Archives Calendar Widget

Archives Calendar Archives widget that make your monthly/daily archives look like a calendar on the sidebar. If you have a lot of archives that takes a lot of space on your sidebar this widget is for you. Display your archives as a compact calendar, entirely customizable with CSS.


  • Displays monthly archives as a compact year calendar
  • Displays daily archives as a compact month calendar
  • Show/hide monthly post count
  • Entirely customizable with CSS
  • 5 themes included (with .less files)
  • .PO/.MO Localisation (Fançais, Deutsch, Español, Portugues, Simplified Chinese)
  • Shortcode support
  • jQuery animated with possibility to use your own JS code.

Not just a widget, if your theme does not support widgets, you can use this calendar by calling its function:

you can also configure it:

next_text: text showing on the next year button, can be empty or HTML to use with Font Awesome for example.

prev_text: just like next_text but for previous year button.

post_count: true to show the number of posts for each month, false to hide it. If you hide post count with CSS, set to false to avoid counting posts uselessly.

month_view: true to show months instead of years archives, false by default.

Also a SHORTCODE Use the shortcode to show Archives Calendar in the text widget:
[arcalendar next_text=">" prev_text="<" post_count="true"] In some cases the support of shortcodes in the text widget has to be activated in the plugin settings


By default, the plugin will include jQuery library and its default css file into your theme. If your theme already uses jQuery, you should disable it the plugin’s Settings.

Note that if you modify the default CSS file to skin the calendar, you will lose all your changes with the next update, I recommend you to copy css style into your theme’s CSS file.

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