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How to best handle Parents registering kids for classes

Posted: May 9, 2018 at 2:15 pm


May 9, 2018 at 2:15 pm

We have been working with Wisdomlabs the developer first listed on your recommended developers page.

Our company website is

We are running 26 different classes one rate summer. Each class is a week long M-F, that meets each day for 3hrs.

The issue we are running into is parents names show up everywhere after registration, not the kids names. I would imagine our scenario would be the same as if a company signed up employees for a conference. The conference people wouldn’t want to see the Company name on tickets and registration, they would want the employee’s name for check-in. Something like a primary registrant but assign classes to different attendees.

Where in our process might we have gone wrong? I understand this is a big question and you are unfamiliar with how Wisdomlabs set up our install of EE4. As far as I know they never made any core changes.


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May 9, 2018 at 2:27 pm

In cases where the Primary registrant isn’t the attendee, you can add more fields to the registration form to capture information about the person registering on behalf of the attendee. This way the kid’s name will show up in the registration list instead of the parent’s name.

Put another way: Instead of using the system questions like First name, Last name, and Email for the parent, use those for attendees. Then you build a new question group for the parent and fill that group with specific questions for the parent. You’ll assign the question group for parent information to the Questions for Primary Registrant within the event.

Once the questions and questions groups are all fixed up, you can set the Primary Registrants email template’s To: field to use something like:

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