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Simple Upcoming Events


Displays a list of posts for upcoming events.
Event dates are specifed as “date” Custom Field.
Depends on NO external services like Google Calendar.


When you publish a new post, add a Custom Field named “date”, and set its value to the date the event will take place (i.e. “2010-05-02”). That’s it!

Optionally, you can specify the name of the event with a Custom Field named “event-name”. If you don’t specify that, the title of the post is used as the name of the event.


  1. Upload simple-upcoming-events.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Add ‘Simple Upcoming Events’ widget through ‘Appearance’ > ‘Widgets’ menu.

Contributors & Developers

“Simple Upcoming Events” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Removed usage of date_create, which was added in PHP 5.2, to support PHP 4.


  • Added “event-name” Custom Field.
  • Better adjustment for themes.


  • Being more forgiving of different date formats of date Custom Field like “2009.9.27” or “2009/09/27”
  • Showing reference of date format in a new window.