How to add jQuery UI Datepicker in WordPress

JQuery UI Datepicker library once integrated with WordPress allows a user to view all posts for a selected date using advance search feature. Users don’t have to go through different pages to find a particular article for a date they want to see. Simply they can select the date from jQuery calendar and with just a single click, all data will be displayed for that particular date.

Below is the guideline for adding jQuery datepicker:

  1. Add WordPress core jQuery UI Datepicker library to your theme’s functions.php file:
  2. To add theme of your own choice to calendar, paste the following code once jQuery UI datepicker is enqueued:
  3. Here is the JavaScript code for binding datepicker event with text label and “update_date” class:

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