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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…

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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.

    • Add limit="x" option to tribe_events shortcode

      Adding a LIMIT argument to the tribe_events shortcode could work for Photo, List, Day, and Map views.

      The shortcode option in Pro is great!
      It would be even greater if there was an option to limit the shown events in the list.
      Like: [tribe_events limit="10" view="photo"]

      Than you would be able to show the Photo view for instance on the homepage only the first 3 events and on a calendar page all the events.

      Thanks!

      Kind regards,

      Roger

      23 votes
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        Thank you for the idea! We definitely see the value in this. It has been added to our list of features we would like to implement. We thank you for your patience as we work through all of the other features that were added before this one.

        Eric from our forums shared an excellent snippet of code that allows you to alter this right now. As he notes it employs a bit of a hack, but it should work on most servers. You can paste this code in your functions.php, modify the number of events you want shown inside the code, and you’re done!

        If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out via our forums. Cheers!
        - The Modern Tribe Support Team

      • Advanced List Widget: [tribe_events_list] to allow category=Yes and Tags=yes

        We use the [tribe_events_list] both for individual categories event listings and also the combined list of events. For the latter it would be great to be able to display the category name.
        It doesn't seem that you can currently add either the category or the tags as extra information to the view for this shortcode?

        2 votes
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        • attend/maybe button

          Instead of selling Tickets I would like a simple 'Attend' / 'Maybe' Button for Community Events (like on Facebook).

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            Hi Paul,

            Have you considered using RSVPs for this?
            With a little tweaking / customization you could change the Going / Not going selector to Attend / Maybe.

            Maybe this article will help:
            https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/change-the-wording-of-any-bit-of-text-or-string/

            If you need support, then please turn to our premium support forums here:
            https://theeventscalendar.com/support-forums/

            Cheers

          • Tribe Bar keyword search to include category

            Tribe Bar keyword search doesn’t include the category that an item is categorized in: it appears to only search the title and description of the event.

            The keyword search should include the category that an item is in.

            6 votes
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            • Provide Tag Grouping

              My calendar covers events for an area of 4 small towns. Some events relate to one town and some can relate to the whole area. At the moment if I want to select tags for the whole area I have to select every tag that relates to the area (which can be 20 tags). E.g. I have town A, B, C, D. If I could put all the relevant general tags for town A into a Group Tag called Town A I would only need to make a single selection instead of having to select 20 tags. It would be…

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              • 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.

                4 votes
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                • notify registerred users

                  I am trying to find an event plugin that would allow me to email all registered users when an event is posted. I need a way to notify the community of the event/meeting.

                  A simple check box while creating a new event to use the WP email server to notify all users. Or added benefit would be to notify groups or contact lists.

                  I am surprised that this is not already available.

                  5 votes
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                  • Produce a way of creating events from within Wordpress Mobile or more likely a separate app which syncs these events to the website.

                    As someone who does a lot of my marketing through social media, my first port of call od my smartphone. A way of easily creating events from my phone would be incredibly helpful.

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                    • show cart button on tooltip event

                      I need to show the cart button on tooltip for all events that sell tickets...

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                      • Allow Print or xls Export

                        I Would like to be able to print the calendar off the website, or perhaps export it into a spreadsheet then print it, at the moment i am using it for a school website and parents would like to print off the calendar and stick it on their fridges.

                        42 votes
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                        • highlight events from a specific author

                          ability to highligt events from a specific author

                          2 votes
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                          • Create a Modern Tribe Theme

                            Get into the theme business! The Events Calendar is so great why not create a Modern Tribe theme. The theme would highlight the calendar. It would have a control over every aspect of the calendar CSS from within the admin panel. Put theme on the marketplace and watch it sell!

                            1 vote
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                              Hey Mathew,

                              Haha! Thanks for the suggestion!

                              We do have some customization options available within the customizer that does allow you to adjust the colors.

                              I’m not sure if we’ll ever jump into the premium theme business but we do have the theme used for our site wpshindig.com available. You can reach out to our team at support[at]theeventscalendar.com and request those files.

                              Thanks!

                            • 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.

                              • Create an "experience" option, rather than date for some tickets, where they bring the ticket to merchant any time they are open

                                We have venues that want to sell tickets for food/wine etc. whenever they are open, not by specific date. Please create this option for your tickets, or tell us how to handle. We want to buy the package, but, need it to work for all of our events and options.
                                Thank you!

                                2 votes
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                                • Email customers once they are checked in

                                  This would be a really handy feature. A customisable email along the lines of "Thanks for attending {Event Name} on {Date}"... etc.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Default Content for Custom Fields

                                    It would be really helpful if we could create custom fields and allow admins the ability to include default content (specifically in text areas) that could be used as-is OR modified by Organizer. In my case, I would like to incorporate an event Terms and Conditions text area field that each organizer could customize for their event - or just use the default T&C that i would provide.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • 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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                                      • Invitation-Only Event & Ticket

                                        I would like to suggest Invitation-Only Events & Tickets.

                                        It would be nice to email people 'invitation codes' which can be used to unlock a ticket, essentially password protecting an event from being purchased.

                                        Using 'Hide From Event Listings' checkbox, doesn't work as the event can be found via the default WordPress search.

                                        Password protecting the page in the back-end doesn't work either, as the event shows as Protected on the front-end but the ticket itself is viewable and can be purchased.

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                                          Thanks for this thorough request. Note: we couldn’t reproduce tickets still displaying when the event was set to Private or Password Protected. If you’re experiencing this, please request assistance via our forums.

                                          Voters, feel free to comment with your various use cases.

                                          As a side note, WooCommerce users might be interested in the following third-party plugin: http://codecanyon.net/item/product-password-protector-woocommerce/7481489

                                        • Allow admins to set which email addresses receive alerts each time a user buys a ticket or RSVPs to an event

                                          It would be useful to be able to define a list of email addresses that will receive an alert every time a ticket is sold or an RSVP is made (similar to Gravity Forms). Currently admin users have to remember to log in to the admin interface to check.
                                          Thankls

                                          13 votes
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