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  1. Add register/pay for a session or group of classes

    I am trying to sell tickets to a preschool program. It is every other Tuesday and $35 for 8 classes that make up one session. I would like for my clients to pay once for the whole session.

    It is not necessarily a recurring event, although I purchased Events Calendar Pro thinking this would be my solution- it wasn't.

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    • Allow editing of Venue/Organizer creation boxes

      Currently it is not possible to edit the Venue/Organizer meta boxes that display when creating a new Venue/Org on the Community Events Submit an Event form.

      Although we can perform a template override on [our-theme]/tribe-events/community/modules/organizer-fields.php, editing this file does not control what appears on the event creation screen (apparently this is actually coming from wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/admin-views/create-organizer-fields.php). Thus, it is not possible to change the Venue or Organizer meta boxes (e.g. the order of the fields) that appear on the Community Events Submit an Event form.

      Please change this so that we can edit these areas of the form (as we can…

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      • Don't allow venues that don't have names to go on the menu of venues

        Out venue database is filling up with addresses of places that are useless on a menu without a venue name. Can you please not allow venues to go on the menu unless it has a name like Capitol Theater.

        Thank you.

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        • Allow the user to preview the venue and organizer details when they make a selection off the menu

          It seems the user can't see the details of the organizer and venue they are selecting off a menu until *after* the event is posted. That is not good enough.

          What if there are two locations with the same name? How do they know they picked the right one unless they can preview it? What if they want to ensure the address and other details in the database are correct before they post? Etc. Users don't want to blindly select a venue off a menu without being able to preview its details.

          Thank you.

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          • Include a photo gallery in event

            Why are we limited to only one image by event?

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            • Please list recurring events only once in list

              My events list is dominated by a few recurring events and I have to scroll through mnay future years of individual recurrences before I get to my current events. Can't recurring events be summarized in the events list as a single item? This would be much more convenient.

              Thank you very much for your help.

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              • Add Plugin URI in all the plugins headers

                Original Posting - https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/plugins-are-missing-plugin-uri-in-the-plugin-header/#post-1360233

                I just wanted to flag that you guys haven’t provided a Plugin URI in your plugins so when they appear in system reports (Gravity Forms, WooCommerce, etc.) and other places they aren’t linked to your website.
                Fairly minor but might be a good idea.

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                • calendar text

                  I would like the option to replace the calendar download text with something other than the event description. For instance, include just the parking, arrival, logistics info, instead of the full event description.

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                  • Allow Admins to select 'Not Going' for cancelled RSVP bookings

                    When managing cancelled RSVP attendees, instead of just deleting a booked RSVP, can this simply mark them as 'not going' so as to keep a record of all of those who have booked and have it still update the stock quantity?

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                    • Prevent duplicate events from Facebook event aggregator feeds

                      Problem description: We have feeds from many local organizations' Facebook event pages. Many of these groups share each other's events on their pages -- as people do on Facebook. When their events pages get fed into the calendar, we get duplicate events.

                      Proposed solution 1: I believe each Facebook event has a unique Event ID number that follows it wherever it is shared. So the same event can be displayed on numerous groups' FB pages but Facebook keeps track of it as only one event. Can you please add the Event ID number to the inputs you feed in from…

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                      • yandex map

                        Please add the possibility of using Yandex Maps as an alternative to maps from Google. In the countries of the former USSR and some other countries, these maps are the most accurate and convenient.

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                        • Add 'Series starts on' field for recurring Event Series

                          Irregular recurring events cannot be added (easily) using the current Event Series tabs (Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly, Once).

                          For example, my events may occur every weekend and also every day during each school holiday period. Using the current Event Series tabs, I cannot programme this without an additional feature…

                          How about for each Event Series rule, adding a 'Series starts on' feature to match the existing 'Series ends on' field? This would allow one rule to manage the infinitely weekend series, then another rule to manage irregular sessions such as the school holiday period.

                          E.g.
                          Rule 1: Event Series >…

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                          • Reusable Event Template

                            In addition to being able to define a "ticket template" as described in another feature idea (https://tribe.uservoice.com/forums/195723-feature-ideas/suggestions/3825421-reusable-ticket-defaults-profiles-as-per-venues-a), I would suggest that this same functionality be extended to events themselves as well as tickets.

                            We currently use the Advanced Content Templates plugin (https://www.advancedcontenttemplates.com) for this purpose but it is limited. For example, Advanced Content Templates can't:

                            - insert the event category/categories
                            - insert the event tag(s)
                            - insert pre-defined a ticket(s)

                            Having a templating system for events and tickets would be a real time-saver for those who hold the same or similar events multiple times.

                            Thanks!

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                            • Allow direct access to WooCommerce Product meta

                              In the ticket definition section, allow direct access to set some of the WooCommerce Product metadata.

                              For example, we use the product category to set discounts via WooCommerce Memberships. However, we are forced to go into the WooCommerce product (ticket) that is auto-defined and set the product category as needed. It would be much easier to do this from within the ticket definition section of the event itself.

                              Thanks!

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                              • Multiple day events with 1 day, 2 das or more days variation of ticket

                                I organize event where i have:
                                - 1 day tickets for 5€ (for example Friday ticket)
                                - free tickets for children (Friday ticket)
                                - Saturday ticket for 5€
                                - Saturday ticket for children for free
                                - 2 days ticket for 8€ (Friday + Saturday)
                                - same for children...

                                So, how i should or is it possible to set the space that it will calculate right numbers of free places?
                                So if there are 100 places and I sell 1 ticket for Friday, there will be 99 tickets for Friday (paid or free for kids) and 100 tickets for Saturday. And…

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                                • Add "venue" parameter for [tribe_events] shortcode

                                  I'm looking to display the full month calendar view for a venue, whereby I can then use the tribe_events shortcode to display a calendar on each venue page on my site (think business listing site).

                                  As per this thread, this is not currently possible with tribe_events. It was suggested I use the Venus feature and tribe_featured_venue shortcode, but that a) doesn't allow for full month view and b) duplicates functionality of my listing theme.

                                  https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/can-a-shortcode-display-a-venues-events-month-view/#post-1418805

                                  The workaround for the moment is to create yet another level of categories for each "venue" and use the tribe_events shortcode to display the month…

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                                  • import all

                                    After the current issue with Event Aggregator where it wasn't pulling images due error on your server side it was a big hassle to run the import on each schedule import 1 by 1. When selecting all, for bulk options, there's only the option to delete. Would be good to add the bulk option to run import there as well.

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                                    • Add keyword filter for Facebook imports

                                      Bring FB imports up to par with Google imports by adding keyword feature.

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                                      • Enable an option for GST calculation in Tickets Plus price displays

                                        Gday Tribe forumites

                                        In Australia, it is mandatory to display pricing including GST.

                                        The easiest way to add data is to put the ex GST price in (eg. $98) and let the computer do the maths to display the GST inclusive price ($107.80).

                                        The Tickets plus combination with WooCommerce allows one of the frontend display areas to display the GST inclusive, and I suspect this is WooCommerce coding.

                                        However, the primary area for the ticket price does not calculate, it shows the original input.

                                        Here is a screenshot: https://screencast.com/t/ZBmqzCspXbMb

                                        I'd like a radio button option that overrides the input (default)…

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                                        • Allow Users to Request "Featured" tag in Community Events

                                          Allow users to submit a Community Event as "Featured", then admin could remove/keep before publication.

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