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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. Optimize / clean up event submit form by removing selectable options

    A switch in the settings to hide or turn off the follwowing fields in the event submit form would be useful:
    d) Timezone (not necessary if there are only events of one country/region)
    e) Recurring events (not every calendar needs them)

    39 votes
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    needs more votes  ·  10 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Advanced Post Manager: Add "Event Time" column

    We typically have 6 or more events in a day between two venues. We'd like to be able to view and sort by date and time.

    2 votes
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  3. 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…

    12 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Add a filter for deleted, canceled, completed orders on the attendees list

    the ability to filter out the attendees that are not going with the ones that are going by determining the order status. this would be best as a part of the text input box that is labeled "Filter by purchaser name, ticket #, order # or security code: "

    5 votes
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  6. Remember sorting preference in backend

    When you sort by date in admin backend, it doesn't remember your sorting preferences. Advanced Post Manager doesn't have an option to set a default sorting order too.

    The original order (start date, descrending) is not great for me because I rarely need to work on events from 2020 and I'd much rather have ascending order.

    Option to hide events past ending date (and remembering the settings) would be a nice feature on top of that.

    2 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    32 votes
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  9. 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.

    13 votes
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  10. 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…

    116 votes
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  11. 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.

    22 votes
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    7 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

  12. enable selection of multiple saved fieldsets

    When creating custom attendee information, enable the ability to select more than one saved fieldset. Right now there is only the option to select one, and then the ability to add saved fieldsets goes away. I'd like to be able to add multiple (such as Guest Contact & Meal Preference).

    6 votes
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  13. Allow users to create new categories on community event form

    Admins should be able to enable or disable a feature that would allow users to add new categories on the community events form.

    5 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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.

    5 votes
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  17. 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!

    20 votes
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  18. 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.

    149 votes
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  19. 67 votes
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  20. 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.

    147 votes
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