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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. 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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  2. 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 →
  3. 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!

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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 →
  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Choose Which Events Show on Blog, Rather than All or None

    Maybe you could see a window with a list of all the events, and check which ones to add to the blog, or you could choose an event category whose events would show on the blog.

    30 votes
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  16. Event Slider

    Ability to add code to a slider to display one event per slide. The code syntax would contain the first, second, third, etc event to be displayed. A slide template would be available for customization. Expired events would not be displayed. Provide an alternate default slide in the case where there are no upcoming events.

    54 votes
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  17. Add support for the calendar in a subdirectory like /subdir/events/

    Currently we can use /Events or /Calendar as the root level or slug. I propose having the ability to use /Football/Schedule or /Parents/Calendar

    13 votes
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  18. Add social share options

    Add an option for these custom posts (each event) for social sharing (FB, twitter, etc. etc.) which will allow visitors to share directly a particular event from the event page.

    38 votes
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  19. Allow different page layouts for calendar views and single events

    I would love if the calendar was one page layout (in my case full width) and an event page a different one (in my case with a sidebar). The calendar needs lots of room so it makes it sense to display it full width but for an event page I would like to show ads and other content in a sidebar.

    63 votes
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  20. Setting to select the default view for category pages

    At the moment, you have the option to select a default view for the main shop page, but the category pages default to a list view regardless of what you have selected for the shop page. I'd like to see the ability to select the default view for both the shop page and the category pages, but in the absence of this, I would think it would be better for the category pages default to be the same as what was selected for the main shop page.

    3 votes
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