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How to use QR Scanning to generate ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES

Posted: August 6, 2022 at 8:36 am


August 6, 2022 at 8:36 am

The challenge: there is no built-in feature to generate an attendance certificate in EE, nor is one likely to be built as it an infrequently requested feature.

The solution: Use the QR scanning feature and link your own code to the data point where attendance is recorded in EE. Irrespective of whether you are recording each session attendance, once checked in, this will be sufficient for the next step to work

Since I don’t know code I got someone to write code to create our custom PDF / code to trigger the creating of the certificate (just a letter in our design), which then gets emailed via a cron X days after the event. This letter also pulls event data from the ticket page (like location, date etc)

We also needed to add details regarding who spoke when, for how long, their names and a brief topic description. For this we used Custom Fields Pro (49$ / year), which then appears in the Edit settings for the event, and is merged into our attendance certificate.

This thread doesn’t require a response, I just thought it might be useful for anyone trying to find a solution to this need. I used some programmers from Upwork and it didnt take them too many hours to get it complete (I think maybe 15, probably a bit longer than necessary due to time differences and English 2nd language)

Hope that helps someone. Craig


  • Support Staff

August 8, 2022 at 8:33 am

Hi Craig,

Thank you for sharing how you go the above to work.

Whilst we won’t officially support a 3rd party feature if you are looking to share your work (paid or free) we can link other users to a page/github repo with details on how they can do it.

For example, another developer created their own add-on for Event Espresso to add ‘price modifiers’ to registration (Basically questions with values assigned to them to be added to the transaction) and we often link users there if it’s a feature they are looking for:

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