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Need some help setting up Events

Posted: July 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Jim Felder

July 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm

This will be an involved post I think.

We have an annual event coming up. The group is used to using a paper form, print it, sign it and scanning it to email it or print it, sign it and mail it in. They pay via credit card or send a check all on the form.

Here is a link (Click Here) to the old form that we are trying to eliminate and use Event Espresso.
I’ve been trying to set this all up but having some problems figuring out the best way to do it.

The “members” feature is different from the “members” in this group. The way EE works, if you login then you are now a “member”. But that’s not how it works for the group. Member status means you’ve paid your annual dues, etc.

There are several price points and events for this “event” to setup in EE.

$115 member only – Early Full Registration + Banquet
$85 member only – Early Full Registration
$95 member late signup – Full Registration
$40 Member or Non – Awards Banquet Ticket
$30 Member or Non – Social & Trade Show Only
$35 student pricing – Registration – School______Advisor______
$95 member only – Out of State Registration
$155 Non Member Registration –
$15 Board of Directors Breakfast – Board Members only
$15 Past President’s Luncheon – Past Presidents only

I need help figuring out how to set this up. Multiple event signup? Different price points?
The non-member pricing won’t work if they are forced to login.

I’m at a point where I’m not sure this will work, and I’ve spent $154 of the group’s money. Although I think it will work for future events like classes/workshops, etc. Just not sure how to setup this convention event.

Thanks for any help you guys can offer.

Jim Felder

July 4, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Maybe it would help if we could just create a list of items to purchase. But how would we prevent “non-members” of the group to not be able to purchase the member options?


  • Support Staff

July 5, 2012 at 9:10 am

I would suggest creating a user account for each member who has paid their dues. Then instruct them to log in to the site before registrering for the events.
That way, you can prevent non-members from having access to members pricing and members options.
Then use the WP users integration to distinguish non-members pricing and members pricing.

Then I would suggest creating additional events for the banquets and trade show options, then use the Multi Event Registration add-on to allow people to add these to their cart before checkout. See this guide in the documentation for tips on how to use the Multi Event Registration along with the add-to-cart shortcode:

Jim Felder

July 8, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Thank you Josh, I will suggest the Users being created on the site for those that have paid their dues. As for the multi event suggestion, I did do that and have used the Event_List short code to list the multi events.

Thank You.

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