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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. 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.

        126 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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          • 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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            • Show status of activated filters in Horizontal Filterbar

              The new filter bar is awesome! Hiding, resetting are in view, but… it is hard to see, if there were any filters active without opening the filter options or the bar is closed.

              Maybe it is useful to show a short message like "Filter active" below the Filter-Reset link, if any filter/s is/are chosen.

              6 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                • Show start/end 'time' at the Events list backend

                  Reference http://tri.be/support/forums/topic/show-startend-time-at-backend-events-list/

                  Decouple the Events list backend from the Display Settings for 'Date with year' and 'Date without year'. In the current 3.6 version, these settings affect both user front-end displays of events AND the backend Events list.

                  By always showing the event start/end 'time' in the Events list, the calendar administrator will be given a complete view of all events. In its current form, only the 'date' is visible.

                  4 votes
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                  • "Sold Out", "Only x positions left" etc type labels for events on the summary calender view

                    we’re increasingly encountering the (quality) problem of sold out events and would like to show of the fact that our dates our selling out to casual web browsers!

                    Note we sell event entries through eventbrite so another avenue to explore would be functionality within eventbrite / your eventbrite tickets plugin

                    65 votes
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                    • Allow non-admins to add HTML content before/after an event

                      Separate the ability to add html content before and after an event from settings so that users without admin access may make edits.

                      2 votes
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                      • Synchronize Event Categories and Woocommerce Product Categories for Wootickets items

                        Add ability to map Event categories to Product categories so that when new tickets are added to an Event, they will automatically be added to a specific product category as well. This is most useful in cases of defining discount and coupon rules, to allow certain types of events to have coupon codes apply without requiring manual editing of ticket products after creation. Alternatively, provide a "Categories" selection box to the Ticket creation form, instead of automatic synchronization.

                        21 votes
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                        • Make the Organizer's Email Address a Clickable Mailto Field

                          It would be a useful feature to be able to email an event organizer by clicking on their email address.

                          3 votes
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                          • Add 'today' option to the admin page filter

                            At the Filters & Columns area of the Events admin page, the user may add a 'Start date' filter and save it. This is convenient for future use. It would be even better to give the saved filter the ability to use today's date as a parameter.

                            But when choosing the start date 'date' from the dropdown calendar, there is no option to choose 'today' as the date. Another solution may be to add 'On and After Today' and 'On and Before Today' to the 'Start Date' dropdown menu.

                            6 votes
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                            • Personal Calendar

                              let users create a private section of the calendar for their own personal events and reminders

                              9 votes
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                              • Add a "Today" button in the calendar view so people can quickly jump back to Today.

                                Just like most other calendaring software, add a button labelled "Today".
                                Clicking it will bring the person immediately back to viewing today's date.

                                For extra smoothness, Have the button only show up when today's date is not visible in the view.

                                44 votes
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                                • Add a "redo search when map moved" feature similar to yelp.com's search results page

                                  When moving or zooming the map it'd be great to have an option to have the list underneath the map refresh to only show the events relevant to what's being displayed in the map. For an example of this just see yelp.com's search results.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Integration with Constant Contact

                                    Constant Contact charges by the event listed with them. However, many events are informational only and we are having to to maintain two sets of calendars.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Band Management

                                      A major advantage of the events calendar plugin is the ability to reuse items like venue or organizers as this reduces the time to add events. The acceptance of an events calendar by the users increases a lot.

                                      Therefore a function to add and reuse the data of a band would be great. Here are some ideas how this could look

                                      Fields needed for creating:

                                      - Name
                                      - Description
                                      - Photo (Upload)
                                      - Address
                                      - ZIP
                                      - City
                                      - Country
                                      - Website
                                      - Telephone
                                      - Name and instrument of the artists (as a list where as many as needed can…

                                      102 votes
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                                        Hello all,

                                        We do not have a specific update on this, however, we just wanted to make sure that everybody has the latest relevant information available.

                                        1) Earlier this year, we have acquired Gigpress: http://gigpress.com/ and we have provided some basic integration with the Events Calendar

                                        2) Although not officially supported, many of our customers have successfully integrated such fields via the Advanced Custom Fields plugin

                                        Cheers and keep the votes coming!

                                      • Associate events with one or more speakers. Then display the speaker's photo and bio on single event page.

                                        When organising multiple seminars with the same speakers, filling in each speaker's photo and bio into the event content area is very repetitive. Sometimes more than one will be speaking at one seminar.

                                        The speaker is someone different then the organiser, but can be defined in the same way with the properties of Name, Photo, Bio and Email.

                                        See for example http://www.gcxafrica.co.za/portfolio-item/introduction-to-carbon-management-icm/. On the right there are multiple Course Facilitators listed.

                                        Another example is when organising multiple WordCamps: listing multiple speakers at each event is crucial.

                                        8 votes
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                                        • Performers at event

                                          Hi Tribe team,

                                          We run a multi-event single establishment events website and we have different musicians and actors, dancers, singers etc.that come here.

                                          We would love the ability to associate the singers/musician etc. with the event.

                                          Rather than having to paste in the blurb of them every time they are here, we can associate which performers are associated with which day of events (especially recurring events).

                                          IS this possible without the need for a new feature or is it in the pipeline?

                                          Thanks

                                          Mark

                                          2 votes
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