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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.

Before posting your idea, here are a few tips that will help make your request stand out and succeed:

  • Look to see if someone else has suggested the same idea, or something very similar. Many ideas are being submitted and it’s very possible that another request already exists. In that case, add your vote to the existing request.
  • Be as descriptive as possible. What does the feature do? Where would it be located? Who would use it? How does this improve the overall experience of managing an events calendar in WordPress?
  • Use mockups, if possible. Pictures are worth a thousand words and having a visual often brings a greater level of clarity to an idea.

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  1. Separate data away from wordpress post meta database tables into independent tables

    A giant way to speed up the performance of events calendar plugin: store the data in dedicated database tables instead of wordpress' post meta.

    Woocommerce just did this and I think all plugin developers who potentially have a lot of data to store should, too:
    https://wptavern.com/woocommerce-custom-product-tables-plugin-now-in-beta-boasts-30-faster-page-loads

    They’re claiming a 30% boost but I ran some tests after migrating test data on a development site with your plugins and I easily got even better performance increase benchmarks! This is a really good idea that you guys would greatly benefit from implementing because the more events that are stored using the current…

    142 votes
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  2. customize color for tribe-events-list-separator-month

    I would like to be able to customize the color for the class : tribe-events-list-separator-month

    Being able to change the BG color/styling would be very handy indeed for a site that doesn't use white as it's BG.

    Thanks!
    Rob

    121 votes
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  3. Conditional tag that returns true for any view related to Tribe's event plugins

    There are several conditional tags that check if certain views are being displayed like "tribeismonth()", "tribeisday()", "tribeismap()", "tribeisevent()", "tribeisvenue()" etc.

    But if you need to check if any of the event related views are displayed, you need to combine many of this checks in one huge functions.

    There are several examples available online that try to solve this (http://pastebin.com/c4yujaZC, https://gist.github.com/jo-snips/2415009, https://clicknathan.com/web-design/tribe-events-calendar-conditional-tag/ etc.) but they are incomplete (not covering all views) and "cumbersome" to use because every "tribeis..." functions should be wrapped with function_exists().

    I…

    2 votes
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  4. Resize pictures automatically and speed up pages

    The events calendar has options to show events in widgets and in the calendar. There it always uses the standard wordpress pictures and does not resize them. This is a problem for users, as they have to load a lot of data. It also reduces the page rank at Google.
    Therefore I want the plugin to resize the images automatically to save data and rank better in Google.

    6 votes
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  5. Add Description Text for Custom Fields

    It would be really useful if I could add description text for custom fields. This text would appear on the admin page probably in small italics underneath the provided Field Label. Currently, I have to access the field by the full label in the code. For example:

    $fields = tribe_get_custom_fields();
    $show_accommodations_info = $fields["Hide Accommodations Info Links? (shown by default)"] != "hide";

    This is kind of awkward, especially if I need long/detailed help text. And, it is error prone – if I want to change the help text, I have to change the Field Label, which means I have to change…

    10 votes
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  6. Composer Repo/Link for Pro Plugins

    This doesnt neccesarily have to be a repo, it could just be a link to a versioned zip file.

    Im sure its a major strurcture change, but, for instance, I can include ACF in my composer.json via the a link to a versioned zip file with my account key:

    http://connect.advancedcustomfields.com/index.php?p=pro&a=download&k=ACCOUNTKEY&t=VERSIONNUMBER

    This is like, the lowest feature on the totem pole, but if you ever end up refactoring how pro files are distributed, it would be great if you would consider it.

    15 votes
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  7. Add support for the calendar in a subdirectory like /subdir/events/

    Currently we can use /Events or /Calendar as the root level or slug. I propose having the ability to use /Football/Schedule or /Parents/Calendar

    14 votes
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  8. Ensure content in ajax requests can be json encoded before json encoding.

    In version 4.6.20.1 of The Events Calendar, ajax data is not sanitized for non-UTF-8 content prior to json encoding, allowing the request to silently fail.

    The list class (the-events-calendar/src/Tribe/Template/List.php) has an apply_filters call, but does not capture the return variable, preventing us from solving this ourselves.

    Ensure the content can be jsonencoded:
    $response['html'] = mb
    convert_encoding($response['html'], 'UTF-8');

    Or correct the apply filters call:
    $response = applyfilters( 'tribeeventsajaxresponse', $response );

    1 vote
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  9. Add unique classes to each month title in span.tribe-events-list-separator-month

    I’m using JS to add the name of the month as a class to the span.tribe-events-list-separator-month

    The goal is to use custom graphics for the month headings instead of text. The JS I’m using is not very foolproof, and only fires when the page is finished loading. I had to hide the “next/prev events” buttons, because they reload the page with ajax, so my JS doesn’t get triggered, and the month headings then “disappear”.

    If that span had a class with the month name or month number in it already, I wouldn’t need the JS, and it would work perfectly.

    1 vote
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  10. JSON-LD for event on the single place page

    I want the JSON-LD for event to be enabled for each event on the single place page.

    example: http://bit.ly/2eLS3Q6
    Result structured data google: http://bit.ly/2tXj7xx

    1 vote
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  11. Set Organizer JSON Type

    The current default "Type" for organizers is set to "Person" in the Organizer.php file. It would be nice to have the ability to set this to either "Person" or "Organization". Preferably a metabox in the Organizers admin page to select/set the Type.

    1 vote
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  12. Improved Support for Custom Taxonomies & Terms

    Currently, creating a custom taxonomy for events leaves the resulting taxonomy/term listing page using a template other than the one from The Events Calendar (previously brought up here: https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/custom-taxonomy-template/)

    I used the workaround to append ?posttype=tribeevents to the URL of the page to have it trigger the calendar to show.

    Ideally, this should be more native than having to filter links to terms being applied to calendar to have the resulting page show the calendar.

    6 votes
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