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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. 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.

    306 votes

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  2. Show amount of events for each pin marker in Map View

    For now if i have many events in one place, i only have on point. It could be nice to show in some way that this is a multi events place.

    158 votes

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  3. Use words other than 'Event' and 'Events'

    Please provide a space in Dashboard where we can put alternative words for 'Event' and 'Events' so that people can use 'Tour' and 'Tours' or 'Party' and 'Parties' or whatever they need. Not everything is an event.

    126 votes

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  4. Default Settings > Add option to set default start and end times

    The majority of our events run from 09:30-10:00. It would be really helpful if I could set a default start and end time within the events calendar settings defaults tab. That way I wouldn't have to edit those fields every event, as none of ours run from 09:00am - 5:00pm.

    115 votes

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  5. Additional fields for venues, organizers, categories

    In v2.0 of TEC PRO, all additional fields are associated with events only; it does not change what data is collected or stored for organizers or venues. It therefore is not possible to, say, assign a URL to a venue. Being able to define additional fields specifically for venues and organizers would be useful.

    96 votes

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  6. Community Events: Notify Event Creator When Event Is Published

    First, collect the email address of the event creator. It would be great to add these people to our list. Second, send a notification to the event creator when it is posted. It might bring them back to the site again later.

    78 votes

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    23 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Option to remove events not present in a reimported iCal feed

    This option would allow for events that get deleted from an iCal feed to be automatically deleted from The Events Calendar as well. So if you are importing an .ics calendar from a different site, such as Google Calendar or Outlook 365, and you delete the event there it will be deleted from the The Events Calendar on the next import.

    The iCal format is dedicated to event creation, and does not contain any data on events that have been deleted. However, with this option checked the iCal Importer could assume that any event no longer present in a given…

    77 votes

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    13 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. No end time option

    Though most events have a start time, they often do not have a definate end time. Please add an option not to define an event end time.

    73 votes

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    Good idea! I definitely see how this would be useful for you. One way you can already achieve this is to set the end time of the event to the same as the start time. Only the one time will show, so List View looks something like this (http://d.pr/i/FhYb) and the single event page looks like this (http://d.pr/i/hRxR). However, this doesn’t work if you use the Week View, as the event doesn’t show any time span.

    If you want to remove the end time for all of your events, you can use this snippet: https://gist.github.com/ckpicker/75fecbc6209538b1daf2

  9. categories for organizers & venues

    In PRO version of your plug-in need categories for organizers & venues.

    66 votes

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  10. Private/Members Only Calendar

    I would like the ability to hide the calendar (and subsequently any events, venues and organisers) from logged out users.

    I recently came upon a situation when a site owner asked me to hide the calender unless the user was logged in. I know it is possible to make an event private, however, the site owner didn't like this as they though an empty calendar looked depressing and misleading to potential members of the site.

    So why not have the ability to hide any plugin content from users and display an alternative (possibly custom) message requesting the user to login?

    60 votes

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    17 comments  ·  New plugin ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Mailchimp integration

    An add-on to integrate with Mailchimp would be nice. I would like to automate with Mailchimp a weekly email reminding users of the weeks upcoming events. This would be a nature extension of any calendar plugin it would seem, but I have yet to find that integration.

    58 votes

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    5 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Make external event link a button or word instead

    Where we can make a External Event link a button instead of the full external link. If the external link to the event is quite long it doesn't make a pleasant design. The long external links are ungly on their own in body content of a blog post. If we could use the words "link" or external website.

    I also posted this to the WordPress forums.
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/make-external-event-link-a-button-instead?replies=2

    54 votes

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  13. Event Slider

    Ability to add code to a slider to display one event per slide. The code syntax would contain the first, second, third, etc event to be displayed. A slide template would be available for customization. Expired events would not be displayed. Provide an alternate default slide in the case where there are no upcoming events.

    54 votes

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  14. Force minimum number of tickets purchased

    Offer a reduced ticket price for buying X or more, and force the quantity of that ticket to start at X.

    We sell reduced price tickets for groups of 3 or more, but the quantity on the product page always starts at 1, which allows anyone to buy only one ticket at the lower price. Currently we have to say, "Contact us for 3 or more" and process these sales manually.

    Eventbrite does this beautifully, but we're trying to get away from the extra fees.

    Thanks!

    48 votes

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    21 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Community Events > Only show My Organizers or Venues

    It would be great if the Organizer could be a registered user with certain role attribute for that user. For example is a user is an author a drop down list of all the users (who are authors) could be linked as the organizer for an event(s).

    This feature could also be very useful in the community events form. The logged in user should be the default organizer. The Admin can determine whether this can be changed or not depending on restrictions that the admin can set.

    Would love to see this feature!

    47 votes

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  16. Add social share options

    Add an option for these custom posts (each event) for social sharing (FB, twitter, etc. etc.) which will allow visitors to share directly a particular event from the event page.

    38 votes

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  17. More detailed backend settings for events in main blog loop & rss feed

    Requesting more settings for the backend feature "events in main blog loop", namely select options for:
    1) ascending or descending event ordering
    2) use either event start date OR event post date

    31 votes

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  18. Allow ics export for entire calendar year

    We publish an annual planning calendar and would like to duplicate it online. It would be really helpful if there were a way for our users to export a calendar year's worth of events at a time. Or better, a way to specify a date-range for exporting. I realize that a large date-range (perhaps even a year) would create a lot of entries, but for planning purposes, that's what users require. Asking them to export month-by-month seems a little cumbersome.

    27 votes

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  19. Widget Displaying Recently Added Events

    My users have requested a feature to allow them to see recently posted events - very useful for those who check the calendar regularly.

    26 votes

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  20. users re-print tickets from user login area

    Hi, very simple one...

    I would like users to be able to print tickets from their own admin area. This would ensure that when they don't get the tickets first time (which happens one ever few hundred ticket orders we get) we can just direct them to their account to re-download/re-send and print the tickets instead of coming to us...

    This could be in the form of resend email, download tickets as pdf, whatever. As there is already user functionality for a login area with Woocommerce, and there is already the ability to send emails again from an order int…

    24 votes

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