Nice to have, but from where I stand, I would prefer that the energy was put into better site previews (which is detailed in another thread somewhere :-) )
At the risk of repeating myself, although it won't publish it as an event on FB (I, too am trying to find a way to do this), you can auto-publish the RSS version of the Calendar to the newsfeed.I have found dlvr.it the best system to do this. It works well and I haven't needed to use any of the paid features to get it to work effectively. It posts the picture (if any) along with the event link. If your events don't have pictures, or are too small, you can specify a default thumbnail instead.Give it a try - its actually a pretty good workaround and you won't have to post it twice!Oh and for the record, I'm not associated with dlvr.it in any way, I just thinks its a good product and if it helps solve your problem at least a little bit, then thats a good thing! If I come across anything that can convert the feed int one suitable for FB events, I'll be sure to post it here.... Wordpress has a couple of plugins that do and eventbrite does as well, so I figure there must be a way!
You can also go the other way and have your posts sent to Facebook using a 3rd party tool such as Dlvr.it (https://dlvr.it/)
I use it to automatically post events to my Facebook page as I list them - its highly configurable and most features are free - I can highly recommend it!
And no, I'm not affiliated with them in anyway, its just a good product that works...I tried so many others!! Oh ad you can also use it to post to other social networks, too :-) Check it out!
+1 for me on this - past events are effective as advertising for the types of events we run, but it would be good to be able to limit them. I would like to see a numeric as well as a time-based option so that you can show the last x number of events OR events for last 30/60/90 days or past year (a bit like the existing search features)
Merged several posts together, so that both public and admins lists can be customized. This is better for analysis and design to work on them together.
As a work around in the short term, could you use the reporting? It lets you pick and choose which fields - I do this very thing for events that I have custom fields for - means you don't have to click into each registrant and you can print it nicely as well if you need to for whatever reason
Great idea! One step closer to "dynamic" content pages......
Try using a commenting system plugin - I'm in the process of experimenting with Disqus to achieve a similar outcome to what you have described.
While this may not suit all your requirements as laid out (especially as you would probably have to add this to each of your events), it is an option if you're in a hurry to have this feature on your site
I use dlvr.it to auto-post new events via the rss feed to facebook. Unfortunately, FB has a bad habit of choosing my logo as the thumbnail for the event link, rather than the image posted in the event description. I want to be able to use FB og meta tags to try and force which image is used The types of tags I am referring to are (the image tag in particular) <meta property="og:title" content="My title" /><meta property="og:type" content="article" /><meta property="og:url" content="My url" /><meta property="og:image" content="my img" /><meta property="og:site_name" content="My site name" /><meta property="fb:admins" content="admin number" /> It was a little more reliable previously, but since FB changed its timeline format (yet again) and image size requirements, its become a necessity to use these to get my preferred image seen.
I have seen php solutions whereby the og tag content is generated dynamically and am wondering if anyone has seen or is using a solution that works on WA that they might care to share.....?
This is something I could use too, I had suggested something in another thread waaay back, but gave up and now just use a simplified email format that is (relatively) easy to maintain, really wish it could be automated in some way tho! Or at least inserted via macros
A lot of the features listed here are overkill for my personal/group needs, but there are some great ideas.
One thing that would definitely be great is improved event search as Margie has mentioned. I go to all the effort to tag my events, but unless I'm plastering the event widgets everywhere to display tagged events, it serves as no real value. I have 3-4 events per week listed on average and will have up to 40 events listed at any one time depending on whats coming up - would be great for people to be able to search these rather than just depend on the calendar and/or list views.
Plus 1 for better managing long lists of events, we also amass several hundred per year...
Definitely. For us it would be most useful in event registration forms....., but I expect it would be great to make membership forms a bit more clever!
Conversion is difficult, but no more difficult than conversion between any other two systems - you just have to plan your migration process carefully and ensure you have someone who is up to the task.
I found that in the case of WA, there is a lot of manual work involved (I've yet to come across anything that automates the migration process particularly well), but if you were using a central repository on your old site, you can upload that structure to the WA tree via webdav this should have been one of the first things done - this essentially recreates your central repository folder, making changes to image references consistent.
From there, even if you had cut & paste from the rendered/display site, it would be a simple matter to go into the html code for relevant pages and do a "find & replace" for any updates to the file path
Of course any contractor worth their weight will have tested all the work they had done before handing over to you - they could also have run some simple link testing reports across the site as well to ensure they had migrated everything correctly.
That said, Dmitry, it would be great to have some sort of link checker built in - nothing super fancy, but something that identifies broken links across the site (if you delete or move something for example). Equally useful if you're looking to remove images from the repository - would be great to know where an image is being used before you delete it!
If a built in link tool is not an option, then perhaps an interface so that it can be hooked in to some of the tools built for this purpose that are out there.
My requirement is a little different in that an event with a high price tag might warrant part payments (similar to how some of those tv shopping websites work)
User registers for an event, choose to pay in full or opts for part payments (this could easily be managed by different registration types)
For part payments, number of payments will have been pre-set in the system (eg 3 monthly installments) and the user then pays only the first installment and will be automatically billed for the remainder until the payment is complete.
The last time I did this I had to generate each invoice manually, which meant I had a whole bunch of invoices floating about with no link back to the original event - made for a bit of a nightmare accounting wise!
I have a requirement for this too. Recently added an event with part payments and have quickly discovered that managing this through manual invoicing is not as easy as I'd hoped.
Surely it would take much given that you can set up subscription profiles in PayPal to be for a number of payments, not just a period...
See if this helps :-)
It takes a while to set up all the various business rules and what not, but works pretty well once its done
Admittedly, its probably not as nice if you are wanting to manage offline payments such as checks as the system does tend to focus on online capability, given that it is an online membership management system.
You could set up an email template that contains a signature, then use that template when sending an email..... that's what I do :-)