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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. add a default to filter in one category for calendar then give users the option to filer more in

    We have so many events on the calendar that visually it is too much with all of them on there. I would like a default setting that brings up just featured events first and then the user would "add in" more events to the calendar based of of the categories the user chooses to add.

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    • Additional Fields: add a column with the field names

      Would it be a good idea to add a column with the field names in the backend for the additional fields?

      I collect some of my data from a database in which there are some of the same field identifiers for the organizer and venue. In order to be able to differentiate you with the assignment, I would like to give these identifiers a different title than that in the frontend appears

      1 vote
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      • Allow HTML markup in Additional Fields

        It would be very helpful to be able to use HTML markup and styling in text Additional Fields. I wanted to enter a set of links as a styled list, the result was a string of comma-separated links.

        2 votes
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        • Display events automatically in web visitor's timezone

          Display events automatically in web visitor's timezone

          Currently, the options allow you to use your WordPress timezone OR local timezones for each event. None of these options will automatically update the date and time of your event based on the user's local timezone.

          5 votes
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          • Events categories and events dates in the permalink structure

            For a better SEO friendly URL structure I suggest the customization of the permalink structure including the category for the single event and maybe the date of th event too.

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            • Custom Map Marker

              Support the Customization of the Map Markers with a individual image or the Event Featured Image.

              3 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!

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                • Ability to filter OUT events by keyword

                  Add the ability to filter OUT events by keyword in a feed. This is the converse of the existing filter functionality.

                  Use Case: I have a scheduled event import of an organizations events which contains a "Monthly Meeting" that I'd prefer NOT to import. As it stands now, I need to manually trash each "Monthly Meeting" event that gets imported. Being able to set a filter to ignore "monthly meeting" would save me some tedious work.

                  2 votes
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                  • Set Organizer JSON Type

                    The current default "Type" for organizers is set to "Person" in the Organizer.php file. It would be nice to have the ability to set this to either "Person" or "Organization". Preferably a metabox in the Organizers admin page to select/set the Type.

                    1 vote
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                    • Allow import of past facebook events

                      Create a setting that allows for import of past events from facebook. Benefit is that it creates a robust history of events/organizers/venues. It also populates the calendar historically. All of this supports the credibility of the calendar

                      2 votes
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                      • Include [View-Event] link in notification of newly imported event

                        When a new event is imported a notification is given which includes a link to any new venue or new organizer. However the new event itself is not linked.

                        The new event listing is likely to be the view that one is most likely to want to look at to see if it has rendered correctly, or to edit some personal content to the event.

                        It could be a simple fix to add [View your event listing] to the notification.

                        This is what is currently shown:

                        Import complete!
                        1 new event was imported. 1 new image was imported.
                        1 new…

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                        • Timezones: Updating event timezone in bulk

                          Hi,

                          I was recently facing a problem: I needed to update the timezone of all my 300 events (I recently activated the event calendar’s “Timezone Mode”). And I was wondering whether there was a way to do this automatically or in bulk.

                          I was thinking that since each event has an address (city, state, country), wouldn’t it be possible to automatically update the timezone information based on the city, country or state? I understand that since some countries are set on multiple timezones, this wouldn’t be possible to update a timezone only based on the country information (ex: China, Russia,…

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                          • Limit imports in aggregator

                            A way to limit how many weeks out the aggregator will import for EACH calendar import. Or even number of events to import for each import.

                            2 votes
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                            • Schedule auto-post to social media

                              Create a way to schedule auto posts to social media for upcoming events. This would reduce a lot of social media labor and strengthen the marketing of events.

                              2 votes
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                              • Each Day Needs it's Own Hours

                                When I create a venue, it assumes that M-F hours are the same, but we are always open late on Fridays. I have one venue that is closed on Tuesdays. We need each day to have it's own hours.

                                8 votes
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                                • Ability to append/prepend text to event description

                                  Similar to my suggestion to add the ability to append/prepend text to the event title, the ability to do the same with the event description would also be useful.

                                  As an example, suppose you wanted to clarify that a particular event was hosted by a 3rd party and not your own organization. You might want to include text such as:

                                  "This event is hosted by a 3rd party and while we have every reason to believe you will have an enjoyable experience at this organization's event, we make no guarantees or representations of such."

                                  Again, potentially very useful and wouldn't…

                                  3 votes
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                                  • enable selection of multiple saved fieldsets

                                    When creating custom attendee information, enable the ability to select more than one saved fieldset. Right now there is only the option to select one, and then the ability to add saved fieldsets goes away. I'd like to be able to add multiple (such as Guest Contact & Meal Preference).

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Add support for Project Nami / MSSQL

                                      Currently Tribe Events uses several SQL commands that are not supported by MS SQL, causing errors to appear in the admin dashboard when the plugin is installed on a Project Nami instance. (Project Nami is a fork of Wordpress that uses MSSQL instead of MySQL.) Using the $wpdb API instead of raw SQL or a custom abstraction layer will enable this plugin to be used on Nami installs as well as traditional MySQL environments.

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                                      • Dropdown in the ticket area

                                        Wouldn't i be nice have a dropdown in the ticket area so the user can just choose a ticket (when having multiple tickets) at that line and not having to scroll down (Bad UX when having many types of tickets). After the ticket is selected the right price is shown and you can just fill in the attendee information and go to the check out.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Show date range (for recurring events) and brief descriptive text for event sliders

                                          Probably this has been covered somewhere, but I can't find it. It's frustrating that the start date is the only thing listed in sliders showing events that take place over several days. Displaying a date range would be great. In addition, it would be useful to display a brief description of the event in the slider. I'm using the theme for a film-festival site, and you can't always tell much from the film's title, which currently is the only bit of info we can show.

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