New Event Registration System Features
If you’ve been working in the ePly event registration system recently, you’ve probably noticed a few changes. To keep you up to date, here’s what we’ve been working on:
Before this update, when you were adding list items to drop down lists or radio buttons you had to save after adding each one. If you were editing the items, you would need to click edit, make the change and then click save. If you had a long list, you could have been doing a lot of clicking.
Now when you go into a check box, radio button or drop down list field, you will see that it loads the list items in edit mode. You can add new items and edit existing ones and then just click save once when you’re done.
The save button appears at the top, middle and bottom of the page to minimize how far you need to scroll to save.
Also notice the new drag handles in the image below. Use these to easily re-order your list items.
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When you have automatic limits on your form, you will likely be monitoring them on a regular basis to see how items are selling and making adjustments as needed. To make it easier to monitor the limits, you will now see a limits report appear in your report list if you are using this feature.
URL changes to eply.com
To direct people to your registration forms, the address (URL) has always started with www.eplyevents.com, for example www.eplyevents.com/myevent. We’ve switched over to using www.eply.com for the address of your forms to keep the addresses a little shorter. You don’t need to change anything as all of the existing addresses will continue to work, but going forward, when you generate an address for your form on the form links page you will see it using www.eply.com.
Show and Hide Logic
You now have the ability to show or hide one field based on the response from another field. See an example of the show and hide logic. Using this logic will help to guide your registrants though the form by only showing them fields applicable to them.
Hide a Whole Section
If you’ve ever needed to hide a whole section of your registration form because you wanted to launch the form before you had all of the details or were doing a staged registration process, now you can. Just go into the properties for the section you would like to hide and un-check the “Visible” box.
Demo Mode Trick
Once you’ve made your form live, you may still have a need to put in a test registration. To do this without affecting your live form or your registration data, open your form in your browser and add /demo to the end of the URL that appears in the address bar and press enter (the url should look similar to www.eply.com/yourevent/demo). This will reload the form for you in demo mode so that you can submit a test registration.
If your form is closed, you can also add the /demo to the end of the URL in on the closed page. This will bypass the closed page and show you the actual registration form.
Please feel free to contact us for help any of these new features.