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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. 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

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    • Allow HTML markup in Additional Fields

      It would be very helpful to be able to use HTML markup and styling in text Additional Fields. I wanted to enter a set of links as a styled list, the result was a string of comma-separated links.

      6 votes
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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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        • categories for organizers & venues

          In PRO version of your plug-in need categories for organizers & venues.

          65 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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              • 138 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 :)

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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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                            • Add a SMS Text messaging option as reminder for events

                              Having an email and SMS reminder option for events would be great for teams or groups.

                              162 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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                                    • Add "Show Google Map" and "Show Google Maps Link" options to Default Content Settings Page

                                      I would love to see the "Show Google Map" and "Show Google Maps Link" checkboxes added under the Default Venue drop down on the Default Content setting page.

                                      I have a site where 99% of the events happen on location so they don't need a map to be shown, but there's 1% which happen off-site so a map is very helpful.

                                      It would be a great optimization of our time to be able to have it so the "Show Google Map" and/or "Show Google Maps Link" could be unchecked by default when creating an event (making this an option for…

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Have a rolling calendar view?

                                        One where the rows of weeks continually shift upwards, so that you always see the next four weeks or so in advance?

                                        If a visitor happens to visit the page on the last day or two of the month, they’ll see a lot of greyed-out squares and an apparent lack of events; they’d have to click the tiny arrows beside the month to turn the page.. The current list of upcoming events underneath only seems to show those in the month currently being viewed, so a rolling calendar would ensure students see all upcoming events, even later in the month.

                                        91 votes
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                                        • Add event cancellation flag and display canceled events on calendar

                                          We have events (events where attendees come to volunteer) that get canceled from time-to-time and we do not want to remove them completely from the calendar so that volunteers who may be planning to attend can easily see it is canceled vs. just gone completely. Right now we edit the title and put "CANCELED" at the beginning. I would rather see a cancellation flag in the event and the calendar shows a line through the event, the word "CANCELED" is automatically added to the title, etc. (perhaps allow users to choose from 2-3 display options in setup for an event…

                                          156 votes
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