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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 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.

    117 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.

      126 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.

        We have a KB article about this: https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/ticketing-using-seating-chart/

      • Remember end user filter settings

        About the filters, is it possible to save filter settings for the calendar per user for when a user visits the site next time, so that the user does not need to set all the filters again every time?

        If that is not possible it would be a pretty awesome feature.

        13 votes
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        • Option to remove events not present in a reimported iCal feed

          This option would allow for events that get deleted from an iCal feed to be automatically deleted from The Events Calendar as well. So if you are importing an .ics calendar from a different site, such as Google Calendar or Outlook 365, and you delete the event there it will be deleted from the The Events Calendar on the next import.

          The iCal format is dedicated to event creation, and does not contain any data on events that have been deleted. However, with this option checked the iCal Importer could assume that any event no longer present in a given…

          10 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…

            28 votes
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            • Create a Visual Composer Extension

              Create a module that can be configured using Visual Composer so that an event can be featured on the homepage or a list of upcoming events with a particular tag(s) or categories display

              e.g. show next 3 events in category Y

              68 votes
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                Hello all,

                Without being a full-fledged solution, please note that the upcoming version 4.3 of Events Calendar Pro will include a shortcode for the full calendar.

                This will most likely cover a lot your needs such as:
                1) Having the full calendar on the home page
                2) Integrating the Calendar in a fixed container while using Visual Composer

                Stay tuned!

              • Add datepicker to Filter Bar

                I´d like to have an additional feature in the Filter Bar.
                The user should be able to select a "from date" and a "to date" with a datepicker. So he can see all events that at least start at the "from date" and end not later than the "to date" in the list view (or something like that).

                35 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Admin →
                • Filter Bar as a Widget

                  The filter bar looks great but it creates a new column, taking up valuable space.

                  I'd like a WIDGET that calls the filter bar functionality. That way, if you're already using sidebars, you can simply plug activate the filter bar in a sidebar and NOT create that additional column! It would save a LOOOOOOT of space...

                  33 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…

                    58 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                      • 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!

                        34 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

                        • Control the order of items inside a drop-dow box in the filterbar

                          Currently I have an Event Checkbox Field called "Audience". I can control the order of choices on the back-end, but in the filter-bar on the front-end, there doesn't seem to be a way to keep things in alphabetical order. Maybe I'm missing a trick to do this, but if I'm not, this would help improve the end-user experience.

                          5 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.

                            100 votes
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                            • Add / Edit / Review Attendee Information in Basket / Checkout

                              It would be great if the attendee information was displayed in the basket or while checking out. Allowing you to review, add and edit them.

                              This will be especially useful if like me you have streamlined the process of buying tickets by putting an Add to Cart button the List page, bypassing the single event view.

                              7 votes
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                              • Integrate with PolyLang

                                This plugin is already 95% working correctly with The Events Calendar.

                                There are only 2 things that ignore the language addition in the URL:

                                1. the "All Events" link in breadcrumb above Event Detail page
                                2. the "View all events" link at bottom of widget

                                40 votes
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                                • include WP post_meta fields in keyword search

                                  Right now, The Events Calendar keyword search searches the Title, Post Body, and Post Excerpt.
                                  I suggest that you add the option to include selected WP post-meta fields (custom fields) to the keyword search.

                                  This would be extremely helpful, as a number of sites include various page information in custom post_meta fields. I would suggest it not search post_meta by default, but include the option to select which post_meta fields are included in the keyword search.

                                  5 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…

                                    23 votes
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                                    • Custom Ticket Sorting in the Ticket Order Form

                                      As a site admin, I would like to define the order in which tickets are displayed on the front end of the ticket order form.

                                      There is a way to organize tickets using a function:
                                      https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/changing-the-order-of-tickets/

                                      However, the options provided are limited only to ordering tickets by price and by alphabetical order.

                                      Perhaps a drag-and-drop interface in the back-end editor or a numeric field next to each ticket would be alternatives for allowing site admins control to arrange tickets in the order they would prefer.

                                      17 votes
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                                      • Export CSV, Email, and Print functionality for Order Sales Report

                                        Similar to the Attendees Report, Organizers can Print, Email and Export a csv of all Attendees. Would be great to add that same functionality on the front end for the Order Sales report so that Organizers could pull that info as needed.
                                        http://i.imgur.com/ioac9YL.png

                                        See thread: https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/is-there-a-way-to-export-the-order-sales-report-as-csv/#post-1070908

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Select a default ticket type - WooCommerce or RSVP.

                                          I would like to be able to select the default ticket type in wp-admin as WooCommerce. Currently the default is RSVP and there is no option to change it. Thank you!

                                          11 votes
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