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  1. Private event

    Saw some discussion for private calendar. Would be great to have private events for logged in members without needing to add a patch. For example, set the event to published as private which would then be viewable by members only.

    Perhaps this is already a feature?

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    • Simple(r) checkout with PayPal & Stripe, without Woo

      Installing/maintaining/styling/troubleshooting WooCommerce seems like overkill for many applications and seems like a common criticism of Event Tickets Plus. The plugin's existing functionality (configuring & selecting multiple ticket levels and quantities) seems perfect for handing off to simpler checkout processes than Woo - namely Stripe's excellent Checkout or the ever-popular PayPal. Seems like an easy win for simpler applications.

      2 votes
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      • Import recurring Facebook events

        Currently when Event Aggregator imports recurring events from Facebook, it imports it as one event (rather than a series of events). The first event is mistakenly the start time/date, and the last occurrence is the finish time/date.

        Here’s the event we’re trying to import from FB:
        https://www.facebook.com/events/1103532993123375

        13 votes
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        • Add register/pay for a session or group of classes

          I am trying to sell tickets to a preschool program. It is every other Tuesday and $35 for 8 classes that make up one session. I would like for my clients to pay once for the whole session.

          It is not necessarily a recurring event, although I purchased Events Calendar Pro thinking this would be my solution- it wasn't.

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          • Add a search to the scheduled imports

            I have 7 pages of scheduled imports and sometimes need to find one of them. Would save a LOT of time over the years if I could just search instead of browsing through 7 pages. Please add to the next upgrade!

            14 votes
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            • Allow editing of Venue/Organizer creation boxes

              Currently it is not possible to edit the Venue/Organizer meta boxes that display when creating a new Venue/Org on the Community Events Submit an Event form.

              Although we can perform a template override on [our-theme]/tribe-events/community/modules/organizer-fields.php, editing this file does not control what appears on the event creation screen (apparently this is actually coming from wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/admin-views/create-organizer-fields.php). Thus, it is not possible to change the Venue or Organizer meta boxes (e.g. the order of the fields) that appear on the Community Events Submit an Event form.

              Please change this so that we can edit these areas of the form (as we can…

              1 vote
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              • Add more frequency options to Event Aggregator automatic imports

                Right now, the automatic import frequency options in Event Aggregator go from hourly to daily with no options in between. Those are hugely different for how up to date the calendar would be. I'd like either a few options in between (ie every two hours, every three hours, every six hours) or the ability to manually choose the frequency.

                3 votes
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                • Allow the user to preview the venue and organizer details when they make a selection off the menu

                  It seems the user can't see the details of the organizer and venue they are selecting off a menu until *after* the event is posted. That is not good enough.

                  What if there are two locations with the same name? How do they know they picked the right one unless they can preview it? What if they want to ensure the address and other details in the database are correct before they post? Etc. Users don't want to blindly select a venue off a menu without being able to preview its details.

                  Thank you.

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                  • Please list recurring events only once in list

                    My events list is dominated by a few recurring events and I have to scroll through mnay future years of individual recurrences before I get to my current events. Can't recurring events be summarized in the events list as a single item? This would be much more convenient.

                    Thank you very much for your help.

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                    • Add Plugin URI in all the plugins headers

                      Original Posting - https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/plugins-are-missing-plugin-uri-in-the-plugin-header/#post-1360233

                      I just wanted to flag that you guys haven’t provided a Plugin URI in your plugins so when they appear in system reports (Gravity Forms, WooCommerce, etc.) and other places they aren’t linked to your website.
                      Fairly minor but might be a good idea.

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                      • calendar text

                        I would like the option to replace the calendar download text with something other than the event description. For instance, include just the parking, arrival, logistics info, instead of the full event description.

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                        • Allow Admins to select 'Not Going' for cancelled RSVP bookings

                          When managing cancelled RSVP attendees, instead of just deleting a booked RSVP, can this simply mark them as 'not going' so as to keep a record of all of those who have booked and have it still update the stock quantity?

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                          • yandex map

                            Please add the possibility of using Yandex Maps as an alternative to maps from Google. In the countries of the former USSR and some other countries, these maps are the most accurate and convenient.

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                            • Reusable Event Template

                              In addition to being able to define a "ticket template" as described in another feature idea (https://tribe.uservoice.com/forums/195723-feature-ideas/suggestions/3825421-reusable-ticket-defaults-profiles-as-per-venues-a), I would suggest that this same functionality be extended to events themselves as well as tickets.

                              We currently use the Advanced Content Templates plugin (https://www.advancedcontenttemplates.com) for this purpose but it is limited. For example, Advanced Content Templates can't:

                              - insert the event category/categories
                              - insert the event tag(s)
                              - insert pre-defined a ticket(s)

                              Having a templating system for events and tickets would be a real time-saver for those who hold the same or similar events multiple times.

                              Thanks!

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                              • Allow direct access to WooCommerce Product meta

                                In the ticket definition section, allow direct access to set some of the WooCommerce Product metadata.

                                For example, we use the product category to set discounts via WooCommerce Memberships. However, we are forced to go into the WooCommerce product (ticket) that is auto-defined and set the product category as needed. It would be much easier to do this from within the ticket definition section of the event itself.

                                Thanks!

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                                • weekly event

                                  It will be nice to have a option for a Weekly event

                                  2 votes
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                                  • import all

                                    After the current issue with Event Aggregator where it wasn't pulling images due error on your server side it was a big hassle to run the import on each schedule import 1 by 1. When selecting all, for bulk options, there's only the option to delete. Would be good to add the bulk option to run import there as well.

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                                    • Enable an option for GST calculation in Tickets Plus price displays

                                      Gday Tribe forumites

                                      In Australia, it is mandatory to display pricing including GST.

                                      The easiest way to add data is to put the ex GST price in (eg. $98) and let the computer do the maths to display the GST inclusive price ($107.80).

                                      The Tickets plus combination with WooCommerce allows one of the frontend display areas to display the GST inclusive, and I suspect this is WooCommerce coding.

                                      However, the primary area for the ticket price does not calculate, it shows the original input.

                                      Here is a screenshot: https://screencast.com/t/ZBmqzCspXbMb

                                      I'd like a radio button option that overrides the input (default)…

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                                      • Autofill the featured image in WooCommerce Tickets

                                        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.…

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Reduce the number of generated WooComerce products

                                          This might also be solved by filtering out the tickets from WooCommerce admin's product list, but it seems now that I have no option beside having a product for every individual ticket. It would be nice to be able to reuse an existing product and link that to several event tickets, when they are basically the same but just for a different date, thus allowing to minimizing the number of event-ticket products generated

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