1.Overview

Event Tickets Manager For WooCommerce Pro is an extension that allows merchants to add events as products to their online store. Now you can sell event tickets online from your WooCommerce store without having to pay hefty commissions to third-party vendors. The Event Manager and Ticket Selling plugin for WooCommerce is launched with some major updates such as Twilio integration for sending SMS alerts to your customers and the ability to sell virtual events.

Features:

  1. Add and sell multiple virtual events as products from your WooCommerce store.
  2. Use the default WooCommerce inventory management system for displaying the number of tickets left in your store.
  3. The customers can download tickets as PDFs from their account page.
  4. Customers can transfer their tickets to a different attendee if they aren’t attending your event.
  5. Customers can see the live location of your events on the product page itself.
  6. You can easily manage the stocks of your tickets with the robust WordPress Event Management Plugin.
  7. WooCommerce Event Ticket Manager Pro has been integrated with Twilio and Google Maps to add even more efficient functionalities.
  8. Collect information from users like gift cards and coupons to allow the customers to avail lucrative discounts.
  9. Customers can share their tickets with their friends and family by enabling the Allow Ticket sharing feature.
  10. Merchants can create events and sell tickets offline as well as online with WooCommerce Events.
  11. Email reminders before an event can help clients to get notification about the event to remind them.
  12. Sharing on Facebook feature can help you get more traffic by sharing.
  13. Increase Price based on Stock will help you generate more revenue and stock availability notification will be sent to your customer at the last hour.
  14. Increase Price by days will also help you generate revenue and notify customers the number of days left for an event
  15. Now you can send tickets to your customers while the order is in process.
  16. You can set prices on select user types like adult, child, teacher or student.
  17. The Event Tickets plugin allows customers an easy check-in process by using QR Code.
  18. The Event Ticket Manager Plugin supports multisite compatibility.
  19. Event Tickets WooCommerce allows you to filter all the event related order in order table.

2.Installation

To Install the plugin trace the following steps:

    1. Step 1. Visit the Plugins → Add New page and press the Add New button on the top.
    1. Step 2. Upload the .zip file of the plugin and hit the install now button.
    1. Step 3. Once the plugin is installed Plugins → Installed Plugins page and hit the Activate Plugin button just below the installed plugin.

Before activating the plugin Event Tickets Manager For WooCommerce Pro, you should have the Events Tickets Manager For WooCommerce  – WordPress plugin else the plugin will not function. So, if you don’t already have it, you can download it directly from here:” :

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After installing the plugin, the next step is to configure the backend so that you may use its functions. So, let’s get started.

3.General Setting

The General Setting tab of the plugin has configurations that influence the overall functionality of the plugin. Here are the options that you will find under the General Setting tab:

  • Enable / Disable: Press the slider switch beside Enable / Disable to enable the plugin for your WooCommerce store.
  • Enable Event Location Site: Enable this option for displaying the live location of your events on the product page.
  • Allow Ticket sharing: Enable this feature if you want the customers to share their tickets.

  • Email Reminder Before Event: Select or enter manually the no. of days before you want to send the email reminder to your customers about the event to notify them that the event is going to start.
  • Send Tickets during Processing Order: Enable the feature and you will be able to send the tickets while your order is in process.
  • Email Reminder Before Event :  Select or enter manually the no. of days before you want to send the email reminder to your customers about the event to notify them that the event is going to start.

4.Ticket Setting

From the Ticket Setting tab, you can edit the content of the email and SMS sent to your customers. From this tab, you can manage the following configurations:

1.Event Ticket Email Subject: Enter the subject of the mail which is sent to your customers when they buy a ticket to the event. Use the [SITENAME] shortcode for the name of your site.

 2. Email Body Content: The text field beside Email Body Content is for the body of the mail sent to a customer that has brought the ticket to your event. Use the [SITENAME] shortcode  for the name of your site.

3.  Upload Default Logo: Upload a default image from the Media Library that will be displayed in the email body and the ticket pdf in the email attachment.

4. Ticket Background Color: Upload a default image from the Media Library that will be displayed in the email body and the ticket pdf in the email attachment.
5.  Tickets Text Color: Upload a default image from the Media Library that will be displayed in the email body and the ticket pdf in the email attachment.
6. Enter Content to send in SMS with ticket: The merchant can enter the content of the SMS that will be sent to the customers after they purchase the ticket.

Placeholders:

Use the following placeholders for showing relevant information in your SMS:

  • For adding the event’s start and end date and time use the placeholder {event-time}
  • To display the event location use the {venue}.
  • For event name use {event-name} 
  • To fetch customer name {customer} placeholders respectively. 
  • For ticket number use {ticket}.

5.Check-In using QR Code

The Event Tickets plugin makes it simple for consumers to check in by scanning a QR code. Scan the created QR Code on the event ticket sent to you through email in pdf format and click the link produced from the QR Code to be routed to the Event’s check-in website.

On QR Scan you will get three different messages on different conditions.

  1. If you have already checked in manually by entering your credentials, on QR scan you will get a message “You are already checked in”
  2. If you are checked in by QR Scan you will get a message “You are checked in successfully”.
  3. If you are trying for early check in before the event start you will get a message “Event has not started yet”.

6.Integrations

To enhance the functionality of our plugin we’ve integrated it with some esteemed services. You can configure it from the Integrations tab of the plugin. These are options you’ll find under the tab:

6.1.Google Maps

With the help of WordPress event plugin merchants can display the live location of their offline events on the product page itself. For this, we integrated the Event Ticket Manager For WooCommerce with Google Maps. 

For enabling the Google maps on the product page:

  1. Generate an API key. (Check out this documentation on Google Maps API key.
  2. Now enter the generated API key in the text box beside the Google API Key option.

Note: Make sure you’ve enabled the Maps JavaScript API and Geocoding API.

6.2.Twilio Integration

Event Tickets Manager For WooCommerce Pro has been Twilio which allows the event hosts to send SMS alerts to their attendees.

Follow these steps for implementing the Twilio services:

  • Enable Twilio Integration: Press the toggle switch next to this option for enabling the Twilio Integration.
  • Enter Twilio Api Sid: Enter the API SID in the text field next to the Enter Twilio Api Sid option.
  • Enter Twilio Api Token: Next, enter the Twilio API Token next to this option.
  • Enter Twilio Sending Number: Enter the phone number from which you want to send a message to your customers.

 

6.3.Sharing On Facebook

Event Tickets Manager For WooCommerce Pro came up with the Facebook Sharing of Event feature where you can share your events on Facebook to get the traffic.

Enable Sharing on Facebook: Press the toggle switch next to this option to enable the Sharing on Facebook.

Enter Facebook App-Id Here: Enter the Facebook App id in the text field and then Create an application in the Facebook developer profile.

Enter Facebook App-Secret Here: Enter Facebook App secret here. Create an application in your Facebook developer profile and enter the credentials here.

Enter Facebook Access Token Here: Enter the Facebook Access Token and Click on Generate Token. To generate a token which will help you in sharing your event on Facebook.

7.Product Settings

Now we’ll see how as a merchant you can add events as products to your WooCommerce store and sell the tickets to your attendees.

For adding events as products follow these steps:

  1. Visit Products →Add New page.
  2. Enter the title of the product.

     3. Now scroll down the product data box and select Events as product type from the dropdown menu.

Event Filter in Order Table

Now as a merchant, you can filter all events related to order in the order table.

For filtering event related orders as products follow these steps:

  1. Visit Products → Choose Filter
  2. Select Filter by Event

After clicking on Filter by Event, all the product related to event will be displayed in the table.

8.Product Data

Once you’ve created a new product, it’s time for adding some details to your event products. Here are the configurations that you’ve to manage:

8.1.General Settings

Input the price of your woocommerce events under the general settings.

You have to enter the following information:

Regular Price: The price at which the event is usually sold on your website.
Sale Price: The price at which you want to sell your event tickets.

Next press the Schedule button for specifying the sale price of the events.

8.2.Events

Next from the Events tab of the product data box, you can configure the following:

 

  • Start Date/ Time: Fill in the start date and time of the event.
  • End Date/ Time: Fill in the date and time when the event ends.
  • Venue: Enter the accurate address of the event to get the best Google map results
  • Display event on google map: Click this checkbox if you want to display the location of your event on Google maps on the product page
  • Share Event on Facebook: Click this checkbox if you want to share your event on Facebook on the product page.
  • Set Price for Specific User Type: Create the user type, set the price accordingly and update. Now you are ready to use this feature.
  • Increase Price Base on Stock: Fill the stock, select the type, and fill the amount how much you want to increase.
  • Increase Price by Days: Fill the Days before event, select the type, and fill the amount how much you want to increase.

 

Once you set the price for specific user type. Your customers can easily select the user type from the product page as shown in the image below.

8.3.Inventory

The inventory management for event product type is the same as any other WooCommerce product type.

Here are the steps you can follow:

  1. Enable the Manage stock? Option by clicking on the checkbox.

  2. Now besides the Stock Quantity option enter the number of available tickets to your event.

9.WPML Compatibility

The Event Tickets Manager For WooCommerce is made compatible with the WordPress Multilingual (WPML) plugin for localization of the event manager pro wordpress plugin’s strings.

For translating the plugin the first step is to extract all the strings of the plugin and it can be done with the help of the following steps:

  1. From your WordPress Admin Panel visit the WPML → Themes and Plugins Localization page.
  2. Now scroll down to the Strings in the plugins section.
  3. Lastly, select the Events Ticket Manager For WooCommerce Pro plugin from the list of plugins.

To translate the strings into the language of your choice press the Translate Strings button present next to the plugin.

You’ll be redirected to a page where all the strings of the plugin are listed and you can translate each string from here.

Upon visiting this page you can manually select a string for translation by clicking on the “+” button next to each string in a row.

A popup will occur in which you can write the translation of the string.

Once you’ve written the translation it will be automatically saved and when the customer chooses a different language they’ll see the translated version of the string.

 

 

10.Multiple Tickets

In this feature of Event Tickets Manager For WooCommerce Pro we provide more than one ticket at a time for your customers. Whereas in a free plugin you won’t get this feature.

11. Feedback & Suggestions

Don’t see a feature in the Events Tickets Manager for WooCommerce plugin that you think would be useful?

We’d love to hear it. Reach out to our Support query and we’ll consider adding it in a future release.

12. FAQs

Yes we have provided this feature in our plugin Admin can scan the QR code of the Guests to check in.

Yes, the Event Tickets Manager for WooCommerce Provides the exact location of events to the user on the product page and tickets as the plugin is integrated with Google Maps.

Tickets will be sent to the customer via email with a pdf attachment.

Yes, with the help of the Event Tickets Manager plugin customers can download the tickets in PDF format. Also when the customer purchases an event the downloadable PDF file is mailed to the customer.

 

The event ticket manager supports all the WooCommerce payment gateway for Example PayPal, Stripe, Direct bank transfer, Check payment.

Yes, Since the Event tickets manager supports WPML you can translate the strings and text of our extension into other languages

In order to track the check-ins for your event trace the following path:

Dashboard → WooCommerce → Events

Yes we have this feature in our plugin you need to enable the share event on facebook option. And also Please go to the product edit page and tick the enable facebook sharing.

Please make sure that the WooCommerce order status must be marked as completed then only the receiver will get the event ticket via mail.

Yes for this Please go to the plugin settings >> General settings>> Enable sent ticket during processing status. After this your customer will get the event ticket in processing order status also.

Yes, you can achieve this with a plugin . For this please go to the product edit page then event type there you will find the option for the user type and price you can set it according to your need.

Please visit the WP Swings knowledge base for more detailed documentation and support

Yes, we have this functionality in our plugin. The admin can create a bookable service based on its hours. For that, just v isit the Product Edit Page to do this. Select Hours when scheduling a booking unit.

Yes, the admin must enable the date and time setting from the backend for this. To amend a bookable product, visit the Product Edit Page and Select days in booking unit and enable to show hours in the calendar.

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