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Regular barcode instead of QR code

Posted: January 8, 2013 at 3:17 am


January 8, 2013 at 3:17 am

Hi all,

I’m currently building a site with EE, but I just need a solution to my problem :

Is it possible to change the QR-code on the ticket to a “old” barcode (128 chars) (Because we still have barcode-scanners on our venue).

Thanks in advance,



January 8, 2013 at 4:14 am

Hi Nicky,

Whilst it may be possible, you would need to customise the plugin to remove the QR code generator and slot in a barcode generator.

This really isnt advisable on two fronts.

Firstly it will be a lot of work to modify the plugins, including the API and mobile app (though that may not be an issue for you due to the barcode scanners). Plus there would be constant maintenance due to future changes to the plugins from our end.

Secondly the amount of data a traditional barcode can hold is nowhere near a QR code and subsequently this will mean a reduced amount of information on the barcode which may cause issues integrating it back in as currently the QR codes hold more than 128 chars.

We do not currently plan to produce a barcode friendly version of the ticketing system.


January 8, 2013 at 4:34 am

And just using the registation ID for the barcode generation wouldn’t be a solution ?


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January 8, 2013 at 7:47 am

Hi Nicky,

You’re more than welcome to try it, but please understand that we cannot support changing the ticketing add-on to output a barcode instead of a QR code.

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