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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. Ability to perform a CSV import from any URL

    The free CSV importer should be able to import from any publicly-accessible URL instead of having to first upload to WordPress.

    Additional functionality (worth paying for in the sense that it could be only available with an Event Aggregator license) I'd like to see is the ability to set intervals for scheduling re-importing from a CSV URL.

    One-time and scheduled CSVs via URL would be useful for getting data from other sites that aren't running The Events Calendar (which Event Aggregator can already handle) and for situations where a third party is providing the data to us, sometimes on regular…

    9 votes
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      Here’s a tip that might come in handy while this functionality does not exist natively:

      We’ve heard of some users having success with WP All Import (or similar plugins). These links may be helpful if you want to try going this route:
      - http://www.wpallimport.com/tour/scheduled-imports/
      - http://www.wpallimport.com/documentation/custom-fields/theme-plugin-fields/

      Please do add your votes and comments if interested in this idea so we can gauge the community’s interest in such functionality.

    • Bulk edit > Add more events fields like Organizer and Venues to bulk editor

      When selecting multiple events you can bulk edit category/status/author. Desperately need the ability to change organizer and venue en masse instead of 1x1, especially since we have 100s of events.

      When importing with FB vs. EventBrite some venues and organizers have slight variations in names ("The Place" vs "Place") which creates multiple duplicate venues and organizers that all have the same name.

      If not a way to bulk edit event venue and organizer, then a way to merge duplicates would work.

      7 votes
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      • Allow user to alter the subject text for the event submission notification email

        I'd like to be able to alter the subject field of the notification email generated when a user submits an event. Specifically, I'd like to change the middle part that is currently hardcoded as "Community Events Submission". I'd like to retain the ability to have the other parts of the subject, ie. the prepended site name and the appended event title.

        7 votes
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          Thanks for your suggestion. Please reference https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/change-the-wording-of-any-bit-of-text-or-string/ — That specific bit of text comes from /wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar-community-events/src/Tribe/Main.php and has the ‘tribe-events-community’ text domain.

          A filter could probably be added though. Please share additional comments if desired.

        • Force minimum number of tickets purchased

          Offer a reduced ticket price for buying X or more, and force the quantity of that ticket to start at X.

          We sell reduced price tickets for groups of 3 or more, but the quantity on the product page always starts at 1, which allows anyone to buy only one ticket at the lower price. Currently we have to say, "Contact us for 3 or more" and process these sales manually.

          Eventbrite does this beautifully, but we're trying to get away from the extra fees.

          Thanks!

          40 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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            • Add a REGION field to venues, and a shortcode to filter venues by REGION.

              Add a REGION field to venues, and a shortcode to filter venues by REGION. New York City is technically 1 City, but has 5 boroughs (counties), and many individual cities in those boroughs. A REGION field and shortcode filter would enable us to list venues by borough (e.g., Manhattan, Brooklyn, etc.) or by neighborhood (e.g., Greenwich Village, Hell's Kitchen, Upper East Side, etc.). The next step is to map venues by region.

              Just switched from Events Manager (EM). EM maps multiple venues by region, category, and tag. EM displays map points for past events that match those criteria. So you…

              14 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for sharing the idea. Perhaps this could also be used as a county field for folks interested in one of those. Some international address formats such as the Dominican Republic which specify a province + locality + sublocality, which this field might also be used for.

                In the meantime, I believe supporters might be interested in the following kb post: https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/additional-fields-for-venues-and-organizers/

                Cheers!
                - The Modern Tribe Support Team

              • Discounted ticket price for logged in users

                Give members of your site the option to buy tickets at a discounted rate without the use of coupons

                11 votes
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                  Howdy!

                  We wanted to point out Edgar’s easy to use implementation of this feature. For WooCommerce Tickets users you can use the 3rd party WooCommerce plugin: Dynamic Pricing and Discounts ( http://m.tri.be/18gz ). This plugin allows you to configure a discount for logged in users for all WooCommerce products, including Tickets.

                  Thanks again for reaching out about this. Hopefully that solution will help at least some of you get the feature you wanted right now.

                  Cheers!
                  - The Modern Tribe Support Team

                • Hide weekend days

                  Using the “Filter Bar” displaying to the left of the calendar the calendar itself will gets very cramped. An option to "Hide Weekend DAys" would help this.

                  “Event Espresso” has this on/off option.

                  4 votes
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                  • Let Users Import their Facebook Events into Community Events

                    It would be cool if users submitting events through Community Events could input a Facebook URL and we import the rest with our Facebook Events plugin.

                    97 votes
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                      Thank you for the suggestion! This is something we are very interested in.

                      With Event Aggregator we released a unified interface for importing an event from Facebook, Eventbrite, and Meetup. Are any of you interested in allowing community import from these other services?

                      In the mean time checkout @Anselm’s great customization that provides this capability.

                      Cheers!
                      - The Modern Tribe Support Team

                    • Show amount of events for each pin marker in Map View

                      For now if i have many events in one place, i only have on point. It could be nice to show in some way that this is a multi events place.

                      30 votes
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                      • Shortcode for Ticket Purchase (Eventbrite, etc.)

                        While the Events Calendar is quite robust, we'll sometimes have standalone pages for larger events. Purchasing tickets might be easier on those pages than on a brief synopsis in The Events Calendar.

                        Could we have a shortcode to display Eventbrite/etc. tickets on posts/pages?

                        Anchors don't work well with most naming structures.

                        14 votes
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                          Hello all,

                          Thank you for your votes and comments.
                          We would love to see more votes on this one.

                          Also, as it stands, please note that for RSVP and Event Tickets plus tickets, it is already possible to add them to posts, pages and custom post types (not via a shortcode, but by selecting the appropriate setting under the Events > Settings > Tickets tab)

                          Cheers

                        • Make it possible to print calendar

                          For folks who send out calendars via PDF or need to make photocopies, it would be great to have a printable version.

                          240 votes
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                            While a bit of a roundabout solution, one possibility is to get the iCal export link and then run the .ics file through a converter such as https://icsconvert.appspot.com/

                            And here’s a code snippet specific to the Twenty Sixteen theme that may be a good starting point for your own theme’s printer-friendly styling customization: https://gist.github.com/cliffordp/edec7dff1e2d92333682759d0b8de7de

                          • Event Slider

                            Ability to add code to a slider to display one event per slide. The code syntax would contain the first, second, third, etc event to be displayed. A slide template would be available for customization. Expired events would not be displayed. Provide an alternate default slide in the case where there are no upcoming events.

                            29 votes
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