Events Calendar Made Simple – Pie Calendar


The Most Flexible Events Calendar Plugin for WordPress

Pie Calendar lets you effortlessly turn any post on your WordPress site into an event, making it visible on a user-friendly front-end calendar. It doesn’t lock you into any post type – use the default WordPress posts or pages, or create your own Custom Post Type (CPT).

This plugin is crafted with careful thought, ensuring an event management system that’s lean, powerful, and incredibly flexible. Whether it’s a page, post, or CPT, any post on your site can be turned into an event and featured on your calendar in a matter of minutes.

Watch our 4-minute Quick Start Guide:

Create Events in Record Time

Work directly in the WordPress Editor with existing posts and interfaces you’re already familiar with.

There’s no external editor or custom interface to learn. In a matter of minutes, you can turn any post into an event on your calendar.

Unlike other event calendar plugins that overwhelm you with options and features you’ll never need, Pie Calendar is intentionally stripped down. Our features let you create an event listing website that is as simple or as complex you need.


  1. Turn Any Post Into an Event: Within minutes, convert any post on your site into an event that appears on your front-end calendar.
  2. Works With Any Post Type or CPT: Use default WordPress posts or pages, or create your own CPT. Pie Calendar offers you total flexibility.
  3. Single, Multi-day, All Day Events: Set your events for a single day, span them across multiple days, or enable all-day events.
  4. Multiple Views: Pick from regular monthly calendar view, week views, list views, or even a single day view.
  5. Custom Field Support: Already have your own custom fields for Date and Time via Advanced Custom Fields or Meta Box? No problem! Pie Calendar can use custom fields for event date and time.
  6. Recurring Events (Pro): With flexible recurrence options, you can set your events to repeat as needed – every few days, weeks, or on a specific day every month.
  7. Color-Coded Events (Pro): Give your events a unique color to make them stand out on the front-end or for enhanced organization.
  8. WooCommerce & EDD Support (Pro): Transform any WooCommerce product or EDD Download into an event to create custom booking and event ticketing systems.

Pro version

Unleash the full power of Pie Calendar with the Pro version.

Gain access to exclusive features like recurring events, color-coded events, and integrations with WooCommerce and EDD to build your own custom booking and event ticketing systems.

Try with confidence thanks to our 30-day refund policy, and an unlimited site license. Learn more at


  1. Easy to Use: Pie Calendar is the easiest way to create and manage events in WordPress. All with no code and just a few clicks!
  2. Ultimate Flexibility: Unlike other event plugins that lock you into an entirely new Events section in the backend, Pie Calendar lets you build your events anyway you need, anywhere on your site.
  3. Lightweight: Intentionally built to do more with less, Pie Calendar is a fresh take on event plugins, providing you with exactly what you need and no excess.


See what our satisfied users have to say about Pie Calendar:

“Very easy to use, the fact that it can display the excerpt in the popup is awesome, and I can easily use this with my custom ACF Pro projects.” – Nick

“This brand new plugin JUST WORKS PERFECT! SO easy to use and made with clean code. AND so important: SO EASY to adapt THE LANGUAGE to your local with just adding a word in the shortcode.” – Pirinuvol

“This plugin works right out of the box and the fact that it can be tied to any custom post type is amazing.” – Clayton Chase

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  • Front-end interface of Pie Calendar, inheriting theme styles.
  • Example of calendar in “Week – Classic” view.
  • Back-end controls of Pie Calendar on a single post


Get Started Quickly and Easily
1. Install the plugin. (Get free or buy Pie Calendar Pro)
2. Edit any page or post and in the sidebar (Gutenberg) or below your post content (Classic Editor / non-Gutenberg), enable the “Show on Calendar” toggle.
3. Set a start date and time, optionally set an end date, and optionally enable the “all day” event if you’d like.
4. Add the [piecal] shortcode anywhere you want your calendar to appear.

Shortcode Parameters
Learn about the available shortcode parameters here:


Will this work with my theme?

Yes, this plugin should work with almost any theme. We have tested it with the top 10+ themes in the WP theme repo and they all work with Pie Calendar.
Builders such as Bricks and Oxygen work with Pie Calendar, although the shortcode doesn’t render inside the builder itself.

Does it work with Custom Post Types?

Yes, they just need to have supports: editor and supports: custom-fields enabled.

What are the view options available with Pie Calendar?

Your visitors can pick from a dropdown of views on the frontend including dayGridMonth, listMonth, timeGridWeek, listWeek, or dayGridWeek.

You can also use a shortcode parameter to choose what the default is upon page load.

Can I show only one post type on the front-end?

Yes! If you’ve turned multiple different types of posts into events and you only want to show one on a specific calendar, you can use the shortcode parameter: [piecal type=”events”].

Simply replace “events” with the appropriate name of your post type.

Does it work with RTL languages?

Yes, the calendar plugin pickups if your WordPress language is RTL via the is_rtl() function and will adapt accordingly. Consider also using the “locale” parameter in your [piecal] shortcode.

I have another question

Feel free to read our documentation for more detailed info: or open a support thread here on our plugin page.


10 juli 2024 1 reactie
What a great plugin & team. Simple to use, fairly priced, does what’s needed & also provides customization options. On top of this Jonathan went above & beyond by helping me fix some of my code to enable even more customization – which he didn’t have to do. Outstanding!
20 juni 2024 1 reactie
Wanted a calendar plugin to add date functionality but keep everything else simple (so avoided the huge, over complicated event plugins) so this was perfect. Hit an issue so contacted support. Got a reply from Jonathan within minutes (and it was a Saturday!) and then got the answers I needed along with a video showing exactly what he did and it now does what I needed perfectly. Worth every penny for the pro version.
30 mei 2024 1 reactie
The plugin itself is fairly simplistic and lightweight, which is exactly what I was looking for. Most of the event management solutions have become completely bloated with unnecessary proprietary functionality. Pie Calendar lets me build the way I want – with ACF and CPT. I had a specific use case for the calendar links that required a customization. The team responded to my request in a few hours and had a solution within a few days. These guys are amazing, and I know that Pie Calendar has a bright future!
15 mei 2024 1 reactie
The plugin is simple, it does what it says. However, there is no plugin dashboard (a simple page with shortcuts to documentation, shortcodes, etc. would be a plus). The plugin’s translation management isn’t native and can be a bit tricky. You can’t specify if you don’t want the plugin to appear on this or that post/page. I hope to see improvements in the future as it’s a good plugin.
14 mei 2024 1 reactie
Simple, fast and flexible. Works with posts, pages, products, CPTs. What else? It can handle recurring events. And since version 1.3.0 also recurring events with individual recurring dates! I just wanted to say THANK YOU.
29 april 2024 1 reactie
This plugin is great! It is maybe a little technical if you want some extra features, or to be clear, to use the plugin in a custom way, but it works so great, and developers are ready to help in any way!Thank you!
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  • A11y: Fixed an issue causing double date announcement when switching views (#266)
  • A11y: Improved the announcement of changes when the calendar view changes (#248)
  • A11y: AM/PM are no longer shortened to A/P (#251)
  • A11y: Fixed missing role on view title/date range text at top of calendar (#317)
  • A11y: Improved default all-day event color contrast (#317)
  • A11y: Clickable event elements now announce clickability on non-Grid views (#263)
  • A11y: Added labels and removed toggle logic from next/prev buttons for better accessibility (#245)
  • A11y: Improved announcement of all day, multi-day events to indicate date range (#250)
  • A11y: Made sure abbreviated day names are announced with full names (#249)
  • I18n: Added special day name mapping for shortening day names in Hebrew and Arabic (#249)
  • Tweak: Implemented a piecal_popover_link_url filter for altering the view event link URL in the popover (#318)
  • Fix: Corrected bug causing widget mode event indicator to display as a flat line on Safari (#284)
  • Fix: Corrected issue that caused all day, multi-day events to span the wrong number of days in some timezones (#319)


  • A11y: Removed # from aria-labelledby attribute on td elements (#286)
  • Fix: Corrected issue that caused some events not to be output if the timezone was set to UTC (#282)
  • Fix: view=”listDay” now works as expected in the shortcode attributes (#300)
  • Fix: Corrected some code dealing with the calendar footer output (#297)
  • Fix: Added $atts argument to piecal_calendar_object_properties filter (#291)
  • Fix: Corrected circle indicator style in widget mode when suing theme=”dark” or adaptive dark mode (#273)


  • New: Added new “widget” parameter for [piecal] shortcode, usage examples: [piecal widget=true] or [piecal widget=responsive]. Widget mode is an improved layout for the calendar grid on small devices or sidebars. Learn more at
  • Fix: Corrected issue that caused json_decode() to fail in some environments, impacting recurring event display
  • Fix: piecal-info now works with custom field filters (e.g. using ACF fields as start/end dates for your events)
  • Tweak: Added the piecal_calendar_object_properties filter to allow the addition of multiple calendar properties
  • A11y: Event links now announce that they’re clickable (via role=”button”)
  • A11y: Added role=”dialog” to the calendar popover to ensure focus gets trapped for screen readers
  • Tweak: Added .piecal-popover__view-link class to the “view” link wrapper in the popover
  • Fix: Corrected issue that caused multi-day all-day events to span the wrong number of days
  • Tweak: Events with no explicit end date now get an end date 1 hour from their start date by default. You can disable this with the automaticEndDates=false shortcode parameter
  • Fix: Standardize start/end dates using format(‘Y-m-d\TH:i:s) before use in the calendar
  • Tweak: [piecal-info] now outputs with .piecal-info class on the wrapper div, to make it easier to target with CSS
  • Fix: Corrected issue that caused invalid time error for all day events that have no end time
  • Fix: Corrected errors that occurred in the Block Editor when upgrading from Pie Calendar free to pro


  • New: Remove prepend text in [piecal-info] shortcode. More info:
  • New: Allow event titles to wrap inside the day cell. Configurable with a shortcode parameter: [piecal wraptitles=’true’]
  • New: Added filters to control what post types should show Pie Calendar controls. More info:
  • New: Added a new filter “piecal_after_popover_link” to insert content after the “View Post” link in popover
  • Update: Reverted minimum PHP version to 7.4.
  • Fix: Added better logic to detect when certain post types use ‘supports: editor’ but not Gutenberg.
  • Fix: Adjusted utm parameters in Pro link on plugins page


  • New: It is now possible to use custom meta fields as Pie Calendar’s date and time source. Learn more in our developer docs.
  • Fix: Properly reset post data, which could cause issues with dynamic data element rendering properly.
  • Fix: Front-end calendar now properly reflects the date format selected in WordPress settings.
  • Fix: Resolved an undefined array key issue related to custom meta fields.


  • New: Numerous new filters and hooks (see documentation for more info).
  • New: It is now possible to alter the date format in the event popover via hooks and filters.
  • Update: Bumped minimum PHP requirement to 8.0
  • Update: [piecal-info] shortcode now has better localization support via WordPress settings or via locale=”” shortcode attribute
  • Fix: All day events now span the correct number of days on the front end calendar view, rather than ending 1 day short.
  • Fix: Strings inside popover are now translatable.
  • Fix: Events query now returns all events, instead of relying on WordPress “posts to show at most” setting.
  • Fix: Events can no longer be dragged and dropped on front-end calendar.
  • Fix: Under the hood tweaks for bug fixes and compatibility.


  • Better support for LocoTranslate
  • Better support for adapting to WordPress locale based on chosen language
  • Added additional shortcode attribute for dark mode: [piecal theme=”dark”]
  • Added additional shortcode attribute for auto-dark mode support via prefers-color-scheme: [piecal theme=”adaptive”]
  • Added new shortcode to display Pie Calendar times on a single post: [piecal-info]


  • Added RTL support via is_rtl() function
  • Added support for locale in shortcode (sets first day and translate portions of calendar text)
  • Added Classic Editor support
  • Prevent background scroll on popover
  • Fixed scrollbar appearing inside calendar


  • Initial release