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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. 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.

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      ticketed for consideration  ·  61 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  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…

      53 votes
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      • Create a TBA/TBD or No Date Event

        It would be great to be able to create an event with no date or have the date/time display as TBA (To Be Announced) or TBD (To Be Determined).

        213 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.

          277 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.

            72 votes
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              ticketed for consideration  ·  22 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  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…

              150 votes
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                43 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Option to change Google Maps to other Maps provider

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

                67 votes
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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.

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  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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                        0 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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!

                        22 votes
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                          ticketed for consideration  ·  13 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  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.

                          6 votes
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                          • Allow orderby / order to be passed to Rest API endpoints

                            Allow user the ability to pass through orderby / order via query to the Rest API endpoints.

                            E.g.
                            /wp-json/tribe/events/v1/events?order=desc
                            /wp-json/tribe/events/v1/events?orderby=id
                            /wp-json/tribe/events/v1/events?orderby=start_date&order=desc

                            4 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Events API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make 'Categories' available via the REST Api

                              A simple list of all of the event categories in a separate url would be extremely handy!

                              Exactly like the current wp-json/wp/v2/categories

                              Thanks

                              8 votes
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                                ticketed for consideration  ·  0 comments  ·  Events API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • +Export Events button on category page to export category events only

                                At the moment, the +Export Events button on a category page adds every single event (on the whole calendar) to your diary (which is a disaster). Would be great if the +Export Events button on category pages only exported the events listed in that category.

                                1 vote
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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…

                                  70 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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!

                                    34 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.

                                      29 votes
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                                        7 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Force a Run Import on several selected Scheduled Imports

                                        Just like you can select several plugins to update, I would like to select several "Scheduled Imports" and force a "Run Import" on all of them at once. Since I'm often getting that red circle error saying last time of import is unknown, this would be a nice way to make sure the import has been run. And it would just be a useful option in general.

                                        7 votes
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                                          ticketed for consideration  ·  1 comment  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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?

                                          3 votes
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