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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.

    66 votes

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  2. 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.

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    8 votes

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  3. Allow ics export for entire calendar year

    We publish an annual planning calendar and would like to duplicate it online. It would be really helpful if there were a way for our users to export a calendar year's worth of events at a time. Or better, a way to specify a date-range for exporting. I realize that a large date-range (perhaps even a year) would create a lot of entries, but for planning purposes, that's what users require. Asking them to export month-by-month seems a little cumbersome.

    27 votes

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  4. Change organizer and venue author.

    As admin of a community for events I would like to add my organizer and venues, then be able to select which users are the "authors" of those CPT's. A great feature would be to create a Venue or organization but have its author be someone other than myself (as admin)?

    When registering CPT’S in wordpress i know there is an option for author support. Is this something I can turn on for these two items?

    8 votes

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  5. Show amount of events for each pin marker in Map View

    For now if i have many events in one place, i only have on point. It could be nice to show in some way that this is a multi events place.

    158 votes

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  6. Duplicate Events

    If we could copy and event to make a new one, it would save us from having to retype details that stay the same. The only thing we would have to change would be the date.

    306 votes

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  7. No end time option

    Though most events have a start time, they often do not have a definate end time. Please add an option not to define an event end time.

    73 votes

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    Good idea! I definitely see how this would be useful for you. One way you can already achieve this is to set the end time of the event to the same as the start time. Only the one time will show, so List View looks something like this (http://d.pr/i/FhYb) and the single event page looks like this (http://d.pr/i/hRxR). However, this doesn’t work if you use the Week View, as the event doesn’t show any time span.

    If you want to remove the end time for all of your events, you can use this snippet: https://gist.github.com/ckpicker/75fecbc6209538b1daf2

  8. 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/

    1 vote

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  9. Add links to the top of the calendar for previous/next months

    My background is in usability (I have a degree in Human Factors Psychology). One of the things that I was surprised not see in the calendar view was a set of links at the TOP of the calendar for previous/next months. I see them now at the bottom, but as a user looking to go to the next month, and with the bottom of the calendar cut off on my screen, I was confused for a bit when trying to figure out how to get to the next month.

    It would be fine to have the links at the bottom,…

    10 votes

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  10. 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!

    47 votes

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  11. Display the weather forecast for events 10 days out

    You could have an option to show the weather for events 10 days out or less. Similar to how you are showing the location map. You could possibly use the weather.com api.

    2 votes

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  12. Make external event link a button or word instead

    Where we can make a External Event link a button instead of the full external link. If the external link to the event is quite long it doesn't make a pleasant design. The long external links are ungly on their own in body content of a blog post. If we could use the words "link" or external website.

    I also posted this to the WordPress forums.
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/make-external-event-link-a-button-instead?replies=2

    54 votes

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  13. More detailed backend settings for events in main blog loop & rss feed

    Requesting more settings for the backend feature "events in main blog loop", namely select options for:
    1) ascending or descending event ordering
    2) use either event start date OR event post date

    31 votes

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  14. Event Redirect Link from Calendar

    Add an option to redirect an event to a static page, post or external URL. Event shows in calendar grid and listings, but when the user clicks the event, they are immediately redirected to the destination URL.

    This allows placing events into the calendar such as those managed by a third party, FB events, or recurring events that have a specific landing page and URL, and allows the user to immediately get to the correct page.

    (Currently, we are doing this with a separate redirect plugin. Works, but it's extra plugin overhead.)

    5 votes

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  15. Make Organizer Phone Number tel: links that can open a phone application

    Help us make this option easy for our clients to add clickable phone numbers on mobile devices.

    Add ability to insert code <a href="tel:123-456-7890">(123) 456-7890</a> instead of just a phone # throughout EventsPro & TicketsWooCommerce

    Great product!

    6 votes

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  16. Make the Organizer's Email Address a Clickable Mailto Field

    It would be a useful feature to be able to email an event organizer by clicking on their email address.

    3 votes

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  17. Widget Displaying Recently Added Events

    My users have requested a feature to allow them to see recently posted events - very useful for those who check the calendar regularly.

    26 votes

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  18. Event Slider

    Ability to add code to a slider to display one event per slide. The code syntax would contain the first, second, third, etc event to be displayed. A slide template would be available for customization. Expired events would not be displayed. Provide an alternate default slide in the case where there are no upcoming events.

    54 votes

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  19. Add social share options

    Add an option for these custom posts (each event) for social sharing (FB, twitter, etc. etc.) which will allow visitors to share directly a particular event from the event page.

    38 votes

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  20. Setting to select the default view for category pages

    At the moment, you have the option to select a default view for the main shop page, but the category pages default to a list view regardless of what you have selected for the shop page. I'd like to see the ability to select the default view for both the shop page and the category pages, but in the absence of this, I would think it would be better for the category pages default to be the same as what was selected for the main shop page.

    3 votes

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