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  1. Add Ability to Limit Submissions to Users with Specific Roles

    Requested Feature:
    Build in a security option to restrict access to members of a certain role or roles.

    Challenge:
    Currently Community Events has two options to control what site users can submit events for inclusion on the calendar. Allow all registered users to submit events or allow anonymous user submissions.

    Scenario:
    Our organization has leadership positions that are voted upon by the membership. These elections are annual and therefore, the positions turn over regularly. For the benefit of these elected users, most of which who know nothing about WordPress, we need a clean and simple to use “form” that allows…

    3 votes
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  2. Community Events: Allow anonymous event submission form to collect contact details

    This seems to have come up a couple of times before but never really got anywhere. So I'm going to try it again.

    Currently the options seem to allow:
    - Existing registered WordPress users to submit events
    - Completely anonymous events with no contact details at all

    My use case is: I want people to submit events that will be moderated by an admin. In some cases the admin may want to contact the submitter about their event before publishing.

    The UX for creating a new user is too complicated: adding a password and logging in and so on are…

    1 vote
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  3. Community Events > option to import from CSV

    Community Events is pretty well done, except if you have more than a few events (or venues, or organizers). It's a real turnoff trying to get larger organizations to use it and not to be able to import. How about adding that option in settings - to expose the importer?

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  4. Implement "admin-like" sorting functionality to "My Events" list (sort by column header)

    The list of user submitted events (example.com/events/community/list) is currently sorted in descending order, meaning events starting in two weeks are listed first, events starting in one week listed below.
    This is because this view is considered as an admin-like page (as I can administer my submitted events here), and in the admin it is in descending order by default.

    But if this view is considered as an admin-like page, then it should have "admin-like" features. One would be to change order by clicking a column header, as it's possible in the backend ("Status", "Title", "Organizer", "Venue", ... and, especially, "Start…

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  5. Optimize / clean up event submit form by removing selectable options

    A switch in the settings to hide or turn off the follwowing fields in the event submit form would be useful:
    d) Timezone (not necessary if there are only events of one country/region)
    e) Recurring events (not every calendar needs them)

    38 votes
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  6. Customize Community Events Endpoints

    Would be great to have the ability to change the slugs/endpoints for the pages generated by the Community Events Plugin.
    Even simply adding a filter to the multiple `$router->add_route` lines and the `communityRewriteSlug()` in Tribe\Main.php would go a long way to helping devs better integrate Community Events into their sites.

    The most obvious use case is for sites building a User Panel: the ability to move the user's events list to my-account/events, (/add, etc), but any site that has multiple user actions that need to be managed (WooCommerce, BuddyPress/BBPress, the myriad of Directory, Classified, Buy Ads, subscription management, etc) would…

    3 votes
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  7. 64 votes
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  8. Enable latitude longitude for the community events front end submission form.

    We have a lot of events that don’t have a proper address, and I’d like to offer them the option to enter those in if they know them. Even better to offer a link to a tool to find them out. These fields are available in the backend for events, so I don’t know why it shouldn’t be for the front end. I feel like there should just an option to click on from the settings, rather than having to create a customized version of the front end template.

    16 votes
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  9. Better UI for reviewing pending community events.

    I just installed Community Events and am looking for a way to review pending events before publishing them. Being able to review pending events before publishing was one of the highlighted features that motivated me to purchase Community Events.

    When I view the community events list (using /events/community/list/), it does not show all the event information, in particular it does not show the description field (which is required), the cost field or the website field. This means that there is no effective way to proof the entries before publishing.

    To remedy this, users need to be able to see all…

    8 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Gene,
    75% of what you would like is possible

    You can fully revew the pending events submitted by others in your WP admin under ‘Events’. There you will see all the details.

    The page you access under ‘/events/community/list/’ lists only the events submitted by you, and not of others. If you are not the site admin, then this is sort of the admin page for you to manage the events that you submitted.

    The users will be able to see all submitted and published events on the /events/ page where you can choose from different views, like calendar, day, list etc.
    If they click on an event there, they will see all the details of the event.

    Your 4th idea is an interesting one. Let’s see how many other people like it.

  10. Community Events > Duplicate events

    I'd love to see it in the frontend submission of Community Events.

    17 votes
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  11. Approved events that are edited should revert to Pending/Draft instead of Published.

    When a user submits an event to the Community Events form, the event goes into Pending/Draft as I have set in the admin panel. However, if a user goes back to edit an Approved/Published event, it should also automatically get withdrawn from the site and submitted for approval.

    25 votes
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  12. Add a 'Claim Listing' feature for users on the front end.

    It would be good if users could Claim a listing if they are the true owners. Currently events can be set up by anybody but it is not easy for the true owner to Claim That listing. With community events it is too easy for anyone to pretend to be the owner of an event.

    14 votes
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  13. Shared media library for community events submissions

    On many websites most of the events are being created by users.
    They upload the events and an according image via the Event Submit page:
    http://www.domain.com/events/community/add

    Unfortunately this unneccessarily blows up the media library with the same images (10 events of one band = 10 equal images in the media library).

    It would be great to let the user select his own (security!) images via the media manager.

    Here are two links with code snipplets that is maybe a good start to implement this:

    Restricting access to only images that have been uploaded by the user:

    http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/1482/restricting-users-to-view-only-media-library-items-they-have-uploaded

    Integrate the media…

    49 votes
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  14. Allow user to alter the subject text for the event submission notification email

    I'd like to be able to alter the subject field of the notification email generated when a user submits an event. Specifically, I'd like to change the middle part that is currently hardcoded as "Community Events Submission". I'd like to retain the ability to have the other parts of the subject, ie. the prepended site name and the appended event title.

    8 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your suggestion. Please reference https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/change-the-wording-of-any-bit-of-text-or-string/ — That specific bit of text comes from /wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar-community-events/src/Tribe/Main.php and has the ‘tribe-events-community’ text domain.

    A filter could probably be added though. Please share additional comments if desired.

  15. Community Events WPML support

    WPML is necessary for localize event websites, which are going to publish the event/ticket from frontend and sell the ticket.

    38 votes
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  16. Set default author for anonymous community event submission

    Set default author for anonymous community event submission

    12 votes
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  17. Community > Allow each of the multiple organizers to edit an event

    Shared Event Management

    Now that we can have multiple Organizers attached to an event, it would be nice if event editing ability could be shared among multiple submitters, either as something that could be assigned via the administrative backend, or through a "share" option that the event submitter could use, similar to the share features for Google Docs. (Submitter #1 sends an invite to member #2).

    15 votes
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  18. Option to Auto-Approve Events from Specific Users

    I have my community calendar set to moderate all incoming events. I would like to have the option to auto-approve events by specific users that I trust.

    23 votes
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  19. Option for a redirect to different URL after new event submission and edited events

    I understand that there is an add-on plugin to accomplish this but it should be native to the Community Events plugin.

    6 votes
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  20. Limit event title to x number of characters

    Long titles clutter up the calendar. It would be nice if we could force people to compose shorter cleaner titles.

    9 votes
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