Plugin Reviews

Simple Calendar - Google Calendar Plugin

Add Google Calendar events to your WordPress site in minutes. Beautiful calendar displays. Mobile responsive.


239 reviews
Average Rating
3.9 out of 5 stars
Not perfect, but easy to tweak.
By , for WP 4.4

Does what it says it does. Needs some TLC on timezone issues, but otherwise is easy to use and configurable enough for most uses. Complex events and recurring schedules are difficult for any calendar app--this plugin handles the vast majority of events quite well.

Support forum is monitored and responded to timely.

Have only need using for a few weeks (starting with v3.0.8), so have not really experienced instability on updates.

was good, but every update causes problems
By ,

was good at first. then at one point an apparently major update meant I had to reconfigure get it back up and running, and couldn't get it to work as well as it originally did. Then a second major update that needs me to reconfigure everything once AGAIN, and I'm now set to uninstall, cos who wants to have to redo everything every time the dev decides they're going to redo the plugin once again

Does the trick, easy to use
By ,

Great plugin and great developer response. Thank you!

Well done - I recommend it
By , for WP 4.4

Like the Plugin title says it is a simple calendar which is easy to use and does what it is supposed to do.
Now with much more appearance config setting!!!
Great job.

Hijacking a userbase
By , for WP 4.3.1

Not that this plugin was ever good ad upgrading installs, but 3.x is not an upgrade, it is a new plugin.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/legacy-google-calendar-events/ does not import all legacy settings either, once the upgrade has been made.

Broken styles, not customizable.
By , for WP 4.3.1

Like many other commenters I've just upgraded the plugin on a client's site. Now the old style rules are broken, and the default styles are inline!
The plugin is now useless unless I want to rewrite it myself.

Absolutely Broken
By , for WP 4.3.1

I've used Google Calendar Events successfully for several years.

With the update to the so-called 'Simple Calendar' it's nearly unusable.

I tried reverting back to the previous version but the new update had made changes to the database that made downgrading impossible.

I'm very disappointed. I know this is a free plugin and you get what you pay for, but the developers of this plugin don't seem to have any idea what they're doing. Every release is vastly different both in coding and functionality.

Now, with this latest release I find it totally unusable for my needs. I'm going to have to start the search for a different plugin altogether.

Avoid this plugin altogether.

Was good, broken now - Please fix!
By , for WP 4.3.1

I was using this plugin with great success but the update of Nov 23, 2015 and the Dec 1, 2015 updates have crashed my non-profit site. I get a "fatal error" on various pages requiring me to disable this plug-in. I am very sad that these updates were a fail.

If it is fixed, I'll be glad to change my rating.

no support so far
By , for WP 4.3.1

No support even for donation to help resolve css issues for a broken calendar that has limited style options embedded this is no longer simple.

Goodbye Google Calendar
By , for WP 4.3.1

Who remembers the "All-in-One Event Calendar" Time.ly? This plugin was the darling of the Community WordPress. But one day, the team began to make things difficult, leaving the plugin swollen and heavy and full of irreparable bugs. And users started to say goodbye to Time.ly - and today fell to three-star. Not It was worse because fake reviews still say beautiful things.

This time, Google Calendar Events who was so loved by WordPress community to be as simple plugin, broke the site of the world. If they were more experts, they would have made a new plugin with the best features, keeping this the way it was. But that's not what happened.

It is impossible to do everything we did before. Even a "day of the phrase" with "period" it was possible to add on the site with a few clicks on mobile, transmitted directly to the site. Today no more!

Finally, I wish success to the team. But I believe that just as happened with the Time.ly and many others, the little stars will start to decrease with the dissatisfaction of many people. Including me.

My luck is that I had another site that had not been updated. Now I will download it and save it with great care and affection.

Goodbye Google Calendar. It was good while it lasted.

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