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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.

Before posting your idea, here are a few tips that will help make your request stand out and succeed:

  • 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.
  • Be as descriptive as possible. What does the feature do? Where would it be located? Who would use it? How does this improve the overall experience of managing an events calendar in WordPress?
  • Use mockups, if possible. Pictures are worth a thousand words and having a visual often brings a greater level of clarity to an idea.

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  1. Make Organizer Phone Number tel: links that can open a phone application

    Help us make this option easy for our clients to add clickable phone numbers on mobile devices.

    Add ability to insert code <a href="tel:123-456-7890">(123) 456-7890</a> instead of just a phone # throughout EventsPro & TicketsWooCommerce

    Great product!

    6 votes
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    • Show post-author and categories in main blog loop

      The post-author and categories should also be shown for events, which are shown in the main blog loop (just like regular posts).

      12 votes
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      • Create add-on with Brown Paper Tickets (brownpapertickets.com)

        Connect with Brown Paper Tickets (brownpapertickets.com) in a similar manner to your existing eventbrite functionality.

        7 votes
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          needs more votes  ·  4 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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…

          224 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!

          • Allow RSS feeds into the events calendar

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

            41 votes
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              22 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thank you all for sharing your feedback. It is very informative to know folks wish to use that calendar.

              In the interest of collecting more information about this, would any of you be willing to share the RSS feeds you have that contain events? We would like to examine the format these events are in, and see if there is any commonalities between them. Unfortunately RSS feeds do not have fields like “start date” or “end date”, or any other event related fields. Thus, it is probable that there are a wide range of formats being used for sharing events over RSS. We will need to examine them to better understand what it will take to build this feature.

              Cheers!
              - The Modern Tribe Support Team

            • Make the Organizer's Email Address a Clickable Mailto Field

              It would be a useful feature to be able to email an event organizer by clicking on their email address.

              3 votes
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              • allow events to be outputted to a JSON feed

                add functionality to allow events to be shown as a json feed

                11 votes
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                • Month View > Have multi-day events 'span' the consecutive days rather than individual entries each day

                  Google and Outlook do this in their calendars and it helps make the 'calendar' view more user friendly to see one block that spans 3 days rather than 3 individual entries for the same event

                  113 votes
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                  • 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…

                    129 votes
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                    • Jalali calendar instead of Gregorian calendar

                      Hi, it would be great to add Jalali and Hijri Calendar to the core as an option. because they use different types of date.

                      6 votes
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                      • Compatiblity with Page Widgets and similar plugins

                        At the moment if you add an event calendar widget to a widget area from the post itself, using a plugin such as Page Widgets (http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-page-widget/), the category selector doesn't work, because, not expecting to be loaded on the post edit screen, it doesn't load all its scripts.

                        This can be fixed if you want to make your plugin compatible, by modifying line 18 of /events-calendar-pro/lib/widget-calendar.class.php from

                        if ( $hook != ‘widgets.php’ )

                        to

                        if ( $hook != ‘widgets.php’ && $hook != ‘post.php’ )

                        Now everything works. I realise that if you were to implement this you’d want…

                        7 votes
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                          needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Use Organizer's Featured Image as the Event's Featured Image

                          In cases where you don't upload or don't select a featured image for an event, use the organizer's featured image.

                          Many themes allow you to use a post's featured image in different scenarios: home page sliders, widgets, archive pages etc.

                          7 votes
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                          • Community Events - Native Image/File Uploader on Submit Form

                            Currently the submission form uses a default file upload but it seems it would be great if it used the default wordpres image/file uploader for usability and faster submission.

                            15 votes
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                              ticketed for consideration  ·  0 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              157 votes
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                              • Remember end user filter settings

                                About the filters, is it possible to save filter settings for the calendar per user for when a user visits the site next time, so that the user does not need to set all the filters again every time?

                                If that is not possible it would be a pretty awesome feature.

                                15 votes
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                                  needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Reorganize how recurring events show up only in admin area

                                  My customer has a very large database of events (currently about 35.000). Many of them are recurring events, with quite some recurring over several weeks each day! This makes it hard:
                                  - to identify the actual event (as in the understanding of our client the event is WHAT happens and not WHEN, so differentiation by dates and showing all of the does not make much sense
                                  - to keep an overview of all current/coming events, as basically you have 1 same event there over several pages.
                                  - edit the right (first occurrence) of the event, if something changes later.

                                  This…

                                  65 votes
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                                  • WP-Admin listing of venues and organizers with more columns/data

                                    I would like to see more data fields in the admin dashboard listings for my venues and organizers, such as:

                                    venues: address, city, hyperlink, phone number
                                    organizers: name, email, web page, phone

                                    Is that already possible?

                                    34 votes
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                                    • Add an XML importer

                                      Enable importing events/venues/organizers via XML (either file or URL, preferably URL). Some great event feeds are available in XML only.

                                      13 votes
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                                      • Create black out dates for community submitted events, such as holidays

                                        Allow for an event to have a "priority" that can override & block out other events on that day

                                        As an example ... I have a fitness center client that has 40 recurring events and they fall on the same day of the week as Christmas. It would be great to set up "Christmas" to be the main event that 1 day and override all the other events that are recurring so we don't have to modify the 40 events because they are closed on that holiday.

                                        13 votes
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                                        • Widget Displaying Recently Added Events

                                          My users have requested a feature to allow them to see recently posted events - very useful for those who check the calendar regularly.

                                          26 votes
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