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We’re always looking for new and awesome ways to improve our products. We think they’re pretty great out of the box, but we also know that there are often things that could make them even better for how folks like yourself use them in the real world. Our tools help the right people, get to the right place at the right time. How can we improve our products and make them super awesome for you and your users? That’s where we can use your help!

If there are features that our products do not currently support but you think would be a huge added value for you and lots of other people, then please share them here with us. The submission form will walk you through a few quick questions to get the ball rolling.

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  1. Add true Subscribe Functionality for iCal & Google

    Downloading an iCal file is NOT THE SAME as a true subscribe to calendar function where users calendars are updated automatically with new events, changes to events and so forth. It's a total disappointment to find out that the other suggestion was closed when it the suggested feature was clearly not implemented. Having a static download is actually worse because users think they've subscribed and never get updates and have no reason to believe that they aren't getting the latest info.

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    • Allow different images for recurring events

      It would be great if recurring events could have different images set for them, for example being able to set a different image for a different date range to create some variety. Or to allow for a slider or rotating set of images to create variety. We have some ongoing classes that occur several times a week and when they all have the same image and there aren't other events to break up the look it starts to get a little ridiculous looking in the list view. I realize for event recognition this may not be optimal for some recurring…

      5 votes
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      • Notifications for Pending Imported Events

        When a new import has been made and the event is set to "waiting for approval" an e-mail is sent to one or more (pre defined by admin) addresses with a message saying "you have new events to approve".

        11 votes
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        • Managing attendees and order information from admin

          As an admin, I need to manage attendees of an event. For example I may need to remove an attendee, or edit the contact information of an attendee, I may also need to add an attendee to an event.

          For example a company buys 4 tickets to an event, but later on finds out that one employee could not make it, the company then calls and ask admin to remove a ticket.

          4 votes
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          • Form fields are missing labels. Please add them for ADA compliance.

            Form fields are missing labels. Please add them for ADA compliance.

            3 votes
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            • Add featured image to Events widget

              We have the ability to choose lots of different data to display or hide... all except image. I really want to show my next three events with images and details below instead of the clunky calendar graphic with the date. it just doesn't look good.

              2 votes
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              • API to create new scheduled imports

                Provide an API for creating new scheduled imports to be executed in Event Aggregator. We need to import thousands of automated import sources to aggregate from on various schedules. An API should enable us to extend the plugin to allow importing these scheduled imports from an external data source. We would like the ability to provide all the information required for creating a scheduled import in a single object or array.

                2 votes
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                • weekly event

                  It will be nice to have a option for a Weekly event

                  2 votes
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                  • Send mail to each attendee (when the buyer takes several tickets)

                    Just imagine. I want to go at the event because is so great. I'm with my friends i want to invite them. I buy 15 tickets. On eah ticket, i will fill the textefields and put each name/surname/mail for my friends. I pay and i will receive my mail with all attendee. But i will be the only one who will receive this mail.
                    If i go to the event not in the same time that my friend, how they can have their tickets?
                    Should be great that even if a buyer takes few tickets, when textflieds (per tcket) are…

                    2 votes
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                    • Event Statistics for Community Organisers

                      I’m an entrepreneur, and I use the community events plugin to enable clubs and bars in London to list their events on my website. The problem is I find it hard to convince them to do so, because the community events plugin doesn’t display any visual or meaningful stats, e.g. how many visitors landed on their individual event pages (should be a stat), how many people bought tickets over time (should be visual like a line chart), how many people abandon the cart etc.

                      Most other ticket platforms show stats for event creators, and it provides valuable information for organisers…

                      2 votes
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                      • Autofill the featured image in WooCommerce Tickets

                        Make it possible to add the WooCommerce Product featured image from within the ticket meta-block in the event. I would be perfectly happy with either of three solutions:
                        1 reusing the header image
                        2 reusing the featured image of the event
                        3 selecting a separate image for just this reason.

                        But can understand if option 1 might conflict with how the image might be used otherwise and option 2 might conflict with the fact that the ticket is stored basically separate from the event, so perhaps option 3 should be it and will save me a lot of time anyway.…

                        3 votes
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                        • Reduce the number of generated WooComerce products

                          This might also be solved by filtering out the tickets from WooCommerce admin's product list, but it seems now that I have no option beside having a product for every individual ticket. It would be nice to be able to reuse an existing product and link that to several event tickets, when they are basically the same but just for a different date, thus allowing to minimizing the number of event-ticket products generated

                          3 votes
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                          • Add a search to the scheduled imports

                            I have 7 pages of scheduled imports and sometimes need to find one of them. Would save a LOT of time over the years if I could just search instead of browsing through 7 pages. Please add to the next upgrade!

                            11 votes
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                            • Display simultaneous events in Week View without overlap

                              Currently, simultaneous events in the Week View display by default as overlapping bubbles.

                              This obscures the title and other information which users need to decide if they want to learn more by hovering or clicking.

                              The Month View currently handles this situation well by stacking the events.

                              Why not make the Week View handle it the same way?

                              5 votes
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                              • Allow editing of events in the registrations view. For example, setting max attendance, turn off registrations, setting registration deadli

                                Allow editing of events in the registrations view. For example, setting max attendance, turn off registrations, setting registration deadline

                                1 vote
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                                • Optional fields for display of Attendee listings and export - SKU, Ticket Type

                                  The list of fields displayed in the attendee listings is quite limited. If an event has multiple ticket variants, it would be useful to be able to filter by SKU or ticket type to create ticket specific lists etc.

                                  1 vote
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                                  • Allow Featured Events to Display at the Top of the Event List Widget

                                    The display from the Event List widget looks better when there is a Featured Event with image at the top. Therefore, I would like an option to show the next Featured Event (or two or three) at top, followed by the non-featured events.

                                    I can almost do this now by using two Event List widgets, one above the other. The top one can be set to "limit to featured events only." If the the bottom widget could be set to "limit to non-featured events," that would do the trick.

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                                    • Editable delay for tooltips

                                      The tooltips for events show up very, very quickly. Practically instaneously. It’d be great if we could easily edit that to provide some delay. Otherwise, on calendars with many events, moving your mouse across the month view is chaotic.

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                                      • Would it be possible for events to not all appear in the posts loop? There should be a warning field x days before

                                        Would it be possible for events to not all appear in the posts loop? There should be a warning field x days before
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                                        • hide event tickets from wordpress & woocommerce search

                                          Since I run a business that sells services, online courses and physical products next to tickets for small workshops and live courses, and find that in the search results there are a lot of tickets for events (both future and past events) that I really don't want in that results. I can't just filter out the product CPT, because I also have other products in store, I do want to show.

                                          So I really need something (preverably a setting) to prevent event tickets from appearing in the search result (both the general WP-search and the WooCommerce Search). Whatever sollution should…

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