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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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  • Look to see if someone else has suggested the same idea, or something very similar. Many ideas are being submitted and it’s very possible that another request already exists. In that case, add your vote to the existing request.
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  1. allow events to be outputted to a JSON feed

    add functionality to allow events to be shown as a json feed

    11 votes
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    • Month View > Have multi-day events 'span' the consecutive days rather than individual entries each day

      Google and Outlook do this in their calendars and it helps make the 'calendar' view more user friendly to see one block that spans 3 days rather than 3 individual entries for the same event

      113 votes
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      • Create an alternative list of States - Provinces the style of the of Countries.

        The creation of an alternative list of states would serve all users to create a list of your Country Provinces and thus can even limit state is directed to the Calendar Eventes and that Country .

        Eg . I live in Spain in the province of Navarra and just want to include events from my province and bordering this would be in Spain ( Gipuzkoa , La Rioja , Zaragoza, Alava,
        Huesca ) and France (Pyrenees-Atlantiques , Hautes Pyrenees ) .

        Since other lists Countries already implemented , I select :
        ES, Spain
        FR, France

        With an alternative list of…

        129 votes
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        • Jalali calendar instead of Gregorian calendar

          Hi, it would be great to add Jalali and Hijri Calendar to the core as an option. because they use different types of date.

          6 votes
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          • Compatiblity with Page Widgets and similar plugins

            At the moment if you add an event calendar widget to a widget area from the post itself, using a plugin such as Page Widgets (http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-page-widget/), the category selector doesn't work, because, not expecting to be loaded on the post edit screen, it doesn't load all its scripts.

            This can be fixed if you want to make your plugin compatible, by modifying line 18 of /events-calendar-pro/lib/widget-calendar.class.php from

            if ( $hook != ‘widgets.php’ )

            to

            if ( $hook != ‘widgets.php’ && $hook != ‘post.php’ )

            Now everything works. I realise that if you were to implement this you’d want…

            7 votes
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              needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Use Organizer's Featured Image as the Event's Featured Image

              In cases where you don't upload or don't select a featured image for an event, use the organizer's featured image.

              Many themes allow you to use a post's featured image in different scenarios: home page sliders, widgets, archive pages etc.

              7 votes
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              • Community Events - Native Image/File Uploader on Submit Form

                Currently the submission form uses a default file upload but it seems it would be great if it used the default wordpres image/file uploader for usability and faster submission.

                15 votes
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                  ticketed for consideration  ·  0 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show amount of events for each pin marker in Map View

                  For now if i have many events in one place, i only have on point. It could be nice to show in some way that this is a multi events place.

                  157 votes
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                  • Remember end user filter settings

                    About the filters, is it possible to save filter settings for the calendar per user for when a user visits the site next time, so that the user does not need to set all the filters again every time?

                    If that is not possible it would be a pretty awesome feature.

                    15 votes
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                      needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Reorganize how recurring events show up only in admin area

                      My customer has a very large database of events (currently about 35.000). Many of them are recurring events, with quite some recurring over several weeks each day! This makes it hard:
                      - to identify the actual event (as in the understanding of our client the event is WHAT happens and not WHEN, so differentiation by dates and showing all of the does not make much sense
                      - to keep an overview of all current/coming events, as basically you have 1 same event there over several pages.
                      - edit the right (first occurrence) of the event, if something changes later.

                      This…

                      65 votes
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                      • WP-Admin listing of venues and organizers with more columns/data

                        I would like to see more data fields in the admin dashboard listings for my venues and organizers, such as:

                        venues: address, city, hyperlink, phone number
                        organizers: name, email, web page, phone

                        Is that already possible?

                        34 votes
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                        • Add an XML importer

                          Enable importing events/venues/organizers via XML (either file or URL, preferably URL). Some great event feeds are available in XML only.

                          13 votes
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                          • Create black out dates for community submitted events, such as holidays

                            Allow for an event to have a "priority" that can override & block out other events on that day

                            As an example ... I have a fitness center client that has 40 recurring events and they fall on the same day of the week as Christmas. It would be great to set up "Christmas" to be the main event that 1 day and override all the other events that are recurring so we don't have to modify the 40 events because they are closed on that holiday.

                            13 votes
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                            • Email list of event attendees to admin before event

                              Have a field to enter in the amount of time you wish to receive an automatic email of event attendees and a field to enter who the email is sent to. This idea was suggested to me by one of our clients, it would make it easier for event organizers to view the attendee list if they are uncomfortable with using the WordPress back end.

                              Loving the plugin by the way, Cheers!

                              286 votes
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                                8 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Widget Displaying Recently Added Events

                                My users have requested a feature to allow them to see recently posted events - very useful for those who check the calendar regularly.

                                26 votes
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                                • One event with multiple venues

                                  If I have three venues that have the same event it would be nice to list all three venues instead of three events.

                                  170 votes
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                                    Thank you guys so much for this idea, and explaining the various use cases where it would be helpful. This has been some tremendous feedback, and helps us understand how best to address your needs.

                                    Some of you will benefit best from our upcoming templating feature, which would allow you to easily duplicate event details from one event to another while changing only the things that vary, such as a venue. Others will no doubt enjoy the ability to link arbitrary events together as one event series. This might be ideal for conventions and large events with multiple days and facilities. This too is an upcoming feature.

                                    The rest would clearly enjoy the ability to have just one event with multiple venues, as you can do with organizers. Thanks to all of your excellent feedback this too is now a feature on our roadmap. It will likely be implemented as…

                                  • Provide a way to set an indeterminate time/TBA/TBD for events

                                    An indeterminate time would be useful for placeholder-style events where the specific details aren't known. A plugin-level setting for the text to display, e.g. "TBA", would be nice too.

                                    145 votes
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                                    • Choose Which Events Show on Blog, Rather than All or None

                                      Maybe you could see a window with a list of all the events, and check which ones to add to the blog, or you could choose an event category whose events would show on the blog.

                                      30 votes
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                                      • Event Slider

                                        Ability to add code to a slider to display one event per slide. The code syntax would contain the first, second, third, etc event to be displayed. A slide template would be available for customization. Expired events would not be displayed. Provide an alternate default slide in the case where there are no upcoming events.

                                        54 votes
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                                        • Date Range Picker

                                          You can only pick a start date with 3.0.

                                          If you have many hundreds of events coming up, many of them at the same location, map view becomes an unwieldy mess.

                                          I suggest, like Google Analytics, the option to pick a RANGE.

                                          176 votes
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