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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 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.

    176 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.

            89 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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                              • 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.

                                36 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.

                                  55 votes
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                                  • Add thumbnail pictures and description to upcoming events widget

                                    Ideally I'd like to display the thumbnail, title, date and excerpt in the upcoming events. Currently title and date are supported, but the widget display is text centric and not very attractive.

                                    10 votes
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                                    • Provide a way to set an indeterminate time/TBA/TBD for events

                                      An indeterminate time would be useful for placeholder-style events where the specific details aren't known. A plugin-level setting for the text to display, e.g. "TBA", would be nice too.

                                      13 votes
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                                      • Simple/Summary View

                                        I would love to see a simple or summary view of events. Just a list showing each event on one line with date, event name, organiser, and venue (and maybe a category): Eg:

                                        July
                                        06 - Tuesday Track at DISC - Brunswick Cycling Club - DISC
                                        07 - The Loop Criterium - Eastern Veterans Cycling Club - Yarra Boulevard
                                        etc.

                                        12 votes
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                                        • No end time option

                                          Though most events have a start time, they often do not have a definate end time. Please add an option not to define an event end time.

                                          16 votes
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                                            Good idea! I definitely see how this would be useful for you. One way you can already achieve this is to set the end time of the event to the same as the start time. Only the one time will show, so List View looks something like this (http://d.pr/i/FhYb) and the single event page looks like this (http://d.pr/i/hRxR). However, this doesn’t work if you use the Week View, as the event doesn’t show any time span.

                                            If you want to remove the end time for all of your events, you can use this snippet: https://gist.github.com/ckpicker/75fecbc6209538b1daf2

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