Posted: April 29, 2015 at 10:06 am
We are considering purchasing EE for a project we’re developing.
I have done research on the support forum and there are still a couple questions that I have unresolved. I figured posting a specific list of the features I need would help clarify completely.
1. There is a category of event that will be free to register (RSVP) but will have a charge at the door. I understand that EE handles free events but is there a way to customize the copy so that it reads “Pay at the door” instead of “FREE”?/
2. There is another category of events for which tickets will be handled directly by the venue via external payment/ticketing portals. Can I add custom links/buttons to the event detail page so that I can point users to those external payment gateways?
3. The third category of events are classes. They are multi-day classes, and the registrations will be sold/processed with EE. Can I set up these multi day events with EE and have only ONE price/ticket/fee for registering to the whole series of events?
4. Can users cancel attendance/change RSVP status for free events? (These events would be the category described on question 1). I understand users have to be registered and logged in at registration for events to be associated to them on the database. Is there a way to require users to register/login before event registration/RSVP/free ticket purchase?
5. Can I create user roles only allowed to check in guests at the door? These user roles shouldn’t have access to any other EE/WP control areas but to the event attendance/check in.
6. I read that there are shortcodes to generate calendar views with events of only a certain category. This solution might work for my solution but I’m wondering if there is another way of filtering event types on the calendar based on category?
Thanks a lot in advance!
THanks for your interest in Event Espresso. I would recommend giving EE4 a test drive over at http://demoee.org.
1) There’s two options here: firstly you could use the language files to basically translate the word free. This is usually ok but in some situations the plugin will use 0.00 instead of free.
2) Yes. You can disable the ticket selector and add links in the event description. You can also use the Alternative Registration Page option that will then redirect the user to a different page/site when they click the Register Now button.
3) In EE4 you can use the datetime system. Create one event, with multiple datetimes and you can apply one ticket to all of those datetimes. The datetimes will also show up spearately on the calendar.
4) The EE4 WP User Registration add on will allow you to force users to register/log in order to sign up to the event. Currently cancellations are handled via the admin, but we will at some point be expanding the WP User Integration addon to allow customers to view their events, edit and cancel them.
5) Yes, EE4 allows this but you will need to use a third party roles/capabilities system to achieve it, as though EE4 has all the underlying code needed to achieve this we do not yet have our own plugin to manage it.
6) The calendar allows filtering at the shortcode level by categories only. There is a setting that allows users to filter the calendar via categories and venues.
LEt me know if you have any other questions!
Thanks for your reply Dean,
In regards to answer 4:
The “My Events” page is only available in EE3 right now, but it is on our list for the Event Espresso 4 version.
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