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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. 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,…

    7 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. …

      2 votes
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      • categories for organizers & venues

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

        4 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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          • 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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            • 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…

              5 votes
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              • 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!

                46 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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                  • Custom email receipt for Event and Ticket

                    Ability to have a custom email sent out with specific information to be setup when new ticket is added as an additional ticket field. For example Free tickets get's some email content while paid one get's different content

                    3 votes
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                    • 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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                      • On the My Account page, have a My Events section

                        Add a My Events section the My Accounts page with date/start time/ google map link and a link back to the original event.

                        8 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?

                          6 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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                            • 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?

                              47 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…

                                4 votes
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                                  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!

                                • 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

                                  17 votes
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                                  • Event Redirect Link from Calendar

                                    Add an option to redirect an event to a static page, post or external URL. Event shows in calendar grid and listings, but when the user clicks the event, they are immediately redirected to the destination URL.

                                    This allows placing events into the calendar such as those managed by a third party, FB events, or recurring events that have a specific landing page and URL, and allows the user to immediately get to the correct page.

                                    (Currently, we are doing this with a separate redirect plugin. Works, but it's extra plugin overhead.)

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Make Organizer Phone Number tel: links that can open a phone application

                                      Help us make this option easy for our clients to add clickable phone numbers on mobile devices.

                                      Add ability to insert code <a href="tel:123-456-7890">(123) 456-7890</a> instead of just a phone # throughout EventsPro & TicketsWooCommerce

                                      Great product!

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Make the Organizer's Email Address a Clickable Mailto Field

                                        It would be a useful feature to be able to email an event organizer by clicking on their email address.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Add a "Today" button in the calendar view so people can quickly jump back to Today.

                                          Just like most other calendaring software, add a button labelled "Today".
                                          Clicking it will bring the person immediately back to viewing today's date.

                                          For extra smoothness, Have the button only show up when today's date is not visible in the view.

                                          46 votes
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