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Event Registration for SMF2
« on: December 15, 2011, 02:30:46 PM »
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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2011, 03:42:06 PM »
Very Nice.  I'll probably check this out.  I have pftq's version installed, but it's producing a DateRegistered undefined error each time the event topic is viewed by anyone.  I get several hundred a day from it.  I'll try this version out and let you know if I run into any issues.  nice work

Quick Question.  does this use the same settings as the other.  I don't want to uninstall the other, then install this, cause we have events with registration currently going on right now.
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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 04:16:01 AM »
... does this use the same settings as the other.  I don't want to uninstall the other, then install this, cause we have events with registration currently going on right now.
You should be able to install both mods at the same time - they use different database column names.  If you wanted to convert then it might be possible by renaming database columns using PHPmyAdmin.  Obviously, as this mod doesn't offer guest registration or comments that data wouldn't be convertible.


Correction: you WON'T be able to install both mods at the same time (they use the same/similar patch locations in the templates).  However, they DO use different data so it should be safe to uninstall one then install the other.

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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 12:33:33 PM »
the update looks good thanks for the hard work.

Is there a way I can turn off " Select the member groups that are allowed to register for this event:"   as i would like it to default to all member groups

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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011, 03:57:06 PM »
I've added a "select all" checkbox to the registration editor to make it easy to allow all groups to register.   click here for latest version

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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2011, 02:05:18 AM »
Looks good ... no errors in the log either. I was just going to suggest a click all groups option  ;D

One other thing is that we have quite a few groups - some not needed to be displayed and some that shouldn't be displayed.
An admin setting to restrict available groups displayed for registration would be nice ... but it does work as it is for use - would just simpler for members to use.

Thanks!


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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 09:37:56 AM »
One other thing is that we have quite a few groups - some not needed to be displayed and some that shouldn't be displayed.
The latest version now uses the visibility setting for each membergroup to determine whether they should appear on the list for an event.

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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2011, 07:55:43 PM »
Many, many thanks for converting this SMF2. I have it installed and working fine in a test site. The subscription part looks like it may be a real help for us. I just need to get the Paypal Sandbox working for me.

I had a small issue with your last update (2.12). The Package Manager identified it as an older package and wouldnt install it. I made the changes manually do it wasn't a big deal.

We have a standard set of Terms for most events( trips). Would it be possible to have a default set of Terms and Conditions text to avoid the inevitable copy and paste cockups?

While I'm asking for more do you intend to add any of the extra admin functions that pftq added to the Event Registration Mod for SMF 1? In particular the ability for admins(or event organisers) to add event attendees to the event. Quite often members will agree to go a trip while we're in the pub or at the pool and to make sure the place aren't taken by other Admin Registration would be useful.


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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2011, 08:57:35 PM »
I had a small issue with your last update (2.12). The Package Manager identified it as an older package and wouldnt install it. I made the changes manually do it wasn't a big deal.

When you uninstalled the older version, did you delete it from the package manager afterwards,  then upload the new one?

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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2011, 05:04:35 AM »
I had a small issue with your last update (2.12). The Package Manager identified it as an older package and wouldnt install it. I made the changes manually do it wasn't a big deal.

When you uninstalled the older version, did you delete it from the package manager afterwards,  then upload the new one?

I've noticed that the Package manager has a habit of mis-interpreting mod version #'s.  Deleting the old one after removal and before installing the new one usually does the trick.

We have a standard set of Terms for most events( trips). Would it be possible to have a default set of Terms and Conditions text to avoid the inevitable copy and paste cockups?
Maybe - I'd need to think about the consequences first!

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While I'm asking for more do you intend to add any of the extra admin functions that pftq added to the Event Registration Mod for SMF 1? In particular the ability for admins(or event organisers) to add event attendees to the event. Quite often members will agree to go a trip while we're in the pub or at the pool and to make sure the place aren't taken by other Admin Registration would be useful.
I did look at pftq's mods (this version was converted before he made changes) and some of the stuff could be useful although the guest and multiple registration bits won't work with payments - once I get some time I'll look at it all again.  Have your members never heard of smartphones  - they even work in pubs apparently :P

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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2011, 05:12:46 AM »
I didn't uninstall the 2.11 just tried to update it. I am using the Argentum 2 theme which has a display2.template.php file which needs the changes for display.template.php manually added; so it was just as easy to make all the changes manually as they weren't many of them. It's not a big deal, if there had been more changes I could have uninstalled 2.11 first.


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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2011, 06:00:36 AM »
My previous post crossed crossed with yours
I've noticed that the Package manager has a habit of mis-interpreting mod version #'s.  Deleting the old one after removal and before installing the new one usually does the trick.
That is exactly what seems to have happened. The Package manager seems to think there some sort of white space in front on the version #. Next time I'll uninstall the old version first.

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    We have a standard set of Terms for most events( trips). Would it be possible to have a default set of Terms and Conditions text to avoid the inevitable copy and paste cockups?

Maybe - I'd need to think about the consequences first!

Well thanks for even considering it. A string in the Modifications.english.php file that we could edit would be fine if you don't want to create new Admin features.

Have your members never heard of smartphones  - they even work in pubs apparently :P

Well those with re-breathers have smartphones but they don't work inside the pub(built of stone in Cromwell's time). Those who believe that your not a proper man unless you dive with a converted butane gas regulator and war surplus aircraft oxygen cylinder think two bean tins connected with string are thoroughly modern method of communication.

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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2011, 01:52:19 PM »
Well thanks for even considering it. A string in the Modifications.english.php file that we could edit would be fine if you don't want to create new Admin features.
Try the attached version - it should do what you want.  This mod doesn't currently have any Admin options - if  (or when!) I need them for some other feature, I'll add the default string there rather than in the modifications.english file (variable is $txt['register_mod_terms'] in the attached version).

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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2011, 06:18:59 PM »
Thank you very much. I'll download and give it a go.

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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2011, 04:38:03 AM »
That was just the ticket. Working fine with 3 pages of Dos and Don'ts.

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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2011, 01:25:51 PM »
I've just carried out some fairly major logic changes to this mod (due to usability comments I've had).  It doesn't quite work in the same way as the SMF1 version in that confirmation or payment are now both optional and event registration/confirmation/payment all close a fixed number of days prior to the event (easier to understand for most users). 

An organiser could set an event to "registration only" as an easy way to gauge interest in a possible event.  If enough members register organiser can then "organise" the event officially and activate the confirmation or payment options if required.  I hope that makes sense (it seems to be the way most people want it to work!).

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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2011, 04:21:54 PM »
I like the changes, as you say it's easier for users to understand the flow.

I have a couple of points to ask about
One very minor thing which I suspect you may not be able to change easily. In the Linked Events section of the Post window the button label is "Pay Entry Fee" but in the subscription window the button is labelled "Order".

More importantly for our club at least is the fact that a user can only make one payment against an event. For dive trips we tend to take a deposit and one or more further payments. I suspect that allowing more than one payment against an event would be difficult but without this ability the mod won't work for us I'm afraid.

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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2012, 04:37:49 PM »
Another feature update (hopefully the last for some time unless any bugs are found!).  The mod now supports optional registration payment in addition to confirmation payment - this allows it to be used as a conventional deposit followed by a final payment model.

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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2012, 05:17:06 AM »
Will there be support for other languages?
(dutch for example?)

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Re: Event Registration for SMF2
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2012, 05:29:54 AM »
I'd be happy to include other language versions if someone volunteers to do the translation work (hint, hint  :)).