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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!

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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.

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    • Add featured images to month view

      Would it be possible for this to become an option in settings instead of having to manually add code?

      https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/adding-featured-images-to-month-view/

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      • Add links to the top of the calendar for previous/next months

        My background is in usability (I have a degree in Human Factors Psychology). One of the things that I was surprised not see in the calendar view was a set of links at the TOP of the calendar for previous/next months. I see them now at the bottom, but as a user looking to go to the next month, and with the bottom of the calendar cut off on my screen, I was confused for a bit when trying to figure out how to get to the next month.

        It would be fine to have the links at the bottom,…

        10 votes
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        • Hide remaining tickets

          I want to hide the number of remaining tickets, until a certain threshold is met.

          At the moment I do that by adding that threshold in src/views/wootickets/tickets.php in line 131
          if ( $remaining && $remaining < $threshold)

          It would be nice though, if that threshold could be somehow defined in the Wordpress backend, so that I can for example define a global threshold and can turn that functionality to hide on or off. (Like in woocommerce).
          In addition it would be nice, if for each ticket the threshold could be set individually.
          So for example, the check is then performed. …

          6 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • categories for organizers & venues

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

            65 votes
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            • Create a Past Events section in the admin

              Having all of the past events appear in the admin Events list is really problematic. You either have to constantly delete old events or sort by Start Date so all the old events are at the bottom. Its not very usable.

              I would suggest that you only have upcoming events show in the main admin Events list. Then add a new subpage to the Events admin section that says Past Events. This page would be a list of all of past events. Once an event date has passed, then it automatically gets moved to the Past Events subpage.

              This is…

              6 votes
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              • Event Tickets Plus/WooCommerce. I would like to be able to access tickets in WooCommerce store and The Events Calendar.

                I have Event Calendar Pro, Event Tickets Plus, and WooCommerce. Currently, tickets can only be purchased through the calendar. I would like to be able to access tickets in WooCommerce store as well.

                8 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • If cart qualtity is updated, force ticket buyer to enter additional info fields

                  Currently Event Tickets Plus can collect additional information when adding tickets to their cart. (I.e. First Name Last and Name for each ticket purchased.) However, once the user gets to their cart, they also have the option to change the number of tickets they are purchasing. But if they increase the quantity of tickets in their cart, they are no longer required to enter the additional information fields. It would be great if the cart would display those additional fields when the ticket quantity is changed. Maybe a pop-up window where they could enter the additional names and then close…

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                    • Could we get Event tickets to work with WooExtensions for Product add-ons please. We could then add additional items to customise.

                      Could we get Event tickets to work with WooExtensions for Product add-ons please. We could then add additional items to customise and add features such as paying for dinners, pickup etc..or add the feature to the ticket plugin .. allowing us to create add-on fields with values..

                      5 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          3 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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!

                          42 votes
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                            21 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            26 votes
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                            • Change organizer and venue author.

                              As admin of a community for events I would like to add my organizer and venues, then be able to select which users are the "authors" of those CPT's. A great feature would be to create a Venue or organization but have its author be someone other than myself (as admin)?

                              When registering CPT’S in wordpress i know there is an option for author support. Is this something I can turn on for these two items?

                              7 votes
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                              • 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.

                                2 votes
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                                • Option for a redirect to different URL after new event submission and edited events

                                  I understand that there is an add-on plugin to accomplish this but it should be native to the Community Events plugin.

                                  5 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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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                                    • WooTickets as an in-house box office system as well as online e-ticketing

                                      Right now all ticket types and prices are published, including free tickets, but as a theater manager, I need to be able to issue comp tickets and reserve seats for events that aren't "published" ticket types. So I need an option when adding a ticket type whether or not to publish it or keep it hidden so that I, as the administrator, can operate the sales of that ticket type only from the back-end box office.

                                      On the same note, it would also be helpful to have a reserve or consignment feature that will change the overall number of tickets…

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thank you for the idea! We are very interested in improving the ticket framework. Some of that can be done already, but it is not very straightforward. You can manually add a new WooCommerce product to your shop set it to be a ticket and hide it. You can also issue coupons that make even existing tickets free for users. Certainly these are workaround solutions, but just so you are aware!

                                      • 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?

                                        49 votes
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                                          17 comments  ·  New plugin ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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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