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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. 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?

    49 votes
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      17 comments  ·  New plugin ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      94 votes
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      • 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…

        50 votes
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        • 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 →
          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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 →
                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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.

                        156 votes
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                          14 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/

                        • 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 →
                            • 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.

                              28 votes
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                                needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  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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                                    • 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.

                                      99 votes
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                                      • 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.

                                        39 votes
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                                        • 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.

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