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Do I need a membership plugin?

  1. gmw

    I am developing a events registration site. My home.php page display upcoming events. I accomplished this by creating a custom post type (i.e. events) and associated meta data. When the home page loads, two meta fields (registration open date and registration close date) are examined. If the current date is within this date range, a "Register" link is displayed.

    Here is what I want to do:
    1) When the user clicks on register, he needs to be directed to a page where they can either register (i.e. create an account) or login (if previously registered).
    2) once the registrant is logged in, they need to be able to register for an event and supply additional event specific registration info if required.

    It is very important that a registrant be able to register for multiple events at different times during the year.

    Here is what I've done so far:

    I've installed the GF user registration add-on, created a test form which requires username, email and first and last name. It works. The new user is successfully added to the database as a "Subscriber". I noticed that I can logon as this user on wp-admin and can update my profile.

    At this point I am totally confused!

    How do I create pages for a registered user to register for events? Can I have add a login page (not wp-admin) that directs registrants to a members only portion of the site where they could register for events and supply additional info and make payment via paypal info (using GF of course). Do I need a membership plug-in? Which one? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday March 9, 2012 | Permalink
  2. I have done what you are describing using a couple of 3rd party plugins. Let me know if would like some additional info.

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday March 12, 2012 | Permalink
  3. gmw

    Would LOVE to hear what you came up with. Thanks!

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday March 14, 2012 | Permalink
  4. I used Event Espresso and some custom tweaks via other plugins. Get in touch with me thru my website listed in my profile if you need more info.

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday March 19, 2012 | Permalink
  5. gmw

    Chris, thanks for your input. As a developer, I'm sure you have experienced clients who only know what they really want when you deliver the solution they asked for and then say something akin to "I don't want that, I want this." Anyway we've gone in a direction different than my initial post indicated. Again thanks. Maybe I'll take you up on your offer at a later date.

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday March 30, 2012 | Permalink