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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.

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?
  • Use mockups, if possible. Pictures are worth a thousand words and having a visual often brings a greater level of clarity to an idea.

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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.

    320 votes
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    • Subscribe to Calendar via iCal

      Whilst people can download a calendar to iCal I would like them to be able to 'subscribe' to a calendar so they get updates we post to events.

      295 votes
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      • 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.

        280 votes
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          Thanks for all your support for this feature idea. We have finished writing and documenting the design and development requirements needed to build this feature and are in the process of determining the proper timeline for development and release.

          Cheers!
          - The Modern Tribe Support Team

        • 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!

          247 votes
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          • Notify event organizer of ticket purchase or RSVP

            Ability to notify event organizer of ticket purchase.

            227 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?

              211 votes
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                We’re still working on this feature but it has admittedly been tougher to build than we has expected. While we are unable to get it into our next major release, Event Tickets Plus 4.4, we are still committed to this and hoping to get into one of the upcoming major releases instead.

                Cheers,
                - The Modern Tribe Support Team

              • Subscribe to Calendar with Google Calendar

                Whilst people can download a calendar to Google Calendars I would like them to be able to 'subscribe' to a calendar so they get updates we post to events.

                210 votes
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                • add waitlist capability

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

                  200 votes
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                    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.

                    We are of course still interested in building a true waitlist feature. It is something we are discussing and thinking over. In the mean time though we hope the solution above will help at least some of y’all meet your needs.

                    Thank you very much for your valued feedback. Cheers!
                    - The Modern Tribe Support…

                  • 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.

                    176 votes
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                    • Tickets attached to emails as PDFs

                      I know you used to have PDF tickets - this would be SO much better. Especially for multiple tickets as you can't easily forward tickets or print them

                      173 votes
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                      • 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.

                        171 votes
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                          Howdy Guys,

                          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!

                          - Brook

                        • Post Calendar Events to Facebook

                          I would like to see the plugin go from Event Cal to FB, not FB to Event Cal.

                          169 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.

                            157 votes
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                            • Integration with BuddyPress

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

                              154 votes
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                              • Tickets: Venue seating chart with different price grade and ability graphically to choose seats.

                                Add the venue seating chart with different price grade and ability graphically to choose seats (similar plane seat selection with check-in).
                                Provide ability for ticket admin to "grey out" some reserved seats.

                                121 votes
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                                  Implementing a graphical solution, where you can click on a given seat and it will reserve it, is probably not possible due to the complexity and technological limitations.

                                  However, would the ability to upload an image of your seating map/chart work? From there you could specify a list of seating names in the backend and when a user purchases a ticket they can select from a drop down of available seats, and cross reference it with your seating chart image so they now which goes where. We realize this will not be as fancy as many people are picturing, but since it is actually possible to implement it is a compromise we would be interested in looking into if this will solve your needs.

                                • 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.

                                  120 votes
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                                    Thanks for the votes here. Multiple users report successfully using a third-party plugin to duplicate events. You’ll need to look for a plugin that can duplicate Custom Post Types.

                                    Hopefully the third-party plugins suggested in the comments will work for now, and perhaps we’ll add this as a built in feature in the future.

                                    At this point there is even third-party plugin meant specifically for our products :-)

                                    Check it out: https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicate-tec-event/

                                  • 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…

                                    102 votes
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                                      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!

                                    • Add a SMS Text messaging option as reminder for events

                                      Having an email and SMS reminder option for events would be great for teams or groups.

                                      99 votes
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                                      • One event with multiple venues

                                        If I have three venues that have the same event it would be nice to list all three venues instead of three events.

                                        89 votes
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                                        • 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.

                                          87 votes
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