How To: Event Registration with WordPress and WooCommerce
Managing event registrations smoothly is critical to your event’s success. Many schools, nonprofits, and charitable organizations choose 3rd party software for event registration, assuming the fees are an unavoidable cost of hosting and managing their event. We have good news! You can save time and money with custom event registration using WordPress and WooCommerce, and our Jacksonville website design company can help.
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WooCommerce Event Registration – Free and Paid Registration Options
If your website or blog is built with the self-hosted WordPress Content Management System (CMS), you can install WooCommerce – a full-featured, modern and mobile-friendly e-commerce platform – for free! With WooCommerce you can create custom event registration forms with free and paid registration options, custom registration fields, and required release of liability statements.
Example: North Florida School of Special Education
We created the custom event registration form below for NFSSE’s “Country Fair Jamboree & Walk a Country Mile Fundraiser.” The North Florida School of Special Education needed registrants to choose either Free Registration, or register with a $35 donation for which they would receive a free t-shirt. Additional custom fields were added to capture Participant Name (required), Student Name (optional), and Release of Liability (required).
WordPress Event Registration Options
Your event can include multiple registration options. This custom WordPress event registration form informs the user to “Select “Free Registration” or choose a T-Shirt size if you are registering with a $35 donation” with a single-select dropdown. The image below shows the custom message which appears for users who select “Free Registration”.
Custom Form Fields with WordPress Event Registration
Once the Registration Type is selected, this form collects the required “Participant Name” in case the purchaser is registering for someone else, “Student Name” to allow the school to know which student the participant is supporting, and a required “Release of Liability” statement. The Participant Name, and Release of Liability are required. The image below shows the custom message which appears for users who elect to make a $35 donation with a specified t-shirt size.
Once the required registration fields are completed, WooCommerce handles payment (if required) using a secure connection to all of the most popular e-commerce gateways and financial institutions. Event managers receive instant email notifications for each registration, and all registrations can be easily reviewed and exported from your WooCommerce dashboard.
Easy Event Registration with WordPress and WooCommerce
This example shows just a few of the options available to manage event registrations using WordPress and WooCommerce. There are literally hundreds of options available. Maybe it’s time for you to consider WordPress and WooCommerce for your next event!
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