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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!

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  1. Create black out dates for community submitted events, such as holidays

    Allow for an event to have a "priority" that can override & block out other events on that day

    As an example ... I have a fitness center client that has 40 recurring events and they fall on the same day of the week as Christmas. It would be great to set up "Christmas" to be the main event that 1 day and override all the other events that are recurring so we don't have to modify the 40 events because they are closed on that holiday.

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    • Widget Displaying Recently Added Events

      My users have requested a feature to allow them to see recently posted events - very useful for those who check the calendar regularly.

      26 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.

        170 votes
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          Thank you guys so much for this idea, and explaining the various use cases where it would be helpful. This has been some tremendous feedback, and helps us understand how best to address your needs.

          Some of you will benefit best from our upcoming templating feature, which would allow you to easily duplicate event details from one event to another while changing only the things that vary, such as a venue. Others will no doubt enjoy the ability to link arbitrary events together as one event series. This might be ideal for conventions and large events with multiple days and facilities. This too is an upcoming feature.

          The rest would clearly enjoy the ability to have just one event with multiple venues, as you can do with organizers. Thanks to all of your excellent feedback this too is now a feature on our roadmap. It will likely be implemented as…

        • Provide a way to set an indeterminate time/TBA/TBD for events

          An indeterminate time would be useful for placeholder-style events where the specific details aren't known. A plugin-level setting for the text to display, e.g. "TBA", would be nice too.

          145 votes
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          • Choose Which Events Show on Blog, Rather than All or None

            Maybe you could see a window with a list of all the events, and check which ones to add to the blog, or you could choose an event category whose events would show on the blog.

            30 votes
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            • Event Slider

              Ability to add code to a slider to display one event per slide. The code syntax would contain the first, second, third, etc event to be displayed. A slide template would be available for customization. Expired events would not be displayed. Provide an alternate default slide in the case where there are no upcoming events.

              54 votes
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              • Date Range Picker

                You can only pick a start date with 3.0.

                If you have many hundreds of events coming up, many of them at the same location, map view becomes an unwieldy mess.

                I suggest, like Google Analytics, the option to pick a RANGE.

                176 votes
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                • Add support for the calendar in a subdirectory like /subdir/events/

                  Currently we can use /Events or /Calendar as the root level or slug. I propose having the ability to use /Football/Schedule or /Parents/Calendar

                  13 votes
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                  • Add social share options

                    Add an option for these custom posts (each event) for social sharing (FB, twitter, etc. etc.) which will allow visitors to share directly a particular event from the event page.

                    38 votes
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                    • Allow different page layouts for calendar views and single events

                      I would love if the calendar was one page layout (in my case full width) and an event page a different one (in my case with a sidebar). The calendar needs lots of room so it makes it sense to display it full width but for an event page I would like to show ads and other content in a sidebar.

                      63 votes
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                      • Setting to select the default view for category pages

                        At the moment, you have the option to select a default view for the main shop page, but the category pages default to a list view regardless of what you have selected for the shop page. I'd like to see the ability to select the default view for both the shop page and the category pages, but in the absence of this, I would think it would be better for the category pages default to be the same as what was selected for the main shop page.

                        3 votes
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                        • Simple/Summary View

                          I would love to see a simple or summary view of events. Just a list showing each event on one line with date, event name, organiser, and venue (and maybe a category): Eg:

                          July
                          06 - Tuesday Track at DISC - Brunswick Cycling Club - DISC
                          07 - The Loop Criterium - Eastern Veterans Cycling Club - Yarra Boulevard
                          etc.

                          19 votes
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                          • No end time option

                            Though most events have a start time, they often do not have a definate end time. Please add an option not to define an event end time.

                            71 votes
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                              Good idea! I definitely see how this would be useful for you. One way you can already achieve this is to set the end time of the event to the same as the start time. Only the one time will show, so List View looks something like this (http://d.pr/i/FhYb) and the single event page looks like this (http://d.pr/i/hRxR). However, this doesn’t work if you use the Week View, as the event doesn’t show any time span.

                              If you want to remove the end time for all of your events, you can use this snippet: https://gist.github.com/ckpicker/75fecbc6209538b1daf2

                            • Additional fields for venues, organizers, categories

                              In v2.0 of TEC PRO, all additional fields are associated with events only; it does not change what data is collected or stored for organizers or venues. It therefore is not possible to, say, assign a URL to a venue. Being able to define additional fields specifically for venues and organizers would be useful.

                              96 votes
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                              • Sorting for additional Fields

                                Id like to be able to move where the field appears in the backend instead of the newest item always being last.

                                For example I had a client ask me to add times to the opening acts. There were already 3 opening acts set up within the calendar with different atributes for each.

                                Since each new time atribute matched with an opening artist I made sense to group it with that artist like the rest of the atributes, not have all the times at the end of the list so I had to re-input all the opening acts.

                                27 votes
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                                • Default Settings > Add option to set default start and end times

                                  The majority of our events run from 09:30-10:00. It would be really helpful if I could set a default start and end time within the events calendar settings defaults tab. That way I wouldn't have to edit those fields every event, as none of ours run from 09:00am - 5:00pm.

                                  115 votes
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                                  • Use words other than 'Event' and 'Events'

                                    Please provide a space in Dashboard where we can put alternative words for 'Event' and 'Events' so that people can use 'Tour' and 'Tours' or 'Party' and 'Parties' or whatever they need. Not everything is an event.

                                    126 votes
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                                    • Year View

                                      I have had users asking for a year view -- for planning purposes. They are able to go from month to month, but occasionally events run over month lines they lose concentration clicking from month to month. Plus, it does give an over-all view when making assessments and yearly time considerations.
                                      Plus, it seems like it might be a fairly easy addition -- just a screen shot of all the months together.

                                      39 votes
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                                        Thank you guys so much for your feedback. Work on this is about 50% complete.

                                        However, when we reanalyzed our priorities we realized that some of our new features, like year view, should be put on hold for now to make time for some higher impact endeavors. We are currently focused on bug fixes, architecture improvements, and polishing our current UI. While these improvements are not as “flashy” as new features like year view, they are helping a significantly greater portion of our users than this sort of new feature. Thus, we have to focus on these for a while longer. Once those tasks are complete we will have some extra time for exciting things like finishing year view.

                                        Cheers!
                                        - The Modern Tribe Support Team

                                      • Add ability to Tweet event posts when published

                                        Hook into the WordPress JetPack Publicize plugin or to WP-to-Twitter plugin to tweet event posts when they are published. This should hook to the WP Shortlinks feature (wp.me) or to Twitter's shortener (t.co) so links can easily be included in the tweet.

                                        34 votes
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