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Google Calendar Events

Parses Google Calendar feeds and displays the events as a calendar grid or list on a page, post or widget.

2.3.0 - August 24, 2015

  • Fix: Improve timezone handling when sending a request to Google.
  • Tweak: Reintroduced imagesloaded library to improve compatibility with themes using Isotope and Masonry.

2.2.91 - August 18, 2015

  • Fix: Calendar not working correctly with custom date range grid after 2.2.9 changes.

2.2.9 - August 14, 2015

  • Fix: Event links pointing to Google Calendar have a timezone argument from feed setting.
  • Fix: Improved assets loading, only load scripts on posts and pages that have a calendar.
  • Localization: Updated Norwegian translations.

2.2.8 - August 7, 2015

  • Fix: Improved security when saving plugin settings.
  • Fix: Added URL encoding to fix some issues with API keys containing special characters.
  • Tweak: Use calendar feed timezone or website timezone (default calendar).

2.2.7 - July 31, 2015

  • Feature: Added an 'Add Calendar' button to quickly add a shortcode in posts.
  • Fix: Reverted register scripts hook to init.
  • Localization: Updated French translations.
  • Tweak: Flush permalinks on plugin activation and deactivation.
  • Tweak: Added [if-not-location] event builder conditional shortcode.
  • Tweak: Added a 'gce_no_events_message_text' filter when no events are found.
  • Tweak: Added a clear cache bulk action for clearing caches of multiple feeds.

2.2.6 - July 16, 2015

  • Plugin performs a requirements check to ensure users are running a recent version of WordPress.
  • Added '.gce-has--events' class to count events in each day in grid display.
  • Removed unnecessary imagesLoaded JS library (optional dependency of the qTip2 library).
  • Fixed a bug with the start month of the custom date range grid view.
  • Fixed a bug with backslashes in date ant time custom format inputs.
  • Fixed scripts and styles loading issues.
  • Fixed bugs when custom date range values were left blank.
  • Added Russian translation provided by Vadim Reutskiy.
  • Added Swedish translation provided by Familjedaghemmet Chicos.
  • Tested up to WordPress 4.3.

2.2.5 - April 22, 2015

  • Updated calls to add_query_arg to prevent any possible XSS attacks.
  • Fixed bug with fatal error in rare cases by rearragning order of plugin file includes.
  • Fixed bug with navigation links sometimes returning -1.
  • Corrected typo with paging links title attributes.

2.2.4 - April 6, 2015

  • Updated French translation files.
  • Fixed Catalan translation files.
  • Fixed encoding bug with [maps-link] new window attribute.

2.2.3 - March 26, 2015

  • Fixed bug with the "More details..." link encoding.
  • Added note about total event limit of 2,500 now enforced by the Google Calendar API.
  • Updated earliest feed event date default to 1 (one) month back.
  • 0 (zero) value now allowed for earliest and latest feed event dates (sets them to the current date).
  • Minor public script improvements.
  • Added Brazilian Portuguese translation files.
  • Updated jQuery UI datepicker CSS CDN reference for feed settings pages.
  • Tested up to WordPress 4.2. - March 17, 2015

  • Option to always enqueue scripts & styles now enabled by default.

2.2.2 - March 15, 2015

  • Added option to always enqueue scripts and styles on every post and page.
  • Added custom date range grid option to display modes.
  • Added option to disable the plugin CSS file.
  • Fixed bug with list intervals.
  • Fixed bug with event list showing past events.
  • Minor public JavaScript performance updates.

2.2.1 - February 28, 2015

  • Enqueue scripts & styles on all posts & pages temporarily until better detection can be put in place.
  • Fixed GCal ID encoding in feed settings.
  • Updated Italian translation.
  • Updated French translation.

2.2.0 - February 25, 2015

  • Added custom date range options.
  • Added option to hide tooltips on grid display.
  • Added additional save button at the bottom of the feed settings.
  • Performance updates to script enqueues.
  • Updated Catalan translation files.
  • Updated list output logic.
  • Fixed bug with multi-day events sometimes not showing up in list view.
  • Fixed bug with calendar ID field not getting encoded.
  • Fixed bug with tooltips scrolling on mobile.
  • Fixed bug with Google Hangout event links.
  • Fixed bug with widget settings not being unique.
  • Widget UI enhancements.
  • Feed settings UI enhancements.
  • Error messaging updates.
  • Security improvements.


  • Restructured next and back paging navigation script.
  • Updated Italian translation files.

  • More tooltip (qTip2) effects & styling.


  • Fixed bug with tooltip (qTip2) in some cases by now including it's imagesLoaded script.
  • Tooltip style improvements.
  • Tooltip minified JS map file now included.
  • Updated French translation.
  • Updated Lithuanian translation.
  • Fix bug with grouped-list multi-day event title.
  • Fix bug when saving a bulk edit.


  • Updated jQuery tooltip library to qTip2. Previously using unmaintained original qTip library.


  • Reverted CSS enqueue change.
  • Added Catalan translation - Provided by Toni Ginard & Monica Grau of agora.xtec.cat.
  • Updated AJAX security code.
  • Fixed bug with calendar ID field not trimming extra spaces.
  • Updated French translation - Pull Request by @Jojaba
  • Tested up to WordPress 4.1.


  • Only load plugin scripts and stylesheets when the viewable page is rendering output from this plugin.
  • Fixed bugs with simple display options.
  • Added better error checking and output options to help in debugging GCal feeds.
  • Added Dutch translation - Provided by Henri van Werkhoven.


  • Fixed bug with quick edit clearing out feed settings.
  • Fix bug with pagination creating extra DOM elements.
  • Localization string fixes - Pull Request by @Jojaba
  • Added HTML to group events of the same day semantically - Pull Request by @martinburchell
  • Fixed bug with [cal-id] event builder code.
  • Add in post data resets.


  • Fixed bug with all day events not displaying.
  • Added missing timezone parameter to internal query.


  • Updated to use Google Calendar API version 3. Version 2 deprecated on Nov. 17, 2014.

  • As of Nov. 17, 2014 the GCal API v2 is deprecated, which breaks all calendar feed displays. This update will temporarily hide the display while we work on a solution that uses GCal API v3.


  • Events will now display if it hasn't ended yet for list views.
  • Fixed bug with date() call causing a display error in some cases.
  • Fixed bug with with widget tooltip text display.
  • Added cache clearing on upgrade.
  • Added filters for Previous and Next link text.
  • Internationalization and language file updates.
  • Simplified text domain function.
  • Added Lithuanian translation - Provided by Andrius Mazeika of mazeika.info.

  • Reverted previous bug fix that introduced new bugs.

  • Added Polish translation - Provided by MichaƂ Pasternak of iplweb.pl.
  • Updated Italian translation.
  • Updated French translation.
  • Fixed bug with date() call causing a display error in some cases.
  • Minor bug fixes.


  • Added minimum and maximum feed date options to fix event display issues and boost performance.
  • Fixed a caching issue to increase performance.
  • Fixed bug where backslashes kept getting added to event titles that already contained single quotes when navigating through pages in widget.

  • Fix timezone issue.


  • Fixed display bug with event date and grouped lists.
  • Fixed broken paging links when feed IDs contain spaces between them.
  • Fixed bug with start offset and grouped lists not working properly.
  • Fixed bug where clear cache link was showing on any type of CPT.
  • Added German translation - Provided by Stefanie Drucker of kreativhuhn.at.
  • Added Norwegian translation - Provided by Tore Hjartland of aliom.no.


  • Added option to show/hide paging.
  • Added option to limit display to any number of days or events per page.
  • Added option to set the start date offset any number of days back or ahead (list view).
  • Removed retrieve events from/until options now that display limit options will be used.
  • Removed max number of events to retrieve option.
  • Added shortcode attribute 'paging'.
  • Added shortcode attribute 'interval'.
  • Added shortcode attribute 'interval_count'.
  • Added shortcode attribute 'offset_interval_count'.
  • Added shortcode attribute 'offset_direction'.
  • Updated shortcode 'display' attribute to allow a value of 'grouped-list'.
  • Date no longer shows up for the title (list view).
  • HTML restructured to use div tags instead of an unordered list (list view).
  • Nav bar HTML (Back/Next links and month title) restructured to use div tags instead of span and percentages.
  • Moved clear cache button and changed style.
  • Added Italian translation - Provided by Francesco Paccagnella of pacca.it.
  • Added French translation - Provided by Vincent Bray.
  • Fixed PHP error during upgrade.
  • Fixed cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability.
  • JavaScript restructured to fit more in line with best practices.
  • Remove unused admin script file.

  • Fixed bug where retrieve from/until dates were accidentally removed.


  • Fixed bug where calendar feed caches weren't getting cleared properly.
  • Fixed feed settings metabox content wrapping issue.


  • Added Spanish translation - Provided by Eduardo Larequi of educacion.navarra.es/web/pnte/.
  • Fixed timezone issues by forcing calendar feeds to use the timezone selected in the site's General Settings. Feed-specific timezone setting removed.
  • Fixed a bug with recurring events display.
  • Fixed an upgrade bug with multiple day events.


  • Fixed display errors with certain event builder shortcodes.
  • Added language folder.


  • Plugin rewritten from scratch.
  • Now using custom post types for storing and customizing Google calendar feeds.
  • Introduced the shortcode [gcal] (old shortcode still supported).

  • Include missing file: upgrade-notice.php.


  • Added warning about upcoming version 2.0 release.
  • Added option to save settings upon uninstall.
  • Tested with WordPress 4.0.


  • Fixed a bug causing the "More details" Google Calendar information to be displayed in the wrong timezone
  • Fixed a bug that prevented setting the cache duration to 0 from working correctly
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Ajax from working with FORCE_SSL_ADMIN enabled
  • Now uses wp_enqueue_scripts


  • Fixed bug causing AJAX enabled calendar grids to not function correctly
  • Fixed bug causing all-day events from outside required date range to be displayed
  • Fixed bug causing tooltip date title heading setting to be ignored
  • Added further data sanitisation on output
  • Feeds with no events will now be cached to prevent HTTP requests on every page load


  • Fixed bug causing event dates / times to be displayed in the wrong timezone
  • Changed the [link-path] Event Display Builder shortcode to [url]
  • Fixed an Opera specific CSS issue causing page lists to be hidden
  • Lists can now be displayed in descending or ascending order
  • Added [event-id] and [cal-id] Event Display Builder shortcodes
  • Added an offset parameter for date / time based Event Display Builder shortcodes
  • Added an autolink parameter for enabling / disabling automatic linking of URLs
  • Added gce-day-past or gce-day-future classes to calendar grid cells
  • Cleaned up CSS


  • Drastically reduced memory usage
  • Improved feed data caching system
  • Improved error reporting
  • General performance and efficiency improvements
  • Added a few more shortcodes to the event display builder
  • Other miscellaneous changes / additions and bug fixes


  • Added event display builder feature, which vastly improves the customization possibilities of the plugin. This feature encompasses many of the most requested features, such as:
    • All-day events can be handled differently than 'normal' events
    • Start and end times / dates can be displayed on the same line (as can any other event information)
    • HTML (and Markdown) entered in Google Calendar fields can be properly parsed
  • Start and end times for retrieval of events are now much more flexible
  • A custom error message for non-admin users can now be specified
  • No longer loads SimplePie when it is not required


  • Fix / workaround for the long-running timezone bug. Please take a look at this for more information.
  • Added additional 'Maximum no. events to display' option to widget / shortcode (mainly to address a further issue caused by the above fix)
  • i18n related bug fix
  • Added support for widget_title filter (courtesy of James)
  • Added Hungarian (hu_HU) translation (danieltakacs)
  • Now using minified version of jQuery qTip script


  • More control over how start and end dates / times are displayed
  • Events can now be limited to a specified timeframe (number of days)
  • Events on the same day in lists can now be shown under a single date title
  • JavaScript can now be added to the footer rather than the header, via an option
  • The 'Loading...' text can now be customized
  • Description text can now be limited to a specified number of words
  • Multi-day events can be shown on each day that they span (sort of)
  • Bug fixes
  • i18n / l10n fixes


  • l10n / i18n fixes. Dates should now be localized correctly and should maintain localization after an AJAX request
  • MU / Multi-site issues. Issues preventing adding of feeds have been addressed


  • Now allows events from multiple Google Calendar feeds to be displayed on a single calendar grid / list
  • Internationalization support added


  • Added option to allow 'More details' links to open in new window / tab.
  • Added option to choose a specific timezone for each feed
  • Line breaks in an event description will now be preserved
  • Fixed a bug casing the title to not be displayed on lists
  • Other minor bug fixes


  • Added customization options for how information is displayed.
  • Can now display: start time, end time and date, location, description and event link.
  • Tooltips now using qTip jQuery plugin.


  • More bug fixes.


  • Several bug fixes, including fixing JavaScript problems that prevented tooltips appearing.


  • Bug fixes.


  • Fix to prevent conflicts with other plugins.
  • Changes to readme.txt.


  • Initial release.

Requires: 3.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.3
Last Updated: 2015-8-26
Active Installs: 60,000+


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