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Today we will be featuring calendar date pickers to let you output planners, calendars even more easier, most of these date pickers are built on jQuery and jQuery UI (User Interface).

I would consider these date pickers as frameworks with great functionality, but most of them require modifying and some styling, but I think it’s really acceptable since each project needs it’s own design and you should change style of calendar plugin too. These plugins will help you and your visitors keep track what’s happening in specific project and help to organize time!

1. Create astonishing iCal-like calendars with jQuery

This is tutorial how to make kind a like iPhone calendar application.

Download NowView Example

1.1. 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.

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2.1. MagiCalender

 

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2. 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.

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3. Calendar – A Javascript class for Mootools

Calendar is a Javascript class that adds accessible and unobtrusive date-pickers to your form elements. This class is a compilation of many date-pickers I have implemented over the years and has been completely re-written for Mootools. I have tried to include all the features that have been most useful while streamlining the class itself to keep it as small as possible. Use the links below to see what features are available in Calendar and how it might enhance the accessibility, usability and validation of form elements on your website.

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4. jQuery Calendar Widget Plugin

jQuery Calendar Widget Plugin is a simple jQuery Calendar Widget Plugin with a month view. You can specify which month you would like to display or have it display the current month. With just 100 lines of Javascript code, this plugin is light-weight and perfect for its purpose.

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5. JavaScript Calendar Component

Calendar Component that is very customizable and extendable.

Features:

  • Create any numbers of months per calendar.
  • Set the weekend, days off, holidays (dates off), start day of the week.
  • Start and end date.
  • Multi selection with limits or without.
  • Skinnable (using CSS).
  • Can have any number of calendars in any page.
  • Optimized for best performance.

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6. Simple Calendar Widget

This flexible, simple pop-up calendar is written to work across browsers. It’s fully commented and customisable for language, colours and date format. The pop-up displays a month at a time from a specified range of years.

The optional input date determines the initial month displayed. The year can be in two or four digits while the month can be digits or a month name abbreviation that can easily be set up for any language. Any date or day of the week can be disabled (and re-enabled) using JavaScript on the calling page.

This is ideal for combination with server-side technologies to produce a professional application.

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7. DatePicker

Date Picker component with a lot of options and easy to fit in your web application.

Features:

  • Flat mode – as element in page
  • Multiple calendars in the component
  • Allows single, multiple or range selection
  • Mark dates as special, weekends, special days
  • Easy to customize the look by changing CSS
  • Localiation for months’ and days’ names
  • Custom day to start the week
  • Fits into the viewport

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8. Calendar System

Calendar System – the basic calendar.

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9. Tigra JavaScript Calendar

Tigra Calendar is a free cross-browser JavaScript Calendar control, it improves the user experience by enabling a drop-down calendar for date fields in HTML forms.

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10. 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).

Multiple calendars running on the same installation of plans can be “embedded” in completely different websites. Plans uses a powerful and flexible recurring event model.

Plans supports multiple languages. Weeks can start on days other than Sunday. Plans supports arbitrary date formats (mm/dd/yy, dd/mm/yy, etc.) Plans can store data in flat files or an SQL database.

11. jQuery UI Datepicker

The jQuery UI Datepicker is a highly configurable plugin that adds datepicker functionality to your pages. You can customize the date format and language, restrict the selectable date ranges and add in buttons and other navigation options easily.

By default, the datepicker calendar opens in a small overlay onFocus and closes automatically onBlur or when a date is selected. For an inline calendar, simply attach the datepicker to a div or span.

You can use keyboard shortcuts to drive the datepicker:

  • page up/down – previous/next month
  • ctrl+page up/down – previous/next year
  • ctrl+home – current month or open when closed
  • ctrl+left/right – previous/next day
  • ctrl+up/down – previous/next week
  • enter – accept the selected date
  • ctrl+end – close and erase the date
  • escape – close the datepicker without selection

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12. The sliding date-picker

This element enables you to pick dates with a simple slider bar. By dragging the bar over the time-line, the dates change instantly. Besides this, when the user decides to manually change the dates, the bar is automatically adjusted to the corresponding dates.

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13. 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).

It is visually customizable and exposes hooks for user-triggered events (like clicking or dragging an event).

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14. Unobtrusive Date-Picker Widget

  • Fully keyboard accessible
  • Multiple date formats and date dividers supported
  • Unobtrusive and nameSpace friendly
  • Fully skinnable with CSS
  • Both upper and lower date limits can be set
  • Certain days of the week can be disabled
  • Certain, dates can be disabled/enabled (and wildcards used to stipulate the dates in question)
  • Includes “smart” localisation (16 languages currently available)
  • Bespoke days of the week can be highlighted
  • Works with single text inputs, split text inputs or select lists
  • It’s free to use, even commercially (Released under a CC share-alike license)

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15. Simple jQuery date-picker plugin

Features:

  • works on one or more text input elements (<input type="text" ... />)
  • highlights a preset date (first looking for a value in the input, then a passed option / default, then just selects today)
  • closes when either a date is picked, the “today” button is hit, or the “close” button is hit
  • allows fast navigation using a <select> field for months and years
  • advances and reverses months with a hit of the « or » buttons
  • automatically hides the « or » buttons when either the start or end of the date range is reached
  • and much more…

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16. jQuery CalendarPicker

This component is a light-weight calendar/date-picker.

Features:

  • supports internationalization (supports do not necessary means it is implemented:-) )
  • supports changing current date
  • supports mouse wheel scrolling
  • supporting (deferred) callback on date selection
  • supports variable number of years, months and days
  • supports next/prev arrows

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17. Timeframe

Timeframe is open source, tested, and available for forking, pushing, and pulling at Github. It can select dates “from – to”.

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18. Date / Time Picker

Date / Time Picker is a easy date picker control. To open the calendar, click the icon at the right side of the input box.

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19. YUI Library: Calendar Control

This is another example of easy date picker. Calendar has three required dependencies: the YAHOO Global object, the Event Utility, and the DOM Collection.

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19.1. PHP Event Calendar

PHP Event Calendar is a MySQL Database driven script that displays events on your website quickly and easily through a traditional calendar UI. It can be integrated into any existing PHP page within minutes using a simple file include.

It features a simple yet advanced Administration Panel with secure login sessions, from within this you have full control over your calendar events and gives the ability to Add Events, Search & Edit Events, Delete Events from your calendar and so forth.

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

This plugin wraps the jQuery UI datepicker into an interactive component specifically designed for choosing date ranges. It is an update from a former version.

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21. The New Coolest DHTML Calendar

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22. jMonthCalendar

jMonthCalendar is a full month calendar that supports events. You simply initialize the calendar with options and an events array and it can handle the rest. The plugin does have extension points that allow the developer to interact with the calendar when the display is about to change months, after the display has changed months and when the event bubbles are clicked on. jMonthCalendar now supports hover extension points, hover over an event and trigger an event like an alert(); By default the events would each have a URL supplied that would link to a details page.

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23. 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 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 (C#); with potential for adding more technologies in the future.

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24. PHP Calendar

All day and month names are automatically generated specific to your locale. Allows you to choose what day your weeks start on.

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25. Multiday Calendar Datepicker JQuery Plugin

Multiday Calendar Datepicker JQuery Plugin is a nicely animated calendar datepicker for multi-day selection with multi-month display. Allows for a sequence of months to reside side by side and for the user to select a number of consecutive days. This is great for lodging reservation systems, ticket purchasing systems, etc.

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26. Easy PHP Calendar

The Easy PHP Calendar is a powerful PHP calendar script that is easily integrated into web sites and is simple to customize. This attractive, full-featured calendar is suitable for display on a calendar of events page, home page, or any other page that needs a calendar.

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27. jQuery Date Input

Date Input is a no frills date picker plugin for jQuery. It is lightweight, fast and pretty by default.

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28. jQuery DatePicker

jQuery DatePicker is an clean, unobtrusive plugin for jQuery which allows you to easily add date inputing functionality to your web forms and pages. Designed from the ground up to be flexible and extensible, the date picker can be used in unlimited ways to allow you to add calendar widgets to your pages.

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29. dynDateTime

This jQuery plugin makes it easy to add date and time selection to textfield inputs. This supports date and time, and renders the value to a single field in a configurable format.

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30. Week Calendar

The jquery-week-calendar plugin provides a simple and flexible way of including a weekly calendar in your application. It is built on top of jquery and jquery ui and is inspired by other online weekly calendars such as google calendar.

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Valters is 17 years old freelancer from Latvia. His experience in web-building is about 3 years - PHP, xHTML, CSS. He enjoys web-building with different languages. You can follow him on Twitter.

27 Comments Best Comments First
  • Jim White

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 20:45

    26

    What an innovation. Not anywhere in the entire world. Keep growing and remember, “one step at a time”

    +5
  • Levi

    Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 18:00

    17

    If you’re developing for touchscreens try this component
    http://code.google.com/p/mobiscroll/

    It was specially designed for touch devices, works well on android, iOS. jQuery ThemeRoller ready!

    +2
  • Duvvar

    Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 13:58

    6

    That’s cool , i love jquery :D

    +2
  • memo

    Monday, June 14th, 2010 01:13

    2

    These are quite nice widgets!
    Thank you for sharing with us.

    +1
  • Azam

    Thursday, September 9th, 2010 18:41

    10

    Thanks for these wonderful calendars. I want to use vcalendar but when I press start after successful installation, it goes back to install process. it doesn’t open the vcalender.

    +1
  • kamran

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 08:32

    18

    hi i need a date picker just like facebook any link or help please!!!

    +1
  • praveen

    Sunday, December 18th, 2011 06:34

    21

    Hi, this is very useful info, is there any option of, if i want to know the date of after 30 or 60 or 280 days, including all the days ?pls if anthing like with this option pls pls let me know
    Thanks

    +1
  • Joe

    Monday, June 14th, 2010 18:11

    4

    I like the 21st example – The New Coolest DHTML Calendar. I am going to use this Calender Plugin for my web application.

    0
  • steven

    Monday, August 16th, 2010 07:47

    8

    We are working on a jquery based event calendar with month/week/daily view, which is call wdCalendar. It is very simple to to integrate wdCalendar with a database. You may download it at our web site:www.web-delicious.com.

    0
    • Ruhul Amin Sarkar

      Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 13:27

      9

      Hi Steven

      I am using your WdCalendar , but edit event part not working . please help me to do this functionality ..

      Thanks,
      Ruhul

      +1
  • Thomas Craig

    Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 14:18

    5

    I’ve used a couple of the mentioned calendars, but great resource to check out some new ones. Thanks for the share.

    0
  • krishna

    Monday, October 4th, 2010 09:20

    11

    Hi..How to change the database entries if we use drag and drop functionalities in Fullcalendar .
    Thanks in advance

    0
  • Frank

    Thursday, June 17th, 2010 23:10

    7

    you have nice web site,thanks you dou your best!

    0
  • Adie

    Monday, June 14th, 2010 13:30

    3

    Nice list.

    I’ve been using jQuery UI Datepicker on one of my sites for a while and it works great.

    0
  • Saurabh Gupta

    Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 09:54

    14

    thnxx..!! Nice work..

    0
  • kayya

    Monday, October 4th, 2010 14:26

    12

    number 26. very good.

    0
  • narowal

    Saturday, January 7th, 2012 15:30

    22

    hi allz you can find more for this topics. i have found some special for you.

    0
    • narowal

      Saturday, January 7th, 2012 15:31

      23

      reply this post for feedback. and tell how to improve this blog.

      +1
  • priya

    Monday, March 12th, 2012 13:08

    24

    I need a calendar in which only 90 days should be enabled from the today’s date. Pls help me out..

    0
  • Prince

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 20:42

    25

    Exquisite!

    0
  • Shazzad

    Friday, March 30th, 2012 15:23

    27

    Hi there, great list of calender plugin. However, i was looking for some kind of week date picker. As like we see on Facebook page availability selector. Is that possible to found ?

    0
  • esgee

    Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 14:57

    20

    I have 3 fields that are used to setup an input form.
    [day] [month] [year] (in fact 5 with [hour]:[minutes] also :-)

    Are any of these datepickers compatible to input these 3 fields in 1 selection?
    They all work with 1 date field, right?

    0
  • Akashtitans

    Monday, October 25th, 2010 18:49

    13

    i use jquery date/time picker plugin but i dont know how to call that function from input field.. if any body knows pls tell me

    0
  • Ferdinand AMOI

    Sunday, June 13th, 2010 18:45

    1

    My favorite is the number 13 : Fullcalendar

    0
  • Ketaki

    Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 07:25

    15

    Hi,
    I used ’13. FullCalendar’ , it works excellent on Fire fox and IE, but not working on Chrome ,
    could any body please tell me can this problem be resolved or should i use other calender?

    -1
  • MHD

    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 09:20

    16

    you have nice web site,thanks you do your best!…

    -1
  • pankaj

    Monday, September 19th, 2011 12:08

    19

    This article is very good !!!!

    -2
  • Shazzad

    Friday, March 30th, 2012 15:23

    27

    Hi there, great list of calender plugin. However, i was looking for some kind of week date picker. As like we see on Facebook page availability selector. Is that possible to found ?

    0
  • Jim White

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 20:45

    26

    What an innovation. Not anywhere in the entire world. Keep growing and remember, “one step at a time”

    +5
  • Prince

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 20:42

    25

    Exquisite!

    0
  • priya

    Monday, March 12th, 2012 13:08

    24

    I need a calendar in which only 90 days should be enabled from the today’s date. Pls help me out..

    0
  • narowal

    Saturday, January 7th, 2012 15:30

    22

    hi allz you can find more for this topics. i have found some special for you.

    0
    • narowal

      Saturday, January 7th, 2012 15:31

      23

      reply this post for feedback. and tell how to improve this blog.

      +1
  • praveen

    Sunday, December 18th, 2011 06:34

    21

    Hi, this is very useful info, is there any option of, if i want to know the date of after 30 or 60 or 280 days, including all the days ?pls if anthing like with this option pls pls let me know
    Thanks

    +1
  • esgee

    Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 14:57

    20

    I have 3 fields that are used to setup an input form.
    [day] [month] [year] (in fact 5 with [hour]:[minutes] also :-)

    Are any of these datepickers compatible to input these 3 fields in 1 selection?
    They all work with 1 date field, right?

    0
  • pankaj

    Monday, September 19th, 2011 12:08

    19

    This article is very good !!!!

    -2
  • kamran

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 08:32

    18

    hi i need a date picker just like facebook any link or help please!!!

    +1
  • Levi

    Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 18:00

    17

    If you’re developing for touchscreens try this component
    http://code.google.com/p/mobiscroll/

    It was specially designed for touch devices, works well on android, iOS. jQuery ThemeRoller ready!

    +2
  • MHD

    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 09:20

    16

    you have nice web site,thanks you do your best!…

    -1
  • Ketaki

    Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 07:25

    15

    Hi,
    I used ’13. FullCalendar’ , it works excellent on Fire fox and IE, but not working on Chrome ,
    could any body please tell me can this problem be resolved or should i use other calender?

    -1
  • Saurabh Gupta

    Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 09:54

    14

    thnxx..!! Nice work..

    0
  • Akashtitans

    Monday, October 25th, 2010 18:49

    13

    i use jquery date/time picker plugin but i dont know how to call that function from input field.. if any body knows pls tell me

    0
  • kayya

    Monday, October 4th, 2010 14:26

    12

    number 26. very good.

    0
  • krishna

    Monday, October 4th, 2010 09:20

    11

    Hi..How to change the database entries if we use drag and drop functionalities in Fullcalendar .
    Thanks in advance

    0
  • Azam

    Thursday, September 9th, 2010 18:41

    10

    Thanks for these wonderful calendars. I want to use vcalendar but when I press start after successful installation, it goes back to install process. it doesn’t open the vcalender.

    +1
  • steven

    Monday, August 16th, 2010 07:47

    8

    We are working on a jquery based event calendar with month/week/daily view, which is call wdCalendar. It is very simple to to integrate wdCalendar with a database. You may download it at our web site:www.web-delicious.com.

    0
    • Ruhul Amin Sarkar

      Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 13:27

      9

      Hi Steven

      I am using your WdCalendar , but edit event part not working . please help me to do this functionality ..

      Thanks,
      Ruhul

      +1
  • Frank

    Thursday, June 17th, 2010 23:10

    7

    you have nice web site,thanks you dou your best!

    0
  • Duvvar

    Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 13:58

    6

    That’s cool , i love jquery :D

    +2
  • Thomas Craig

    Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 14:18

    5

    I’ve used a couple of the mentioned calendars, but great resource to check out some new ones. Thanks for the share.

    0
  • Joe

    Monday, June 14th, 2010 18:11

    4

    I like the 21st example – The New Coolest DHTML Calendar. I am going to use this Calender Plugin for my web application.

    0
  • Adie

    Monday, June 14th, 2010 13:30

    3

    Nice list.

    I’ve been using jQuery UI Datepicker on one of my sites for a while and it works great.

    0
  • memo

    Monday, June 14th, 2010 01:13

    2

    These are quite nice widgets!
    Thank you for sharing with us.

    +1
  • Ferdinand AMOI

    Sunday, June 13th, 2010 18:45

    1

    My favorite is the number 13 : Fullcalendar

    0

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