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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. 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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        • Form fields are missing labels. Please add them for ADA compliance.

          Form fields are missing labels. Please add them for ADA compliance.

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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 );

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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 true Subscribe Functionality for iCal & Google

                Downloading an iCal file is NOT THE SAME as a true subscribe to calendar function where users calendars are updated automatically with new events, changes to events and so forth. It's a total disappointment to find out that the other suggestion was closed when it the suggested feature was clearly not implemented. Having a static download is actually worse because users think they've subscribed and never get updates and have no reason to believe that they aren't getting the latest info.

                70 votes
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                  We are planning to add this functionality when we have some open development resources to complete it. Thank you all for your patience!

                  This snippet changes the “iCal Export” buttons to be webcal:// links, which suggests to calendar applications that they should subscribe instead of downloading the .ics file.

                  It requires The Events Calendar version 4.6.5 or newer.

                  https://gist.github.com/cliffordp/be034504a2c530495b7d58e704352069

                  Please reference https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/implementing-custom-code-snippets/ for how to implement custom code snippets and let us know how this works for you.

                • 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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                      • edit single item in series

                        Hi,

                        Add a way to edit a single item in a recurring event, so that you can edit one date instead of changing all of them

                        189 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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                          • Update the Countdown SHORTCODE to include next event functionality

                            The Events Calendar is a great plugin and very useful for a lot of situations. My one major suggestion so far is as follows:

                            It would be very helpful to add the "countdown to next event" functionality to the Countdown shortcode. The widget doesn't always fit into a sites design and having to update the current shortcode every time an event passes is quite cumbersome.

                            The shortcode can be styled using css to greater effect in some cases.

                            There was a functions.php code addition that someone added in the support forums for this in 2016 but it tends to break…

                            2 votes
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                            • Can we Invite people to an event?

                              I would like to invite both members and non-members of my site. Just like using google calendars using email addresses and/or members from the website. An "invite all members" option would be great as well.

                              5 votes
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                              • Featured Image for Calendar Share

                                Featured Image for Calendar Share

                                If you want to share your calendar on Social Media (like LinkedIn or Facebook) those sites will automatically pick up an image to display whether you like it or not.

                                At the moment there is no way to control that image in the Calendar settings. By default Facebook or Linkedin will just pick up the first available image from your website which in most cases, will have nothing to do with your Events Calendar.

                                All Tribe need to do is add the option in settings to upload an image you want to display when you…

                                6 votes
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                                • Show The Events Calendar link - configure to "open in new tab" rather than replacing the

                                  Would like to include the "Powered by Events Calendar Pro" link on my client's calendars (to share the love and tell the world how awesome the plugin is) however, the link needs to open in a new tab rather than replace my clients calendar page. A simple mark-up is all that is needed.

                                  Tom

                                  25 votes
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                                  • Option for "all day" events placement in one day page

                                    Please add an option to put "All day" event at top or bottom in One Day page.

                                    There are events that starts at a specified hour, but actually they are always put after "One day" events

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                                    • Shortcode to display all Event Categories used

                                      I would love to see a shortcode that scrobbles all event categories used (with filter parameters built in, of course) in much the same way that Wordpress can scrobble all post categories by default in a sidebar widget. Also, some kind of automated Javascript that gives you the option (maybe in the settings or back-end) to specify which pages you'd like to display the event category widget on (i.e. all event-related pages, everything under /event and /events) would be awesome.

                                      I could definitely see the utility of this feature in other applications besides just a sidebar event categories widget, but…

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                                      • Private Link Events without need to log in

                                        We had an organization we wanted to allow to purchase tickets before going on sale to the public. However the event gets posted to our calendar and we'd rather it not be seen by the public until the general sale. This seems like something many business and organizations might want.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Allow Featured Events to Display at the Top of the Event List Widget

                                          The display from the Event List widget looks better when there is a Featured Event with image at the top. Therefore, I would like an option to show the next Featured Event (or two or three) at top, followed by the non-featured events.

                                          I can almost do this now by using two Event List widgets, one above the other. The top one can be set to "limit to featured events only." If the the bottom widget could be set to "limit to non-featured events," that would do the trick.

                                          4 votes
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