RSVPMaker provides online scheduling, invitations, RSVP tracking, and PayPal payment processing. Variations on this event scheduling system have been used by political campaigns, community groups, networking organizations, and professional conferences to schedule their events. A recent addition is support for Google Hangouts on Air for organizing webinars on a budget.
If you run a WordPress website, download the RSVPMaker plugin to add these functions for your own site. Optionally, you can send RSVPMaker event invitations by email using ChimpBlast, a companion plugin that works with the MailChimp broadcast email service.
Join me for this webinar on how to promote and manage events using the combination of WordPress and the RSVPMaker plugin. As the name implies, you can also collect RSVPs (registrations) and PayPal payments. You can also send automated event reminders to make sure the people who register actually attend.
I’ll cover some new features, such as the improved event reminders system and the specific support for organizing webinars (like this one) taking advantage of Google’s Hangouts on Air free online events platform. You will learn how to create and manage events, set RSVP options, customize the RSVP form, and work with templates for recurring events.
In addition, the webinar will at least touch on some more advanced topics such as configuring PayPal payments and adding your own customizations. The webinar format will allow for Q&A, so bring your questions, and I’ll answer them on air.
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You can test drive RSVPMaker on this site (you will be able to try the editor, preview your events, and test the RSVP process, but events will not be published).
The mock events below show some of the ways RSVPMaker can be used.
Featured (Demo) Events:
You can step through the RSVP process to see how the prompt to pay online appears after the user enters basic information. If you click the link to pay, you will be redirected to the Cub Scout Pack 179’s PayPal checkout page (the integration is live, so don’t complete a payment unless you really do want to make a donation).
Using the shortcode-based template system for the forms, I added my custom field in this format:
[rsvpfield textfield=”extrarequired” required=”1″]