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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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  • 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.
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  1. Make Event featured image dimensions adjustable (thumbnail, medium, full)

    Standard behaviour is that it uses the full size. Adjusting is possible via theming and page template, but in most themes this is easily adjustable, so why not here.
    AND: less work in case of a major update.

    20 votes

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  2. Exclude past events from the main wordpress search results.

    I want to exclude past events from the main wordpress search results. I found others with the same request.

    25 votes

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  3. 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.

    8 votes

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    needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Add a "redo search when map moved" feature similar to yelp.com's search results page

    When moving or zooming the map it'd be great to have an option to have the list underneath the map refresh to only show the events relevant to what's being displayed in the map. For an example of this just see yelp.com's search results.

    96 votes

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  5. Private/Members Only Calendar

    I would like the ability to hide the calendar (and subsequently any events, venues and organisers) from logged out users.

    I recently came upon a situation when a site owner asked me to hide the calender unless the user was logged in. I know it is possible to make an event private, however, the site owner didn't like this as they though an empty calendar looked depressing and misleading to potential members of the site.

    So why not have the ability to hide any plugin content from users and display an alternative (possibly custom) message requesting the user to login?

    59 votes

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    17 comments  ·  New plugin ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Export to outlook calendars

    Export to outlook calendars! Most of our users use Microsoft outlook and it would be helpful to have that feature with iCal and Google

    90 votes

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    planned  ·  32 comments  ·  The Events Calendar/Events Calendar PRO  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Tickets: Venue seating chart with different price grade and ability graphically to choose seats.

    Add the venue seating chart with different price grade and ability graphically to choose seats (similar plane seat selection with check-in).
    Provide ability for ticket admin to "grey out" some reserved seats.

    176 votes

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

    Implementing a graphical solution, where you can click on a given seat and it will reserve it, is probably not possible due to the complexity and technological limitations.

    However, would the ability to upload an image of your seating map/chart work? From there you could specify a list of seating names in the backend and when a user purchases a ticket they can select from a drop down of available seats, and cross reference it with your seating chart image so they now which goes where. We realize this will not be as fancy as many people are picturing, but since it is actually possible to implement it is a compromise we would be interested in looking into if this will solve your needs.

    We have a KB article about this: https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/ticketing-using-seating-chart/

  8. Filter Bar as a Widget

    The filter bar looks great but it creates a new column, taking up valuable space.

    I'd like a WIDGET that calls the filter bar functionality. That way, if you're already using sidebars, you can simply plug activate the filter bar in a sidebar and NOT create that additional column! It would save a LOOOOOOT of space...

    51 votes

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    needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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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    needs more votes  ·  2 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Band Management

    A major advantage of the events calendar plugin is the ability to reuse items like venue or organizers as this reduces the time to add events. The acceptance of an events calendar by the users increases a lot.

    Therefore a function to add and reuse the data of a band would be great. Here are some ideas how this could look

    Fields needed for creating:


    • Name

    • Description

    • Photo (Upload)

    • Address

    • ZIP

    • City

    • Country

    • Website

    • Telephone

    • Name and instrument of the artists (as a list where as many as needed can be added)
      Optional:

    • Name of CDs or Videos

    Functions on…

    225 votes

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    14 comments  ·  New plugin ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello all,

    We do not have a specific update on this, however, we just wanted to make sure that everybody has the latest relevant information available.

    1) Earlier this year, we have acquired Gigpress: http://gigpress.com/ and we have provided some basic integration with the Events Calendar

    2) Although not officially supported, many of our customers have successfully integrated such fields via the Advanced Custom Fields plugin

    Cheers and keep the votes coming!

  11. Have Calendar Widget show next 5 events regardless of month

    in the calendar widget there are "only" shown events that are in the future of the current month. (I selected to show 5)
    but if there are events in the following months and not in the present, it does only show the calendar, but not the next events.
    sure, if I "switch" the month in the widget to another month, the events of this future or past month are shown, but the customers are lazy, they want to have it like:
    when calling the site, show the X(5 in my case) upcoming events and only if i switch to future…

    54 votes

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  12. Add 'today' option to the admin page filter

    At the Filters & Columns area of the Events admin page, the user may add a 'Start date' filter and save it. This is convenient for future use. It would be even better to give the saved filter the ability to use today's date as a parameter.

    But when choosing the start date 'date' from the dropdown calendar, there is no option to choose 'today' as the date. Another solution may be to add 'On and After Today' and 'On and Before Today' to the 'Start Date' dropdown menu.

    48 votes

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  13. Ticket Bundles / Multiple Event Passes

    Set up ticket bundles - for example selling a All Access Pass (all events) or a Pass for a couple of events that provides either tickets for each event and/or for limited seat events a count per pass purchased towards each single event included in the pass.

    134 votes

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    31 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Display search results in list view when month is default view

    When doing a keyword search when month/calendar view is default, it would be much more user friendly to display a list if search results of all future events rather than just searching and displaying those (if any) in the current month and having to scroll through.

    100 votes

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  15. Create an alternative list of States - Provinces the style of the of Countries.

    The creation of an alternative list of states would serve all users to create a list of your Country Provinces and thus can even limit state is directed to the Calendar Eventes and that Country .

    Eg . I live in Spain in the province of Navarra and just want to include events from my province and bordering this would be in Spain ( Gipuzkoa , La Rioja , Zaragoza, Alava,
    Huesca ) and France (Pyrenees-Atlantiques , Hautes Pyrenees ) .

    Since other lists Countries already implemented , I select :
    ES, Spain
    FR, France

    With an alternative list of…

    130 votes

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  16. Allow RSS feeds into the events calendar

    It would be great if the events calendar accepted RSS feeds from other sources.

    45 votes

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    ticketed for consideration  ·  21 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. WooTickets as an in-house box office system as well as online e-ticketing

    Right now all ticket types and prices are published, including free tickets, but as a theater manager, I need to be able to issue comp tickets and reserve seats for events that aren't "published" ticket types. So I need an option when adding a ticket type whether or not to publish it or keep it hidden so that I, as the administrator, can operate the sales of that ticket type only from the back-end box office.

    On the same note, it would also be helpful to have a reserve or consignment feature that will change the overall number of tickets…

    8 votes

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  18. Show amount of events for each pin marker in Map View

    For now if i have many events in one place, i only have on point. It could be nice to show in some way that this is a multi events place.

    158 votes

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  19. Synchronize Event Categories and Woocommerce Product Categories for Event Tickets items

    Add ability to map Event categories to Product categories so that when new tickets are added to an Event, they will automatically be added to a specific product category as well. This is most useful in cases of defining discount and coupon rules, to allow certain types of events to have coupon codes apply without requiring manual editing of ticket products after creation. Alternatively, provide a "Categories" selection box to the Ticket creation form, instead of automatic synchronization.

    36 votes

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    needs more votes  ·  4 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Specific Roles/Capabilities for Event ticket checkin

    Setting capabilities for The Events Calendar and add-ons (such as Wootickets) to an event specific scope would allow better control over distributing tasks for events. Would most useful for Wootickets, and other ticketing add-ons, so that the Event organizer or whoever is in charge of the event itself could be able to check attendees in, without being given access to more content on the site. Current, viewing attendees requires an edit_posts capability, which opens up a lot more access than should be necessary for that task.

    42 votes

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