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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. Allow us to create shortcodes in Image Widget Plus

    Allow us to create shortcodes in Image Widget Plus so that we can display the widget outside of sidebars etc and in Post & Pages in what ever position we like i.e. bottom of posts, throughout the Post body etc.

    Regards,

    Ray

    2 votes

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  3. Wegottickets integration

    Allow us to use a ticket link to send the client to wegottickets to buy tickets.

    1 vote

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  4. API to create new scheduled imports

    Provide an API for creating new scheduled imports to be executed in Event Aggregator. We need to import thousands of automated import sources to aggregate from on various schedules. An API should enable us to extend the plugin to allow importing these scheduled imports from an external data source. We would like the ability to provide all the information required for creating a scheduled import in a single object or array.

    3 votes

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  5. Add Plugin URI in all the plugins headers

    Original Posting - https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/plugins-are-missing-plugin-uri-in-the-plugin-header/#post-1360233

    I just wanted to flag that you guys haven’t provided a Plugin URI in your plugins so when they appear in system reports (Gravity Forms, WooCommerce, etc.) and other places they aren’t linked to your website.
    Fairly minor but might be a good idea.

    1 vote

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  6. Enable an option for GST calculation in Tickets Plus price displays

    Gday Tribe forumites

    In Australia, it is mandatory to display pricing including GST.

    The easiest way to add data is to put the ex GST price in (eg. $98) and let the computer do the maths to display the GST inclusive price ($107.80).

    The Tickets plus combination with WooCommerce allows one of the frontend display areas to display the GST inclusive, and I suspect this is WooCommerce coding.

    However, the primary area for the ticket price does not calculate, it shows the original input.

    Here is a screenshot: https://screencast.com/t/ZBmqzCspXbMb

    I'd like a radio button option that overrides the input (default)…

    1 vote

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  7. "This Weekend" / "This Week" / "This Month" Options in Filter Bar / Tribe Bar

    Such a feature would help tremendously for people who want to know what's on this weekend or see what's coming up next month. This isn't immediately obviously when looking at the a chronological list of events and the date picker is cumbersome for this sort of task.

    20 votes

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  8. Include [View-Event] link in notification of newly imported event

    When a new event is imported a notification is given which includes a link to any new venue or new organizer. However the new event itself is not linked.

    The new event listing is likely to be the view that one is most likely to want to look at to see if it has rendered correctly, or to edit some personal content to the event.

    It could be a simple fix to add [View your event listing] to the notification.

    This is what is currently shown:

    Import complete!
    1 new event was imported. 1 new image was imported.
    1 new…

    4 votes

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  9. Add Featured Image to Event Countdown Widget

    I would like to be able to add the featured image for an event to the Countdown Widget.

    1 vote

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  10. Add ability to import multiple iCal files simultaneously

    Currently in Event Aggregator, the iCal import is a one-by-one process. Select an iCal file, import it. Select next iCal file, import it. Etc.

    If I could select and upload multiple iCal files at once and process them simultaneously it would make a tedious process much quicker.

    Also, if you could auto-delete the iCal files from the WP Media section it would be appreciated. These files are not likely to be used as content as any page/post. Better yet, would be to upload them in some other fashion so they don't end up in the WP Media section at all.

    3 votes

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  11. Add support for Project Nami / MSSQL

    Currently Tribe Events uses several SQL commands that are not supported by MS SQL, causing errors to appear in the admin dashboard when the plugin is installed on a Project Nami instance. (Project Nami is a fork of Wordpress that uses MSSQL instead of MySQL.) Using the $wpdb API instead of raw SQL or a custom abstraction layer will enable this plugin to be used on Nami installs as well as traditional MySQL environments.

    2 votes

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  12. Allow import from Wild Apricot

    We import events for a couple of organizations that are using Wild Apricot (https://www.wildapricot.com). Since Wild Apricot isn't support by EA, we import the events via ics file.

    If EA supported automated event import for Wild Apricot it would certainly make updating events much easier.

    Thanks!

    2 votes

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  13. Mark import as featured

    It would be great if imports could be marked as featured so that all events from that source get featured tag rather than having to go in and manually mark them.

    12 votes

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  14. Featured events quick edit

    Add support for the featured event checkbox when in bulk edit mode and/or in Quick Edit mode.

    That way you don't have to individually set the featured event status on each featured event one by one.

    4 votes

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  15. Sort Scheduled Imports Alphabetically

    I would like to be able to sort my scheduled imports alphabetically. With the current order of ‘last added’, it’s hard for me to review who I’ve already created a feed for.

    I want to be able to look at all my import sources alphabetically so that I can determine which ones I've already created.

    Currently, the only method of sorting is by 'last import'

    6 votes

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  16. Have a rolling calendar view?

    One where the rows of weeks continually shift upwards, so that you always see the next four weeks or so in advance?

    If a visitor happens to visit the page on the last day or two of the month, they’ll see a lot of greyed-out squares and an apparent lack of events; they’d have to click the tiny arrows beside the month to turn the page.. The current list of upcoming events underneath only seems to show those in the month currently being viewed, so a rolling calendar would ensure students see all upcoming events, even later in the month.

    91 votes

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  17. Set the publishing date for imported events

    I like to include some events in my main feed.

    If for example I import the fixtures for a sports season that overwhelms the main feed and fills it with events - rather than todays features and stories.

    We can chose where imported events end up: publish, draft, etc. Why can we not set the publish date as well?

    Either chose a publishing date when performing the import - today or a date in the past (or future).
    Or allow the publishing date to be edited in the bulk in draft mode - rather than have to open each event…

    3 votes

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  18. Add an option to only show next occurrence of recurring event in 'Upcoming Events' widget

    The main reason I upgraded to the PRO version of The Events Calendar was to take advantage of the recurring events feature, however after setting this up the 'Upcoming Events' sidebar widget has now become useless as it simply displays the same event over and over because several of the occurrences are before the next independent event.

    I would like to see the option to only show the next instance of a recurring event in the widget's list.

    14 votes

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    I imagine, with enough votes, we might be able to implement one or all of the following:
    - a widget checkbox option like: “don’t show other occurrences within the same recurrence series as a related event within this widget”
    - a checkbox in the general settings that does this globally
    - a checkbox in the recurrence settings (so as to not be available to non-recurring single events) that does this per series – for controlling display on the single event view’s related events

  19. Allow event descriptions appearing in the main blog loop to be stickied

    More or less as in the title. In order to promote a specific event, it would be useful to have the description that appears in the main blog loop stickied in the same manner that an ordinary post might be.

    4 votes

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  20. Category Pages > set featured image

    Add the ability to upload a featured image to event categories and display it on the category page.

    8 votes

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