Posted: October 6, 2020 at 1:26 pm
We all want to ask as few questions as possible during registration.
My question is, can we have attendees fill out a minimal amount of fields to register and pay, then follow up via event espresso to append their registration with more demographic information?
Thank you in advance
Technically you could do this if you wanted all users to register onto the event and then request additional details for all registrants by adjusting the question groups on the event and triggering an email for all registrant to then update their answers, but you can’t do it on a per registration basis.
Ok that is something. How do I do that? and if I do that, does it erase their previous answers? or just allow them to input their new fields?
You would need to set your event up to capture the minimal number of questions first and then capture all your registrations.
So by default the ‘Personal Information’ question group asks 3 questions, First Name, Last Name and Email.
You’ll create another question group in Event Espresso -> Question Groups.
Then add the additional questions you want to include on the form into that group, again you create them first in the Question Tab, then add them to your question group above.
Then you update the event to include the additional question groups with the extra questions you need answering, the questions are set on each individual event in these sections:
After you’ve updated the event to now include the additional questions you’ll need to trigger an email to send to all of the registrants on that event and you can include a link to edit their registration in that email.
A quick question at this point as which email you use, how you do it, and what you need to do depends on your setup.
Do you want all registrations to receive the email? For example, if its a paid ticket do you want both paid and unpaid to receive it?
The user will basically see the ‘Attendee Information’ step on check out again when they click the email, so they can change the answers to any of the questions they answered previously.