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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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  • 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.

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  1. Allow the sale of other WooProducts with tickets on events page

    Often there are items tied into an event Organizer would like to sell at the time of purchasing tickets (event t-shirts, caps, journal Ads). As confirmed with support there is no way to show these add-one on the events page. Suggest a feature where an organizer could add existing WooCommerce products to be sold with tickets. Note that for simplicity these would be products to be picked up at event (no need to go through the shipping dialogue).

    11 votes
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    needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Allow imports from Ticketmaster

    Would be nice to be able to import events from Ticketmaster (using their Discovery API?)

    3 votes
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  3. Make enabling/disabling QR codes event specific.

    I love the ability to turn it on and off for the whole site but in my case it would be nice have the option to use it for some of our events turn it off for others.
    Thank you!

    3 votes
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  4. Featured Image for Calendar Share

    Featured Image for Calendar Share

    If you want to share your calendar on Social Media (like LinkedIn or Facebook) those sites will automatically pick up an image to display whether you like it or not.

    At the moment there is no way to control that image in the Calendar settings. By default Facebook or Linkedin will just pick up the first available image from your website which in most cases, will have nothing to do with your Events Calendar.

    All Tribe need to do is add the option in settings to upload an image you want to display when you…

    7 votes
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  5. Add more frequency options to Event Aggregator automatic imports

    Right now, the automatic import frequency options in Event Aggregator go from hourly to daily with no options in between. Those are hugely different for how up to date the calendar would be. I'd like either a few options in between (ie every two hours, every three hours, every six hours) or the ability to manually choose the frequency.

    11 votes
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    needs more votes  ·  4 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Register multiple attendees in one purchase under separate names & email

    When someone clicks to 3 RSVPs attending - I want to have them add each individual attendee name. Right now RSVPs are only allowed to enter one name.

    57 votes
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  7. Merge locations

    OMG I love Event Aggregator. But now that it's importing from third party calendars (Facebook and Google Calendars etc) the locations section is a mess of duplicate locations. I don't know the correct terminology, but could there be a system which allows locations to be merged, and it learns the terminology (so it knows that "the flying nun" and "flying nun" are the same location). Thanks!!!

    31 votes
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  8. CSV import permalink

    Add a new field to the CSV import so we can specify the permalink in the CSV file.

    3 votes
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  9. Add a search to the scheduled imports

    I have 7 pages of scheduled imports and sometimes need to find one of them. Would save a LOT of time over the years if I could just search instead of browsing through 7 pages. Please add to the next upgrade!

    24 votes
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    ticketed for consideration  ·  13 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    3 votes
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  11. Sort events in API

    The sorting is lost if there any filtering params for /events API endpoint. Ex: https://wpshindig.com/wp-json/tribe/events/v1/events?start_date=2018-01-01+00:00:00 it starts with the events in Jan, even if there are events for Jun/Jul

    Here's a example which the API doesn’t support now:
    – show events between May 1, 2018 – May 31, 2018 sorted from newest to oldest. A parameters like order=desc would fix this

    There are more details in this thread https://wordpress.org/support/topic/sort-events-in-api

    2 votes
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  12. have shared capacity available for csv import

    When importing events and tickets. They should really have the option shared capacity available. As this is not available you have to do this manually or by manipulating the database.

    5 votes
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  13. Shortcode to display all Event Categories used

    I would love to see a shortcode that scrobbles all event categories used (with filter parameters built in, of course) in much the same way that Wordpress can scrobble all post categories by default in a sidebar widget. Also, some kind of automated Javascript that gives you the option (maybe in the settings or back-end) to specify which pages you'd like to display the event category widget on (i.e. all event-related pages, everything under /event and /events) would be awesome.

    I could definitely see the utility of this feature in other applications besides just a sidebar event categories widget, but…

    2 votes
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  14. Optimize / clean up event submit form by removing selectable options

    A switch in the settings to hide or turn off the follwowing fields in the event submit form would be useful:
    d) Timezone (not necessary if there are only events of one country/region)
    e) Recurring events (not every calendar needs them)

    39 votes
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    needs more votes  ·  10 comments  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Woocommerce: Sales by Event Category Report

    Hi there,

    I would like to be able to see a report within Woocommerce: Sales by Event Category.

    At the moment this is a feature within the Events Calendar for Event Categories, but there is no way to measure the sales of a specific category. Therefore if we invest Google marketing into a specific event category there is no easy evaluation of sales.

    At the moment you can search by specific event, but we have 100s of events.

    Cheers.

    4 votes
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  16. Advanced Post Manager: Add "Event Time" column

    We typically have 6 or more events in a day between two venues. We'd like to be able to view and sort by date and time.

    2 votes
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  17. Ability to perform a CSV import from any URL

    The free CSV importer should be able to import from any publicly-accessible URL instead of having to first upload to WordPress.

    Additional functionality (worth paying for in the sense that it could be only available with an Event Aggregator license) I'd like to see is the ability to set intervals for scheduling re-importing from a CSV URL.

    One-time and scheduled CSVs via URL would be useful for getting data from other sites that aren't running The Events Calendar (which Event Aggregator can already handle) and for situations where a third party is providing the data to us, sometimes on regular…

    12 votes
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  18. Customize Community Events Endpoints

    Would be great to have the ability to change the slugs/endpoints for the pages generated by the Community Events Plugin.
    Even simply adding a filter to the multiple $router->add_route lines and the communityRewriteSlug() in Tribe\Main.php would go a long way to helping devs better integrate Community Events into their sites.

    The most obvious use case is for sites building a User Panel: the ability to move the user's events list to my-account/events, (/add, etc), but any site that has multiple user actions that need to be managed (WooCommerce, BuddyPress/BBPress, the myriad of Directory, Classified, Buy Ads, subscription management, etc) would…

    5 votes
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  19. categories for organizers & venues

    In PRO version of your plug-in need categories for organizers & venues.

    66 votes
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