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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. Add more filters to shortcode [tribe_events]

    Add more filters and options to the [tribe_events] shortcode so that it can be customized more.

    97 votes
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    • Meet accessibility criteria

      The following accessibility issues have been identified:

      Color
      – Link text – green link text on white background provides insufficient contrast (NOTE: this issue is caused by the theme rather than the plugin per se) (Hemingway theme).
      – On the “Welcome” page, on the video, the headings lack sufficient color contrast (blue text on black).
      – On the “Add New Event” page, in the “Date & Time” section, the hint appears to lack sufficient color contrast (light gray on white).
      – On the “Tags” page, the “Add New Tag” button seems to provide insufficient color contrast (white text on blue). …

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      • Add true Subscribe Functionality for iCal & Google

        Downloading an iCal file is NOT THE SAME as a true subscribe to calendar function where users calendars are updated automatically with new events, changes to events and so forth. It's a total disappointment to find out that the other suggestion was closed when it the suggested feature was clearly not implemented. Having a static download is actually worse because users think they've subscribed and never get updates and have no reason to believe that they aren't getting the latest info.

        56 votes
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          We are planning to add this functionality when we have some open development resources to complete it. Thank you all for your patience!

          This snippet changes the “iCal Export” buttons to be webcal:// links, which suggests to calendar applications that they should subscribe instead of downloading the .ics file.

          It requires The Events Calendar version 4.6.5 or newer.

          https://gist.github.com/cliffordp/be034504a2c530495b7d58e704352069

          Please reference https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/implementing-custom-code-snippets/ for how to implement custom code snippets and let us know how this works for you.

        • Improve Photo View layout

          A major frustration when using Photo View is that if an event is slightly larger than the others it can throw out how the events are displayed on the page and rather than having dates in order, left to right across the page, they display out of order so that some rows are from left to right and other rows are from right to left. This is my favourite view but is counter intuitive for visitors to the site who expect their to be a natural order for viewing the events.

          6 votes
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          • Reusable Event Template

            In addition to being able to define a "ticket template" as described in another feature idea (https://tribe.uservoice.com/forums/195723-feature-ideas/suggestions/3825421-reusable-ticket-defaults-profiles-as-per-venues-a), I would suggest that this same functionality be extended to events themselves as well as tickets.

            We currently use the Advanced Content Templates plugin (https://www.advancedcontenttemplates.com) for this purpose but it is limited. For example, Advanced Content Templates can't:

            - insert the event category/categories
            - insert the event tag(s)
            - insert pre-defined a ticket(s)

            Having a templating system for events and tickets would be a real time-saver for those who hold the same or similar events multiple times.

            Thanks!

            6 votes
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            • Form fields are missing labels. Please add them for ADA compliance.

              Form fields are missing labels. Please add them for ADA compliance.

              4 votes
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              • Register multiple attendees in one purchase under separate names & email

                When someone clicks to 3 RSVPs attending - I want to have them add each individual attendee name. Right now RSVPs are only allowed to enter one name.

                33 votes
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                • Add more features to the customizer

                  Currently the customizer only allow for adding colors etc. it would be so useful to be able to use the customizer to change the tile/font/etc of a calendar view (month, week, etc.) without having to deal with css and code.

                  Such a simple thing should not be so hard to implement!

                  Thanks!

                  4 votes
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                  • Show The Events Calendar link - configure to "open in new tab" rather than replacing the

                    Would like to include the "Powered by Events Calendar Pro" link on my client's calendars (to share the love and tell the world how awesome the plugin is) however, the link needs to open in a new tab rather than replace my clients calendar page. A simple mark-up is all that is needed.

                    Tom

                    2 votes
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                    • Add a SMS Text messaging option as reminder for events

                      Having an email and SMS reminder option for events would be great for teams or groups.

                      146 votes
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                      • different fees for different organizers

                        Hey guys! Vote on this feature that would allow you to choose different fees for different organizers.

                        For example, on events over 500 tickets, our fees are 4.9%+ $3. But for small events it would be 3.9% +$1

                        Let's make this happen!

                        Jo

                        6 votes
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                        • Follow-up Event Email for all customers, not just attendees

                          Currently you can configure Follow-up Emails to send auto emails to Event attendees. It would be nice to have an option to configure these auto Follow-up Emails to send to all customers; not just event attendees. This would allow you to market upcoming Events to your customers.

                          3 votes
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                          • Allow manual entry of attendee information

                            I'd like to be able to go into the backend and manually add an attendee to the list.

                            181 votes
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                            • Add Stripe to Community Tickets

                              At the minute community members can sell tickets to their events using paypal. It would be awesome if they could do so and receive payment through Stripe Connect.

                              76 votes
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                              • Add event cancellation flag and display canceled events on calendar

                                We have events (events where attendees come to volunteer) that get canceled from time-to-time and we do not want to remove them completely from the calendar so that volunteers who may be planning to attend can easily see it is canceled vs. just gone completely. Right now we edit the title and put "CANCELED" at the beginning. I would rather see a cancellation flag in the event and the calendar shows a line through the event, the word "CANCELED" is automatically added to the title, etc. (perhaps allow users to choose from 2-3 display options in setup for an event…

                                21 votes
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                                • Better UI for reviewing pending community events.

                                  I just installed Community Events and am looking for a way to review pending events before publishing them. Being able to review pending events before publishing was one of the highlighted features that motivated me to purchase Community Events.

                                  When I view the community events list (using /events/community/list/), it does not show all the event information, in particular it does not show the description field (which is required), the cost field or the website field. This means that there is no effective way to proof the entries before publishing.

                                  To remedy this, users need to be able to see all…

                                  5 votes
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                                    Hi Gene,
                                    75% of what you would like is possible

                                    You can fully revew the pending events submitted by others in your WP admin under ‘Events’. There you will see all the details.

                                    The page you access under ‘/events/community/list/’ lists only the events submitted by you, and not of others. If you are not the site admin, then this is sort of the admin page for you to manage the events that you submitted.

                                    The users will be able to see all submitted and published events on the /events/ page where you can choose from different views, like calendar, day, list etc.
                                    If they click on an event there, they will see all the details of the event.

                                    Your 4th idea is an interesting one. Let’s see how many other people like it.

                                  • Hide Export Buttons

                                    Please add an enable/disable option for Google Calendar & Export iCal buttons, when I did my research you keep answering that same issue for YEARS, add some code to the functions.php or some CSS, but that solution is not immune to the upgrades of wp, theme or plugin...
                                    Since I´ve seen many people asking for how to remove, I bet there´s many more that will want extra option :)

                                    6 votes
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                                    • "Add to calendar"-Button in frontend

                                      It would be awesome to let the user safe any event to his private calendar like google calendar, outlook, yahoo. Today it seems to be possible to export an event as .ical only. But this is not comfortable.

                                      Maybe it is an easy way for you to integrate a third-party plugin like https://www.addevent.com/, or you may build your own.

                                      thanks, joe

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Community Events WPML support

                                        WPML is necessary for localize event websites, which are going to publish the event/ticket from frontend and sell the ticket.

                                        36 votes
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                                        • Easy way to design and preview email ticket

                                          The ticket emailed to customers is one of the major issues concerning the relationship with customers.
                                          The ticket design must be consistent with the design of the site to give the customer, the image of a professional product.
                                          But with the current system it is difficult to change the default design of the ticket: no preview no system to make it.So the idea would be to create the ticket in an editor ... a bit like gravity form or visual composer.

                                          33 votes
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