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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. 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!

      239 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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          • 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.

            173 votes
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            • Order events on main page by post (creation) date

              It is possible to add posts to the main page. However, it these are sorted by event date. It would be useful to have these sorted by posting date.

              For example:

              1. On the 1st, write a blog post.
              2. On the 2nd, post an event for the 15th.
              3. On the 3rd, write another blog post.

              Currently these will appear in this order:

              2
              3
              1

              It would be useful to display the creation date of the event (i.e. when the event was posted), and order it as such on the main page. So, order as:

              3
              2
              1

              4 votes
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              • Sort events by Date Published

                In the admin panel, a column to sort when the event was published. This would be super helpful to people who publish and schedule months in advance.

                8 votes
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                • 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.

                  15 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.

                    88 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.

                      18 votes
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                      • Add support for the calendar in a subdirectory like /subdir/events/

                        Currently we can use /Events or /Calendar as the root level or slug. I propose having the ability to use /Football/Schedule or /Parents/Calendar

                        11 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.

                          26 votes
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                          • Add social share options

                            Add an option for these custom posts (each event) for social sharing (FB, twitter, etc. etc.) which will allow visitors to share directly a particular event from the event page.

                            35 votes
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                            • App to Edit and Approve Calendar Entries for Android and iPhone.

                              App to Edit and Approve Calendar Entries for Android and iPhone. I really am enjoying your plugin. You have done really great work making it user friendly. An App would be so cool for those who are away from their computers.

                              9 votes
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                                This is certainly a cool idea Thom. It would represent a huge investment though. Considering users can already easily approve entries via their website interface from mobile devies, we definitely would need to see huge demand for this before we could build such a feature. We will keep an eye on the votes here.

                                Cheers!

                              • Rating System for Events

                                A rating system for past events could be great. I was looking into implementing with GD star, but you can only have the option of rating ALL events, not past events due to the event date being set as meta data not as post date.

                                19 votes
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                                • Pro Additional Fields configurable as public/private for Community Events

                                  Event Calendar Pro lets me add additional fields - all of which show up on the Community Events edit screen. It would be good to have an option to customize which are private (admin only and not viewable via the my events screen) and which are public. Probably has an impact on template function calls as well.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Setting to select the default view for category pages

                                    At the moment, you have the option to select a default view for the main shop page, but the category pages default to a list view regardless of what you have selected for the shop page. I'd like to see the ability to select the default view for both the shop page and the category pages, but in the absence of this, I would think it would be better for the category pages default to be the same as what was selected for the main shop page.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Allow different page layouts for calendar views and single events

                                      I would love if the calendar was one page layout (in my case full width) and an event page a different one (in my case with a sidebar). The calendar needs lots of room so it makes it sense to display it full width but for an event page I would like to show ads and other content in a sidebar.

                                      38 votes
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                                      • Mailchimp integration

                                        An add-on to integrate with Mailchimp would be nice. I would like to automate with Mailchimp a weekly email reminding users of the weeks upcoming events. This would be a nature extension of any calendar plugin it would seem, but I have yet to find that integration.

                                        53 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.

                                          34 votes
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