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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. 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!

    62 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?

      33 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.

        28 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.

          5 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

            16 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

              25 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…

                38 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.

                  4 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

                  • 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

                    60 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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                      • Embed calendar on other web sites

                        Ability to embed calendar on other websites! I need to be able to embed the calendar on other websites! That way, the entire community can use our community calendar.
                        I want to have a community calendar that others in the community can embed into their sites so that we centralize info!

                        116 votes
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                          Hello all,

                          We have some pretty exciting news for this request.

                          We are weeks away from releasing a brand spanking new platform to make embedding incredibly easy.

                          You can read about this here
                          https://theeventscalendar.com/calendar-beyond-wordpress/ and here https://theeventscalendar.com/sneak-peek-lumin/

                          Please subscribe to the newsletter to get your hands on this before everybody else!

                          Hang tight as we release this.

                        • 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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                            • 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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                              • Make Organizer Phone Number tel: links that can open a phone application

                                Help us make this option easy for our clients to add clickable phone numbers on mobile devices.

                                Add ability to insert code <a href="tel:123-456-7890">(123) 456-7890</a> instead of just a phone # throughout EventsPro & TicketsWooCommerce

                                Great product!

                                6 votes
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                                • Redirect "Add event" login to custom URL

                                  Hi,

                                  it's very helpful to contribute the community by collecting events. Admins can save time.

                                  For adding new events a sign-in can be required, so user can change the submitted their events. But the default login from the addon is very unwieldy.

                                  It would be a good option to redirect to a custom page, which can include a sign-in and a sign-up form.

                                  1 vote
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                                    Thanks you for sharing this idea! Just so you know you can already jump in anytime we show the WP Login form by using the action ‘tribe_ce_event_list_login_form’. Further, you could set any Add Event links on your website to go to a completely custom page you have designed. If is_user_logged_in() is false, then show your own form. If it’s true, forward users on on to the regular Community Pages.

                                    If you need further help don’t hesitate to open up a topic in the support forums. Cheers!

                                  • Tickets: Venue seating chart with different price grade and ability graphically to choose seats.

                                    Add the venue seating chart with different price grade and ability graphically to choose seats (similar plane seat selection with check-in).
                                    Provide ability for ticket admin to "grey out" some reserved seats.

                                    151 votes
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                                      Implementing a graphical solution, where you can click on a given seat and it will reserve it, is probably not possible due to the complexity and technological limitations.

                                      However, would the ability to upload an image of your seating map/chart work? From there you could specify a list of seating names in the backend and when a user purchases a ticket they can select from a drop down of available seats, and cross reference it with your seating chart image so they now which goes where. We realize this will not be as fancy as many people are picturing, but since it is actually possible to implement it is a compromise we would be interested in looking into if this will solve your needs.

                                      We have a KB article about this: https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase/ticketing-using-seating-chart/

                                    • Show post-author and categories in main blog loop

                                      The post-author and categories should also be shown for events, which are shown in the main blog loop (just like regular posts).

                                      12 votes
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                                      • Venue picker: show venue city, state to disambiguate venues with same name in different cities

                                        The venue picker lists all existing venues by name, but does not indicate the city/state for each venue. The result is that venues with the same name but in different cities will be indistinguishable on the list.

                                        Example: churches, schools, synagogues have common names that reoccur from city to city. Rather than working around this by modifying the venue name itself [eg, "St. Luke's Lutheran Church (Seattle)", "St. Luke's Lutheran Church (Federal Way)"], it would be nice to keep the venue titles clean and instead disambig based on the city, state.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Create add-on with Brown Paper Tickets (brownpapertickets.com)

                                          Connect with Brown Paper Tickets (brownpapertickets.com) in a similar manner to your existing eventbrite functionality.

                                          7 votes
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