Introduction

Events Management, Events Calendars, Events Registration, Events, Booking & Reservations

Events Booking is the most powerful, features rich, easy to use Events Registration extension for Joomla. It allows you to create events(both free and paid), allows registrants to register for these events(Individual, Group registration or Shopping cart) and process payment via online payment gateways. Main features:

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Nested Categories

Events Booking allows you to organize your events cross infinite categories and subcategories:

  • Unlimited categories and category levels.
  • One event can be assigned to one or different categories.

Creating, managing events from both backend and frontend of your site

  • Events can be free or paid events.
  • Events can be used for registration or just for displaying purpose.
  • You can create both one time or recurring events. For recurring events, different recurring types are supported: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly.
  • Event can have a fixed start date or a TBC (to be confirmed) date.
  • Use Joomla core ACL to handle who can view and register for your events.

Built-in Calendar

Users can browse for your events in a nice, responsive calendar:

  • Monthly layout allows viewing all events in the selected month.
  • Weekly layout allows you to view all events in a selected week.
  • Daily layout allows you to view all events in a selected date.
  • Events can have different color in the calendar (based on the category which it is assigned to).
  • 6 different calendar themes to choose from : Default, Dark, Fire, Leaf, Ocean, Sky.
  • Easy switching between Monthly, Weekly and Daily layout.
  • Calendar Legend is also available.

Nice, clean, responsive layout based on twitter bootstrap (both BS2 and BS3)

That means your users can browse and register for your events on PC, Laptop, Ipad, Smart phones.....

Different layouts to display events to your end users

  • Calendar page to display events in calendar.
  • Upcoming events page to display list of up-coming events.
  • Categories page to display list of categories (and sub-categories).
  • Category page to display list of events in a category. Different layouts available: Default (list) layout, Columns (Grid) layout, Table and Calendar layout.
  • Location page to display list of events of from a location.
  • Event detail page to display information of event.
  • You can use content plugins come with the extension to display detail information of an event or registration form in a Joomla article.

Powerful, Flexible events registration handling

  • For each event, you can enable Individual Registration, Group Registration, Both or Disable Registration(mean event just used for display purpose).
  • You can enable shopping cart feature so that your users can register for different events within one checkout
  • You can limit number of registrants for each event(0 mean no limit).
  • Use cut off date setting to only allow registration before a certain date
  • You can activate waiting list feature so that when event is full, users can join waiting list. Then when someone cancel registration, you can enable users from this waiting list to join again.
  • You can activate registration cancellation feature so registrants can cancel their registration if something happens and they could not attend your event

Flexible Pricing Structure

  • You can set up individual price for each event(0 mean free).
  • You can setup group registration rates so that registrants will receive more discount (cheaper price) if they register for more number of registrants.
  • You can use early bird discount to give registrants discount if they register for the event before certain date. You can also use members discount feature to give discount for members on your site (different group members can get different discount rates).
  • Price for registration can be fixed price or calculated by the options which registrants choose on registration form during their registration (using powerful custom fee field feature).
  • You can setup fixed group registraiton rate so that price for registration doesn't belong group members.

Custom, flexible registration form

  • Integrate Joomla account registration (optional).
  • You can choose which fields you want to use on individual registration, for group members, group billing form.
  • You can create un-limited custom fields to collect any information you want from registrants.
  • Each event can have its own, independent set of custom fields.
  • Support 9 different types of custom fields: Textbox, Textarea, Dropdown, Multi-Select, Checkbox List, Radiolist, Datetime, Heading, Message.
  • Conditional custom fields feature is supported.
  • With custom fee field feature, the price which users will have to pay can be calculated based on what users choose on registration form.

Support 40+ payment gateways

  • The most popular payment gateways: Paypal, Authoroize.net, Eway, Worldpay and Offline payment plugins come with the extension by default.
  • Other payment gateways such as 2Checkout, Authorize.net SIM (Server integration method) ,Google Checkout, First Data, iDEAL Mollie are released as separate payment plugins. See Payment Plugins tab to see list of available payment plugins.
  • If you need a payment plugin which is not supported, you can contact us and we will give you quotation for the development.

Powerful Emails Notification System

  • Notification Emails sent to administrator when someone register for an event or submit event from front-end(the emails which receives notification is configurable, multiple emails is possible - separated by comma). Please note that you can use different notification emails for different events.
  • Confirmation Emails sent to users when they register for an event or their registration is approved by admin (in case they use offline payment).
  • Mass Mails feature allows admin to send emails to all registrants of a selected event.
  • Reminder emails sent to registrants (automatically by the system) to remind them X-days before the event started.
  • Notification email sent to administrator when registrants cancel his registration.
  • All email messages are customizable.

Multilingual support

Events Booking comes with a true multilingual support. You can translate categories, events, custom fields to different languages easily if your site is multilingual.

Tax, Coupons Code and PDF invoices support.

Registrants Ticket

Registrants can print registration complete page and use it as a ticket for the registration.

Generate QR code support

  • Allow generating and inserting QR code into ticket and invoice
  • Using the generated QR code and an mobile application for checking in registrants.

Built-in front-end managements feature

Users with proper permissions (setup by admin via Joomla ACL)can perform the following tasks in the front-end

  • Submit events.configurable, multiple emails is possible - separated by comma). Please note that you can use different notification emails for different events.
  • Edit, Delete, Publish, Un-publish events.
  • Export registrants of an event.
  • Manage registrants (edit, delete, publish (approve) registrants.
  • Registrants can access to see their registration history, edit their registration records.

SEF / SEO optimization

  • Intelligent Joomla core SEF router generate friendly urls without having to use any third party SEF extensions.
  • You can set meta data (meta keywords, meta description) for each category and event.
  • Semantic HTML coding, follow http://www.schema.org standard that is official supported by Google, Bing and Yahoo. This way search engines will understand when the event will take place, where and what images and descriptions are related to the event. The semantic web will make your events and locations rank much higher in search engines

Google Maps integration

  • Easier locations / venues creation from back-end by drag the marker on the map. When you move the marker on the map, the address of location will be updated automatically.
  • Display event locations/venues on Google Map.
  • Get direction.

Full features but easy to use back-end management

  • Flexible configuration.
  • Create and manage event categories.
  • Create and manage events.
  • Manage registrants (find, create, edit, delete, approve, export registrants to csv).
  • Create and manage locations (venues).
  • Create and manage Custom fields.
  • Install(new payment plugin), change settings of the payment plugins which you use.
  • Change, customize messages / email messages.

Built-in translation feature

Allow you to change language strings (without having to edit language files directly) and translate it to different languages (if your site is multilingual).

Integrated with third party extension

  • Joomsical and Community Builder: Auto fill-in registration form with data stored in user profile. Also there is a registration history plugin allows displaying registration history of a user in his profile.
  • Integrated with newsletter extensions such as AcyMailing, Acajoom, CCNewsletter, Mailchimp so that when users register for event, they will be assigned to mailing list and you can send emails to it later.
  • Create and manage events. -Integrate with Joomcomments allows adding comment feature to event.

Captcha & SSL integration

Multiple modules and plugins

  • Up-coming events, mini-calendar, categories, locations, search events module.
  • Plugin to display event on a Joomla article.
  • Plugin to display registration form on a Joomla article.
  • Search plugin allows searching for events via Joomla standard search.

Suggested templates

We built the templates to work well with Events Booking: http://joomdonation.com/joomla-templates/multipurpose-joomla-templates.html


I am new to joomla. I have been developing a site for 5 months. I was creating an event site where hundreds of events in a dozen categories will be posted. I decided to use Event Booking (EB)initially because of the following features:

1. Price (you get what you pay for)

2. Automated Reminder emails

3. Automated confirmation emails

4. Overall layout and design

5. integration with paypal

and many others!



From the surface it seemed to offer everything the we needed. And for the most part it kind of does. Their feature list is very impressive, but when it came to actually making it work - that's another issue (lots of patches were necessary). I found that the program is not well thought out; many small things added up to huge problems. Many of the most important features really don't work, at least for our needs; if you have a very basic event site this should work for you. In the end i went with Registration Pro (RP) by Joomla Showroom. I wish I had done that from the beginning - it would have saved me about 3 months work.



So what are the pros and cons? here's the comparison:



Support:

EB - if you have anything slightly complicated you can expect to wait days for a response or not at all. just look through their sight and you will see what i'm talking about.

RP - generally within 12 hours, occasionally 24 hours (but lacks a user forum)



Reminder Email:

EB- Although you can create a custom reminder email, it lacks the ability to dynamically add many fields (like the location!!). So it doesn't really work. In other words if i need to send a reminder that tells the user where their event is I can't. Also how does reminder emails work?? you have to install a patch to your server - which doesn't work! Something called a chron job. So reminder emails? for me and others, doesn't work!

RP- Reminder email is highly configurable because it has many many dynamic fields you can add to the email. For instance we do not use the short description field on the site but in the back ground we have added a special equipments list for each event which reads "for this event you will need a shovel". In the email we just add the tag "{short desc}" where ever we want to add this message and voila! You can also specify when you want a reminder to be sent for EACH event. NO PATCHES. IT JUST WORKS out of the box.



Email Confirmation:

EB - although you can create a "custom" email confirmation where you can pull information from various fields in dynamically, there are not enough field tags available to make this particularly useful. The program will present an html email to the user with all the events an registration information; the specific event details are presented as a link from the event title in the email. This is problematic because if the user is using a text only email system they will only get code. You can not send text only emails. If you are trying to add information that is specific to the event but is not public on the site you can but can't do it. 1. Not enough fields are available to make it useful. if the user registers for more than one event the confirmation will only display information for the first event, if you are adding custom information. Among the many many missing tags? a location tag! I know this is a bit hard to explain but, when you get into the system it will easier to see the failure point.

RP - can send fully html OR text only emails; you can use html code or not. Most fields in the events page (if not all) can be added dynamically to the confirmation email. This didn't seem important in the beginning but has proven to be a huge time saver in the end.



Calendar Sold out Events:

EB - In order to show events as "sold out" you have to install a patch but it seems to be breaking people's sites.

RP- Out of the box. You can tell the calendar to mark events as available or sold out on the calendar.



Coupon Code:

EB - can specify only one event or all events that is all.

RP- can specify multiple events for any one coupon.



Calendar links:

EB - calendar has no way to point to a category of events only specific events. (but code was easily modified)

RP - same problem. (code was not easily modified and had to pay for customization)



Cart -

EB - has a cart module

RP - does not, but you can easily add this to a menu item.



Paypal Pro

EB - I did not get far enough to test whether or not this really worked.

RP - will need to pay for a third party plug-in ($25)



Design & CSS

EB - easily changed; overall fit my aesthetics better than RP.

RP - also easily changed but some were much more difficult to find (but they were very good about telling me where to look)



Tiered Price structure:

EB - a little bit more easily dealt than in RP. i can just put in a price for if they buy 1, 2, 3, tickets etc.

RP - can't seem to put in prices but can put in a percentage. This is not ideal.



Adding Attachments to Emails

EB- you can add an attachment to you confirmation email but not the reminder (but then again reminder didn't really work). and if user is purchasing multiple events only the first attachment will go.

RP - not available at all.



Registering for multiple events:

EB - Users can register for multiple events with just one form.

RP - users has to fill out a form for each event and check out all at once. Had to pay for customization so that the user only had to fill out just one form for all events.

Note: Although the EB system is better for the user, I believe this is why their confirmation emails have so many problems - so in the end it's a problem for the site owner.



Registration information:

EB- from what I remember and it has been more than 3 weeks since I was in the program, you can not get a list of attendees for JUST one event. THere is a list of all attendees for all events that are organizable by event - how often do you need that?

RP - NO problem with the above. You can get information per event.



User Support Forum:

EB - has one (but many slightly complex questions go unanswered)

RP - does not.



HTML descriptions

EB - you have to add a patch if you want to use html for an event or category description

RP - for events works out of the box. No category description out of the box.



The longer I used EB the more problems i found and the more people i found with other problems! I think if you have a few events, taking place in one location without any specific information you will need them to have later AND don't think that your customers will be signing up for multiple events. Then this program will work. Otherwise SERIOUSLY fork over the extra $50 and get Registration Pro. Fewer headaches. Although the features list is similar, RP's actually work the way you would expect them to work.



Honestly? I don't just want my money back, I want my time back! I kept on holding out hope that this thing would work and it never really did. I got suckered into very quick responses to questions in the first week. And then more and more time lagged in between questions. So my impression is if you can't get up and running the way you want quickly you're going to be out of luck for support. :(



Judging from when questions got answered and the developer's time zone (Vietnam) he clearly has a day job and does this on his off time.



I can not recommend it.


THIS EXTENSION IS AN ABSOLUTE WINNER!!



The OSSolution team have thought of everything you could possibly want and more. There are oodles of advanced functionality, loads of Modules and smooth integrations. The translation functionality is excellent which lets you change all titles etc without touching a line of code. But if you do want to the PHP and style sheets are easy to modify to make it just perfect.



I spec'ed out a pretty large site for a customer that needed some very specific event booking requirements (training courses) and this extension had 95% of the functionality I required! The rest was a breeze to add with the help of the OSSolution team. Saved me months of development. They are not only super responsive but very very talented developers indeed. I'm starting to think there is nothing they can't do.



I completely recommend this extension and these guys. 5 Stars!!


Great Component


Posted on 18 January 2012

This extension was easily installed and looks so great in the frontend that minimal styling if any is required for it to look great on your site. It is one of the most comprehensive, extensive components I have bought and well worth every cent. It is great value and has great support. The forum has had many questions posted and I found that when I looked properly most questions I had were already answered. Hats off to the developers. Just waiting for the Reminder emails to work as they should but this is a minor point which I'm sure will be solved very soon.


Great Extension


Posted on 17 January 2012

they really thought of everything with this module, thank you!


I have settled down with this component for my clients websites, after trying (and paying) many others.

It simply works well and is clear to use.

Support is more than excellent, and there are a lot of payment options too.

Glad we got some real pro companies making great components.


Amazing Extension


Posted on 23 December 2011

Amazing extension and as usual very helpful people. very good support. This is my third extension from this company and never had any problem. Always reply to e mails immediately and provide excellent support.


If you're looking for the best event booking extension for Joomla you can stop looking.



Great product with many configuration possibilities.

Nothing to worry about, easy to configure and very fast.



The support is outstanding!



//A very happy customer


Good component


Posted on 14 December 2011

Very easy to use component for your events. It does all the necessary things I was looking for.

But if you like to make sure the component and modules fit into your design, you have to understand quite a lot of css and html codes. The Ossolution team is very helpful and a big THANK YOU for that. But still, a few extra´s in the configuration wouldn´t be a bad idea for a following update.

Owner's reply: Thanks for taking time to leave my extension your rating and review (a nice review :)). I just want to correct one thing in your review :

You said "But if you like to make sure the component and modules fit into your design, you have to understand quite a lot of css and html codes".

I believe the extension by default can work on any templates without any modification. For some special templates, you might have to modify css alitle and in this case, if you need help, our template/css developers are available to help you with these small modification .

Regards,

Ossolution Team

Good-to-excellent App


Posted on 14 December 2011

I find that this app, though a little convoluted to install given all the pieces that are loaded separately, worked surprisingly well with only modest effort. It seems that the flexibility to push the boundaries is there, but documentation only covers the basics, and questions to the forum go unanswered for days (or at least mine have). Still, there's a lot to like here - and the next best option costs more than twice as much. Docked one star for slow forum responses, will increase to 5 stars with timelier responses.

Owner's reply: I was alitle slow on response the questions on forum because It was my wedding and I could not work much at the time. The wedding is over and I am now back to normal work, so all the questions will be answered very fast (in less than 24 hours) from now on !

Amazing. I have purchased and used all the registration systems for Joomla! and this is far and away the best!! Simple to use, multiple child categories, category calendar views and the default design fits my site like a glove - unlike the other reg-components which look they were designed by an MS excel expert. Do not waste your time anywhere else!

Event Booking

Version:
3.8.0
Developer:
Ossolution Team
Last updated:
Oct 01 2018
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
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Compatibility:
3 4 Alpha
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