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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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  • Look to see if someone else has suggested the same idea, or something very similar. Many ideas are being submitted and it’s very possible that another request already exists. In that case, add your vote to the existing request.
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  1. Show amount of events for each pin marker in Map View

    For now if i have many events in one place, i only have on point. It could be nice to show in some way that this is a multi events place.

    157 votes
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  2. Allow users to Subscribe to Calendar via email

    Allow users to subscribe to the Events Calendar, so that they can receive an email informing them of upcoming events.

    192 votes
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    Howdy folks,

    Thanks for all the votes and feedback regarding this subscription/newsletter idea. It is something we have talked about a lot as a result of your feedback.

    The author of Events Calendar Newsletter, a third party plugin, just wrote an excellent tutorial regarding integrating that plugin with The Events Calendar so folks can subscribe to your calendar. It covers sending out event based newsletters, possible ways to add a subscribe button to your site, and so forth. It seems ideally suited to the folks requesting this feature. :) We have heard nothing but good things from the users of this Newsletter plugin and wanted to share this possible 3rd party solution with y’all that’s available now.

    Cheers!

  3. Make it possible to print calendar

    For folks who send out calendars via PDF or need to make photocopies, it would be great to have a printable version.

    285 votes
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  4. Provide a way to set an indeterminate time/TBA/TBD for events

    An indeterminate time would be useful for placeholder-style events where the specific details aren't known. A plugin-level setting for the text to display, e.g. "TBA", would be nice too.

    234 votes
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  5. One event with multiple venues

    If I have three venues that have the same event it would be nice to list all three venues instead of three events.

    175 votes
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    Thank you guys so much for this idea, and explaining the various use cases where it would be helpful. This has been some tremendous feedback, and helps us understand how best to address your needs.

    Some of you will benefit best from our upcoming templating feature, which would allow you to easily duplicate event details from one event to another while changing only the things that vary, such as a venue. Others will no doubt enjoy the ability to link arbitrary events together as one event series. This might be ideal for conventions and large events with multiple days and facilities. This too is an upcoming feature.

    The rest would clearly enjoy the ability to have just one event with multiple venues, as you can do with organizers. Thanks to all of your excellent feedback this too is now a feature on our roadmap. It will likely be implemented as…

  6. 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.

    182 votes
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  7. 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.

    285 votes
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  8. 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

  9. 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.

    42 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

  10. Sorting for additional Fields

    Id like to be able to move where the field appears in the backend instead of the newest item always being last.

    For example I had a client ask me to add times to the opening acts. There were already 3 opening acts set up within the calendar with different atributes for each.

    Since each new time atribute matched with an opening artist I made sense to group it with that artist like the rest of the atributes, not have all the times at the end of the list so I had to re-input all the opening acts.

    28 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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.

    1 vote
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  15. 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?

    1 vote
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  16. 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.

    1 vote
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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/

    1 vote
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