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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. Option to change Google Maps to other Maps provider

    USE Open Street Maps as it is free. Google maps is no longer free!!!

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    • Enable Additional Fields support in Other URL imports

      I believe that the use case is a valuable one. We have a group event calendar whereby having Additional Fields import capability could be utilized to easily customize various event listings coming in from various "Other URL" scheduled imports from participating organizations. Everyone would use the same set of Additional Fields to specify information about their event. We would then use these field values as variables for controlling the ultimate display of the event item at runtime.

      3 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make Filter Bar compatible with shortcoded calendars

        Would be nice to add the filter bar feature to every page with a calendar via shortcode, not only in the event page.

        Then it would allow you to make filtered calendars on pages, and let to the user play with the other fields to check information.

        185 votes
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          ticketed for consideration  ·  66 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow HTML markup in Additional Fields

          It would be very helpful to be able to use HTML markup and styling in text Additional Fields. I wanted to enter a set of links as a styled list, the result was a string of comma-separated links.

          8 votes
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          • One-page Checkout on Event pages

            For a streamlined purchase process, put the checkout form directly on the Event page. (See Woocommerce One-Page Checkout by Prospress)

            This would also solve the request by several people to be able to skip the Cart page to go direct to Checkout, and might also resolve the issue of quantities being changed in the Cart or at Checkout.

            If there were a dynamic panel right above the checkout form that summarized the custom data fields that would also potentially resolve the issue of making changes during checkout that are then not reflected in those fields .

            There are a few…

            76 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • WooCommerce > Show Attendee information on the checkout page

              USER STORIES & GOALS

              - I am a customer who added multiple tickets to my WooCommerce shopping cart, I would like to confirm that I filled out the data for each ticket accurately before clicking Proceed to Checkout.
              - I am a customer who realized that one of the multiple tickets in my cart has inaccurate attendee meta info. I would like to edit only that ticket, or at least remove it from my cart without removing all of the others.

              SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

              - When 2+ tickets are added to the cart, each one will appear as a separate…

              54 votes
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              • Import Google Calendar attached images as event image

                I am quite surprised this feature has not been included in a prior iCal Importer update or the release of Event Aggregator.

                Can Event Aggregator import the attached image in Google Calendar and use it as the event image for Wordpress? I know this can be done as some other platforms already do this.

                I have hundreds of events on my calendar, and adding an image to every single one is not an option.

                Thank you!

                35 votes
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                  9 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a datepicker for birth dates (or any other dates) to tickets

                  As we offer many events for kids (e.g. ski lessons) it is mandatory to receive the kid's birth date. If we just add a text field, we get different date formats and can't use them for further planing in Excel.

                  30 votes
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                    7 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Use Google Maps to autocomplete venue address boxes

                    Having many venues it is a lot of pain to enter each adress. I have seen many plug ins that have a better way to do it. They offer just one line with google maps autocomplete to enter the adress! Thats the way it should be I think.Can provide screen shot.

                    115 votes
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                    • Tickets: Venue seating chart with different price grade and ability graphically to choose seats.

                      Add the venue seating chart with different price grade and ability graphically to choose seats (similar plane seat selection with check-in).
                      Provide ability for ticket admin to "grey out" some reserved seats.

                      159 votes
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                        15 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Implementing a graphical solution, where you can click on a given seat and it will reserve it, is probably not possible due to the complexity and technological limitations.

                        However, would the ability to upload an image of your seating map/chart work? From there you could specify a list of seating names in the backend and when a user purchases a ticket they can select from a drop down of available seats, and cross reference it with your seating chart image so they now which goes where. We realize this will not be as fancy as many people are picturing, but since it is actually possible to implement it is a compromise we would be interested in looking into if this will solve your needs.

                        We have a KB article about this: https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/ticketing-using-seating-chart/

                      • Have Calendar Widget show next 5 events regardless of month

                        in the calendar widget there are "only" shown events that are in the future of the current month. (I selected to show 5)
                        but if there are events in the following months and not in the present, it does only show the calendar, but not the next events.
                        sure, if I "switch" the month in the widget to another month, the events of this future or past month are shown, but the customers are lazy, they want to have it like:
                        when calling the site, show the X(5 in my case) upcoming events and only if i switch to future…

                        53 votes
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                        • Specific Roles/Capabilities for Event ticket checkin

                          Setting capabilities for The Events Calendar and add-ons (such as Wootickets) to an event specific scope would allow better control over distributing tasks for events. Would most useful for Wootickets, and other ticketing add-ons, so that the Event organizer or whoever is in charge of the event itself could be able to check attendees in, without being given access to more content on the site. Current, viewing attendees requires an edit_posts capability, which opens up a lot more access than should be necessary for that task.

                          40 votes
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                          • 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.

                            281 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

                            • Shortcode for Community Events

                              i need to embed the community event submission form into a page. shortcode or some other way to accomplish this would be very useful.

                              77 votes
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                                ticketed for consideration  ·  24 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide a way to set an indeterminate time/TBA/TBD for events

                                An indeterminate time would be useful for placeholder-style events where the specific details aren't known. A plugin-level setting for the text to display, e.g. "TBA", would be nice too.

                                233 votes
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                                • Integration with BuddyPress

                                  Would like this to be integrated with BuddyPress so they synchronize smoothly, is this possible?

                                  173 votes
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                                    61 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Reusable Ticket Defaults/Profiles (as per Venues and Organizers)

                                    I would like to see Wootickets integrate a list of default ticket profiles, where we can fill out the commonly used fields we re-type hundreds of times. Almost all of the ticket fields could be automatically populated based on a template, with changes and variations made as needed.

                                    For my personal needs, 99% of the hundreds of tickets I create every month could be selected from a list of 8 profiles, with information being spit out for: names, description, price, start/end sales, stock, etc.

                                    The two fields that would require some consideration for advanced functionality would be:

                                    variable time frames…

                                    156 votes
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                                      44 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Additional Fields Should Support Date Fields

                                      I would LOVE IT if additional fields supported dates and date ranges, and the filter bar would search in a date rage.

                                      For instance, our events have a registration open and close date, but we're not responsible for ticketing. To allow our users to see what events have opened recently would be huge. :)

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Forgotten Password/Username Function

                                        Forgotten Password/Username button on the Sign In/Register page. Urgently needed! Thanks.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Add a search to the scheduled imports

                                          I have 7 pages of scheduled imports and sometimes need to find one of them. Would save a LOT of time over the years if I could just search instead of browsing through 7 pages. Please add to the next upgrade!

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