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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.
  • Be as descriptive as possible. What does the feature do? Where would it be located? Who would use it? How does this improve the overall experience of managing an events calendar in WordPress?
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  1. Add option to reorder zip and city for certain countries

    In quite a few european countries, the usual (and also "correct" in terms of what postal services expect on an envelope) way to write addresses is like this:

    Venue Name
    Street 23
    12345 City
    Country

    While the notation of street and number ("123, Park Avenue" vs. "Hauptstraße 17") isn’t an issue (since it’s only one field in the database), addresses like "Berlin, 12345 Deutschland" (instead of the correct "12345 Berlin, Deutschland" are quite disturbing.

    I am aware that src/views/modules/address.php could be customized by the user, but I would strongly suggest to add an option to reorder zip and city. This…

    117 votes
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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,…

      108 votes
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      • Upcoming Events Sidebar Widget Needs to be Clickable to Open Full Calendar

        Please make it so when people click on the top of the calendar image of the sidebar widget it opens the page with the full calendar -- or make it so I can set this up.

        Invariably I watch people new to my site try to do this. I have tried to do it. Other calendars do it. Why doesn't the Event Calendar do it. Did I just miss not setting it up right?

        Thank you.
        Carolyn

        135 votes
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        • Should have the ability to select a unique sidebar in display settings.

          Currently, you have to create a new page template, or a child theme from the existing default template to have a unique sidebar for the single event page. This seems like so much trouble for a feature that should be in the Display settings.

          3 votes
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          • Reusable Event Template

            In addition to being able to define a "ticket template" as described in another feature idea (https://tribe.uservoice.com/forums/195723-feature-ideas/suggestions/3825421-reusable-ticket-defaults-profiles-as-per-venues-a), I would suggest that this same functionality be extended to events themselves as well as tickets.

            We currently use the Advanced Content Templates plugin (https://www.advancedcontenttemplates.com) for this purpose but it is limited. For example, Advanced Content Templates can't:

            - insert the event category/categories
            - insert the event tag(s)
            - insert pre-defined a ticket(s)

            Having a templating system for events and tickets would be a real time-saver for those who hold the same or similar events multiple times.

            Thanks!

            130 votes
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            • link for "see x more events for that day,

              on the mini calendar widget add a link for more classes for that day like you do on the monthly view (when there are more than the amount you set in set-up) thanks

              3 votes
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              • Integrate with Visual Composer to gain more control of design in the event editing screen

                If adding the Events Calendar Pro to a theme bundled with Visual Composer, the visual composer module should be available in the post editing screen for more control of design.

                2 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…

                  18 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.

                    28 votes
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                    • customize color for tribe-events-list-separator-month

                      I would like to be able to customize the color for the class : tribe-events-list-separator-month

                      Being able to change the BG color/styling would be very handy indeed for a site that doesn't use white as it's BG.

                      Thanks!
                      Rob

                      120 votes
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                      • custom coloring for shortcode tribe_events_list

                        Be able to change the colors on the tribe_events_list shortcode date graphic and event title without having to use custom CSS or other coding. Or provide a support answer for this issue with the CSS required so that we can easily grab, modify and paste into our website custom CSS.

                        119 votes
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                        • Allow embedding of The Events Calendar on other websites

                          Despite this idea being raised again and again, previous threads seem to have been closed, with the answer that Loxi provides the answer. Loxi looks like an attractive product, but it is NO SUBSTITUTE for the Events Calendar. Please tell us if embedding of The Events Calendar on other websites (or even on other sites within a WP Multisite network) is on your roadmap. Because if it's not, then I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking it's time to look for another solution which will do what we need.

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                          • Map Style Custimization

                            Make it possible to style the map using code in the plugin settings

                            1 vote
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                            • Create a global on/off setting for maps

                              In the Event ---> Settings, create a on/off global switch for showing google maps for event listings and for venues

                              1 vote
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                              • Event-PDF Export

                                It would be great to have an export and download butten in the front end event view that directely generates a printable PDF out of the event.

                                1 vote
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                                • Add more features to the customizer

                                  Currently the customizer only allow for adding colors etc. it would be so useful to be able to use the customizer to change the tile/font/etc of a calendar view (month, week, etc.) without having to deal with css and code.

                                  Such a simple thing should not be so hard to implement!

                                  Thanks!

                                  135 votes
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                                  • Events categories and events dates in the permalink structure

                                    For a better SEO friendly URL structure I suggest the customization of the permalink structure including the category for the single event and maybe the date of th event too.

                                    114 votes
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                                    • Show Date (Tuesday Oct 2) as Featured Image if no featured image assigned.

                                      Is there a way to show Date as Featured image instead of grey calendar icon?

                                      1 vote
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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.

                                        5 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.

                                          3 votes
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