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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.

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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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      • 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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          • 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.

              • 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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                  • 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.

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                    • Additional Fields Should Support Date Fields

                      I would LOVE IT if additional fields supported dates and date ranges, and the filter bar would search in a date rage.

                      For instance, our events have a registration open and close date, but we're not responsible for ticketing. To allow our users to see what events have opened recently would be huge. :)

                      2 votes
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                      • Featured Image for Calendar Share

                        Featured Image for Calendar Share

                        If you want to share your calendar on Social Media (like LinkedIn or Facebook) those sites will automatically pick up an image to display whether you like it or not.

                        At the moment there is no way to control that image in the Calendar settings. By default Facebook or Linkedin will just pick up the first available image from your website which in most cases, will have nothing to do with your Events Calendar.

                        All Tribe need to do is add the option in settings to upload an image you want to display when you…

                        5 votes
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                        • Bring an Android & iOS app for adding Events directly to website.

                          Greetings,
                          I am writing this to give you a suggestion to develop an Android and iOS app for your Event Plugin. I am a freelancer an often use this plugin for my clients as I love it. Unfortunately, Many Clients do not want to login to their dashboard to add an event. They often say if there is any way to add events from mobile phone or if they can add an event on Google Calendar, it should be added on Website Events page too on auto. So I face such feedback. Today I thought to give you a suggestion…

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                          • Add option to reorder zip and city for certain countries

                            In quite a few european countries, the usual (and also "correct" in terms of what postal services expect on an envelope) way to write addresses is like this:

                            Venue Name
                            Street 23
                            12345 City
                            Country

                            While the notation of street and number ("123, Park Avenue" vs. "Hauptstraße 17") isn’t an issue (since it’s only one field in the database), addresses like "Berlin, 12345 Deutschland" (instead of the correct "12345 Berlin, Deutschland" are quite disturbing.

                            I am aware that src/views/modules/address.php could be customized by the user, but I would strongly suggest to add an option to reorder zip and city. This…

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                            • Update the Countdown SHORTCODE to include next event functionality

                              The Events Calendar is a great plugin and very useful for a lot of situations. My one major suggestion so far is as follows:

                              It would be very helpful to add the "countdown to next event" functionality to the Countdown shortcode. The widget doesn't always fit into a sites design and having to update the current shortcode every time an event passes is quite cumbersome.

                              The shortcode can be styled using css to greater effect in some cases.

                              There was a functions.php code addition that someone added in the support forums for this in 2016 but it tends to break…

                              1 vote
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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.

                                13 votes
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                                • Option for "all day" events placement in one day page

                                  Please add an option to put "All day" event at top or bottom in One Day page.

                                  There are events that starts at a specified hour, but actually they are always put after "One day" events

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                                  • Shortcode to display all Event Categories used

                                    I would love to see a shortcode that scrobbles all event categories used (with filter parameters built in, of course) in much the same way that Wordpress can scrobble all post categories by default in a sidebar widget. Also, some kind of automated Javascript that gives you the option (maybe in the settings or back-end) to specify which pages you'd like to display the event category widget on (i.e. all event-related pages, everything under /event and /events) would be awesome.

                                    I could definitely see the utility of this feature in other applications besides just a sidebar event categories widget, but…

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                                    • customize shortcode colors

                                      I used the WP customizer to style the default event page, but those settings don’t carry over when using shortcodes on other website pages. Without being able to set the style (primarily the bg colors for tables, title colors, cal info text etc) for the various calendar instances when using shortcodes, I'm unable to use them at all since they don't match the branding of my client site (currently using Avada theme) and are thus difficult to read by default. The purpose of me using a premium plug-in like this is to avoid having to customize theme files and stylesheets,…

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                                      • Allow x Number of Upcoming Recurring Events to Display

                                        It would be great to be able to show more than just only one upcoming event in a recurring series. Ideally this would be per recurring event series so you could customize it different for different recurring events. This would be helpful in situations where one recurring event dominates the calendar for the next few weeks, but you still want to be able to show more than just one.

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                                        • edit single item in series

                                          Hi,

                                          Add a way to edit a single item in a recurring event, so that you can edit one date instead of changing all of them

                                          57 votes
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