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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. 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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        • 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

          1 vote
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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…

            1 vote
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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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                • JSON-LD for event on the single place page

                  I want the JSON-LD for event to be enabled for each event on the single place page.

                  example: http://bit.ly/2eLS3Q6
                  Result structured data google: http://bit.ly/2tXj7xx

                  1 vote
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                  • Add links to the top of the calendar for previous/next months

                    My background is in usability (I have a degree in Human Factors Psychology). One of the things that I was surprised not see in the calendar view was a set of links at the TOP of the calendar for previous/next months. I see them now at the bottom, but as a user looking to go to the next month, and with the bottom of the calendar cut off on my screen, I was confused for a bit when trying to figure out how to get to the next month.

                    It would be fine to have the links at the bottom,…

                    10 votes
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                    • Add Featured Image to Event Countdown Widget

                      I would like to be able to add the featured image for an event to the Countdown Widget.

                      1 vote
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                      • Add support for Project Nami / MSSQL

                        Currently Tribe Events uses several SQL commands that are not supported by MS SQL, causing errors to appear in the admin dashboard when the plugin is installed on a Project Nami instance. (Project Nami is a fork of Wordpress that uses MSSQL instead of MySQL.) Using the $wpdb API instead of raw SQL or a custom abstraction layer will enable this plugin to be used on Nami installs as well as traditional MySQL environments.

                        2 votes
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                        • Option to show EXCERPT on Upcoming events widget

                          Would be great if in the PRO version, the events list widget could have the option to show the excerpt - a check box just like for the Price, Venue, City, Address, etc. Thanks :)

                          2 votes
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                          • Set Organizer JSON Type

                            The current default "Type" for organizers is set to "Person" in the Organizer.php file. It would be nice to have the ability to set this to either "Person" or "Organization". Preferably a metabox in the Organizers admin page to select/set the Type.

                            1 vote
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                            • +Export Events button on category page to export category events only

                              At the moment, the +Export Events button on a category page adds every single event (on the whole calendar) to your diary (which is a disaster). Would be great if the +Export Events button on category pages only exported the events listed in that category.

                              1 vote
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                              • Featured events quick edit

                                Add support for the featured event checkbox when in bulk edit mode and/or in Quick Edit mode.

                                That way you don't have to individually set the featured event status on each featured event one by one.

                                4 votes
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                                • Sort Scheduled Imports Alphabetically

                                  I would like to be able to sort my scheduled imports alphabetically. With the current order of ‘last added’, it’s hard for me to review who I’ve already created a feed for.

                                  I want to be able to look at all my import sources alphabetically so that I can determine which ones I've already created.

                                  Currently, the only method of sorting is by 'last import'

                                  6 votes
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                                  • List of available shortcodes on the back-end at plugin settings.

                                    Not sure if I am just not seeing it, but if it's not there, how about adding your list of available shortcodes to the Help or Settings section on the back-end of the site? It's mildly irritating to have to go to your website every time, then run a search for shortcodes, then find the correct post in order to get the correct shortcode...

                                    8 votes
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                                    • Custom Email Fields Per Event with WYSIWYG Editor

                                      We've always felt that one of the weaker aspects of Event Calendar Pro is its communication capabilities. We’re currently unable to customize email messaging for each unique event. Additionally, our clients are unable to customize the standard confirmation email on their own due to their limited technical capabilities.

                                      It would be extremely advantageous if there were a series of WYSIWYG editors/fields for users to create custom confirmation email messages and custom admin notification messages for each specific event.

                                      Features should also include:

                                      -Ability for the admin to send custom ad-hoc emails using a WYSIWYG editor

                                      -Ability to send the aforementioned…

                                      20 votes
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                                      • Date Picker for Recurring Events as an option

                                        I am part of a nationwide franchise that has a co-op website for public events. There's a feature that we on on THAT calendar that is INCREDIBLE for recurring events as well as being very flexible for custom date rules.

                                        We can, much like this one, select various rules such as every 1st Wednesday of the month, or every other Tuesday, etc.

                                        However, when we edit an event, date picker calendars will pop up with every day/date the event is scheduled for. We can simply click on a date to remove ONE or MORE of the current scheduled events, AND…

                                        98 votes
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                                        • Collect All Attendee Information on a Separate Page

                                          I'm happy to see that we can now collect info from all attendees. However, it is a bit problematic to collect this information on the event page. It would be a more advantageous workflow if the users were allowed to input the attendee information on either the checkout page or a page specifically designed for this purpose. Requesting attendee information on the event page causes design conflicts and can make the page very cluttered/large depending upon the amount of tickets purchased and information requested. I highly recommend that you adjust the UX accordingly for a more user friendly experience.

                                          28 votes
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