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  1. Optimize / clean up event submit form by removing selectable options

    The event submit form has several options that are not needed to be selected *every time* an event is submitted by a user or are not necessarily be selectable by the user:

    a) Show Google Maps (we want to show it all the time)
    b) Show link to Google Maps (we want to show it all the time)
    c) Select if the currency symbol is before or after the costs shown (we want it always be shown after the currency)

    I would recommend to turn them out of the event submit form and move them to the Events Calendar settings.…

    10 votes
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    • Make Filter Bar compatible with shortcoded calendars

      Would be nice to add the filter bar feature to every page with a calendar via shortcode, not only in the event page.

      Then it would allow you to make filtered calendars on pages, and let to the user play with the other fields to check information.

      37 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Admin →
      • Connect (sync) with Microsoft Exchange

        We need a calendar plugin that will be able to connect to an exchange calendar.

        This plugin has most of the features we need in a WP calendar system minus the connection with Exchange.

        We are going to be building a 120+ multisite environment and each of those sites need to have a calendar connected to their own calendar within exchange.

        See my other suggestion for a different approach.

        1 vote
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        • Two way iCal sync for editors

          We need a calendar plugin that will be able to be edited via Outlook (iCal 2-way sync).

          This plugin has most of the features we need in a WP calendar system minus the connection with Exchange (or 2-way iCal sync for editors).

          We are going to be building a 120+ multisite environment and each of those sites need to have a calendar that can be edited from within Outlook (iCal 2-way sync).

          See my other suggestion for a different approach.

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          • "This Weekend" / "This Week" / "This Month" Options in Filter Bar / Tribe Bar

            Such a feature would help tremendously for people who want to know what's on this weekend or see what's coming up next month. This isn't immediately obviously when looking at the a chronological list of events and the date picker is cumbersome for this sort of task.

            3 votes
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            • Each Day Needs it's Own Hours

              When I create a venue, it assumes that M-F hours are the same, but we are always open late on Fridays. I have one venue that is closed on Tuesdays. We need each day to have it's own hours.

              3 votes
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              • allow admin to pick/choose categories and custom fields

                We have many internal categories and some custom fields which are not appropriate for the general population.

                I suggest allowing the admin to pick / choose which categories and custom fields are displayed for community events add view

                1 vote
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                • Beaver Builder Compatibility - Full Integration So Everything Works

                  Beaver Builder's Page Builder is hugely popular with over 275K downloads. Right now the widget don't work completely in the page builder. Some functionality is missing and there are bugs.

                  It would be grand of there could be a concerted effort to make sure Event Calendar is fully compatible with Beaver Builder.

                  6 votes
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                  • Improve the Events Aggregators "built-in REST API" to allow create/delete/update of events from a JSON feed that is NOT ECP.

                    Improve the Events Aggregators "built-in REST API" to allow create/delete/update of events from a JSON feed that is NOT ECP.

                    2 votes
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                    • Selling tickets thru WooCommerce Product Page, and not the Event Page - Improvements

                      I use Beaver Builder and (more importantly) the new Beaver Themer plugin which allows for Woo product pages to be way more easily styled (praise be!). In order to benefit from those plugins, I would need to sell tickets using Woo’s product page and not the single event page. To that end I have followed your article:

                      https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/selling-tickets-from-the-woocommerce-products-page/

                      That mostly made sense, and worked. However, doing that you lose some functionality associated with the event page’s “Add to Cart” code. Namely, Woo’s “Add to Cart” won’t trigger the prompts for custom attendee data (if set).

                      Would be great if the…

                      4 votes
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                      • An additional plugin that would allow for iOS Passbook integration.

                        An additional plugin that would allow for iOS Passbook integration.
                        So hypothetically, upon purchasing one or more tickets, I'm given the Passbook logo as a prompt by which if I'd click it, the tickets would be added to my iPhone's Passbook.

                        2 votes
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                        • Allow users to vote on events that they wish to be published

                          Allow users to add 'no date' events that can be voted on by other users. Once the set vote amount has been reached the event will be added by an admin. As certain vote goals are met, extra activities/features are added to the event that make it more appealing. (Sort of like crowd funding, but for event voting.)

                          I have been trying to make this work for events with no luck, as it is tied to e-commerce. But, it would be similar to this idea... https://themeforest.net/item/startup-idea-crowdfunding-wordpress-theme/11142088

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                          • Make it easy to separate community from other events

                            Now, community events (CE) all get merged into the Main event calendar. We have no control to speak of to keep the two separate. I can call just CE, or I can call everything BUT CE, but there is no simple way just remove CEs from the from the MC. All your filters are -inclusive- and you have no -exclude- filters. If our categories change (as they do) with the current setup we also have to edit every -inclusive- call.

                            2) there is no way for force a category on CEs. Folks adding a new ce have the option of…

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                            • Information Assistants (field date)

                              Hello: I think it would be a good option, to have the possibility of adding a Date field to the ticket, to collect here the information entered by the assistant. For example, we could use it to collect the date of birth, the day you want to book a specific event ...

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                              • Daylight Saving Alert

                                If you run a site in a UTC timezone that uses GMT in Winter and observes DST (Daylight Saving Time) during the Summer (e.g. London/Europe uses BST (British Summer Time) in the Summer) and you are creating a recurring event series that spans the switch between GMT & BST time-zones (or vice-versa), then an alert should appear warning the user that it's not possible, and that they should create two event series that split the event either side of the timezone change. Otherwise, event in the series after the timezone change get incorrectly formatted.

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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!

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                                  • Generic json event import

                                    I would like to take a json file, have the Event Aggregator allow me to map fields to TEC fields and then schedule the event import like any other scheduled import

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                                    • Option to disable recurring events

                                      I have had issues with the unaccountable generation of multiple recurrences for events that were intended to be single events. We never have recurring events. I'd therefore like an option to disable the recurring events feature to avoid these issues

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                                      • 1 vote
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                                        • Make the orders screen able to export a csv like the attendees screen can.

                                          It would be great if you could export the orders report like the attendees report. My client needs both reports for different uses, and it's counter intuitive to provide a file for one and necessitate a login for the other.

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