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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!

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  1. Implement "admin-like" sorting functionality to "My Events" list (sort by column header)

    The list of user submitted events (example.com/events/community/list) is currently sorted in descending order, meaning events starting in two weeks are listed first, events starting in one week listed below.
    This is because this view is considered as an admin-like page (as I can administer my submitted events here), and in the admin it is in descending order by default.

    But if this view is considered as an admin-like page, then it should have "admin-like" features. One would be to change order by clicking a column header, as it's possible in the backend ("Status", "Title", "Organizer", "Venue", ... and, especially, "Start…

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      needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ticket sales via Stripe without Woo

      The recently released Event Tickets with Paypal is great, but purchasers still have to leave your web site and go out to Paypal. It would be great if this solution also included Stripe, which allows you to have the credit card form on the order page.

      7 votes
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        needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add "Ticket Fieldset" to CSV import for tickets.

        My client offers after-school events per quarter for dozens of schools. Every event has a required ticket fieldset (child's name, age, medications and allergies, etc.)

        I've got CSV imports working for events. And even though importing corresponding tickets is a little clumsy since you have to somehow match event titles or IDs I've got that working as well.

        It's a big pain having to go in after and manually add Ticket Fieldsets to every imported event.

        Since saved Ticket Fieldsets are already named please add a CSV import column for those as well.

        8 votes
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          needs more votes  ·  2 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Event Tickets: Reset Deleted Attendees count on Attendees list

          Need a way to reset the 'Deleted Attendees' count on the Attendees list. After we delete all Orders, all Attendees, and reset the Products total_sales to 0, it is still showing the prior 'Deleted Attendees' count. We have yearly recurring events, so we re-use the same events each year. Copying the event to a new one doesn't help, it still retains that count as soon as you place an order on the new event.

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          • Merge locations

            OMG I love Event Aggregator. But now that it's importing from third party calendars (Facebook and Google Calendars etc) the locations section is a mess of duplicate locations. I don't know the correct terminology, but could there be a system which allows locations to be merged, and it learns the terminology (so it knows that "the flying nun" and "flying nun" are the same location). Thanks!!!

            22 votes
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              needs more votes  ·  2 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Ability to perform a CSV import from any URL

              The free CSV importer should be able to import from any publicly-accessible URL instead of having to first upload to WordPress.

              Additional functionality (worth paying for in the sense that it could be only available with an Event Aggregator license) I'd like to see is the ability to set intervals for scheduling re-importing from a CSV URL.

              One-time and scheduled CSVs via URL would be useful for getting data from other sites that aren't running The Events Calendar (which Event Aggregator can already handle) and for situations where a third party is providing the data to us, sometimes on regular…

              11 votes
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                0 comments  ·  CSV Importer functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Here’s a tip that might come in handy while this functionality does not exist natively:

                We’ve heard of some users having success with WP All Import (or similar plugins). These links may be helpful if you want to try going this route:
                - http://www.wpallimport.com/tour/scheduled-imports/
                - http://www.wpallimport.com/documentation/custom-fields/theme-plugin-fields/

                Please do add your votes and comments if interested in this idea so we can gauge the community’s interest in such functionality.

              • Woocommerce: Sales by Event Category Report

                Hi there,

                I would like to be able to see a report within Woocommerce: Sales by Event Category.

                At the moment this is a feature within the Events Calendar for Event Categories, but there is no way to measure the sales of a specific category. Therefore if we invest Google marketing into a specific event category there is no easy evaluation of sales.

                At the moment you can search by specific event, but we have 100s of events.

                Cheers.

                3 votes
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                  needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show Number of Events in Filter

                  Dynamic event count for filters, similar to:
                  - SHIRTS (23)
                  - SHORTS (15)
                  - PANTS (6)
                  - HATS (31)

                  These filters would change as other options are selected, as seen on Amazon and other major sites.

                  7 votes
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                    needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Combine the Advanced Filter Bar with Standard Tribe 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…

                    111 votes
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                      11 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Dropdown in the ticket area

                      Wouldn't i be nice have a dropdown in the ticket area so the user can just choose a ticket (when having multiple tickets) at that line and not having to scroll down (Bad UX when having many types of tickets). After the ticket is selected the right price is shown and you can just fill in the attendee information and go to the check out.

                      12 votes
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                        needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Limit RSVP or Woocommerce ticket Registration to ONE (or selectable value) for the same event

                        I think it's necessary have a feature to limit the number of RSVP registrations that a single user can do. It can be useful both with mandatory logging for RSVP registration and with guest users. It doesn't make sense that a single user can register more than one reservation.

                        16 votes
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                          9 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Please add your votes to this idea, and add your comments to share your use cases.

                          If we were to implement this, it would be based on the user login, not IP addresses.

                          In the meantime, one of these snippets may be helpful:
                          - https://gist.github.com/cliffordp/80b33455779b74ec49f6ea3033cb47bf
                          - https://gist.github.com/cliffordp/f148a9cacd726e5a86ffeda2d2e204c1
                          - https://gist.github.com/cliffordp/66bf05df61ee269c60ff20d6f39e2cab

                        • Allow users to request Attendee Information using Community form (front end)

                          Being able to request Additional Attendee Information is a fantastic feature we can use when creating a ticket.

                          However as it stands only the admin can use this. My users who submit their events and request tickets on the front end have no way to use this feature.

                          They have to contact me and I have to manually add it for them. Very time consuming and not practical for a large site.

                          Request > Can this functionality be added to the community submission form on the front end.

                          22 votes
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                            needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Community Tickets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • LearnDash Integration

                            Event Espresso integrates with LearnDash such that event attendees can be added to LD courses or groups. I would love to see a similar integration.

                            2 votes
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                            • Add Permissions & Capabilities for Ticket Fieldsets

                              Currently Permissions can be added for:
                              - Events
                              - Venues
                              - Organisers

                              https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/admin-roles-and-permissions/

                              However there are no capabilities for "Ticket Fieldsets" therefore it uses the "edit_posts" functionality.

                              You are therefore unable to segment these users from being able to also edit posts.

                              Would be good to have a set of capabilities for ticket fieldsets
                              i.e.

                              edit_tribe_ticket
                              read_tribe_ticket
                              delete_tribe_ticket
                              delete_tribe_ticket
                              edit_tribe_ticket
                              edit_others_tribe_ticket
                              delete_others_tribe_ticket
                              publish_tribe_ticket
                              edit_published_tribe_ticket
                              delete_published_tribe_ticket
                              delete_private_tribe_ticket
                              edit_private_tribe_ticket
                              read_private_tribe_ticket

                              2 votes
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                              • Recurrence vs. repeating events

                                Scenario: A singe event that spans several days at the same time. For example a 3-day seminar or class that is 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on all three days.

                                As it stands now, when you setup the recurrence pattern, on the calendar it looks like three separate events on separate dates. I would be nice to see it span the dates. More so, if you set a price, on the surface it looks like the price is 'X' amount for each day and not for the entire event.

                                I have seen this functionality in other premium event calendars.

                                144 votes
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                                • Google Rich Cards Support?

                                  Google is now going to be having Rich Cards, the evolution of rich snippets. It would be great to be an early adopter and have this support. There is going to be a sitemap feature to these as well with webmaster tools preview.

                                  Note: right not its only for recipes and movies, but im sure they'll be rolling more out.

                                  144 votes
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                                  • Connect (sync) with Microsoft Exchange

                                    We need a calendar plugin that will be able to connect to an exchange calendar.

                                    This plugin has most of the features we need in a WP calendar system minus the connection with Exchange.

                                    We are going to be building a 120+ multisite environment and each of those sites need to have a calendar connected to their own calendar within exchange.

                                    See my other suggestion for a different approach.

                                    4 votes
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                                      needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Option to automatically list events near to user

                                      The Map View page ordinarily shows a list of upcoming events, until a user input a location into the "Near/Location" field. I would like to automatically fillout the location field for the user when they hit the default map view page. Using geocoding of the visitors IP, or perhaps via a location request, we can retrieve the users location to fillout this field. You could toggle this option on/off in the settings area.

                                      254 votes
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                                      • More types and validation options for ticket fieldsets

                                        The ability to save "ticket fieldsets" for re-use is a great time-saver. However, I find myself wanting to have more options for field types and validation options.

                                        Some examples:

                                        1) number field type
                                        2) email validation (could be as simple as validating that entered string is xxx@yyy.zzz where zzz is a valid TLD)
                                        3) phone number validation
                                        4) date validation
                                        5) custom validation

                                        Thanks!

                                        15 votes
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                                          needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • suppress category import in Event Aggregator

                                          When importing events, the assigned category often comes with it. I believe this is other wordpress sites. I would like a way to suppress importing other calendar's categories. Just makes a mess and then I have to delete the category.

                                          6 votes
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