20 jQuery Calendar and Date Picker Plugins

jQuery is the best JavaScript library because it’s easy to use, flexible and has a lot of tutorials and plugins allowing you to integrate nearly any front end function into your site.

Event calendars and date pickers are really useful plugins for web applications. Implementing a calendar in the web application is also made easy when using jQuery event calender and date picker plugins. In this article, i would like to share 20 really useful jQuery Calendar Date Picker Plugins that every web designers and developers should know.

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AJAX Booking Calendar Pro (jQuery Calendar Plugin)

This item is ideal if you want to add information about bookings to your rentals website. The Back End is easy to use and can be easily integrated into your own CMS as the Front End can be easily integrated into your website. Both Back End and Front End can be customized separately, and the number of usages on your webpage or website is unlimited. The Calendar comes with a PHP script, but any server side script can be used to load or to save data from any database.

BlueShoes JS DatePicker Component

The DatePicker lets users easily select valid dates from a dropdown calendar. No need to worry about date formats, by picking dates it’s always correct.

Date Range Picker using jQuery UI 1.7 and jQuery UI CSS Framework

Multiday Calendar Datepicker JQuery Plugin

Multi-day, multi-month animated datepicker jquery Calendar plugin that weighs in at 14KB with the uncompressed development version.

Unobtrusive Date-Picker Widget Update

A datePicker ( jquery Calendar) that is accessible using the keyboard, requires no embedded JavaScript blocks, uses no pop-up windows and is suitable for use within documents served as application/xhtml+xml.

Event Calendar

Event Calendar is a jquery Calendar and ColdFusion event calendar that works a lot like the Google Calendar system. With Event Calendar, you can share calendar information throughout your organization. There is also a simple user facade, that you can extend, to help control user rights.

FullCalendar

FullCalendar is a jQuery plugin that provides a full-sized, drag & drop calendar like the one below. It uses AJAX to fetch events on-the-fly for each month and is easily configured to use your own feed format (an extension is provided for Google Calendar).

iCal-like calendar

According to Stefano Verna’s web designer experience, one of the most common requests from clients when it comes to WordPress personalization, is to add a basic event calendar to their website.

jMonthCalendar

jMonthCalendar is a full month jquery Calendar that supports events. You simply initialize the calendar with options and an events array and it can handle the rest.

jQuery Datepicker

A datepicker can easily be added as a popup to a text field or inline in a division or span with appropriate default settings. The popup shows when the field gains focus and is closed by clicking on the Close link or clicking anywhere else on the page. You can also remove the datepicker widget if it is no longer required.

oCalendar -jquery Event Calendar Plugin

oCalendar is a jQuery plugin that allows you to add an event calendar to your sites or projects easily. You can add, edit and delete events from the client side.

jQuery Interactive Date Range Picker

This powerful date range picker is a modified version of jQuery UI’s Datepicker component. It has a quicker date selection from a list of preset dates/ranges and a smooth transitions. The latest version uses the jQuery UI 1.7 and jQuery UI CSS Framework. With the power of jQuery UI, user can now switch the calendar theme easily.

Plans

One installation of plans can support many calendars. Calendars can share information with each other. Each calendar is managed independently (unique password, custom options, custom look & feel).

Sexy jQuery Multiday Calendar Datepicker Plugin – jCal

jCal allows for a sequence of months to reside side by side and for the user to select a number of consecutive days.

timeago a jQuery plugin

Timeago is a jQuery plugin that makes it easy to support automatically updating fuzzy timestamps (e.g. “4 minutes ago” or “about 1 day ago”).

VCalendar

VCalendar (Virtual Web Calendar) is an open source Web calendar application for posting and maintaining events and schedules online, in calendar format. This is an excellent and free jquery Calendar solution for use by online Web communities and any commercial and non-commercial organizations. Unlike any other online calendars, VCalendar comes with source code in multiple programming languages: PHP, ASP and ASP.NET with potential for adding more technologies in the future.

wdCalendar

wdCalendar is a jquery based google calendar clone. It cover most google calendar features. User can choose to have a daily view, weekly view or monthly view. User can easily create, update or remove events by drag & drop. It is very simple to to integrate wdCalendar with a database.

Jquery Week Calendar

jQuery Week Calendar is a plugin which will include a weekly calendar in the web application. The events can be supplied as an array or JSON, and these events can be easily drag, drop and resize. There are a lot of options and event callbacks which you can refer through the official plugin page.

Timeline calendar

Timeline is simple JavaScript driven calendar, which is written on top of jQuery JavaScript framework. Timeline is a horizontal representation of days in month. It can be used to display unlimited number of events with their descriptions.

Those useful jquery Calendar and jquery datepicker plugins web designers, freelancers and bloggers should be aware of.