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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 featured image to Events widget

    We have the ability to choose lots of different data to display or hide... all except image. I really want to show my next three events with images and details below instead of the clunky calendar graphic with the date. it just doesn't look good.

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    • Allow imports from Ticketmaster

      Would be nice to be able to import events from Ticketmaster (using their Discovery API?)

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        needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  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.

        4 votes
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          needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Update the Countdown SHORTCODE to include next event functionality

          The Events Calendar is a great plugin and very useful for a lot of situations. My one major suggestion so far is as follows:

          It would be very helpful to add the "countdown to next event" functionality to the Countdown shortcode. The widget doesn't always fit into a sites design and having to update the current shortcode every time an event passes is quite cumbersome.

          The shortcode can be styled using css to greater effect in some cases.

          There was a functions.php code addition that someone added in the support forums for this in 2016 but it tends to break…

          2 votes
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          • Integrate with Google My Business posts/events

            Google has implemented the post and event "post-type" for GMB. Can you or are you planning to integrate that feature through google's API ?

            That would be an AWESOME feature, saving much time (i.e. writing GBM post inside the wordpress event editor).
            Fields are basic for now so shouldn't be too hard (title+descr+CTA-link+date)

            I've found this as reference, but its very basic and quite expensive: https://wordpress.org/plugins/post-to-google-my-business/

            Hope this could help as feedback/suggestion

            3 votes
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              needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Can we Invite people to an event?

              I would like to invite both members and non-members of my site. Just like using google calendars using email addresses and/or members from the website. An "invite all members" option would be great as well.

              5 votes
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              • Featured Image for Calendar Share

                Featured Image for Calendar Share

                If you want to share your calendar on Social Media (like LinkedIn or Facebook) those sites will automatically pick up an image to display whether you like it or not.

                At the moment there is no way to control that image in the Calendar settings. By default Facebook or Linkedin will just pick up the first available image from your website which in most cases, will have nothing to do with your Events Calendar.

                All Tribe need to do is add the option in settings to upload an image you want to display when you…

                6 votes
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                • CSV import permalink

                  Add a new field to the CSV import so we can specify the permalink in the CSV file.

                  2 votes
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                    needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  CSV Importer functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make enabling/disabling QR codes event specific.

                    I love the ability to turn it on and off for the whole site but in my case it would be nice have the option to use it for some of our events turn it off for others.
                    Thank you!

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                      0 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Eventbrite - Filter Tickets

                      I have a single event with a large number of tickets for different categories, (lets say Music/Art/Education etc).

                      On my website, I would like to advertise the relevent tickets on each page as theres currently no way to filter out the tickets.

                      This would be a really handy feature.

                      1 vote
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                        0 comments  ·  Eventbrite Tickets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow the sale of other WooProducts with tickets on events page

                        Often there are items tied into an event Organizer would like to sell at the time of purchasing tickets (event t-shirts, caps, journal Ads). As confirmed with support there is no way to show these add-one on the events page. Suggest a feature where an organizer could add existing WooCommerce products to be sold with tickets. Note that for simplicity these would be products to be picked up at event (no need to go through the shipping dialogue).

                        7 votes
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                          needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add text that the user would see prior to Start Sale date

                          Add one text field to the ticket area that would incorporate the "Start Sale" field to display a message to the visitor if they view the event before that date.

                          As it is now, the visitor reads about the event, sees all the When and Where details... and then wonders what they're missing and why they can't purchase/sign up. All they need is a message: "Registration will begin on %StartSale% -- please check back!"

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                            0 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.

                            8 votes
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                              needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Option for "all day" events placement in one day page

                              Please add an option to put "All day" event at top or bottom in One Day page.

                              There are events that starts at a specified hour, but actually they are always put after "One day" events

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                              • Shortcode to display all Event Categories used

                                I would love to see a shortcode that scrobbles all event categories used (with filter parameters built in, of course) in much the same way that Wordpress can scrobble all post categories by default in a sidebar widget. Also, some kind of automated Javascript that gives you the option (maybe in the settings or back-end) to specify which pages you'd like to display the event category widget on (i.e. all event-related pages, everything under /event and /events) would be awesome.

                                I could definitely see the utility of this feature in other applications besides just a sidebar event categories widget, but…

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                                • 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.

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                                    needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Advanced Post Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add more frequency options to Event Aggregator automatic imports

                                    Right now, the automatic import frequency options in Event Aggregator go from hourly to daily with no options in between. Those are hugely different for how up to date the calendar would be. I'd like either a few options in between (ie every two hours, every three hours, every six hours) or the ability to manually choose the frequency.

                                    8 votes
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                                      needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Notifications for Pending Imported Events

                                      When a new import has been made and the event is set to "waiting for approval" an e-mail is sent to one or more (pre defined by admin) addresses with a message saying "you have new events to approve".

                                      23 votes
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                                        needs more votes  ·  6 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • hide event tickets from wordpress & woocommerce search

                                        Since I run a business that sells services, online courses and physical products next to tickets for small workshops and live courses, and find that in the search results there are a lot of tickets for events (both future and past events) that I really don't want in that results. I can't just filter out the product CPT, because I also have other products in store, I do want to show.

                                        So I really need something (preverably a setting) to prevent event tickets from appearing in the search result (both the general WP-search and the WooCommerce Search). Whatever sollution should…

                                        9 votes
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                                          needs more votes  ·  2 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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.

                                          2 votes
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