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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?
  • Use mockups, if possible. Pictures are worth a thousand words and having a visual often brings a greater level of clarity to an idea.

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  1. 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.

    29 votes

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  2. Show The Events Calendar link - configure to "open in new tab" rather than replacing the

    Would like to include the "Powered by Events Calendar Pro" link on my client's calendars (to share the love and tell the world how awesome the plugin is) however, the link needs to open in a new tab rather than replace my clients calendar page. A simple mark-up is all that is needed.

    Tom

    28 votes

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  3. Allow ics export for entire calendar year

    We publish an annual planning calendar and would like to duplicate it online. It would be really helpful if there were a way for our users to export a calendar year's worth of events at a time. Or better, a way to specify a date-range for exporting. I realize that a large date-range (perhaps even a year) would create a lot of entries, but for planning purposes, that's what users require. Asking them to export month-by-month seems a little cumbersome.

    27 votes

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  4. Bring an Android & iOS app for adding Events directly to website.

    Greetings,
    I am writing this to give you a suggestion to develop an Android and iOS app for your Event Plugin. I am a freelancer an often use this plugin for my clients as I love it. Unfortunately, Many Clients do not want to login to their dashboard to add an event. They often say if there is any way to add events from mobile phone or if they can add an event on Google Calendar, it should be added on Website Events page too on auto. So I face such feedback. Today I thought to give you a suggestion…

    26 votes

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  5. Make Sticky Work in List View

    Make Sticky Work in List view to give the ability to feature an event.

    26 votes

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  6. A 'hide past events' option on plugin settings

    Some companies need to hide the past events from your agenda, keeping the focus only in future events. The Events Calendar PRO do not have this option.

    26 votes

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  7. Widget Displaying Recently Added Events

    My users have requested a feature to allow them to see recently posted events - very useful for those who check the calendar regularly.

    26 votes

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  8. 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.

    25 votes

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  9. Venue links to google maps directions - walk, transit, driving, biking

    Hi,

    I saw a feature on Eventbrite's event page today that would be a great addition. Links to directions to venue from your current location.

    It has links based on modes of transport.

    See here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/intro-to-ux-design-tickets-22921212965?aff=DM

    24 votes

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  10. 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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  11. Make Event featured image dimensions adjustable (thumbnail, medium, full)

    Standard behaviour is that it uses the full size. Adjusting is possible via theming and page template, but in most themes this is easily adjustable, so why not here.
    AND: less work in case of a major update.

    20 votes

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  12. Change month view search results to display month of first event occurrence

    On our website we have chosen Month View as our default calendar view. When a user searches an event that occurs in a future month, they see nothing because search results always display the current month. The user thinks the event doesn't exist, in cases where the event happens in a future month.

    We'd like to request this be changed so that search results display the month of the first occurrence of the event... a more effective means to display results and improve user experience.

    Thanks for considering!

    19 votes

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  13. Simple/Summary View

    I would love to see a simple or summary view of events. Just a list showing each event on one line with date, event name, organiser, and venue (and maybe a category): Eg:

    July
    06 - Tuesday Track at DISC - Brunswick Cycling Club - DISC
    07 - The Loop Criterium - Eastern Veterans Cycling Club - Yarra Boulevard
    etc.

    19 votes

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  14. include WP post_meta fields in keyword search

    Right now, The Events Calendar keyword search searches the Title, Post Body, and Post Excerpt.
    I suggest that you add the option to include selected WP post-meta fields (custom fields) to the keyword search.

    This would be extremely helpful, as a number of sites include various page information in custom postmeta fields. I would suggest it not search postmeta by default, but include the option to select which post_meta fields are included in the keyword search.

    17 votes

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  15. 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.

    17 votes

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  16. 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!

    16 votes

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  17. Allow multi-day event exclusion for dates.

    I would love to see you allow multi-day events to allow exclusion for dates. For example a 5 day training that starts on Wednesday and ends Tuesday, excludes weekend days. You could do this the same way you exclude dates in a reoccurring event now.

    16 votes

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    planned  ·  1 comment  ·  The Events Calendar/Events Calendar PRO  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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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  19. Add an option to only show next occurrence of recurring event in 'Upcoming Events' widget

    The main reason I upgraded to the PRO version of The Events Calendar was to take advantage of the recurring events feature, however after setting this up the 'Upcoming Events' sidebar widget has now become useless as it simply displays the same event over and over because several of the occurrences are before the next independent event.

    I would like to see the option to only show the next instance of a recurring event in the widget's list.

    14 votes

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    I imagine, with enough votes, we might be able to implement one or all of the following:
    - a widget checkbox option like: “don’t show other occurrences within the same recurrence series as a related event within this widget”
    - a checkbox in the general settings that does this globally
    - a checkbox in the recurrence settings (so as to not be available to non-recurring single events) that does this per series – for controlling display on the single event view’s related events

  20. 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.

    14 votes

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