This help file explains the different features included with Tendenci's Events Module to help you manage your event registration process and communicate with your event registrants before and after your events.
Prior to Accepting Online Registration
Before you create an event that will accept online registrations, you'll want to first read our help file on your site's Events Module settings and verify your site settings with your organization's event registration process.
Then, you'll want to add your event to your event calendar. If you need help with adding events, check out our Training Video on Adding Events.
Enable Event Registration
When you are creating your event, you'll have a section on the Add Event form titled "Registration". (See screenshot below) This is where you'll enable registration for your event and then determine the total number of registrants allowed, payment method(s) if you are charging for your event, and either enable or disable the following settings: required payment, require guests info, and discount eligible.
This setting determines if registrants must confirm payment in order to be registered for the event. When enabled, (box is checked), visitors registering for an event must complete a payment transaction through the website in order to complete registration. If you are going to accept offline payments via check and cash for your event, then you should not enable this setting.
Require Guests Info
Event editors can specify whether or not guests info is required. Check Require Guests Info if you’d like your registrants' guests’ information on the event roster as well.
Enable this setting if you plan to use Discount Codes for this event.
Manage Event Registrations
Once people are registering for your event, you'll be able to view the total number of registrants and the number of open spots still available for your event on the event details page:
Navigating to Event Registrant Tools
To find more information about your event's attendees, navigate up to the Events dropdown tab to reveal the event's options for your event and look for Search Registrants, E-mail Registrants, and Roster Report.
You'll first need to go to the registration page for the specific event that you want to view registrants information on. If you know the event's URL, you can type it in your browser. Alternatively, you can navigate to your Event Calendar and search for the event by the date of the event and click on the event link. This will take you to the event's page.
Now, look for three tabs just above the Title of your event. Here's a screenshot with the three tabs, labeled "Tendenci", "Events", and "Discounts":
When you mouse over the "Events" tab, a menu will dropdown with several options for managing your event, and you'll find the section for managing your registrants for the event on the right hand side of the two column menu, beneath "Clone Event" and above "Delete Event".
These options are detailed more below, and here's a short description of each option:
Search Registrants - this is where you'd go to find and make changes to an individual registrant.
E-mail Registrants - click to go to a form where you can select to email all registrants or email just paid or unpaid registrants and send updates about your event.
Roster Report - each event automatically generates a full roster that is print-ready and includes the information your team needs to check-in registrants at the event and track who attended and who didn't.
Clicking on "search registrants" will take you to a page where you can search for specific attendees, view the number of active registrations, and see the number of canceled registrations. You can click to view active and canceled individual registrants and access other information related to registrants including their profiles if they are registered site users and invoices for the event.
The Event Registrant Search page also gives you quick filters to search by Active and Cancelled registrants so you can quickly see real time updates for important registrant changes.
You'll find a link on each registrant's quick profile view to "View Registration" as well as "Cancel Registration". Clicking on "View Registration" link will show you the full registration form details:
Tendenci's events module includes an internal notification system that enables you to send emails to your event registrants. When you select to email your registrants, you will go to the events email template page where you can customize your email, and select to send to all registrants, paid registrants, or not paid registrants.
Some of the ways you might use this feature include:
- Emailing registrants a reminder of the event
- Email unpaid registrants of their balance due
- Email registrants after the event, thanking them for attending
** Tendenci 5.1 includes additional options to customize your email communications including an auto-reminder that you can create when you add a new event and options to customize the template's message to add images and other rich media.
Click on "Roster Report" to see the event roster that you can use to filter, search and sort your event registrants. You can also view important details at a glance in the Roster such as who's paid and who has an outstanding balance, guests of registrants details, any special comments, and more.
The Event Roster is designed so you can easily print it and share it with everyone involved in planning the event. You can export your roster into a .csv file for sharing with event planners, caterers, and importing into your financial software or other business management software.
From the roster, you can sort by attendee's first name, last name, or company name in either ascending or descending order (by alphabet).
Scroll to the bottom of your Roster and you will see the total number of paid and non-paid registrants and you can sort the roster to show all, only those who have paid, or only non-paid registrants.
The Roster Report includes information about each of your registrants, including any guests they've registered to help you plan for the event and manage your financials related to each event.
This includes contact information, membership ID if member, amount of invoice total, amount of individual ticket, and balance remaining. You will also find any comments the registrant included and a note for who else registered on the same invoice for multiple-guest registrations.
The Roster also has an "Attend" field that you can check online to note who's attended or print the Roster and check-in people on the printed list. After the event, you can record the attendance on your website and track who's attending events and who's registering but didn't make it out.
Additional Registration Features
Here are some additional ways that you can manage event registrations and things to know about Tendenci's Events registration process:
1) People can register multiple registrants with different prices on the same invoice. The invoice total will include everyone who registered together and the roster report and invoice details will break down the pricing per individual attendee.
2) Site administrators (super users) can control how people register for events by changing the setting “Anonymous Event Registration” on your Events Module Settings. There are 3 options for this setting: open, validated and strict.
** The default value is for sites that went live prior to July 9th, 2012 is set to strict. The default value for all sites created after July 9th, 2012 is set to Open. **
a) Open – Allows people registering for events to choose any price for themselves and their guests.
b) Validated – Allows people to see all prices when registering, requires a valid site user email address for each price to check that they qualify. They do not have to be logged in, and they can register guests using the guests’ email addresses.
c) Strict – Allows people to see all prices when registering, requires the user to log-in, a valid site user email address for each price to check that they qualify. They can register guests using the guests’ email addresses.
3) Members can enter their member IDs for the member-only price when they register for an event instead of logging in.
5) Admins (super users) can override a price with a different price for different registrants when registering multiple people on the same invoice. You must be logged in as a super user to perform this function.
6) Discount code can be applied (if applicable) to each individual registrant when multiple people register on one form.