The last few months has been filled with many releases and new features. I wanted to talk about a few that have been released to the RSVP Pro plugin.
Probably the biggest feature was the addition of an option to change the front-end form from one long form to a wizard-like interface. Where the first step is filling out a person’s information (name, email, etc..) and the next step(s) is answering information about events. This makes the UI cleaner and user-friendly as people are not given a huge wall of options that they have to deal with. To turn on the option go to the main event’s settings then click “form customizations” then finally select the option “Change the frontend to have multiple steps”
Once that option is turned on the front-end will now be in wizard mode which look different once a user finds their name and/or creates a new user.
Mail Message Variables
The ability to send messages to attendees is useful but there are still many ways we want to see it improved. One of the items on our list was the creation of placeholders in the subject and message. Now that is possible, you can put in placeholders for an attendees: first and last name, email address, passcode and the URL for the event.
If you are looking for additional features in the message sending functionality drop us a line we would love to hear from you.
Additional Custom Question Types
The last feature I want to mention is two new custom question types: read only and admin only. These new custom question types come from user feedback. Often people wanted to be able to display a notice mixed in with the custom questions or let attendees see a value that they couldn’t change but should be able to see, such as table assignment. The read only type allows for those scenarios.
The admin-only scenario is a different but along the same vein as read only. In some cases there might be a value that needs to be associated with the attendee but that they should never see. This is where the admin only custom question is used.
Hopefully these new features will be helpful in managing your event and attendees. If there is anything missing in the RSVP Pro plugin that you would like to see added we welcome any and all constructive feedback.