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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. Test all features and views for speed and viewability against a LARGE event set

    This is not so much a feature request but a product testing request. There are a number of ways that I love TEC, but the performance and some of the views do not seem optimized for a site with many events.

    As the best example, the week the view, which would be extremely useful compared to the month view for loading speed, is just absolutely unviewable with more than a couple events per day. My clients have 5-8 events per day, and it's impossible to see any of them due to how they overlap. It would be vastly preferable to…

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    • Add true Subscribe Functionality for iCal & Google

      Downloading an iCal file is NOT THE SAME as a true subscribe to calendar function where users calendars are updated automatically with new events, changes to events and so forth. It's a total disappointment to find out that the other suggestion was closed when it the suggested feature was clearly not implemented. Having a static download is actually worse because users think they've subscribed and never get updates and have no reason to believe that they aren't getting the latest info.

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        This snippet changes the “iCal Export” buttons to be webcal:// links, which suggests to calendar applications that they should subscribe instead of downloading the .ics file.

        It requires The Events Calendar version 4.6.5 or newer.

        https://gist.github.com/cliffordp/be034504a2c530495b7d58e704352069

        Please reference https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/implementing-custom-code-snippets/ for how to implement custom code snippets and let us know how this works for you.

      • allow user to save/star events

        Allow users to save, star or favourite events. So they can plan which events they would like to attend. This would be a huge value-add to the end user where there are a lot of events to choose from and they may want to attend a few.

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        • Speed up TEC and improve scalability by migrating to custom database tables.

          ModernTribe should seriously consider migrating its CPTs (events, venues, and organizers) to a custom database table.

          The clear benefit is scalability. A custom database table would get ride of all the extra metadata rows that currently impact ever query on the site, TEC-specific or not.

          To test the idea:
          I created a fresh install with 15 events, 3 venues and 2 organizers. A basic WP_Query was .387ms
          Then, on a fresh install I duplicated the base structure for each CPT using Pod's Advanced Content Types (https://pods.io/docs/learn/what-are-advanced-content-types/), created the identical events, venues, and organizes, and the database query dropped…

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          • Linking calendar event title to another page in the site, bypassing the event page

            In my situation I dont really need the Event page at all.. I'm looking to be able click on the event title in the calendar and have it go directly to a page on the site.

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            • have an option for setting defaults for the meta fields. Such as defaulting to "All Day Event"

              It would be great if the Event Settings included options to set defaults. I'd love to be able to default new events to ALL DAY, rather than having to check that box every time.

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              • Calendar Widget

                Can you make the details of the events show on the main page when they click the specific event date on the widget?

                Listing all the events on the main page and when they click the date on the widget it will show the complete information of the event.

                I do not want the whole calendar on the main page, instead just do a listing, and then when someone clicks the date on the widget, it will show the details.

                I have you understand what I'm trying to explain.

                Thanks

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                • Update the Countdown SHORTCODE to include next event functionality

                  The Events Calendar is a great plugin and very useful for a lot of situations. My one major suggestion so far is as follows:

                  It would be very helpful to add the "countdown to next event" functionality to the Countdown shortcode. The widget doesn't always fit into a sites design and having to update the current shortcode every time an event passes is quite cumbersome.

                  The shortcode can be styled using css to greater effect in some cases.

                  There was a functions.php code addition that someone added in the support forums for this in 2016 but it tends to break…

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                  • Featured Image for Calendar Share

                    Featured Image for Calendar Share

                    If you want to share your calendar on Social Media (like LinkedIn or Facebook) those sites will automatically pick up an image to display whether you like it or not.

                    At the moment there is no way to control that image in the Calendar settings. By default Facebook or Linkedin will just pick up the first available image from your website which in most cases, will have nothing to do with your Events Calendar.

                    All Tribe need to do is add the option in settings to upload an image you want to display when you…

                    4 votes
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                    • Add icons to the monthly view display

                      When viewing in monthly view, the calendar displays icons attributed to particular events

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                      • pdf

                        Allow file upload for pdf in events.
                        Allow download of files for PDF files. Events often have pdf descriptions or "paper" entries. It would be nice to add this pdf (opening new window) in the administration of the event.

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                        • allow entire months to be selected in non-month views

                          When clicking the date Selector in either Map or List, I can’t seem to select an entire month. When clicking the desired Month, it will not update the date field until an individual date is selected. The ability to select an entire month’s worth of events in either view would be be preferable to my visitors.

                          Is there anything that can be done about these items?

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                          • Add option to list venues in the infobox

                            we would love to be able to list venues in the infobox on the maps. just add that to the data array maybe?

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                            • Option for "all day" events placement in one day page

                              Please add an option to put "All day" event at top or bottom in One Day page.

                              There are events that starts at a specified hour, but actually they are always put after "One day" events

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                              • Shortcode to display all Event Categories used

                                I would love to see a shortcode that scrobbles all event categories used (with filter parameters built in, of course) in much the same way that Wordpress can scrobble all post categories by default in a sidebar widget. Also, some kind of automated Javascript that gives you the option (maybe in the settings or back-end) to specify which pages you'd like to display the event category widget on (i.e. all event-related pages, everything under /event and /events) would be awesome.

                                I could definitely see the utility of this feature in other applications besides just a sidebar event categories widget, but…

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                                • Extend the REST API endpoint /events to filter events by categories

                                  The Swagger documation of the events calender REST API mentions the parameter categories. But if this parameter is set in requests the API repsonds with HTTP ERROR 400.
                                  I suggest to extend the API to correspond with the swagger documentation.

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                                  • ADD DEV.CC TO TLDS RECOGNIZED AS DEV SITES

                                    I use DesktopServer as my dev environment. ServerPress now uses "dev.cc" as their default TLD. Please add “.dev.cc” to the list of TLDs recognized by your licensing system so that I don't have to continually move the license around

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                                    • Seperate event tagging and event entries from posts PLEASE - BIG HEADACHE!

                                      I have a right sidebar for my blog archives and they are showing on my events tag pages. Calendar events/tags should be there own entity, period. I dont have to add a bunch of word arounds to not have the two intgermingle.

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                                      • customize shortcode colors

                                        I used the WP customizer to style the default event page, but those settings don’t carry over when using shortcodes on other website pages. Without being able to set the style (primarily the bg colors for tables, title colors, cal info text etc) for the various calendar instances when using shortcodes, I'm unable to use them at all since they don't match the branding of my client site (currently using Avada theme) and are thus difficult to read by default. The purpose of me using a premium plug-in like this is to avoid having to customize theme files and stylesheets,…

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                                        • Allow x Number of Upcoming Recurring Events to Display

                                          It would be great to be able to show more than just only one upcoming event in a recurring series. Ideally this would be per recurring event series so you could customize it different for different recurring events. This would be helpful in situations where one recurring event dominates the calendar for the next few weeks, but you still want to be able to show more than just one.

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