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Hey there and welcome to our feature request forum for The Events Calendar, Event Tickets and all of the premium plugins we develop provide on TheEventsCalendar.com!

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. 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

    49 votes
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      needs more votes  ·  7 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        15 votes
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          needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Option to display distance in filter bar as range slider

          Like price filter, which have the option to select the price with the range slider, would be great to have the same option for the distance filter.

          17 votes
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            needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support Woo Product Variations within Event Tickets

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

            107 votes
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              31 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thank you everyone for chiming in and helping to clarify what needs WooCommerce Product Variations will fill. It is clear that there are a variety of use cases for these, and it is very valuable to know each of them. Please continue sharing your feedback.

              Cheers!
              - The Modern Tribe Support Team

            • Event Sponsors

              Many events have lots of sponsors in order to make them a success. Many events are supported by sponsors, generally financially and in return ask for advertising and promotion at an event or through the events media - website, Facebook, flyers etc.

              It would be great if you could add sponsors to the single event page, with the sponsor name, logo and weblink.

              14 votes
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              • Email function if event is changed or cancelled

                Have the ability to email attendees if any details have changed in the event.

                205 votes
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                  21 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  19 votes
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                  • 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

                    19 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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                        needs more votes  ·  2 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        22 votes
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                        • Notify event organizer of ticket purchase or RSVP

                          Ability to notify event organizer of ticket purchase.

                          259 votes
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                            33 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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?

                            134 votes
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                            • Discounted ticket price for logged in users

                              Give members of your site the option to buy tickets at a discounted rate without the use of coupons

                              42 votes
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                                7 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Howdy!

                                We wanted to point out Edgar’s easy to use implementation of this feature. For WooCommerce Tickets users you can use the 3rd party WooCommerce plugin: Dynamic Pricing and Discounts ( http://m.tri.be/18gz ). This plugin allows you to configure a discount for logged in users for all WooCommerce products, including Tickets.

                                Thanks again for reaching out about this. Hopefully that solution will help at least some of you get the feature you wanted right now.

                                Cheers!
                                - The Modern Tribe Support Team

                              • 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.

                                135 votes
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                                • 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.

                                  107 votes
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                                  • Make external event link a button or word instead

                                    Where we can make a External Event link a button instead of the full external link. If the external link to the event is quite long it doesn't make a pleasant design. The long external links are ungly on their own in body content of a blog post. If we could use the words "link" or external website.

                                    I also posted this to the WordPress forums.
                                    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/make-external-event-link-a-button-instead?replies=2

                                    54 votes
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                                    • Timeline View/display events in a timeline

                                      Add the ability to display event in a continuous timeline. Perhaps something like this - http://theme-fusion.com/avada/timeline-full-width/ for the type of layout

                                      11 votes
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                                      • 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…

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thank you for the idea! We are very interested in improving the ticket framework. Some of that can be done already, but it is not very straightforward. You can manually add a new WooCommerce product to your shop set it to be a ticket and hide it. You can also issue coupons that make even existing tickets free for users. Certainly these are workaround solutions, but just so you are aware!

                                        • 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...

                                          48 votes
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