July 16, 2018 at 8:05 pm #14961CNBarnesMember
Ok, I’m not sure how to give a title to what I am trying to do, so I’ll just describe it.
I run a website for a beekeeping club. On one part of the website, we have a place where new members can join and existing members can renew (and pay the $25 membership fee). Our membership list is kept “separately” (google sheets on the club google drive). When someone pays for the membership, we need the email (a Contact 7 form) to go to the club secretary, treasurer, & communications director.
On another part of the website, our club holds an event. At this event, we charge tickets ($60 for individual, $100 for couples, $15 for each child). For each person, we get their lunch preference (cost is $0, but we still need to know what it is). We also allow people to pre-order beehive equipment ($85 ea, they can order as many as they like), as well as t-shirts (where they have to give us the count and size for each shirt). When a person orders tickets to the event, the event coordinator needs to be be notified (along with the details of the order). But NOT the club secretary, communications director, etc…
So….. how can we set up 2 ordering systems like this?
(I have to think this is a VERY common desire, right?)July 17, 2018 at 1:31 am #78167adminKeymaster
You probably need more of a consultation type service. But here is what I am thinking:
Create a product for your membership fee. Use the following addon to configure a notification email so an email is sent to the desired email address when someone purchase this product:
For the tickets, create 3 products (one for the individual, one for the couples, one for the kids). Put all the 3 products on your ticket selling landing page. This allows the customers to pick and chose what they want to purchase. They can add as many tickets as they want to their cart and checkout.
Create another product for the beehive equipment. Put that on your ticket selling landing page also. So the customers can optimally add it to the cart (if they want it). Create a product for the t-shirt too. You can create a variation product to collect the s-shirt size and count:
Crete a thank you page where you send the visitors after the payment/transaction. On that page you can thank them for the purchase and also have a simple contact form that asks them for their lunch preference.July 17, 2018 at 7:43 pm #78168CNBarnesMember
The ticket system was pretty easy to figure out.
But I’m still fighting with the membership application page.
Here is the form we’ve been using (with the simple PayPal/Contract Form 7 plugin):
Basically, in a membership application, we need to gather a LOT more information. It would seem (to me), that a form that emails the information and then takes the customer to PayPal to process the payment is the right way to do it. But I can’t figure this part out. Should I be using a “BuyNow” shortcode in the form?
Or…can I simply keep both WP eStore and the old combo of plugins I had before?July 18, 2018 at 12:30 am #78169adminKeymaster
For membership type application the best option is to use a membership plugin like the following:
It can handle the membership signup process nicely.
If you don’t want to use a membership plugin, just keep the old setup. It is totally okay to keep both plugins.
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