Posted: June 23, 2016 at 8:14 am
In the create new meetup users can choose date, location (map), food ingredients that is needed for guests to bring, and if the meeting is invite only or available for anyone to signup for.
The category as explained is like a networking website / social site with food / “potluck” as the thing people come together for also.
It would be nice if the owner of the event can schedule that the signed up users for his / her event can cancel their place for the meeting up until like 3 hours or so before the event, so that the owner can administrate potential fees for people that do not show up for the event which causes problems of course.
Since the potluck need food ingredients from all guests it would be nice if the owner can select any number of wanted ingredients that is needed and the guest users can klick when signing up what they will bring, and the list gets greyed out in the options when someone picks that needed ingredient.
I was thinking about using tickets as ingredients in some systems I tried but it becomes messy to configure since it usually involves payment and currencies etc… and the potluck ingredients is not the same kind of items.
any ides if the pro version of EE is suitable for this kind of system or am I better of using something like gravity forms or other modules?
Any help would be greatly appreciated! 🙂
I guess events usually are created as a custom post type and I would like people to be able to leave comments under the post if they have questions or other issues with the specific event.
And I forgot also, it would be awesome if the guests can rate the event after the been there or rate the manager of the event with either pre-configured rating comments or stars from like 1-5 or so. So that next time this user creates a new event guests know his/her ratings.
With EE to cancel the membership the user would need to contact the Event Admin as we do not allow users to cancel registrations themselves. The event admin could then cancel the registration and free up spaces within the event manually.
To work in the way you are requesting would require custom development.
Using EE without a custom solution you would need to use a separate ticket for each ‘ingredient’ and the would then select which of the ingredients they need from the event admin (each ingredient would be purchased as a ticket and allow the admin to view the amounts needed)
As you mentioned this could end up messy and difficult to manage, with EE I can not think of another available solution. We have a feature request on our roadmap that may eventually help with this:
The add-on allows you to create questions that add a value to the registration. e.g each ingredient would be a question and if the user selected the ingredient it would add a value set within the question itself to the price.
However that add-on is currently not available as it is currently under planning.
EE events are custom post types (with additional data in custom tables) so yes you can use comments on the events themselves.
EE does not include any functionality that could be used for this so this would need custom development.
It sounds like you have very specific needs so will likely need custom development with whichever solution your chose to go with. I would recommend signing up to Test Drive Event Espresso 4 so you can see how it works and if it will work for your events.
If you have any further questions please do let us know.
Big thanks for the answers, guess I can do some compromises in the wish list. Is it possible to set i.e. 10 free tickets to one event and name them seat 1-10 and the in addition have i.e. 8 free tickets representing i.e. meat, potatoes, sallad, bread, etc.. and in some way separate them in the event registration process either with 2 columns or 2 different colours?
If you want individual seat allocation like that you would need to create 10 tickets, 1 for each seat.
You could create a ‘seat’ ticket and set the limit for that ticket to 10 (and yes it can be free if preferred) then the user selects a seat ticket and you (the admin) later can add a seat number within the registration using an admin only question.
You can create as many tickets as you need within the event itself so yes. (Note that once you have a lot of different ticket options you start to put more load on the server so may need better hosting but the depends completely on your current setup)
All of the tickets would show up within the ticket selector but you can use CSS to style tickets to use different colors if needed.
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