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  1. Change organizer and venue author.

    As admin of a community for events I would like to add my organizer and venues, then be able to select which users are the "authors" of those CPT's. A great feature would be to create a Venue or organization but have its author be someone other than myself (as admin)?

    When registering CPT’S in wordpress i know there is an option for author support. Is this something I can turn on for these two items?

    8 votes
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  2. Show more details on map pop-up

    As per this thread: https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/map/#post-938982

    Add the ability to add more detail in the map pop-up, such as Venue Name, Event Start Date, Ticket Links, etc.

    146 votes
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  3. Add Description Text for Custom Fields

    It would be really useful if I could add description text for custom fields. This text would appear on the admin page probably in small italics underneath the provided Field Label. Currently, I have to access the field by the full label in the code. For example:

    `$fields = tribe_get_custom_fields();
    $show_accommodations_info = $fields["Hide Accommodations Info Links? (shown by default)"] != "hide";`

    This is kind of awkward, especially if I need long/detailed help text. And, it is error prone – if I want to change the help text, I have to change the Field Label, which means I have to change…

    9 votes
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  4. Use Google Maps to autocomplete venue address boxes

    Having many venues it is a lot of pain to enter each adress. I have seen many plug ins that have a better way to do it. They offer just one line with google maps autocomplete to enter the adress! Thats the way it should be I think.Can provide screen shot.

    115 votes
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  5. 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?

    92 votes
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  6. 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

    87 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!

  7. Composer Repo/Link for Pro Plugins

    This doesnt neccesarily have to be a repo, it could just be a link to a versioned zip file.

    Im sure its a major strurcture change, but, for instance, I can include ACF in my composer.json via the a link to a versioned zip file with my account key:

    http://connect.advancedcustomfields.com/index.php?p=pro&a=download&k=ACCOUNT_KEY&t=VERSION_NUMBER

    This is like, the lowest feature on the totem pole, but if you ever end up refactoring how pro files are distributed, it would be great if you would consider it.

    15 votes
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  8. add waitlist capability

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

    287 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.

  9. Improve list view to display all events per month/week/year/day etc.

    The List view is probably the Event Calendars strongest selling point in my personal opinion.

    But it could be even better.

    Right now, the list view will display XX number of events, grouped into Months.
    It will NOT however, display ALL the events occurring in that month on the same page, if there are more events then XX. Instead it will break the month view into two.
    Likewise it will also display two months on the same page if there is not enough events in the first month to generate a page break.

    It is potentially confusing for the end…

    33 votes
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  10. In List View group events by day

    It would be great to have the option to group events by day in the list view: Essentially creating a list that would look something like this;

    Monday 1st:
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    Event 1
    Event 2
    Event 3

    Tuesday 2nd
    --------------
    Event 4

    Thursday 4th
    ------------
    Event 5
    etc.

    Now we do have the List view, which is grouped by Month only, with no way to group events happening the same day under the same heading. (Apart from creating a template override I guess... )

    21 votes
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  11. SEO Friendly permalinks: event/month-day-year/title

    It would be great to have a bit SEO friendlyness for the URL structure. Either: event/month-day-year/title or event/category/month-day-year/title.

    This would most certainly benefit everyones events to show up on Google abit better and the URL structure would keep consistent and clean all the way :)

    More thoughts about URL friendlyness is described here: http://searchengineland.com/seo-friendly-url-syntax-practices-134218

    What do you guys and gals think?

    139 votes
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  12. More information in ticket email templates

    Add more information to email templates for a range of events. Emails templates could possibly list.
    - Name Of Event
    - Image of event
    - Description of event
    - Ticket information
    - Important information
    - Event date/time
    - Location Information (venu)
    - Map of event location
    - Company Contact details

    38 votes
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  13. Remove /category/ from urls

    For SEO purposes, remove /category/ from urls like mysite.com/events/category/music/ for SEO Purposes. It should be mysite.com/events/music/ instead.

    109 votes
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  14. Event Sponsors

    Many events have lots of sponsors in order to make them a success. Many events are supported by sponsors, generally financially and in return ask for advertising and promotion at an event or through the events media - website, Facebook, flyers etc.

    It would be great if you could add sponsors to the single event page, with the sponsor name, logo and weblink.

    15 votes
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  15. Exclude past events from the main wordpress search results.

    I want to exclude past events from the main wordpress search results. I found others with the same request.

    23 votes
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  16. Add a "redo search when map moved" feature similar to yelp.com's search results page

    When moving or zooming the map it'd be great to have an option to have the list underneath the map refresh to only show the events relevant to what's being displayed in the map. For an example of this just see yelp.com's search results.

    95 votes
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  17. 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

    79 votes
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  18. Have Calendar Widget show next 5 events regardless of month

    in the calendar widget there are "only" shown events that are in the future of the current month. (I selected to show 5)
    but if there are events in the following months and not in the present, it does only show the calendar, but not the next events.
    sure, if I "switch" the month in the widget to another month, the events of this future or past month are shown, but the customers are lazy, they want to have it like:
    when calling the site, show the X(5 in my case) upcoming events and only if i switch to future…

    53 votes
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  19. 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

    117 votes
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  20. Display search results in list view when month is default view

    When doing a keyword search when month/calendar view is default, it would be much more user friendly to display a list if search results of all future events rather than just searching and displaying those (if any) in the current month and having to scroll through.

    100 votes
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