A jQuery calendar plugin can be useful for a variety of web apps, whether it’s a jQuery date picker in a freelancer billing application, or a jQuery date picker in an event management app, or anything else where dates are important. jQuery calendar plugins can allow for seamless navigation and interaction with a calendar, all without having to refresh the page.
This jQuery calendar plugin roundup shows off the best jQuery date picker plugins and calendar browsing plugins that you can quickly and easily implement in your own web apps.
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jQuery Date Picker Plugins:
Period Picker – An easy to use jQuery date picker plugin
This is a jQuery date picker that will enable you to simply add a two dates selectors on any website using jQuery (and if you’re not it’s a good reason to start).
jCal jQuery Date Picker plugin
Super-sexy animated jQuery date picker for multi-day selection with multi-month display. The jQuery date picker 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.
jMonthCalendar jQuery Date Picker
jMonthCalendar is a full month jQuery date picker and calendar that supports events. You simply initialize the jQuery date picker with options and an events array and it can handle the rest.
iCal-like Calendar jQuery Date Picker
With Event Calendar’s jQuery Date Picker you can add a countless number of events to any post or page directly within the New and Edit page, there’s a lot of great functions you can use to freely tweak the event-browsing experience within your PHP template – but some work still should be done in this direction – it’s AJAX ready and the jQuery date picker plugin itself is already localized in 19 languages.
FullCalendar is a jQuery date picker 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 the jQuery date picker 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).
jQuery Week Calendar
The jquery date picker plugin provides a simple and flexible way of including a weekly calendar in your application.
Multiday Calendar Datepicker JQuery Plugin
Multi-day, multi-month animated jQuery date picker plugin that weighs in at 14KB with the uncompressed development version.
Virtual Web Calendar is an open source jQuery date picker calendar application for posting and maintaining events and schedules online, in calendar format.
The hottest news in this jQuery date picker is the usage of mouse wheel to change dates; it is enabled on years, months and days bars.
The sliding jQuery Date Picker
This jQuery date picker 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.
Plans jQuery Date Picker Plugin
One installation of Plans can support many calendars and jQuery date pickers. Calendars can share information with each other. Each calendar is managed independently (unique password, custom options, custom look & feel). Plans supports arbitrary date formats (mm/dd/yy, dd/mm/yy, etc.)