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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…

    127 votes
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    • Combine underscore js

      Would you consider combining underscore-before.js and underscore-after.js into one file? Both files are small enough that gtmetrix suggests inlining them, so why separate files? I understand this might not be an issue for some, but one of my sites has over 120 https requests, so combining those files would help.

      4 votes
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        needs dev review  ·  0 comments  ·  New plugin ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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

        120 votes
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        • Import ATTACH field as defined in the ICS spec

          Google Calendar and the ICS spec both define the ATTACH attribute.
          GCal like

          ATTACH;FILENAME={filename} FMTTYPE={url}

          Here it is in the ICal spec https://www.kanzaki.com/docs/ical/attach.html

          Import this data as meta data

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            needs dev review  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • A filter for mapping attributes in aggregator

            Before the request is sent to the aggregator api, add a filter so that weird attributes on the event host can be mapped to sane attributes in the aggregator server before they are sent to the receiving TEC calendar

            for example XYZ-ATTRIBUTE => ORGANIZER

            where XYZ-ATTRIBUTE is an attribute that is served from the originating host and ORGANIZER is defined here https://www.kanzaki.com/docs/ical/organizer.html

            1 vote
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              needs dev review  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              5 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 );

                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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                    needs dev review  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                        needs dev review  ·  0 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          needs dev review  ·  0 comments  ·  Events API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                            needs dev review  ·  0 comments  ·  Events API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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…

                            3 votes
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                              needs dev review  ·  0 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                              • 138 votes
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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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                                  • 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.

                                      21 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add Description Text for Custom Fields

                                        It would be really useful if I could add description text for custom fields. This text would appear on the admin page probably in small italics underneath the provided Field Label. Currently, I have to access the field by the full label in the code. For example:

                                        `$fields = tribe_get_custom_fields();
                                        $show_accommodations_info = $fields["Hide Accommodations Info Links? (shown by default)"] != "hide";`

                                        This is kind of awkward, especially if I need long/detailed help text. And, it is error prone – if I want to change the help text, I have to change the Field Label, which means I have to change…

                                        8 votes
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                                        • Composer Repo/Link for Pro Plugins

                                          This doesnt neccesarily have to be a repo, it could just be a link to a versioned zip file.

                                          Im sure its a major strurcture change, but, for instance, I can include ACF in my composer.json via the a link to a versioned zip file with my account key:

                                          http://connect.advancedcustomfields.com/index.php?p=pro&a=download&k=ACCOUNT_KEY&t=VERSION_NUMBER

                                          This is like, the lowest feature on the totem pole, but if you ever end up refactoring how pro files are distributed, it would be great if you would consider it.

                                          14 votes
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