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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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  • 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.
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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    36 votes

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    needs more votes  ·  4 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Jalali calendar instead of Gregorian calendar

    Hi, it would be great to add Jalali and Hijri Calendar to the core as an option. because they use different types of date.

    13 votes

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  4. 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.

    187 votes

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  5. Remember end user filter settings

    About the filters, is it possible to save filter settings for the calendar per user for when a user visits the site next time, so that the user does not need to set all the filters again every time?

    If that is not possible it would be a pretty awesome feature.

    16 votes

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    needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Add an XML importer

    Enable importing events/venues/organizers via XML (either file or URL, preferably URL). Some great event feeds are available in XML only.

    14 votes

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  7. 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.

    19 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

  8. 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.

    29 votes

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    needs more votes  ·  10 comments  ·  New plugin ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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?

    1 vote

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Eventbrite - Filter Tickets

    I have a single event with a large number of tickets for different categories, (lets say Music/Art/Education etc).

    On my website, I would like to advertise the relevent tickets on each page as theres currently no way to filter out the tickets.

    This would be a really handy feature.

    1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  Eventbrite Tickets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Add text that the user would see prior to Start Sale date

    Add one text field to the ticket area that would incorporate the "Start Sale" field to display a message to the visitor if they view the event before that date.

    As it is now, the visitor reads about the event, sees all the When and Where details... and then wonders what they're missing and why they can't purchase/sign up. All they need is a message: "Registration will begin on %StartSale% -- please check back!"

    1 vote

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  18. Option for "all day" events placement in one day page

    Please add an option to put "All day" event at top or bottom in One Day page.

    There are events that starts at a specified hour, but actually they are always put after "One day" events

    1 vote

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  19. hide event tickets from wordpress & woocommerce search

    Since I run a business that sells services, online courses and physical products next to tickets for small workshops and live courses, and find that in the search results there are a lot of tickets for events (both future and past events) that I really don't want in that results. I can't just filter out the product CPT, because I also have other products in store, I do want to show.

    So I really need something (preverably a setting) to prevent event tickets from appearing in the search result (both the general WP-search and the WooCommerce Search). Whatever sollution should…

    9 votes

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  20. 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.

    2 votes

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