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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. 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.

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      needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Featured Image to Event Countdown Widget

      I would like to be able to add the featured image for an event to the Countdown Widget.

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      • Make it easy to separate community events from other events

        Now, community events (CE) all get merged into the Main event calendar. We have no control to speak of to keep the two separate. I can call just CE, or I can call everything BUT CE, but there is no simple way just remove CEs from the from the MC. All your filters are -inclusive- and you have no -exclude- filters. If our categories change (as they do) with the current setup we also have to edit every -inclusive- call.

        2) there is no way for force a category on CEs. Folks adding a new ce have the option of…

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

          4 votes
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            needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add ability to import multiple iCal files simultaneously

            Currently in Event Aggregator, the iCal import is a one-by-one process. Select an iCal file, import it. Select next iCal file, import it. Etc.

            If I could select and upload multiple iCal files at once and process them simultaneously it would make a tedious process much quicker.

            Also, if you could auto-delete the iCal files from the WP Media section it would be appreciated. These files are not likely to be used as content as any page/post. Better yet, would be to upload them in some other fashion so they don't end up in the WP Media section at all.

            3 votes
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              needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add support for Project Nami / MSSQL

              Currently Tribe Events uses several SQL commands that are not supported by MS SQL, causing errors to appear in the admin dashboard when the plugin is installed on a Project Nami instance. (Project Nami is a fork of Wordpress that uses MSSQL instead of MySQL.) Using the $wpdb API instead of raw SQL or a custom abstraction layer will enable this plugin to be used on Nami installs as well as traditional MySQL environments.

              2 votes
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              • Allow import from Wild Apricot

                We import events for a couple of organizations that are using Wild Apricot (https://www.wildapricot.com). Since Wild Apricot isn't support by EA, we import the events via ics file.

                If EA supported automated event import for Wild Apricot it would certainly make updating events much easier.

                Thanks!

                2 votes
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                  needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Option to show EXCERPT on Upcoming events widget

                  Would be great if in the PRO version, the events list widget could have the option to show the excerpt - a check box just like for the Price, Venue, City, Address, etc. Thanks :)

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                  • Mark import as featured

                    It would be great if imports could be marked as featured so that all events from that source get featured tag rather than having to go in and manually mark them.

                    12 votes
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                      needs more votes  ·  2 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Beaver Builder Compatibility - Full Integration So Everything Works

                      Beaver Builder's Page Builder is hugely popular with over 275K downloads. Right now the widget don't work completely in the page builder. Some functionality is missing and there are bugs.

                      It would be grand of there could be a concerted effort to make sure Event Calendar is fully compatible with Beaver Builder.

                      10 votes
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                        needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add an opt-in checkbox for RSVP confirmation email

                        We'd like to add the emails of people who RSVP to our MailChimp lists, but we would need them to opt-in first. We want to do this through the RSVP confirmation email, rather than asking for emails of all attendees, which doesn't work because then we'd be asking the registrant to subscribe friends to a list. So we would need a checkbox on the front end with an editable message, and for that to come through on the export.

                        6 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • suppress category import in Event Aggregator

                          When importing events, the assigned category often comes with it. I believe this is other wordpress sites. I would like a way to suppress importing other calendar's categories. Just makes a mess and then I have to delete the category.

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                            needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Featured events quick edit

                            Add support for the featured event checkbox when in bulk edit mode and/or in Quick Edit mode.

                            That way you don't have to individually set the featured event status on each featured event one by one.

                            4 votes
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                            • Sort Scheduled Imports Alphabetically

                              I would like to be able to sort my scheduled imports alphabetically. With the current order of ‘last added’, it’s hard for me to review who I’ve already created a feed for.

                              I want to be able to look at all my import sources alphabetically so that I can determine which ones I've already created.

                              Currently, the only method of sorting is by 'last import'

                              6 votes
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                              • 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…

                                107 votes
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                                  11 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • List of available shortcodes on the back-end at plugin settings.

                                  Not sure if I am just not seeing it, but if it's not there, how about adding your list of available shortcodes to the Help or Settings section on the back-end of the site? It's mildly irritating to have to go to your website every time, then run a search for shortcodes, then find the correct post in order to get the correct shortcode...

                                  8 votes
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                                  • 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!

                                    14 votes
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                                      needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Adding multiple categories & tags

                                      Now we can pick one category when using the aggregator, but in our calendar it's possible that a certain event belongs in more categories.
                                      This means I still have to do this manually to complete the event. Also I miss the option to activate tags. For this the same as with the categories it's handy when we could fill out more then one tag.

                                      43 votes
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                                        needs more votes  ·  13 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Custom Email Fields Per Event with WYSIWYG Editor

                                        We've always felt that one of the weaker aspects of Event Calendar Pro is its communication capabilities. We’re currently unable to customize email messaging for each unique event. Additionally, our clients are unable to customize the standard confirmation email on their own due to their limited technical capabilities.

                                        It would be extremely advantageous if there were a series of WYSIWYG editors/fields for users to create custom confirmation email messages and custom admin notification messages for each specific event.

                                        Features should also include:

                                        -Ability for the admin to send custom ad-hoc emails using a WYSIWYG editor

                                        -Ability to send the aforementioned…

                                        20 votes
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                                        • Import from Openagenda.com

                                          Should be great to integrate Openagenda.com agenda directly in The Event Calendar

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