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Hey there and welcome to our feature request forum for The Events Calendar, Event Tickets and all of the premium plugins we develop provide on TheEventsCalendar.com!

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?
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  1. Reminder Emails for X Days Before Event

    Email Attendees of an event automatically with event details X days before event takes place. It would be great if this was a variable number of days.

    440 votes
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    • Recurring Event Support for Tickets

      Currently our WooTickets plugin does not work fully with recurring events, and users can only purchase tickets for the most upcoming event in a series. Would it be useful to you to combine the power of WooTickets with the PRO recurring events feature?

      375 votes
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        59 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We’re continuing our work on a huge revamp of recurring events that would pave the way for recurring tickets. Additionally we’re working on backend improvements to tickets to support this kind of complicated functionality. Please continue to share your use cases in comments so we can strategize the scope of this long-awaited feature.

      • Charge for event submission and premium/featured events

        Develop a package pricing option where users could add a free event or premium event listing. Also allow for a membership option where event promoters could pay a flat monthly / annual fee and enter as many premium events as they would like.

        350 votes
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          108 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Email list of event attendees to admin before event

          Have a field to enter in the amount of time you wish to receive an automatic email of event attendees and a field to enter who the email is sent to. This idea was suggested to me by one of our clients, it would make it easier for event organizers to view the attendee list if they are uncomfortable with using the WordPress back end.

          Loving the plugin by the way, Cheers!

          286 votes
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            8 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make it possible to print calendar

            For folks who send out calendars via PDF or need to make photocopies, it would be great to have a printable version.

            277 votes
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              While a bit of a roundabout solution, one possibility is to get the iCal export link and then run the .ics file through a converter such as https://icsconvert.appspot.com/

              And here’s a code snippet specific to the Twenty Sixteen theme that may be a good starting point for your own theme’s printer-friendly styling customization: https://gist.github.com/cliffordp/edec7dff1e2d92333682759d0b8de7de

            • add waitlist capability

              If events are sold out, it'd be nice to have a waitlist capability for last minute ticket cancellations.

              274 votes
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                Thanks for your votes! We have this on our longterm roadmap for Event Tickets Plus.

                Some folks have started using the free Event Tickets addon as a waitlist ( https://wordpress.org/plugins/event-tickets/ ). With that plugin installed a new type of ticket becomes available: RSVP. You can add RSVPs “tickets” to sold out events. This allows users to share their email address if they are interested in attending. You can then email the list of interested users when a ticket becomes available.

                With some minor wording modification you can even rename RSVP to “Waitlist” and change any other verbiage to help make this a decent wait list feature for your website.

              • Duplicate Events

                If we could copy and event to make a new one, it would save us from having to retype details that stay the same. The only thing we would have to change would be the date.

                269 votes
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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.

                  261 votes
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                  • Notify event organizer of ticket purchase or RSVP

                    Ability to notify event organizer of ticket purchase.

                    259 votes
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                      33 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Option to automatically list events near to user

                      The Map View page ordinarily shows a list of upcoming events, until a user input a location into the "Near/Location" field. I would like to automatically fillout the location field for the user when they hit the default map view page. Using geocoding of the visitors IP, or perhaps via a location request, we can retrieve the users location to fillout this field. You could toggle this option on/off in the settings area.

                      247 votes
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                      • Band Management

                        A major advantage of the events calendar plugin is the ability to reuse items like venue or organizers as this reduces the time to add events. The acceptance of an events calendar by the users increases a lot.

                        Therefore a function to add and reuse the data of a band would be great. Here are some ideas how this could look

                        Fields needed for creating:

                        - Name
                        - Description
                        - Photo (Upload)
                        - Address
                        - ZIP
                        - City
                        - Country
                        - Website
                        - Telephone
                        - Name and instrument of the artists (as a list where as many as needed can…

                        224 votes
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                          14 comments  ·  New plugin ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hello all,

                          We do not have a specific update on this, however, we just wanted to make sure that everybody has the latest relevant information available.

                          1) Earlier this year, we have acquired Gigpress: http://gigpress.com/ and we have provided some basic integration with the Events Calendar

                          2) Although not officially supported, many of our customers have successfully integrated such fields via the Advanced Custom Fields plugin

                          Cheers and keep the votes coming!

                        • Allow manual entry of attendee information

                          I'd like to be able to go into the backend and manually add an attendee to the list.

                          213 votes
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                          • Create a TBA/TBD or No Date Event

                            It would be great to be able to create an event with no date or have the date/time display as TBA (To Be Announced) or TBD (To Be Determined).

                            213 votes
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                            • Email function if event is changed or cancelled

                              Have the ability to email attendees if any details have changed in the event.

                              205 votes
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                                21 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow users to Subscribe to Calendar via email

                                Allow users to subscribe to the Events Calendar, so that they can receive an email informing them of upcoming events.

                                190 votes
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                                  Howdy folks,

                                  Thanks for all the votes and feedback regarding this subscription/newsletter idea. It is something we have talked about a lot as a result of your feedback.

                                  The author of Events Calendar Newsletter, a third party plugin, just wrote an excellent tutorial regarding integrating that plugin with The Events Calendar so folks can subscribe to your calendar. It covers sending out event based newsletters, possible ways to add a subscribe button to your site, and so forth. It seems ideally suited to the folks requesting this feature. :) We have heard nothing but good things from the users of this Newsletter plugin and wanted to share this possible 3rd party solution with y’all that’s available now.

                                  Cheers!

                                • edit single item in series

                                  Hi,

                                  Add a way to edit a single item in a recurring event, so that you can edit one date instead of changing all of them

                                  189 votes
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                                  • 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.

                                    176 votes
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                                    • Add a "Today" button in the calendar view so people can quickly jump back to Today.

                                      Just like most other calendaring software, add a button labelled "Today".
                                      Clicking it will bring the person immediately back to viewing today's date.

                                      For extra smoothness, Have the button only show up when today's date is not visible in the view.

                                      172 votes
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                                      • Integration with BuddyPress

                                        Would like this to be integrated with BuddyPress so they synchronize smoothly, is this possible?

                                        172 votes
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                                          60 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make Filter Bar compatible with shortcoded calendars

                                          Would be nice to add the filter bar feature to every page with a calendar via shortcode, not only in the event page.

                                          Then it would allow you to make filtered calendars on pages, and let to the user play with the other fields to check information.

                                          171 votes
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