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  1. Show more details on map pop-up

    As per this thread: https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/map/#post-938982

    Add the ability to add more detail in the map pop-up, such as Venue Name, Event Start Date, Ticket Links, etc.

    145 votes
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    • Set default author for anonymous community event submission

      Set default author for anonymous community event submission

      10 votes
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        needs more votes  ·  5 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Venue Map - all Venues

        Each venue has an address and can display a Google Map showing people where it is.
        I need a single map which displays all venues. (Perhaps restrict the map to include only venues with events in a given date range.) For the map markers, allow a different marker per category, with venue details in a pop-up box, and marker grouping in case there are several venues close to each other.
        Several GPL plugins exist to produce a decent multi-marker map. Perhaps integration with one of them?

        92 votes
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        • Add a recurring event option to CSV uploads

          Add a recurring event option to CSV uploads so that you can add recurring events as currently to have to add the event multiple times.

          21 votes
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            6 comments  ·  CSV Importer functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            This is something we are currently investivating to see how feasible it is. We would love to add this ability, but due to the complexity of recurrence patterns it may not be possible to import these via CSV, at least without making it so complex it has a huge learning curve and is a pain to work with. If we deem this possible then we would definitely like to build it. :)

            Thanks for sharing the idea!

            Cheers!
            - The Modern Tribe Support Team

          • Create a Visual Composer Extension

            Create a module that can be configured using Visual Composer so that an event can be featured on the homepage or a list of upcoming events with a particular tag(s) or categories display

            e.g. show next 3 events in category Y

            86 votes
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              Hello all,

              Without being a full-fledged solution, please note that the upcoming version 4.3 of Events Calendar Pro will include a shortcode for the full calendar.

              This will most likely cover a lot your needs such as:
              1) Having the full calendar on the home page
              2) Integrating the Calendar in a fixed container while using Visual Composer

              Stay tuned!

            • Improve list view to display all events per month/week/year/day etc.

              The List view is probably the Event Calendars strongest selling point in my personal opinion.

              But it could be even better.

              Right now, the list view will display XX number of events, grouped into Months.
              It will NOT however, display ALL the events occurring in that month on the same page, if there are more events then XX. Instead it will break the month view into two.
              Likewise it will also display two months on the same page if there is not enough events in the first month to generate a page break.

              It is potentially confusing for the end…

              33 votes
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              • Support Woo Product Variations within Event Tickets

                Its standard in woocommerce, so it should be in event ticket.

                115 votes
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                  31 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thank you everyone for chiming in and helping to clarify what needs WooCommerce Product Variations will fill. It is clear that there are a variety of use cases for these, and it is very valuable to know each of them. Please continue sharing your feedback.

                  Cheers!
                  - The Modern Tribe Support Team

                • Attendees list in alphabetical order

                  It would be helpful if the attendees list in WooTickets could be sorted by alphabetical order either by first or last name.

                  48 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • In List View group events by day

                    It would be great to have the option to group events by day in the list view: Essentially creating a list that would look something like this;

                    Monday 1st:
                    -------------------
                    Event 1
                    Event 2
                    Event 3

                    Tuesday 2nd
                    --------------
                    Event 4

                    Thursday 4th
                    ------------
                    Event 5
                    etc.

                    Now we do have the List view, which is grouped by Month only, with no way to group events happening the same day under the same heading. (Apart from creating a template override I guess... )

                    21 votes
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                    • SEO Friendly permalinks: event/month-day-year/title

                      It would be great to have a bit SEO friendlyness for the URL structure. Either: event/month-day-year/title or event/category/month-day-year/title.

                      This would most certainly benefit everyones events to show up on Google abit better and the URL structure would keep consistent and clean all the way :)

                      More thoughts about URL friendlyness is described here: http://searchengineland.com/seo-friendly-url-syntax-practices-134218

                      What do you guys and gals think?

                      137 votes
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                      • Shortcode or widget to show available events (not sold out)

                        I would love to display only events with available tickets on my front page. This would require hiding sold out events in a widget or shortcode.

                        We tend to have 20+ sold out events in any given month, so I prefer to show only what events are available. I am sure I am not the only one.

                        15 votes
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                          needs more votes  ·  4 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Discounted ticket price for logged in users

                          Give members of your site the option to buy tickets at a discounted rate without the use of coupons

                          44 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Howdy!

                            We wanted to point out Edgar’s easy to use implementation of this feature. For WooCommerce Tickets users you can use the 3rd party WooCommerce plugin: Dynamic Pricing and Discounts ( http://m.tri.be/18gz ). This plugin allows you to configure a discount for logged in users for all WooCommerce products, including Tickets.

                            Thanks again for reaching out about this. Hopefully that solution will help at least some of you get the feature you wanted right now.

                            Cheers!
                            - The Modern Tribe Support Team

                          • Limit event title to x number of characters

                            Long titles clutter up the calendar. It would be nice if we could force people to compose shorter cleaner titles.

                            9 votes
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                              needs more votes  ·  2 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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...

                              49 votes
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                                needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  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.

                                100 votes
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                                • 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.

                                  30 votes
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                                    needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Date Range Picker

                                    You can only pick a start date with 3.0.

                                    If you have many hundreds of events coming up, many of them at the same location, map view becomes an unwieldy mess.

                                    I suggest, like Google Analytics, the option to pick a RANGE.

                                    180 votes
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                                    • Shortcode for Ticket Purchase (Eventbrite, etc.)

                                      While the Events Calendar is quite robust, we'll sometimes have standalone pages for larger events. Purchasing tickets might be easier on those pages than on a brief synopsis in The Events Calendar.

                                      Could we have a shortcode to display Eventbrite/etc. tickets on posts/pages?

                                      Anchors don't work well with most naming structures.

                                      18 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hello all,

                                        Thank you for your votes and comments.
                                        We would love to see more votes on this one.

                                        Also, as it stands, please note that for RSVP and Event Tickets plus tickets, it is already possible to add them to posts, pages and custom post types (not via a shortcode, but by selecting the appropriate setting under the Events > Settings > Tickets tab)

                                        Cheers

                                      • Rating System for Events

                                        A rating system for past events could be great. I was looking into implementing with GD star, but you can only have the option of rating ALL events, not past events due to the event date being set as meta data not as post date.

                                        26 votes
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                                          needs more votes  ·  10 comments  ·  New plugin ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow save custom recurrence rule set and apply to new event

                                          I'd like to be able to create a set of recurrence rules, with both regular occurrences and exclusions - and then save them as a custom named ruleset that I can apply to another event.

                                          We have many events that run on a regular basis outside of school term-times. We can manually exclude the dates that fall within school holidays, but it would be a massive timesaver to only have to do this once and save it as for example "school holidays 2018" so that we can apply this custom set of rules to any other event. This has broader…

                                          126 votes
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