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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 an option to allow recurrence description for event titles in lists and calendar

    There are 2 types of recurring events - those that are part of a course-type series where a person pays once, starts on the first day but we still want to show all class instances on the calendar (to show for example that a room is booked). If the course dates are not 'all-day' over sequential days, then we need to use the recurring events feature (e.g. every Tuesday from 10-11am for 6 weeks).

    The other recurring event type is where an event simply gets repeated regularly (eg. a mother & toddler group that takes place every Wednesday at 9am).…

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    • add 15 minute increments for your calendar view.

      Right now an event that starts at 6am and 6:15am will appear in the same slot.

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      • Add an opt-in checkbox for RSVP confirmation email

        We'd like to add the emails of people who RSVP to our MailChimp lists, but we would need them to opt-in first. We want to do this through the RSVP confirmation email, rather than asking for emails of all attendees, which doesn't work because then we'd be asking the registrant to subscribe friends to a list. So we would need a checkbox on the front end with an editable message, and for that to come through on the export.

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        • Allow scheduled imports from an FB event search page.

          I often use FB's event search function to find events at a local venue that does not post the events themselves... currently, I have to manually add each event from the search results, but it would be fantastic for the EA to simply(?) subscribe to the search results... an example URL would be: https://www.facebook.com/search/events/?q=goderich%20legion

          3 votes
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          • Allow easy customization of RSVP Confirmation Email Fields

            Right now, the standard fields for sending the RSVP confirmation are only really editable through going into the php. It would be great to at least have the verbiage of this area to be easily customizable (changing "Send RSVP Confirmation to:" to "Going? RSVP Now", "Full Name" to "Your Name," etc.)

            It would also be nice to have the ability to add multiple email address fields, in case one wants the confirmation to be emailed to multiple people

            2 votes
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            • Eventbrite

              Eventbrite Aggregator same as your Facebook allowing to import all events from eventbrite by category and city

              8 votes
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              • List of available shortcodes on the back-end at plugin settings.

                Not sure if I am just not seeing it, but if it's not there, how about adding your list of available shortcodes to the Help or Settings section on the back-end of the site? It's mildly irritating to have to go to your website every time, then run a search for shortcodes, then find the correct post in order to get the correct shortcode...

                2 votes
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                • Add tag as filter option for tribe_events shortcode

                  tribe_events shortcode supports categories, but it doesn't support tags. A number of people have already voiced the usefulness of this filter. I couldn't find an existing suggestion to vote for.

                  2 votes
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                  • Force a Run Import on several selected Scheduled Imports

                    Just like you can select several plugins to update, I would like to select several "Scheduled Imports" and force a "Run Import" on all of them at once. Since I'm often getting that red circle error saying last time of import is unknown, this would be a nice way to make sure the import has been run. And it would just be a useful option in general.

                    4 votes
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                    • integrate a back-end sales platform for in-store sales

                      This plugin could really use a back-end POS not unlike the (seemingly abandoned) Woocommerce POS, only with more specialized compatibility with the additional Event Tickets features. I sell tickets out of the store that runs my events (as well as online, obviously), and I'd really like my in-store sales represented in my online inventory and "who's attending" sections. Unfortunately, plugins designed to integrate Woocommerce with existing POS systems are never going to be able to differentiate between tickets for past events and tickets for future events, nor will they ever be able to collect the same data from customers that…

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                      • make the default state of "hide attendees list on event page" optional

                        I understand why people would want the default state of this check box to be checked, but for most of my events I want it unchecked, and it's needlessly annoying to have to uncheck it for every single event I publish. Why not allow the plugin user to set the default state in the plugin's settings?

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                        • Allowing multiple event organizers

                          It would be nice to be able to have multiple Event Organizers as events are often hosted by more than one person.

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                          • 1 vote
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                            • Please allow passbook support

                              It would be great if the QR tickets which are offered in he ticket pro plugin could be supported by passbook. It's so convenient. Most of my mobile ticket purchasers are on iPhone so it would be great to offer this function and the android equivalent.

                              13 votes
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                              • NEED BOOKING!!

                                A lot of businesses, like ours, not only require event calendars and ticket sales, but also the ability for our customers to book available amenities!
                                We have a solution to that. The problem is that plugin calendar and your plugin calendar, do not share info..so there's a lot of manual editing that needs to take place every time someone buys a ticket or books a reservation on the calendar.
                                You guys build a booking system into your impressive list of plugins and you guys will own the world! ;)

                                4 votes
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                                • Prevent event aggregator from loading images when importing events

                                  Prevent event aggregator from loading images when importing events from facebook !

                                  It would be great if there is a choice if facebook images are imported or not. Because of the copyright law there are many situations where one would like to import the event but NOT the image!

                                  At the moment the only possibility is to delete the images after the import by oneself. Depending on the import settings the images are imported again when imports from facebook are updated etc....

                                  4 votes
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                                  • categoryes for orgonizers & venues

                                    In PRO version of your plug-in need categoryes for orgonizers & venues.Also need that links on the “Google calendar” & “iCal export” on the event page will open in new tab.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Ability to configure end date/time for editing of ticket attendee information

                                      We run an event and collect attendee information that must be submitted to the venue x days in advance of the event. It would be very helpful if we could configure an end date/time for the ability to edit attendee information for a given event/ticket.

                                      Also, it appears that attendee information is currently editable indefinitely. I would recommend that the ability to edit attendee information be disabled by default once the event has occurred. Leaving open the ability to edit attendee information indefinitely opens the possibility that reports on past event attendees could have incorrect information (not likely, but possible).

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Assign default event categories to specific users

                                        It would be great to be able to set a default category for each user and/or restrict users to publish in this category. For posts, there is the plugin called "Restrict Author Posting", the same function for EC events would be of great use.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Start date picker week according to WordPress setting

                                          For users whose week does not start on Sunday, change the date picking calendar to display according to the WordPress "day of the week starts on" setting, so that less mistakes are made in scheduling events.

                                          Suggestion based on this thread: https://theeventscalendar.com/support/forums/topic/datepicker-in-backend-still-starts-week-on-sunday-instead-of-monday/

                                          4 votes
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