).
  • Bug fix: Handle the possibility that front-end location presets may be 0 instead of empty (Pro).


  • Bug fix: PHP 8.2 deprecated error in mc_ordinal.
  • Bug fix: Category dropdown navigation element should limit categories shown.
  • Bug fix: Export dropdown button broken.
  • Bug fix: Export/Subscribe dropdowns duplicated if multiple calendars present. Props @mikeknappe.
  • Bug fix: Incorrect argument passed to mini widget ignored months setting.
  • Bug fix: Reset styles didn’t handle Mini calendar widget disclosure properly.
  • Feature: Add setting to change subscribe and export button text. Props @mikeknappe.
  • Docs: Fix incorrect docs on mc_category_key.
  • I18n: Missing translator function. Props @DAnn2012.


  • Bug fix: JS error breaking add new location in event editor.
  • Bug fix: Imported settings should not strip HTML from templates.
  • Revert: InnoDB change in version 3.5.5 created unanticipated problems.


  • Bug fix: Templates rendered incorrectly when search-friendly permalinks disabled.
  • Bug fix: Clear PHP warning if no future dates in export generation.
  • Bug fix: Only show Pro promo inside My Calendar pages.
  • Bug fix: Remove support for InnoDB search on pre 5.5 MySQL; add support for Fulltext search on InnoDB otherwise.
  • Bug fix: Event title not rendered unless ‘read more’ enabled.
  • Bug fix: Category color styles cache deleted in wrong place.
  • Change: Move sqlite check to existing db engine check function.


  • Bug fix: One further case where legacy templating could return invalid value in event details.


  • Bug fix: Adjust CSS for themes that set inputs to a fixed height.
  • Bug fix: JS in ajax navigation needs to only select first child of cells.
  • Bug fix: Omit the current day border on single day views.
  • Bug fix: Execute mc_get_details() regardless of whether there are already details.
  • Try: Sqlite fix for Playground in upcoming events widget.


  • Bug fix: If setting to link to event page enabled, event wrapper was not added.
  • Bug fix: Incorrect kses on Mini calendar widget removed too much information.
  • Bug fix: Category filters did not remove existing filter when adding categories.
  • Bug fix: PHP templating rendered event details when linking to external URL.
  • Bug fix: Fix handling of custom templates with legacy templating when passed via settings.
  • Addition: class ‘today-event’ for events occurring on the current day.


  • Bug fix: Mini calendar widget stripped out select, option, and input.
  • Bug fix: Upcoming Events list showed out-of-query events.
  • Update: Support sqlite to enable demo support in Playground.


  • Major change: Remove CSS style editor and style migration functions.
  • Major change: Remove CSS and Icon backup functions.
  • Major change: Upcoming events list now returns fixed numbers of events by default.
  • Major change: Location data only fetched from location table, no longer saved to event table.
  • Major change: Implement responsive table CSS & JS.
  • Major change: Introduce PHP templating.
  • Major change: Rewrite all additional stylesheet skins.
  • Change: Selecting a stylesheet is now optional.
  • Change: Add autocompletion for country selection.
  • Change: Make modal view the default pop-up view.
  • Change: Improve HTML semantics in event display.
  • Change: Switch popup triggers to buttons.
  • Change: Navigation controls are always controls; don’t switch to span when active.
  • Change: Replace ical generation with spatie/icalendar-generator.
  • Feature: Add card view.
  • Feature: Style variable previews.
  • Feature: Add importer to import events from The Events Calendar.
  • Feature: Add support for featured image on locations.
  • Breaking change: mc_event_classes() now echos classes. Use mc_get_event_classes() to return.
  • Bug fix: Prevent My Calendar post types from showing up in export tool. Props @carstenbach.
  • Performance: Use fragment caching to reduce duplicate db queries.
  • Performance: Prevent infinite date navigation in calendar navigation tools.
  • Performance/SEO: Only output Schema on main event views, not in widgets.
  • Support Yoast schema engine (props @joostdevalk)
  • Update to WPCS 3 (props @joostdevalk)
  • Many, many minor visual changes to improve consistency.


  • Security: Fix XSS scripting issue (shortcode parsing) reported by Patchstack.
  • Security: Fix XSS scripting issue (event creation and output) reported by WPScan.


  • Bug fix: Date validation function applied a timezone offset by mistake, causing functions detecting the current day to sometimes return the wrong day.


  • Security: Fix unauthorized SQL injection vulnerability. Update as soon as possible. Props Tenable.


  • Bug fix: Settings that allow HTML were aggressively sanitized, stripping HTML.
  • Bug fix: Location field should not be disabled in shortcode generator when has value.
  • Bug fix: Provide easier access to calendar page in shortcode generator.
  • Bug fix: (Design) Fix change of month heading in mini calendar.
  • Bug fix: Fix month number enumeration in date classes.
  • Bug fix: Improve counting of events in upcoming events lists.
  • Docs: Documentation on mc_get_uri filter incorrect.
  • Change: Pass $event object to mc_return_uri filter.


  • Feature: Add {edit_link} template tag for admin email notifications.
  • Feature: Support filtering locations by ID when available.
  • I18n: Make security information texts more consistent.
  • Bug fix: Fix minor layout issues in admin grid view.
  • Bug fix: Fix script load in admin grid view. Support modals.
  • Bug fix: Update location configuration logic. Props @joergpe.


  • Bug fix: missing space between attributes caused entire attribute string to fail wp_kses test.
  • Bug fix: Force variable types in a couple of function returns.
  • Bug fix: Use a persistent MySQL connection when accessing a remote DB. Props @joergpe.
  • Bug fix: Add new categories to primary selector on creation.


  • Bug fix: Fix issue with AJAX search within calendar navigation elements.
  • Bug fix: Extra EOL possible in iCal output.
  • Bug fix: Categories were passed with icons to iCal, leaving duplicated category names after HTML was stripped.
  • Bug fix: Remove quoted-printable from iCal encoding.
  • Bug fix: Deprecated argument error in calendar settings.


  • Bug fix: Only render event title filters when processing the event.
  • Bug fix: mc_inner_content filter should run whenever description content is displayed.
  • Bug fix: mc_inner_content filter should not override disclosure close buttons.
  • Bug fix: If a theme uses H1 for widgets, replace with H2 instead of removing.
  • Bug fix: Hidden event redirect could fire on non-event pages.
  • Bug fix: PHP 8.1 compatibility fix.
  • Bug fix: allow {color} and {inverse} template tags in style attributes.
  • Bug fix: Cache busting on reset.css broken.
  • Docs: Some docs fixes.
  • Docs: Move some additional template tags to the uncommon tags array.
  • Change: Update microformat classes to remove ‘.fn’ (collision with block editor footnotes.)
  • Change: Updates to search mechanisms for advanced search (Pro).
  • Change: Add baseline CSS for search results in reset.css


  • Bug fix: Redirect single page for calendar to canonical location based on permalink settings.
  • Bug fix: Remove .mcjs class for every calendar on page.
  • Change: Pass event count to search results filter.


  • Bug fix: Restore missing ‘gmap’ option.
  • Bug fix: Set width/height on category SVGs in event manager.
  • Bug fix: Accessibility data inconsistently passed from front-end submissions.
  • Bug fix: Use excerpts by default in iCal. props @masonwolf
  • Bug fix: Use details link by default in iCal. props @masonwolf
  • Bug fix: Single ical exports need to use correct date, not series start date. props @masonwolf
  • Bug fix: Series ical exports need to use root URL, not first instance URL. props @masonwolf


  • Bug fix: Discrepancy in query arguments for event status counts and event lists.
  • Bug fix: When publishing an event, remove any spam flag in place without requiring extra step.
  • Bug fix: Use front-end links for delete and edit if viewed from front-end in Pro.
  • Change: Add filter to enable RSS feeds for My Calendar post types.
  • Security hardening: Move sanitizing earlier in numerous locations.


  • Bug fix: Don’t send admin edit link to public submitters.
  • Bug fix: Unset ‘current’ keyword when replaced with user ID in MySQL query.
  • Change: Hide adminbar when embedding calendar in iframe.


  • Change: when mc_id not passed, display next event if there is one, rather than always the nearest event.
  • Change: minify admin JS.
  • Change: combine admin event ajax and category ajax into one file.
  • Bug fix: Use user-supplied alt attributes from Pro when image provided via URL.
  • Bug fix: Invalid canonical value when mc_id not passed.
  • Bug fix: Get event data earlier when processing post responses. Fixes undeclared variable error.
  • Bug fix: Pass event ID into submission data when editing an event. [Pro]
  • Bug fix: Fix final week recurring patterns in iCal exports. Props @masonwolf.


  • Bug fix: Exit without attempting to call category icons if database value is empty.
  • Bug fix: Set canonical URLs when mc_id parameter is not set.
  • Bug fix: Don’t apply timezone offsets when creating recur rules.
  • Bug fix: Saved custom templates were overwritten when updating settings that include templates.
  • Bug fix: Event element allow lists mismatched on initial check and final check.


  • Bug fix: Duplicate ID attributes on category SVG icons.
  • Bug fix: Weekday recurring events used wrong basis for date addition.


  • Bug fix: List view with grouped lists and modal JS enabled did not trigger modal.
  • Bug fix: Add Event adminbar link should not depend on the My Calendar ID being set.
  • Bug fix: If no calendar is located, automatically create a new calendar page.
  • Bug fix: Location relationships were not created between locations and location posts.
  • Feature: Add support for map links using alternate mapping services. Embedded maps still only available via Google.


  • Bug fix: Don’t show edit event link to users who don’t have permission to edit events.
  • Bug fix: Send front-end editing link when submitting from the front end. [Pro].
  • Bug fix: Fix AJAX notices in event importer [Pro].
  • Bug fix: Comment corrections & removal of unused variables.


  • Bug fix: Two missed get_option references migrated to mc_get_option; fixes ability to skip events the occur on holidays.
  • Bug fix: Add setting & filter for hiding past dates on list view on initial load.
  • Docs: Update docs referencing ‘mc_is_url’ now that function is removed.
  • Add ‘check’ action in mc_check_data() to handle data verification without taking action.


  • Bug fix: Category classes on multibyte category names not rendered. (Props @sutefu23)
  • Bug fix: Current category classes failed for multiple selected classes. (Props @sutefu23)
  • Bug fix: Fix path references when using custom icon directories.
  • Bug fix: Don’t use icon transients when WP_DEBUG is true.
  • Bug fix: Fix sorting direction on secondary sorts in events list.
  • Bug fix: Fix aria-sort rendering in sortable tables.


  • Bug fix: Group event editor stripped HTML from content.
  • Bug fix: Clear PHP warning on ‘event_approved’
  • Bug fix: selected attribute stripped from select inputs in mc_kses_elements
  • Bug fix: Change wide field inputs to prevent exceeding size of containers
  • Change: Allow mc_admin_category_list() to work on front end for Pro.


  • Bug fix: Improve modal CSS: better support for multiline titles, adminbar, and avoiding collision with close button.
  • Bug fix: Modal should use single title, not current context title.
  • Bug fix: Intermediary headings when viewing multiple months in grid were not translated.
  • Bug fix: Add user notification if required function mime_content_type not available.
  • Bug fix: Add eventattendancemode parameter to JSON schema.
  • Change: Use ordinals for recurring events by days, for improved textual clarity.
  • Docs: Document a couple undocumented filters.
  • Security: Resolve four CSRF vulnerabilities in the admin. Props thiennv through Patchstack.


  • Bug fix: Overly general no-scroll selector on modal behaviors caused. Added prefix & specificity.
  • Bug fix: Wrong variable called for custom navigation items.
  • Bug fix: Verify that callable functions exist before calling them.
  • Bug fix: CSS Migration moved files into the wrong directory: move to correct directory.
  • Bug fix: Perform integrity checks on imported settings files.
  • Feature: Locate CSS migrated into wrong directory and offer to move them.


  • Bug fix: Revert fix that supported custom title formats in Full Site Editor, as it caused problems in some classic themes.
  • Bug fix: default_settings should only ever call add_option, not update_option. Resolves bug that could reset user’s settings if they had previously uninstalled.
  • Bug fix: Accidentally used sanitize_textarea_field on event content instead of wp_kses_post, which stripped HTML.


  • Bug fix: Fatal error in installation routine on multisite.
  • Bug fix: Broken popups in AJAX navigation on compact calendar.
  • Bug fix: Error in child descendant if multi-language events called.
  • Bug fix: Mis-called setting for default location.


  • Feature: import and export calendar settings.
  • Feature: Migrate CSS to custom file locations.
  • Feature: Add modal option for all popup views.
  • Feature: Copy to clipboard for help & shortcodes.
  • Feature: REST API support for outputting events.
  • Feature: New default stylesheet.
  • Feature: Support ‘current’ as an argument in a comma-separated list of users.
  • Bug fix: User category limits need to be configurable for all users who can add events.
  • Bug fix: User category limits should limit the categories selectable by users, not just those editable.
  • Bug fix: Default events screen says ‘All’ but only showed ‘Published’
  • Bug fix: Quick publish of a draft should keep user in draft events list.
  • Bug fix: Don’t repeat geolocation queries if a location does not have valid data.
  • Bug fix: Should only require ‘Add Events’ permissions to set user categories.
  • Bug fix: Category list did not filter out unavailable categories.
  • Bug fix: Location slug callback had bad typos.
  • Bug fix: Fix PHP notice if $templates not an array.
  • Bug fix: Fix JS for list view to handle if an event has a language change.
  • Bug fix: Mini URL used incorrectly.
  • Bug fix: If primary category is already private, no need to check whether a private category is asigned.
  • Bug fix: Dynamically manage color in SVG icons.
  • Bug fix: Delete post meta when dropping database on uninstall.
  • Bug fix: PHP 8.1. updates.
  • Bug fix: All day events not rendered correctly in iCal clients. Props @drjoeward.
  • Change: Manage settings in a single database option rather than individual options.
  • Change: Improved design on print view.
  • Change: Refresh undeprecated stylesheets.
  • Change: Deprecate older stylesheets.
  • Change: show category icons in event manager.
  • Change: Render CSS variables using wp_add_inline_style().
  • Change: Render My Calendar main output without shortcode on defined home location.
  • Change: Remove a couple very long deprecated functions.
  • Change: Don’t save default text settings; use coded fallbacks when empty.
  • Planning: Prep for removal of core CSS editing.
  • Planning: Prep work for new templating framework.
  • Planning: Updates to support future changes in My Calendar Pro.
  • Performance: caching of icon list data.
  • Accessibility: Improve aria-label patterns so user settings override.
  • Accessibility: Omit aria-label if link text is already unique.
  • Accessibility: Improve calendar navigation using AJAX.