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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. 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

          • Integration with qTranslate

            it kind of work already bc the plugin have translation files but i have to make a link somewhere to domain/es/calendar witch my site have english and spanish. if i go straight to the URL with the prefix the calendar change the language but if you access the calendar and you press the flag for the other language, the page stay on the same language, doesn't change. BUT if i add on the url address bar domain/es/calendar then it get translated and it show the events in spanish. thats one thing. at least if i open the calendar with the…

            21 votes
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            • Community Events: Notify Event Creator When Event Is Published

              First, collect the email address of the event creator. It would be great to add these people to our list. Second, send a notification to the event creator when it is posted. It might bring them back to the site again later.

              61 votes
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              • Duplicate Events

                If we could copy and event to make a new one, it would save us from having to retype details that stay the same. The only thing we would have to change would be the date.

                117 votes
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                  Thanks for the votes here. Multiple users report successfully using a third-party plugin to duplicate events. You’ll need to look for a plugin that can duplicate Custom Post Types.

                  Hopefully the third-party plugins suggested in the comments will work for now, and perhaps we’ll add this as a built in feature in the future.

                  At this point there is even third-party plugin meant specifically for our products :-)

                  Check it out: https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicate-tec-event/

                • Integration with BuddyPress

                  Would like this to be integrated with BuddyPress so they synchronize smoothly, is this possible?

                  151 votes
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                  • Taxonomy for venues

                    it would be great, if i it´s possible to add seperate taxonomys to venues.

                    I´d like to have this feature for my website, cause i could then add venues without events and list all Venues.
                    My Page is in the spiritual sector, where i´d like to add real shops, where people can buy products in real.
                    Sometimes this shops can be venues, sometimes not.

                    This feature would be great.

                    Thanks for your great work with The Events Calendar!!

                    15 votes
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                    • Subscribe to Calendar via iCal

                      Whilst people can download a calendar to iCal I would like them to be able to 'subscribe' to a calendar so they get updates we post to events.

                      291 votes
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                      • Additional fields for venues, organizers, categories

                        In v2.0 of TEC PRO, all additional fields are associated with events only; it does not change what data is collected or stored for organizers or venues. It therefore is not possible to, say, assign a URL to a venue. Being able to define additional fields specifically for venues and organizers would be useful.

                        30 votes
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                        • Sorting for additional Fields

                          Id like to be able to move where the field appears in the backend instead of the newest item always being last.

                          For example I had a client ask me to add times to the opening acts. There were already 3 opening acts set up within the calendar with different atributes for each.

                          Since each new time atribute matched with an opening artist I made sense to group it with that artist like the rest of the atributes, not have all the times at the end of the list so I had to re-input all the opening acts.

                          17 votes
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                          • Reusable Ticket Defaults/Profiles (as per Venues and Organizers)

                            I would like to see Wootickets integrate a list of default ticket profiles, where we can fill out the commonly used fields we re-type hundreds of times. Almost all of the ticket fields could be automatically populated based on a template, with changes and variations made as needed.

                            For my personal needs, 99% of the hundreds of tickets I create every month could be selected from a list of 8 profiles, with information being spit out for: names, description, price, start/end sales, stock, etc.

                            The two fields that would require some consideration for advanced functionality would be:

                            variable time frames…

                            59 votes
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                            • Charge for event submission and premium/featured events

                              Develop a package pricing option where users could add a free event or premium event listing. Also allow for a membership option where event promoters could pay a flat monthly / annual fee and enter as many premium events as they would like.

                              279 votes
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                                Thanks for all your support for this feature idea. We have finished writing and documenting the design and development requirements needed to build this feature and are in the process of determining the proper timeline for development and release.

                                Cheers!
                                - The Modern Tribe Support Team

                              • Year View

                                I have had users asking for a year view -- for planning purposes. They are able to go from month to month, but occasionally events run over month lines they lose concentration clicking from month to month. Plus, it does give an over-all view when making assessments and yearly time considerations.
                                Plus, it seems like it might be a fairly easy addition -- just a screen shot of all the months together.

                                18 votes
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                                • Make Google Map options filterable so we can disable map scrolling

                                  With the map at 100% page width, often when you scroll the page, as your cursor goes over the map you end up zooming the map instead of scrolling the page.

                                  Implementing an option to add a disable scroll zooming in the google map API is fairly minor, and I've included a diff below to add the option to the control panel, and implemented it on the map.

                                  https://gist.github.com/Indemnity83/085556324241968dc529

                                  11 votes
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                                  • Add ability to Tweet event posts when published

                                    Hook into the WordPress JetPack Publicize plugin or to WP-to-Twitter plugin to tweet event posts when they are published. This should hook to the WP Shortlinks feature (wp.me) or to Twitter's shortener (t.co) so links can easily be included in the tweet.

                                    25 votes
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                                    • Directory/list of Venues

                                      A directory listing or table of contents function for the Venues. A Venues listing page would add a monetizing feature for ecp

                                      43 votes
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                                      • Use words other than 'Event' and 'Events'

                                        Please provide a space in Dashboard where we can put alternative words for 'Event' and 'Events' so that people can use 'Tour' and 'Tours' or 'Party' and 'Parties' or whatever they need. Not everything is an event.

                                        17 votes
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                                        • Default Settings > Add option to set default start and end times

                                          The majority of our events run from 09:30-10:00. It would be really helpful if I could set a default start and end time within the events calendar settings defaults tab. That way I wouldn't have to edit those fields every event, as none of ours run from 09:00am - 5:00pm.

                                          8 votes
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