Optimize / clean up event submit form by removing selectable options
A switch in the settings to hide or turn off the follwowing fields in the event submit form would be useful:
d) Timezone (not necessary if there are only events of one country/region)
e) Recurring events (not every calendar needs them)
Andrew Kapral commented
We have a client that does not like that users are able to upload images as it is crowding their media folder and server overall.
Is there an option to remove the image upload option, either currently or scheduled for a future maintenance release?
Make all fields optional -- tags if we don't use tags, event categories if we aren't using event categories.
Btw, we would use tags if they could be assigned to feeds. But as is, they are not much use as they are incomplete (i.e. all events imported in are tagless and so do not appear in filter.)
Oliver Heinrich commented
Thanks for changing the form (nearly) as expected. I guess you can close this idea now as finished
I have had issues with the unaccountable generation of multiple recurrences for events that were intended to be single events. We never have recurring events. I'd therefore like an option to disable the recurring events feature to avoid these issues
Lou King commented
Interesting. I did do that and they gave me some code to handle that, but suggested I add the suggestion for feature which can be used by non-programmer here. See https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/noob-questions-field-visibility-categories-security/#post-1300743
Lou King commented
We have many internal categories and some custom fields which are not appropriate for the general population.
I suggest allowing the admin to pick / choose which categories and custom fields are displayed for community events add view
I love that there is an option to vote and show support, but I'm a bit disappointed that it is appearing that this drives the change for this awesome product. There are THOUSANDS of users, and sometimes these only get 50 votes.. that's barely a blip on the radar. I can assure you that most of us have many other things going on that keep us from cruising these suggestion sites looking to vote. Wouldn't it make sense for developers to look at these ideas from a common sense standpoint instead of a voting system? How many users don't even visit this forum or site, or even really know this area exists?
Perhaps it would be a good idea to have a normal news letter with a list of these ideas and mail them out to gain attention in the community and see if there really is more unknown support out there for these items? Some great stuff in here just waiting to be implemented by your team. ;)
I would like to limit 1-3 publicly viewable event categories for organizers to select from and to never have the ability to create their own. The admin would still have control to create as many as they want. This is a big deal.
I second this one for sure. If what you're asking for is what I think it is... this is a big deal. Too many people can add categories and now my list has gone from what *I* wanted it to be, of no more than 10, and now I've got 50 because people create categories like has tags. I'd like to be able to hide or disallow categories. Perhaps have a set for public and an "extended" set of categories that only the admins can have. My calendar is getting messy.
Bryan Brand commented
By blocking a category for some organizers or anonymous submitter we would still have the possibility to create exclusive calendars which will only show the events created by the admin.
I would love to see that as an option.