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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. Import "Get Tickets" link from Facebook event posts

    I purchased the Import Facebook events plug in and was shocked to find it doesn't import the "Get Tickets" link from the Facebook event, according to this forum.

    This is a major disappointment, IMHO. This function should be added or else the lack of this function should be disclosed in the plug in description. It defeats the purpose of this plug in.

    The whole idea of the plug in is to support automation and prevent duplicate data entry. Yet, I have to enter the link to buy tickets manually on my WP site for each event? Doesn't make any sense.

    33 votes
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    • Add the ability for users to RSVP to Facebook events on my website's event pages

      I think it's key for the user to be able to RSVP to a corresponding event on Facebook. I know Events+ has this ability and believe Event Espresso does as well. It seems to be the only key feature you guys are missing.

      43 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.

        12 votes
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        • 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…

          52 votes
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          • Hide http:// from Event Website URL text

            More of a bug ...

            Under Details, the website has the "http://" automatically included. The Organizer does not display this by default. I suggest it not be displayed across the board.

            2 votes
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            • Hide weekend days

              Using the “Filter Bar” displaying to the left of the calendar the calendar itself will gets very cramped. An option to "Hide Weekend DAys" would help this.

              “Event Espresso” has this on/off option.

              4 votes
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              • Put all javascript onload() events in public function

                When I asynchronously try to load a page that has a mini-calendar-widget on it, the javascript asociated with that is not triggered, because these functions are called onload. I these functions would live in a public function I could call them after my ajax-page has loaded. (in response to https://tri.be/support/forums/topic/the-events-calendar-on-asynchronously-ajax-loaded-pages/#post-121775)

                2 votes
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                • Let Users Import their Facebook Events into Community Events

                  It would be cool if users submitting events through Community Events could input a Facebook URL and we import the rest with our Facebook Events plugin.

                  83 votes
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                    Thank you for the suggestion! This is something we are very interested in.

                    With Event Aggregator we released a unified interface for importing an event from Facebook, Eventbrite, and Meetup. Are any of you interested in allowing community import from these other services?

                    In the mean time checkout @Anselm’s great customization that provides this capability.

                    Cheers!
                    - The Modern Tribe Support Team

                  • 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…

                    11 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.

                      11 votes
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                      • Post Calendar Events to Facebook

                        I would like to see the plugin go from Event Cal to FB, not FB to Event Cal.

                        169 votes
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                        • 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.

                          43 votes
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                          • 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.

                            171 votes
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                              Howdy Guys,

                              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!

                              - Brook

                            • 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.

                              20 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?

                                10 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.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Custom Export of Events data

                                    The WP Export function doesn't always play nice with custom post types and all of their info. I was moving my events calendar from one site to another with a new layout and many of the events were jumbled or displayed incorrect info. It would be awesome to have a custom Export and Import feature for TEC

                                    23 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!

                                      247 votes
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                                      • Shortcode for Ticket Purchase (Eventbrite, etc.)

                                        While the Events Calendar is quite robust, we'll sometimes have standalone pages for larger events. Purchasing tickets might be easier on those pages than on a brief synopsis in The Events Calendar.

                                        Could we have a shortcode to display Eventbrite/etc. tickets on posts/pages?

                                        Anchors don't work well with most naming structures.

                                        10 votes
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                                          Hello all,

                                          Thank you for your votes and comments.
                                          We would love to see more votes on this one.

                                          Also, as it stands, please note that for RSVP and Event Tickets plus tickets, it is already possible to add them to posts, pages and custom post types (not via a shortcode, but by selecting the appropriate setting under the Events > Settings > Tickets tab)

                                          Cheers

                                        • Multiple calendars for the same website, with options to make one private

                                          I am using your calendar for my events calendar on my website. I have a different calendar of specials and happy hours but I cannot find a calendar that's anywhere near as good. I just wish I could embed it twice and have 2 completely different calendars. Week view without times would be awesome! It's really hard to find a calendar that allows you to list a bunch of things that all happen at the same time of day.

                                          20 votes
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