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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. 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?

    409 votes
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    56 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.

  2. 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.

    362 votes
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    longterm roadmap  ·  104 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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!

    293 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. add waitlist capability

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

    287 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.

  5. 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.

    285 votes
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  6. 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.

    285 votes
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  7. Add more filters to shortcode [tribe_events]

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

    280 votes
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  8. Notify event organizer of ticket purchase or RSVP

    Ability to notify event organizer of ticket purchase.

    266 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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.

    256 votes
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  10. 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.

    251 votes
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  11. Provide a way to set an indeterminate time/TBA/TBD for events

    An indeterminate time would be useful for placeholder-style events where the specific details aren't known. A plugin-level setting for the text to display, e.g. "TBA", would be nice too.

    234 votes
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  12. 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!

  13. 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.

    210 votes
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    ticketed for consideration  ·  42 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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

    197 votes
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  15. 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.

    192 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!

  16. 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.

    182 votes
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  17. 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.

    175 votes
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    Thank you guys so much for this idea, and explaining the various use cases where it would be helpful. This has been some tremendous feedback, and helps us understand how best to address your needs.

    Some of you will benefit best from our upcoming templating feature, which would allow you to easily duplicate event details from one event to another while changing only the things that vary, such as a venue. Others will no doubt enjoy the ability to link arbitrary events together as one event series. This might be ideal for conventions and large events with multiple days and facilities. This too is an upcoming feature.

    The rest would clearly enjoy the ability to have just one event with multiple venues, as you can do with organizers. Thanks to all of your excellent feedback this too is now a feature on our roadmap. It will likely be implemented as…

  18. Integration with BuddyPress

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

    174 votes
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    62 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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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  20. 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.

    171 votes
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