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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. 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.

    180 votes
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    • 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.

      279 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.

        73 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

        • 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.

          41 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

          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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,…

                  108 votes
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                  • Upcoming Events Sidebar Widget Needs to be Clickable to Open Full Calendar

                    Please make it so when people click on the top of the calendar image of the sidebar widget it opens the page with the full calendar -- or make it so I can set this up.

                    Invariably I watch people new to my site try to do this. I have tried to do it. Other calendars do it. Why doesn't the Event Calendar do it. Did I just miss not setting it up right?

                    Thank you.
                    Carolyn

                    135 votes
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                    • Allow embedding of The Events Calendar on other websites

                      Please tell us if embedding of The Events Calendar on other websites (or even on other sites within a WP Multisite network) is on your roadmap.

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                      • Show Date (Tuesday Oct 2) as Featured Image if no featured image assigned.

                        Is there a way to show Date as Featured image instead of grey calendar icon?

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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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                          • 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!

                            15 votes
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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. :)

                              5 votes
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                              • Ensure content in ajax requests can be json encoded before json encoding.

                                In version 4.6.20.1 of The Events Calendar, ajax data is not sanitized for non-UTF-8 content prior to json encoding, allowing the request to silently fail.

                                The list class (the-events-calendar/src/Tribe/Template/List.php) has an apply_filters call, but does not capture the return variable, preventing us from solving this ourselves.

                                Ensure the content can be json_encoded:
                                $response['html'] = mb_convert_encoding($response['html'], 'UTF-8');

                                Or correct the apply filters call:
                                $response = apply_filters( 'tribe_events_ajax_response', $response );

                                1 vote
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                                • Show organizers in full-site search results

                                  When performing a full-site search from the main menu on our site, events and venues will appear in the search results but organizers won’t.

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Add featured images to month view

                                    Would it be possible for this to become an option in settings instead of having to manually add code?

                                    https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/adding-featured-images-to-month-view/

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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.

                                      26 votes
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                                      • Improve Photo View layout

                                        A major frustration when using Photo View is that if an event is slightly larger than the others it can throw out how the events are displayed on the page and rather than having dates in order, left to right across the page, they display out of order so that some rows are from left to right and other rows are from right to left. This is my favourite view but is counter intuitive for visitors to the site who expect their to be a natural order for viewing the events.

                                        9 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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