New Form Builder, Guest Form Options

The new RSVP form builder allows you to specify prompts that should be included for both host and guests, such as meal choice at a lunch or dinner event. Here is how it works: From the editor, click the Generate Form button under the RSVP Form field to get the pop-up form builder. The default …

Video: Simplified PayPal Setup, Plus Payment Process and RSVP Form Improvements

For more current information, see https://rsvpmaker.com/blog/category/paypal/ As part of my preparation for a webinar on RSVPMaker, I have been working on satisfying some longstanding requests from users of the plugin to simplify the PayPal setup and the setup of the RSVP form itself. These improvements are in version 3.7, just released. Just the other week, …

Timed Display of Content: the rsvpmaker_timed Shortcode

Part of the point of using a calendar plugin on your blog is to have content displayed for upcoming events, but not past ones, or at least give the upcoming events people can sign up for or attend greater emphasis and display them in chronological order (rather than the reverse chronological order of a blog listing). …

New Calendar Editor, RSVP Form Generator

RSVPMaker now includes visual editors that simplify the setup of a calendar listing and the RSVP form for individual events. This should make a lot of RSVPMaker setup easier for people who don’t like to mess with code. Frankly, it’s also easier for me because I kept forgetting some of the shortcode options. When editing …

Improved Confirmation and Reminder Messages for RSVPMaker

This month’s updates to RSVPMaker have substantially improved its system of confirmation and reminder email messages. These changes come in part to support my approach to organizing Hangouts on Air online events. For example, here is the series of confirmation and reminder messages I prepared for a January 27 webinar. The confirmation message goes out …

Adding, Then Editing Out, a Hangouts on Air Pre-Show Greeting

A good webinar ought to feature a warm welcome for the audience, including early people who arrive early. However, that material may not be appropriate to include in the replay people see later — you want them to be able to get right into the content of your broadcast. I’m learning a few things as …

Replay of Jan. 8 Webinar: Budget Webinars with Hangouts on Air and WordPress

Update: Since this was published, Google has disentangled Hangouts on Air from Google+ and rebranded the product YouTube Live. See my updated guidance: Creating a YouTube Live Event, with a Landing Page on Your WordPress Website. The tutorial I recommend on how to run your own Hangouts Q&A session is here: http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/how-to-run-a-qa-session-using-google-hangouts-on-air/ Thanks to Jim and Chris Guld of …

Updated List of Event Display Shortcodes

RSVPMaker provides the following shortcodes for listing events, listing event headlines, and displaying a calendar with links to events. WordPress shortcodes are placeholders you can add to a post or a page that cause dynamic content to be added when the page is displayed — in this case, an event listing or a calendar with …