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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.
  • Be as descriptive as possible. What does the feature do? Where would it be located? Who would use it? How does this improve the overall experience of managing an events calendar in WordPress?
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  1. Composer Repo/Link for Pro Plugins

    This doesnt neccesarily have to be a repo, it could just be a link to a versioned zip file.

    Im sure its a major strurcture change, but, for instance, I can include ACF in my composer.json via the a link to a versioned zip file with my account key:

    http://connect.advancedcustomfields.com/index.php?p=pro&a=download&k=ACCOUNTKEY&t=VERSIONNUMBER

    This is like, the lowest feature on the totem pole, but if you ever end up refactoring how pro files are distributed, it would be great if you would consider it.

    15 votes
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  2. Improve list view to display all events per month/week/year/day etc.

    The List view is probably the Event Calendars strongest selling point in my personal opinion.

    But it could be even better.

    Right now, the list view will display XX number of events, grouped into Months.
    It will NOT however, display ALL the events occurring in that month on the same page, if there are more events then XX. Instead it will break the month view into two.
    Likewise it will also display two months on the same page if there is not enough events in the first month to generate a page break.

    It is potentially confusing for the end…

    35 votes
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  3. In List View group events by day

    It would be great to have the option to group events by day in the list view: Essentially creating a list that would look something like this;

    Monday 1st:

    Event 1
    Event 2
    Event 3

    Tuesday 2nd

    Event 4

    Thursday 4th

    Event 5
    etc.

    Now we do have the List view, which is grouped by Month only, with no way to group events happening the same day under the same heading. (Apart from creating a template override I guess... )

    22 votes
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  4. SEO Friendly permalinks: event/month-day-year/title

    It would be great to have a bit SEO friendlyness for the URL structure. Either: event/month-day-year/title or event/category/month-day-year/title.

    This would most certainly benefit everyones events to show up on Google abit better and the URL structure would keep consistent and clean all the way :)

    More thoughts about URL friendlyness is described here: http://searchengineland.com/seo-friendly-url-syntax-practices-134218

    What do you guys and gals think?

    139 votes
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  5. More information in ticket email templates

    Add more information to email templates for a range of events. Emails templates could possibly list.
    - Name Of Event
    - Image of event
    - Description of event
    - Ticket information
    - Important information
    - Event date/time
    - Location Information (venu)
    - Map of event location
    - Company Contact details

    39 votes
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  6. Venue picker: show venue city, state to disambiguate venues with same name in different cities

    The venue picker lists all existing venues by name, but does not indicate the city/state for each venue. The result is that venues with the same name but in different cities will be indistinguishable on the list.

    Example: churches, schools, synagogues have common names that reoccur from city to city. Rather than working around this by modifying the venue name itself [eg, "St. Luke's Lutheran Church (Seattle)", "St. Luke's Lutheran Church (Federal Way)"], it would be nice to keep the venue titles clean and instead disambig based on the city, state.

    136 votes
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  7. Remove /category/ from urls

    For SEO purposes, remove /category/ from urls like mysite.com/events/category/music/ for SEO Purposes. It should be mysite.com/events/music/ instead.

    110 votes
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  8. Event Sponsors

    Many events have lots of sponsors in order to make them a success. Many events are supported by sponsors, generally financially and in return ask for advertising and promotion at an event or through the events media - website, Facebook, flyers etc.

    It would be great if you could add sponsors to the single event page, with the sponsor name, logo and weblink.

    16 votes
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  9. Exclude past events from the main wordpress search results.

    I want to exclude past events from the main wordpress search results. I found others with the same request.

    23 votes
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  10. Add a "redo search when map moved" feature similar to yelp.com's search results page

    When moving or zooming the map it'd be great to have an option to have the list underneath the map refresh to only show the events relevant to what's being displayed in the map. For an example of this just see yelp.com's search results.

    96 votes
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  11. Export to outlook calendars

    Export to outlook calendars! Most of our users use Microsoft outlook and it would be helpful to have that feature with iCal and Google

    86 votes
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    planned  ·  32 comments  ·  The Events Calendar/Events Calendar PRO  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Have Calendar Widget show next 5 events regardless of month

    in the calendar widget there are "only" shown events that are in the future of the current month. (I selected to show 5)
    but if there are events in the following months and not in the present, it does only show the calendar, but not the next events.
    sure, if I "switch" the month in the widget to another month, the events of this future or past month are shown, but the customers are lazy, they want to have it like:
    when calling the site, show the X(5 in my case) upcoming events and only if i switch to future…

    54 votes
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  13. Add 'today' option to the admin page filter

    At the Filters & Columns area of the Events admin page, the user may add a 'Start date' filter and save it. This is convenient for future use. It would be even better to give the saved filter the ability to use today's date as a parameter.

    But when choosing the start date 'date' from the dropdown calendar, there is no option to choose 'today' as the date. Another solution may be to add 'On and After Today' and 'On and Before Today' to the 'Start Date' dropdown menu.

    48 votes
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  14. Display search results in list view when month is default view

    When doing a keyword search when month/calendar view is default, it would be much more user friendly to display a list if search results of all future events rather than just searching and displaying those (if any) in the current month and having to scroll through.

    100 votes
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  15. 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.

    158 votes
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  16. 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.

    194 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!

  17. 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.

    317 votes
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  18. Reorganize how recurring events show up only in admin area

    My customer has a very large database of events (currently about 35.000). Many of them are recurring events, with quite some recurring over several weeks each day! This makes it hard:
    - to identify the actual event (as in the understanding of our client the event is WHAT happens and not WHEN, so differentiation by dates and showing all of the does not make much sense
    - to keep an overview of all current/coming events, as basically you have 1 same event there over several pages.
    - edit the right (first occurrence) of the event, if something changes later.

    This…

    67 votes
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  19. 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.

    240 votes
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  20. 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.

    182 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…

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