Embedding a single RSVPMaker event in a page or post

I’ve added an option for embedding a single event in a page or post, using the rsvpmaker_upcoming shortcode and the new attribute “one” — containing either the slug, the ID # for the event or the word “next” for the next event on your calendar. This works in RSVPMaker 3.0.5 and higher.

Here are a couple of examples:

Shortcode:
[rsvpmaker_upcoming one="cub-scout-camping-trip"]
Output:
Shortcode:
[rsvpmaker_upcoming one="next"]
Output:

Friday August 12, 2022 6:00 PM
to Saturday August 13, 2022 7:00 PM
 

This would be a typical event setup for my son’s cub scout pack, a 3-day event with RSVPs requested and families encouraged to pay online.

You can step through the RSVP process to see how the prompt to pay online appears after the user enters basic information. You can simulate a payment with a test credit card.

RSVP Now!

Event Types:

Posted by David F. Carr on December 19, 2021

Sunday August 14, 2022 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 
Step right up!

Join us on open Mic night. Be brave. And unafraid, very unafraid.

RSVP Now!

Posted by David F. Carr on April 14, 2022

Monday August 15, 2022 4:00 PM
 

Every week at the library on main street. No RSVP Required.

Event Types:

Posted by David F. Carr on April 15, 2022

Sunday August 21, 2022 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 
Step right up!

Join us on open Mic night. Be brave. And unafraid, very unafraid.

RSVP Now!

Posted by David F. Carr on April 14, 2022

Monday August 22, 2022 4:00 PM
 

Every week at the library on main street. No RSVP Required.

Event Types:

Posted by David F. Carr on April 15, 2022

Friday August 26, 2022 6:00 PM
to Saturday August 27, 2022 7:00 PM
 

This would be a typical event setup for my son’s cub scout pack, a 3-day event with RSVPs requested and families encouraged to pay online.

You can step through the RSVP process to see how the prompt to pay online appears after the user enters basic information. You can simulate a payment with a test credit card.

RSVP Now!

Event Types:

Posted by David F. Carr on December 19, 2021

Sunday August 28, 2022 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 
Step right up!

Join us on open Mic night. Be brave. And unafraid, very unafraid.

RSVP Now!

Posted by David F. Carr on April 14, 2022

Monday August 29, 2022 4:00 PM
 

Every week at the library on main street. No RSVP Required.

Event Types:

Posted by David F. Carr on April 15, 2022

Thursday September 1, 2022 7:00 PM
 

Sgt. at Arms calls the meeting to the order.

President or Presiding Officer introduces the Contest Master.

Ballot counters collect the votes of the judges and report back when the ballot counting is finished. During this time, the Contest Master may interview the contestants.

Awards Ceremony

Announcements and conclusion.

Posted by David F. Carr on July 15, 2022

Sunday September 4, 2022 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 
Step right up!

Join us on open Mic night. Be brave. And unafraid, very unafraid.

RSVP Now!

Posted by David F. Carr on April 14, 2022

I have two scenarios in mind for this:

  • Your club holds monthly or weekly meetings and you want to display just the next one upcoming on the front page of your website.
  • You have a big event that might be a couple of months away, but you want people to start signing up for it now — even though on the calendar, it might be way down the list. So you use this technique to highlight it on the front page of your site or in a post that will appear at the top of your blog.

If RSVPs are turned on for the event, and the event is still in the future, the RSVP Now! button will be displayed. If someone views an old blog post that includes the embedded event for which the date has gone past, the button will not be displayed.

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10 Comments

  1. Mine is just showing the short code when I view the post. Not displaying the event information as yours is above. I have updated the RSVPMaker plugin with the newest version.

    1. My guess: If you did a copy and paste from this blog post, you could have picked up the html formatting code I used to make the open and closed brackets for the shortcode display bold (a trick I use to make it display as text rather than being executed as a shortcode).

      Toggle the editor from visual to text and see if there’s a strong tag wrapped around the bracket characters.

  2. @davidfcarr:disqus – How are you making a 3-day event? I am not seeing that option anywhere. Thanks for making this great plugin!

  3. Is there a way to embed an event and the RSVP form (or just the form) on another wordpress page?

      1. It would be a nice to have, but I can probably work around it for now.

        I’m curious, maybe there’s a way to do this already and I just haven’t figured it out yet… is there a way to pre-load the guests or invitees and then keep track of who has RSVP’d yet?

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