- Front End Event Management
- Easy to use and learn
- Create both Free and Paid events
- 100% customizable CSS
- Built-In Calendar View
- Multi Language Support and Joom!Fish Integration
- 30+ Payment Gateway Options To Choose From
- Customizable Email Notifications
- Full Reporting with CSV File Exporting
- Tons of parameters allow for easy customizations
- Upcoming Events Module
- Events Category Module
- Mini Calendar Module
- Google Events Map Module
- Custom Event Registration Form Builder with 11 form field types
- Private / Public events
- Custom Event Category Menu Views and Filters
- Discount / Promo Codes
- JomSocial and Community Builder Integration
- Free Updates
- Free Support
- Front End event management
- Event Meta Data and Keywords
- Free updates
- Individual or Group Registration
- Allow registrants to upload files
- Event Archive Manager
- Repeating events capabilities
- Multiple Event Registration with a single checkout
- Unlimited Form Fields
- Each event can have its own unique registration form
- Spam proof design...No hard to read Capchta images Needed!!!
- Registration Cut-off and Start Dates and Times
- Unique payment methods per event
- Calendar filtering by category
Optional customization services are available.
PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR OUR MASSIVE FEATURE LIST. WE SIMPLY DO NOT HAVE ROOM TO POST THEM ALL ON THIS LISTING.
This is not true. Our software has CSS files that can be edited easily to accomplish any styles that need to be implemented. As for the statement that it doesn't look professional, what does professional look like? That is a matter of one's personal opinion and preferences.
1. There is no way to add repeating events. If you have events which repeat – say once a week for 8 weeks you must add each event separately.
2. There is absolutely no sorting capability on the grid views. You get nice search features with color coded categories but absolutely no way to sort the data on event, date/time, price or anything. So if you have large amounts of events - the end users will need to comb through that information.
3. Because of the previous 2 points using this system as an “Events” listing is out of the question, at least for me. What I mean is turning off the registration component and only using the registration capability as needed. Though this can be done its wise not to if you have more than 50 events because it will becomes difficult to manage. I was hoping to use this system to manage 600 – 1200 events yearly but only using the registration component for maybe 5 % and most of the events I wanted to use this system for were repeating. Maybe the system was not intended to be used this way?
4. Where’s the Calendar? Need I say more……. I know it’s coming but your competitors have it as a plug-in for free.
5. The documentation lacked troubleshooting information – like what to do when the Search and Reset buttons just don’t appear on the search page? Hmm!
6. How do you change that (YYYY-MM-DD) for the date search – maybe (DD-MM-YY or YYYY)?
7. No forum on the Joomla Show Website – at least I could not find the forum. I found this interesting but only after I purchased the software.
8. It would be nice if there were some solid reporting system that could be used to generate news letters to registered users of a web site. I don’t mean registered users of an event but through Community Builder. I would be nice to send listings of events that can distributed using email.
I did try to contact the folks at Joomla Showroom several times for questions but never got any response about some of these issues – not all of them. I would not give them high marks for customer support and when charging $119.00 for a product I expect much, much more. One of the competing products to Registration Pro is EventList1.0 and with the plug-ins available is a very solid product. Make sure that before you buy Registration Pro you thoroughly do your homework and evaluate several products, especially if you are being asked to spend $$.
I think if the developer enhances this product to include some of these suggestions this product will be well worth the money. By allowing your product to be more easily used like a basic events listing will go along way. And a forum would be nice.
For all the development that has gone into this system – it is on the verge of being unstoppable and though I have heavily criticized this software it meant only to help make the product better.
Since this post is over a year old I thought I would reply just so that there is clarity that we have added most every item above that has been listed.
7. We do not use a forum for support. We have a more personable support ticketing system.
8. This comment was irrelevant. This is an event registration system, not a newsletter component.
As I did some research (but not enough) on which Registration component to use I chose this one as it appeared to have the most functionality and the most customization. In the beginning I was not disappointed! There are quite a few features and good customization but when I got to creating an event registration form I ran into problems.
1. No separators, intro text, etc. The forms are limited to 7 fields and if you're not putting in an input field you're not putting in anything. This is a HUGE lack in functional presentation as on some registration forms I would like to separate the fields into sections (i.e. t-shirt, event lodging, event products). Thus we are limited to descriptions on the input fields (at least you've got that) to categorize and present the fields.
2. No if than options for the fields. It would be EXTREMELY helpful if you could have some fields the were dependent on a previous field. For example: Do you want a t-shirt? (radio buttons for yes or no, of course with this component you couldn't use radio buttons because you would have to put "I want a T-shirt" () and then on the next row down "I do not want a T-shirt" () so you would have to use a selection drop down which is very sloppy) then when somebody clicks yes you would have options come up for what size and how many. While this option is not necessary it should be for what is being charged.
My advise is that before you even consider purchasing this product that you go to their excellent demo site, log into the back-end and try to create your form. It may work the way it is for you but for me this was a MAJOR disappointment.
The form builder has been completely revamped and we now have a lot of additional features available for the above listed items.
Only objection would be that some configuration options in the backend don't seem to have any effect in the frontend, e.g.:
General Layout Settings in the Configuration menu. Here you should be able to:
Show header: (yes/no)
Show intro text on the event listing page: (yes/no)
However, these options have no effect in the frontend...?!? :-(
All support enquiries include a request for admin access to your site, which is not entirely satisfactory and I had to set up a mirror site for them to play with. Support responses were fast but on one occasion bordering on rude.
This has done the job I needed but for next year's event I'll be looking at DT Register, as the experience of using this rather expensive module was overall unsatisfactory.
Moved the entire website from Mambo to Joomla only to allow me to use Registration Pro.
Needed CB1.2 integration and Mike came back and sorted out the latest version in a few minutes.
Can do with more features in the upcoming releases like:
1. Mapping firstname/lastname straight from CB rather than having to re-type the names in.
2. Differential pricing for non-members and members. Allowing non-members of the site to register for events and collecting payment for that. For the same event, allowing members to register for free.
3. Automatically informing a registered attendee that they have already registered and do not have to do so again.
But, the tool is great and management of our events is a breeze.
I needed it to allow people to register for classes at my training center. After doing a lot of research I thought this one would work best. Turns out that It did. I looked at DT Register as well. It also seemed pretty good, but the fact that you had to have jevents installed didn't fit my business/website model.
I also found that this extension had a better ADMIN demo than DT Register. Which fit my business better. Although I have to say, even this extension's demo was a little confusing compared to other extension demo's that I have seen. Maybe because it doesn't look like the default joomla template. Not sure.
As far as installing, it worked like a charm. It comes with the offline payment option and paypal extension.
However if you want to use AUTHORIZE.NET you have to purchase it separately for $19.00 from a separate company and it requires ioncube loader to install. Because I utilize godaddy hosting installing ioncube was a bit of a challenge, but once i figured it our the install worked perfect. Just make sure you follow the directions that come with the plugin.
Although I was a little disappointed that there wasn't a forum for questions and such, this extension's support was unmatched by any other extension that I have ever bought and I have been using Joomla for over 2 years. The response time is extremely short. One ticket was answered within 15 minutes of submitting it. Not to mention it was on a weekend.
My only negatives about this extension is that the Authorize.net plugin is a 3rd party plugin from osdcs.com. I ran into a few small snags and osdcs.com has still not responded to my ticket. It has been 2 days. I wish that Event Registration pro would produce their own Authorize.net plugin.
The other negative is that even though the manual is quite extensive on configuration, it is a little light on basic usage. Things like payment plugins. "make sure you have your paypal info filled in the plugin or it will not show up on the front end." & "Sorting events on the backend so that you do not get duplicate categories on the front end."
I have never tried it with community builder yet. that is next. I will let everyone know if any problems arise.
Overall this extension is a 9 out of 10, and is totally worth the money. I had been screwing around with some free registration systems before finding this one. None of them work right out of the box. So basically I wasted a lot of time and energy when i could have just bought this one and had it up and running in no time.
Anyway that is my 2 cents. Hope it is helpful.
Like all software, once you've fiddled around with it a while, you figure it out. The main thing is that it WORKS, is quite configurable, and does its job fairly elegantly. I tried a couple other components that do approximately the same thing, and this is the best of the bunch.
It's got a ways to go - some of the error capturing is not great (totally blank error messages, in some cases), and there are a handful of missing configuration options that I expect will get built into later versions. (For example, we're using this on a nonprofit website to register for low-cost seminars. I don't really want these folks to have to agree to Terms of Service - we're not in the business of covering our rear ends - but there doesn't seem to be any way to turn this off.)
But after all the heartburn we had getting something operational, I can say this was definitely worth the money.
First of all, the Features, they are great:
- Creating different Events with about all functionality that I could dream about.
- You can set up different "forms" to register, and each event can be connected to one form. But the forms can be used in different Events also. So there is no need to built up a new form for each event, but if one event "differs" to much you can simply create a new form and assign it to the event.
- The "Tickets" are great: Each Event can have different pricing-options, like "executive seating" and "normal seating", or to have "including lunch" or "excluding lunch". The registrant can choose the options while signing in.
- The categorys of events are nice. You can set up differnet categorys and they will be sorted togehter. Nice!
- Non-Users (guests) can sign in for an event. Or not, as you choose. Nice!
- Each event has it´s own confirmation-page. In the confirmation-page you can use the variables from the site before. Nice!
- Same with the eMails, you can sent confirmation-eMails to the registrants, you can freely built up a new one for each event. Nice!
- The module beside it, showing the "newest Events", nice.
There are many more features. I hope you see, my hope is on that component to get the basic stuff done also, because in that part it leaks in the moment. The limits are obvious:
- There is NO way to manage the registrants in the backend. You can´t change the name, the eMail, you can´t add a registrant manually in the backend, you can´t even correct a typo without directly changing it in the database.
- You only get a single Mail with "Firstname, Lastname registered to the Event XX" when somebody registeres. There is not other information in the Admin-eMail. When you go to the backend you can watch the list with all registrants but only the built-in fields (Firstname, Lastname, eMail), you cannot see other fields like "street adress" or "age" or whatever. The onliest way to get this informaition is ... the next point.
- Only the complete-registrants-list shows all data of a registrant. There you can´t change it, it is a simple html-popup with all registrants and theire data inside.
This leads into an absurd registration-process, if you for example like to write an Invoice. Each time a registrant signs in, you get the admin-eMail. Then you print out the complete participants-list (any other list hasn´t all needet data) and take the data from the one new registrant. You can imagine, when you are having an event with 100 participants, that sucks!
- The online-payment (paypal) is nice, but there is no way to let the user choose his way of payment. When you set paypal on, users ONLY can pay with paypal. When you set offline-payment, only offline-payment is possible. The one you choose in the backend will be the one and onliest, for all users, for all events.
- By not being able to insert a participant manualy there is no real way for me to start with that component. Í have some events where participants already registered, so where to switch to registration PRO? Import directly into the mysql-database? Uh ... I don´t feel save in doing that!
- The ticketing is a little weired. You remember the options "including lunch" or "Executive seating"? The weired thing is, that this are all AND-Options. So a user can choose all options togehter.
That would make sense, when this only would be "add-ons", but they aren´t. There is no "Basic-price" for the event, the price is only (!) saved in the tickets.
When I put in "Normal Seating" for 100 Dollars and "Executive Seating" for 150 Dollars, then the user can check bouth of the options, the system charges 250 Dollars. But for what? He doesn´t need two seats of different categorys with just one name of the participant.
On the other hand let´s put in "LUnch" and "Dinner" als options. Lunch for 30 Dollars, Dinner for 25 Dollars. Now the user is still forced to choose at least one option and the event has no "basic price". So it doesn´t seem logical for me.
The solution would be simple: Just change the checkboxes to the OR-Option. If the user can Choose:
- Normal seating without Dinner for 100 Dollars
- Executive seating without Dinner for 150 Dollars
- Normal seating with Dinner for 125 Dollars
- Executive seating with Dinner for 175 Dollars
... this would make sense, when the registrant can choose ONLY ONE OPTION! Simple change, but IMHO very necessery!
- The module shows the "newest Events". Well ... for a new user who wants to see the events it makes more sense to have the Events sortet by "upcomming Events".
- The Events-Overwiew shows the maximum occupancy, but it doesn´t show how many free places are left. This is a really, really bad point. It makes much more sense for me to show the information like "Free places: 17 of 80". In fact, in this component it only says "maximum occupancy: 100". No information, if it is "nearly sold out" or "all free" at the moment. Uh ... it doesn´t make sense to me, because it would be so unbelivable easy to change that!
Hopfefully you see, the Component has the potential to get something really great, but there is definitely work needet at the base. Let me simply bring out a little wishlist:
- Changing the ticketing-option to "OR"-Options, so that a registrant can only choose one of the options.
- Putting the complete registration-data into the admin-mail, so whe have one mail for each single participant with all needet data in it.
- The module-option to show "upcomming events" instead of "new events".
- Showing "free places left" instead of "maximum occupancy" in the overview.
- Having some kind of "registrants-management" in the backend.
The first three points of the wishlist are easy and quick. The fourth I guess is a big one. For my opinion that points are definitely needet, in the moment I cannot really use the component in a productive system. However, I hope that the developement continues and will get more and more stable. I also think ... a little to weak for the price. Well, I don´t care too much about the price, but I would like a little more logic in a commercial license.
I contacted the coder also and the reactions where the following:
- Real Bugs where solved in 24 hours! Great! Well ... I did mention the "refund-policy", so there was a need for him to react on the real bugs. ;-)
- Most other things where answered with "We will work on that". No deadline, no more comments on that. Now I am courious what is going to happen in the next weeks.
I will keep you informed about any updates in the software. And I will delete any critical point in this review as soon as it is solved. Possibly this motivates the coder to check on some of them. ;-)
In the meanwhile I saw another Component named DT Register. From the first view it seems to me like not that complex, not that many features, but more stable in the basic-needs, half of the price (35$). I would prefear to have a good woring Registration-PRO, but I will also have a look at DT-Register and let´s see how it continues.
Best wishes, Julian!
1. Contrary to what the Ad says, the CB field mapping is there but as far as I can see it does nothing!
2. They offer 'Event Management' but there's no way to access any information that's been entered in the custom fields at registration!! so if someone requests something special, you'll never know about it!
3. It says 'reporting capability' but there's only one report. Unfortunately, you can't get a simple list of ALL who booked as it shows no detail for those booked as a group.
4. The support is abysmal! I've sent email and submitted tickets. I'm just not getting the answers.
It's a shame because on comparison, this is pretty bug free stuff. I got it talking to Paypal sandbox and live in no time.
Guess I'll have to hack in and MAKE it do what I want!
Community Builder field population integration is now working since version 2.5
Community Builder field population integration is now working since version 2.5
It melds well with templates, integrates seamlessly with paypal and has worked amazing well for a really difficult implementation that we were working on.
The guys at the showroom are really helpful and supportive - and have bent over backwards on this and other products to help and build in required features.
I've tried other event driven things, but this is just great for our requirements.