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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. Integrate with Ticket Tailor

    Add a plugin for Ticket Tailor - https://www.tickettailor.com/ - as an alternative to Eventbrite and other ticketing solutions. They have a WordPress plugin for event ticketing and don't charge any per ticket fees like the other companies do.

    7 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Create a Visual Composer Extension

    Create a module that can be configured using Visual Composer so that an event can be featured on the homepage or a list of upcoming events with a particular tag(s) or categories display

    e.g. show next 3 events in category Y

    89 votes

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  3. 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.

    24 votes

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    needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. add waitlist capability

    If events are sold out, it'd be nice to have a waitlist capability for last minute ticket cancellations.

    337 votes

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    Thanks for your votes! We have this on our longterm roadmap for Event Tickets Plus.

    Some folks have started using the free Event Tickets addon as a waitlist ( https://wordpress.org/plugins/event-tickets/ ). With that plugin installed a new type of ticket becomes available: RSVP. You can add RSVPs “tickets” to sold out events. This allows users to share their email address if they are interested in attending. You can then email the list of interested users when a ticket becomes available.

    With some minor wording modification you can even rename RSVP to “Waitlist” and change any other verbiage to help make this a decent wait list feature for your website.

  5. Allow paper/non-virtual tickets

    We mail out physical tickets for our events (there are a few reasons for that, besides we don't have a scanning / check-in option available at the moment). There is a small delivery charge that we add to the purchased order unless the ticket is picked up from the office. The shipping option is not available if the ticket is virtual. I like the virtual option too for when tickets are bought closer to the event and we don't have time to mail them out. Hope this helps. Thanks!

    13 votes

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    6 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. create a search bar widget

    Make the events search bar a widget. It’s such a great tool, but it’s hidden on my homepage with no easy way to put it out front where it really belongs.

    103 votes

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  7. Support Woo Product Variations within Event Tickets

    Its standard in woocommerce, so it should be in event ticket.

    148 votes

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    29 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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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  9. Notify event organizer of ticket purchase or RSVP

    Ability to notify event organizer of ticket purchase.

    278 votes

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    34 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you all for your patience on this one.

    This can be addressed with the following snippet pasted in the functions.php file of your theme (without the PHP tag at the top): https://gist.github.com/niconerd/16770b84adb6156aaa77948bf208bacb

    We also want to thank @websource who wrote a separate nice little plugin to address this.

    https://github.com/thebeard/events-calendar-pro-organizer-mail

  10. Improve list view to display all events per month/week/year/day etc.

    The List view is probably the Event Calendars strongest selling point in my personal opinion.

    But it could be even better.

    Right now, the list view will display XX number of events, grouped into Months.
    It will NOT however, display ALL the events occurring in that month on the same page, if there are more events then XX. Instead it will break the month view into two.
    Likewise it will also display two months on the same page if there is not enough events in the first month to generate a page break.

    It is potentially confusing for the end…

    35 votes

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  11. Set default organizer per import feed

    it would be great if we could set an Organizer for each feed. This way I could aggregate calendars from several sources while crediting those sources.

    Thanks for your time!

    41 votes

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    ticketed for consideration  ·  4 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Attendees list in alphabetical order

    It would be helpful if the attendees list in WooTickets could be sorted by alphabetical order either by first or last name.

    58 votes

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  13. 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.

    9 votes

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  14. Integrate with PolyLang

    This plugin is already 95% working correctly with The Events Calendar.

    There are only 2 things that ignore the language addition in the URL:


    1. the "All Events" link in breadcrumb above Event Detail page

    2. the "View all events" link at bottom of widget

    50 votes

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    needs more votes  ·  7 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. In List View group events by day

    It would be great to have the option to group events by day in the list view: Essentially creating a list that would look something like this;

    Monday 1st:

    Event 1
    Event 2
    Event 3

    Tuesday 2nd

    Event 4

    Thursday 4th

    Event 5
    etc.

    Now we do have the List view, which is grouped by Month only, with no way to group events happening the same day under the same heading. (Apart from creating a template override I guess... )

    22 votes

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  16. SEO Friendly permalinks: event/month-day-year/title

    It would be great to have a bit SEO friendlyness for the URL structure. Either: event/month-day-year/title or event/category/month-day-year/title.

    This would most certainly benefit everyones events to show up on Google abit better and the URL structure would keep consistent and clean all the way :)

    More thoughts about URL friendlyness is described here: http://searchengineland.com/seo-friendly-url-syntax-practices-134218

    What do you guys and gals think?

    139 votes

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  17. More information in ticket email templates

    Add more information to email templates for a range of events. Emails templates could possibly list.
    - Name Of Event
    - Image of event
    - Description of event
    - Ticket information
    - Important information
    - Event date/time
    - Location Information (venu)
    - Map of event location
    - Company Contact details

    41 votes

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  18. Venue picker: show venue city, state to disambiguate venues with same name in different cities

    The venue picker lists all existing venues by name, but does not indicate the city/state for each venue. The result is that venues with the same name but in different cities will be indistinguishable on the list.

    Example: churches, schools, synagogues have common names that reoccur from city to city. Rather than working around this by modifying the venue name itself [eg, "St. Luke's Lutheran Church (Seattle)", "St. Luke's Lutheran Church (Federal Way)"], it would be nice to keep the venue titles clean and instead disambig based on the city, state.

    136 votes

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  19. Shortcode or widget to show available events (not sold out)

    I would love to display only events with available tickets on my front page. This would require hiding sold out events in a widget or shortcode.

    We tend to have 20+ sold out events in any given month, so I prefer to show only what events are available. I am sure I am not the only one.

    17 votes

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  20. Remove /category/ from urls

    For SEO purposes, remove /category/ from urls like mysite.com/events/category/music/ for SEO Purposes. It should be mysite.com/events/music/ instead.

    110 votes

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