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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

    13 votes

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Create black out dates for community submitted events, such as holidays

    Allow for an event to have a "priority" that can override & block out other events on that day

    As an example ... I have a fitness center client that has 40 recurring events and they fall on the same day of the week as Christmas. It would be great to set up "Christmas" to be the main event that 1 day and override all the other events that are recurring so we don't have to modify the 40 events because they are closed on that holiday.

    13 votes

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  10. Choose Which Events Show on Blog, Rather than All or None

    Maybe you could see a window with a list of all the events, and check which ones to add to the blog, or you could choose an event category whose events would show on the blog.

    30 votes

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  11. Allow different page layouts for calendar views and single events

    I would love if the calendar was one page layout (in my case full width) and an event page a different one (in my case with a sidebar). The calendar needs lots of room so it makes it sense to display it full width but for an event page I would like to show ads and other content in a sidebar.

    63 votes

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  12. 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.

    188 votes

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  13. Add ability to Tweet event posts when published

    Hook into the WordPress JetPack Publicize plugin or to WP-to-Twitter plugin to tweet event posts when they are published. This should hook to the WP Shortlinks feature (wp.me) or to Twitter's shortener (t.co) so links can easily be included in the tweet.

    34 votes

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