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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. Add the option to allow the user to download the event ticket.

    Hey, I've been using your plugins for over a year now and the consistent problem of ticket emails not sending can be solved if the option to download the ticket as a pdf was made available. This would reduce the amount of emails about not receiving tickets, the user can log into their account and see the tab My Events with the tickets ready to download and resend as an email.

    I know I'm not alone who is still suffering the emails so this would be a really cool addition.

    Vote it up!!!!

    45 votes
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    • Create a TBA/TBD or No Date Event

      It would be great to be able to create an event with no date or have the date/time display as TBA (To Be Announced) or TBD (To Be Determined).

      50 votes
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      • Develop an Android and iOS App for QR Code Scanning Check-In

        Build or support a third party app that can be used by the event venue to check-in attendees similar to Eventbrite Entry Manager https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eventbrite.organizer

        Something easy, handheld and mobile for ticket takers to use across several windows with most all the same features of Eventbrite... Maybe it's as easy as contacting the same developer and changing the data source to connect to WordPress...???

        61 votes
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        • Ticket Bundles / Multiple Event Passes

          Set up ticket bundles - for example selling a All Access Pass (all events) or a Pass for a couple of events that provides either tickets for each event and/or for limited seat events a count per pass purchased towards each single event included in the pass.

          63 votes
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          • Allow manual entry of attendee information

            I'd like to be able to go into the backend and manually add an attendee to the list.

            87 votes
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            • 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.

              121 votes
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                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.

              • Custom Email Fields Per Event with WYSIWYG Editor

                We've always felt that one of the weaker aspects of Event Calendar Pro is its communication capabilities. We’re currently unable to customize email messaging for each unique event. Additionally, our clients are unable to customize the standard confirmation email on their own due to their limited technical capabilities.

                It would be extremely advantageous if there were a series of WYSIWYG editors/fields for users to create custom confirmation email messages and custom admin notification messages for each specific event.

                Features should also include:

                -Ability for the admin to send custom ad-hoc emails using a WYSIWYG editor

                -Ability to send the aforementioned…

                10 votes
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                • 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…

                  24 votes
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                  • Add a SMS Text messaging option as reminder for events

                    Having an email and SMS reminder option for events would be great for teams or groups.

                    99 votes
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                    • Add an option to make EventBrite posts a "one-way street" for data

                      We want to be able to import events from eventbrite, but make it so any changes we make the WordPress post that results ONLY apply to the WordPress side of things. We want to display things a little differently on our WordPress site than we do in EventBrite, and don't want changes for things like Title, and Content to go back to EventBrite. Would be great if there was an option for the communication to go only one way - from eventbrite to WP, and not back to EventBrite.

                      3 votes
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                      • Check if importing from Facebook URL already

                        I have added a URL in twice as Facebook schedule. I forgot I was importing from that Facebook page already.

                        If it could check the main URL (excluding any attributes such as ?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser as an example ) or at least have a search box to filter imports by name it would clear up this slight issue.

                        11 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…

                          22 votes
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                          • Past Events Widget

                            It would be awesome to have a Past Events widget to show previous events. My business uses the ECP to show all of our tournaments, and people always want to see the results, which are embedded on each event page. A widget to automatically show the previous (1-20) events would save sooooo much time! Thanks for your consideration!

                            26 votes
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                              This is a great idea and we really appreciate you sharing it. It is very possibly something we could build as an extension or an enhancement we could include in of our feature updates. We will continue keeping an eye on this, and slot it as soon as we can amongst our hundreds of other great feature ideas.

                              Cheers!
                              - The Modern Tribe Support Team

                            • List View > Adding infinite scrolling

                              Just like using the "infinite Scroll" in Jetpack for blog posts on archive pages. Simply set the number of events in list view you want to have preloaded, and when you reach the end of that list then autoload the next batch...

                              15 votes
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                              • Certificate of Complettion

                                As a professional association, we would like to provide a PDF certificate to attendees with the event name and person's name in the certificate, along with the number of CPE hours the event qualifies for. This certificate should be made available in a member area specific to the user, or emailed to the registered user, but only upon check-in. This would be tremendously helpful. Thank you.

                                6 votes
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                                • Frontend Export of Calendar Events to PDF

                                  I recently had a request for a website calendar to have the ability for users of the site to export/download a PDF of the events in the calendar. I posted asking if this was available, and the response was no, but that I should post it here as a wanted feature. It would be a good idea, I think it would come in handy.

                                  15 votes
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                                  • Do not include deleted tickets or cancelled orders in participant list sold units.

                                    Right now, if you look at the number of ticket sold in the participant list, it include tickets that were sold then cancelled, or completely deleted orders. I suggest that this number only includes existing participant or that another item is created to see the number of expected attendees and active tickets sold.

                                    46 votes
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                                      Thank you all for your continued feedback here. This is very much something we are interested in refining. We are going to rope in a strategist to properly account for the various workflows of as many people as we can, and try to find a slick method and improved method for reporting this info to everyone.

                                      Our strategists are extremely busy working through our hundreds of great feature requests. But as soon as an opening is available work on this will begin. Until then please keep voting, it helps us prioritize.

                                      Thanks again!
                                      - The Modern Tribe Support Team

                                    • Combine the Advanced Filter Bar with Standard Filter Bar

                                      It would be great if the advanced filter bar completely replaced the standard bar once installed. This was we can maintain the functionality of both, but only have a single filter/search bar on the screen. Right now it is a bit confusing to have two separate filters. I have noticed several complains on the forums and on the feature request page stating that viewers are becoming confused by the filter options and unable to find their desired events. Although many solutions have been proposed, I think merging the two bars would mitigate a majority of the concerns and reduce space…

                                      49 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Admin →
                                      • Event posts on homepage

                                        I want to be able to feature specific events in the main loop without displaying all events on the homepage.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Delete Past Events

                                          We run a regional events site, adding over 1,000 events per month. Currently we have to manually delete old events. It would be useful if we had the option to delete past events automatically, perhaps 24 hours after their end date.

                                          28 votes
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