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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.

Before posting your idea, here are a few tips that will help make your request stand out and succeed:

  • Look to see if someone else has suggested the same idea, or something very similar. Many ideas are being submitted and it’s very possible that another request already exists. In that case, add your vote to the existing request.
  • Be as descriptive as possible. What does the feature do? Where would it be located? Who would use it? How does this improve the overall experience of managing an events calendar in WordPress?
  • Use mockups, if possible. Pictures are worth a thousand words and having a visual often brings a greater level of clarity to an idea.

Please not, this is not a place to get support or ask questions about how the plugin works. If you need help, please visit our help desk. If you use our free core plugin, you can post in our forum on WordPress.org.

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  1. auto populate city based on states

    When selecting a State it would be nice to have the cities filter to auto-populate based on the State selection

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    needs more votes  ·  4 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Improve translations to support languages with complex noun inflections

    While the Event Calendar and its PRO version are both translatable, the way translations are done doesn't work for many inflected languages.

    The main issue is that nouns "Event" and plural "Events" are translated once and stored as variables, which then is used in all contexts. It works for English because there are only singular and plural noun forms but it's impossible to create correct and meaningful translations in other languages. Same issue applies for Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese and many more languages.

    For instance, in Latvian and Lithuanian nouns and adjectives are declined in up to seven overt cases.…

    34 votes
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  3. Search to include tags

    It would be great if the search in the Event Search bar would include searching the event tags. It would also be great if the admin would have control which fields are included in the search.

    1 vote
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  4. add navigation links above the calendar in Month View

    By default, the navigation links for Next Events and Previous Events show at the bottom of the calendar. Some folks also like to show these links at the top of the calendar, under the Tribe Bar.

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  5. Make Calendar follow WP Date Format Settings (ex. dd/mm/yyyy)

    Make the date filter available in uk/european format dd/mm/yyyy, currently it only shows as mm/dd/yyyy which can be confusing for some UK web users.

    33 votes
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  6. Shortcode ability for simple implimentation on any page/post.

    The one thing some competitors have over tri.be is offering ability to implement across existing pages using short codes which call either forms, or categories or most certain modular aspects. Currently there's way too much fiddling around with CSS and code to get things looking right - other than this Events Calendar trumps!

    388 votes
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  7. Make the Month View Single day event order filterable

    When you have events a number of multiday events, they always appear at the top on subsequent days. When you have three or more multiday events on a given day, they hide all of the other events on that day from Month View. It would be great to be able to adjust the order of these so that those long running events appear on bottom, and the new events for that day appear on top.

    1 vote
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  8. Multiple Calendars: Allow for each category to have its own calendar

    Currently all events are aggregated into a single calendar.

    However if I want to show people events for one specific category only without having to filter, the current functionality does not allow it.

    2 votes
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    completed  ·  2 comments  ·  The Events Calendar/Events Calendar PRO  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Allow Facebook Events to import special characters in event title

    Facebook Import has a problem when Events have special characters in the title like: ★★★
    Characters are beeing imported in the url an so the link does not work anymore. Please filter within import.

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  10. Is it possible to use built-in category instead of tribe event category

    I'm looking for opportunities to replace your 'tribe_events_cat' taxonomy to standard built-in category taxonomy. Since I implemented lot of features with this I don't want to use this unnecessary new taxonomy too.

    I want to use this taxonomy(standard category) to offer new relevant contents of different post types(posts, events, other custom post types) to the visitors by fully or partly matching categories.

    It would be great, if you add a filter to filter this constant:
    const TAXONOMY = 'tribe_events_cat';

    Is it possible? Is there any other way?

    Thanks.

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    Hello there,
    This question is better suited to our support forums. If you have a valid license to any of our premium plugins, then you open a new support thread here and our support team will help you out:
    https://theeventscalendar.com/support/

    If you don’t have a license you can post your question in our .org support forums and either our team or the community might be able to help you out.
    https://www.wordpress.org/plugins/the-events-calendar/support/

    Thanks and cheers!

  11. Extend the REST API endpoint /events to filter events by categories

    The Swagger documation of the events calender REST API mentions the parameter categories. But if this parameter is set in requests the API repsonds with HTTP ERROR 400.
    I suggest to extend the API to correspond with the swagger documentation.

    2 votes
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    needs dev review  ·  0 comments  ·  Events API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Print name badges with QR code from attendee list

    We use Events Tickets Plus with woocommerce and POS. During events we sell tickets to future events as well as products. We'd like to print name badges with the ticket QR code. We can then use the POS to scan the bar code and pull up attendee account info to easily process additional sales.

    18 votes
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    needs more votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Add option to disable the Attendee Registration page

    The new Attendee Registration page is great for people who are just using TEC, but those who have other ecommerce flows on their website, might want to use the existing one.

    Please create a filter to allow us to disable this feature, and collect attendee data our own way.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Sort Month / List by Event Category

    A filter that can sort the calendar by Event Categories. For instance, I have events by Age, Location, and Type of Event. Instead of the user going to those category pages individually, it would be awesome if they could just click on the category and it refreshes the list.

    2 votes
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  15. Reorganize how recurring events show up only in admin area

    My customer has a very large database of events (currently about 35.000). Many of them are recurring events, with quite some recurring over several weeks each day! This makes it hard:
    - to identify the actual event (as in the understanding of our client the event is WHAT happens and not WHEN, so differentiation by dates and showing all of the does not make much sense
    - to keep an overview of all current/coming events, as basically you have 1 same event there over several pages.
    - edit the right (first occurrence) of the event, if something changes later.

    This…

    65 votes
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  16. Always show the buttons to merge duplicate organizers/venues

    We use Community Events and have a public events submission for baynature.org/events. I just ran the numbers and we have 1044 duplicate venues based on *exact name match* alone. Out of 1800 venues. So even without fuzzy logic, a simple exact match filter would be a huge help. Similar issues with organizers.

    3 votes
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  17. Check if importing from Facebook URL already

    I have added a URL in twice as Facebook schedule. I forgot I was importing from that Facebook page already.

    If it could check the main URL (excluding any attributes such as ?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser as an example ) or at least have a search box to filter imports by name it would clear up this slight issue.

    26 votes
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  18. Places

    I would give a prominent place to places we would have to add a category to classify hotels, restaurants, wine bars, museums ... should be able to mark them on a classification which users could vote on them as advisor and mark some as highlights. It would also map to display the places ... We think that places greater importance should be taken, as much or events. It would be something like the explorable subject http://www.elegantthemes.com/gallery/explorable/

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    I really appreciate your taking the time to share your idea, very much. But this does not sound like a good fit for the extreme majority of our users. As such to those users it would make the calendar feel “bloated”, and we don’t want that.

    Thank you again for the feedback and idea. I will keep this in mind for the future, perhaps if we ever come up with a separate addon more geared towards needs like yours.

    Cheers!

  19. pdf tickets

    One HUGE problem we have with our Event Tickets Plus setup is customers losing ticket e-mails in their Spam folders (especially if they have Hotmail accounts, making it literally the ONLY thing that Hotmail will filter as spam.)

    If the user was able to download a PDF of their ticket, or was even able to print their ticket themselves immediately after purchase, this would be solved.

    1 vote
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  20. 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

    14 votes
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