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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. For "Event Tickets" make RSVP default to 1 instead of 0

    As of now when people land up on my event page http://trainersexpo.com/event/20th-may-2017/ they are not sure what they have to do. So if the RSVP defaults to 1 instead of 0, that would help a lot. I've got emails from close friends saying they couldn't register. :)

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      Howdy Rishi!

      Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out and share this idea, and encouraging others to consider voting for it. I really appreciate your feedback.

      You are not the first person to suggest this. Unfortunately, this feature would break many current users websites. Thus it is not something we can add. However, we are developing a solution that will improve the experience for not only those users, but you as well. It will be very similar to this snippet, which prevents users from submitting the cart unless at least one ticket is selected. When that snippet is inserted in your theme’s functions.php it will behave as described.

      I do have to decline this request, simply because we can not knowingly implement a feature that will be considered a bug by some of our userbase. But, I do really appreciate your feedback, and want to…

    • Add the option to allow the user to download the event ticket.

      Hey, I've been using your plugins for over a year now and the consistent problem of ticket emails not sending can be solved if the option to download the ticket as a pdf was made available. This would reduce the amount of emails about not receiving tickets, the user can log into their account and see the tab My Events with the tickets ready to download and resend as an email.

      I know I'm not alone who is still suffering the emails so this would be a really cool addition.

      Vote it up!!!!

      51 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.

        24 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Admin →
        • 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.…

          6 votes
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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.

            4 votes
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            • Events List Widget Beaver Builder Compatibility – Categories Filter Not Showing in Widget

              When I add your events list widget to Beaver Builder layout, the categories i’ve added do not show as filter options. However, when I add the events list widget to a wordpress sidebar, it works.

              Shortcodes do seem to work and resolve the problem, but they are not an option for a client that is not tech savvy. So I would like to get this resolved if possible.

              Here is what I see when I add events list widget to a wp footer widget area:
              https://www.dropbox.com/s/p9929arverg5cf5/Screenshot%202017-04-19%2002.05.39.png?dl=0

              Here is what I see when I add the same widget to a beaver…

              3 votes
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              • Add a SMS Text messaging option as reminder for events

                Having an email and SMS reminder option for events would be great for teams or groups.

                108 votes
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                • Allow file upload for pdfs

                  Currently community events limits file upload to images. An additional pdf upload would be handy.

                  32 votes
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                  • Make 'Categories' available via the REST Api

                    A simple list of all of the event categories in a separate url would be extremely handy!

                    Exactly like the current wp-json/wp/v2/categories

                    Thanks

                    2 votes
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                      Thank you for taking the time to reach out and share an idea. It’s good to know what would be handy for the devs.

                      To quote our chief strategist “we’ll be adding it for sure”. We do not have an ETA. This was just added to our roadmap which maps out over a years worth of the team’s time and is full up at the moment. But as soon as we’re able this feature will be added. Hopefully it is something we can slip in when there is a small opening.

                      Cheers!
                      - The Modern Tribe Support Team

                    • Change ticket purchase form position on individual events

                      I know that I can change the position of the ticket purchase form globally via Events > Settings > Tickets > Location of Tickets form. For a site with a majority of impulse-purchase events that are low cost, it is a good idea to put the ticket form at the top so people can click it and buy immediately.

                      But there are times, for a few expensive events, when it is better to place the ticket purchase form at the end of the "long sell" so people don't get sticker shock at the top of the event page and click…

                      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…

                        2 votes
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                        • Mark import as featured

                          It would be great if imports could be marked as featured so that all events from that source get featured tag rather than having to go in and manually mark them.

                          3 votes
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                          • Multiple RSVP name inputs fields

                            When someone clicks to 3 RSVPs attending - I want to have them add each individual attendee name. Right now RSVPs are only allowed to enter one name.

                            Also I'm needing to add more text fields to the RSVP form.

                            Also is there a way to modify the excel sheet to export this extra field data?

                            2 votes
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                            • Combine the Advanced Filter Bar with Standard Filter Bar

                              It would be great if the advanced filter bar completely replaced the standard bar once installed. This was we can maintain the functionality of both, but only have a single filter/search bar on the screen. Right now it is a bit confusing to have two separate filters. I have noticed several complains on the forums and on the feature request page stating that viewers are becoming confused by the filter options and unable to find their desired events. Although many solutions have been proposed, I think merging the two bars would mitigate a majority of the concerns and reduce space…

                              52 votes
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                                6 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a category filter to the PRO calendar, or charge less for the Filter Bar.

                                I just need a simple category filter, nothing as complex as the Filter Bar. $89 is a lot to pay for that. Filter Bar Lite for for categories would be OK for a lower price.

                                2 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Admin →
                                • Collect All Attendee Information on a Separate Page

                                  I'm happy to see that we can now collect info from all attendees. However, it is a bit problematic to collect this information on the event page. It would be a more advantageous workflow if the users were allowed to input the attendee information on either the checkout page or a page specifically designed for this purpose. Requesting attendee information on the event page causes design conflicts and can make the page very cluttered/large depending upon the amount of tickets purchased and information requested. I highly recommend that you adjust the UX accordingly for a more user friendly experience.

                                  20 votes
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                                  • One-page Checkout on Event pages

                                    For a streamlined purchase process, put the checkout form directly on the Event page. (See Woocommerce One-Page Checkout by Prospress)

                                    This would also solve the request by several people to be able to skip the Cart page to go direct to Checkout, and might also resolve the issue of quantities being changed in the Cart or at Checkout.

                                    If there were a dynamic panel right above the checkout form that summarized the custom data fields that would also potentially resolve the issue of making changes during checkout that are then not reflected in those fields .

                                    There are a few…

                                    26 votes
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                                    • Check if importing from Facebook URL already

                                      I have added a URL in twice as Facebook schedule. I forgot I was importing from that Facebook page already.

                                      If it could check the main URL (excluding any attributes such as ?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser as an example ) or at least have a search box to filter imports by name it would clear up this slight issue.

                                      14 votes
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                                      • Plural of events

                                        In Dutch, we do not use caps in sentences except on the start of a sentence.
                                        In list view, the page title is "Upcoming Events".
                                        In Dutch, that should be "Volgende evenementen".
                                        I can not find a way to suppress the cap on "Evenementen".

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Allow for multiple selection criteria for importing FB events

                                          Currently, when you import a facebook event url, you can only select ONE category choice. We then have to re-open the event after and select other categories. Its a huge waste of time. If you are doing multiple events, you ofter forget to go back and fix it later.

                                          4 votes
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