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  1. 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)

    15 votes
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    • You will limit the use of credit cards.

      on a regular basis use. If you are using too many credit cards during a particular time, you're probably paying them in the second half and you have probably made the only minimum payments. Taking up too much of the credit card,
      https://www.creditcheckfree100.co.uk

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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.

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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…

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          • Allow file upload for pdfs

            Currently community events limits file upload to images. An additional pdf upload would be handy.

            42 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.

              10 votes
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              • Create shortcode attribute "organizer" for [tribe_events] for community events

                Create shortcode attribute "organizer" for [tribe_events] to allow user to place all events associated with an organizer on a page. This will clean up the front end submission page so I don't have to put organizations as categories, which could reach in the 100s.

                4 votes
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                • invite friends who are registered on the buddypress website to the event after adding a community event.

                  Invite friends who are registered on the buddypress website to the event after adding a community event. Like you can on FB after adding an event.

                  1 vote
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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.

                    1 vote
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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.

                      9 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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                        • 5 votes
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                          • Community Events: Add a configuration option to prevent dates in the past 

                            There should be a configuration option to prevent users from submitting events with start and end dates in the past.

                            5 votes
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                            • attend/maybe button

                              Instead of selling Tickets I would like a simple 'Attend' / 'Maybe' Button for Community Events (like on Facebook).

                              1 vote
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                                Hi Paul,

                                Have you considered using RSVPs for this?
                                With a little tweaking / customization you could change the Going / Not going selector to Attend / Maybe.

                                Maybe this article will help:
                                https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/change-the-wording-of-any-bit-of-text-or-string/

                                If you need support, then please turn to our premium support forums here:
                                https://theeventscalendar.com/support-forums/

                                Cheers

                              • separate header and footer for Community Events

                                I would like to see the ability to Allow different header and footer html in the community events submission page that that of the Events page. I get uploads of several megs and want to be able to write some instructions to people who submit events.

                                1 vote
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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%/

                                  5 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.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Additional Fields for Organizers and Venues to work with Community Events

                                      If additional fields for Organizers and/or Venues -- from https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/additional-fields-for-venues-and-organizers/ -- are being used, they should be available via the Community Events front-end form when users submit events.

                                      2 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…

                                        3 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.

                                        • Community Events: Limit image upload size.

                                          I suggets you limit the upload size of images for the Community Events plugin. As non-registered users can enter events, they may not be aware of the importance of keeping image sizes small for websites. Ideally the uploads could be limited to say 200K, but I guess maybe it could be an adjustable value which the webdesigner could set in the settings for the plugin. I hoe you like this idea, it would be really helpful and save a lot of work for the admin.

                                          19 votes
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