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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. Remove /category/ from urls

    For SEO purposes, remove /category/ from urls like mysite.com/events/category/music/ for SEO Purposes. It should be mysite.com/events/music/ instead.

    107 votes
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    • Timeline View/display events in a timeline

      Add the ability to display event in a continuous timeline. Perhaps something like this - http://theme-fusion.com/avada/timeline-full-width/ for the type of layout

      11 votes
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      • 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...

        48 votes
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          needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a "redo search when map moved" feature similar to yelp.com's search results page

          When moving or zooming the map it'd be great to have an option to have the list underneath the map refresh to only show the events relevant to what's being displayed in the map. For an example of this just see yelp.com's search results.

          94 votes
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          • Integration with EventFul

            Hello - new user of the plugin here. We are a large community of activists and bring together a number of events - so far Evenbrite plugin has been amazing.

            I wonder if it would be possible to import from Eventful? They have a great accessible API and the monitor the fair use of this: http://api.eventful.com

            The API is quite extensive. But in particular I'd like to search by keyword, location and venue.

            Thanks!

            6 votes
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              needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add 'today' option to the admin page filter

              At the Filters & Columns area of the Events admin page, the user may add a 'Start date' filter and save it. This is convenient for future use. It would be even better to give the saved filter the ability to use today's date as a parameter.

              But when choosing the start date 'date' from the dropdown calendar, there is no option to choose 'today' as the date. Another solution may be to add 'On and After Today' and 'On and Before Today' to the 'Start Date' dropdown menu.

              47 votes
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              • Selling Tickets with iThemes Exchange

                I would love to see Modern Tribe work with iThemes to create integration with iThemes Exchange for selling tickets to events. Any chance this could happen in the future?

                12 votes
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                  needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show post-author and categories in main blog loop

                  The post-author and categories should also be shown for events, which are shown in the main blog loop (just like regular posts).

                  12 votes
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                  • Create add-on with Brown Paper Tickets (brownpapertickets.com)

                    Connect with Brown Paper Tickets (brownpapertickets.com) in a similar manner to your existing eventbrite functionality.

                    7 votes
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                      needs more votes  ·  4 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Synchronize Event Categories and Woocommerce Product Categories for Event Tickets items

                      Add ability to map Event categories to Product categories so that when new tickets are added to an Event, they will automatically be added to a specific product category as well. This is most useful in cases of defining discount and coupon rules, to allow certain types of events to have coupon codes apply without requiring manual editing of ticket products after creation. Alternatively, provide a "Categories" selection box to the Ticket creation form, instead of automatic synchronization.

                      28 votes
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                        needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Display search results in list view when month is default view

                        When doing a keyword search when month/calendar view is default, it would be much more user friendly to display a list if search results of all future events rather than just searching and displaying those (if any) in the current month and having to scroll through.

                        99 votes
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                        • allow events to be outputted to a JSON feed

                          add functionality to allow events to be shown as a json feed

                          11 votes
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                          • Jalali calendar instead of Gregorian calendar

                            Hi, it would be great to add Jalali and Hijri Calendar to the core as an option. because they use different types of date.

                            6 votes
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                            • Compatiblity with Page Widgets and similar plugins

                              At the moment if you add an event calendar widget to a widget area from the post itself, using a plugin such as Page Widgets (http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-page-widget/), the category selector doesn't work, because, not expecting to be loaded on the post edit screen, it doesn't load all its scripts.

                              This can be fixed if you want to make your plugin compatible, by modifying line 18 of /events-calendar-pro/lib/widget-calendar.class.php from

                              if ( $hook != ‘widgets.php’ )

                              to

                              if ( $hook != ‘widgets.php’ && $hook != ‘post.php’ )

                              Now everything works. I realise that if you were to implement this you’d want…

                              7 votes
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                                needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Use Organizer's Featured Image as the Event's Featured Image

                                In cases where you don't upload or don't select a featured image for an event, use the organizer's featured image.

                                Many themes allow you to use a post's featured image in different scenarios: home page sliders, widgets, archive pages etc.

                                7 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.

                                  15 votes
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                                    needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • WP-Admin listing of venues and organizers with more columns/data

                                    I would like to see more data fields in the admin dashboard listings for my venues and organizers, such as:

                                    venues: address, city, hyperlink, phone number
                                    organizers: name, email, web page, phone

                                    Is that already possible?

                                    34 votes
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                                    • Add an XML importer

                                      Enable importing events/venues/organizers via XML (either file or URL, preferably URL). Some great event feeds are available in XML only.

                                      13 votes
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                                      • Create black out dates for community submitted events, such as holidays

                                        Allow for an event to have a "priority" that can override & block out other events on that day

                                        As an example ... I have a fitness center client that has 40 recurring events and they fall on the same day of the week as Christmas. It would be great to set up "Christmas" to be the main event that 1 day and override all the other events that are recurring so we don't have to modify the 40 events because they are closed on that holiday.

                                        13 votes
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                                        • Choose Which Events Show on Blog, Rather than All or None

                                          Maybe you could see a window with a list of all the events, and check which ones to add to the blog, or you could choose an event category whose events would show on the blog.

                                          30 votes
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