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  1. Reminder Emails for X Days Before Event

    Email Attendees of an event automatically with event details X days before event takes place. It would be great if this was a variable number of days.

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    • Automatic Import from Facebook Groups

      Many community organizations use Facebook Groups, instead of Pages to manage their events - Different groups for different clubs in the area etc.
      It'd be great to have an automatic import from FB groups as well.

      24 votes
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      • Create a TBA/TBD or No Date Event

        It would be great to be able to create an event with no date or have the date/time display as TBA (To Be Announced) or TBD (To Be Determined).

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        • Add an option (in settings) to append country code to the "Near LOCATION" search.

          I live in South Africa and like many other users of Events PRO, I find the "Near LOCATION" results erratic, if not useless. I understand that the results are pretty much up to Google, but this does not console me much :)
          We have a town called Bedford in South Africa. There are many towns by the same name all over the world, judging from the dropdown of choices after typing Bedford in "Near LOCATION".

          Sometimes "Bedford, South Africa" will be one of the choices in the dropdown, but mostly not. More often than not the dropdown will contain all…

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            Thanks for the idea!

            At the moment we give use Google’s API to limit returned results to the area (such as country) where you have events. But, Google’s API is ignoring that request. We are looking into alternative options to get this limit enforced and hopefully really improve the search. Hopefully that will help eliminate this problem, but still this is something we will consider adding as well.

            Cheers!

          • Facebook Calendar Import To Specific Calendar

            The facebook plugin seems to just import all the events but I want to import specific events to specific places. Maybe I have a guy who does bbqs that I want in the food section and a guy who does fantasy football parties under another calendar. We should be able to add specific facebook pages to specific calendars making it easier to find what you're interested in. I do not need to see Jims Yoga class if Im looking to go out and have a few drinks, they should not be on the same calendar.

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            • Visibility of past events for organizers

              Hello,

              I would kindly ask you for implementing visibility of past events in "My events" tab.

              Now there are only future events.

              Thank you.

              Tomas

              140 votes
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              • Add option to display a link to event page on facebook

                Add an option to display the facebook event URL on the event page so people can visit facebook event page for more info.

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                • Archive Events from the Backend

                  Make it so you can hide/archive events on the back end so they are no longer in the long list of events, but could be retrieved later if you have another similar event or want to refer to a previous event. Or would be great if you could export events to a CSV file so you could save a copy of them and then delete them from the back end. Either way, it would keep the list of events shorter and cleaner.

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                    Thanks for sending this idea in, Jane! Quick question: are the built-in WordPress post status and filters not helpful here? For example, could you move an event from Published to Draft, then view all Published events from there?

                    We also have another (free) plugin called Advanced Post Manager that would help make that filtering process a lot smoother as well:

                    https://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-post-manager/

                    Let us know if you had a different idea in mind and, if so, what that might look like.

                  • Choose calendar colors in the settings

                    Instead of having to change the CSS, it would be great if you could choose the color scheme in the settings and have that apply across all of the views quickly and easily.

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                      Great idea! We’ve typically taken the stance that The Events Calendar should be less opinionated so developers have more flexibility for integrating it with themes. At the same time, we’ve tossed the idea around internally that perhaps some “opinionated” styles and themes for the calendar could be useful.

                    • Re-think the SEO to cut down on duplicate content and/or options for canonical URLs

                      Idea: Re-think the SEO to cut down on duplicate content and/or options for canonical URLs

                      The current setup means that recurring events are classed as duplicate content by search engines. This is terrible for SEO. There needs to be a way to fix this issue, and I can think of 2:

                      1. Set up the future recurring events so that they all use the same URL. The events on my site are not different year-to-year, so there is no reason the page/content/URL must be different. A single URL would suffice, but placed in the correct recurring dates in the calendar…

                      5 votes
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                      • Make it so Venue and Organizer Dropdowns only display My Venues

                        Why not have a way to only show My Venues and My Organizers on the dropdowns? Our users have no reason to ever use someone else's venue/organizer nor even see them. It's confusing and a long list they don't need. Whether it's a checkbox or a hook so we can add a function, as long as we can do it!

                        MD

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                        • Give category an icon

                          Give category an icon. to make event display easy and intuitive

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                          • Use the Datepicker from Community Events on the Search Bar

                            I think the datepicker used for Adding Community Events should be used on the Event List Search Bar also. It's much more convenient, showing three months at once and easily allowing you to change month and year. The one currently used on the Search Bar only displays one month and makes you click click click to get to a future date.

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                            • Category application onto FB events

                              Automatic application of tribe categories onto imported FB events. Example:

                              FB Page A -> after each import automatically apply category x-z (list)
                              FB Page B -> after each import automatically apply category x-z (list)
                              ...

                              This feature empowers tribe customers to build comprehensive calendars based on many fetched events from different FB pages! Because: The category filter is the KEY for a clear overview when you have masses of events. FB has NO categories - guys this feature give your customer a powerful tool to build better event overview than facebook can deliver.

                              3 votes
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                              • photo view shortcode with filtering

                                Listing upcoming events in chronological order is OK but some events you want to highlight well beforehand. Shortcode to embed photo view on any page with category filtering option would allow one to easily add events to spotlight on each page.

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                                • Display organizer and venue detailed information once selected

                                  DISPLAY the venue and organizer information after making a selection from the drop down pick list. The current program only displays the venue name or organizer name. This can be problematic in situations when a venue or organizer is setup with multiple entries due to minor changes in the data.

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                                  • Countdown Widget - From UPCOMING to ONGOING

                                    The countdown widget no longer shows "next event" when an event is still ongoing. It immeditaely shows the default text of "event is ongoing". However - if the end time of the event has not passed it should still show the event!!

                                    Alternatively - it should still show the event if it is less then halfway through the duration of the event. It's borderline useless that the event countdown disappears right when the event starts.

                                    Keep in mind, all our events are online events so users can easily join after the start time - so the upcoming events widget should…

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Better Invoices for TEC-Orders

                                      Today I ordered TEC Pro with WooTickets for an amount of $ 178 - I guess that is quite much money in relation to other plugins. But that is not the matter I write here.
                                      First there is no other place to put questions after purchase - or is there any?
                                      Second the invoice I've got just can't called so. It is an email which says, that you are so happy that you got my money (from Paypal) and how much. OK - There is an order no - but that is all. It is not the standard for international…

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                                      • Automatically sync Eventbrite with Events Calendar

                                        Automatically sync new Eventbrite events with Events Calendar instead of having to manually enter event IDs for each event you want to add.

                                        12 votes
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                                        • differentiate between Recurring Event and Series

                                          A true recurring event is repeated, and each event can stand on its own, like church is repeated every Sunday.

                                          A series has beginning and an end, and not all events in the series are created equal. Generally someone must sign up/purchase a whole series, like a four week class, where you can't just show up on week 2 or 3.
                                          I suggest a series should have these added features:

                                          * Option to list where event lands in the series in event Title (week 1 of 4, week 2 of 4, etc)
                                          * Option to always hide all instances beyond…

                                          3 votes
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