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  1. Autofill the featured image in Event Tickets

    Make it possible to add the WooCommerce Product featured image from within the ticket meta-block in the event. I would be perfectly happy with either of three solutions:
    1 reusing the header image
    2 reusing the featured image of the event
    3 selecting a separate image for just this reason.

    But can understand if option 1 might conflict with how the image might be used otherwise and option 2 might conflict with the fact that the ticket is stored basically separate from the event, so perhaps option 3 should be it and will save me a lot of time anyway.…

    43 votes
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    • Extend date range in event aggregator to allow more than the next 3 months to be imported

      I have imports to make from calendars which are only seasonal, e.g. some special events in september only. Unfortunately I cannot aggregate them because i can only go 3 months into the future.

      More options would be appreciated here, at least 12 months (or even unlimited if possible and of course on your own risk). I hacked it in now myself but that's not the best solution obviously.

      And would the amount limit not still be in place?

      (and for the record, I am using the custom url to import from other tribe event calendars)

      2 votes
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      • allow user to save/star events

        Allow users to save, star or favourite events. So they can plan which events they would like to attend. This would be a huge value-add to the end user where there are a lot of events to choose from and they may want to attend a few.

        6 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…

          1 vote
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          • "Hide" event categories in Filter Bar

            PLEASE make it so that an unused category (no events associated) is not displayed in the filter bar drop down. It looks unprofessional if I have categories that can be chosen with no events. Thanks.

            1 vote
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            • Event statistics report

              Our organization would like an easy way to compile event statistics for a specific time period (calendar year, for example). TEC doesn't include any such reporting functionality and I'm not aware of any 3rd party solutions to this other than using an SQL tool.

              Data that we would be interested in includes:

              * number of events in the time period
              * number of tickets sold in the time period
              * total revenue for the time period

              Thanks!

              8 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.

                2 votes
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                • Resize pictures automatically and speed up pages

                  The events calendar has options to show events in widgets and in the calendar. There it always uses the standard wordpress pictures and does not resize them. This is a problem for users, as they have to load a lot of data. It also reduces the page rank at Google.
                  Therefore I want the plugin to resize the images automatically to save data and rank better in Google.

                  1 vote
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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.

                    2 votes
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                    • Save attendee information in woocommerce customer account for future orders

                      If a customer would like to order a ticket more often, he must fill in any custom attendee fields again and again. In our case (a solution for a customer) this is very complicated with 8 fields. It would be very convenient if the inputs of these fields could be saved for future orders. It is conceivable that the attendee data from the last order could be inserted at the push of a button.

                      2 votes
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                      • Add unique classes to each month title in span.tribe-events-list-separator-month

                        I’m using JS to add the name of the month as a class to the span.tribe-events-list-separator-month

                        The goal is to use custom graphics for the month headings instead of text. The JS I’m using is not very foolproof, and only fires when the page is finished loading. I had to hide the “next/prev events” buttons, because they reload the page with ajax, so my JS doesn’t get triggered, and the month headings then “disappear”.

                        If that span had a class with the month name or month number in it already, I wouldn’t need the JS, and it would work perfectly.

                        1 vote
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                        • Add ability to change the url parameter name in the Filter Bar from "tribe_" to "*somethinghere_*"

                          Add ability to change the url parameter name in the Filter Bar from:

                          /?tribe_city=

                          to
                          /?somethinghere_city=

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                          • Make gigpress responsive

                            Can you make the gigpress shows (future/past) layout truly responsive?

                            3 votes
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                            • Allow imports from Ticketmaster

                              Would be nice to be able to import events from Ticketmaster (using their Discovery API?)

                              1 vote
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                              • Add names/aliases to imports

                                iCalendar imports don't have the ability to be named, which makes working with them confusing – I have a whole bunch of imports called "calendar", and I don't know which is which.

                                1 vote
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                                • Add subevents with stock management option

                                  An event could have subevents, like a 2-3 days conference (300 participants) could have general sessions with all the participants and smaller sessions at same time for smaller groups. (6 sessions for 50 people)

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Sort events in API

                                    The sorting is lost if there any filtering params for /events API endpoint. Ex: https://wpshindig.com/wp-json/tribe/events/v1/events?start_date=2018-01-01+00:00:00 it starts with the events in Jan, even if there are events for Jun/Jul

                                    Here's a example which the API doesn’t support now:
                                    – show events between May 1, 2018 – May 31, 2018 sorted from newest to oldest. A parameters like order=desc would fix this

                                    There are more details in this thread https://wordpress.org/support/topic/sort-events-in-api

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                                    • Make enabling/disabling QR codes event specific.

                                      I love the ability to turn it on and off for the whole site but in my case it would be nice have the option to use it for some of our events turn it off for others.
                                      Thank you!

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                                      • Eventbrite - Filter Tickets

                                        I have a single event with a large number of tickets for different categories, (lets say Music/Art/Education etc).

                                        On my website, I would like to advertise the relevent tickets on each page as theres currently no way to filter out the tickets.

                                        This would be a really handy feature.

                                        1 vote
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                                        • Featured Image for Calendar Share

                                          Featured Image for Calendar Share

                                          If you want to share your calendar on Social Media (like LinkedIn or Facebook) those sites will automatically pick up an image to display whether you like it or not.

                                          At the moment there is no way to control that image in the Calendar settings. By default Facebook or Linkedin will just pick up the first available image from your website which in most cases, will have nothing to do with your Events Calendar.

                                          All Tribe need to do is add the option in settings to upload an image you want to display when you…

                                          5 votes
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