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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. Optimize / clean up event submit form by removing selectable options

    A switch in the settings to hide or turn off the follwowing fields in the event submit form would be useful:
    d) Timezone (not necessary if there are only events of one country/region)
    e) Recurring events (not every calendar needs them)

    15 votes
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    • Add a search to the scheduled imports

      I have 7 pages of scheduled imports and sometimes need to find one of them. Would save a LOT of time over the years if I could just search instead of browsing through 7 pages. Please add to the next upgrade!

      5 votes
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      • Display events automatically in web visitor's timezone

        Display events automatically in web visitor's timezone

        Currently, the options allow you to use your WordPress timezone OR local timezones for each event. None of these options will automatically update the date and time of your event based on the user's local timezone.

        2 votes
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        • Allow orderby / order to be passed to Rest API endpoints

          Allow user the ability to pass through orderby / order via query to the Rest API endpoints.

          E.g.
          /wp-json/tribe/events/v1/events?order=desc
          /wp-json/tribe/events/v1/events?orderby=id
          /wp-json/tribe/events/v1/events?orderby=start_date&order=desc

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          • Information Assistants (field date)

            Hello: I think it would be a good option, to have the possibility of adding a Date field to the ticket, to collect here the information entered by the assistant. For example, we could use it to collect the date of birth, the day you want to book a specific event ...

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            • Allow file upload for pdfs

              Currently community events limits file upload to images. An additional pdf upload would be handy.

              42 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.

                126 votes
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                • Combine the Advanced Filter Bar with Standard Tribe 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…

                  66 votes
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                    7 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Admin →
                  • 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…

                    32 votes
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                    • Like Counter

                      "Like Counter" so people can just add a thumbs-up to the events they like on our calendar

                      2 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.

                        18 votes
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                        • We need a possibility to block some Categories for Community Organizers (with account or anonymous).

                          By blocking a category for some organizers or anonymous submitter we would still have the possibility to create exclusive calendars which will only show the events created by the admin.
                          I would love to see that as an option.

                          10 votes
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                          • Collect All Attendee Information on a Separate Page

                            I'm happy to see that we can now collect info from all attendees. However, it is a bit problematic to collect this information on the event page. It would be a more advantageous workflow if the users were allowed to input the attendee information on either the checkout page or a page specifically designed for this purpose. Requesting attendee information on the event page causes design conflicts and can make the page very cluttered/large depending upon the amount of tickets purchased and information requested. I highly recommend that you adjust the UX accordingly for a more user friendly experience.

                            20 votes
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                            • Adding multiple categories & tags

                              Now we can pick one category when using the aggregator, but in our calendar it's possible that a certain event belongs in more categories.
                              This means I still have to do this manually to complete the event. Also I miss the option to activate tags. For this the same as with the categories it's handy when we could fill out more then one tag.

                              23 votes
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                              • WooCommerce > Show Attendee Meta 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…

                                29 votes
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                                • 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…

                                  12 votes
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                                  • tribe_events shortcode support multiple categories with option for AND or OR

                                    Per https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/embedding-calendar-views-tribe_events-shortcode/#common, only 1 category can be entered in the shortcode.

                                    I'd like to be able to do something like this:
                                    `[tribe_events categories="bbq,holidays,community" and="true"]`
                                    (since the default would be `and=false` which means OR, not AND)

                                    Another name for this shortcode argument might be `filter="and"` or something else.

                                    15 votes
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                                    • Sort Events by distance

                                      A really useful feature that is missing is the possibility to sort the events by distance.
                                      After performing a search, an user would normally expects to see the events displayed by distance (and then by date) so that the closest event is listed as first item in the list and so on...

                                      It just makes no sense to have a random list when you can search by address...

                                      24 votes
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                                      • Start date picker week according to WordPress setting

                                        For users whose week does not start on Sunday, change the date picking calendar to display according to the WordPress "day of the week starts on" setting, so that less mistakes are made in scheduling events.

                                        Suggestion based on this thread: https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/datepicker-in-backend-still-starts-week-on-sunday-instead-of-monday/

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Please allow passbook support

                                          It would be great if the QR tickets which are offered in he ticket pro plugin could be supported by passbook. It's so convenient. Most of my mobile ticket purchasers are on iPhone so it would be great to offer this function and the android equivalent.

                                          19 votes
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