Sympose

Description

Sympose by Conference7 makes it easy to share knowledge in WordPress. The core of this plugin is the schedule. Easily create schedules for events, and link the individual sessions to people (speakers) and organisation (sponsors).

Ready to start sharing knowledge?

Check out the demo at https://demo.conference7.com.

Sympose Quick Start

After activating Sympose, you can start shaping your event right away! Check out the video below for an example.

Shortcodes

Below you’ll find some Sympose shortcodes. You can also find specific shortcodes for your event in Sympose -> Shortcodes (in the WordPress dashboard)

Shortcode example for displaying people

[sympose type="person" category="speakers" event="sympose" description="false" name="true"]

This will display people from the category speakers and the event “sympose”.

Shortcode example for displaying a schedule

[sympose type="schedule" event="sympose"]

This will display the schedule for the event “sympose”.

Shortcode example for displaying organisations

[sympose type="organisation" category="sponsors" event="sympose"]

This will display organisations from the category sponsors and the event “sympose”.

Check out other shortcodes (after creating posts and categories) in the Sympose -> Shortcodes menu.

Extensions

Sympose is a free WordPress plugin developed to manage events on your WordPress website. Sympose also provides a variety of extensions that add functionality to the main plugin. For more information check the Sympose website.

Extensions are available for download on the link below: https://sympose.net/extensions/

Screenshots

  • Example of schedule page
  • An example of a person/speaker profile page (with extensions)
  • An example of a session page (with extensions)
  • Sessions overview in dashboard
  • Sympose Quick Start
  • Sympose settings (with extensions)
  • Example of available shortcodes
  • Editing a person (with extensions)
  • Editing a session
  • Event taxonomy overview
  • Available extensions (Sympose -> Extensions)
  • An example of the people overview in the dashboard

Installation

I recommend to install plugins via your WordPress Dashboard. Go to Plugins -> Add new, and search for Sympose.

FAQ

You’ll find an index of frequently asked questions on https://sympose.net/faq

Reviews

August 3, 2020
Sympose has been great in theory but needs some help. major issues need to be addressed regarding: Accessibility of tables, alt text, sessions, etc. Customization is way too difficult. Example: adding different color headers to different days of a schedule, customizing schedules for accessibility. The schedule keeps defaulting and creating issues for multiple day events. One day may be right but the other 2 are way off and there isn't an intuitive way to fix this either through ordering or parenting. This is a problem. Requesting codes and help from Sympose directly: I have contacted Sympose *9* times via email and phone for help with writing code snippets or getting shortcodes. I received *0* replies from them on any issue. I also paid for some of their extensions that didn't work but received NO HELP or even a CONTACT BACK. All in all I would tear this plugin out of my site and rebuild the whole experience if I could but my deadline is too tight. I would feel better if Sympose had been responsive in getting back to me but they left me on "read" like a spurned ex-GF. Not cool. I'd say save your money but its free so instead save your aggravation.
April 25, 2019
This is a much needed plugin for conferences to show agenda and speakers. Best part is the developers are incredibly responsive and add new features requested on a regular basis.
March 19, 2019
Sympose enabled us to display our conference programme in a user-friendly design and offers an uncomplicated management of speaker profiles and sessions. The developer was very quick to help us with any occurring issues.
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Contributors & Developers

“Sympose” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.3.2

  • Fixes the “No results found” issue when searching for sessions in the dashboard.
  • Allows authors to use Sympose and adds extra filters for managing capabilities.
  • Adds a missing parameter for register_rest_route which caused a notice to show.

1.3.1

  • Add the option to show photo, name or photo and name on the schedule.
  • Full code refactoring
  • Published source code on https://github.com/conference7/sympose

1.3.0

  • Combine all Sympose settings into one menu item in the WordPress Dashboard.

1.2.9

  • Adds a filter that can change the schedule output of Sympose. (used by Sympose Extended Schedule and other plugins)
  • Adds an option to mark a session as static session, disabling a link/read more link in the schedule.
  • Adds missing tfoot element to schedule output.

1.2.8.1

  • Minor bug fix: In some cases the person description was unintentionally added after every title.

1.2.8

  • Include an image on the person/organisation overview in the dashboard.
  • Fixes an error when a schedule is rendered for an event that does not exist.
  • Adds people and organisations to the session overview in the dashboard.
  • Make it possible to clear the attached people/organisations in Quick Start by selecting “Select..”

1.2.7

  • Animate a scroll to top when error notices are generated in Quick Start
  • Adds support for AM/PM times.
  • Order the schedule based on post date, instead of session start date (session start dates are automatically set as post dates)

1.2.6

  • Fixes a warning when the session information widget is shown, but no event is attached to the session
  • Adds a settings link to the Sympose admin submenu, instead of showing ‘Sympose’
  • Correct the sessions link that shows after completing quick start
  • Fixes an issue where sessions are marked future posts after editing via “Quick edit”
  • Adds an option to replace the default sidebars with Sympose’s sidebars
  • When errors occur in Quick Start, make sure the notice is visible by automatically scrolling up.
  • Collect the e-mail address from randomuser.me for Sympose Contact when generating sample data.
  • Fixes an issue with the session order after generating data with Quick Start.

1.2.5

  • Improves the setup wizard
  • Extends Quick Start with the option to attach people/organisations to sessions
  • Fixes a bug where a link to the event schedule was showing multiple times

1.2.4

  • Introduces a setup wizard
  • Integrates the quick start extension into Sympose core
  • Adds responsive styling for schedule table
  • Integrates CMB2 into Sympose core, instead of having to install it separately

1.2.3

  • Fixes javascript bug for sortable lists

1.2.2

  • Remove filter for number of extensions showing in Sympose -> Extensions
  • Show active/installed extensions in Extensions dashboard *
  • Fixed a wrong presentation of shortcodes *
  • Add functionality for children sessions *
  • Other small improvements *

1.2.1

  • General Improvements
  • Update session date/time when an event changes date.

1.2.0

  • Code refactoring
  • Sympose now follows WordPress Coding Standards

1.1.3

  • Refreshes extensions on plugin activation
  • General improvements

1.1.2

  • Fixes issue with updating extensions on settings page

1.1.2

  • Fixes a minor bug when creating sample data

1.1.1

  • Call Flush Rewrite Rules on plugin activation
  • Add labels for the Events taxonomy
  • Extend the Create sample data function with a wider set of data

1.1.0

  • Integrate remote extensions into Sympose Admin Menu
  • Improve display of icons in Dashboard

1.0.10

  • Move Page Schedule option to Current Session Plugin

1.0.9

  • Extend Session Information widget with title input field

1.0.8

  • Show the correct shortcodes in the WordPress Plugin Repository
  • Fix an issue with session order

1.0.7

  • Fix a bug in Settings Page

1.0.6

  • Use normal image elements instead of div with backgrounds
  • Optimize image sizes
  • Improve error handling
  • Correct shortcode examples

1.0.1 – 1.0.5

  • Multiple small improvements

1.0.1

  • Remove fontawesome and bad link to fontawesome stylesheet
  • Change read-more class to sympose-read-more to avoid issues with themes
  • Multiple small CSS improvements

1.0

  • Initial version