Shortcodes for Use in the Form Template

This is an update on the shortcodes available for customizing your RSVP form. These are not normally used in the body of the post as they are below but in the form template you can establish on a global basis in the settings screen and customize on a per event basis. Updates: See also this …

Example of a community website built around RSVPMaker

BlueBroward.org is a community website for South Florida Democrats, and the events template/additional editors functions I added in recent releases was built around the requirement for multiple Democratic club officers and multiple campaign representatives to be able to able to collaborate on managing a series of recurring events or working together on a campaign. Previously, …

Spanish Translation of RSVPMaker Event Scheduling Plugin for WordPress

RSVPMaker now includes a Spanish translation. This means Spanish speakers should be able to navigate the administrative user interface en Español – if you notice words or phrases that are not translated, or are translated incorrectly, you can report them in the comments section on this page. I know it’s not 100%, but most of the basic …

Event Template Enhancements in Version 2.8.5

RSVPMaker 2.8.5 addresses a couple of common scenarios I see on community-oriented web sites, with different clubs or organizations that host events on a recurring schedule. That’s the point of the new Event Template feature, which allows you to schedule events weeks or months in advance, using basic boilerplate details. You can then update them …

New Event Templates Function. Also, Plugin Updated For Translation

Version 2.8 adds a better way of managing events that occur on a recurring basis. You can create an event template that includes all the boilerplate title and content details, along with a schedule such as every Friday or third Thursday, and the tool will allow you to project future dates matching that schedule and …

RSVPMaker 2.7.5 released

Version 2.7.5 is available now http://wordpress.org/plugins/rsvpmaker/ This is the first time in several months that I’ve released an update. I’ve been wrapped up with a book project ( Social Collaboration For Dummies, due out in October) but should have time to do another update within the next month, catching up on feature requests and bug fixes. …

RSVPMaker 2.7.4 – More reliable delivery of notification / confirmation emails

If you rely on email notifications when people RSVP and/or want people to get a confirmation and reminder messages, version 2.7.4 should be able to do that more reliably if you provide an email server and account to be used for notifications. You enter these on the Settings screen. After you save the parameters, click …

RSVPMaker 2.7 released, adds login option for events on membership-oriented sites

Version 2.7 addresses a scenario I’ve heard from some other people, and also encountered myself, where you’re running a membership-oriented site where the people who will be RSVP’ing for events have profiles associated with a WordPress login to the website. So maybe you want to restrict RSVPs to people who can log into the website …

Setting Required Fields for the RSVPMaker Form

The latest release of RSVPMaker addresses a longstanding request for an easy way to specify that certain fields on the form should be required. See this demo event with required fields. Using the shortcode-based template system for the forms, I added my custom field in this format: [rsvpfield textfield=”extrarequired” required=”1″] If you try to submit …