Video: RSVPMaker Events and Event Templates

One of the keys to using RSVPMaker effectively is taking advantage of event templates. Like the rest of RSVPMaker, the templates feature has been updated for the new Gutenberg editor. Templates allow you to create one or many events that follow a regular schedule and that share some basic details like meeting location and who …

Navigating RSVPMaker: Event Posts, Options, Messages and Forms

The whole idea behind RSVPMaker is to allow you to take advantage of the familiar WordPress user interface for content creation and editing, while adding the event dates and registration form options that allow you to display even posts on a calendar and/or chronological listing of events, collect RSVPs (or registrations) and charge for events …

New RSVPMaker Form Builder Based on Gutenberg

If you install RSVPMaker version 6.0+ and are running WordPress 5.0 or later, you will have the option of activating a new RSVP registration form that you can customize using Gutenberg, the new WordPress visual editor. One of the reasons I like Gutenberg is that it makes it easier to define visual components for content …

Updating Plugins for Gutenberg, WordCamp Miami 2019 – Video, Notes and Code

This presentation is built around the frustrations and payoffs of updating RSVPMaker and the WordPress for Toastmasters extension to RSVPMaker, as well as starting to create new functionality around Gutenberg, such as the My Marginalia plugin I created to help a client with the “show notes” she posts with recorded videos. Download PPT. Whether you’re …

My Gutenberg Breakthrough: Adding a Custom Notification

One of the differences between “traditional” WordPress plugin development and creating software that works with the new Gutenberg editor is the scarcity of adequate, understandable documentation. I speak as a WordPress developer who is largely self-taught, by which I mean I’ve learned by reading books, tutorials and the official WordPress documentation for developers. For virtually …

New: Coupon Codes for Event Discounts + Payment Reminders

In response to a user request (underwritten with a donation to the cause), RSVPMaker now allows you to establish coupon codes for discount pricing for an event. Specific pricing, such as an “Early Bird” registration offer can also have an expiration date (that’s not new). Another feature, probably long overdue, is that you can have …

New: Limited Time Content Block

A new “Limited Time Content” wrapper block for the WordPress 5+ / Gutenberg editor allows RSVPMaker to control the display of whatever blocks of content you place inside. You can set it to not display the content before the specified start date and time (for example, the start of a sale) or after the end …

New and Improved Stripe Online Payments

RSVPMaker now includes its own support for online payments via the Stripe service, including a new Gutenberg block for defining payment buttons to be embedded in a page or post. This means you can use the same online payments mechanism for event payments and other sorts of payments, such as donations, consulting fees, or membership …

WordPress 5.0 Updates to RSVPMaker

RSVPMaker is ready for WordPress 5.0. That doesn’t mean there is not still considerable room for improvement in how it integrates with the new Gutenberg editing experience, but the main thing you need to know is where to find options that have moved. One of the goals of the new editor is to “declutter” the …