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Hey there and welcome to our feature request forum for The Events Calendar, Event Tickets and all of the premium plugins we develop provide on TheEventsCalendar.com!

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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  • Look to see if someone else has suggested the same idea, or something very similar. Many ideas are being submitted and it’s very possible that another request already exists. In that case, add your vote to the existing request.
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  1. Add a shortcode to display "My Events" on other pages

    I have a user dashboard for other (unrelated) items. It would be great to be able to add the users event list to this page via a shortcode.

    10 votes
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    • Multiple ticket prices for an event

      Permit multiple ticket prices for a single event: For instance:
      Regular Admission, Premium Seating, Senior (or Student Discount), Members (or Kids under 12) free.

      4 votes
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      • PreSale Tickets Discount

        Add the option to sell tickets for a event prior of the day of occurance only. Giving the option to sell these tickets cheaper than buying them on the day of the event. Or giving incentive making tickets cheaper one week before the event etc.

        5 votes
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        • Managing attendees and order information from admin

          As an admin, I need to manage attendees of an event. For example I may need to remove an attendee, or edit the contact information of an attendee, I may also need to add an attendee to an event.

          For example a company buys 4 tickets to an event, but later on finds out that one employee could not make it, the company then calls and ask admin to remove a ticket.

          20 votes
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          • GDPR: Include ticket field data in WP personal data export

            With GDPR taking effect tomorrow, we need a way to include provided data from ticket fields in the WordPress core personal data export.

            https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/privacy/adding-the-personal-data-exporter-to-your-plugin/

            In addition to this, we would also need a way to erase said private info on request.

            https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/privacy/adding-the-personal-data-eraser-to-your-plugin/

            More on the matter can be read here : https://make.wordpress.org/core/2018/05/17/4-9-6-update-guide/

            1 vote
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            • Better import scheduling control

              I have 300+ subscriptions updating weekly... I need to spread them out over the week, and over the day, so that I don't get too many new events all at once. Having to open each one separately is far too tedious. I would also only want updates to happen within certain hours (ie: 7am -7pm, M-F) so that notifications aren't going out in the middle of the night. A *magic* button that automatically spread them out over the specified window would be fantastic.

              2 votes
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              • Let see visitors the poeple already pointed to the event

                Let see visitors the poeple already pointed to the event

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                • Custom Map Marker

                  Support the Customization of the Map Markers with a individual image or the Event Featured Image.

                  21 votes
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                  • Simple(r) checkout with PayPal & Stripe, without Woo

                    Installing/maintaining/styling/troubleshooting WooCommerce seems like overkill for many applications and seems like a common criticism of Event Tickets Plus. The plugin's existing functionality (configuring & selecting multiple ticket levels and quantities) seems perfect for handing off to simpler checkout processes than Woo - namely Stripe's excellent Checkout or the ever-popular PayPal. Seems like an easy win for simpler applications.

                    4 votes
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                    • Required privacy policy or terms checkbox for tickets

                      Privacy policies are required by EU law for anyone collecting personal information. This should show up automatically as a link or something on the event page. And everyone who RSVP's or buys tickets for an event should have to tick a box where they accept the privacy policy.

                      38 votes
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                      • add a default to filter in one category for calendar then give users the option to filer more in

                        We have so many events on the calendar that visually it is too much with all of them on there. I would like a default setting that brings up just featured events first and then the user would "add in" more events to the calendar based of of the categories the user chooses to add.

                        2 votes
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                        • Full events notitification on the calendar

                          We're just starting to use Events Calendar at my organization and they would like if we could see whether or not an event is full on the calendar. Whether its by some sort of notification or the word full appearing nest to it

                          2 votes
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                          • Improve the Events Aggregators "built-in REST API" to allow create/delete/update of events from a JSON feed

                            Improve the Events Aggregators "built-in REST API" to allow create/delete/update of events from a JSON feed that is NOT ECP.

                            5 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Events API  ·  Admin →
                            • Add the option to allow the user to download the event ticket.

                              Hey, I've been using your plugins for over a year now and the consistent problem of ticket emails not sending can be solved if the option to download the ticket as a pdf was made available. This would reduce the amount of emails about not receiving tickets, the user can log into their account and see the tab My Events with the tickets ready to download and resend as an email.

                              I know I'm not alone who is still suffering the emails so this would be a really cool addition.

                              Vote it up!!!!

                              57 votes
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                                Thank you all for your feedback. This feature has now been released as part of a free downloadable extension (miniature plugin). You can find the extension here: Add a “View Tickets” link for viewing, printing, and downloading tickets.

                                This has been something we have wanted to implement for a long time, due to y’alls feedback. As the tickets themselves are a customizable HTML template, it is necessary to implement an HTML to PDF converter. Unfortunately, converting between these formats is a difficult task and is not an exact science. Further, it takes many megabytes of code to make it happen. We would not want to include all that bloat in our core plugin, when most users do not need this feature. This conversion is also very demanding of your server, and might require a more powerful server than the rest of Event Tickets.

                                It is for these reasons that…

                              • embed events on other websites

                                Hey, would it be possible to make the events embeddable on other sites? Like in Eventbrite where you can embed the ticket form, can you add this option?

                                2 votes
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                                • Start date picker week according to WordPress setting

                                  For users whose week does not start on Sunday, change the date picking calendar to display according to the WordPress "day of the week starts on" setting, so that less mistakes are made in scheduling events.

                                  Suggestion based on this thread: https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/datepicker-in-backend-still-starts-week-on-sunday-instead-of-monday/

                                  11 votes
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                                  • Custom Ticket Sorting in the Ticket Order Form

                                    As a site admin, I would like to define the order in which tickets are displayed on the front end of the ticket order form.

                                    There is a way to organize tickets using a function:
                                    https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/changing-the-order-of-tickets/

                                    However, the options provided are limited only to ordering tickets by price and by alphabetical order.

                                    Perhaps a drag-and-drop interface in the back-end editor or a numeric field next to each ticket would be alternatives for allowing site admins control to arrange tickets in the order they would prefer.

                                    23 votes
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                                    • Change ticket purchase form position on individual events

                                      I know that I can change the position of the ticket purchase form globally via Events > Settings > Tickets > Location of Tickets form. For a site with a majority of impulse-purchase events that are low cost, it is a good idea to put the ticket form at the top so people can click it and buy immediately.

                                      But there are times, for a few expensive events, when it is better to place the ticket purchase form at the end of the "long sell" so people don't get sticker shock at the top of the event page and click…

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Sort Events by distance

                                        A really useful feature that is missing is the possibility to sort the events by distance.
                                        After performing a search, an user would normally expects to see the events displayed by distance (and then by date) so that the closest event is listed as first item in the list and so on...

                                        It just makes no sense to have a random list when you can search by address...

                                        30 votes
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                                        • Feature event thumbnail link

                                          Hi,

                                          first of all The Events Calendar is really great plugin.

                                          I am using for all events the function Feature Event to show the thumbnail picture in the widget area. Right now I can go the event detail only if I click on the Event name. What I need is to have link also on the thumbnail picture. Especialy on mobile users try to click on picture but there is no link.

                                          Can you please add this feature?

                                          2 votes
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