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.
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on this site (you will be able to try the editor, preview your events, and test the RSVP process, but events will not be published).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″]