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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. Widgets & Shortcodes > Add start_date and end_date parameters

    This would add the ability to show events only within certain dates using our two primary widgets/shortcodes: List & Mini Calendar. You would able to specify a start date, end date, or both.

    88 votes
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  2. Make Sticky Work in List View

    Make Sticky Work in List view to give the ability to feature an event.

    26 votes
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  3. Allow multi-day event exclusion for dates.

    I would love to see you allow multi-day events to allow exclusion for dates. For example a 5 day training that starts on Wednesday and ends Tuesday, excludes weekend days. You could do this the same way you exclude dates in a reoccurring event now.

    16 votes
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    planned  ·  1 comment  ·  The Events Calendar/Events Calendar PRO  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. shortcode embed with customised template ability similar to event rocket

    I would love to see a shortcode event embed implementation similar to event rocket.

    ie
    [eventembed category="gala" limit="1" template="shortcode-embed-list-gala"]
    [event
    embed event="3033" template="shortcode-embed-list-past"]

    This shortcode had some really great features specifically:
    1) ability to create and use customised templates for specific needs a) image only template,
    b) upcoming events template with or without ticket sales option
    c) past events template (display only name image description)
    d) what ever you need

    2)Select specific events by id number or category ect (especially useful when events are hidden from calendar view

    thanks

    dominic

    12 votes
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  5. Re-think the SEO to cut down on duplicate content and/or options for canonical URLs

    Idea: Re-think the SEO to cut down on duplicate content and/or options for canonical URLs

    The current setup means that recurring events are classed as duplicate content by search engines. This is terrible for SEO. There needs to be a way to fix this issue, and I can think of 2:


    1. Set up the future recurring events so that they all use the same URL. The events on my site are not different year-to-year, so there is no reason the page/content/URL must be different. A single URL would suffice, but placed in the correct recurring dates in the calendar would…

    167 votes
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  6. Create options for vertical AND horizontal list views in Upcoming Events

    Currently there is only an option to view Upcoming Events in a vertical list. Can you please also add the option to display those horizontally?

    8 votes
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  7. 10 votes
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  8. Organize events by hour/venue. In a day view, rows are hours and columns are venues.

    To better present events for festivals with multiple venues being run simultaneously, it be would be nice to have a day view where events are laid in a hours/venues matrix. Rows being the hours, columns being the venues.

    5 votes
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  9. Enable SSL option for Events Calendar pages

    Because the Events Calendar is URL based, rather than pages, it is difficult to specify that calendar pages should be secured with SSL. How about a settings option for the events calendar pages to be SSL if the user has a certificate installed?

    10 votes
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  10. A 'hide past events' option on plugin settings

    Some companies need to hide the past events from your agenda, keeping the focus only in future events. The Events Calendar PRO do not have this option.

    25 votes
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  11. Option to hide ongoing events from upcoming events list

    I have many events that run for many weeks or over multiple weekends. I would like an option to only show events that have not started yet (today onwards).

    12 votes
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  12. Allow ics export for entire calendar year

    We publish an annual planning calendar and would like to duplicate it online. It would be really helpful if there were a way for our users to export a calendar year's worth of events at a time. Or better, a way to specify a date-range for exporting. I realize that a large date-range (perhaps even a year) would create a lot of entries, but for planning purposes, that's what users require. Asking them to export month-by-month seems a little cumbersome.

    27 votes
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  13. Display Google map while adding EVENT LOCATION DETAILS to allow to check that the location on the map is correct before submitting the event

    Display a Google map aside of the EVENT LOCATION DETAILS on the add new/edit Event page, so one can check that the location address has no errors or misinterpretations by Google map and one can check the map if it is correct before submitting the event.

    93 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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…

    10 votes
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  17. Support some custom HTML in event excerpts

    Allow custom HTML in the excerpts section, like WordPress posts do: https://codex.wordpress.org/Excerpt

    In list view It would be nice to be able to add links and change text size for certain items. (ex. RSVP now link)

    5 votes
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  18. 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.

    119 votes
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  19. 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?

    94 votes
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  20. 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

    89 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!

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