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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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  1. Customize Attendee information on the Ticket and email sent to purchaser

    I would like to add the name of the attendee on the ticket and then control what information I send to the purchaser

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    • Customers purchases over time - data download (Who's a VIP?)

      I wish to download a list of everyone who has purchased a ticket through my website AND I want to see who my most frequent buyers are.
      I plan to invite VIPs to an exclusive event... but need to know who has made the most purchases over time.
      I can see the data but I cannot download it... and I have to search using individual email addresses at this stage, as opposed to simply being able to sort the data according to number of purchases.

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      • Combine underscore js

        Would you consider combining underscore-before.js and underscore-after.js into one file? Both files are small enough that gtmetrix suggests inlining them, so why separate files? I understand this might not be an issue for some, but one of my sites has over 120 https requests, so combining those files would help.

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        • Import ATTACH field as defined in the ICS spec

          Google Calendar and the ICS spec both define the ATTACH attribute.
          GCal like

          ATTACH;FILENAME={filename} FMTTYPE={url}

          Here it is in the ICal spec https://www.kanzaki.com/docs/ical/attach.html

          Import this data as meta data

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          • A filter for mapping attributes in aggregator

            Before the request is sent to the aggregator api, add a filter so that weird attributes on the event host can be mapped to sane attributes in the aggregator server before they are sent to the receiving TEC calendar

            for example XYZ-ATTRIBUTE => ORGANIZER

            where XYZ-ATTRIBUTE is an attribute that is served from the originating host and ORGANIZER is defined here https://www.kanzaki.com/docs/ical/organizer.html

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            • Add songkick or bandsintown integration

              I would like to be able to create a calendar of live music in my city using your events aggregator feature

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              • Show Date (Tuesday Oct 2) as Featured Image if no featured image assigned.

                Is there a way to show Date as Featured image instead of grey calendar icon?

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                • Autofill the Event Tickets header image

                  Make it possible to add the WooCommerce Product featured image from within the ticket meta-block in the event. I would be perfectly happy with either of three solutions:
                  1 reusing the header image
                  2 reusing the featured image of the event
                  3 selecting a separate image for just this reason.

                  But can understand if option 1 might conflict with how the image might be used otherwise and option 2 might conflict with the fact that the ticket is stored basically separate from the event, so perhaps option 3 should be it and will save me a lot of time anyway.…

                  70 votes
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                  • Mass export all attendees

                    An option to export a list of all event attendees in Wordpress to a CSV file, with cells for date, event info, registration info, etc. The list is available as a Wordpress export file, but is downloaded as a WP XML.

                    3 votes
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                    • Save attendee information in woocommerce customer account for future orders

                      If a customer would like to order a ticket more often, he must fill in any custom attendee fields again and again. In our case (a solution for a customer) this is very complicated with 8 fields. It would be very convenient if the inputs of these fields could be saved for future orders. It is conceivable that the attendee data from the last order could be inserted at the push of a button.

                      7 votes
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                      • Resize pictures automatically and speed up pages

                        The events calendar has options to show events in widgets and in the calendar. There it always uses the standard wordpress pictures and does not resize them. This is a problem for users, as they have to load a lot of data. It also reduces the page rank at Google.
                        Therefore I want the plugin to resize the images automatically to save data and rank better in Google.

                        4 votes
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                        • Add names/aliases to imports

                          iCalendar imports don't have the ability to be named, which makes working with them confusing – I have a whole bunch of imports called "calendar", and I don't know which is which.

                          5 votes
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                          • Allow relabling of "Event" phrase in the Community Events plugin as well

                            For the TEC and TEC PRO plugins, you have a very cool optional plugin called "Relabler". https://theeventscalendar.com/extensions/change-labels-events-venues-organizers/

                            Could you add this for the Community Events as well?

                            See for more info: https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/the-events-calendar-relabler-doesnt-work-for-community-events/#post-1588890

                            Thanks in advance :)

                            2 votes
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                            • Salesforce Integreation

                              Integrate with Salesforce/Marketing Cloud/Pardot

                              2 votes
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                              • Add payment method on e-ticket.

                                It would be helpful, if the payment method would be stated on the e-ticket, which the user/guest prints out at home and brings to the event.

                                Some people are still old fashion and would much rather pay at the door than online and to accommodate this, the user can order tickets online, check "Pay at the door" as payment method and prints out the e-ticket. However, in order for the usher/clerk to know, if the ticket has been paid for, it should state the payment method on the ticket.

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                                • Make gigpress responsive

                                  Can you make the gigpress shows (future/past) layout truly responsive?

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Satellite view for Google maps

                                    Allow the map view to be set as either satellite or road map, instead of defaulting to road map.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Allow x Number of Upcoming Recurring Events to Display

                                      It would be great to be able to show more than just only one upcoming event in a recurring series. Ideally this would be per recurring event series so you could customize it different for different recurring events. This would be helpful in situations where one recurring event dominates the calendar for the next few weeks, but you still want to be able to show more than just one.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Event statistics report

                                        Our organization would like an easy way to compile event statistics for a specific time period (calendar year, for example). TEC doesn't include any such reporting functionality and I'm not aware of any 3rd party solutions to this other than using an SQL tool.

                                        Data that we would be interested in includes:

                                        * number of events in the time period
                                        * number of tickets sold in the time period
                                        * total revenue for the time period

                                        Thanks!

                                        16 votes
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                                        • Add more features to the customizer

                                          Currently the customizer only allow for adding colors etc. it would be so useful to be able to use the customizer to change the tile/font/etc of a calendar view (month, week, etc.) without having to deal with css and code.

                                          Such a simple thing should not be so hard to implement!

                                          Thanks!

                                          67 votes
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