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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. Add datepicker to Filter Bar

    I´d like to have an additional feature in the Filter Bar.
    The user should be able to select a "from date" and a "to date" with a datepicker. So he can see all events that at least start at the "from date" and end not later than the "to date" in the list view (or something like that).

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      5 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Admin →
    • Combine the Advanced Filter Bar with Standard Filter Bar

      It would be great if the advanced filter bar completely replaced the standard bar once installed. This was we can maintain the functionality of both, but only have a single filter/search bar on the screen. Right now it is a bit confusing to have two separate filters. I have noticed several complains on the forums and on the feature request page stating that viewers are becoming confused by the filter options and unable to find their desired events. Although many solutions have been proposed, I think merging the two bars would mitigate a majority of the concerns and reduce space…

      27 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Admin →
      • Filter Bar as a Widget

        The filter bar looks great but it creates a new column, taking up valuable space.

        I'd like a WIDGET that calls the filter bar functionality. That way, if you're already using sidebars, you can simply plug activate the filter bar in a sidebar and NOT create that additional column! It would save a LOOOOOOT of space...

        25 votes
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        • Remember end user filter settings

          About the filters, is it possible to save filter settings for the calendar per user for when a user visits the site next time, so that the user does not need to set all the filters again every time?

          If that is not possible it would be a pretty awesome feature.

          12 votes
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          • Add a REGION field to venues, and a shortcode to filter venues by REGION.

            Add a REGION field to venues, and a shortcode to filter venues by REGION. New York City is technically 1 City, but has 5 boroughs (counties), and many individual cities in those boroughs. A REGION field and shortcode filter would enable us to list venues by borough (e.g., Manhattan, Brooklyn, etc.) or by neighborhood (e.g., Greenwich Village, Hell's Kitchen, Upper East Side, etc.). The next step is to map venues by region.

            Just switched from Events Manager (EM). EM maps multiple venues by region, category, and tag. EM displays map points for past events that match those criteria. So you…

            9 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for sharing the idea. Perhaps this could also be used as a county field for folks interested in one of those. Some international address formats such as the Dominican Republic which specify a province + locality + sublocality, which this field might also be used for.

              In the meantime, I believe supporters might be interested in the following kb post: https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/additional-fields-for-venues-and-organizers/

              Cheers!
              - The Modern Tribe Support Team

            • Option to display distance in filter bar as range slider

              Like price filter, which have the option to select the price with the range slider, would be great to have the same option for the distance filter.

              8 votes
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              • auto populate city based on states

                When selecting a State it would be nice to have the cities filter to auto-populate based on the State selection

                6 votes
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                • Remove filters no data

                  Good evening tribe:

                  We recently purchased the plugin Filter and I would like to give a suggestion: Categories, tags, places ... that they have no data. Would not it be better not to appear in the filter? For example, if I have created a place called "Alozaina" and this place does not have events, Why appears on the filter? Would not it be better not to appear in the filter?

                  Regards

                  5 votes
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                  • Show status of activated filters in Horizontal Filterbar

                    The new filter bar is awesome! Hiding, resetting are in view, but… it is hard to see, if there were any filters active without opening the filter options or the bar is closed.

                    Maybe it is useful to show a short message like "Filter active" below the Filter-Reset link, if any filter/s is/are chosen.

                    5 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable option for 'and' behaviour as an alternative to 'or' logic

                      I’ve noticed that Filter bar is working the opposite way that I thought it would.

                      Given the following scenario:

                      Event X – Assigned to only Category A
                      Event Y – Assigned to only Category B
                      Event Z – Assigned to both Category A and Category B

                      Filtering on category A brings back X & Z as expected.
                      Filtering on Category B brings back Y & Z as expected.
                      Filtering on Category A AND Category B brings back X, Y & Z – not expected!

                      I was hoping that the filter would look for events that had been categorised BOTH for…

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Admin →
                      • Integrate Filter Bar with WPML

                        Here it says that Filter Bar is not integrated with WPML and that there are no plans: https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/wpml-support/

                        I vote for integrating this with a high priority.

                        There is one forum post from Barry, which gives an idea: https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/hook-into-filter-bars-event-category-to-achieve-wpml-translation/

                        3 votes
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                        • Control the order of items inside a drop-dow box in the filterbar

                          Currently I have an Event Checkbox Field called "Audience". I can control the order of choices on the back-end, but in the filter-bar on the front-end, there doesn't seem to be a way to keep things in alphabetical order. Maybe I'm missing a trick to do this, but if I'm not, this would help improve the end-user experience.

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                          • Have child categories only show when the parent is picked.

                            In Filter Bar you can select which parent categories or subcategories/child categories underneath their parents. I expected that the child categories would not show any events when selected, unless their parent was selected as well. However, instead selecting a sub category will show all events in that sub category, and a parent will show all events in the parent. Could you change how this works?

                            2 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Admin →

                              I apologize for the frustration you are having when using our plugins.

                              For this particular issue, there is some great information in this thread https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/display-only-children-categories-of-a-specific-parent-in-a-custom-filter/ that may help you get this working the way you would like.

                              This is a good idea for inclusion within our plugin and I’ve ticketed this for review by our team.

                            • Filter Bar > Set override directory of stylesheet and view to the same directory

                              In order to override the filterbar stylesheet you'll need to add a css-file called tribe-events/filterbar/filter-view.css into your theme directory. For the filterbar views the directory is called filter-bar.

                              Can they both be the same directory, so it's easier to maintain?

                              2 votes
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                              • View all events on editing page

                                When I need to delete my events and re-import a newer updated calendar of events, it takes me forever to delete the events that I have already imported. If there was any easier way to delete events, other than selecting 20 per page and moving them all to trash.

                                Thanks!

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                                  0 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Admin →
                                • Remove H3 tags inside filterbar

                                  The titleheaders of the various filters are placed inside a H3-tag (See Tribe/filter.php).This however makes a mesh of the SEO header-hierarchy of my page.
                                  More info see eg. https://www.woorank.com/nl/p/headings-tags.

                                  Can you please replace this H3 with another tag like a div?

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