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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. Sort Events by distance

    A really useful feature that is missing is the possibility to sort the events by distance.
    After performing a search, an user would normally expects to see the events displayed by distance (and then by date) so that the closest event is listed as first item in the list and so on...

    It just makes no sense to have a random list when you can search by address...

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    • Support Open Graph metadata for events

      As an event manager / organizer we are promoting a lot of individual events on Facebook. Currently the open graph metadata is guessed by Facebook, which results in the wrong image being shown for example.

      It would be great if proper og: metadata was generated for the event details so Facebook would pull the right data immediately.

      3 votes
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      • Add "Show Google Map" and "Show Google Maps Link" options to Default Content Settings Page

        I would love to see the "Show Google Map" and "Show Google Maps Link" checkboxes added under the Default Venue drop down on the Default Content setting page.

        I have a site where 99% of the events happen on location so they don't need a map to be shown, but there's 1% which happen off-site so a map is very helpful.

        It would be a great optimization of our time to be able to have it so the "Show Google Map" and/or "Show Google Maps Link" could be unchecked by default when creating an event (making this an option for…

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        • Allow for multiple selection criteria for importing FB events

          Currently, when you import a facebook event url, you can only select ONE category choice. We then have to re-open the event after and select other categories. Its a huge waste of time. If you are doing multiple events, you ofter forget to go back and fix it later.

          3 votes
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          • Allow users to request Attendee Information using Community form (front end)

            Being able to request Additional Attendee Information is a fantastic feature we can use when creating a ticket.

            However as it stands only the admin can use this. My users who submit their events and request tickets on the front end have no way to use this feature.

            They have to contact me and I have to manually add it for them. Very time consuming and not practical for a large site.

            Request > Can this functionality be added to the community submission form on the front end.

            2 votes
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            • WordPress admins should be able to edit/amend attendee names

              I appreciate that attendees change amend names on their tickets, but admins can do everything else, but not amend an attendee name - please make this change!

              4 votes
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              • Events Pro - Photo View - Display *Always* Chronological

                Event dates are incredibly important to be displayed in chronological order.

                Currently the Events PRO Photo View displays events according to how they are displayed on the page (position). I understand the logic here, but *STRONGLY* urge a feature be added to always display in chronological order.

                We've paid for this plugin for a couple of years, we like it, but events not appearing by date is a constant problem and confuses people endlessly. Please address this issue for your paid subscribers asap. This is a must have feature!

                3 votes
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                • Multiple time/venues per event

                  1. Multiple time

                  for example, the Event A has been planed on
                  12/03/2015 8:00am – 5:00pm
                  13/03/2015 10:00am – 4:00pm
                  14/03/2015 10:00am – 5:00pm

                  3. Multiple location

                  For same event, has been plan on different location and different time

                  I’d like to have ability to adding above under same event entry. :)

                  BTW Great plugin!!

                  4 votes
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                  • Certificate of Complettion

                    As a professional association, we would like to provide a PDF certificate to attendees with the event name and person's name in the certificate, along with the number of CPE hours the event qualifies for. This certificate should be made available in a member area specific to the user, or emailed to the registered user, but only upon check-in. This would be tremendously helpful. Thank you.

                    6 votes
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                    • I need to add ticket sales form through an html code on another website

                      I need to add ticket sales form through an html code on another website

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                      • Beaver Builder Compatibility - Full Integration So Everything Works

                        Beaver Builder's Page Builder is hugely popular with over 275K downloads. Right now the widget don't work completely in the page builder. Some functionality is missing and there are bugs.

                        It would be grand of there could be a concerted effort to make sure Event Calendar is fully compatible with Beaver Builder.

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                        • Mark import as featured

                          It would be great if imports could be marked as featured so that all events from that source get featured tag rather than having to go in and manually mark them.

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                          • Add an option to adjust ticketing to allow for a faster check-in

                            We recently built a site for a client using Events Tickets Plus- client checks in over 500 users a day but the response time for checking in was slow to load, so we stripped all of the backend out of the response showing only a large green confirmation message for attendee being checked in successfully or a large red confirmation for an already checked-in ticket, reducing the scan to check-in time to under 2 seconds. If you'd like us to share the snippets we would be happy to do so but this would really be a great option in the…

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                            • suppress category import in Event Aggregator

                              When importing events, the assigned category often comes with it. I believe this is other wordpress sites. I would like a way to suppress importing other calendar's categories. Just makes a mess and then I have to delete the category.

                              1 vote
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                              • Feature event thumbnail link

                                Hi,

                                first of all The Events Calendar is really great plugin.

                                I am using for all events the function Feature Event to show the thumbnail picture in the widget area. Right now I can go the event detail only if I click on the Event name. What I need is to have link also on the thumbnail picture. Especialy on mobile users try to click on picture but there is no link.

                                Can you please add this feature?

                                1 vote
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                                • Add an option to allow recurrence description for event titles in lists and calendar

                                  There are 2 types of recurring events - those that are part of a course-type series where a person pays once, starts on the first day but we still want to show all class instances on the calendar (to show for example that a room is booked). If the course dates are not 'all-day' over sequential days, then we need to use the recurring events feature (e.g. every Tuesday from 10-11am for 6 weeks).

                                  The other recurring event type is where an event simply gets repeated regularly (eg. a mother & toddler group that takes place every Wednesday at 9am).…

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                                  • add 15 minute increments for your calendar view.

                                    Right now an event that starts at 6am and 6:15am will appear in the same slot.

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                                    • tribe_events shortcode support multiple categories with option for AND or OR

                                      Per https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/embedding-calendar-views-tribe_events-shortcode/#common, only 1 category can be entered in the shortcode.

                                      I'd like to be able to do something like this:
                                      `[tribe_events categories="bbq,holidays,community" and="true"]`
                                      (since the default would be `and=false` which means OR, not AND)

                                      Another name for this shortcode argument might be `filter="and"` or something else.

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Add an opt-in checkbox for RSVP confirmation email

                                        We'd like to add the emails of people who RSVP to our MailChimp lists, but we would need them to opt-in first. We want to do this through the RSVP confirmation email, rather than asking for emails of all attendees, which doesn't work because then we'd be asking the registrant to subscribe friends to a list. So we would need a checkbox on the front end with an editable message, and for that to come through on the export.

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                                        • List of available shortcodes on the back-end at plugin settings.

                                          Not sure if I am just not seeing it, but if it's not there, how about adding your list of available shortcodes to the Help or Settings section on the back-end of the site? It's mildly irritating to have to go to your website every time, then run a search for shortcodes, then find the correct post in order to get the correct shortcode...

                                          2 votes
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