Add event forms to your WordPress website
Want to add event forms to your WordPress website? Or, want to use your favorite user registration WordPress plugin to register users for your events? If you answered yes, then you have two ways to go about it. You can either use RegistrationMagic’s built-in form features. Or, a much better way is that you can use RegistrationMagic’s integration with EventPrime – a unique events calendar WordPress plugin that allows you to add and view events right within the events calendar. This integration requires only RegistrationMagic and EventPrime active on your WordPress site. As for the rest of the process to register users, this guide is here to help you out.
Firstly, we need to have a user registration form already created with RegistrationMagic. I am assuming you have one already. However, if you don’t, you can simply download one from the many user registration form templates available on RegistrationMagic’s website. If grabbing an online event registration form template off the shelf doesn’t fit your needs, you can create a new one yourself. Just follow the simple steps mentioned in the official RegistrationMagic Starter Guide.
To install and activate EventPrime on your WordPress site, just log in to your WP Dashboard and visit the ‘Plugins’ menu. Then, under the ‘Plugins’ menu, visit the ‘Add New’ page. Next, on the ‘Add New’ page, search for ‘EventPrime.’ Once ‘EventPrime’ shows up, click on ‘Install’ and then ‘Activate.’ Now, the integration between RegistrationMagic and EventPrime is ready to implement.
But first, to set up our RegistrationMagic form on an EventPrime event, we need to create an event with EventPrime. You can follow EventPrime’s Official Starter Guide and create your first event using EventPrime.
The Default EventPrime Event Registration Form
Moving forward, I have created an event in the EventPrime WordPress calendar plugin already. To allow user registrations for an event in EventPrime, it needs to have ‘Bookings’ enabled first. Therefore, we are going to configure Bookings for our event next.
Visit the Event Dashboard by clicking on the ‘Dashboard’ link on the event details popup.
Then access the Event Settings in the Dashboard.
Here you will find the options to enable Bookings, as well as Booking start and close dates.
Go ahead, set these options now, and we’ll move ahead to the next step.
Without the integration with RegistrationMagic, EventPrime displays its own user registration form or event form for event bookings. This form is visible to site users who are not already registered and logged in.
To see it, open the EventPrime frontend page where the events are displaying. This is the page where the shortcode [em_events] is added. From the events calendar on this page, hover your cursor over your newly created event and click on its title. This will take you to that event’s individual page. Ensure you visit it after logging out, as the registration form is not available to already registered site members.
On the event page, you’ll see a button with the text ‘Register Now.’
Click on the button, and it’ll take you to the default EventPrime registration form.
The RegistrationMagic Registration Form
Now, to replace this form with our very own RegistrationMagic event forms, we need to go back to the Event Settings in the Event Dashboard. On this settings page, find the option ‘Event Registration Form.’ In the dropdown next to it is a list of all the registration forms created using RegistrationMagic. Also included in the list is the option to fall back to the default EventPrime registration form.
For this example, I am going to select ‘Sample Registration Form,’ which I created using RegistrationMagic. Likewise, you can select your registration form as well and save the changes. Next, visit the event page on the frontend again and click on the ‘Register Now’ button. Now, you will see that the RegistrationMagic form for event registration instead of the default EventPrime one.
An Enhanced Registration System for Events
By pairing RegistrationMagic’s powerful user registration tools with the highly versatile event management system of EventPrime, you can get more info on the users registering for your events. For user registrations, RegistrationMagic’s Automation and Analytics tools can be very handy.
With RegistrationMagic Automation, you can set specific user account and email actions based on form data rules. We have a complete guide on RegistrationMagic Automation, which you can check out right away. Also, RegistrationMagic’s Analytics tools will give you deeper insights into the demographics and behavior of your user registrations. Such as their IP location, time is taken to fill out the event forms, conversion %age, browser usage, and much more. For details, check out our detailed guide on RegistrationMagic Analytics.
Try out this amazing integration right now to add event forms, and let us know your feedback in the comments below.
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