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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!

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  1. 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.

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      2 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Do not include deleted tickets or cancelled orders in participant list sold units.

      Right now, if you look at the number of ticket sold in the participant list, it include tickets that were sold then cancelled, or completely deleted orders. I suggest that this number only includes existing participant or that another item is created to see the number of expected attendees and active tickets sold.

      88 votes
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        16 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thank you all for your continued feedback here. This is very much something we are interested in refining. We are going to rope in a strategist to properly account for the various workflows of as many people as we can, and try to find a slick method and improved method for reporting this info to everyone. Until then please keep voting, it helps us prioritize.

        Thanks again!
        - The Modern Tribe Support Team

      • Add a datepicker for birth dates (or any other dates) to tickets

        As we offer many events for kids (e.g. ski lessons) it is mandatory to receive the kid's birth date. If we just add a text field, we get different date formats and can't use them for further planing in Excel.

        30 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add "Frequency" to bulk actions for scheduled imports

          The ability to select multiple scheduled imports and switch the frequency (daily, hourly, weekly, etc) would be great. I often need to update several imports at a time depending on seasons and going one-by-one is rather tedious.

          6 votes
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          • Allow manual entry of attendee information

            I'd like to be able to go into the backend and manually add an attendee to the list.

            231 votes
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            • Option to remove events not present in a reimported iCal feed

              This option would allow for events that get deleted from an iCal feed to be automatically deleted from The Events Calendar as well. So if you are importing an .ics calendar from a different site, such as Google Calendar or Outlook 365, and you delete the event there it will be deleted from the The Events Calendar on the next import.

              The iCal format is dedicated to event creation, and does not contain any data on events that have been deleted. However, with this option checked the iCal Importer could assume that any event no longer present in a given…

              60 votes
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                needs more votes  ·  15 comments  ·  Event Aggregator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Filter events by date range / day on single venue / organiser pages

                It would be nice to be able to filter the events in a single venue by date.
                Consider in the case of a trade show / festival / university model which may have multiple stages / theatres with multiple events occurring over several days. It would be good to display these both in a page and in a widget.

                62 votes
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                • Customizable permalink structure for individual events

                  Allow customization of the permalink structure of individual events. It would be awesome to have the ability to enable permalinks that mirror those used by other posts within Wordpress. For example, the ability to have a URL such as http://www.website.com/events/2016/06/08/event-title/. This would be a big help in avoiding conflicting URLs for repeating events.

                  84 votes
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                  • allow the option to add attendee information to the emailed tickets and admin confirmation.

                    Thank you for the ability to collect Attendee Information i.e., First and Last Name of multiple tickets to the actual purchase process prior to check out. Now, how about an option to add that collected information to either the Attendee Ticket and / or the Administrator email?

                    59 votes
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                      needs more votes  ·  6 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Past Events Widget

                      It would be awesome to have a Past Events widget to show previous events. My business uses the ECP to show all of our tournaments, and people always want to see the results, which are embedded on each event page. A widget to automatically show the previous (1-20) events would save sooooo much time! Thanks for your consideration!

                      108 votes
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                        This is a great idea and we really appreciate you sharing it. It is very possibly something we could build as an extension or an enhancement we could include in of our feature updates. We will continue keeping an eye on this, and slot it as soon as we can amongst our hundreds of other great feature ideas.

                        Cheers!
                        - The Modern Tribe Support Team

                      • Divi Integration

                        Divi is currently one of the best-selling Wordpress themes. It integrates smoothly with WooCommerce but currently doesn't integrate well with The Events Calendar.

                        30 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  Third Party Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hello all,

                          Thank you for pitching in.
                          We have many of our customers and team members using the Events Calendar alongside Divi with great results.

                          As long as the proper template is used in Events → Settings → Display , things work great.

                          Furthermore, our upcoming 4.3 version of Events Calendar Pro will include full calendar shortcodes that will allow customers to include the full calendar to the page of their choice.

                          Please let us know if there are still additional integration needs

                        • Add support for Name Your Price in Event Tickets Plus for charity events (requires woo commerce name your price)

                          Add support for Name Your Price in Event Tickets Plus for charity events (requires woo commerce name your price)
                          This allows you to create an event with a ticket. The ticket has a suggested price, but allows the buyer to buy it for whatever price they want. In essence it is a donation for an event

                          18 votes
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                            12 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • include WP post_meta fields in keyword search

                            Right now, The Events Calendar keyword search searches the Title, Post Body, and Post Excerpt.
                            I suggest that you add the option to include selected WP post-meta fields (custom fields) to the keyword search.

                            This would be extremely helpful, as a number of sites include various page information in custom post_meta fields. I would suggest it not search post_meta by default, but include the option to select which post_meta fields are included in the keyword search.

                            14 votes
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                            • Reminder Emails for X Days Before Event

                              Email Attendees of an event automatically with event details X days before event takes place. It would be great if this was a variable number of days.

                              455 votes
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                              • Notify organizer when event is created

                                I Would love to have the possibility that as soon as an event is created an email is send to the organizer.

                                Or the possibility to add instructors to an event who are notified that an event is created

                                51 votes
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                                • If cart qualtity is updated, force ticket buyer to enter additional info fields

                                  Currently Event Tickets Plus can collect additional information when adding tickets to their cart. (I.e. First Name Last and Name for each ticket purchased.) However, once the user gets to their cart, they also have the option to change the number of tickets they are purchasing. But if they increase the quantity of tickets in their cart, they are no longer required to enter the additional information fields. It would be great if the cart would display those additional fields when the ticket quantity is changed. Maybe a pop-up window where they could enter the additional names and then close…

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Make Sticky Work in List View

                                    Make Sticky Work in List view to give the ability to feature an event.

                                    20 votes
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                                    • Better UI for reviewing pending community events.

                                      I just installed Community Events and am looking for a way to review pending events before publishing them. Being able to review pending events before publishing was one of the highlighted features that motivated me to purchase Community Events.

                                      When I view the community events list (using /events/community/list/), it does not show all the event information, in particular it does not show the description field (which is required), the cost field or the website field. This means that there is no effective way to proof the entries before publishing.

                                      To remedy this, users need to be able to see all…

                                      8 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Community Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi Gene,
                                        75% of what you would like is possible

                                        You can fully revew the pending events submitted by others in your WP admin under ‘Events’. There you will see all the details.

                                        The page you access under ‘/events/community/list/’ lists only the events submitted by you, and not of others. If you are not the site admin, then this is sort of the admin page for you to manage the events that you submitted.

                                        The users will be able to see all submitted and published events on the /events/ page where you can choose from different views, like calendar, day, list etc.
                                        If they click on an event there, they will see all the details of the event.

                                        Your 4th idea is an interesting one. Let’s see how many other people like it.

                                      • Event Tickets, Zapier, Gotowebinar

                                        Can we have a Zapier integration that can zap a ticket registration through to Goto webinar once someone has registered for the webinar on the events calendar that are also registered on the goto webinar site.

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                                          8 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Re-think the SEO to cut down on duplicate content and/or options for canonical URLs

                                          Idea: Re-think the SEO to cut down on duplicate content and/or options for canonical URLs

                                          The current setup means that recurring events are classed as duplicate content by search engines. This is terrible for SEO. There needs to be a way to fix this issue, and I can think of 2:

                                          1. Set up the future recurring events so that they all use the same URL. The events on my site are not different year-to-year, so there is no reason the page/content/URL must be different. A single URL would suffice, but placed in the correct recurring dates in the calendar…

                                          158 votes
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