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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. Private Link Events without need to log in

    We had an organization we wanted to allow to purchase tickets before going on sale to the public. However the event gets posted to our calendar and we'd rather it not be seen by the public until the general sale. This seems like something many business and organizations might want.

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    • Allow Featured Events to Display at the Top of the Event List Widget

      The display from the Event List widget looks better when there is a Featured Event with image at the top. Therefore, I would like an option to show the next Featured Event (or two or three) at top, followed by the non-featured events.

      I can almost do this now by using two Event List widgets, one above the other. The top one can be set to "limit to featured events only." If the the bottom widget could be set to "limit to non-featured events," that would do the trick.

      4 votes
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      • Allow us to create shortcodes in Image Widget Plus

        Allow us to create shortcodes in Image Widget Plus so that we can display the widget outside of sidebars etc and in Post & Pages in what ever position we like i.e. bottom of posts, throughout the Post body etc.

        Regards,

        Ray

        2 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Image Widget Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • have shared capacity available for csv import

          When importing events and tickets. They should really have the option shared capacity available. As this is not available you have to do this manually or by manipulating the database.

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            needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  CSV Importer functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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!!!

            21 votes
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              needs more votes  ·  2 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • 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…

                9 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.

                • Wegottickets integration

                  Allow us to use a ticket link to send the client to wegottickets to buy tickets.

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                    needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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: "

                    4 votes
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                      needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • API to create new scheduled imports

                      Provide an API for creating new scheduled imports to be executed in Event Aggregator. We need to import thousands of automated import sources to aggregate from on various schedules. An API should enable us to extend the plugin to allow importing these scheduled imports from an external data source. We would like the ability to provide all the information required for creating a scheduled import in a single object or array.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

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                          needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Advanced Post Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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)

                          37 votes
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                            needs more votes  ·  10 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Plugin URI in all the plugins headers

                            Original Posting - https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/plugins-are-missing-plugin-uri-in-the-plugin-header/#post-1360233

                            I just wanted to flag that you guys haven’t provided a Plugin URI in your plugins so when they appear in system reports (Gravity Forms, WooCommerce, etc.) and other places they aren’t linked to your website.
                            Fairly minor but might be a good idea.

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                              needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable an option for GST calculation in Tickets Plus price displays

                              Gday Tribe forumites

                              In Australia, it is mandatory to display pricing including GST.

                              The easiest way to add data is to put the ex GST price in (eg. $98) and let the computer do the maths to display the GST inclusive price ($107.80).

                              The Tickets plus combination with WooCommerce allows one of the frontend display areas to display the GST inclusive, and I suspect this is WooCommerce coding.

                              However, the primary area for the ticket price does not calculate, it shows the original input.

                              Here is a screenshot: https://screencast.com/t/ZBmqzCspXbMb

                              I'd like a radio button option that overrides the input (default)…

                              1 vote
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                                needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • "This Weekend" / "This Week" / "This Month" Options in Filter Bar / Tribe Bar

                                Such a feature would help tremendously for people who want to know what's on this weekend or see what's coming up next month. This isn't immediately obviously when looking at the a chronological list of events and the date picker is cumbersome for this sort of task.

                                20 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Include [View-Event] link in notification of newly imported event

                                  When a new event is imported a notification is given which includes a link to any new venue or new organizer. However the new event itself is not linked.

                                  The new event listing is likely to be the view that one is most likely to want to look at to see if it has rendered correctly, or to edit some personal content to the event.

                                  It could be a simple fix to add [View your event listing] to the notification.

                                  This is what is currently shown:

                                  Import complete!
                                  1 new event was imported. 1 new image was imported.
                                  1 new…

                                  4 votes
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                                    needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  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.

                                    6 votes
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                                      needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Ability to prepend/append text to event title

                                      When importing events from multiple sources it would be nice to have the ability to prepend/append some text to indicate the event source and differentiate it from other imported events.

                                      For example, if an import feed came from "Event Organizer A", I might want to prepend "Event Organizer A--" to the event title such that the imported title appeared as "Event Organizer A--Event Title".

                                      Seems like this shouldn't be too difficult to implement and would be quite handy.

                                      7 votes
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                                        needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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).

                                        5 votes
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                                          needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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

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