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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. create a search bar widget

    Make the events search bar a widget. It’s such a great tool, but it’s hidden on my homepage with no easy way to put it out front where it really belongs.

    103 votes

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  2. 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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  3. Date Picker for Recurring Events as an option

    I am part of a nationwide franchise that has a co-op website for public events. There's a feature that we on on THAT calendar that is INCREDIBLE for recurring events as well as being very flexible for custom date rules.

    We can, much like this one, select various rules such as every 1st Wednesday of the month, or every other Tuesday, etc.

    However, when we edit an event, date picker calendars will pop up with every day/date the event is scheduled for. We can simply click on a date to remove ONE or MORE of the current scheduled events, AND…

    100 votes

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Venue Map - all Venues

    Each venue has an address and can display a Google Map showing people where it is.
    I need a single map which displays all venues. (Perhaps restrict the map to include only venues with events in a given date range.) For the map markers, allow a different marker per category, with venue details in a pop-up box, and marker grouping in case there are several venues close to each other.
    Several GPL plugins exist to produce a decent multi-marker map. Perhaps integration with one of them?

    94 votes

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  7. Display Google map while adding EVENT LOCATION DETAILS to allow to check that the location on the map is correct before submitting the event

    Display a Google map aside of the EVENT LOCATION DETAILS on the add new/edit Event page, so one can check that the location address has no errors or misinterpretations by Google map and one can check the map if it is correct before submitting the event.

    93 votes

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  8. Have a rolling calendar view?

    One where the rows of weeks continually shift upwards, so that you always see the next four weeks or so in advance?

    If a visitor happens to visit the page on the last day or two of the month, they’ll see a lot of greyed-out squares and an apparent lack of events; they’d have to click the tiny arrows beside the month to turn the page.. The current list of upcoming events underneath only seems to show those in the month currently being viewed, so a rolling calendar would ensure students see all upcoming events, even later in the month.

    91 votes

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  9. Create a Visual Composer Extension

    Create a module that can be configured using Visual Composer so that an event can be featured on the homepage or a list of upcoming events with a particular tag(s) or categories display

    e.g. show next 3 events in category Y

    89 votes

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  10. Widgets & Shortcodes > Add start_date and end_date parameters

    This would add the ability to show events only within certain dates using our two primary widgets/shortcodes: List & Mini Calendar. You would able to specify a start date, end date, or both.

    88 votes

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  11. 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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  12. Improve the search suggestions in a location search bar so they appear "as you type".

    A search suggestion in the location search bar needs improvement. Now the suggestions appear after the user hit "Find Events".
    What is a reasoning behind suppressing google snappy suggestions as one types? (as you use theirs api?)
    I have used your site as a test http://wpshindig.com/events/ so it is not the problem with my server.
    The search suggestions would solve a lot of problems and requests reported here about misinterpretation of the city. It would also increase the user awareness on how the search should be phrased. On top of it it would feel more interactive and 21 century;) and…

    69 votes

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  13. Filter events by date range / day on single venue / organiser pages

    It would be nice to be able to filter the events in a single venue by date.
    Consider in the case of a trade show / festival / university model which may have multiple stages / theatres with multiple events occurring over several days. It would be good to display these both in a page and in a widget.

    67 votes

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  14. 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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  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. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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