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Hey there and welcome to our feature request forum for The Events Calendar, Event Tickets and all of the premium plugins we develop provide on TheEventsCalendar.com!

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. Stop deactivating EC Pro when it is updated

    Did you know that every time I install an update to The Events calendar PRO, it deactivates and I have to remember to re-activate it? I haven't met any other plugin that mis-behaves like this!

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    • respect sidebars and headers

      The Pro-Version of your calendar costs lots of money, and being offered furtherexpensive add ons, I would wish that your plugin would at the very least respect sidebars and headers - or even better - allow uswers to redirect to a custom page.

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      • 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.

        440 votes
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        • include WP post_meta fields in keyword search

          Right now, The Events Calendar keyword search searches the Title, Post Body, and Post Excerpt.
          I suggest that you add the option to include selected WP post-meta fields (custom fields) to the keyword search.

          This would be extremely helpful, as a number of sites include various page information in custom post_meta fields. I would suggest it not search post_meta by default, but include the option to select which post_meta fields are included in the keyword search.

          12 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).

            213 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.

              274 votes
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                Thanks for your votes! We have this on our longterm roadmap for Event Tickets Plus.

                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.

              • Export to outlook calendars

                Export to outlook calendars! Most of our users use Microsoft outlook and it would be helpful to have that feature with iCal and Google

                75 votes
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                  planned  ·  32 comments  ·  The Events Calendar/Events Calendar PRO  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  190 votes
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                    Howdy folks,

                    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!

                  • 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.

                    277 votes
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                      While a bit of a roundabout solution, one possibility is to get the iCal export link and then run the .ics file through a converter such as https://icsconvert.appspot.com/

                      And here’s a code snippet specific to the Twenty Sixteen theme that may be a good starting point for your own theme’s printer-friendly styling customization: https://gist.github.com/cliffordp/edec7dff1e2d92333682759d0b8de7de

                    • 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.

                      269 votes
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                      • Add dates to tooltip in "Display all events with the same venue" extension

                        The tooltip now displays:
                        Event (1)
                        Event (2)
                        Event (3)
                        Address: 123 Main St (No city)
                        Would like to see:
                        Event (1) ... Date
                        Event (2) ... Date
                        Event (3) ... Date
                        Venue/City/ST

                        131 votes
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                        • License Grace Period

                          Our plugin license has been invalid all day.

                          The reason it's been invalid is that you haven't processed the auto-renewal yet... the timing for valid licenses is on your timezone, but the processing of the auto-renewal is in my timezone... hours and hours and hours of inability to use the thing we have paid for.

                          It's a problem because we're trying to work in the today, and we can't... because of your belief that things should work on tight margins.

                          To fix this bug, I suggest that you set the License expiration to a day or two after the renewal…

                          73 votes
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                          • Add option in "Tribe ext map show all events with same venue"

                            Please add this option in the extension:
                            - close infowindow when another opens

                            function hideAllInfoWindows(map) {
                            markers.forEach(function(marker) {
                            marker.infowindow.close(map, marker);
                            });

                            https://theeventscalendar.com/extensions/google-maps-multiple-events-same-venue/

                            129 votes
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                            • Add option (maybe extension) to use abbreviations in ** & ******** state/province names

                              Option (maybe an extension) to use abbreviations in ** & ******** state/province names: ************* (**), ************** (**), *********************** (**), ******************** (PE).
                              Many websites (including ours) use the abbreviations instead of the default full state name, which is a clumsy workaround and results in a dotted line under **, **, etc. (unable to reproduce this here)

                              120 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…

                                127 votes
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                                • Please provide an option (maybe an extension) to use abbreviations in US & Canadian state/province names

                                  Please provide an option (maybe an extension) to use abbreviations in US & Canadian state/province names: New Hampshire (NH), South Carolina (SC), British Columbia (BC), Prince Edward Island (PE).
                                  Many websites (including ours) use the abbreviations instead of the default full state name, which is a clumsy workaround and results in a dotted line under SC, BC, etc. (unable to reproduce this here).

                                  33 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…

                                    126 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). …

                                      76 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!!!

                                        67 votes
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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.

                                          130 votes
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