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  1. Allow relabling of "Event" phrase in the Community Events plugin as well

    For the TEC and TEC PRO plugins, you have a very cool optional plugin called "Relabler". https://theeventscalendar.com/extensions/change-labels-events-venues-organizers/

    Could you add this for the Community Events as well?

    See for more info: https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/the-events-calendar-relabler-doesnt-work-for-community-events/#post-1588890

    Thanks in advance :)

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      needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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)

      37 votes
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        needs more votes  ·  10 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make it easy to separate community events from other events

        Now, community events (CE) all get merged into the Main event calendar. We have no control to speak of to keep the two separate. I can call just CE, or I can call everything BUT CE, but there is no simple way just remove CEs from the from the MC. All your filters are -inclusive- and you have no -exclude- filters. If our categories change (as they do) with the current setup we also have to edit every -inclusive- call.

        2) there is no way for force a category on CEs. Folks adding a new ce have the option of…

        5 votes
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          needs more votes  ·  2 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow users to create new categories on community event form

          Admins should be able to enable or disable a feature that would allow users to add new categories on the community events form.

          4 votes
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            needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 64 votes
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              needs more votes  ·  6 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add entry field for Event Excerpt to the Community Events event submission screen to improve look of tooltip

              I am using Community Events to have non-admin people submit their events for course listings.
              The tooltip for these events look awful as the HTML is stripped out of the event description when the wp_trim_words functions is run.
              I realize that this has already been addressed by not stripping the HTML from the excerpt of the event, however entry of the excerpt is not available in the event submission form in the Community Events plugin.
              On the event submission form in Community Events please add the Excerpt as a entry field.

              4 votes
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                needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                15 votes
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                  needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Set separate event recurrence limit for contributors

                  This would be for Community + Pro. As admin I'd naturally use the uppermost limit for neverending events, but for community contributors, a smaller max time period and/or total number of events would be great. Really, just having a max number of total events allowed.

                  4 votes
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                    needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow removal of /community in url

                    Have a toggle so that you can remove the /community in the url so that all events have the same url base:

                    /event/%eventslug%/

                    7 votes
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                      needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Community Events > Duplicate events

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

                      14 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        24 votes
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                          needs more votes  ·  5 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          7 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            13 votes
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                              needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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…

                              47 votes
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                                6 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Set default author for anonymous community event submission

                                Set default author for anonymous community event submission

                                8 votes
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                                  needs more votes  ·  5 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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).

                                  13 votes
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                                  • Be able to send admin notifications for newly added events only

                                    We get admin notifications when a user submits a new event. We also get them when they change a previously submitted event. Too many emails! It would be good to have an option to not get notifications for events which have already been published.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • 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.

                                      21 votes
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                                      • Community Events > Put only new users events in Pending Review

                                        In WP you can set it so that new commenters on your site get put in the moderation queue. Once a commenter has a previously approved post they can bypass the moderation queue and it will get posted immediately.

                                        I would like a similar feature with Community Events, where once a user has a previously approved event it will bypass Pending Review.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • 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.

                                          8 votes
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