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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 more filters to shortcode [tribe_events]

    Add more filters and options to the [tribe_events] shortcode so that it can be customized more.

    106 votes
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    • Option to change Google Maps to other Maps provider

      USE Open Street Maps as it is free. Google maps is no longer free!!!

      49 votes
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      • Separate data away from wordpress post meta database tables into independent tables

        A giant way to speed up the performance of events calendar plugin: store the data in dedicated database tables instead of wordpress' post meta.

        Woocommerce just did this and I think all plugin developers who potentially have a lot of data to store should, too:
        https://wptavern.com/woocommerce-custom-product-tables-plugin-now-in-beta-boasts-30-faster-page-loads

        They’re claiming a 30% boost but I ran some tests after migrating test data on a development site with your plugins and I easily got even better performance increase benchmarks! This is a really good idea that you guys would greatly benefit from implementing because the more events that are stored using the current…

        12 votes
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        • Add "location" to Venue in Events Calendar

          SEO wise, the Events Calendar prevents rich card feature from google. It's just missing a value for "location" under venue. Unfortunately, there is no "location" field, just Venue.

          6 votes
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          • Make "Events Calendar Pro" a Standalone Plugin

            Over the years, The Events Calendar Pro (paid plugin) has become too dependent on The Events Calendar (free plugin). That is, you cannot use TEC Pro without installing TEC first.

            Recommend converting The Events Calendar Pro into a standalone plugin for the following reasons:

            (1) Less bloatware.
            (2) Fewer plugins to manage on the back-end.
            (3) Fewer plugin conflicts to worry about.
            (4) Easier to troubleshoot plugin conflicts or problems in the back-end.
            (5) Opportunity to streamline (make more efficient) each plugin (independently from each other).
            (6) Last, but not the least, a simpler code and faster processing time which…

            1 vote
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            • Add option in "Tribe ext map show all events with same venue"

              Please add this option in the extension:
              - close infowindow when another opens

              function hideAllInfoWindows(map) {
              markers.forEach(function(marker) {
              marker.infowindow.close(map, marker);
              });

              https://theeventscalendar.com/extensions/google-maps-multiple-events-same-venue/

              2 votes
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              • Allow people to view ticket type when using Event Tickets Plus App to check in

                When using your awesome new app to scan tickets we cannot view what ticket type is being checked in.
                Unfortunately I'm finding this out the day before our large event which has multiple ticket types available.
                A simple notice when it scans to say what ticket (type) it is would be perfect.

                4 votes
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                • Custom name for import ical stream instead of domain names.

                  I need to import a an ical stream from a website- The website hosts about 20 ical feeds. Each ical import is named after domain name - I would like to distinguish each feed separately.

                  2 votes
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                  • Add dates to tooltip in "Display all events with the same venue" extension

                    The tooltip now displays:
                    Event (1)
                    Event (2)
                    Event (3)
                    Address: 123 Main St (No city)
                    Would like to see:
                    Event (1) ... Date
                    Event (2) ... Date
                    Event (3) ... Date
                    Venue/City/ST

                    1 vote
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                    • Allow save custom recurrence rule set and apply to new event

                      I'd like to be able to create a set of recurrence rules, with both regular occurrences and exclusions - and then save them as a custom named ruleset that I can apply to another event.

                      We have many events that run on a regular basis outside of school term-times. We can manually exclude the dates that fall within school holidays, but it would be a massive timesaver to only have to do this once and save it as for example "school holidays 2018" so that we can apply this custom set of rules to any other event. This has broader…

                      3 votes
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                      • Autofill the Event Tickets header image

                        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.…

                        67 votes
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                        • "Hide" event categories in Filter Bar

                          PLEASE make it so that an unused category (no events associated) is not displayed in the filter bar drop down. It looks unprofessional if I have categories that can be chosen with no events. Thanks.

                          4 votes
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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,…

                            2 votes
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                            • 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.

                              15 votes
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                              • Add option to show the featured image on the map view

                                It would be great to have an option that would allow us to display the event image for the event in map view in the event pop up.

                                Or it would be nice to at least have an easy way to format the popup that is displayed when a pin is clicked.

                                1 vote
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                                • Enable Tickets to be an affiliate WooCommerce Product

                                  I have a use case in which two event companies share a calendar but want to stay completely separate financially. They both have their own WordPress based website with TEC and WooCommerce on it, but use separate banking accounts. They just share a location and want a combined calendar showing all events in that location, without the need to have the money flow through one of the companies (making that company a distributor or lead company) . There is no commission, so just having each company use their own gateway for ticket sales would be fine.

                                  Allowing tickets (generated by…

                                  1 vote
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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.

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Resize pictures automatically and speed up pages

                                      The events calendar has options to show events in widgets and in the calendar. There it always uses the standard wordpress pictures and does not resize them. This is a problem for users, as they have to load a lot of data. It also reduces the page rank at Google.
                                      Therefore I want the plugin to resize the images automatically to save data and rank better in Google.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Recurring Event Featured View

                                        We have a lot of recurring events. I'd love a master single event view template that could be linked to as a "Featured" view. This would look similar to the single event template except instead of a single date, it's a master featured recurring event page that has the date info for the series in one post.

                                        Basically instead of a date like January 20 (single event date) it could say "Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday" or "through March 15"

                                        This helps big time if we are sharing events on social media or other websites so that we…

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                                        • Multiple ticket prices for an event

                                          Permit multiple ticket prices for a single event: For instance:
                                          Regular Admission, Premium Seating, Senior (or Student Discount), Members (or Kids under 12) free.

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