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  1. 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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    • Add an option to only show next occurrence of recurring event in 'Upcoming Events' widget

      The main reason I upgraded to the PRO version of The Events Calendar was to take advantage of the recurring events feature, however after setting this up the 'Upcoming Events' sidebar widget has now become useless as it simply displays the same event over and over because several of the occurrences are before the next independent event.

      I would like to see the option to only show the next instance of a recurring event in the widget's list.

      8 votes
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        I imagine, with enough votes, we might be able to implement one or all of the following:
        - a widget checkbox option like: “don’t show other occurrences within the same recurrence series as a related event within this widget”
        - a checkbox in the general settings that does this globally
        - a checkbox in the recurrence settings (so as to not be available to non-recurring single events) that does this per series – for controlling display on the single event view’s related events

      • Create a Past Events section in the admin

        Having all of the past events appear in the admin Events list is really problematic. You either have to constantly delete old events or sort by Start Date so all the old events are at the bottom. Its not very usable.

        I would suggest that you only have upcoming events show in the main admin Events list. Then add a new subpage to the Events admin section that says Past Events. This page would be a list of all of past events. Once an event date has passed, then it automatically gets moved to the Past Events subpage.

        This is…

        5 votes
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        • include WP post_meta fields in keyword search

          Right now, The Events Calendar keyword search searches the Title, Post Body, and Post Excerpt.
          I suggest that you add the option to include selected WP post-meta fields (custom fields) to the keyword search.

          This would be extremely helpful, as a number of sites include various page information in custom post_meta fields. I would suggest it not search post_meta by default, but include the option to select which post_meta fields are included in the keyword search.

          7 votes
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          • Bulk edit > Add more events fields like Organizer and Venues to bulk editor

            When selecting multiple events you can bulk edit category/status/author. Desperately need the ability to change organizer and venue en masse instead of 1x1, especially since we have 100s of events.

            When importing with FB vs. EventBrite some venues and organizers have slight variations in names ("The Place" vs "Place") which creates multiple duplicate venues and organizers that all have the same name.

            If not a way to bulk edit event venue and organizer, then a way to merge duplicates would work.

            7 votes
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            • Allow event descriptions appearing in the main blog loop to be stickied

              More or less as in the title. In order to promote a specific event, it would be useful to have the description that appears in the main blog loop stickied in the same manner that an ordinary post might be.

              4 votes
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              • Category Pages > set featured image

                Add the ability to upload a featured image to event categories and display it on the category page.

                8 votes
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                • Community Events > Only show My Organizers or Venues

                  It would be great if the Organizer could be a registered user with certain role attribute for that user. For example is a user is an author a drop down list of all the users (who are authors) could be linked as the organizer for an event(s).
                  This feature could also be very useful in the community events form. The logged in user should be the default organizer. The Admin can determine whether this can be changed or not depending on restrictions that the admin can set.
                  Would love to see this feature!

                  46 votes
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                  • Customizable permalink structure for individual events

                    Allow customization of the permalink structure of individual events. It would be awesome to have the ability to enable permalinks that mirror those used by other posts within Wordpress. For example, the ability to have a URL such as http://www.website.com/events/2016/06/08/event-title/. This would be a big help in avoiding conflicting URLs for repeating events.

                    9 votes
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                    • Create options for vertical AND horizontal list views in Upcoming Events

                      Currently there is only an option to view Upcoming Events in a vertical list. Can you please also add the option to display those horizontally?

                      7 votes
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                      • Filter events by date range / day on single venue / organiser pages

                        It would be nice to be able to filter the events in a single venue by date.
                        Consider in the case of a trade show / festival / university model which may have multiple stages / theatres with multiple events occurring over several days. It would be good to display these both in a page and in a widget.

                        4 votes
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                        • Make Sticky Work in List View

                          Make Sticky Work in List view to give the ability to feature an event.

                          19 votes
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                          • Allow multi-day event exclusion for dates.

                            I would love to see you allow multi-day events to allow exclusion for dates. For example a 5 day training that starts on Wednesday and ends Tuesday, excludes weekend days. You could do this the same way you exclude dates in a reoccurring event now.

                            10 votes
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                            • shortcode embed with customised template ability similar to event rocket

                              I would love to see a shortcode event embed implementation similar to event rocket.
                              ie
                              [event_embed category="gala" limit="1" template="shortcode-embed-list-gala"]
                              [event_embed event="3033" template="shortcode-embed-list-past"]

                              This shortcode had some really great features specifically:
                              1) ability to create and use customised templates for specific needs a) image only template,
                              b) upcoming events template with or without ticket sales option
                              c) past events template (display only name image description)
                              d) what ever you need

                              2)Select specific events by id number or category ect (especially useful when events are hidden from calendar view

                              thanks

                              dominic

                              7 votes
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                              • shortcode to show [upcoming x days]

                                I'd like a shortcode similar to [tribe_this_week], but it would show next 4 or 5 days (or whatever). Currently the [tribe_this_week], is great but the week fills the entire width of the page and shows days that have already gone by - taking up valuable real estate on the page.

                                it'd be great to specify # of days showing would also have next & previous like the week shortcode does. It advance by x number of days instead of 7 days and would always display with today as the first day shown.

                                6 votes
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                                • Organize events by hour/venue. In a day view, rows are hours and columns are venues.

                                  To better present events for festivals with multiple venues being run simultaneously, it be would be nice to have a day view where events are laid in a hours/venues matrix. Rows being the hours, columns being the venues.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • 8 votes
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                                    • Create countdown timer that can be set for each particular event

                                      Right now, the countdown timer can either be set to display [1] the next event, or [2] a particular event. Since my business has many events, it would be most helpful to enable a countdown timer for every single event (so if I visit event A, I see countdown timer A; if I visit event B, then I see countdown timer B).

                                      11 votes
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                                      • "Add to calendar"-Button in frontend

                                        It would be awesome to let the user safe any event to his private calendar like google calendar, outlook, yahoo. Today it seems to be possible to export an event as .ical only. But this is not comfortable.

                                        Maybe it is an easy way for you to integrate a third-party plugin like https://www.addevent.com/, or you may build your own.

                                        thanks, joe

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Hide Export Buttons

                                          Please add an enable/disable option for Google Calendar & Export iCal buttons, when I did my research you keep answering that same issue for YEARS, add some code to the functions.php or some CSS, but that solution is not immune to the upgrades of wp, theme or plugin...
                                          Since I´ve seen many people asking for how to remove, I bet there´s many more that will want extra option :)

                                          6 votes
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