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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?
  • Use mockups, if possible. Pictures are worth a thousand words and having a visual often brings a greater level of clarity to an idea.

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  1. create the option for outside links to be set to open in a new tab by default.

    I want outside links to open in a new tab - ALWAYS. When events are imported in, there is no setting for this as a default setting.

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    • Allow users to add there facebook page ID,

      So there events are imported to the database.

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      • responsiveness, cross domain integration, front-end editing, custom field names

        First off: I love GigPress and have been using it for 10 years across a number of musicians I work with. Please keep it independent and its own application without merging it with EventCalendar etc. Its single-purpose, slim line nature is refreshing.

        Possible improvements that would help us:
        - make the default template/table mobile responsive
        - allow for easy feeds or integration into external websites
        - add multisite support (one parent multi-artist gig calendar that drives multiple artists' sub pages)
        - an extension that allows for a front-end form to add and manage concerts without logging into the WP dashboard. …

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        • Have both Purchase Fields and Ticket fields

          Allow for a set of fields for the collection of tickets purchase, as well as a set of fields for each ticket. Especially helpful for business or parent information when bulk purchase of tickets is made for multiple employees or children.

          3 votes
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            Howdy Josef,

            This is an intriguing idea. Could you clarify a few things so that we can know exactly what you want?

            Are you using RSVPs, Tickets, or both?

            With purchasable Tickets you can add multiple tickets at once to the cart. A user can then continue shopping, adding more tickets from different events to their cart, all before checking out.

            With the above in mind, are you trying to collect information solely about the purchaser, even if that purchaser is purchasing tickets for multiple events at once? If so, this is already possible. When someone checks out they have to fill in a few fields about themselves, and through third party addons like this one it is possible to customize what fields they must fill out.

            Cheers!

          • Autoselect event in dropdown

            Hi,

            I've a request for a feature.
            We run a website which uses The Events Calendar. On a content page, we explain what the event is and at the bottom we place a button to the form to subscribe or sign up. But that form has a dropdown of multiple events, so the user has to choose the right event. What we want is, when you click on the button, there will be (from our side) a parameter included in the url like: [url]?event=[eventname], and when the page with the form is reached, the form will try to pickup that…

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            • “Events List” widget to filter the events according to types of courses

              There is no way for the “Events List” widget to filter the events and displays them according to types of courses. If you create a few different courses and you would like to display upcoming events, the “Events List” widget is displaying all events, even from other courses. 

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              • Add a search option for scheduled imports in Events Aggregator

                Add a search option for Scheduled Imports. When you have a lot of scheduled imports, it's a challenge to find specific imports

                3 votes
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                • 2 votes
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                    Howdy Matthew,

                    It sounds like the feature you are requesting is now present in the Appearance > Widgets screen of WP Admin. If you visit this page, select the widget in question, and uncheck the “Generate JSON-LD data” box.

                    Does that do what you needed?

                    Thanks for taking the time to submit your feedback! Cheers!

                  • Multiple session events

                    I have a client looking for multiple session events. Example: an event may have four sessions at 9am an attendee can choose from. Each session has a limit on attendees. At 10am another group of sessions are available. All part of the same event with one ticket purchase. But then the attendees would register for the sessions they want to attend. Anything like this yet?

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                    • Events Calendar PRO > Recurring Events > Update UI for removing rules

                      As an event manager that hosts events with complex recurring rules, I want a clearer indication that any recurrence rules I remove from the event editor are truly removed so that I have a clearer idea of which rules are actually active.

                      The current interface does support removing recurrence rules. However, the process for doing so involves selecting the "None" option, which remains on the screen until the event post is re-saved.

                      Screenshot of current interface:
                      https://theeventscalendar.com/content/uploads/2016/11/mt-recurrence-remove.gif

                      It's only at that point that the rule goes away. This does accomplish the goal of removing rules, but also keeps a cluttered…

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                      • Set default status of imported events to draft

                        Import events as drafts so I can review them before publishing them.

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                        • Add user name option to the "Attendees List" displayed on an event page.

                          The attendees list currently shows an avatar only. I would love to be able to display first name and last name and/or the avatar.

                          This idea has been requested in several support forum posts and in some comments on other ideas posted here.

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                          • Option in settings to make links direct to event site.

                            I'm asking for a simple button or check box on the settings page to make calendar entry links go directly to the event website when clicked. I know you've provide a code snippet for this but I have the Ultimatum Theme platform and can't access a functions.php file. Since others have asked for this before, it seems like adding a simple option in the settings in the next update wouldn't be too much to ask. Thank you.

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