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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 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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. List of available shortcodes on the back-end at plugin settings.

    Not sure if I am just not seeing it, but if it's not there, how about adding your list of available shortcodes to the Help or Settings section on the back-end of the site? It's mildly irritating to have to go to your website every time, then run a search for shortcodes, then find the correct post in order to get the correct shortcode...

    10 votes

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  7. 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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  8. Shortcode(s) to display specific event content, meta, ticket/rsvp fields in any page or post

    I see shortcodes that allow the display of calendars and event lists, but not to display the content (description) of a specific event in a page or post.

    This might seem redundant, but at times it might be desireable to be able to include the details for as specific event in a page other than the event detail page, and have it automatically kept in sync with any changes made to the event in the calendar record.

    Other shortcodes to separately enable the display of the event meta data, map, and perhaps even the rsvp/ticket block might also provide a…

    9 votes

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  9. Show organizers in full-site search results

    When performing a full-site search from the main menu on our site, events and venues will appear in the search results but organizers won’t.

    8 votes

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  10. Create options for vertical AND horizontal list views in Upcoming Events

    Currently there is only an option to view Upcoming Events in a vertical list. Can you please also add the option to display those horizontally?

    8 votes

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  11. 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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  12. Satellite view for Google maps

    Allow the map view to be set as either satellite or road map, instead of defaulting to road map.

    7 votes

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  13. Featured Image for Calendar Share

    Featured Image for Calendar Share

    If you want to share your calendar on Social Media (like LinkedIn or Facebook) those sites will automatically pick up an image to display whether you like it or not.

    At the moment there is no way to control that image in the Calendar settings. By default Facebook or Linkedin will just pick up the first available image from your website which in most cases, will have nothing to do with your Events Calendar.

    All Tribe need to do is add the option in settings to upload an image you want to display when you…

    7 votes

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  14. 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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  15. Allow Featured Events to Display at the Top of the Event List Widget

    The display from the Event List widget looks better when there is a Featured Event with image at the top. Therefore, I would like an option to show the next Featured Event (or two or three) at top, followed by the non-featured events.

    I can almost do this now by using two Event List widgets, one above the other. The top one can be set to "limit to featured events only." If the the bottom widget could be set to "limit to non-featured events," that would do the trick.

    6 votes

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  16. Sort Scheduled Imports Alphabetically

    I would like to be able to sort my scheduled imports alphabetically. With the current order of ‘last added’, it’s hard for me to review who I’ve already created a feed for.

    I want to be able to look at all my import sources alphabetically so that I can determine which ones I've already created.

    Currently, the only method of sorting is by 'last import'

    6 votes

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  17. 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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  18. Add "Show Google Map" and "Show Google Maps Link" options to Default Content Settings Page

    I would love to see the "Show Google Map" and "Show Google Maps Link" checkboxes added under the Default Venue drop down on the Default Content setting page.

    I have a site where 99% of the events happen on location so they don't need a map to be shown, but there's 1% which happen off-site so a map is very helpful.

    It would be a great optimization of our time to be able to have it so the "Show Google Map" and/or "Show Google Maps Link" could be unchecked by default when creating an event (making this an option for…

    5 votes

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  19. 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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  20. 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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