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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. Please provide an option (maybe an extension) to use abbreviations in US & Canadian state/province names

    Please provide an option (maybe an extension) to use abbreviations in US & Canadian state/province names: New Hampshire (NH), South Carolina (SC), British Columbia (BC), Prince Edward Island (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 SC, BC, etc. (unable to reproduce this here).

    131 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

      133 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/

        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…

          119 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.

            120 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.

              116 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…

                20 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.

                  30 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.

                    6 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.

                      144 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.

                        144 votes
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                        • Option to automatically list events near to user

                          The Map View page ordinarily shows a list of upcoming events, until a user input a location into the "Near/Location" field. I would like to automatically fillout the location field for the user when they hit the default map view page. Using geocoding of the visitors IP, or perhaps via a location request, we can retrieve the users location to fillout this field. You could toggle this option on/off in the settings area.

                          254 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.

                            62 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.

                              84 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!

                                108 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

                                • 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.

                                  14 votes
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                                  • Notify organizer when event is created

                                    I Would love to have the possibility that as soon as an event is created an email is send to the organizer.

                                    Or the possibility to add instructors to an event who are notified that an event is created

                                    51 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.

                                      20 votes
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                                      • Re-think the SEO to cut down on duplicate content and/or options for canonical URLs

                                        Idea: Re-think the SEO to cut down on duplicate content and/or options for canonical URLs

                                        The current setup means that recurring events are classed as duplicate content by search engines. This is terrible for SEO. There needs to be a way to fix this issue, and I can think of 2:

                                        1. Set up the future recurring events so that they all use the same URL. The events on my site are not different year-to-year, so there is no reason the page/content/URL must be different. A single URL would suffice, but placed in the correct recurring dates in the calendar…

                                        158 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.

                                          5 votes
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