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Toolkit's Guide to: Website Calendars

When it comes to adding a calendar to your website, there a lot of options available.

If you want to be able to have a calendar where you can block off dates that are not available to book an appointment/ hotel room/ event/ service, then there are some great FREE calendars that you can use. You can also use them for showing a diary of events/ seminars/ courses etc.

Usually, we recommend Google's Calendar service. We know that it's free to use, it's simple and easy. However, you may be looking for something a bit more bespoke and is easy to customise.

There are a few third party company's to choose from, some with free options, some with paid for services. Most of them offer a way of embedding the calendar into your website page, with a piece of javascript or HTML code. All you need to do, is set up the calendar that you want with the third party company that you've chosen, and provide your web design company with the code to implement it into your site.

Some examples of these third party sites include:

Tockify - Customisable web calendars that blend seamlessly into your site
Upto - The modern calendar for groups and organisations
Timely - Timely makes it easy to add a beautiful and connected event calendar to your website
Google Calendar - Spend less time planning and more time doing with shareable calendars

An example of a Google Calendar, embedded onto a website can be seen below. If you have any questions about adding a calendar to your website, we're here to help!