Simple Event Management – Sugar Calendar (Lite)

Simple Event Management – Sugar Calendar (Lite) | Sandhills Development, LLC


We believe that it should be easy to get a calendar on your website and start managing events! Sugar Calendar will quickly and easily enable you to do that.

Most event calendar plugins are either way too simple, or overly complex and bloated. Sugar Calendar is lightweight and provides the major features you need for event management.

Simple is sweet.

“Sugar Calendar is now my go to calendar due to its simplicity with adding new events. I’ve found that it was so much easier for my clients to use than some of the other event/calendar plugins out there while providing the features they needed most.”

Jeff Brigman |


Simple event management – Forget about complicated, cumbersome interfaces and do more with less. Our beautiful admin calendar interface will delight admins and clients on your website’s back-end.

Event categories – Assign events to specific categories. Then display calendars for just those specific categories or display a master calendar with all categories.

Start and end times – All events can be assigned a starting and end time. Both start and end dates are optional, supporting all-day or specific-duration events.

Customize date and time format – Display dates and times however you want, you can select from all the most common formats, or cutomize it to your exact liking.

Translation ready – Sugar Calendar (Lite) is fully localized and ready for your language. It has been translated into eight languages and is ready for more!

Need more?

The full version of Sugar Calendar has several premium license levels that are just right for your use case. You can:

“I love Sugar Calendar. We’ve used it for a number of years on our non-profit horse rescue website and it works great. I also use Sugar Calendar on our client’s websites, where it also works like a charm!

I haven’t needed to contact the support team very often, they’ve always been very helpful and I’ve never had trouble getting a question answered.”

Kathi Kruse |

Full features list

  • Simple Event Management
  • Beautiful Admin Interface
  • Ajax Enabled Calendar View
  • Customize date and time format/display
  • Events Custom Post Type
  • Event Calendar Custom Taxonomy
  • Simple Event Configuration
  • Easily Set Event Dates
  • Easily Set Event Start and End Time
  • Events Archive, Listed by Start Date
  • Widgets for displaying calendars and event filters
  • Shortcode for showing the calendar of events
  • Large and small calendar views

Premium features

If you purchase a premium license to Sugar Calendar you have access to:

  • Priority support
  • Recurring / repeating events
  • Pro add-ons (if you select the Professional or Ultimate license)

Free add-ons

Extend Sugar Calendar with these free add-ons. We keep the plugin lightweight by letting you add what you need only if you need it!

  • Google Maps – This is an add-on plugin for Sugar Calendar that lets you easily display a Google Map of the event location on the event details page.
  • Ninja Forms Form Embed – This add-on to Sugar Calendar allows you to add a Ninja Forms form to your event pages, so that you can easily add registration forms. If you have one of Ninja Forms’ payment gateway add-ons installed (Stripe or Paypal Express), you can even take payment for event registrations.
  • Gravity Forms Form Embed – This add-on to Sugar Calendar allows you to add a Gravity Forms form to your event pages, so that you can easily add registration forms. If you have one of Gravity Forms’ payment gateway add-ons installed , you can even take payment for event registrations.

Pro add-ons

If you purchase an Ultimate or Professional license to Sugar Calendar you get access to all current and future pro add-ons.

  • Event Tickets – This add-on allows you to easily sell tickets to your events, whether they are virtual or in-person events. The plugin includes complete order and ticket management, attendee records, emailed and print versions of tickets, and a direct integration with Stripe for payment processing.
  • Frontend Event Submissions – This add-on allows you to set up event submission forms that provide a way for your community members to create their own events in your calendars.
  • Calendar Feeds – Easily subscribe to Events feeds for any of your calendars in Sugar Calendar from Google Calendar, iCal, Gnome Calendar, or just about any other calendar application.
  • Event URLs – Add a custom URL to any event created through Sugar Calendar with this add-on. This lets you redirect to events on other web sites and pages or simply open them in a new tab.
  • Advanced Recurring (coming soon!) – Create events that recur on specific days, every X period, recur X times, etc.

Sugar Calendar is a verified member of the Stripe partner program. This program recognizes software that meets Stripe’s strict quality requirements and provides users of Sugar Calendar and Stripe with the confidence they need to trust us both with their payment integrations.

Upgrade from Sugar Calendar (Lite)

We have four premium license options that allow you to extend Sugar Calendar Lite.

  • Ultimate – unlimited sites, pro add-ons, lifetime license
  • Professional – unlimited sites, pro add-ons
  • Plus – 3 sites, free add-ons
  • Personal – 1 site, free add-ons
  • Sugar Calendar Pricing Page


Sugar Calendar Lite has been translated into:

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Serbian
  • Swedish

Get help

Sugar Calendar (Lite) is backed by top-notch technical support from our globally distributed full-time support team. We also have an extensive documentation site available. If you’re looking for faster support via email, we encourage you to purchase a premium Sugar Calendar license.

Meet the team

Sugar Calendar is built by Sandhills Development. We make popular WordPress plugins used by hundreds of thousands of people just like you. Get to know us here!

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Contribute to Sugar Calendar (Lite)

Development for this plugin happens in a public GitHub repository to better facilitate contributions from an active community of users, developers, designers, and you. If you have a suggestion, bug report, patch, or pull request, please feel free to contribute here.

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  1. Upload the ‘sugar-calendar-lite’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/” directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the new Events post type and create some events
  4. Display the calendar on any page with [sc_events_calendar]
  5. View the archive of events at

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