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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. Autofill the featured image in Event Tickets

    Make it possible to add the WooCommerce Product featured image from within the ticket meta-block in the event. I would be perfectly happy with either of three solutions:
    1 reusing the header image
    2 reusing the featured image of the event
    3 selecting a separate image for just this reason.

    But can understand if option 1 might conflict with how the image might be used otherwise and option 2 might conflict with the fact that the ticket is stored basically separate from the event, so perhaps option 3 should be it and will save me a lot of time anyway.…

    36 votes
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    • Test all features and views for speed and viewability against a LARGE event set

      This is not so much a feature request but a product testing request. There are a number of ways that I love TEC, but the performance and some of the views do not seem optimized for a site with many events.

      As the best example, the week the view, which would be extremely useful compared to the month view for loading speed, is just absolutely unviewable with more than a couple events per day. My clients have 5-8 events per day, and it's impossible to see any of them due to how they overlap. It would be vastly preferable to…

      3 votes
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      • Add true Subscribe Functionality for iCal & Google

        Downloading an iCal file is NOT THE SAME as a true subscribe to calendar function where users calendars are updated automatically with new events, changes to events and so forth. It's a total disappointment to find out that the other suggestion was closed when it the suggested feature was clearly not implemented. Having a static download is actually worse because users think they've subscribed and never get updates and have no reason to believe that they aren't getting the latest info.

        53 votes
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          This snippet changes the “iCal Export” buttons to be webcal:// links, which suggests to calendar applications that they should subscribe instead of downloading the .ics file.

          It requires The Events Calendar version 4.6.5 or newer.

          https://gist.github.com/cliffordp/be034504a2c530495b7d58e704352069

          Please reference https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/implementing-custom-code-snippets/ for how to implement custom code snippets and let us know how this works for you.

        • allow user to save/star events

          Allow users to save, star or favourite events. So they can plan which events they would like to attend. This would be a huge value-add to the end user where there are a lot of events to choose from and they may want to attend a few.

          5 votes
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          • QR Code Easy Checkin Page : GREEN / RED

            Make an easy Page with not many (none) personal data shown for QR Code checkin ... just a FULL SCREEN green or red light (background color) so it is easy to checkin ... meaning allow entrance or deny. Normally at a venues door you don't have your office staff and a computer - you just want to use an App and see on first look GREEN (let the person in) or RED (deny entrance, maybe with reason given "already checked in" oder "ticket order not complete") ... that would make it possible to have some guys doing door without explain…

            3 votes
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            • Create a Shortcode for Tickets QR Code

              Using this similar to the [tribe-user-event-confirmations] Shortcode in the account page of the user would make sending emails with the pdf ticket having the qr code included unessesary. Most users will have their mobile with them and can open the ticket with the QR code from their account page on the day of the event.

              3 votes
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              • Add subevents with stock management option

                An event could have subevents, like a 2-3 days conference (300 participants) could have general sessions with all the participants and smaller sessions at same time for smaller groups. (6 sessions for 50 people)

                2 votes
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                • Speed up TEC and improve scalability by migrating to custom database tables.

                  ModernTribe should seriously consider migrating its CPTs (events, venues, and organizers) to a custom database table.

                  The clear benefit is scalability. A custom database table would get ride of all the extra metadata rows that currently impact ever query on the site, TEC-specific or not.

                  To test the idea:
                  I created a fresh install with 15 events, 3 venues and 2 organizers. A basic WP_Query was .387ms
                  Then, on a fresh install I duplicated the base structure for each CPT using Pod's Advanced Content Types (https://pods.io/docs/learn/what-are-advanced-content-types/), created the identical events, venues, and organizes, and the database query dropped…

                  2 votes
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                  • Bulk Pausing of Scheduled Imports

                    Could you please add a "Pause sheduled import" option in the Bulk Actions dropdown menu in the Schedule Imports section? I have hundreds of FaceBook imports that I do not want to delete (the only current option), but just want to pause the schedule imports, while still allowing my Google Calendar and iCal imports to run.

                    2 votes
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                    • Linking calendar event title to another page in the site, bypassing the event page

                      In my situation I dont really need the Event page at all.. I'm looking to be able click on the event title in the calendar and have it go directly to a page on the site.

                      1 vote
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                      • have an option for setting defaults for the meta fields. Such as defaulting to "All Day Event"

                        It would be great if the Event Settings included options to set defaults. I'd love to be able to default new events to ALL DAY, rather than having to check that box every time.

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                        • Calendar Widget

                          Can you make the details of the events show on the main page when they click the specific event date on the widget?

                          Listing all the events on the main page and when they click the date on the widget it will show the complete information of the event.

                          I do not want the whole calendar on the main page, instead just do a listing, and then when someone clicks the date on the widget, it will show the details.

                          I have you understand what I'm trying to explain.

                          Thanks

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                          • is it possible, now that Facebook uploads don't work, to pull in photos from other calendar programs? Facebook is still updating my Google c

                            Facebook is still allow g us to save all events to Google calendar. Is it possible to upload our calendar to the events calendar with photos saved in Google Cal ot any ical? If not what is the "best practice " advice you have for us to use as a work around while FB reviews the app?

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                            • Add text that the user would see prior to Start Sale date

                              Add one text field to the ticket area that would incorporate the "Start Sale" field to display a message to the visitor if they view the event before that date.

                              As it is now, the visitor reads about the event, sees all the When and Where details... and then wonders what they're missing and why they can't purchase/sign up. All they need is a message: "Registration will begin on %StartSale% -- please check back!"

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                              • Save attendee information in woocommerce customer account for future orders

                                If a customer would like to order a ticket more often, he must fill in any custom attendee fields again and again. In our case (a solution for a customer) this is very complicated with 8 fields. It would be very convenient if the inputs of these fields could be saved for future orders. It is conceivable that the attendee data from the last order could be inserted at the push of a button.

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                                • out of stock

                                  Hide the BUY button for out of stock tickets

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                                  • Update the Countdown SHORTCODE to include next event functionality

                                    The Events Calendar is a great plugin and very useful for a lot of situations. My one major suggestion so far is as follows:

                                    It would be very helpful to add the "countdown to next event" functionality to the Countdown shortcode. The widget doesn't always fit into a sites design and having to update the current shortcode every time an event passes is quite cumbersome.

                                    The shortcode can be styled using css to greater effect in some cases.

                                    There was a functions.php code addition that someone added in the support forums for this in 2016 but it tends to break…

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                                    • 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…

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                                      • Add icons to the monthly view display

                                        When viewing in monthly view, the calendar displays icons attributed to particular events

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                                        • pdf

                                          Allow file upload for pdf in events.
                                          Allow download of files for PDF files. Events often have pdf descriptions or "paper" entries. It would be nice to add this pdf (opening new window) in the administration of the event.

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