Extending RSVPMaker – WordPress for Toastmasters

One of my recent side projects has been updating a series of customizations I made to RSVPMaker for use by my Toastmasters club. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills, and I’m a past club officer and current Area Governor (working with several local clubs).

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This may or may not develop into code I release as a plugin — for now, I’m trying my hand at the software as a service business model over at wp4toastmasters.com.

Possibly some aspects of this work could find their way back into RSVPMaker if you see additional uses for certain features. Instead of collecting RSVPs, the thing we want to accomplish with Toastmasters meetings is to sign people up for specific roles. Since this is a membership organization, people log in and identify themselves rather than typing in their names etc. Recently, I’ve been exploring ways of turning the data gathered through using the system into reports to help club officers guide their members through the educational program. You can see a bit of how it works in the video below.

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