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WP Datepicker

A great plugin to implement custom styled jQuery UI datepicker site-wide.

Easy to implement with a simple CSS selector input field.

Video Tutorial:

Compatibility List:

  • GuavaPattern
  • Genesis
  • Thesis
  • WooThemes
  • Gantry
  • Carrington Core
  • Hybrid Core
  • Options Framework
  • Redux Framework
  • SMOF
  • UPThemes
  • Vafpress
  • Codestar
Author Fahad Mahmood
Contributors fahadmahmood
Tags calendar, datepicker, jquery-ui, popup, widget
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    WP Datepicker > Default Settings Page - 1

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    WP Datepicker > Preview - 2

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    WP Datepicker > Preview - 3

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    WP Datepicker > Preview - 4

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    WP Datepicker > Implementation inside content editor

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    WP Datepicker > Preview - 5

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    WP Datepicker > Settings Page - 2

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    WP Datepicker > Settings Page - 3

How to install the plugin and get it working:


  1. Go to your wordpress admin ""

  2. Login and then access "

  3. Upload and activate this plugin

  4. Now go to admin menu -> settings -> WP Datepicker


  1. Download the WP Datepicker installation package and extract the files on

    your computer.

  2. Create a new directory named WP Datepicker in the wp-content/plugins

    directory of your WordPress installation. Use an FTP or SFTP client to

    upload the contents of your WP Datepicker archive to the new directory

    that you just created on your web host.

  3. Log in to the WordPress Dashboard and activate the WP Datepicker plugin.
  4. Once the plugin is activated, a new WP Datepicker sub-menu will appear in your Wordpress admin -> settings menu.


  • minDate & maxDate added in Pro version.


  • Fixed: Stopping google translate from translating datepicker.


  • A few minor fixes.
  • FAQ's are added.


  • Code Generator Added.


  • An important fix related to mobile responsive layout.


  • An important fix.


  • A few important tweaks.


  • A javascript file excluded.


  • More styles are added.


  • Options & ColorPicker added for Pro Users.


  • Initial Commit

Is this compatible with all WordPress themes?

Yes, it is compatible with all WordPress themes which are developed according to the WordPress theme development standards.

Is everything ready in this plugin for final deployment?

Every theme will have different global styles so a few stylesheet properties will be required to be added and/or modified.

How to install WP Datepicker and Configure

1) Go to plugin section (wp-admin) click on add new and then write wp datepicker in search bar 2) Click on install button wp datepicker and then click on activate respectively 3) Settings Menu > WP Datepicker > Settings Page

Here we have a few options:

a) First option is Configure WP Datepicker by Input field's Id b) Second option is Configure WP Datepicker by Input field's Class c) Third option is Configure WP Datepicker by Input field's attribute. e.g. name, type and HTML5 data

How to install WP Datepicker and Configure it with Contact Form 7

Go to Contact Menu (wp-admin) after installation of contactform7 plugin, click on Contact forms and here we have a contact form 1 by default, click on it. You will see something like this:

Your Name (required) [text* your-name] Your Email (required) [email* your-email] Date 2 [date date-134 class:dp] Subject [text your-subject] Your Message [textarea your-message] [submit "Send"]

Create a new field with an id "#Calendar" Like: Date [date date-726 id:calendar] Create second field with a class ".dp" Like: Date 2 [date date-134 class:dp] Create second field with a class ".dp" like: Date 3 [date date-499] having no id and class

I) Now go to the options panel in the input field write id of the first input field with hash sight #calendar and click on save then refresh page, here first input field have a calendar and other two fields do not have this calendar.

II) Now we configure with second option write second input field's class here with dot sign by separating with comma like #calendar, .bday then refresh your page and here the second field also has this calendar.

III) Now configure with input field's name, write it by separating comma like #calendar, .bday, input [name="datepicker"] and refresh your page. Click on the third field to try, this field will also have this calendar option.

Finally: The first "Date" field is configured with id, second "Date 2" with input field's class and third "Date 3" with input field's name.

How can i report an issue to the plugin author?

It's better to post on support forum but if you need it be fixed on urgent basis then you can reach me through my blog too. You can find my blog link above.

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A brief Markdown Example

Ordered list:

  1. Can be used with WooCommerce
  2. Exceptional support is available
  3. Developed according to the WordPress plugin development standards


The WP Datepicker plugin is copyright © 2014-2015 by Fahad Mahmood. It uses custom code written by Fahad Mahmood or taken from open discussion forum(s) according to the terms of the GNU General Public License. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under

the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free

Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any

later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY

WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A

PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Version 1.2.9

Requires WordPress version: 3.0.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 02 Feb 2017

Date Added: 28 Aug 2015

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