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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!

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  1. Autofill the Event Tickets header image

    Make it possible to add the WooCommerce Product featured image from within the ticket meta-block in the event. I would be perfectly happy with either of three solutions:
    1 reusing the header image
    2 reusing the featured image of the event
    3 selecting a separate image for just this reason.

    But can understand if option 1 might conflict with how the image might be used otherwise and option 2 might conflict with the fact that the ticket is stored basically separate from the event, so perhaps option 3 should be it and will save me a lot of time anyway.…

    76 votes
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    • Add "Ticket Fieldset" to CSV import for tickets.

      My client offers after-school events per quarter for dozens of schools. Every event has a required ticket fieldset (child's name, age, medications and allergies, etc.)

      I've got CSV imports working for events. And even though importing corresponding tickets is a little clumsy since you have to somehow match event titles or IDs I've got that working as well.

      It's a big pain having to go in after and manually add Ticket Fieldsets to every imported event.

      Since saved Ticket Fieldsets are already named please add a CSV import column for those as well.

      7 votes
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        needs more votes  ·  2 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Limit RSVP or Woocommerce ticket Registration to ONE (or selectable value) for the same event

        I think it's necessary have a feature to limit the number of RSVP registrations that a single user can do. It can be useful both with mandatory logging for RSVP registration and with guest users. It doesn't make sense that a single user can register more than one reservation.

        15 votes
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          8 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Please add your votes to this idea, and add your comments to share your use cases.

          If we were to implement this, it would be based on the user login, not IP addresses.

          In the meantime, one of these snippets may be helpful:
          - https://gist.github.com/cliffordp/80b33455779b74ec49f6ea3033cb47bf
          - https://gist.github.com/cliffordp/f148a9cacd726e5a86ffeda2d2e204c1
          - https://gist.github.com/cliffordp/66bf05df61ee269c60ff20d6f39e2cab

        • Allow users to request Attendee Information using Community form (front end)

          Being able to request Additional Attendee Information is a fantastic feature we can use when creating a ticket.

          However as it stands only the admin can use this. My users who submit their events and request tickets on the front end have no way to use this feature.

          They have to contact me and I have to manually add it for them. Very time consuming and not practical for a large site.

          Request > Can this functionality be added to the community submission form on the front end.

          20 votes
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            needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Community Tickets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • LearnDash Integration

            Event Espresso integrates with LearnDash such that event attendees can be added to LD courses or groups. I would love to see a similar integration.

            2 votes
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              needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Connect (sync) with Microsoft Exchange

              We need a calendar plugin that will be able to connect to an exchange calendar.

              This plugin has most of the features we need in a WP calendar system minus the connection with Exchange.

              We are going to be building a 120+ multisite environment and each of those sites need to have a calendar connected to their own calendar within exchange.

              See my other suggestion for a different approach.

              4 votes
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                needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • include WP post_meta fields in keyword search

                Right now, The Events Calendar keyword search searches the Title, Post Body, and Post Excerpt.
                I suggest that you add the option to include selected WP post-meta fields (custom fields) to the keyword search.

                This would be extremely helpful, as a number of sites include various page information in custom post_meta fields. I would suggest it not search post_meta by default, but include the option to select which post_meta fields are included in the keyword search.

                12 votes
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                • Event Tickets, Zapier, Gotowebinar

                  Can we have a Zapier integration that can zap a ticket registration through to Goto webinar once someone has registered for the webinar on the events calendar that are also registered on the goto webinar site.

                  11 votes
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                    8 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Google Calendar Sync using Calendar ID + API

                    I'd like TEC and Google Calendar to be 1 and the same, only that TEC is responsive on our site. The administration is already used to updating google calendar. TEC would be perfect if it had this. I've found a plugin that does what I'm talking about https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-calendar-events/ but it's honestly not as flushed out as TEC(especially in terms of responsiveness). It uses the calendar ID and calendar api key. I think you guys could do what they've done better. It would be awesome if this came out as a feature. Thanks!

                    25 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      That’s a great idea! Thanks for the specificity. This is something we have talked about some, and are keen to see how many folks are interested in it. We really appreciate your posting the idea here.

                      You might also want to check out our Event Aggregator service (https://theeventscalendar.com/product/event-aggregator/) and see if that would meet your needs. It allows you to import events from Google Calendar into The Events Calendar and even has automatic imports so you can keep things up to date.

                      Cheers!
                      - The Modern Tribe Support Team

                    • 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.

                      15 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

                      • Add dates to tooltip in "Display all events with the same venue" extension

                        The tooltip now displays:
                        Event (1)
                        Event (2)
                        Event (3)
                        Address: 123 Main St (No city)
                        Would like to see:
                        Event (1) ... Date
                        Event (2) ... Date
                        Event (3) ... Date
                        Venue/City/ST

                        131 votes
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                        • Add option in "Tribe ext map show all events with same venue"

                          Please add this option in the extension:
                          - close infowindow when another opens

                          function hideAllInfoWindows(map) {
                          markers.forEach(function(marker) {
                          marker.infowindow.close(map, marker);
                          });

                          https://theeventscalendar.com/extensions/google-maps-multiple-events-same-venue/

                          129 votes
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                          • Add option (maybe extension) to use abbreviations in ** & ******** state/province names

                            Option (maybe an extension) to use abbreviations in ** & ******** state/province names: ************* (**), ************** (**), *********************** (**), ******************** (PE).
                            Many websites (including ours) use the abbreviations instead of the default full state name, which is a clumsy workaround and results in a dotted line under **, **, etc. (unable to reproduce this here)

                            120 votes
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                            • Allow save custom recurrence rule set and apply to new event

                              I'd like to be able to create a set of recurrence rules, with both regular occurrences and exclusions - and then save them as a custom named ruleset that I can apply to another event.

                              We have many events that run on a regular basis outside of school term-times. We can manually exclude the dates that fall within school holidays, but it would be a massive timesaver to only have to do this once and save it as for example "school holidays 2018" so that we can apply this custom set of rules to any other event. This has broader…

                              126 votes
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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • Add option to reorder zip and city for certain countries

                                    In quite a few european countries, the usual (and also "correct" in terms of what postal services expect on an envelope) way to write addresses is like this:

                                    Venue Name
                                    Street 23
                                    12345 City
                                    Country

                                    While the notation of street and number ("123, Park Avenue" vs. "Hauptstraße 17") isn’t an issue (since it’s only one field in the database), addresses like "Berlin, 12345 Deutschland" (instead of the correct "12345 Berlin, Deutschland" are quite disturbing.

                                    I am aware that src/views/modules/address.php could be customized by the user, but I would strongly suggest to add an option to reorder zip and city. This…

                                    117 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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                                        • Allow people to view ticket type when using Event Tickets Plus App to check in

                                          When using your awesome new app to scan tickets we cannot view what ticket type is being checked in.
                                          Unfortunately I'm finding this out the day before our large event which has multiple ticket types available.
                                          A simple notice when it scans to say what ticket (type) it is would be perfect.

                                          12 votes
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