How to Display a Calendar in WordPress Sidebar

WordPress comes with a default Calendar widget which allows you to display a simple looking calendar on your sidebar. This calendar will display the current month of the year. And today’s date will be highlighted. Here’s an example:

What’s interesting about this calendar is that visitors will be able to click on the dates. And prior to clicking on any of the dates, the visitor will be presented with the posts that are published on that particular date.

For example, if I click on the 11th of April 2019 date, the posts that are published on that date will be displayed to me.

It’s a daily archive feature built into the calendar.

This Calendar widget will come in handy especially for blogs with lots of posts published.

It’s a 2-in-1 feature which allows visitors to check out the date in case they lost track of it and also allows visitors to check out some of your old posts based on dates.

If you want to add this Calendar widget to your sidebar, head over to Appearance > Widgets.

Next, add the Calendar widget to your sidebar.

And save the changes.

That’s it! There’s no configuration needed at all. The calendar should appear like what you see at the beginning of this post.