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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. Implement "admin-like" sorting functionality to "My Events" list (sort by column header)

    The list of user submitted events (example.com/events/community/list) is currently sorted in descending order, meaning events starting in two weeks are listed first, events starting in one week listed below.
    This is because this view is considered as an admin-like page (as I can administer my submitted events here), and in the admin it is in descending order by default.

    But if this view is considered as an admin-like page, then it should have "admin-like" features. One would be to change order by clicking a column header, as it's possible in the backend ("Status", "Title", "Organizer", "Venue", ... and, especially, "Start…

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      0 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make Filter Bar compatible with shortcoded calendars

      Would be nice to add the filter bar feature to every page with a calendar via shortcode, not only in the event page.

      Then it would allow you to make filtered calendars on pages, and let to the user play with the other fields to check information.

      166 votes
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        ticketed for consideration  ·  61 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add "Ticket Fieldset" to CSV import for tickets.

        My client offers after-school events per quarter for dozens of schools. Every event has a required ticket fieldset (child's name, age, medications and allergies, etc.)

        I've got CSV imports working for events. And even though importing corresponding tickets is a little clumsy since you have to somehow match event titles or IDs I've got that working as well.

        It's a big pain having to go in after and manually add Ticket Fieldsets to every imported event.

        Since saved Ticket Fieldsets are already named please add a CSV import column for those as well.

        7 votes
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          needs more votes  ·  2 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Limit RSVP or Woocommerce ticket Registration to ONE (or selectable value) for the same event

          I think it's necessary have a feature to limit the number of RSVP registrations that a single user can do. It can be useful both with mandatory logging for RSVP registration and with guest users. It doesn't make sense that a single user can register more than one reservation.

          15 votes
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            8 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Please add your votes to this idea, and add your comments to share your use cases.

            If we were to implement this, it would be based on the user login, not IP addresses.

            In the meantime, one of these snippets may be helpful:
            - https://gist.github.com/cliffordp/80b33455779b74ec49f6ea3033cb47bf
            - https://gist.github.com/cliffordp/f148a9cacd726e5a86ffeda2d2e204c1
            - https://gist.github.com/cliffordp/66bf05df61ee269c60ff20d6f39e2cab

          • Allow users to request Attendee Information using Community form (front end)

            Being able to request Additional Attendee Information is a fantastic feature we can use when creating a ticket.

            However as it stands only the admin can use this. My users who submit their events and request tickets on the front end have no way to use this feature.

            They have to contact me and I have to manually add it for them. Very time consuming and not practical for a large site.

            Request > Can this functionality be added to the community submission form on the front end.

            20 votes
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              needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Community Tickets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • LearnDash Integration

              Event Espresso integrates with LearnDash such that event attendees can be added to LD courses or groups. I would love to see a similar integration.

              2 votes
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                needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • WooCommerce > Show Attendee information on the checkout page

                USER STORIES & GOALS

                - I am a customer who added multiple tickets to my WooCommerce shopping cart, I would like to confirm that I filled out the data for each ticket accurately before clicking Proceed to Checkout.
                - I am a customer who realized that one of the multiple tickets in my cart has inaccurate attendee meta info. I would like to edit only that ticket, or at least remove it from my cart without removing all of the others.

                SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

                - When 2+ tickets are added to the cart, each one will appear as a separate…

                53 votes
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                • Connect (sync) with Microsoft Exchange

                  We need a calendar plugin that will be able to connect to an exchange calendar.

                  This plugin has most of the features we need in a WP calendar system minus the connection with Exchange.

                  We are going to be building a 120+ multisite environment and each of those sites need to have a calendar connected to their own calendar within exchange.

                  See my other suggestion for a different approach.

                  4 votes
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                    needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Reminder Emails for X Days Before Event

                    Email Attendees of an event automatically with event details X days before event takes place. It would be great if this was a variable number of days.

                    440 votes
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                    • include WP post_meta fields in keyword search

                      Right now, The Events Calendar keyword search searches the Title, Post Body, and Post Excerpt.
                      I suggest that you add the option to include selected WP post-meta fields (custom fields) to the keyword search.

                      This would be extremely helpful, as a number of sites include various page information in custom post_meta fields. I would suggest it not search post_meta by default, but include the option to select which post_meta fields are included in the keyword search.

                      12 votes
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                      • Create a TBA/TBD or No Date Event

                        It would be great to be able to create an event with no date or have the date/time display as TBA (To Be Announced) or TBD (To Be Determined).

                        213 votes
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                        • Event Tickets, Zapier, Gotowebinar

                          Can we have a Zapier integration that can zap a ticket registration through to Goto webinar once someone has registered for the webinar on the events calendar that are also registered on the goto webinar site.

                          11 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Google Calendar Sync using Calendar ID + API

                            I'd like TEC and Google Calendar to be 1 and the same, only that TEC is responsive on our site. The administration is already used to updating google calendar. TEC would be perfect if it had this. I've found a plugin that does what I'm talking about https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-calendar-events/ but it's honestly not as flushed out as TEC(especially in terms of responsiveness). It uses the calendar ID and calendar api key. I think you guys could do what they've done better. It would be awesome if this came out as a feature. Thanks!

                            25 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              That’s a great idea! Thanks for the specificity. This is something we have talked about some, and are keen to see how many folks are interested in it. We really appreciate your posting the idea here.

                              You might also want to check out our Event Aggregator service (https://theeventscalendar.com/product/event-aggregator/) and see if that would meet your needs. It allows you to import events from Google Calendar into The Events Calendar and even has automatic imports so you can keep things up to date.

                              Cheers!
                              - The Modern Tribe Support Team

                            • add waitlist capability

                              If events are sold out, it'd be nice to have a waitlist capability for last minute ticket cancellations.

                              274 votes
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                                Thanks for your votes! We have this on our longterm roadmap for Event Tickets Plus.

                                Some folks have started using the free Event Tickets addon as a waitlist ( https://wordpress.org/plugins/event-tickets/ ). With that plugin installed a new type of ticket becomes available: RSVP. You can add RSVPs “tickets” to sold out events. This allows users to share their email address if they are interested in attending. You can then email the list of interested users when a ticket becomes available.

                                With some minor wording modification you can even rename RSVP to “Waitlist” and change any other verbiage to help make this a decent wait list feature for your website.

                              • Export to outlook calendars

                                Export to outlook calendars! Most of our users use Microsoft outlook and it would be helpful to have that feature with iCal and Google

                                75 votes
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                                  planned  ·  32 comments  ·  The Events Calendar/Events Calendar PRO  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow users to Subscribe to Calendar via email

                                  Allow users to subscribe to the Events Calendar, so that they can receive an email informing them of upcoming events.

                                  190 votes
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                                    Howdy folks,

                                    Thanks for all the votes and feedback regarding this subscription/newsletter idea. It is something we have talked about a lot as a result of your feedback.

                                    The author of Events Calendar Newsletter, a third party plugin, just wrote an excellent tutorial regarding integrating that plugin with The Events Calendar so folks can subscribe to your calendar. It covers sending out event based newsletters, possible ways to add a subscribe button to your site, and so forth. It seems ideally suited to the folks requesting this feature. :) We have heard nothing but good things from the users of this Newsletter plugin and wanted to share this possible 3rd party solution with y’all that’s available now.

                                    Cheers!

                                  • Make it possible to print calendar

                                    For folks who send out calendars via PDF or need to make photocopies, it would be great to have a printable version.

                                    277 votes
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                                      While a bit of a roundabout solution, one possibility is to get the iCal export link and then run the .ics file through a converter such as https://icsconvert.appspot.com/

                                      And here’s a code snippet specific to the Twenty Sixteen theme that may be a good starting point for your own theme’s printer-friendly styling customization: https://gist.github.com/cliffordp/edec7dff1e2d92333682759d0b8de7de

                                    • Shortcode for Community Events

                                      i need to embed the community event submission form into a page. shortcode or some other way to accomplish this would be very useful.

                                      72 votes
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                                        ticketed for consideration  ·  22 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Charge for event submission and premium/featured events

                                        Develop a package pricing option where users could add a free event or premium event listing. Also allow for a membership option where event promoters could pay a flat monthly / annual fee and enter as many premium events as they would like.

                                        350 votes
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                                        • Duplicate Events

                                          If we could copy and event to make a new one, it would save us from having to retype details that stay the same. The only thing we would have to change would be the date.

                                          269 votes
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