Ok so heres what we now have in events:
GOOGLE RICH SNIPPETS and SEO
Snippets, the few lines of text that appear under every search result, are designed to give users a sense for what’s on the page and why it’s relevant to their query.
When event information is marked up in the body of a web page, Google can identify it and make that information available so it can be used on search result pages and other Google properties. Information such as an event's title, date, and venue can help users decide which pages to click on in search results.
The advantage gained is an improved click-through rate from Google.
PAID EVENT LISTINGS
This is an optional feature that allows the site to charge fees for Event Listings.
Event Packages - Admin can create different event packages with different benefits. The variables are :
a) Allow Videos
b) Allow Photos
c) Allow Sounds
d) Allow Files
e) Number of Days a Listing will show for
Possibility to have both Free and Paid Packages. In addition to paid Packages, Admin can create Promotional Packages that allows the posting of Free listings for a specific length of time.
Invoices - View page to list all outstanding Invoices.
Orders - View page to list all Orders.
RE-LISTING AND PACKAGE EXTENSION
At any time BEFORE a Listing expires, the owner can choose to extend the length of time it is listed for
At any time AFTER a Listing expires, the owner can choose to RE-LIST the listing. This is very convenient as it prevents the member from having to create the listing from scratch again. During re-listing, a different Package can be chosen if desired.
Event Administrators can now manually add participants to an Event.
PAID FEATURED EVENT LISTINGS
This is an optional feature that allows a Site Administrator to charge fees for Featuring Event Listings.
Admin can set the cost per day for a listing to remain featured.
Even when Paid Listings is activated, the Administrator has the ability to create promotional Packages that allows the Free listing of Events for a specified length of time.
Event host can now post news items about a particular event.
News block with the latest posted news is shown on Event View page
Sub-section added to event page to allow browsing all news items
Many Events have Sponsors that contribute to them. Event host can now highlight and promote those Sponsors by listing them on the Events page.
Sponsors block with the latest Sponsors is shown on Event View page
Sub-section added to event page to allow browsing all Sponsors
Some Events are hosted at different venues. Event host can now list those Venues on the Events page.
Venues block with the latest Venues is shown on Event View page
Sub-section added to event page to allow browsing all Venues
Event host now has the ability to export the list of participants to Excel or Print the list
PRE and POST EXPIRATION NOTIFICATIONS
Admin has the ability to set expiration date on free Event listings
Admin can configure Event Listings to send reminders to the listing owner a preset number of days before the listing expires and/or a preset number of days after the listing expires.
ADVANCED ACCESS RESTRICTION
Adds the ability for members to create "Invitation Only" Events. Access can be restricted to participants only and the Event Admin will have to send an Invitation for others to Join. The Invitation will be delivered to both Internal and External mail and will have an Accept Invite link.
Adds the ability for Admin to decide if members can join Events after they start.
Adds the ability for an Event Creator to decide if members can join a particular Event after it starts.
A participants info section is included that allows the Event Admin to post information viewable to participants only.
Administration can setup events to occur weekly, by-weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually. Whenever the Event expires, the Start and End dates are automatically updated to the next occurrence. Participants from the previous occurrence of the events are automatically notified of the new date.
The mod includes a listing of States/Regions for all Countries.
Members can drill down Events based on location. An additional section is included which lists all Countries in the world. Upon selection of a Country, all regions in that Country are displayed. Upon selection of a Region, the events occurring at that location are displayed.
Events Calendar block is added to the homepage.
Events in My Area - The account page is now enhanced to include an additional block displaying the Events happening in the same City that the member is located.
BROADCASTING and INVITATION
The Broadcasting feature has been enhanced to also allow sending of messages to the members Inbox.
The Invitation feature has been enhanced to also allow sending of messages to the member's Inbox.
Presently, when trying to send Broadcast/Invitation messages to a large amount of recipients, there is a possibility that the site will hang as the Server tries to send all messages immediately. This mod will queue Broadcast and Invitation messages and send them periodically instead.
The Event Admin can optionally setup the Event to send Reminders to participants a preset number of days before the Event starts.
ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP FILTER
Adds the ability to limit viewing of an individual Event to a particular Membership Level or limit viewing to Event Admins only
ENHANCED MEDIA (with YOUTUBE EMBEDDING)
Super improvement which adds the ability for Admin to restrict upload of Videos, Photos, Sounds and Files to particular membership levels
Adds the ability to allow members to Embed multiple Youtube Videos.
In addition to Photos, the host can upload a Logo for the Event.
Improvement of the search functionality to allow searching by Keyword, Categories, Country, State, City, Start Date, End Date.
Told you there were loads! If you've read this far message me and I will upgrade your membership or something, I don't know, maybe name something after you :)