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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. 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.

    12 votes
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    • Add dates to tooltip in "Display all events with the same venue" extension

      The tooltip now displays:
      Event (1)
      Event (2)
      Event (3)
      Address: 123 Main St (No city)
      Would like to see:
      Event (1) ... Date
      Event (2) ... Date
      Event (3) ... Date
      Venue/City/ST

      131 votes
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      • Add option in "Tribe ext map show all events with same venue"

        Please add this option in the extension:
        - close infowindow when another opens

        function hideAllInfoWindows(map) {
        markers.forEach(function(marker) {
        marker.infowindow.close(map, marker);
        });

        https://theeventscalendar.com/extensions/google-maps-multiple-events-same-venue/

        129 votes
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        • Add option (maybe extension) to use abbreviations in ** & ******** state/province names

          Option (maybe an extension) to use abbreviations in ** & ******** state/province names: ************* (**), ************** (**), *********************** (**), ******************** (PE).
          Many websites (including ours) use the abbreviations instead of the default full state name, which is a clumsy workaround and results in a dotted line under **, **, etc. (unable to reproduce this here)

          120 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…

            126 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.

              130 votes
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              • 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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                    • 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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                        • 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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                          • 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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                              • 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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                                • Allow x Number of Upcoming Recurring Events to Display

                                  It would be great to be able to show more than just only one upcoming event in a recurring series. Ideally this would be per recurring event series so you could customize it different for different recurring events. This would be helpful in situations where one recurring event dominates the calendar for the next few weeks, but you still want to be able to show more than just one.

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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!

                                    15 votes
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                                    • Show organizers in full-site search results

                                      When performing a full-site search from the main menu on our site, events and venues will appear in the search results but organizers won’t.

                                      8 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.

                                        26 votes
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                                        • Update the Countdown SHORTCODE to include next event functionality

                                          The Events Calendar is a great plugin and very useful for a lot of situations. My one major suggestion so far is as follows:

                                          It would be very helpful to add the "countdown to next event" functionality to the Countdown shortcode. The widget doesn't always fit into a sites design and having to update the current shortcode every time an event passes is quite cumbersome.

                                          The shortcode can be styled using css to greater effect in some cases.

                                          There was a functions.php code addition that someone added in the support forums for this in 2016 but it tends to break…

                                          2 votes
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