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Courses, Renting Studio, timetable (2 posts)

  1. mpek
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hello,

    I'm researching for a new website of a client who has a dancing school i'm possibly doing the new website for and I wonder if I could increase the user experience and easier school administration.
    I tried 5 "courses"-plug-ins, but they all had another problem and I'm trying to achieve the requirements of the school with Events Espresso, but I came to a point where I'm stuck lacking further knowledge about the possibilities of this plug-in.

    A part of their business is to

    - sell classes/courses
    - rent the studio when there are no classes running
    - selling tickets for special events

    Is Event Espresso a good choice for these tasks?

    I was playing around with Event Espresso for a couple of hours and I'm wondering if it is possible to setup Event Espresso to be used for classes AND renting the studio? For the renting part it is misleading to sell "seats" in the online form, when there should be displayed a date and from-to time field.
    I was setting up an event called "Renting Studio" and a booking is possible to be made, but only for the set up time.
    It would be ideal if the visitor has an overview of occupied time-slots, so he sees the available time to rent the studio at.
    As far is I know, you can set up an Event only by setting up the time and date and don't leave that open, e.g. to be filled by the renter.
    I experienced the naming ("seats") would not be correct as someone who is booking the studio would rent it per hour and not per seat.

    How can I change the seat-naming to hours and how can the date be entered by the renter?

    The requirements:

    1. Recurring Courses to be "Events" that are bookable, i guess I know how to set this up!
    (description with the possiblity to buy the course and book attendace to be able to know in advance who will attend classes as pupils are free to come every week if they want or not and the school never knows how many pupils will attend a class in advance, this could help to forsee the attandance if pupils visit the page a book attendance
    2. Renting the Studio
    3. Events on special occassions (like showing parents what their kids achieved)
    4. Having an on-page overview in table form (timetable as a grid) of these all included:

    4.1. Courses/Classes,
    4.2. rented studio time and
    4.3. special events

    Every change of one or another would be visible in that overview table for the visitor and the administration.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/event-espresso-free/

  2. dean_ee
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi,

    I think Event Espresso would at least cover most of the things you need, but as you stated it is not specifically designed for property rental.

    1. Recurring Courses to be "Events" that are bookable, i guess I know how to set this up!
    (description with the possiblity to buy the course and book attendace to be able to know in advance who will attend classes as pupils are free to come every week if they want or not and the school never knows how many pupils will attend a class in advance, this could help to forsee the attandance if pupils visit the page a book attendance

    Yes, via events. If I am right, you have a single purchase that is open for say 6 weeks, and people can turn up at any point.

    EE can handle the registration for the initial event but it isn't possible to track them further down the line, unless they register to another event.

    2. Renting the Studio

    The only way to do it would be via events and timeslots. Both EE3 and EE4 allow you to have timeslot capabilities, though EE3 cannot have group bookings for those time slots. That shouldn't matter for you as it would be a single "ticket" per time slot anyway.

    So I believe that it could be done, even though EE is designed to handle it.

    3. Events on special occassions (like showing parents what their kids achieved)

    Yes just set up an event for it.

    4. Having an on-page overview in table form (timetable as a grid) of these all included:
    4.1. Courses/Classes,
    4.2. rented studio time and
    4.3. special events

    The events are shown in a list format. We have an addon for EE3 that can show events in a table format - http://eventespresso.com/product/custom-templates/

    If possible, please get in touch via our websites support forum, it is monitored much more regularly - http://eventespresso.com/forum/event-espresso-public/

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