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[resolved] Event-O-Matic - Feature Requets (30 posts)

  1. Matthew
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Add suggestions for future functionality you'd like to see in upcoming releases.

    • Allow users to add venues via the EOM public form.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/event-o-matic/

  2. incontrol69
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hi there !

    really cool plugin you're developping ! we're waiting for the venue update :)

    would be cool to allow the user to upload an image from his hard drive.

  3. Matthew
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm looking into this, and considering using WordPress' built in file manager.

  4. stormgard
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    1. Allow locationless events. Sometimes you have a worldwide event - like "Talk Like a Pirate Day" or BLITEOTW"....
    2. Allow multiple locations.
    3. Repeat events - annually, monthly, weekly, etc.

  5. Matthew
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Currently in the middle of a big upgrade that will address point 3 to a certain degree.

    From the get-go the eom has been an event system with physical locales in mind. This will tie in to a future update that will allow event geotagging an user preference to be "reminded" of events in a user-selectable vicinity. As such, "ethereal" events with no physical place/geographical coordinates are outside the scope of the plug-in.

    Multiple locations are feasible, but a restriction would need to be put in place to limit, or at least throttle the amount of locations one event could have. Otherwise, what would stop a potential spammer from submitting 10 events to the 1000 or so selectable venues within the system? Additionally, we've always treated the event->venue relationship to be a one to one connection: an event at a different venue would, by definition, be a different event.

  6. aftongroup
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I think we may be able to use this plug in but in testing it out, I am getting this error at the venue prompt:

    Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/afton/public_html/sandbox2/wp-content/plugins/event-o-matic/event-o-matic.php on line 570

    I do also think it would be great for the user to upload n image from the drive. Would love to chat about possibly hiring you for a cutomization.

    Thanks!

  7. aftongroup
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    And I know this may sound annoying but for our purposes, we don't need the venue field at all as we expect users to enter location info in the description field. Would be great if we could turn that feature off. As I said, this may be a customization issue.

  8. Matthew
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    The error may be arising from the need to have a venue entered into the system from the backend before processing public events.

    Why would you prefer users to enter location info into a nonstandard field reserved for the event description? One of the main purposes of the plugin is to enable Geotagging and mapping of events onto a map. This can't be done if users randomly enter venue information into the event description.

  9. aftongroup
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Matthew,

    I appreciate the geotagging integration but we use a similar plugin at nelsoncountylife.com as a means for our readers to enter event listings which we then republish in print. There's no way we'd be able to enter every possible venue which is why that feature of your plugin is problematic for us. I think we could go ahead and start using the plugin if it weren't for that obstacle.

  10. Matthew
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Stay tuned for the next release - which allows for public addition of events and venues.

  11. trinitydavis
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I would like to see the date in European Format and the dollar $ for the fee removed. How about a dropdown menu for the curency types and date format?

    I also have a problem when adding events from the post, I get the message below when using the shortcode [eom-public-form] and creating an event.
    'Array ( [0] => Array ( [user_email] => jeremy@trinity-davis.com ) [1] => Array ( [user_email] => jeremy@trinity-davis.com ) )'

    It creates the event but no link to a post etc.... When I do it from control panel it creates the event OK.

    Apart from that I'd really like to use

  12. Matthew
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    • Internationalization is key, what else besides money and dates would you like to see here?
    • That is a known bug that is corrected in the latest release. Should be ready within days.

    Thanks for the heads up!

  13. marcus911
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, I am new to wordpress and site building, I am trying to teach myself. I have come across a problem when I put in an address for the venue, I keep getting message "Invalid Address" The address exists ok and is on Google maps too. I am stuck with this and tried searching for an answer, please help.

    Oh is the new version ready yet??
    many Thanks
    Marcus

  14. Matthew
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Have you tried taking the address from google and pasting it into the page?
    The system verifies addresses against Google. So if Google likes it, the EOM should to.

    And yes, I've actually got a big cup of joe next to me and am planning on hashing the new version out right now. Stay tuned.

  15. marcus911
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Matthew, I have tried to copy and paste the addresses in from Google however still getting the invalid address coming up.

    The problem I have is with two venues in Belfast in particular, Odyssey Arena, 2 Queens Quay, Belfast, County Antrim, and Waterfront Hall, 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, County Antrim BT1 3WH Belfast, BT3 9QQ.

    I have tried removing, County Antrim, tried without the postcode, with just postcode but to no avail. Can you help?

    Many Thanks
    Marcus

  16. Matthew
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ah, the international address may be the issue. Congrats, you are the first person out of the US to ask me about the plugin. Let's make sure the new version accounts for addresses in all countries so it can be of use to more people.

    I'll update the plugin to be more friendly to international addresses and I'd like you to let me know how well it works for you.

    Best,
    Matt

  17. southfloridajams
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    can the event-o-matic plug in be customized to add in additional fields?

    and also to setup how you want the event to be viewed? I found the plug-in on the sweat records site and want to be able to customize my events similarly with text wrapping around the image, etc

    thanks!

  18. Matthew
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Which additional fields would you like added?

    Tweaking the visuals can be done by modifying your theme stylesheet to your liking.

  19. chaska
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Matthew,
    I'm liking the direction of this plugin a lot! Thank you for your work.

    Feature Request #1: I can't completely use it yet because I need the user to be able to choose or not include a venue. Maybe the site owner can choose to make a requirement or not? The Google mapping is not completely necessary for most of my projects but I could see others wanting to use it specifically for this. The main feature I like about your plugin is that user can submit their own events. :)

    Feature Request #2: Maybe I completely missed it but a must-have for most of my projects is a big calendar that is flexible (so it can fit in different page widths) and looks clean and where all the entries display. I figured yours had one but I couldn't find it. Looks like you mainly have a listing. Am i right?

    Feature Request #3: Give user the option to upload a file from his/her computer in addition to image URL.

    Feature Request #4: Entries are also posts and calendar has RSS feed.

    Look forward to the next release!
    Thanks so much!

  20. aftongroup
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yep. What chaska said :)

  21. southfloridajams
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    thanks matthew!

    fields i would like options for

    - multiple bands on a bill
    - more space for event info or band bio
    - advance ticket price
    - day of show ticket price
    - age limit
    - artist facebook page
    - artist youtube site
    - artist soundcloud page
    - facebook event page

    for the social networking sites the links should be the social network graphic

    thanks for the great software matthew!

  22. southfloridajams
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    also the option to be able to utilize basic html code (bold, underline, italic) in the text box or band bio space - and the ability to have space breaks and hyperlinks within the bio

    thanks!

  23. marcus911
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Matthew,

    Is the new version available yet? did you manage to solve the issue with the international address issue? My events is on hold at the moment until I can get this resolved.

    Many Thanks

    Marcus

  24. Matthew
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Folks, the new version is out. International addresses are possible. I am internationalizing the plugin now, I would love for other languages and nationalities to contribute.

  25. marcus911
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Matthew, do you mean it is ready now or you are working on it now?

  26. Matthew
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Version 2.0 has been out for a couple weeks. I just updated and released 2.0.1 about an hour ago. Get it while it's hot.

  27. marcus911
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Mathhew,

    I have upgraded to version 2.0.1. Unfortunately I still have the same issue with the addresses. Although the addresses that I have put in for my venues are working with google maps they do not work on with your plugin. Do you have any ideas?

    Thanks
    Marcus

  28. Matthew
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Marcus, could you send me the addresses you've had issues with? I'll test and verify them independently and get them working right for you.
    Matt

  29. marcus911
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Matthew,

    One of the addresses is:

    Odyssey Arena
    2 Queens Quay
    Belfast
    BT3 9QQ

    Tried it since updating Event-o-matic to new version, bit does not work

    Thanks
    Marcus

  30. Matthew
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    The venue's address is funny. Even in Google it won't resolve to any specific address. The only location it recognizes is:

    Queen's Quay, Belfast BT5 4, UK

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