Feature Ideas

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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. Customizable permalink structure for individual events

    Allow customization of the permalink structure of individual events. It would be awesome to have the ability to enable permalinks that mirror those used by other posts within Wordpress. For example, the ability to have a URL such as http://www.website.com/events/2016/06/08/event-title/. This would be a big help in avoiding conflicting URLs for repeating events.

    85 votes

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  2. shortcode embed with customised template ability similar to event rocket

    I would love to see a shortcode event embed implementation similar to event rocket.

    ie
    [eventembed category="gala" limit="1" template="shortcode-embed-list-gala"]
    [event
    embed event="3033" template="shortcode-embed-list-past"]

    This shortcode had some really great features specifically:
    1) ability to create and use customised templates for specific needs a) image only template,
    b) upcoming events template with or without ticket sales option
    c) past events template (display only name image description)
    d) what ever you need

    2)Select specific events by id number or category ect (especially useful when events are hidden from calendar view

    thanks

    dominic

    12 votes

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  3. Category Pages > set featured image

    Add the ability to upload a featured image to event categories and display it on the category page.

    8 votes

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  4. Organize events by hour/venue. In a day view, rows are hours and columns are venues.

    To better present events for festivals with multiple venues being run simultaneously, it be would be nice to have a day view where events are laid in a hours/venues matrix. Rows being the hours, columns being the venues.

    5 votes

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  5. shortcode to show [upcoming x days]

    I'd like a shortcode similar to [tribethisweek], but it would show next 4 or 5 days (or whatever). Currently the [tribethisweek], is great but the week fills the entire width of the page and shows days that have already gone by - taking up valuable real estate on the page.

    it'd be great to specify # of days showing would also have next & previous like the week shortcode does. It advance by x number of days instead of 7 days and would always display with today as the first day shown.

    6 votes

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  6. 10 votes

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  7. Make Sticky Work in List View

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

    27 votes

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  8. Option to automatically list events near to user

    The Map View page ordinarily shows a list of upcoming events, until a user input a location into the "Near/Location" field. I would like to automatically fillout the location field for the user when they hit the default map view page. Using geocoding of the visitors IP, or perhaps via a location request, we can retrieve the users location to fillout this field. You could toggle this option on/off in the settings area.

    268 votes

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  9. Create countdown timer that can be set for each particular event

    Right now, the countdown timer can either be set to display [1] the next event, or [2] a particular event. Since my business has many events, it would be most helpful to enable a countdown timer for every single event (so if I visit event A, I see countdown timer A; if I visit event B, then I see countdown timer B).

    12 votes

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  10. Shortcode > Featured Organizer

    As well as having a tribefeaturedvenue shortcode it would be great if there was a featured organiser. I know you can create a list of organisers and venues using the shortcode plugin but I want specific results. Fingers crossed

    4 votes

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  11. Past Events Widget

    It would be awesome to have a Past Events widget to show previous events. My business uses the ECP to show all of our tournaments, and people always want to see the results, which are embedded on each event page. A widget to automatically show the previous (1-20) events would save sooooo much time! Thanks for your consideration!

    156 votes

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  12. 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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  13. Improve translations to support languages with complex noun inflections

    While the Event Calendar and its PRO version are both translatable, the way translations are done doesn't work for many inflected languages.

    The main issue is that nouns "Event" and plural "Events" are translated once and stored as variables, which then is used in all contexts. It works for English because there are only singular and plural noun forms but it's impossible to create correct and meaningful translations in other languages. Same issue applies for Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese and many more languages.

    For instance, in Latvian and Lithuanian nouns and adjectives are declined in up to seven overt cases.…

    34 votes

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  14. Enable SSL option for Events Calendar pages

    Because the Events Calendar is URL based, rather than pages, it is difficult to specify that calendar pages should be secured with SSL. How about a settings option for the events calendar pages to be SSL if the user has a certificate installed?

    10 votes

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  15. Notify organizer when event is created

    I Would love to have the possibility that as soon as an event is created an email is send to the organizer.

    Or the possibility to add instructors to an event who are notified that an event is created

    54 votes

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  16. Option to hide ongoing events from upcoming events list

    I have many events that run for many weeks or over multiple weekends. I would like an option to only show events that have not started yet (today onwards).

    13 votes

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  17. 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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  18. Support some custom HTML in event excerpts

    Allow custom HTML in the excerpts section, like WordPress posts do: https://codex.wordpress.org/Excerpt

    In list view It would be nice to be able to add links and change text size for certain items. (ex. RSVP now link)

    5 votes

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  19. List View > Adding infinite scrolling

    Just like using the "infinite Scroll" in Jetpack for blog posts on archive pages. Simply set the number of events in list view you want to have preloaded, and when you reach the end of that list then autoload the next batch...

    101 votes

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  20. Select which event details to show on main views

    The idea is to add an admin interface where users can select which details they want to be viewable on the main calendar views, such as List or Month. An On/Off toggle could be made available for some or all of the following event details:
    * Title
    * Description
    * Featured Image
    * Organizer
    * Venue
    * Recurring
    * Cost
    * Categories
    * Tags
    * Event Website
    In some cases this will allow you to view more fields than are now shown by default, in others it will hide the default details if you toggle them off. This will bring…

    107 votes

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