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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. Timeline View/display events in a timeline

    Add the ability to display event in a continuous timeline. Perhaps something like this - http://theme-fusion.com/avada/timeline-full-width/ for the type of layout

    11 votes
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    • 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.

      94 votes
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      • 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…

        50 votes
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        • 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.

          47 votes
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          • More detailed backend settings for events in main blog loop & rss feed

            Requesting more settings for the backend feature "events in main blog loop", namely select options for:
            1) ascending or descending event ordering
            2) use either event start date OR event post date

            31 votes
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            • Event Redirect Link from Calendar

              Add an option to redirect an event to a static page, post or external URL. Event shows in calendar grid and listings, but when the user clicks the event, they are immediately redirected to the destination URL.

              This allows placing events into the calendar such as those managed by a third party, FB events, or recurring events that have a specific landing page and URL, and allows the user to immediately get to the correct page.

              (Currently, we are doing this with a separate redirect plugin. Works, but it's extra plugin overhead.)

              5 votes
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              • Add a "Today" button in the calendar view so people can quickly jump back to Today.

                Just like most other calendaring software, add a button labelled "Today".
                Clicking it will bring the person immediately back to viewing today's date.

                For extra smoothness, Have the button only show up when today's date is not visible in the view.

                172 votes
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                • Make Organizer Phone Number tel: links that can open a phone application

                  Help us make this option easy for our clients to add clickable phone numbers on mobile devices.

                  Add ability to insert code <a href="tel:123-456-7890">(123) 456-7890</a> instead of just a phone # throughout EventsPro & TicketsWooCommerce

                  Great product!

                  6 votes
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                  • Show post-author and categories in main blog loop

                    The post-author and categories should also be shown for events, which are shown in the main blog loop (just like regular posts).

                    12 votes
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                    • Make the Organizer's Email Address a Clickable Mailto Field

                      It would be a useful feature to be able to email an event organizer by clicking on their email address.

                      3 votes
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                      • 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.

                        99 votes
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                        • allow events to be outputted to a JSON feed

                          add functionality to allow events to be shown as a json feed

                          11 votes
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                          • Month View > Have multi-day events 'span' the consecutive days rather than individual entries each day

                            Google and Outlook do this in their calendars and it helps make the 'calendar' view more user friendly to see one block that spans 3 days rather than 3 individual entries for the same event

                            113 votes
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                            • Create an alternative list of States - Provinces the style of the of Countries.

                              The creation of an alternative list of states would serve all users to create a list of your Country Provinces and thus can even limit state is directed to the Calendar Eventes and that Country .

                              Eg . I live in Spain in the province of Navarra and just want to include events from my province and bordering this would be in Spain ( Gipuzkoa , La Rioja , Zaragoza, Alava,
                              Huesca ) and France (Pyrenees-Atlantiques , Hautes Pyrenees ) .

                              Since other lists Countries already implemented , I select :
                              ES, Spain
                              FR, France

                              With an alternative list of…

                              129 votes
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                              • Jalali calendar instead of Gregorian calendar

                                Hi, it would be great to add Jalali and Hijri Calendar to the core as an option. because they use different types of date.

                                6 votes
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                                • Use Organizer's Featured Image as the Event's Featured Image

                                  In cases where you don't upload or don't select a featured image for an event, use the organizer's featured image.

                                  Many themes allow you to use a post's featured image in different scenarios: home page sliders, widgets, archive pages etc.

                                  7 votes
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                                  • 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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                                    • 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…

                                      65 votes
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                                      • WP-Admin listing of venues and organizers with more columns/data

                                        I would like to see more data fields in the admin dashboard listings for my venues and organizers, such as:

                                        venues: address, city, hyperlink, phone number
                                        organizers: name, email, web page, phone

                                        Is that already possible?

                                        34 votes
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                                        • Add an XML importer

                                          Enable importing events/venues/organizers via XML (either file or URL, preferably URL). Some great event feeds are available in XML only.

                                          13 votes
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