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Attendance Certificates – is there a workaround ?

Posted: June 3, 2022 at 11:33 pm


ChiroEurope

June 3, 2022 at 11:33 pm

A post from 2017 suggested a plugin that worked only with EE3 and not EE4 that allowed for the invoicing area to be used for attendance certificates. Since then the latest log about 2 years ago says the only option is to export a CSV file and do a mail merge separately. Is there any change to this as the only option? OR is there some way to use an email from EE for this purpose ? Thanks for thinking outside the box !! Craig


Joao Victor

  • Support Staff

June 7, 2022 at 10:33 am

Hi there!

Thanks for contacting us.

Could you please provide more details about this post from 2017? I did not get the part of attendance certificates.

I hope I can help you.


ChiroEurope

June 20, 2022 at 11:57 pm

HI again, sorry for slow response. Typical I can’t find that thread. I recall it talked about using an automated email (already part of EE) to generate an attendance certificate. There is a thread for 2018 saying the feature was in the pipeline, but seemingly hasn’t made the light of day yet.

Many participants in various fields require certificates of attendance in relation to continuing edification requirements. Currently there is not specific feature for this. Other than generating a csv file and mail merging it elsewhere. It would be great if it could be handled within EE more or less automatically. The 2017 post as mentioned seemed to have found a work-around, or perhaps a 3rd party feature, but one that did not work with EE4.


ChiroEurope

June 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

This thread here has some ideas https://eventespresso.com/topic/generate-custom-pdf/. Would that work?


Tony

  • Support Staff

June 22, 2022 at 7:12 am

Hi there,

We do get this feature requested from time to time, but it’s a relatively low number of requests compared to others so no work has taken place as of now due to other features taking priority.

We do have it on our roadmap here: https://trello.com/c/64I8iCkL/161-send-out-certificate-of-completion-for-attendees

So far it has 22 votes which is relatively low when compared to say recurring events (which is what we are currently working on).

We would love to be able to provide all the features that our users request but it simply isn’t possible, so we have to prioritise our development time on features that will benefit the most users.

This thread here has some ideas https://eventespresso.com/topic/generate-custom-pdf/. Would that work?

Possibly, yes, however, it will take some custom development to create it.

The messaging system can be used to add an additional message type (similar to how the ticketing add-on does it) and then some form of custom ‘trigger’ to send the certifications when needed.

We have some developer documentation on how the messaging system works here:

https://github.com/eventespresso/event-espresso-core/tree/master/docs/E–Messages-System

However note that this is likely going to be a fairly complex feature to add.


ChiroEurope

June 23, 2022 at 12:45 pm

Ok. Thanks for your Feedback 🤓

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