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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. categories for organizers & venues

    In PRO version of your plug-in need categories for organizers & venues.

    4 votes
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    • Event posts on homepage

      I want to be able to feature specific events in the main loop without displaying all events on the homepage.

      10 votes
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      • 8 votes
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        • Add category name and/or tag name(s) as information available to add to the new (lovely) single event embed shortcode

          When we embed a single event with the new shortcode (tribe_event_inline) - for which thank you - we need to display the name of the event category and, ideally, also the tag name(s).
          Any chance of adding these to the available Shortcode Variables?

          4 votes
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          • Shortcode(s) to display specific event content, meta, ticket/rsvp fields in any page or post

            I see shortcodes that allow the display of calendars and event lists, but not to display the content (description) of a specific event in a page or post.

            This might seem redundant, but at times it might be desireable to be able to include the details for as specific event in a page other than the event detail page, and have it automatically kept in sync with any changes made to the event in the calendar record.

            Other shortcodes to separately enable the display of the event meta data, map, and perhaps even the rsvp/ticket block might also provide a…

            8 votes
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            • Recurrence vs. repeating events

              Scenario: A singe event that spans several days at the same time. For example a 3-day seminar or class that is 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on all three days.

              As it stands now, when you setup the recurrence pattern, on the calendar it looks like three separate events on separate dates. I would be nice to see it span the dates. More so, if you set a price, on the surface it looks like the price is 'X' amount for each day and not for the entire event.

              I have seen this functionality in other premium event calendars.

              71 votes
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              • Date Picker for Recurring Events as an option

                I am part of a nationwide franchise that has a co-op website for public events. There's a feature that we on on THAT calendar that is INCREDIBLE for recurring events as well as being very flexible for custom date rules.

                We can, much like this one, select various rules such as every 1st Wednesday of the month, or every other Tuesday, etc.

                However, when we edit an event, date picker calendars will pop up with every day/date the event is scheduled for. We can simply click on a date to remove ONE or MORE of the current scheduled events, AND…

                14 votes
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                • Photo view with 2 columns instead of 3

                  a suggestion from our side is to have more flexibility in the photo look of the events. Right now it creates 3 columns when using the standard page template. The columns are very narrow and we would prefer to have 2 columns. It fits better when using the Divi theme Extra.

                  8 votes
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                  • Add the ability to 'Filter By Author'

                    I use the "advanced post manager' plug-in and would like the ability to 'filter by author'. I want to be able to filter my events by author. I can't always use 'filter by Organizer'

                    I would like to be able to select 'Author' as one of the active filters so that I can filter by events by the author that created the event.

                    1 vote
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                    • Wordpress REST api

                      Have the events accessible via the REST api

                      31 votes
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                        We are excited to announce that the REST API is now fully supported.

                        You can read the release notes at https://theeventscalendar.com/release-events-calendar-full-rest-support/.

                        We also published a helpful guide: Introduction to The Events Calendar REST API https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/introduction-events-calendar-rest-api/ .

                        We’re excited to provide this functionality for you.

                        Cheers!
                        - The Modern Tribe Support Team

                      • Have a rolling calendar view?

                        One where the rows of weeks continually shift upwards, so that you always see the next four weeks or so in advance?

                        If a visitor happens to visit the page on the last day or two of the month, they’ll see a lot of greyed-out squares and an apparent lack of events; they’d have to click the tiny arrows beside the month to turn the page.. The current list of upcoming events underneath only seems to show those in the month currently being viewed, so a rolling calendar would ensure students see all upcoming events, even later in the month.

                        19 votes
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                        • Event on 2 weeks without weekdays

                          We should be able to create a single basic event spanning on multiple weeks that should not appear as running on specific days of the week. For example, you have a training class that runs from tuesday of week#1 to tuesday of week#2. It is one event with the same trainees for the whole class, so it is at no point a recurrent event. To implement that basically, there should be checkboxes for each day of the week to specify which days of the week the event does not run in the duration of the event, for exemple, saturday and…

                          5 votes
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                          • Make it easier to edit calendar appearance

                            Custom css files, and editing php files, etc is a pain in the ass, especially after spending $90.00! Hell, that is more than I paid for my premium theme.

                            11 votes
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                            • Automatically advance end date/time

                              Whenever the start date/time is initially set (or subsequently modified), automatically advance the end date/time using a predetermined offset (e.g., 60 minutes). The offset would be configurable (e.g., via settings). An offset of zero would set the end date/time to the same value as the start/date time. Any negative value (e.g., -1) for the offset would disable the automatic advance (i.e., how it works now without this suggestion).

                              3 votes
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                              • Advanced List Widget: [tribe_events_list] to allow category=Yes and Tags=yes

                                We use the [tribe_events_list] both for individual categories event listings and also the combined list of events. For the latter it would be great to be able to display the category name.
                                It doesn't seem that you can currently add either the category or the tags as extra information to the view for this shortcode?

                                2 votes
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                                • Add a Word Limiter that prevents posting events that are too long.

                                  We love this plug-in! We use it so community members can post events to our television calendar. We need the events posted to stay under a specific word limit to ensure it can all fit on one 'slide'. We would like a pop up or something that warns people they are over the limit, and will not let them submit. I have searched through the support forums, but have not found a solution yet.

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                                  • Add automated event survey

                                    The ability to send out an automated post-event email with a link to a survey to collect attendee feedback would be HUGE.

                                    At least part of this is already done in the form of the "Follow-Up Emails" extension to WooCommerce. What needs to be implemented in addition to this is the ability to link to a survey where the URL includes an event identifier (event title, ticket name, etc.). Potentially, this could be the event post ID which would then allow the generation of a report of all the survey responses for that specific event.

                                    Having the ability to have…

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Past Events Widget

                                      It would be awesome to have a Past Events widget to show previous events. My business uses the ECP to show all of our tournaments, and people always want to see the results, which are embedded on each event page. A widget to automatically show the previous (1-20) events would save sooooo much time! Thanks for your consideration!

                                      76 votes
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                                        This is a great idea and we really appreciate you sharing it. It is very possibly something we could build as an extension or an enhancement we could include in of our feature updates. We will continue keeping an eye on this, and slot it as soon as we can amongst our hundreds of other great feature ideas.

                                        Cheers!
                                        - The Modern Tribe Support Team

                                      • Add event cancellation flag and display canceled events on calendar

                                        We have events (events where attendees come to volunteer) that get canceled from time-to-time and we do not want to remove them completely from the calendar so that volunteers who may be planning to attend can easily see it is canceled vs. just gone completely. Right now we edit the title and put "CANCELED" at the beginning. I would rather see a cancellation flag in the event and the calendar shows a line through the event, the word "CANCELED" is automatically added to the title, etc. (perhaps allow users to choose from 2-3 display options in setup for an event…

                                        21 votes
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                                        • Google Rich Cards Support?

                                          Google is now going to be having Rich Cards, the evolution of rich snippets. It would be great to be an early adopter and have this support. There is going to be a sitemap feature to these as well with webmaster tools preview.

                                          Note: right not its only for recipes and movies, but im sure they'll be rolling more out.

                                          20 votes
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