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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. Filter Bar as a Widget

    The filter bar looks great but it creates a new column, taking up valuable space.

    I'd like a WIDGET that calls the filter bar functionality. That way, if you're already using sidebars, you can simply plug activate the filter bar in a sidebar and NOT create that additional column! It would save a LOOOOOOT of space...

    33 votes
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    • Enable usage with Fusion Core Plugin

      Enable usage with Fusion Core Plugin, I had to edit manually to get it to work. Posted my solution on Theme Fusion for other users of Avada Theme.

      https://theme-fusion.com/forums/topic/how-to-get-avada-fusion-core-and-the-events-calendar-to-work-together/#post-329305

      1 vote
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      • Be able to view ticket sales of upcoming events by event and link to view attendee list

        It would be great to be able to view upcoming event ticket sales progress & when the event is sold out on the dashboard and also have a link to the attendee list for that event, instead of having to go into the event itself each time to view sales and print the attendee list.

        5 votes
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        • Manual sort order for events in List View, perhaps based on category

          …whereby user can select to view all events by “Category” list sort order. Alphabetically would be fine to accommodate letter or # sequencing; or admin given the option to prioritize sort order. This would help those of us who host 7+ events, and want certain events to be listed at the top based on a higher precedent category, such as "global" category events first, then "local."

          6 votes
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          • Organizer Groups or Categories

            I suggest to add organizer categories like in event categories, e.g. "Teachers", "Speakers" etc..... to search faster for events of a given group of organizers

            6 votes
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            • Organizer directory/list

              Organizer page where it list all the organizers. Also, a list of the alphabet would be a great way to find an organizer quicker.

              9 votes
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              • SEO Friendly permalinks: event/month-day-year/title

                It would be great to have a bit SEO friendlyness for the URL structure. Either: event/month-day-year/title or event/category/month-day-year/title.

                This would most certainly benefit everyones events to show up on Google abit better and the URL structure would keep consistent and clean all the way :)

                More thoughts about URL friendlyness is described here: http://searchengineland.com/seo-friendly-url-syntax-practices-134218

                What do you guys and gals think?

                20 votes
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                • Facebook Events: display attendees

                  It would be great to see an additional section in the single event pages for Attendees.

                  Additionnally, in this "Who Is Going" section, there would be two horizontal tabs : JonSmith Attendees (custom text) | Facebook attendees

                  We could find the number of attendees between parenthesis right after the headers. The Facebook section would of course appear only if the event is linked to a Facebook event.

                  Inspiration came from a competitor, Wantickets, see here the last section : http://www.wantickets.com/Events/ShowEvent.aspx?eventId=156513

                  Cheers!

                  59 votes
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                  • Remove /category/ from urls

                    For SEO purposes, remove /category/ from urls like mysite.com/events/category/music/ for SEO Purposes. It should be mysite.com/events/music/ instead.

                    27 votes
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                    • Mobile calendar navigation via swipe gestures

                      To switch to the next view on a sliding motion, so for a month, you would go to the next month. For a week you would go to the next week. Similar to most native agendas on smartphones. I don't think it's high priority, but it would give it a more natural feel on touch devices.

                      4 votes
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                      • Make external event link a button or word instead

                        Where we can make a External Event link a button instead of the full external link. If the external link to the event is quite long it doesn't make a pleasant design. The long external links are ungly on their own in body content of a blog post. If we could use the words "link" or external website.

                        I also posted this to the WordPress forums.
                        http://wordpress.org/support/topic/make-external-event-link-a-button-instead?replies=2

                        15 votes
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                        • Private/Members Only Calendar

                          I would like the ability to hide the calendar (and subsequently any events, venues and organisers) from logged out users.

                          I recently came upon a situation when a site owner asked me to hide the calender unless the user was logged in. I know it is possible to make an event private, however, the site owner didn't like this as they though an empty calendar looked depressing and misleading to potential members of the site.

                          So why not have the ability to hide any plugin content from users and display an alternative (possibly custom) message requesting the user to login?

                          22 votes
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                          • More detailed backend settings for events in main blog loop & rss feed

                            Requesting more settings for the backend feature "events in main blog loop", namely select options for:
                            1) ascending or descending event ordering
                            2) use either event start date OR event post date

                            23 votes
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                            • Have Calendar Widget show next 5 events regardless of month

                              in the calendar widget there are "only" shown events that are in the future of the current month. (I selected to show 5)
                              but if there are events in the following months and not in the present, it does only show the calendar, but not the next events.
                              sure, if I "switch" the month in the widget to another month, the events of this future or past month are shown, but the customers are lazy, they want to have it like:
                              when calling the site, show the X(5 in my case) upcoming events and only if i switch to future…

                              33 votes
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                              • Integration with EventFul

                                Hello - new user of the plugin here. We are a large community of activists and bring together a number of events - so far Evenbrite plugin has been amazing.

                                I wonder if it would be possible to import from Eventful? They have a great accessible API and the monitor the fair use of this: http://api.eventful.com

                                The API is quite extensive. But in particular I'd like to search by keyword, location and venue.

                                Thanks!

                                4 votes
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                                • Allow Third Parties to Write Extensions for an Extension Marketplace

                                  We have lots of ideas for The Events Calendar that we'd like to develop ourselves, relating to facilities management, notifications, and volunteerism. It would be nice to work out some kind of arrangement where you could sell them and take a piece of the profit. You could also ensure that your high UX standards are maintained this way.

                                  3 votes
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                                    Howdy WIl,

                                    That is a cool idea. We already have a few community built add-ons, so there might be others interested in this as well. In the mean time you should reach out to us on the forums or via email if you have an add-on or are building one. We’d love to see it. We have at various times even featured these on our blog.

                                    Cheers!

                                    - The Modern Tribe Team

                                  • Add Event Settings capability - remove from 'manage_options'

                                    Remove the capability to edit The Event Calendar's settings from being under the 'manage_options' capability, and assign it its own capability.

                                    The user that is given a role with events and event page control may or may not also play a role in other parts of the website.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Selling Tickets with iThemes Exchange

                                      I would love to see Modern Tribe work with iThemes to create integration with iThemes Exchange for selling tickets to events. Any chance this could happen in the future?

                                      12 votes
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                                      • 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

                                        38 votes
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                                        • Event Redirect Link from Calendar

                                          Add an option to redirect an event to a static page, post or external URL. Event shows in calendar grid and listings, but when the user clicks the event, they are immediately redirected to the destination URL.

                                          This allows placing events into the calendar such as those managed by a third party, FB events, or recurring events that have a specific landing page and URL, and allows the user to immediately get to the correct page.

                                          (Currently, we are doing this with a separate redirect plugin. Works, but it's extra plugin overhead.)

                                          3 votes
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