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  1. 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).

    6 votes

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    needs more votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Include the time and date that an attendee was checked in

    I'm using Event Tickets Plus with woocommerce to sell tickets to a daily event, admission to a museum. I am not using event calendar pro at all. I would like to be able to see the time and date that a ticket was checked in on the attendee list, not just the date the ticket was sold on, because they can use the ticket when they want. I want to be able to sort by date or use a date picker, and to be able to export that data and see the check-in date on there also. We want to…

    14 votes

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    needs more votes  ·  2 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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

    28 votes

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    12 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 8 votes

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  5. Enable latitude longitude for the community events front end submission form.

    We have a lot of events that don’t have a proper address, and I’d like to offer them the option to enter those in if they know them. Even better to offer a link to a tool to find them out. These fields are available in the backend for events, so I don’t know why it shouldn’t be for the front end. I feel like there should just an option to click on from the settings, rather than having to create a customized version of the front end template.

    18 votes

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  6. Shortcode(s) to display specific event content, meta, ticket/rsvp fields in any page or post

    I see shortcodes that allow the display of calendars and event lists, but not to display the content (description) of a specific event in a page or post.

    This might seem redundant, but at times it might be desireable to be able to include the details for as specific event in a page other than the event detail page, and have it automatically kept in sync with any changes made to the event in the calendar record.

    Other shortcodes to separately enable the display of the event meta data, map, and perhaps even the rsvp/ticket block might also provide a…

    9 votes

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  7. Event Tickets Plus/WooCommerce. I would like to be able to access tickets in WooCommerce store and The Events Calendar.

    I have Event Calendar Pro, Event Tickets Plus, and WooCommerce. Currently, tickets can only be purchased through the calendar. I would like to be able to access tickets in WooCommerce store as well.

    15 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Event Tickets/Events Tickets Plus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Create a Past Events section in the admin

    Having all of the past events appear in the admin Events list is really problematic. You either have to constantly delete old events or sort by Start Date so all the old events are at the bottom. Its not very usable.

    I would suggest that you only have upcoming events show in the main admin Events list. Then add a new subpage to the Events admin section that says Past Events. This page would be a list of all of past events. Once an event date has passed, then it automatically gets moved to the Past Events subpage.

    This is…

    8 votes

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  9. 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 postmeta fields. I would suggest it not search postmeta by default, but include the option to select which post_meta fields are included in the keyword search.

    17 votes

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  10. 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

    9 votes

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    needs more votes  ·  4 comments  ·  Filter Bar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. List View > Adding infinite scrolling

    Just like using the "infinite Scroll" in Jetpack for blog posts on archive pages. Simply set the number of events in list view you want to have preloaded, and when you reach the end of that list then autoload the next batch...

    101 votes

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  12. Select which event details to show on main views

    The idea is to add an admin interface where users can select which details they want to be viewable on the main calendar views, such as List or Month. An On/Off toggle could be made available for some or all of the following event details:
    * Title
    * Description
    * Featured Image
    * Organizer
    * Venue
    * Recurring
    * Cost
    * Categories
    * Tags
    * Event Website
    In some cases this will allow you to view more fields than are now shown by default, in others it will hide the default details if you toggle them off. This will bring…

    107 votes

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  13. 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

    54 votes

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  14. Widgets & Shortcodes > Add start_date and end_date parameters

    This would add the ability to show events only within certain dates using our two primary widgets/shortcodes: List & Mini Calendar. You would able to specify a start date, end date, or both.

    88 votes

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  15. Make Sticky Work in List View

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

    26 votes

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  16. Hide options without upcoming events

    If a filter option does not have a corresponding upcoming event, hide it from the filter itself.

    For example, if I have created a venue called "Alozaina" and there are no upcoming events using that venue, do not show that as an option in the Venues filter.

    17 votes

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  17. Allow multi-day event exclusion for dates.

    I would love to see you allow multi-day events to allow exclusion for dates. For example a 5 day training that starts on Wednesday and ends Tuesday, excludes weekend days. You could do this the same way you exclude dates in a reoccurring event now.

    16 votes

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  18. 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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  19. Set separate event recurrence limit for contributors

    This would be for Community + Pro. As admin I'd naturally use the uppermost limit for neverending events, but for community contributors, a smaller max time period and/or total number of events would be great. Really, just having a max number of total events allowed.

    6 votes

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  20. shortcode embed with customised template ability similar to event rocket

    I would love to see a shortcode event embed implementation similar to event rocket.

    ie
    [eventembed category="gala" limit="1" template="shortcode-embed-list-gala"]
    [event
    embed event="3033" template="shortcode-embed-list-past"]

    This shortcode had some really great features specifically:
    1) ability to create and use customised templates for specific needs a) image only template,
    b) upcoming events template with or without ticket sales option
    c) past events template (display only name image description)
    d) what ever you need

    2)Select specific events by id number or category ect (especially useful when events are hidden from calendar view

    thanks

    dominic

    12 votes

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