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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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  • 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?
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  1. 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.

    339 votes

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    42 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    245 votes

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  3. 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 be added)
      Optional:

    • Name of CDs or Videos

    Functions on…

    225 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!

  4. Reusable Ticket Defaults/Profiles (as per Venues and Organizers)

    I would like to see Wootickets integrate a list of default ticket profiles, where we can fill out the commonly used fields we re-type hundreds of times. Almost all of the ticket fields could be automatically populated based on a template, with changes and variations made as needed.

    For my personal needs, 99% of the hundreds of tickets I create every month could be selected from a list of 8 profiles, with information being spit out for: names, description, price, start/end sales, stock, etc.

    The two fields that would require some consideration for advanced functionality would be:

    variable time frames…

    194 votes

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    39 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Integration with BuddyPress

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

    180 votes

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    62 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

    176 votes

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    13 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

    We have a KB article about this: https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/ticketing-using-seating-chart/

  7. Create an alternative list of States - Provinces the style of the of Countries.

    The creation of an alternative list of states would serve all users to create a list of your Country Provinces and thus can even limit state is directed to the Calendar Eventes and that Country .

    Eg . I live in Spain in the province of Navarra and just want to include events from my province and bordering this would be in Spain ( Gipuzkoa , La Rioja , Zaragoza, Alava,
    Huesca ) and France (Pyrenees-Atlantiques , Hautes Pyrenees ) .

    Since other lists Countries already implemented , I select :
    ES, Spain
    FR, France

    With an alternative list of…

    130 votes

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  8. Use Google Maps to autocomplete venue address boxes

    Having many venues it is a lot of pain to enter each adress. I have seen many plug ins that have a better way to do it. They offer just one line with google maps autocomplete to enter the adress! Thats the way it should be I think.Can provide screen shot.

    120 votes

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  9. One-page Checkout on Event pages

    For a streamlined purchase process, put the checkout form directly on the Event page. (See Woocommerce One-Page Checkout by Prospress)

    This would also solve the request by several people to be able to skip the Cart page to go direct to Checkout, and might also resolve the issue of quantities being changed in the Cart or at Checkout.

    If there were a dynamic panel right above the checkout form that summarized the custom data fields that would also potentially resolve the issue of making changes during checkout that are then not reflected in those fields .

    There are a few…

    89 votes

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  10. WooCommerce > Show Attendee information on the checkout page

    USER STORIES & GOALS


    • I am a customer who added multiple tickets to my WooCommerce shopping cart, I would like to confirm that I filled out the data for each ticket accurately before clicking Proceed to Checkout.

    • I am a customer who realized that one of the multiple tickets in my cart has inaccurate attendee meta info. I would like to edit only that ticket, or at least remove it from my cart without removing all of the others.

    SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS


    • When 2+ tickets are added to the cart, each one will appear as a separate item in the…
    61 votes

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  11. Have Calendar Widget show next 5 events regardless of month

    in the calendar widget there are "only" shown events that are in the future of the current month. (I selected to show 5)
    but if there are events in the following months and not in the present, it does only show the calendar, but not the next events.
    sure, if I "switch" the month in the widget to another month, the events of this future or past month are shown, but the customers are lazy, they want to have it like:
    when calling the site, show the X(5 in my case) upcoming events and only if i switch to future…

    54 votes

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  12. Allow RSS feeds into the events calendar

    It would be great if the events calendar accepted RSS feeds from other sources.

    45 votes

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    ticketed for consideration  ·  21 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Import Google Calendar attached images as event image

    I am quite surprised this feature has not been included in a prior iCal Importer update or the release of Event Aggregator.

    Can Event Aggregator import the attached image in Google Calendar and use it as the event image for Wordpress? I know this can be done as some other platforms already do this.

    I have hundreds of events on my calendar, and adding an image to every single one is not an option.

    Thank you!

    42 votes

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    ticketed for consideration  ·  8 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Specific Roles/Capabilities for Event ticket checkin

    Setting capabilities for The Events Calendar and add-ons (such as Wootickets) to an event specific scope would allow better control over distributing tasks for events. Would most useful for Wootickets, and other ticketing add-ons, so that the Event organizer or whoever is in charge of the event itself could be able to check attendees in, without being given access to more content on the site. Current, viewing attendees requires an edit_posts capability, which opens up a lot more access than should be necessary for that task.

    42 votes

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  15. Set default organizer per import feed

    it would be great if we could set an Organizer for each feed. This way I could aggregate calendars from several sources while crediting those sources.

    Thanks for your time!

    41 votes

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    ticketed for consideration  ·  4 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Add a datepicker for birth dates (or any other dates) to tickets

    As we offer many events for kids (e.g. ski lessons) it is mandatory to receive the kid's birth date. If we just add a text field, we get different date formats and can't use them for further planing in Excel.

    38 votes

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  17. Community Events - Native Image/File Uploader on Submit Form

    Currently the submission form uses a default file upload but it seems it would be great if it used the default wordpres image/file uploader for usability and faster submission.

    16 votes

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    ticketed for consideration  ·  0 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Make 'Categories' available via the REST Api

    A simple list of all of the event categories in a separate url would be extremely handy!

    Exactly like the current wp-json/wp/v2/categories

    Thanks

    12 votes

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    ticketed for consideration  ·  0 comments  ·  Events API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Allow HTML markup in Additional Fields

    It would be very helpful to be able to use HTML markup and styling in text Additional Fields. I wanted to enter a set of links as a styled list, the result was a string of comma-separated links.

    10 votes

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  20. Add a language configuration for Google Maps links

    The google map link in venue info has now a parameter hl=en. It would be great to be able to configure it to use any language.

    10 votes

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