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  1. 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.

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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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      • Re-think the SEO to cut down on duplicate content and/or options for canonical URLs

        Idea: Re-think the SEO to cut down on duplicate content and/or options for canonical URLs

        The current setup means that recurring events are classed as duplicate content by search engines. This is terrible for SEO. There needs to be a way to fix this issue, and I can think of 2:

        1. Set up the future recurring events so that they all use the same URL. The events on my site are not different year-to-year, so there is no reason the page/content/URL must be different. A single URL would suffice, but placed in the correct recurring dates in the calendar…

        155 votes
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        • Show more details on map pop-up

          As per this thread: https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/map/#post-938982

          Add the ability to add more detail in the map pop-up, such as Venue Name, Event Start Date, Ticket Links, etc.

          144 votes
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          • Google Rich Cards Support?

            Google is now going to be having Rich Cards, the evolution of rich snippets. It would be great to be an early adopter and have this support. There is going to be a sitemap feature to these as well with webmaster tools preview.

            Note: right not its only for recipes and movies, but im sure they'll be rolling more out.

            143 votes
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            • Recurrence vs. repeating events

              Scenario: A singe event that spans several days at the same time. For example a 3-day seminar or class that is 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on all three days.

              As it stands now, when you setup the recurrence pattern, on the calendar it looks like three separate events on separate dates. I would be nice to see it span the dates. More so, if you set a price, on the surface it looks like the price is 'X' amount for each day and not for the entire event.

              I have seen this functionality in other premium event calendars.

              140 votes
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              • Upcoming Events Sidebar Widget Needs to be Clickable to Open Full Calendar

                Please make it so when people click on the top of the calendar image of the sidebar widget it opens the page with the full calendar -- or make it so I can set this up.

                Invariably I watch people new to my site try to do this. I have tried to do it. Other calendars do it. Why doesn't the Event Calendar do it. Did I just miss not setting it up right?

                Thank you.
                Carolyn

                135 votes
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                • Venue picker: show venue city, state to disambiguate venues with same name in different cities

                  The venue picker lists all existing venues by name, but does not indicate the city/state for each venue. The result is that venues with the same name but in different cities will be indistinguishable on the list.

                  Example: churches, schools, synagogues have common names that reoccur from city to city. Rather than working around this by modifying the venue name itself [eg, "St. Luke's Lutheran Church (Seattle)", "St. Luke's Lutheran Church (Federal Way)"], it would be nice to keep the venue titles clean and instead disambig based on the city, state.

                  135 votes
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                  • SEO Friendly permalinks: event/month-day-year/title

                    It would be great to have a bit SEO friendlyness for the URL structure. Either: event/month-day-year/title or event/category/month-day-year/title.

                    This would most certainly benefit everyones events to show up on Google abit better and the URL structure would keep consistent and clean all the way :)

                    More thoughts about URL friendlyness is described here: http://searchengineland.com/seo-friendly-url-syntax-practices-134218

                    What do you guys and gals think?

                    134 votes
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                    • Add dates to tooltip in "Display all events with the same venue" extension

                      The tooltip now displays:
                      Event (1)
                      Event (2)
                      Event (3)
                      Address: 123 Main St (No city)
                      Would like to see:
                      Event (1) ... Date
                      Event (2) ... Date
                      Event (3) ... Date
                      Venue/City/ST

                      131 votes
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                      • have an option for setting defaults for the meta fields. Such as defaulting to "All Day Event"

                        It would be great if the Event Settings included options to set defaults. I'd love to be able to default new events to ALL DAY, rather than having to check that box every time.

                        130 votes
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                        • Add option in "Tribe ext map show all events with same venue"

                          Please add this option in the extension:
                          - close infowindow when another opens

                          function hideAllInfoWindows(map) {
                          markers.forEach(function(marker) {
                          marker.infowindow.close(map, marker);
                          });

                          https://theeventscalendar.com/extensions/google-maps-multiple-events-same-venue/

                          129 votes
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                          • Add a new Event in Month View

                            It would be great to have a month view with the possibility to add a new event directly.

                            127 votes
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                            • Allow save custom recurrence rule set and apply to new event

                              I'd like to be able to create a set of recurrence rules, with both regular occurrences and exclusions - and then save them as a custom named ruleset that I can apply to another event.

                              We have many events that run on a regular basis outside of school term-times. We can manually exclude the dates that fall within school holidays, but it would be a massive timesaver to only have to do this once and save it as for example "school holidays 2018" so that we can apply this custom set of rules to any other event. This has broader…

                              126 votes
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                              • Add option (maybe extension) to use abbreviations in ** & ******** state/province names

                                Option (maybe an extension) to use abbreviations in ** & ******** state/province names: ************* (**), ************** (**), *********************** (**), ******************** (PE).
                                Many websites (including ours) use the abbreviations instead of the default full state name, which is a clumsy workaround and results in a dotted line under **, **, etc. (unable to reproduce this here)

                                120 votes
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                                • Add tribe_edit_category capability for user roles

                                  Allow control of category capability as you do for venue, organizer, e.g. edit_tribe_organizer, so we can prevent editors from adding or changing calendar categories.

                                  120 votes
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                                  • custom coloring for shortcode tribe_events_list

                                    Be able to change the colors on the tribe_events_list shortcode date graphic and event title without having to use custom CSS or other coding. Or provide a support answer for this issue with the CSS required so that we can easily grab, modify and paste into our website custom CSS.

                                    119 votes
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                                    • Add option to reorder zip and city for certain countries

                                      In quite a few european countries, the usual (and also "correct" in terms of what postal services expect on an envelope) way to write addresses is like this:

                                      Venue Name
                                      Street 23
                                      12345 City
                                      Country

                                      While the notation of street and number ("123, Park Avenue" vs. "Hauptstraße 17") isn’t an issue (since it’s only one field in the database), addresses like "Berlin, 12345 Deutschland" (instead of the correct "12345 Berlin, Deutschland" are quite disturbing.

                                      I am aware that src/views/modules/address.php could be customized by the user, but I would strongly suggest to add an option to reorder zip and city. This…

                                      117 votes
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                                      • Events categories and events dates in the permalink structure

                                        For a better SEO friendly URL structure I suggest the customization of the permalink structure including the category for the single event and maybe the date of th event too.

                                        114 votes
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                                        • customize shortcode colors

                                          I used the WP customizer to style the default event page, but those settings don’t carry over when using shortcodes on other website pages. Without being able to set the style (primarily the bg colors for tables, title colors, cal info text etc) for the various calendar instances when using shortcodes, I'm unable to use them at all since they don't match the branding of my client site (currently using Avada theme) and are thus difficult to read by default. The purpose of me using a premium plug-in like this is to avoid having to customize theme files and stylesheets,…

                                          108 votes
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