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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.

Before posting your idea, here are a few tips that will help make your request stand out and succeed:

  • Look to see if someone else has suggested the same idea, or something very similar. Many ideas are being submitted and it’s very possible that another request already exists. In that case, add your vote to the existing request.
  • Be as descriptive as possible. What does the feature do? Where would it be located? Who would use it? How does this improve the overall experience of managing an events calendar in WordPress?
  • Use mockups, if possible. Pictures are worth a thousand words and having a visual often brings a greater level of clarity to an idea.

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  1. Allow paper/non-virtual tickets

    We mail out physical tickets for our events (there are a few reasons for that, besides we don't have a scanning / check-in option available at the moment). There is a small delivery charge that we add to the purchased order unless the ticket is picked up from the office. The shipping option is not available if the ticket is virtual. I like the virtual option too for when tickets are bought closer to the event and we don't have time to mail them out. Hope this helps. Thanks!

    13 votes

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    6 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. create a search bar widget

    Make the events search bar a widget. It’s such a great tool, but it’s hidden on my homepage with no easy way to put it out front where it really belongs.

    103 votes

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  3. Support Woo Product Variations within Event Tickets

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

    148 votes

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    29 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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…

    35 votes

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  5. 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.

    58 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Integrate with PolyLang

    This plugin is already 95% working correctly with The Events Calendar.

    There are only 2 things that ignore the language addition in the URL:


    1. the "All Events" link in breadcrumb above Event Detail page

    2. the "View all events" link at bottom of widget

    50 votes

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    needs more votes  ·  7 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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... )

    22 votes

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  8. 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?

    139 votes

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  9. Venue picker: show venue city, state to disambiguate venues with same name in different cities

    The venue picker lists all existing venues by name, but does not indicate the city/state for each venue. The result is that venues with the same name but in different cities will be indistinguishable on the list.

    Example: churches, schools, synagogues have common names that reoccur from city to city. Rather than working around this by modifying the venue name itself [eg, "St. Luke's Lutheran Church (Seattle)", "St. Luke's Lutheran Church (Federal Way)"], it would be nice to keep the venue titles clean and instead disambig based on the city, state.

    136 votes

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  10. 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.

    17 votes

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    needs more votes  ·  5 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Remove /category/ from urls

    For SEO purposes, remove /category/ from urls like mysite.com/events/category/music/ for SEO Purposes. It should be mysite.com/events/music/ instead.

    110 votes

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  12. 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

    54 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

  13. Event Sponsors

    Many events have lots of sponsors in order to make them a success. Many events are supported by sponsors, generally financially and in return ask for advertising and promotion at an event or through the events media - website, Facebook, flyers etc.

    It would be great if you could add sponsors to the single event page, with the sponsor name, logo and weblink.

    17 votes

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  14. Make Event featured image dimensions adjustable (thumbnail, medium, full)

    Standard behaviour is that it uses the full size. Adjusting is possible via theming and page template, but in most themes this is easily adjustable, so why not here.
    AND: less work in case of a major update.

    20 votes

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  15. Exclude past events from the main wordpress search results.

    I want to exclude past events from the main wordpress search results. I found others with the same request.

    25 votes

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  16. Community Events > Put only new users events in Pending Review

    In WP you can set it so that new commenters on your site get put in the moderation queue. Once a commenter has a previously approved post they can bypass the moderation queue and it will get posted immediately.

    I would like a similar feature with Community Events, where once a user has a previously approved event it will bypass Pending Review.

    8 votes

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    needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Add a "redo search when map moved" feature similar to yelp.com's search results page

    When moving or zooming the map it'd be great to have an option to have the list underneath the map refresh to only show the events relevant to what's being displayed in the map. For an example of this just see yelp.com's search results.

    96 votes

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  18. 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...

    51 votes

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  19. 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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  20. Add 'today' option to the admin page filter

    At the Filters & Columns area of the Events admin page, the user may add a 'Start date' filter and save it. This is convenient for future use. It would be even better to give the saved filter the ability to use today's date as a parameter.

    But when choosing the start date 'date' from the dropdown calendar, there is no option to choose 'today' as the date. Another solution may be to add 'On and After Today' and 'On and Before Today' to the 'Start Date' dropdown menu.

    48 votes

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