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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. Improve the search suggestions in a location search bar so they appear "as you type".

    A search suggestion in the location search bar needs improvement. Now the suggestions appear after the user hit "Find Events".
    What is a reasoning behind suppressing google snappy suggestions as one types? (as you use theirs api?)
    I have used your site as a test http://wpshindig.com/events/ so it is not the problem with my server.
    The search suggestions would solve a lot of problems and requests reported here about misinterpretation of the city. It would also increase the user awareness on how the search should be phrased. On top of it it would feel more interactive and 21 century;) and…

    69 votes
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  2. Display the weather forecast for events 10 days out

    You could have an option to show the weather for events 10 days out or less. Similar to how you are showing the location map. You could possibly use the weather.com api.

    2 votes
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  3. 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!

    10 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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!

    40 votes
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    ticketed for consideration  ·  4 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Add tribe_edit_category capability for user roles

    Allow control of category capability as you do for venue, organizer, e.g. edit_tribe_organizer, so we can prevent editors from adding or changing calendar categories.

    120 votes
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  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.

    102 votes
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  7. 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 →
  8. 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 →
  9. 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 →
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Integration with EventFul

    Hello - new user of the plugin here. We are a large community of activists and bring together a number of events - so far Evenbrite plugin has been amazing.

    I wonder if it would be possible to import from Eventful? They have a great accessible API and the monitor the fair use of this: http://api.eventful.com

    The API is quite extensive. But in particular I'd like to search by keyword, location and venue.

    Thanks!

    6 votes
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    needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

    47 votes
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  16. More detailed backend settings for events in main blog loop & rss feed

    Requesting more settings for the backend feature "events in main blog loop", namely select options for:
    1) ascending or descending event ordering
    2) use either event start date OR event post date

    31 votes
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  17. Event Redirect Link from Calendar

    Add an option to redirect an event to a static page, post or external URL. Event shows in calendar grid and listings, but when the user clicks the event, they are immediately redirected to the destination URL.

    This allows placing events into the calendar such as those managed by a third party, FB events, or recurring events that have a specific landing page and URL, and allows the user to immediately get to the correct page.

    (Currently, we are doing this with a separate redirect plugin. Works, but it's extra plugin overhead.)

    5 votes
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  18. Selling Tickets with iThemes Exchange

    I would love to see Modern Tribe work with iThemes to create integration with iThemes Exchange for selling tickets to events. Any chance this could happen in the future?

    12 votes
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    needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Add a "Today" button in the calendar view so people can quickly jump back to Today.

    Just like most other calendaring software, add a button labelled "Today".
    Clicking it will bring the person immediately back to viewing today's date.

    For extra smoothness, Have the button only show up when today's date is not visible in the view.

    172 votes
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  20. 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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