Sugar Calendar (Lite)


Most event calendar plugins are either way too simple, or extremely overly complex and bloated. Sugar Calendar is designed to be simple, light weight, and provide just the major features you need for event management.


  • Simple Event Management
  • Ajax Enabled Calendar View
  • Events Custom Post Type
  • Simple Event Configuration
  • Easily Set Event Dates
  • Easily Set Event Start and End Time
  • A short code for showing the calendar of events
  • Events Archive, Listed by Date of Occurrence
  • Large and small calendar views
  • Event categories
  • Widgets for displaying calendars and event filters

Extended Features

The full version of this plugin is available for purchase, and adds a simple recurring events feature.


Sugar Calendar Lite has been translated into:

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Serbian
  • Swedish

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  • Event calendar
  • Single event display
  • Event list in admin
  • Event configuration


  1. Upload the ‘sugar-calendar-lite’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/” directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the new Events post type and create some events
  4. Display the calendar on any page with [sc_events_calendar]
  5. View the archive of events at


Can I have recurring events?

The non-lite version has recurring options for weekly, monthly, and yearly events.

Can I display Google Maps with my Events?

Yes, there is a free add-on plugin for showing maps. This add-on works with both lite and full versions of Sugar Calendar.

Can I have event registration forms?

I have built a free add-on that provides integration with the very popular Gravity Forms plugin.


Very Good !!!

Very usefull. I paid for pro version and it does excactly that it says. !!!! I translated (the pro version) in greek language

works great

I love the simplicity of this plug-in. Some events plug-ins have way too many options and it can get overwhelming to my content administrators. The premium version is not that expense either, but in most cases... the free will will be all you need.
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Contributors & Developers

“Sugar Calendar (Lite)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • New features from Standard!


  • Added categories taxonomy (from Standard)
  • Added widgets (from Standard)
  • Added end-time (from Standard)
  • Added settings page (from Standard)
  • Added feed support (from Standard)
  • Added license key & beta opt-in (from Standard)
  • Minor tweaks to plugin naming & verbiage

  • Updated sc_before_event_content action and sc_after_event_content action to run on archive pages as well as singular event pages.


  • Fixed an incorrect variable name
  • Added Spanish translation files


  • Replaced the dashboard menu with a dashicon, props Devin Walker


  • Fixed a bug with Week Start Day being set to Monday


  • Fixed a bug with the Year/Month drop down
  • Fixed an undefined index error


  • Fixed a display issue with some months
  • Fixed a javascript error
  • Fixed an issue with child elements when loading the calendar via ajax


First release of lite version.