Searching for the best WordPress event calendar plugin? In our hands-on Sugar Calendar review, I’m going to take a look at a newly-revamped plugin from Sandhills Development, the same team behind the popular Easy Digital Downloads and AffiliateWP plugins (and previously the Restrict Content Pro membership plugin, before selling it to another company).
Overall, Sugar Calendar focuses on offering all of the important features that most people need in a really lightweight approach with a simple interface and settings area (and clean code, which developers will appreciate).
Personally, I like this approach as it keeps things simple, lightweight, and bloat-free. With the premium version, you’ll also still be able to access advanced features such as paid ticketing (via Stripe or WooCommerce), calendar integrations, front-end event submissions, and more.
All in all, if you’re looking for a lightweight, extensible event calendar plugin from a well-established WordPress development company, Sugar Calendar is a great option to consider.
Keep reading our Sugar Calendar review for a hands-on look at everything that it has to offer. Here’s everything that we’ll cover:
Sugar Calendar Review: Feature List
I’ll show you all of the features in detail, but here’s a quick rundown of what Sugar Calendar offers for free:
- Create unlimited events – each event gets its own dedicated page
- Display events in unlimited calendars
- Integrate with form plugins to create event registration forms
- Display event locations on Google Maps
And with the premium version, you can:
- Create recurring events
- Sell event tickets via Stripe or WooCommerce
- Link events to external URLs (e.g. a Zoom meeting link)
- Integrate with popular calendar services (Google Calendar, iCal, etc.)
- Create front-end event submission forms
Sugar Calendar Pricing
Sugar Calendar comes in both a free version at WordPress.org as well as a premium version. Beyond that, there are also free and premium add-ons.
The free add-ons are as follows:
- WP All Import integration to import events from CSV
- Google Maps integration to display event locations on Google Maps
- Integrations with Gravity Forms and Ninja Forms to create event registration forms
And here are the Pro add-ons:
- Front-end event submissions
- Event URLs
- Event ticketing
- Calendar feed integrations with Google Calendar, iCal, and more
You can purchase the core premium version starting at $29 for use on a single site, which includes premium features such as recurring events but does not include the Pro add-ons.
To access the Pro add-ons, you can either pay $89 for one year of support/updates or $249 for lifetime support/updates. Both of these plans
This article was written by Colin Newcomer and originally published on WPKube.