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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. Separate data away from wordpress post meta database tables into independent tables

    A giant way to speed up the performance of events calendar plugin: store the data in dedicated database tables instead of wordpress' post meta.

    Woocommerce just did this and I think all plugin developers who potentially have a lot of data to store should, too:
    https://wptavern.com/woocommerce-custom-product-tables-plugin-now-in-beta-boasts-30-faster-page-loads

    They’re claiming a 30% boost but I ran some tests after migrating test data on a development site with your plugins and I easily got even better performance increase benchmarks! This is a really good idea that you guys would greatly benefit from implementing because the more events that are stored using the current…

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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.

      3 votes
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      • Ensure content in ajax requests can be json encoded before json encoding.

        In version 4.6.20.1 of The Events Calendar, ajax data is not sanitized for non-UTF-8 content prior to json encoding, allowing the request to silently fail.

        The list class (the-events-calendar/src/Tribe/Template/List.php) has an apply_filters call, but does not capture the return variable, preventing us from solving this ourselves.

        Ensure the content can be json_encoded:
        $response['html'] = mb_convert_encoding($response['html'], 'UTF-8');

        Or correct the apply filters call:
        $response = apply_filters( 'tribe_events_ajax_response', $response );

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        • Make compatible with 6G Firewall Rules

          Currently the calendar view shortcode is not compatible with .htaccess rules that form the so called "6G Firewall" by PerishablePress, used by some Wordpress security plugins such as WP Security (aiowpsec).

          The plugin returs a 403 error when trying to change months on the shortcode view on a post / page.

          Changing the query used by the JS backend to look different from a suspicious / malicious one would improve plugin compatibility

          1 vote
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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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            • 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.

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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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                • 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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                  • Extend the REST API endpoint /events to filter events by categories

                    The Swagger documation of the events calender REST API mentions the parameter categories. But if this parameter is set in requests the API repsonds with HTTP ERROR 400.
                    I suggest to extend the API to correspond with the swagger documentation.

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                    • In "single-event/php", the 'back to all events' link includes a hard-coded double left angle quote. This should be wrapped in a span element

                      In "single-event/php", the 'back to all events' link (line 28) includes a hard-coded double left angle quote («). This should be wrapped in a span element, like the next and prev event links do, so it can be hidden via CSS. At the moment the only way to remove it is to dupe the whole template.

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                      • Customize Community Events Endpoints

                        Would be great to have the ability to change the slugs/endpoints for the pages generated by the Community Events Plugin.
                        Even simply adding a filter to the multiple `$router->add_route` lines and the `communityRewriteSlug()` in Tribe\Main.php would go a long way to helping devs better integrate Community Events into their sites.

                        The most obvious use case is for sites building a User Panel: the ability to move the user's events list to my-account/events, (/add, etc), but any site that has multiple user actions that need to be managed (WooCommerce, BuddyPress/BBPress, the myriad of Directory, Classified, Buy Ads, subscription management, etc) would…

                        2 votes
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                        • JSON-LD for event on the single place page

                          I want the JSON-LD for event to be enabled for each event on the single place page.

                          example: http://bit.ly/2eLS3Q6
                          Result structured data google: http://bit.ly/2tXj7xx

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                          • Allow editing of Venue/Organizer creation boxes

                            Currently it is not possible to edit the Venue/Organizer meta boxes that display when creating a new Venue/Org on the Community Events Submit an Event form.

                            Although we can perform a template override on [our-theme]/tribe-events/community/modules/organizer-fields.php, editing this file does not control what appears on the event creation screen (apparently this is actually coming from wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/admin-views/create-organizer-fields.php). Thus, it is not possible to change the Venue or Organizer meta boxes (e.g. the order of the fields) that appear on the Community Events Submit an Event form.

                            Please change this so that we can edit these areas of the form (as we can…

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                            • Editable delay for tooltips

                              The tooltips for events show up very, very quickly. Practically instaneously. It’d be great if we could easily edit that to provide some delay. Otherwise, on calendars with many events, moving your mouse across the month view is chaotic.

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                              • customize color for tribe-events-list-separator-month

                                I would like to be able to customize the color for the class : tribe-events-list-separator-month

                                Being able to change the BG color/styling would be very handy indeed for a site that doesn't use white as it's BG.

                                Thanks!
                                Rob

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                                • Set Organizer JSON Type

                                  The current default "Type" for organizers is set to "Person" in the Organizer.php file. It would be nice to have the ability to set this to either "Person" or "Organization". Preferably a metabox in the Organizers admin page to select/set the Type.

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                                  • 9 votes
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                                    • Implement a comprehensive Structured Data markup solution

                                      In addition to this feature request:

                                      https://tribe.uservoice.com/forums/195723-feature-ideas/suggestions/12499149-structured-data-offers-error

                                      I am requesting an enhancement to fully support Google's Structured Data markup,Rich Cards, and future support of Events with AMP.

                                      In addition to the error for 'Offers' in the feature request above':
                                      - "Free" is not a valid price specification
                                      - 'Performer' is recommended

                                      Without these enhancements, Google does not generate Rich Cards and that defeats the primary purpose of promoting events.

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Improved Support for Custom Taxonomies & Terms

                                        Currently, creating a custom taxonomy for events leaves the resulting taxonomy/term listing page using a template other than the one from The Events Calendar (previously brought up here: https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/custom-taxonomy-template/)

                                        I used the workaround to append ?post_type=tribe_events to the URL of the page to have it trigger the calendar to show.

                                        Ideally, this should be more native than having to filter links to terms being applied to calendar to have the resulting page show the calendar.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Add to Cart via AJAX

                                          It'd be really helpful to have an approach to add products to the cart via AJAX rather than add to cart and reload out to the cart page.

                                          The current flow is a hinderance to users attempting to buy tickets to multiple events.

                                          19 votes
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