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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.

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Solid, very usable, easily styled!
By , for WP 4.2

This plugin is very flexible, giving you a lot of options for displaying the events feed (and many choices of where to place it: sidebar widget, on a post or page using a shortcode, or just use the dedicated page it generates for the feed). It's also painless to use—I'd have no qualms passing on a WordPress install with this plugin on to a non-technical person, if they're able to manage WordPress itself.

This plugin accesses the Calendar feed server-side and caches all of that data locally (configurable cache expiration). The various display options give you plenty of choice how to display the information: calendar grid? Agenda-style list of events? Daily listing? How many events in the list, or how far into the past or future should it load by default?

The event builder is a nice touch: you can manually specify what information about an event is listed and how it's presented (on hover in the calendar grid, or directly in an agenda/list-style display). One nice addition here would be to allow the end date to display conditionally that it's not equal to the start date (otherwise display only the time). But it's not necessary to use that if the generation options are enough.

It was also very easy to customise the styling of the display to fit our theme/website design. Good, useful CSS classes, just the right amount of detail to specify custom CSS without having to hack one's way around selectors. Mind you, I used the custom CSS box in our theme, I don't know how easy it is to insert custom CSS without editing the plugin's or theme's CSS (or creating a child theme) if the theme doesn't have this kind of option, so perhaps an input in the options to add custom CSS would be a nice touch?

One very small feature we would have liked would be a way of generating an "Add to Google Calendar" link for the entire feed (or combination of feeds), so that users could add our calendar to their "Other Calendars" list on their GCal page. It was easy to work around for us (added a text widget in the sidebar right after the calendar + some CSS to make them look like a single widget; in pages, just added a link following the shortcode), but it would be a convenient options in GCE.

Excellent work
By ,

Great plugin and very good support!

Great complementary plug-in for Google Calendar
By , for WP 4.1.1

I was nervous to use a free plug-in to automate our webinars using google calendar. However, the fantastic ratings for the plug-in gave me a lot of assurance.
Setting up was a breeze and the number of configurations along with professional documentation increased my confidence further.
Finally when I posted a question on the support forum, I got a response very quickly and helped solve my need perfectly.
I couldn't have asked for more from a plug-in. Definitely endorse the plug-in and the support behind it!

Excellent solution for displaying a google calendar on your website
By , for WP 4.1.1

A little bit complicated to set up but the instructions are clear. It would be nice if the appearance was customizeable without resorting to custom css. But functionally it's great.

Great plug-in ..
By , for WP 4.1.1

.. with great support. Thank you!

Does its job
By , for WP 4.1.1

Needed a simple plugin to pull content from Google Calendar. This does everything I needed and more, while not being overloaded with useless features. Very easy to tweak CSS to fit the site. A+ plugin.

Great tool and easy to use
By , for WP 4.1.1

Easy plugin, where you can have both a listing and a Google calendar grid on your website.

Great Calendar Plugin
By , for WP 4.1.1

Sleek looking, easy to configure, and great support. Look no further!

Super nice calendar
By , for WP 4.1.1

After trying endless solutions with all kinds of calendar plugins, this has been the easiest way for my clients to mantain: they don't even need to log into the site (they do it directly from their calendar apps) and I can configure the output I want in every situation (even merging calendar feeds in one single calendar grid!).

Also, very nice support.

Good plugin
By , for WP 4.1.1

highly configurable;
easy to combine multiple calender feeds
nice widget

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