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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 more filters to shortcode [tribe_events]

    Add more filters and options to the [tribe_events] shortcode so that it can be customized more.

    97 votes
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    • Option to change Google Maps to other Maps provider

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

      42 votes
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      • Separate data away from wordpress post meta database tables into independent tables

        A giant way to speed up the performance of events calendar plugin: store the data in dedicated database tables instead of wordpress' post meta.

        Woocommerce just did this and I think all plugin developers who potentially have a lot of data to store should, too:
        https://wptavern.com/woocommerce-custom-product-tables-plugin-now-in-beta-boasts-30-faster-page-loads

        They’re claiming a 30% boost but I ran some tests after migrating test data on a development site with your plugins and I easily got even better performance increase benchmarks! This is a really good idea that you guys would greatly benefit from implementing because the more events that are stored using the current…

        8 votes
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        • Add "location" to Venue in Events Calendar

          SEO wise, the Events Calendar prevents rich card feature from google. It's just missing a value for "location" under venue. Unfortunately, there is no "location" field, just Venue.

          2 votes
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          • Allow save custom recurrence rule set and apply to new event

            I'd like to be able to create a set of recurrence rules, with both regular occurrences and exclusions - and then save them as a custom named ruleset that I can apply to another event.

            We have many events that run on a regular basis outside of school term-times. We can manually exclude the dates that fall within school holidays, but it would be a massive timesaver to only have to do this once and save it as for example "school holidays 2018" so that we can apply this custom set of rules to any other event. This has broader…

            2 votes
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            • Meet accessibility criteria

              The following accessibility issues have been identified:

              Color
              – Link text – green link text on white background provides insufficient contrast (NOTE: this issue is caused by the theme rather than the plugin per se) (Hemingway theme).
              – On the “Welcome” page, on the video, the headings lack sufficient color contrast (blue text on black).
              – On the “Add New Event” page, in the “Date & Time” section, the hint appears to lack sufficient color contrast (light gray on white).
              – On the “Tags” page, the “Add New Tag” button seems to provide insufficient color contrast (white text on blue). …

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              • Resize pictures automatically and speed up pages

                The events calendar has options to show events in widgets and in the calendar. There it always uses the standard wordpress pictures and does not resize them. This is a problem for users, as they have to load a lot of data. It also reduces the page rank at Google.
                Therefore I want the plugin to resize the images automatically to save data and rank better in Google.

                3 votes
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                • Satellite view for Google maps

                  Allow the map view to be set as either satellite or road map, instead of defaulting to road map.

                  2 votes
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                  • 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.

                    9 votes
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                    • Ensure content in ajax requests can be json encoded before json encoding.

                      In version 4.6.20.1 of The Events Calendar, ajax data is not sanitized for non-UTF-8 content prior to json encoding, allowing the request to silently fail.

                      The list class (the-events-calendar/src/Tribe/Template/List.php) has an apply_filters call, but does not capture the return variable, preventing us from solving this ourselves.

                      Ensure the content can be json_encoded:
                      $response['html'] = mb_convert_encoding($response['html'], 'UTF-8');

                      Or correct the apply filters call:
                      $response = apply_filters( 'tribe_events_ajax_response', $response );

                      1 vote
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                      • Event statistics report

                        Our organization would like an easy way to compile event statistics for a specific time period (calendar year, for example). TEC doesn't include any such reporting functionality and I'm not aware of any 3rd party solutions to this other than using an SQL tool.

                        Data that we would be interested in includes:

                        * number of events in the time period
                        * number of tickets sold in the time period
                        * total revenue for the time period

                        Thanks!

                        11 votes
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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.

                          3 votes
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                          • Add featured images to month view

                            Would it be possible for this to become an option in settings instead of having to manually add code?

                            https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/adding-featured-images-to-month-view/

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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.

                              56 votes
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                                We are planning to add this functionality when we have some open development resources to complete it. Thank you all for your patience!

                                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.

                              • Add unique classes to each month title in span.tribe-events-list-separator-month

                                I’m using JS to add the name of the month as a class to the span.tribe-events-list-separator-month

                                The goal is to use custom graphics for the month headings instead of text. The JS I’m using is not very foolproof, and only fires when the page is finished loading. I had to hide the “next/prev events” buttons, because they reload the page with ajax, so my JS doesn’t get triggered, and the month headings then “disappear”.

                                If that span had a class with the month name or month number in it already, I wouldn’t need the JS, and it would work perfectly.

                                1 vote
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                                • Improve Photo View layout

                                  A major frustration when using Photo View is that if an event is slightly larger than the others it can throw out how the events are displayed on the page and rather than having dates in order, left to right across the page, they display out of order so that some rows are from left to right and other rows are from right to left. This is my favourite view but is counter intuitive for visitors to the site who expect their to be a natural order for viewing the events.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • 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. :)

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Add featured image to Events widget

                                      We have the ability to choose lots of different data to display or hide... all except image. I really want to show my next three events with images and details below instead of the clunky calendar graphic with the date. it just doesn't look good.

                                      14 votes
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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…

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Bring an Android & iOS app for adding Events directly to website.

                                          Greetings,
                                          I am writing this to give you a suggestion to develop an Android and iOS app for your Event Plugin. I am a freelancer an often use this plugin for my clients as I love it. Unfortunately, Many Clients do not want to login to their dashboard to add an event. They often say if there is any way to add events from mobile phone or if they can add an event on Google Calendar, it should be added on Website Events page too on auto. So I face such feedback. Today I thought to give you a suggestion…

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