How To Integrate a Google Calendar into Your WordPress Blog

| May 18, 2011

Exciting News!

WordPress just announced (as of 5/9/11) that it now allows sharing of Google Docs and Google Calendars on blogs!!!! I’d like to think the WordPress gurus read my tutorial on how to embed a Google Calendar into a Blogger blog (in which I explain that doesn’t allow it, but they should) and decided to follow my advice. Doubtful, but a girl can dream, right?

Moving on… Featuring a calendar on your blog allows for more interactivity between you and your readers. Use it to feature upcoming events, showcase a speaking/design schedule, or highlight significant events your readers might be interested in.

Here’s how you add a Google Calendar to your sidebar:

In Your Gmail Account

Note: This tutorial assumes you have a Gmail account. If you don’t, consider signing up for one today.

1. After logging into your Gmail account, click Calendar in the top navigation bar.

2. A new window will open. Click the drop down arrow next to the calendar you wish to embed.

3. In the sub-navigation that appears, click Share this Calendar.

4. In the next window, make sure your calendar is marked public. Save your settings.

5. Click Calendar Details.

6. Create a distinguishing name for your calendar (if you haven’t already).

7. In the Embed this Calendar section, click Customize the color, size, and other options.

8. Choose which features you would like to appear. From a design perspective, I recommend keeping things minimalistic. I prefer to only mark Title and Date. If you are featuring events you’d like people to attend, consider also marking Time Zone.

9. Set the Width and Height of your calendar. If you are placing the calendar in your blog’s sidebar, make sure the width is smaller than the width of your sidebar. It tends to work best to make the height the same.

10. Copy the updated HTML code.

In Your Account

Note: This tutorial assumes you have a blog. Looking for a tutorial for Blogger?

1. After logging into your WordPress blog, navigate to your dashboard.

2. In your dashboard, click the drop-down arrow next to Appearance.

3. Click Widgets.

4. Drag and drop the Text widget (“arbitrary text or HTML”) to your sidebar.

5. In the content area, paste the code you just copied from Google. *You can give the gadget a title if you want, but it’s not necessary, since you already gave your calendar a title. lets you leave the title blank if you choose. I recommend leaving it blank.

6. Save your changes and preview your new look. You will now see your calendar on your sidebar!

For more support, visit

Did you find this tutorial helpful? If you followed this tutorial, leave me a comment with a link to your blog that now showcases a embedded calendar!

How to integrate google calendar with wordpress | elegant, Google calendar has emerged as a powerful tool for managing events on the fly, and integrating with other google services like gmail. it has some pretty smart features, and makes managing different parts of your life all in one place fairly simple.. Integrate office 365 calendar events into wordpress sites, I want to set up calendar events in office 365 then on my wordpress sites, pull those events in and display them. is there a plugin that can do this?. How to add google calendar in wordpress and make it responsive, Hi gauraw, i am first time visiting on your site and got well impressed. 🙂 what an excellent methods to add google calendar in wordpress site with make it responsive..

How To Integrate Google Calendar With WordPress | Elegant ...

Why google calendar eats all other to do list apps for, Google calendar can boost your productivity like no other to do list app. here is a brief summary of how to use it so you can accomplish more tasks today.. 7 best wordpress rsvp plugins for your website, Are you looking for rsvp plugins for wordpress ? see our expert pick of the best wordpress rsvp plugins to easily manage your events in wordpress.. Event calendar wd – responsive event calendar plugin, Event calendar wd is a user friendly plugin to create an event promotion website or add and manage events to your existing wordpress blog. it’s a highly flexible event organizer plugin to create both, simple one-time events or multiple, recurring events..

Wordpress vs joomla - review | miracle tutorials, This is not a pro-contra review. in this article i try to give you some pointers to make it easy to chose between the two popular content management systems. the basic difference between wordpress and joomla is that joomla is a portal- or community type site while wordpress is a blog.. 9 best event calendar plugins for wordpress 2018 - athemes, If you want to add a feature-rich events calendar to your wordpress website then this collection of plugins can help. with free and premium event calendar plugins to choose from, there’s a range of tools for projects of all sizes.. Zapier | the easiest way to automate your work, Connect the apps you use everyday to automate your work and be more productive. 1000+ apps and easy integrations - get started in minutes..

How to Add a Responsive Calendar to Your WordPress Site ...