RSVPMaker Export to Excel Moved to Separate Plugin

Along with a few bug fixes, version 2.5.4 removes the PHPExcel library required for the export to Excel function, which will now be available in a separate plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/rsvpmaker-excel/ Bundling that code library in really bloated the download for the base RSVPMaker plugin. While this is a useful function, I decided it made more sense …

Customizing the Show Attendees Function

There is a checkbox in RSVPMaker that lets you specify that the names of the attendees and any note they entered in the note field should be displayed publicly. This works with a function in rsvpmaker.pluggable.php that you can override using the advanced customization method for modifying the plugin behavior with your own PHP code. Here’s …

RSVPMaker 2.5 and new method for customizing the RSVP Form

RSVPMaker 2.5 is out and introduces a new method for customizing the RSVP form. It also fixes some glitches with the recurring event setting function and the JavaScript on the RSVP form. (See also setting required fields, updated list of shortcodes). Form Customization I’ve received many requests from people who wanted to make more customizations …

Video: PayPal Setup for Event Payments with RSVPMaker

For more current information, see https://rsvpmaker.com/blog/category/paypal/ This tutorial shows how to integrate PayPal with RSVPMaker so you can collect a fee for admission or other fees associated with an event. The PayPal configuration seems to be the part of RSVPMaker setup people have the most trouble with, and the directions are a little tricky. I …

Translating RSVPMaker – First Translation to Polish!

RSVPMaker finally has its first international translation, thanks to some help from Jarosław Żeliński, a consultant who has been working with the plugin. Here is what the editing panel for setting dates and RSVP parameters looks like in Polish: Note that there are a couple of English language phrases showing through where no translation has yet …

RSVPMaker 2.3.5 – Automated Reminders and Better UTF-8 Encoding for International Characters

I’ve recently posted a flurry of releases aimed at addressing a couple of user requests / complaints: Several people have asked for an automated way of sending a reminder to people who have RSVP’ed for an event, so they don’t forget to show up. Several sections of my code had trouble dealing with international characters, …

ChimpBlast Updated, Adds Cron Utility for Scheduling Newsletters

The latest version of the ChimpBlast plugin for sending email broadcasts through the MailChimp service is available now at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/chimpblast/ ChimpBlast was designed to be used with RSVPMaker, and to make it easy to generate a simple newsletter based on recent blog posts. Based on some feedback from people who have tried it, I’ve further improved …

RSVPMaker 2.0 Released

RSVPMaker version 2.0 is available for download at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/rsvpmaker/ The most significant change is that I’ve fixed the function for downloading reports to Excel. Again. Yes, I previously announced this improvement, but it turned out to be premature because bundling in the required PEAR library turned out to be more complicated than I anticipated. This update …

Webinar on Facebook Tab Manager for WordPress

I am hosting a webinar Thursday April, 14 2011 at 7 pm ET on the use of the Facebook Tab Manager WordPress plugin I created, which allows a website operator to include blog posts and other content on a Facebook page for a business, campaign, or other organization. For an example, see the “Clip File” tab on http://www.facebook.com/carrcomm. Thursday …

ChimpBlast 1.0 Published to the WordPress.org Repository

Just published to WordPress.org: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/chimpblast/ ChimpBlast lets you compose broadcast email messages for use with the MailChimp service from within WordPress. You can compose messages in the WordPress rich text editor, import the content of posts, preview the results on your website, and then submit the resulting message to MailChimp using the API. ChimpBlast was designed …