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MF Gig Calendar

A simple event calendar created for musicians but useful for anyone. Supports multi-day events, styled text, links, images, and more.

I'm Matthew Fries (that's where the MF in MF Gig Calendar comes from) and I'm a NYC jazz pianist and part-time web developer. I developed this plugin because I wanted a flexible and easy to use performance calendar for my own music website. In the process I tried to create something that would work for more than just musicians. I've added a few features since it started:

Current Features

  • beginning and end dates for multiple-day events
  • WordPress's WYSIWYG editor for the event description so you can include styled text, links, images and other media in your event list
  • a duplicate function to make it easier if you have a repeating event that you don't want to re-enter over and over
  • an RSS feed
  • a widget to list a few upcoming events in the sidebar
  • an archive to view past events by year
  • supports localization (waiting on translations...)
  • shortcode variables to customize the output

The calendar can be placed in any PAGE or POST on your WordPress site - even in more than one place. Just include the following short code where you want the calendar to appear:


Requires WordPress 3.3 or newer because of the changes to the WordPress WYSIWYG editor. Personally tested up to 4.1.

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As a general rule I've tried to keep this as simple and flexible as possible. If you're a musician and you want really fancy - ticketing info, mapping, tour grouping, and all the bells and whistles you can stand - you should check out "Gigs Calendar" by Dan Coulter over at blogsforbands.com. It's a great plugin that I've also used quite a few times on other sites that has all kinds of cool features specific to musicians and fans. Really, it's great.

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1.16
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 2,000+


4.9 out of 5 stars


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