About WebCalendar

WebCalendar is a PHP-based calendar application that can be configured as a single-user calendar, a multi-user calendar for groups of users, or as an event calendar viewable by visitors. MySQL/MariaDB, SQLite3, PostgreSQL, Oracle, DB2, Interbase, MS SQL Server, or ODBC is required.

WebCalendar can be setup in a variety of ways, such as…

  • A schedule management system for a single person
  • A schedule management system for a group of people, allowing one or more assistants to manage the calendar of another user
  • An events schedule that anyone can view, allowing visitors to submit new events
  • A calendar server that can be viewed with iCalendar-compliant calendar applications like Mozilla Sunbird, Apple iCal or GNOME Evolution or RSS-enabled applications like Firefox, Thunderbird, RSSOwl, FeedDemon, or BlogExpress.

Overview of Features

  • XHTML/CSS compliance
  • Multi-user support
  • 30 supported languages: Basque, Bulgarian, Chinese-Big5, Chinese-GB2312, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English-US, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Holo-Big5, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese_BR, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh
  • Auto-detect user’s language preference from browser settings
  • View calendars by day, week, month or year
  • View another user’s calendar
  • View one or more users’ calendar via layers on top of your own calendar
  • Add/Edit/Delete users
  • Add/Edit/Delete events
  • Repeating events including support for overriding or deleting (exceptions)
  • Configurable custom event fields
  • User-configurable preferences for colors, 12/24 time format, Sun/Mon week start
  • Online help
  • Checks for scheduling conflicts
  • Email reminders for upcoming events
  • Email notifications for new/updated/deleted events
  • Export events to iCalendar, vCalendar or Palm
  • Import from iCalendar, vCalendar or Palm
  • Optional general access (no login required) to allow calendar to be viewed by people without a login (useful for event calendars)
  • Users can make their calendar available publicly to anyone with an iCalendar-compliant calendar program (such as Apple’s iCal, Mozilla Calendar or Sunbird)
  • Publishing of free/busy schedules (part of the iCalendar standard)
  • RSS support that puts a user’s calendar into RSS (WebCalendar 1.1+)
  • Subscribe to “remote” calendars (hosted elsewhere on the net) in either iCalendar or hCalendar formats (WebCalendar 1.1+)
  • User authentication: Web-based, HTTP, LDAP or NIS

System Requirements

  • PHP 7.1 or later
  • PHP support and access to one of the following databases:
    • SQLite
    • MySQL/MariaDB
    • Oracle
    • Postgres
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • IBM DB2
  • Access to cron for Linux/Unix systems (to send out reminders)

Development Cost

The following metrics from Ohloh show how much it would have cost to commercially develop WebCalendar.

  • Codebase Size: 63,370 lines
  • Estimated Effort: 15 person-years
  • Estimated Cost: $835,746
  • (As of 09-Apr-2016)

Developer Resources


WebCalendar is available under the GNU General Public License, version 2.

For more information on this license:


Most Recent Changes

Below are the most recent source code commits to github on the master branch.

Download Metrics

  • Downloads via Github: 7992

Related Links

  • Standards
    • RFC 2445: Internet Calendaring and Scheduling Core Object Specification (iCalendar)
    • CalDAV: Calendaring and Scheduling Extensions to WebDAV (DRAFT) 
      [Note: WebCalendar does not yet support CalDAV.)
  • Calendar client applications – You can use the applications to view events stored in WebCalendar if you enable its publishing settings.
  • iCalendar/ics download sites – These sites contain calendars for holidays, sports teams schedules, music converts, etc. You can import these files into WebCalendar.