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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 a new Event in Month View

    It would be great to have a month view with the possibility to add a new event directly.

    127 votes
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      needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  New plugin ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • have an option for setting defaults for the meta fields. Such as defaulting to "All Day Event"

      It would be great if the Event Settings included options to set defaults. I'd love to be able to default new events to ALL DAY, rather than having to check that box every time.

      130 votes
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      • customize shortcode colors

        I used the WP customizer to style the default event page, but those settings don’t carry over when using shortcodes on other website pages. Without being able to set the style (primarily the bg colors for tables, title colors, cal info text etc) for the various calendar instances when using shortcodes, I'm unable to use them at all since they don't match the branding of my client site (currently using Avada theme) and are thus difficult to read by default. The purpose of me using a premium plug-in like this is to avoid having to customize theme files and stylesheets,…

        108 votes
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        • Upcoming Events Sidebar Widget Needs to be Clickable to Open Full Calendar

          Please make it so when people click on the top of the calendar image of the sidebar widget it opens the page with the full calendar -- or make it so I can set this up.

          Invariably I watch people new to my site try to do this. I have tried to do it. Other calendars do it. Why doesn't the Event Calendar do it. Did I just miss not setting it up right?

          Thank you.
          Carolyn

          135 votes
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          • Shortcode to show the newest events added to the calendar

            Have a shortcode to show the newest events added to the calendar - so would show the last 10 events submitted.

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              needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please submit the Event Tickets Plus app to the Amazon Appstore

              Please submit the Event Tickets Plus app to the Amazon Appstore so it can be used on Amazon Fire tablets. Thank you!

              2 votes
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                needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Save attendee information in woocommerce customer account for future orders

                If a customer would like to order a ticket more often, he must fill in any custom attendee fields again and again. In our case (a solution for a customer) this is very complicated with 8 fields. It would be very convenient if the inputs of these fields could be saved for future orders. It is conceivable that the attendee data from the last order could be inserted at the push of a button.

                9 votes
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                • Add payment method on e-ticket.

                  It would be helpful, if the payment method would be stated on the e-ticket, which the user/guest prints out at home and brings to the event.

                  Some people are still old fashion and would much rather pay at the door than online and to accommodate this, the user can order tickets online, check "Pay at the door" as payment method and prints out the e-ticket. However, in order for the usher/clerk to know, if the ticket has been paid for, it should state the payment method on the ticket.

                  2 votes
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                    needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow relabling of "Event" phrase in the Community Events plugin as well

                    For the TEC and TEC PRO plugins, you have a very cool optional plugin called "Relabler". https://theeventscalendar.com/extensions/change-labels-events-venues-organizers/

                    Could you add this for the Community Events as well?

                    See for more info: https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/the-events-calendar-relabler-doesnt-work-for-community-events/#post-1588890

                    Thanks in advance :)

                    3 votes
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                      needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add songkick or bandsintown integration

                      I would like to be able to create a calendar of live music in my city using your events aggregator feature

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                      • Show Date (Tuesday Oct 2) as Featured Image if no featured image assigned.

                        Is there a way to show Date as Featured image instead of grey calendar icon?

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                        • Add names/aliases to imports

                          iCalendar imports don't have the ability to be named, which makes working with them confusing – I have a whole bunch of imports called "calendar", and I don't know which is which.

                          5 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Salesforce Integreation

                            Integrate with Salesforce/Marketing Cloud/Pardot

                            2 votes
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                              needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow x Number of Upcoming Recurring Events to Display

                              It would be great to be able to show more than just only one upcoming event in a recurring series. Ideally this would be per recurring event series so you could customize it different for different recurring events. This would be helpful in situations where one recurring event dominates the calendar for the next few weeks, but you still want to be able to show more than just one.

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                              • Event statistics report

                                Our organization would like an easy way to compile event statistics for a specific time period (calendar year, for example). TEC doesn't include any such reporting functionality and I'm not aware of any 3rd party solutions to this other than using an SQL tool.

                                Data that we would be interested in includes:

                                * number of events in the time period
                                * number of tickets sold in the time period
                                * total revenue for the time period

                                Thanks!

                                15 votes
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                                • Show organizers in full-site search results

                                  When performing a full-site search from the main menu on our site, events and venues will appear in the search results but organizers won’t.

                                  8 votes
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                                  • 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.

                                    26 votes
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                                    • Allow imports from Ticketmaster

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

                                      2 votes
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                                      • 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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