Countdown Timer for RSVPMaker for WordPress

RSVPMaker now offers a countdown timer block. You can embed it in an event, and it will show the countdown to the start time for that event. Or add it to a post or page (for example, a blog post highlighting how quickly the event is approaching) and specify which event you’re targeting. You can …

Video: Adding an Event or Multiple Events with RSVPMaker

This is a demo of how to do event marketing in RSVPMaker for WordPress, showing an updated user interface for setting event dates and times. The drop-down lists for year, month, day, and time are gone, replaced with simple text entry blanks. You can type in “January 1, 2021 7 PM” or “6 March 2021 …

Making Timezone Conversions Easily Accessible for Online Events

When you hold a seminar or conference online, you make it available to the world — and even if you were compelled to take it online by COVID-19, you ought to take advantage of that fact. That means attracting people from many timezones, not just the timezone the organizers happen to be located in. Yet …

Patch for Security Issue (7.8.5)

Updated: August 20, 2020 RSVPMaker is back online in the WordPress repository, following a fix to one potentially serious security issues and the implementation of other updates required by the wordpress.org plugins review team. Please update ASAP if you are running a version earlier than 7.8.5. https://wordpress.org/plugins/rsvpmaker/ RSVPMaker has been temporarily removed from the wordpress.org …

Updated Admin Bar Navigation Between Events, Confirmations, Reminders, Forms, and Templates

RSVPMaker uses the black admin bar that appears at the top of the page when you are logged in to provide links to related documents and settings screens. Because the WordPress full screen (distraction free) editor prevents the display of that menu, it’s now disabled by default when you are editing RSVPMaker posts. This navigation …

Allow Event Submissions from Website Visitors

If you run a website for a community of people who would like to be able to post events occasionally — but not often enough that you need to provide them with an author or contributor password — you can allow them to submit events for review by your website’s team of editors. An example …

Sending Confirmation Only After Payment, for Example with the Link for an Online Event

There are now 2 different confirmation messages you can configure in RSVPMaker, one for the initial registration and the other displayed only after payment when you are charging for an event. One scenario: you’re charging for an online class or webinar and do not want to share the link until after payment is collected. You …

Introducing the Daily Schedule Event Listing Block, with a Conference Demo

One of the new editor blocks available in RSVPMaker is RSVPMaker Schedule, an alternative to the calendar-style presentation meant to let you display a series of related events such as sessions within a conference program. You can see it at the conference schedule demo site I’ve created, from which this screen shot is taken. The …

3 Confirmation Message Design Examples

Here are examples of designs created using techniques laid out in the blog post Styling Your Confirmation Messages and Broadcast Emails. RSVPMaker now provides the flexibility to style confirmation messages for different events differently. White on Black Here’s the black background confirmation message for a pirate party. This design allows me to specify styling on …

Styling Your Confirmation Messages and Broadcast Emails

The latest update to RSVPMaker focuses on more design freedom and better consistency for confirmation messages, reminder messages, and email broadcasts. This push was inspired in part by a recent post on the SendGrid blog, How to Send On-Brand Confirmation Emails (+ Examples). Having noticed some shortcomings in the formatting of RSVPMaker email messages (which …