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  1. Shortcode for Ticket Purchase (Eventbrite, etc.)

    While the Events Calendar is quite robust, we'll sometimes have standalone pages for larger events. Purchasing tickets might be easier on those pages than on a brief synopsis in The Events Calendar.

    Could we have a shortcode to display Eventbrite/etc. tickets on posts/pages?

    Anchors don't work well with most naming structures.

    15 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hello all,

      Thank you for your votes and comments.
      We would love to see more votes on this one.

      Also, as it stands, please note that for RSVP and Event Tickets plus tickets, it is already possible to add them to posts, pages and custom post types (not via a shortcode, but by selecting the appropriate setting under the Events > Settings > Tickets tab)

      Cheers

    • 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…

      150 votes
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        43 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add dates to tooltip in "Display all events with the same venue" extension

        The tooltip now displays:
        Event (1)
        Event (2)
        Event (3)
        Address: 123 Main St (No city)
        Would like to see:
        Event (1) ... Date
        Event (2) ... Date
        Event (3) ... Date
        Venue/City/ST

        131 votes
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        • License Grace Period

          Our plugin license has been invalid all day.

          The reason it's been invalid is that you haven't processed the auto-renewal yet... the timing for valid licenses is on your timezone, but the processing of the auto-renewal is in my timezone... hours and hours and hours of inability to use the thing we have paid for.

          It's a problem because we're trying to work in the today, and we can't... because of your belief that things should work on tight margins.

          To fix this bug, I suggest that you set the License expiration to a day or two after the renewal…

          73 votes
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          • Add option in "Tribe ext map show all events with same venue"

            Please add this option in the extension:
            - close infowindow when another opens

            function hideAllInfoWindows(map) {
            markers.forEach(function(marker) {
            marker.infowindow.close(map, marker);
            });

            https://theeventscalendar.com/extensions/google-maps-multiple-events-same-venue/

            129 votes
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            • Add option (maybe extension) to use abbreviations in ** & ******** state/province names

              Option (maybe an extension) to use abbreviations in ** & ******** state/province names: ************* (**), ************** (**), *********************** (**), ******************** (PE).
              Many websites (including ours) use the abbreviations instead of the default full state name, which is a clumsy workaround and results in a dotted line under **, **, etc. (unable to reproduce this here)

              120 votes
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              • Separate data away from wordpress post meta database tables into independent tables

                A giant way to speed up the performance of events calendar plugin: store the data in dedicated database tables instead of wordpress' post meta.

                Woocommerce just did this and I think all plugin developers who potentially have a lot of data to store should, too:
                https://wptavern.com/woocommerce-custom-product-tables-plugin-now-in-beta-boasts-30-faster-page-loads

                They’re claiming a 30% boost but I ran some tests after migrating test data on a development site with your plugins and I easily got even better performance increase benchmarks! This is a really good idea that you guys would greatly benefit from implementing because the more events that are stored using the current…

                127 votes
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                • Please provide an option (maybe an extension) to use abbreviations in US & Canadian state/province names

                  Please provide an option (maybe an extension) to use abbreviations in US & Canadian state/province names: New Hampshire (NH), South Carolina (SC), British Columbia (BC), Prince Edward Island (PE).
                  Many websites (including ours) use the abbreviations instead of the default full state name, which is a clumsy workaround and results in a dotted line under SC, BC, etc. (unable to reproduce this here).

                  33 votes
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                  • Allow save custom recurrence rule set and apply to new event

                    I'd like to be able to create a set of recurrence rules, with both regular occurrences and exclusions - and then save them as a custom named ruleset that I can apply to another event.

                    We have many events that run on a regular basis outside of school term-times. We can manually exclude the dates that fall within school holidays, but it would be a massive timesaver to only have to do this once and save it as for example "school holidays 2018" so that we can apply this custom set of rules to any other event. This has broader…

                    126 votes
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                    • Meet accessibility criteria

                      The following accessibility issues have been identified:

                      Color
                      – Link text – green link text on white background provides insufficient contrast (NOTE: this issue is caused by the theme rather than the plugin per se) (Hemingway theme).
                      – On the “Welcome” page, on the video, the headings lack sufficient color contrast (blue text on black).
                      – On the “Add New Event” page, in the “Date & Time” section, the hint appears to lack sufficient color contrast (light gray on white).
                      – On the “Tags” page, the “Add New Tag” button seems to provide insufficient color contrast (white text on blue). …

                      76 votes
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                      • Option to change Google Maps to other Maps provider

                        USE Open Street Maps as it is free. Google maps is no longer free!!!

                        67 votes
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                        • Add a new Event in Month View

                          It would be great to have a month view with the possibility to add a new event directly.

                          127 votes
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                            needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  New plugin ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • have an option for setting defaults for the meta fields. Such as defaulting to "All Day Event"

                            It would be great if the Event Settings included options to set defaults. I'd love to be able to default new events to ALL DAY, rather than having to check that box every time.

                            130 votes
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                            • Add option to reorder zip and city for certain countries

                              In quite a few european countries, the usual (and also "correct" in terms of what postal services expect on an envelope) way to write addresses is like this:

                              Venue Name
                              Street 23
                              12345 City
                              Country

                              While the notation of street and number ("123, Park Avenue" vs. "Hauptstraße 17") isn’t an issue (since it’s only one field in the database), addresses like "Berlin, 12345 Deutschland" (instead of the correct "12345 Berlin, Deutschland" are quite disturbing.

                              I am aware that src/views/modules/address.php could be customized by the user, but I would strongly suggest to add an option to reorder zip and city. This…

                              117 votes
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                              • customize shortcode colors

                                I used the WP customizer to style the default event page, but those settings don’t carry over when using shortcodes on other website pages. Without being able to set the style (primarily the bg colors for tables, title colors, cal info text etc) for the various calendar instances when using shortcodes, I'm unable to use them at all since they don't match the branding of my client site (currently using Avada theme) and are thus difficult to read by default. The purpose of me using a premium plug-in like this is to avoid having to customize theme files and stylesheets,…

                                108 votes
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                                • Upcoming Events Sidebar Widget Needs to be Clickable to Open Full Calendar

                                  Please make it so when people click on the top of the calendar image of the sidebar widget it opens the page with the full calendar -- or make it so I can set this up.

                                  Invariably I watch people new to my site try to do this. I have tried to do it. Other calendars do it. Why doesn't the Event Calendar do it. Did I just miss not setting it up right?

                                  Thank you.
                                  Carolyn

                                  135 votes
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                                  • Allow people to view ticket type when using Event Tickets Plus App to check in

                                    When using your awesome new app to scan tickets we cannot view what ticket type is being checked in.
                                    Unfortunately I'm finding this out the day before our large event which has multiple ticket types available.
                                    A simple notice when it scans to say what ticket (type) it is would be perfect.

                                    12 votes
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                                      needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Show Attendee Details on QR Scan

                                      Having the ability to check-in tickets via the new QR scan app is helpful, however all of our tickets have options available via Attendee Details that need to be shown. Shirt size for instance. If a summary of these details were displayed on QR scan it would stream line our check-in process.

                                      11 votes
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                                        needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Scan tickets for specific event only

                                        The app is connected to the store with an API key. However with an event for today and one for tomorrow, people with tickets for tomorrow can attend today. There should be a way of limiting the scans to a selected event

                                        7 votes
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                                          needs more votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Should have the ability to select a unique sidebar in display settings.

                                          Currently, you have to create a new page template, or a child theme from the existing default template to have a unique sidebar for the single event page. This seems like so much trouble for a feature that should be in the Display settings.

                                          3 votes
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