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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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  • Look to see if someone else has suggested the same idea, or something very similar. Many ideas are being submitted and it’s very possible that another request already exists. In that case, add your vote to the existing request.
  • Be as descriptive as possible. What does the feature do? Where would it be located? Who would use it? How does this improve the overall experience of managing an events calendar in WordPress?
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  1. Reminder Emails for X Days Before Event

    Email Attendees of an event automatically with event details X days before event takes place. It would be great if this was a variable number of days.

    320 votes
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    • Subscribe to Calendar via iCal

      Whilst people can download a calendar to iCal I would like them to be able to 'subscribe' to a calendar so they get updates we post to events.

      295 votes
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      • Subscribe to Calendar with Google Calendar

        Whilst people can download a calendar to Google Calendars I would like them to be able to 'subscribe' to a calendar so they get updates we post to events.

        210 votes
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        • add waitlist capability

          If events are sold out, it'd be nice to have a waitlist capability for last minute ticket cancellations.

          200 votes
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            Some folks have started using the free Event Tickets addon as a waitlist ( https://wordpress.org/plugins/event-tickets/ ). With that plugin installed a new type of ticket becomes available: RSVP. You can add RSVPs “tickets” to sold out events. This allows users to share their email address if they are interested in attending. You can then email the list of interested users when a ticket becomes available.

            With some minor wording modification you can even rename RSVP to “Waitlist” and change any other verbiage to help make this a decent wait list feature for your website.

            We are of course still interested in building a true waitlist feature. It is something we are discussing and thinking over. In the mean time though we hope the solution above will help at least some of y’all meet your needs.

            Thank you very much for your valued feedback. Cheers!
            - The Modern Tribe Support…

          • Make it possible to print calendar

            For folks who send out calendars via PDF or need to make photocopies, it would be great to have a printable version.

            176 votes
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            • Allow users to Subscribe to Calendar via email

              Allow users to subscribe to the Events Calendar, so that they can receive an email informing them of upcoming events.

              171 votes
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                Howdy Guys,

                Thanks for all the votes and feedback regarding this subscription/newsletter idea. It is something we have talked about a lot as a result of your feedback.

                The author of Events Calendar Newsletter, a third party plugin, just wrote an excellent tutorial regarding integrating that plugin with The Events Calendar so folks can subscribe to your calendar. It covers sending out event based newsletters, possible ways to add a subscribe button to your site, and so forth. It seems ideally suited to the folks requesting this feature. :) We have heard nothing but good things from the users of this Newsletter plugin and wanted to share this possible 3rd party solution with y’all that’s available now.

                Cheers!

                - Brook

              • Duplicate Events

                If we could copy and event to make a new one, it would save us from having to retype details that stay the same. The only thing we would have to change would be the date.

                120 votes
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                  Thanks for the votes here. Multiple users report successfully using a third-party plugin to duplicate events. You’ll need to look for a plugin that can duplicate Custom Post Types.

                  Hopefully the third-party plugins suggested in the comments will work for now, and perhaps we’ll add this as a built in feature in the future.

                  At this point there is even third-party plugin meant specifically for our products :-)

                  Check it out: https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicate-tec-event/

                • 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.

                  99 votes
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                  • One event with multiple venues

                    If I have three venues that have the same event it would be nice to list all three venues instead of three events.

                    89 votes
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                    • Create a Visual Composer Extension

                      Create a module that can be configured using Visual Composer so that an event can be featured on the homepage or a list of upcoming events with a particular tag(s) or categories display

                      e.g. show next 3 events in category Y

                      61 votes
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                        Hello all,

                        Without being a full-fledged solution, please note that the upcoming version 4.3 of Events Calendar Pro will include a shortcode for the full calendar.

                        This will most likely cover a lot your needs such as:
                        1) Having the full calendar on the home page
                        2) Integrating the Calendar in a fixed container while using Visual Composer

                        Stay tuned!

                      • Month View > Have multi-day events 'span' the consecutive days rather than individual entries each day

                        Google and Outlook do this in their calendars and it helps make the 'calendar' view more user friendly to see one block that spans 3 days rather than 3 individual entries for the same event

                        60 votes
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                        • [Multisite] A single calendar on the front page and it should contain ALL events across the network.

                          At this time, there is no way to share the calendar across sites. Each subsite has it’s own calendar.

                          Add or share all network sites events (from the multisite installs) from their calendars to the main WP install calendar. I mean I want to have a single calendar on the front page and it should contain ALL events across the network.

                          I think it is a cool idea and you can see how that could be super useful & time saving.

                          Can this be done?

                          59 votes
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                          • Geolocation Upcoming Events Widget

                            Widget shows upcoming events within X miles of visitor's IP address.

                            52 votes
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                            • Reorganize how recurring events show up only in admin area

                              My customer has a very large database of events (currently about 35.000). Many of them are recurring events, with quite some recurring over several weeks each day! This makes it hard:
                              - to identify the actual event (as in the understanding of our client the event is WHAT happens and not WHEN, so differentiation by dates and showing all of the does not make much sense
                              - to keep an overview of all current/coming events, as basically you have 1 same event there over several pages.
                              - edit the right (first occurrence) of the event, if something changes later.

                              This…

                              52 votes
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                              • Recurrence vs. repeating events

                                Scenario: A singe event that spans several days at the same time. For example a 3-day seminar or class that is 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on all three days.

                                As it stands now, when you setup the recurrence pattern, on the calendar it looks like three separate events on separate dates. I would be nice to see it span the dates. More so, if you set a price, on the surface it looks like the price is 'X' amount for each day and not for the entire event.

                                I have seen this functionality in other premium event calendars.

                                51 votes
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                                • Create a TBA/TBD or No Date Event

                                  It would be great to be able to create an event with no date or have the date/time display as TBA (To Be Announced) or TBD (To Be Determined).

                                  50 votes
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                                  • Community Events > Only show My Organizers or Venues

                                    It would be great if the Organizer could be a registered user with certain role attribute for that user. For example is a user is an author a drop down list of all the users (who are authors) could be linked as the organizer for an event(s).
                                    This feature could also be very useful in the community events form. The logged in user should be the default organizer. The Admin can determine whether this can be changed or not depending on restrictions that the admin can set.
                                    Would love to see this feature!

                                    46 votes
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                                    • Add a "Today" button in the calendar view so people can quickly jump back to Today.

                                      Just like most other calendaring software, add a button labelled "Today".
                                      Clicking it will bring the person immediately back to viewing today's date.

                                      For extra smoothness, Have the button only show up when today's date is not visible in the view.

                                      44 votes
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                                      • Venue Map - all Venues

                                        Each venue has an address and can display a Google Map showing people where it is.
                                        I need a single map which displays all venues. (Perhaps restrict the map to include only venues with events in a given date range.) For the map markers, allow a different marker per category, with venue details in a pop-up box, and marker grouping in case there are several venues close to each other.
                                        Several GPL plugins exist to produce a decent multi-marker map. Perhaps integration with one of them?

                                        43 votes
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                                        • Directory/list of Venues

                                          A directory listing or table of contents function for the Venues. A Venues listing page would add a monetizing feature for ecp

                                          43 votes
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