How to Show Calendar Widget on WordPress Site

Everyone who has just learned about WordPress will have the desire to try new things to decorate their site. Such as adding an image to the initial display, or displaying a widget on the sidebar.

If you visit a website, you must sometimes encounter a calendar widget. Actually it can be you too make it yourself on your WordPress site. Because the calendar widget feature is already available from default.

In this article, we will explain how to display the calendar widget on the sidebar. And this method can be applied to the site nor Self-hosted WordPress. This tutorial is especially for beginners.

Tutorial on Displaying Calendar Widget in WordPress

Creating a calendar manually may be confusing because the user must understand about javascript. But it’s different if it’s done automatically, because it’s only limited drag and drop course and then the widget already appears.

Please follow the tutorial below to start displaying the calendar widget on the website:

  1. Go to the admin page (Dashboard) on the site.

  2. Highlight on menu Appearance.

    Highlight Display Menu

  3. Then click the sub-menu Widgets.

    Click Widgets submenu

  4. In section Available Widgetsplease drag Calendar to the right to Sidebar.

    Displaying Calendar Widget on WordPress Site

  5. After that give the title as Calendar and click the button Simpan.

    Give Title

  6. Done, now the calendar is successfully displayed on the website Sidebar.

    Calendar Successfully Shows on Sidebar

In addition to the Sidebar, you can also put Calendar at the bottom if the theme supports it. And besides the calendar, you can also add other widgets, such as Categories, Galleries, Videos, Text, or HTML code.

Also read: Hiding WP-Admin and WP-Login URLs in WordPress


Overall, you just need to drag the calendar options to the right side of the Sidebar to be able to display them. And this built-in calendar feature is just a regular widget. If you want a calendar widget that can display some kind of event, it will require an additional plugin.

At this point, of course, you have successfully installed the calendar widget on your WordPress website. Do you have any questions regarding the tutorial above? Don’t hesitate to ask in the comments column.

Hopefully useful and good luck