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Archives Calendar Widget

Archives widget that makes your monthly archives look like a calendar on the sidebar.

Archives widget that make your monthly archives look like a calendar on the sidebar. If you have a lot of archives that takes a lot of space on your sidebar this widget is for you. Display your archives as a compact calendar, entirely customizable with CSS.


  • Displays monthly archives as a compact year calendar
  • Show/hide monthly post count
  • Entirely customizable with CSS
  • 4 themes included (with .less files)
  • Localized EN/FR/ES (.PO/.MO powered)
  • Shortcode support
  • jQuery animated with possibility to use your own JS code.

Not just a widget, if your theme does not support widgets, you can use this calendar by calling its function:


you can also configure it:

$args= array(
    'next_text' => '>',
    'prev_text' => '<',
    'post_count' => true,

next_text: text showing on the next year button, can be empty or HTML to use with Font Awesome for example.

prev_text: just like next_text but for previous year button.

post_count: true to show the number of posts for each month, false to hide it. If you hide post count with CSS, set to false to avoid counting posts uselessly.

Also a SHORTCODE Use the shortcode to show Archives Calendar in the text widget: [arcalendar next_text=">" prev_text="<" post_count="true"] In some cases the support of shortcodes in the text widget has to be activated in the plugin settings


By default the plugin will include jQuery library and it's default css file into your theme. If your theme already uses jQuery please disable it the plugin's Settings.

Note that if you modify the default CSS file to skin the calendar, you will lose all your changes on the next update, I recommend you to copy css style into you default CSS file.


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Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.3
Last Updated: 2013-12-13
Downloads: 4,414


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