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  1. Allow relabling of "Event" phrase in the Community Events plugin as well

    For the TEC and TEC PRO plugins, you have a very cool optional plugin called "Relabler". https://theeventscalendar.com/extensions/change-labels-events-venues-organizers/

    Could you add this for the Community Events as well?

    See for more info: https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/the-events-calendar-relabler-doesnt-work-for-community-events/#post-1588890

    Thanks in advance :)

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    • User Created Community Events Tags

      I would like my members, creating Community Events, to be able to create their own Tags that are related to their Events. Currently they can only search from a very long list of tags I have use in my blog posts.

      They are able to create their own "Venues" and "Organizers". Being able to create their own "Tags" as well would be helpful.

      It is very likely that a member submitting an Event would not find an existing Tag related to their Event from the list of tags I have used in my posts.

      Or is there perhaps a reason,…

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      • Forgotten Password/Username Function

        Forgotten Password/Username button on the Sign In/Register page. Urgently needed! Thanks.

        3 votes
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        • Community Events: Remove Image Upload Option

          We have a client that does not like that users are able to upload images as it is crowding their media folder and server overall.

          Is there an option to remove the image upload option, either currently or scheduled for a future maintenance release?

          Thank you!

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          • Customize Community Events Endpoints

            Would be great to have the ability to change the slugs/endpoints for the pages generated by the Community Events Plugin.
            Even simply adding a filter to the multiple `$router->add_route` lines and the `communityRewriteSlug()` in Tribe\Main.php would go a long way to helping devs better integrate Community Events into their sites.

            The most obvious use case is for sites building a User Panel: the ability to move the user's events list to my-account/events, (/add, etc), but any site that has multiple user actions that need to be managed (WooCommerce, BuddyPress/BBPress, the myriad of Directory, Classified, Buy Ads, subscription management, etc) would…

            2 votes
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            • Allow editing of Venue/Organizer creation boxes

              Currently it is not possible to edit the Venue/Organizer meta boxes that display when creating a new Venue/Org on the Community Events Submit an Event form.

              Although we can perform a template override on [our-theme]/tribe-events/community/modules/organizer-fields.php, editing this file does not control what appears on the event creation screen (apparently this is actually coming from wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/admin-views/create-organizer-fields.php). Thus, it is not possible to change the Venue or Organizer meta boxes (e.g. the order of the fields) that appear on the Community Events Submit an Event form.

              Please change this so that we can edit these areas of the form (as we can…

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              • Optimize / clean up event submit form by removing selectable options

                A switch in the settings to hide or turn off the follwowing fields in the event submit form would be useful:
                d) Timezone (not necessary if there are only events of one country/region)
                e) Recurring events (not every calendar needs them)

                24 votes
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                • Allow users to create new categories on community event form

                  Admins should be able to enable or disable a feature that would allow users to add new categories on the community events form.

                  3 votes
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                  • Make it easy to separate community events from other events

                    Now, community events (CE) all get merged into the Main event calendar. We have no control to speak of to keep the two separate. I can call just CE, or I can call everything BUT CE, but there is no simple way just remove CEs from the from the MC. All your filters are -inclusive- and you have no -exclude- filters. If our categories change (as they do) with the current setup we also have to edit every -inclusive- call.

                    2) there is no way for force a category on CEs. Folks adding a new ce have the option of…

                    2 votes
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                    • We need a possibility to block some Categories for Community Organizers (with account or anonymous).

                      By blocking a category for some organizers or anonymous submitter we would still have the possibility to create exclusive calendars which will only show the events created by the admin.
                      I would love to see that as an option.

                      16 votes
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                      • 59 votes
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                        • Add entry field for Event Excerpt to the Community Events event submission screen to improve look of tooltip

                          I am using Community Events to have non-admin people submit their events for course listings.
                          The tooltip for these events look awful as the HTML is stripped out of the event description when the wp_trim_words functions is run.
                          I realize that this has already been addressed by not stripping the HTML from the excerpt of the event, however entry of the excerpt is not available in the event submission form in the Community Events plugin.
                          On the event submission form in Community Events please add the Excerpt as a entry field.

                          4 votes
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                          • Enable latitude longitude for the community events front end submission form.

                            We have a lot of events that don’t have a proper address, and I’d like to offer them the option to enter those in if they know them. Even better to offer a link to a tool to find them out. These fields are available in the backend for events, so I don’t know why it shouldn’t be for the front end. I feel like there should just an option to click on from the settings, rather than having to create a customized version of the front end template.

                            13 votes
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                            • Implement a comprehensive Structured Data markup solution

                              In addition to this feature request:

                              https://tribe.uservoice.com/forums/195723-feature-ideas/suggestions/12499149-structured-data-offers-error

                              I am requesting an enhancement to fully support Google's Structured Data markup,Rich Cards, and future support of Events with AMP.

                              In addition to the error for 'Offers' in the feature request above':
                              - "Free" is not a valid price specification
                              - 'Performer' is recommended

                              Without these enhancements, Google does not generate Rich Cards and that defeats the primary purpose of promoting events.

                              8 votes
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                              • Set separate event recurrence limit for contributors

                                This would be for Community + Pro. As admin I'd naturally use the uppermost limit for neverending events, but for community contributors, a smaller max time period and/or total number of events would be great. Really, just having a max number of total events allowed.

                                4 votes
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                                • Allow removal of /community in url

                                  Have a toggle so that you can remove the /community in the url so that all events have the same url base:

                                  /event/%eventslug%/

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Better UI for reviewing pending community events.

                                    I just installed Community Events and am looking for a way to review pending events before publishing them. Being able to review pending events before publishing was one of the highlighted features that motivated me to purchase Community Events.

                                    When I view the community events list (using /events/community/list/), it does not show all the event information, in particular it does not show the description field (which is required), the cost field or the website field. This means that there is no effective way to proof the entries before publishing.

                                    To remedy this, users need to be able to see all…

                                    5 votes
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                                      Hi Gene,
                                      75% of what you would like is possible

                                      You can fully revew the pending events submitted by others in your WP admin under ‘Events’. There you will see all the details.

                                      The page you access under ‘/events/community/list/’ lists only the events submitted by you, and not of others. If you are not the site admin, then this is sort of the admin page for you to manage the events that you submitted.

                                      The users will be able to see all submitted and published events on the /events/ page where you can choose from different views, like calendar, day, list etc.
                                      If they click on an event there, they will see all the details of the event.

                                      Your 4th idea is an interesting one. Let’s see how many other people like it.

                                    • Custom Community Event Forms

                                      I'd like to offer different types of listings for businesses and manage what fields they can enter (ie: a "basic" listing vs an "enhanced" listing)

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Community Events > Duplicate events

                                        I'd love to see it in the frontend submission of Community Events.

                                        12 votes
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                                        • Approved events that are edited should revert to Pending/Draft instead of Published.

                                          When a user submits an event to the Community Events form, the event goes into Pending/Draft as I have set in the admin panel. However, if a user goes back to edit an Approved/Published event, it should also automatically get withdrawn from the site and submitted for approval.

                                          23 votes
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