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Posted: June 19, 2013 at 10:36 am

Steven Morris

June 19, 2013 at 10:36 am

I am working on implementing a signup system for a community wide service project that several churches are joining together on. We want to be able to list projects and allow for singles or groups to signup.  For a bit I thought that the lite version would work for us, but they have passed on some other requirements that they would like.

Show the “master project” as a super group [project location, or project type (painting, landscaping)
Allow for “sub jobs” to be signed up for. EX: for the School Project, there could be painting, picking up trash, cleaning, etc. The problem we may see is that if a group signs up some people in that group may have skills for other areas, or some may have a specific requirement (driving, heavy lifting) gets the right people signed up.
With groups, it would be awesome if we could allow for them to put the name, age of each group member.

Jonathan Wilson

June 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Hi Steven,

I’m not sure what you are asking, but if you are wanting the ability to add custom questions, them this is possible with the premium version. You can add text fields, text areas, dropdowns, checkboxes, and radio buttons.

Steven Morris

June 20, 2013 at 9:39 am

Lets see if I can explain it a little better.

We are expecting to have about 20 locations where various jobs will take place. Each location could have 1-5 different jobs each. Some of those jobs may need specific requirements to complete said job (heavy lifting, driving). The main listing of all projects would just be the 20 locations. Then the user could open up that page and have a description of each job at the location. We would want them to sign up for the specific job at the location, not just the location. If there are group registrations, we would want them to put the names of each person in the group, and the job at that location where they would want to go. A group does not need to be able to sign up for different jobs in different locations.

Looking at some of the features, could we utilize the event categories? Or is there a way to create an event (or in our situation a location) and then put different choices inside of that event?

Hope this makes a bit more sense…


  • Support Staff

June 20, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Hi Steven,

You can actually list out events by location (in Event Espresso-speak Venue). So one way you could make this happen is list out your locations in a menu-type list that links to each page that displays a list of events by location. Then there could be events(jobs) listed out for the location to be selected from. There’s a shortcode that will automatically list out all the events that happen at one location. Here is a usage example:


You have a few options on whether to make each job an event -or- make one event for a location and list out the jobs as options. If you go with the latter, you’ll likely need the Multi Event Registration add-on to allow for multiple job type options to be selected in one signup.

You’re more than welcome to sign up for the free test drive site and try setting up a few events to get a feel for how Event Espresso sets up events:

Steven Morris

June 21, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Can we accomplish this with the business license?


June 24, 2013 at 5:36 am

Hi Steven,

If you are referring to Josh’s last post then yes the Business Licence is ideal. All the licences have those shortcodes, but the business licence also comes bundled with Multiple Event Registration add on. click the blue Plus sign in each box to be shown which add ons are provided for each licence).

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