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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 songkick or bandsintown integration

    I would like to be able to create a calendar of live music in my city using your events aggregator feature

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    • Add names/aliases to imports

      iCalendar imports don't have the ability to be named, which makes working with them confusing – I have a whole bunch of imports called "calendar", and I don't know which is which.

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      • Allow imports from Ticketmaster

        Would be nice to be able to import events from Ticketmaster (using their Discovery API?)

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        • Add more frequency options to Event Aggregator automatic imports

          Right now, the automatic import frequency options in Event Aggregator go from hourly to daily with no options in between. Those are hugely different for how up to date the calendar would be. I'd like either a few options in between (ie every two hours, every three hours, every six hours) or the ability to manually choose the frequency.

          8 votes
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          • Notifications for Pending Imported Events

            When a new import has been made and the event is set to "waiting for approval" an e-mail is sent to one or more (pre defined by admin) addresses with a message saying "you have new events to approve".

            23 votes
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            • Merge locations

              OMG I love Event Aggregator. But now that it's importing from third party calendars (Facebook and Google Calendars etc) the locations section is a mess of duplicate locations. I don't know the correct terminology, but could there be a system which allows locations to be merged, and it learns the terminology (so it knows that "the flying nun" and "flying nun" are the same location). Thanks!!!

              21 votes
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                • API to create new scheduled imports

                  Provide an API for creating new scheduled imports to be executed in Event Aggregator. We need to import thousands of automated import sources to aggregate from on various schedules. An API should enable us to extend the plugin to allow importing these scheduled imports from an external data source. We would like the ability to provide all the information required for creating a scheduled import in a single object or array.

                  3 votes
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                  • Include [View-Event] link in notification of newly imported event

                    When a new event is imported a notification is given which includes a link to any new venue or new organizer. However the new event itself is not linked.

                    The new event listing is likely to be the view that one is most likely to want to look at to see if it has rendered correctly, or to edit some personal content to the event.

                    It could be a simple fix to add [View your event listing] to the notification.

                    This is what is currently shown:

                    Import complete!
                    1 new event was imported. 1 new image was imported.
                    1 new…

                    4 votes
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                    • Ability to prepend/append text to event title

                      When importing events from multiple sources it would be nice to have the ability to prepend/append some text to indicate the event source and differentiate it from other imported events.

                      For example, if an import feed came from "Event Organizer A", I might want to prepend "Event Organizer A--" to the event title such that the imported title appeared as "Event Organizer A--Event Title".

                      Seems like this shouldn't be too difficult to implement and would be quite handy.

                      7 votes
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                      • Add ability to import multiple iCal files simultaneously

                        Currently in Event Aggregator, the iCal import is a one-by-one process. Select an iCal file, import it. Select next iCal file, import it. Etc.

                        If I could select and upload multiple iCal files at once and process them simultaneously it would make a tedious process much quicker.

                        Also, if you could auto-delete the iCal files from the WP Media section it would be appreciated. These files are not likely to be used as content as any page/post. Better yet, would be to upload them in some other fashion so they don't end up in the WP Media section at all.

                        3 votes
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                          needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow import from Wild Apricot

                          We import events for a couple of organizations that are using Wild Apricot (https://www.wildapricot.com). Since Wild Apricot isn't support by EA, we import the events via ics file.

                          If EA supported automated event import for Wild Apricot it would certainly make updating events much easier.

                          Thanks!

                          2 votes
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                          • Mark import as featured

                            It would be great if imports could be marked as featured so that all events from that source get featured tag rather than having to go in and manually mark them.

                            12 votes
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                            • suppress category import in Event Aggregator

                              When importing events, the assigned category often comes with it. I believe this is other wordpress sites. I would like a way to suppress importing other calendar's categories. Just makes a mess and then I have to delete the category.

                              5 votes
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                              • Adding multiple categories & tags

                                Now we can pick one category when using the aggregator, but in our calendar it's possible that a certain event belongs in more categories.
                                This means I still have to do this manually to complete the event. Also I miss the option to activate tags. For this the same as with the categories it's handy when we could fill out more then one tag.

                                43 votes
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                                • Import from Openagenda.com

                                  Should be great to integrate Openagenda.com agenda directly in The Event Calendar

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                                  • Add "Frequency" to bulk actions for scheduled imports

                                    The ability to select multiple scheduled imports and switch the frequency (daily, hourly, weekly, etc) would be great. I often need to update several imports at a time depending on seasons and going one-by-one is rather tedious.

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                                    • Option to remove events not present in a reimported iCal feed

                                      This option would allow for events that get deleted from an iCal feed to be automatically deleted from The Events Calendar as well. So if you are importing an .ics calendar from a different site, such as Google Calendar or Outlook 365, and you delete the event there it will be deleted from the The Events Calendar on the next import.

                                      The iCal format is dedicated to event creation, and does not contain any data on events that have been deleted. However, with this option checked the iCal Importer could assume that any event no longer present in a given…

                                      59 votes
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                                      • Set the publishing date for imported events

                                        I like to include some events in my main feed.

                                        If for example I import the fixtures for a sports season that overwhelms the main feed and fills it with events - rather than todays features and stories.

                                        We can chose where imported events end up: publish, draft, etc. Why can we not set the publish date as well?

                                        Either chose a publishing date when performing the import - today or a date in the past (or future).
                                        Or allow the publishing date to be edited in the bulk in draft mode - rather than have to open each event…

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                                        • Set default venue

                                          We have multiple feeds being imported
                                          Most of them have the same venue all the time, some are online webinars, and have no location. So we have to go back and fix those all the time.
                                          Is it possible to have an additional field in import settings, that will allow you to select a default venue/location per imported feed?

                                          Thank you

                                          6 votes
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