This is a brief illustrated tutorial on the RSVPMaker event editor and the primary options it provides.
Here’s how you set up a basic event, with just a headline, event description and date and time set.
And here’s what it gets you:
Here, we’re specifying both a start time and a duration, so that the system will display both a start time and an end time.
You can also set up a multi-day event with a common headline and description for a weekend camping trip or week-long conference.
If you want to collect RSVPs, you need to check the Collect RSVPs checkbox and specify an email address for whoever needs to receive notifications when someone completes the form. You can also view a report of everyone who has RSVP’ed.
There are also options you can use to:
- Set a deadline for RSVPs (leave this blank otherwise)
- Set a maximum number of participants (leave it at zero for no limit)
- Prompt users to sign up for one-hour timeslots, an option intended for use staffing volunteer events. A future release may allow you to set the time interval for the volunteer timeslots, but right now it’s fixed at one hour.
If you view an event listing, you will now see an RSVP Now button at the end of the listing. You can also send out email invitations that include this button to prompt a response (See How to Post and Email an Event, which explains the related ChimpBlast plugin for use with MailChimp email broadcast accounts).
Click the button or the headline, and you’ll be taken to a view of the single event with the RSVP Form displayed.
The RSVP editor will also display options for setting prices for online payments if you have PayPal enabled. See How to Set Up PayPal with RSVPMaker for details.