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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 more filters to shortcode [tribe_events]

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

    97 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!!!

      42 votes
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      • Separate data away from wordpress post meta database tables into independent tables

        A giant way to speed up the performance of events calendar plugin: store the data in dedicated database tables instead of wordpress' post meta.

        Woocommerce just did this and I think all plugin developers who potentially have a lot of data to store should, too:
        https://wptavern.com/woocommerce-custom-product-tables-plugin-now-in-beta-boasts-30-faster-page-loads

        They’re claiming a 30% boost but I ran some tests after migrating test data on a development site with your plugins and I easily got even better performance increase benchmarks! This is a really good idea that you guys would greatly benefit from implementing because the more events that are stored using the current…

        8 votes
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        • 3 votes
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          • multipe check-ins per ticket

            It would be nice if it's possible to have multiple check-ins for a single ticket. For instance: we gave a training and provide a '10 ride' ticket. So attendees can visit the training for 10 times. So the attendee gets a ticket with QR code and the admin can scan this qr code til it reaches for example 10 times.

            3 votes
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            • Autofill the Event Tickets header image

              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.…

              66 votes
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              • Allow relabling of "Event" phrase in the Community Events plugin as well

                For the TEC and TEC PRO plugins, you have a very cool optional plugin called "Relabler". https://theeventscalendar.com/extensions/change-labels-events-venues-organizers/

                Could you add this for the Community Events as well?

                See for more info: https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/the-events-calendar-relabler-doesnt-work-for-community-events/#post-1588890

                Thanks in advance :)

                2 votes
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                • Add "location" to Venue in Events Calendar

                  SEO wise, the Events Calendar prevents rich card feature from google. It's just missing a value for "location" under venue. Unfortunately, there is no "location" field, just Venue.

                  2 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…

                    2 votes
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                    • Meet accessibility criteria

                      The following accessibility issues have been identified:

                      Color
                      – Link text – green link text on white background provides insufficient contrast (NOTE: this issue is caused by the theme rather than the plugin per se) (Hemingway theme).
                      – On the “Welcome” page, on the video, the headings lack sufficient color contrast (blue text on black).
                      – On the “Add New Event” page, in the “Date & Time” section, the hint appears to lack sufficient color contrast (light gray on white).
                      – On the “Tags” page, the “Add New Tag” button seems to provide insufficient color contrast (white text on blue). …

                      1 vote
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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.

                        3 votes
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                        • Satellite view for Google maps

                          Allow the map view to be set as either satellite or road map, instead of defaulting to road map.

                          2 votes
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                          • Enable re-occurring events

                            Many events are re-occuring. Options that would be appreciated:
                            Select weekly (select applicable days of the week)
                            Select monthly (select 1st, 2nd, 3rd or last - and then day of the week)

                            1 vote
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                            • Allow people to view ticket type when using Event Tickets Plus App to check in

                              When using your awesome new app to scan tickets we cannot view what ticket type is being checked in.
                              Unfortunately I'm finding this out the day before our large event which has multiple ticket types available.
                              A simple notice when it scans to say what ticket (type) it is would be perfect.

                              1 vote
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                              • User Created Community Events Tags

                                I would like my members, creating Community Events, to be able to create their own Tags that are related to their Events. Currently they can only search from a very long list of tags I have use in my blog posts.

                                They are able to create their own "Venues" and "Organizers". Being able to create their own "Tags" as well would be helpful.

                                It is very likely that a member submitting an Event would not find an existing Tag related to their Event from the list of tags I have used in my posts.

                                Or is there perhaps a reason,…

                                1 vote
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                                • One-click email current registrants button

                                  Add a button to very quickly email all signed up registrants immediately to keep the aware of any changes or promotions for the event they signed up for.

                                  1 vote
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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.

                                    2 votes
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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.

                                      9 votes
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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.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Salesforce Integreation

                                          Integrate with Salesforce/Marketing Cloud/Pardot

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