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  1. Add more filters to shortcode [tribe_events]

    Add more filters and options to the [tribe_events] shortcode so that it can be customized more.

    84 votes
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    • Option to change Google Maps to other Maps provider

      USE Open Street Maps as it is free. Google maps is no longer free!!!

      33 votes
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      • Autofill the featured image in Event 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.…

        43 votes
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        • Extend date range in event aggregator to allow more than the next 3 months to be imported

          I have imports to make from calendars which are only seasonal, e.g. some special events in september only. Unfortunately I cannot aggregate them because i can only go 3 months into the future.

          More options would be appreciated here, at least 12 months (or even unlimited if possible and of course on your own risk). I hacked it in now myself but that's not the best solution obviously.

          And would the amount limit not still be in place?

          (and for the record, I am using the custom url to import from other tribe event calendars)

          2 votes
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          • Enable Additional Fields support in Other URL imports

            I believe that the use case is a valuable one. We have a group event calendar whereby having Additional Fields import capability could be utilized to easily customize various event listings coming in from various "Other URL" scheduled imports from participating organizations. Everyone would use the same set of Additional Fields to specify information about their event. We would then use these field values as variables for controlling the ultimate display of the event item at runtime.

            1 vote
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            • allow user to save/star events

              Allow users to save, star or favourite events. So they can plan which events they would like to attend. This would be a huge value-add to the end user where there are a lot of events to choose from and they may want to attend a few.

              6 votes
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              • Allow save custom recurrence rule set and apply to new event

                I'd like to be able to create a set of recurrence rules, with both regular occurrences and exclusions - and then save them as a custom named ruleset that I can apply to another event.

                We have many events that run on a regular basis outside of school term-times. We can manually exclude the dates that fall within school holidays, but it would be a massive timesaver to only have to do this once and save it as for example "school holidays 2018" so that we can apply this custom set of rules to any other event. This has broader…

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                • "Hide" event categories in Filter Bar

                  PLEASE make it so that an unused category (no events associated) is not displayed in the filter bar drop down. It looks unprofessional if I have categories that can be chosen with no events. Thanks.

                  1 vote
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                  • Event statistics report

                    Our organization would like an easy way to compile event statistics for a specific time period (calendar year, for example). TEC doesn't include any such reporting functionality and I'm not aware of any 3rd party solutions to this other than using an SQL tool.

                    Data that we would be interested in includes:

                    * number of events in the time period
                    * number of tickets sold in the time period
                    * total revenue for the time period

                    Thanks!

                    8 votes
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                    • 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.

                      55 votes
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                        We are planning to add this functionality when we have some open development resources to complete it. Thank you all for your patience!

                        This snippet changes the “iCal Export” buttons to be webcal:// links, which suggests to calendar applications that they should subscribe instead of downloading the .ics file.

                        It requires The Events Calendar version 4.6.5 or newer.

                        https://gist.github.com/cliffordp/be034504a2c530495b7d58e704352069

                        Please reference https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/implementing-custom-code-snippets/ for how to implement custom code snippets and let us know how this works for you.

                      • Add a new Event in Month View

                        It would be great to have a month view with the possibility to add a new event directly.

                        2 votes
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                        • Resize pictures automatically and speed up pages

                          The events calendar has options to show events in widgets and in the calendar. There it always uses the standard wordpress pictures and does not resize them. This is a problem for users, as they have to load a lot of data. It also reduces the page rank at Google.
                          Therefore I want the plugin to resize the images automatically to save data and rank better in Google.

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                          • have an option for setting defaults for the meta fields. Such as defaulting to "All Day Event"

                            It would be great if the Event Settings included options to set defaults. I'd love to be able to default new events to ALL DAY, rather than having to check that box every time.

                            2 votes
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                            • Save attendee information in woocommerce customer account for future orders

                              If a customer would like to order a ticket more often, he must fill in any custom attendee fields again and again. In our case (a solution for a customer) this is very complicated with 8 fields. It would be very convenient if the inputs of these fields could be saved for future orders. It is conceivable that the attendee data from the last order could be inserted at the push of a button.

                              2 votes
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                              • Add unique classes to each month title in span.tribe-events-list-separator-month

                                I’m using JS to add the name of the month as a class to the span.tribe-events-list-separator-month

                                The goal is to use custom graphics for the month headings instead of text. The JS I’m using is not very foolproof, and only fires when the page is finished loading. I had to hide the “next/prev events” buttons, because they reload the page with ajax, so my JS doesn’t get triggered, and the month headings then “disappear”.

                                If that span had a class with the month name or month number in it already, I wouldn’t need the JS, and it would work perfectly.

                                1 vote
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                                • Add ability to change the url parameter name in the Filter Bar from "tribe_" to "*somethinghere_*"

                                  Add ability to change the url parameter name in the Filter Bar from:

                                  /?tribe_city=

                                  to
                                  /?somethinghere_city=

                                  1 vote
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                                  • Make gigpress responsive

                                    Can you make the gigpress shows (future/past) layout truly responsive?

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Forgotten Password/Username Function

                                      Forgotten Password/Username button on the Sign In/Register page. Urgently needed! Thanks.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Allow imports from Ticketmaster

                                        Would be nice to be able to import events from Ticketmaster (using their Discovery API?)

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                                        • Add names/aliases to imports

                                          iCalendar imports don't have the ability to be named, which makes working with them confusing – I have a whole bunch of imports called "calendar", and I don't know which is which.

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