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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. Shortcode to display all Event Categories used

    I would love to see a shortcode that scrobbles all event categories used (with filter parameters built in, of course) in much the same way that Wordpress can scrobble all post categories by default in a sidebar widget. Also, some kind of automated Javascript that gives you the option (maybe in the settings or back-end) to specify which pages you'd like to display the event category widget on (i.e. all event-related pages, everything under /event and /events) would be awesome.

    I could definitely see the utility of this feature in other applications besides just a sidebar event categories widget, but…

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  2. Allow x Number of Upcoming Recurring Events to Display

    It would be great to be able to show more than just only one upcoming event in a recurring series. Ideally this would be per recurring event series so you could customize it different for different recurring events. This would be helpful in situations where one recurring event dominates the calendar for the next few weeks, but you still want to be able to show more than just one.

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  3. Advanced Post Manager: Add "Event Time" column

    We typically have 6 or more events in a day between two venues. We'd like to be able to view and sort by date and time.

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    needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Advanced Post Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Private Link Events without need to log in

    We had an organization we wanted to allow to purchase tickets before going on sale to the public. However the event gets posted to our calendar and we'd rather it not be seen by the public until the general sale. This seems like something many business and organizations might want.

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  5. Allow us to create shortcodes in Image Widget Plus

    Allow us to create shortcodes in Image Widget Plus so that we can display the widget outside of sidebars etc and in Post & Pages in what ever position we like i.e. bottom of posts, throughout the Post body etc.

    Regards,

    Ray

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    needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Image Widget Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Remember sorting preference in backend

    When you sort by date in admin backend, it doesn't remember your sorting preferences. Advanced Post Manager doesn't have an option to set a default sorting order too.

    The original order (start date, descrending) is not great for me because I rarely need to work on events from 2020 and I'd much rather have ascending order.

    Option to hide events past ending date (and remembering the settings) would be a nice feature on top of that.

    2 votes
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    needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Advanced Post Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Add support for Project Nami / MSSQL

    Currently Tribe Events uses several SQL commands that are not supported by MS SQL, causing errors to appear in the admin dashboard when the plugin is installed on a Project Nami instance. (Project Nami is a fork of Wordpress that uses MSSQL instead of MySQL.) Using the $wpdb API instead of raw SQL or a custom abstraction layer will enable this plugin to be used on Nami installs as well as traditional MySQL environments.

    2 votes
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  8. Allow import from Wild Apricot

    We import events for a couple of organizations that are using Wild Apricot (https://www.wildapricot.com). Since Wild Apricot isn't support by EA, we import the events via ics file.

    If EA supported automated event import for Wild Apricot it would certainly make updating events much easier.

    Thanks!

    2 votes
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    needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. +Export Events button on category page to export category events only

    At the moment, the +Export Events button on a category page adds every single event (on the whole calendar) to your diary (which is a disaster). Would be great if the +Export Events button on category pages only exported the events listed in that category.

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  10. Import from Openagenda.com

    Should be great to integrate Openagenda.com agenda directly in The Event Calendar

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    needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Display the weather forecast for events 10 days out

    You could have an option to show the weather for events 10 days out or less. Similar to how you are showing the location map. You could possibly use the weather.com api.

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  12. RSS Category Filter

    Ability to filter RSS feed by category.

    We use ECPro & Tickets Plus to manage all our events (a mixture of public and private). Would like to be able to filter by category so that we can easily market events to people interested in a particular type of training course via integration with our ESP. At present it's unusable as using the RSS feed provides links to private training courses and doesn't allow us to target people with courses that might be relevant to them.

    I have seen admin comments that other technologies are being introduced but no further information…

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    1 comment  ·  The Events Calendar/Events Calendar PRO  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Integration with WooBookings

    users currently have to enter into both plug-ins when the information is almost identical. thank you

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  14. Expand bulk print/export attendee actions & check-in functionalities beyond open "edit_others_posts" capability

    Bulk print/export attendee actions and check-in functionalities are for "editothersposts" capability which makes it too open when creating a custom editor-like role that should only be allowed to access their own content. The bulk attendee actions and check-in are also provided for community ticket event organizers so why can't the same access be given to subscriber-like roles in Events Tickets Plus?

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    0 comments  ·  The Events Calendar/Events Calendar PRO  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Ability to hide Image Widget title on page but still have it show on Widget admin page.

    I have several Image Widgets in my sidebar. If I put a title in, it shows in the sidebar list and makes it easy to figure out which one is which. But then the title also shows on my page and I don't want it there. So if I make the page look the way it should then all my Image Widgets lose their description.

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  17. multiple eventbrite providers

    Need a way to import MULTIPLE eventBrite events. Right now it appears as though I can only import ONE eventbrite id. This doesn't work for me.

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  18. Import from Active.com and RunSignUp.com - both have APIs

    Would be great to pull from both of these sites. They have APIs for this and affiliate programs. Displaying events from these sites could be a revenue generator.

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  19. 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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  20. Can add RSVP and Tribe PayPal tickets to Community Events without Event Tickets Plus or WooCommerce

    I want to be able to add RSVP (and ideally Tribe PayPal) tickets to Community Events form without needing WooCommerce (especially) or ET+ (ideally)

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