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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!

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  1. 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.

    8 votes
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    • Check if importing from Facebook URL already

      I have added a URL in twice as Facebook schedule. I forgot I was importing from that Facebook page already.

      If it could check the main URL (excluding any attributes such as ?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser as an example ) or at least have a search box to filter imports by name it would clear up this slight issue.

      7 votes
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      • Event Aggregator To Remove Deleted Events During Import

        We have many bands and many events, so we found the Event Aggregator a useful tool for automatically populating our website calendar from Google Calendar. However, there often is a shifting of bands from location to location, or cancellations at the last minute. However, if a band is removed from the Google calendar, it is not removed in tribe_events during the next scheduled import. Would love to see a feature that truly updates the event list and removes deleted events during each scheduled import. It would also be nice for the aggregator to highlight events that seem similar to each…

        5 votes
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        • Set Time of Import

          Include the option to set when the daily, weekly..., are actually imported.

          Then you can grab and import events at a preferred time during the day. Early morning and review each day, end of day to grab all new entries, etc.

          15 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!

            2 votes
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            • Please allow passbook support

              It would be great if the QR tickets which are offered in he ticket pro plugin could be supported by passbook. It's so convenient. Most of my mobile ticket purchasers are on iPhone so it would be great to offer this function and the android equivalent.

              12 votes
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              • Ability to configure end date/time for editing of ticket attendee information

                We run an event and collect attendee information that must be submitted to the venue x days in advance of the event. It would be very helpful if we could configure an end date/time for the ability to edit attendee information for a given event/ticket.

                Also, it appears that attendee information is currently editable indefinitely. I would recommend that the ability to edit attendee information be disabled by default once the event has occurred. Leaving open the ability to edit attendee information indefinitely opens the possibility that reports on past event attendees could have incorrect information (not likely, but possible).

                3 votes
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                • Custom Ticket Sorting in the Ticket Order Form

                  As a site admin, I would like to define the order in which tickets are displayed on the front end of the ticket order form.

                  There is a way to organize tickets using a function:
                  https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/changing-the-order-of-tickets/

                  However, the options provided are limited only to ordering tickets by price and by alphabetical order.

                  Perhaps a drag-and-drop interface in the back-end editor or a numeric field next to each ticket would be alternatives for allowing site admins control to arrange tickets in the order they would prefer.

                  9 votes
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                  • event aggregator categories & tags

                    Now we can pick one category when using the aggregator, but in our calendar it's possible that a certain event belongs in more categories.
                    This means I still have to do this manually to complete the event. Also I miss the option to activate tags. For this the same as with the categories it's handy when we could fill out more then one tag.

                    11 votes
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                    • Eventbrite

                      Eventbrite Aggregator same as your Facebook allowing to import all events from eventbrite by category and city

                      6 votes
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                      • Default location to assign to events imported from private meetups

                        When a meet up is private, then the location of events doesn't get imported. The event won't show up on any location search. It would be great to have a "Default Location" that could be assigned to each meet up group import. For example, if Los Angeles Bicycle Meetup is set to private, then when the import is setup for that meet up, there could be a field in which we could enter "Los Angeles, CA" or zip code, etc, and that would at least allow those events to be searched by area.

                        Thanks!

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                        • Add more fields with variable names & tags

                          I'm using this for someone who travels around the world giving classes, talks, and presentations on geekery. It's very adaptable however what would make it perfect would be 1) variable fields 2) tags 3) share this on social media of choice buttons

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                            0 comments  ·  GigPress  ·  Admin →
                          • Button outside of the table

                            I suggest to move the order/submit button outside of the table. Currently, the button isn’t aligned with the other buttons of the Event Calendar.

                            It looks much nicer if we the button outside from the table. See: http://prnt.sc/emda5l

                            1 vote
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                            • Clear attendee info for events that are seasonal or annual so a uses can update an event and doesn't have to rebuild the event.

                              Clear current attendee's option for events that have ended but are seasonal or annual. Then a uses can update an event date and doesn't have to rebuild the event or duplicate it.

                              1 vote
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                              • a built-in feature which allows for volume-based discounts

                                Here is the Use-Case:

                                Buy two or more tickets at once and you get a discount of 20%.

                                Now if a user chooses 2 or more tickets, then a discount of 20% is automatically applied without the need to enter any coupon.

                                2 votes
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                                • Add "Frequency" to bulk actions for scheduled imports

                                  The ability to select multiple scheduled imports and switch the frequency (daily, hourly, weekly, etc) would be great. I often need to update several imports at a time depending on seasons and going one-by-one is rather tedious.

                                  1 vote
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                                  • (Optional) Sorting by city would be great!

                                    (Optional) Sorting by city would be great!

                                    10 votes
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                                    • Create a "Season Pass" options for Theatre's.

                                      Season Pass (for a theatre or concert venue). It would be great to sell a Season pass good for admission to a series of plays. For example: if I have 8 shows in a year-long season... I want to sell a pass good for a single admission to each show.

                                      1 vote
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                                      • Filter out depricated functions in tech docs

                                        In Support on website, tech docs have more depreciated functions than current one.

                                        Please provide a fitlered list on only acitve functions.

                                        Whenever I get an idea to develop something with Events Calendar I have to page through endlessly to find and learn about what functions could assist me.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Add elements below the tickets section after adding tickets to a page

                                          We add tickets to pages for our shows, instead of adding tickets to an event in the calendar. When we do this, it's not easy to add an element below the tickets section on the page. Would like to be able to add page elements below the tickets section easily from the WordPress "Edit Page" screen. But Event Tickets Plus forces the tickets section to be at the bottom of the page.

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