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Custom Registration Form Process

Posted: August 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm


August 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm

My company offers child care programs. These programs are split into several classes based on Grade Level and Gender. For example, 1st Grade Boys, 1st Grade Girls, 2nd Grade Boys, etc. are all created as individual events in EE. My custom questions registration form asks the exact same information for each of these classes. Currently, this gives me dozens and dozens of “different” registration forms displayed on my site; one for each class.

I need a way to display a single registration form publicly on the website and allow the registrant/attendee to choose between the different classes on the form itself. Basically a drop down with all my events within it would work perfectly. This is a bit backwards as to how EE was developed it seems. Any advice on how to use EE to accomplish this business model?

I’ve looked into creating categories, but I’m still stuck with displaying several dozen event registrations that are exactly the same thing other than grade level and gender.

Shawn Cooper

August 9, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I have a similar business setup to you (I think). What I did is create a new page is WordPress (in my case titled ‘EVENT REGISTRATION PAGE’) and the only content in the WYSIWYG area is:
What this loads is the ‘Question’ information you specify for an event (its in the right hand column of the event editor).

When a user looks at event and decides to register, they click the ‘Register’ button and it loads this registration form page – no need to duplicate it for every single event.
Maybe that’s not exactly your issue – but maybe it might work for you. Good luck!


August 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

Thanks for the input Shawn. I am actually using this technique to display the classes now. My problem is I don’t want to have a huge, long list of these classes (currently there would be about 40 total), when in reality they are the exact same class, just different age groups. This just seems like bad design, visually and functionally.


  • Support Staff

August 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Hi Melissa,

The css dropdown shortcode that’s included with the custom files add-on might be worth looking into.

I’ll include a list of shortcode examples here for your convenience:
[EVENT_CSS_DROPDOWN show_expired=true]
[EVENT_CSS_DROPDOWN show_deleted=true]
[EVENT_CSS_DROPDOWN show_secondary=true]
[EVENT_CSS_DROPDOWN show_recurrence=true]
[EVENT_CSS_DROPDOWN category_identifier=your_category_identifier]

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