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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 Scheduled Imports Alphabetically

    I would like to be able to sort my scheduled imports alphabetically. With the current order of ‘last added’, it’s hard for me to review who I’ve already created a feed for.

    I want to be able to look at all my import sources alphabetically so that I can determine which ones I've already created.

    Currently, the only method of sorting is by 'last import'

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    • Force a Run Import on several selected Scheduled Imports

      Just like you can select several plugins to update, I would like to select several "Scheduled Imports" and force a "Run Import" on all of them at once. Since I'm often getting that red circle error saying last time of import is unknown, this would be a nice way to make sure the import has been run. And it would just be a useful option in general.

      4 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.

        12 votes
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        • integrate a back-end sales platform for in-store sales

          This plugin could really use a back-end POS not unlike the (seemingly abandoned) Woocommerce POS, only with more specialized compatibility with the additional Event Tickets features. I sell tickets out of the store that runs my events (as well as online, obviously), and I'd really like my in-store sales represented in my online inventory and "who's attending" sections. Unfortunately, plugins designed to integrate Woocommerce with existing POS systems are never going to be able to differentiate between tickets for past events and tickets for future events, nor will they ever be able to collect the same data from customers that…

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          • make the default state of "hide attendees list on event page" optional

            I understand why people would want the default state of this check box to be checked, but for most of my events I want it unchecked, and it's needlessly annoying to have to uncheck it for every single event I publish. Why not allow the plugin user to set the default state in the plugin's settings?

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            • Allowing multiple event organizers

              It would be nice to be able to have multiple Event Organizers as events are often hosted by more than one person.

              2 votes
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              • 1 vote
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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.

                  10 votes
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                  • Ticket sales for this event have passed notification

                    I came across a situation where a customer wanted to buy tickets for an event but they were no longer visible the site. (the end sale time had passed.

                    My feature request is once tickets are no longer for sale have a notice saying: "Ticket sales for this event have passed"

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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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                      • 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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                          • Add update authority for venue / organizers

                            Being able to set update authority for venues and organizers like it's possible for events so fields only get the latest version from either sides (site or source)

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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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                              • Assign default event categories to specific users

                                It would be great to be able to set a default category for each user and/or restrict users to publish in this category. For posts, there is the plugin called "Restrict Author Posting", the same function for EC events would be of great use.

                                3 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.

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                                  • Allow scheduled imports from an FB event search page.

                                    I often use FB's event search function to find events at a local venue that does not post the events themselves... currently, I have to manually add each event from the search results, but it would be fantastic for the EA to simply(?) subscribe to the search results... an example URL would be: https://www.facebook.com/search/events/?q=goderich%20legion

                                    2 votes
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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.

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                                        • (Optional) Sorting by city would be great!

                                          (Optional) Sorting by city would be great!

                                          10 votes
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