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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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  1. update the body class if the calendar is used as the homepage

    Right now, if the events calendar is set as the homepage, the body class tags do not contain a 'home' identifier. This means themes which rely on that tag to apply formatting only to the main page will not work.

    I'm not 100% sure that's the case, but it seems that wordpress relies on the first body tag being 'home' to detect if it's the homepage or not, and the calendar simply won't add that tag when I set it to the homepage.

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    • Implement automatic redirects for events that have passed and been deleted

      We run events across the country and when these events pass they are deleted and return a 404 page when crawled by Google. I suggest you implement an option within the settings for an event to "redirect to this page after deleted" and then a field to input the redirect url.

      2 votes
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      • Conditional tag that returns true for any view related to Tribe's event plugins

        There are several conditional tags that check if certain views are being displayed like "tribe_is_month()", "tribe_is_day()", "tribe_is_map()", "tribe_is_event()", "tribe_is_venue()" etc.

        But if you need to check if _any_ of the event related views are displayed, you need to combine many of this checks in one huge functions.

        There are several examples available online that try to solve this (http://pastebin.com/c4yujaZC, https://gist.github.com/jo-snips/2415009, https://clicknathan.com/web-design/tribe-events-calendar-conditional-tag/ etc.) but they are incomplete (not covering all views) and "cumbersome" to use because every "tribe_is_..." functions should be wrapped with `function_exists()`.

        I believe a function that returns true for _all_ event related views should be…

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        • Link for add event into google calendar can be target="_blank"

          It will be great if the link for add events into google calendar will be target="_blank"

          3 votes
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          • Allow embedding of The Events Calendar on other websites

            Please tell us if embedding of The Events Calendar on other websites (or even on other sites within a WP Multisite network) is on your roadmap.

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            • Please provide an option (maybe an extension) to use abbreviations in US & Canadian state/province names

              Please provide an option (maybe an extension) to use abbreviations in US & Canadian state/province names: New Hampshire (NH), South Carolina (SC), British Columbia (BC), Prince Edward Island (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 SC, BC, etc. (unable to reproduce this here).

              131 votes
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              • 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?

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                • 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

                  133 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/

                    130 votes
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                    • Ensure content in ajax requests can be json encoded before json encoding.

                      In version 4.6.20.1 of The Events Calendar, ajax data is not sanitized for non-UTF-8 content prior to json encoding, allowing the request to silently fail.

                      The list class (the-events-calendar/src/Tribe/Template/List.php) has an apply_filters call, but does not capture the return variable, preventing us from solving this ourselves.

                      Ensure the content can be json_encoded:
                      $response['html'] = mb_convert_encoding($response['html'], 'UTF-8');

                      Or correct the apply filters call:
                      $response = apply_filters( 'tribe_events_ajax_response', $response );

                      1 vote
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                      • Meet accessibility criteria

                        The following accessibility issues have been identified:

                        Color
                        – Link text – green link text on white background provides insufficient contrast (NOTE: this issue is caused by the theme rather than the plugin per se) (Hemingway theme).
                        – On the “Welcome” page, on the video, the headings lack sufficient color contrast (blue text on black).
                        – On the “Add New Event” page, in the “Date & Time” section, the hint appears to lack sufficient color contrast (light gray on white).
                        – On the “Tags” page, the “Add New Tag” button seems to provide insufficient color contrast (white text on blue). …

                        78 votes
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                        • Separate data away from wordpress post meta database tables into independent tables

                          A giant way to speed up the performance of events calendar plugin: store the data in dedicated database tables instead of wordpress' post meta.

                          Woocommerce just did this and I think all plugin developers who potentially have a lot of data to store should, too:
                          https://wptavern.com/woocommerce-custom-product-tables-plugin-now-in-beta-boasts-30-faster-page-loads

                          They’re claiming a 30% boost but I ran some tests after migrating test data on a development site with your plugins and I easily got even better performance increase benchmarks! This is a really good idea that you guys would greatly benefit from implementing because the more events that are stored using the current…

                          127 votes
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                          • Satellite view for Google maps

                            Allow the map view to be set as either satellite or road map, instead of defaulting to road map.

                            6 votes
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                            • Add featured images to month view

                              Would it be possible for this to become an option in settings instead of having to manually add code?

                              https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/adding-featured-images-to-month-view/

                              1 vote
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                              • Option to change Google Maps to other Maps provider

                                USE Open Street Maps as it is free. Google maps is no longer free!!!

                                74 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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                                  • Resize pictures automatically and speed up pages

                                    The events calendar has options to show events in widgets and in the calendar. There it always uses the standard wordpress pictures and does not resize them. This is a problem for users, as they have to load a lot of data. It also reduces the page rank at Google.
                                    Therefore I want the plugin to resize the images automatically to save data and rank better in Google.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Add unique classes to each month title in span.tribe-events-list-separator-month

                                      I’m using JS to add the name of the month as a class to the span.tribe-events-list-separator-month

                                      The goal is to use custom graphics for the month headings instead of text. The JS I’m using is not very foolproof, and only fires when the page is finished loading. I had to hide the “next/prev events” buttons, because they reload the page with ajax, so my JS doesn’t get triggered, and the month headings then “disappear”.

                                      If that span had a class with the month name or month number in it already, I wouldn’t need the JS, and it would work perfectly.

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                                      • Add more filters to shortcode [tribe_events]

                                        Add more filters and options to the [tribe_events] shortcode so that it can be customized more.

                                        272 votes
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                                        • Bring an Android & iOS app for adding Events directly to website.

                                          Greetings,
                                          I am writing this to give you a suggestion to develop an Android and iOS app for your Event Plugin. I am a freelancer an often use this plugin for my clients as I love it. Unfortunately, Many Clients do not want to login to their dashboard to add an event. They often say if there is any way to add events from mobile phone or if they can add an event on Google Calendar, it should be added on Website Events page too on auto. So I face such feedback. Today I thought to give you a suggestion…

                                          20 votes
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