Registration Manager King utilizes an advanced installer that will install the entire package of all the basic core extensions at one time such as: the main component and a couple of plugins. You will need to download your preferred addon modules and plugins you wish to use and install those separately. This will allow you to only install what you need without adding extra stuff to your site that you do not need.
NOTE: All Modules and Plugins will be unpublished by default. You will need to publish and configure your modules and plugins individually.
NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED TO UNINSTALL REGISTRATION MANAGER KING BEFORE YOU INSTLL THE NEW VERSION. YOUR DATA WILL REMAIN UNTOUCHED. Uninstalling only deletes the files, however the database tables will not be deleted.
To upgrade to a new version of Registration Manager King you will need to first go to www.king-products.net and verify that you have the latest version available.
The member area of king-products.net will always contain the most recent release available. After obtaining the most recent version of the software from your account you can simply follow the same steps as the original installation process. This will automatically overwrite all files for the core component, module, and plugins as well as automatically update the database. NOTE: If you have made any customizations to the core files they will be overwritten.
To completely uninstall Registration Manager King, simply uninstall the component, and the plugins, modules, etc.
However the database tables for the component will NOT be deleted when the component is uninstalled.
You can manually remove the tables from your database if you no longer need them.
Intro Text Settings
registration manager King has an extensive list of configuration optioons. Here we will explain the purpose of each option in each tab so that you can configure it to display data how you need.
You can choose from a drop down list of world currencies. Select your country from the drop down list and enter your global currency symbol. (Please check with Paypal or your preferred payment vendor to see if your country’s currency is supported) This currency will be your preferred currency code for your country. You can input your country's currency and the currency sign will be automatically displayed and it will show up in the event details in the front end of the component.
Enter your tax rate if you plan to charge tax for specific event tickets and options.
This text is displayed above the different views on the Registration Manager King front pages. These intro text areas are optional and are unique to each view. The following views can have their own individual into texts: Calendar, Category Grid, Category Accordion, and the Event List views.
Leaving any of these fields empty will collapse and hide the Intro Text area from the front end views.
EVENT HANDLING TAB
There are 7 parameters in this section.
These settings will resize your images upon upload to the dimentions set in these parameters. If you change these settings later, it will not automatically resize your existing images that have been previously uploaded.
You can set the image height and width if you want to. You can also set the height to be auto and the image will be properly sized only based on the width setting.
Note: This is an optional setting and not needed for most websites.
Are Joomla Extended Profiles, JomSocial, or Community Builder being used?
If you are using Joomla Extended Profiles, JomSocial or Community builder on the site and wish to use the registration form integration features, this will allow logged in users of your site to register for events without filling in all the data in the event registration forms. The information from the user's profile can be mapped to form fields in an event registration form.
Note: See the Managing Registration Forms category for more information on JomSocial and Community Builder integrations.
FRNOTEND EVENT MANAGEMENT TAB
The Registration Manager King Dashboard Panel is where you will navigate to every part of the Registration Manager King component and view some statistics of your application.
A description of the Dashboard is listed below.
Below is an overview of the left menu which can also be collapsed to expand to a larger screen.
Configuration - This is where you will start configuration of the Registration Manager King software. All default configuration settings are done from this page.
Main Settings -This page has tabs for all the main settings of the component.
Email Templates - This page holds all of the default email templates.
Events - This menu will expand to the followign 4 pages to manage your events.
Events Manager - The event manager is where you will set up new events and manage your event data and registrants.
Event Categories - This page will allow you to set up all of your event categories to organize your events.
Registration Forms - This page will allow you to manage and create your custom event registration forms.
Location Manager - This page is where all the event locations are managed from.Archive Manager - All past events are stored in the archive manager and can be managed from this page.
Below the dashboard you can see:
Many people if not, MOST, like to just jump in and start using things without reading the documentation. I know, I'm oe of them too. So, to forwarn you, here are some things you'll need to do in the component first before you can create any events.
These are the absolute bare bone first steps you need to take.
BEFORE YOU CREATE AN EVENT!
1. Create a category
2. Create a location
3. Create a registration form
4. Publish a payment plugin
Now you can go and create an event. Every event will require all of the above things be done in order to create your first event.
For the rest of you that really like to follow more detailed instructions please continue on with reading this documentation.
Registration Manager King can handle multiple categories. Every event needs to be assigned to a respective category.
You can publish or unpublish the event categories. If a category does not contain any events it will not show up in the front end Accordion Category View and be automatically hidden. An empty category will not be hidden from the Category Grid View if it is empty.
Adding Colors to Categories
You can choose a custom color for the category by using the color picker. If you select a dark color for your category color then we have another color selector that you can use to selct the color of the text that is displayed over the background color.
Whatever color you choose for your category the background of the category in the front end will have that color as its background label colors in the calendar and accordion category views.
Managing Locations (Event Venue)
Registration Manager King allows custom registration forms.
You can choose which fields you would like the registrant to fill out when registering for events.
A single registration form can be used for multiple events or you can create one unique registration form to only be used for a single event.
The thank you pages can be customized to show data from your events and registrants.
Below the thank you page text editor you will see custom tags that can be used to customize your thank you pages.
This is especially useful since each registration form thank you page can be used for multiple events.
The thank you page is what your registrants will see after they have successfully registered to your event.
To add additional form fields you can just click on the ADD ANOTHER FIELD button above the form fields list, on the right.
When adding a new form field, you will see various options.
Field Identification: This is just an identifier for the form field. You cannot have any spaces between words or use special characters in this field such as /?,
TIP: Any field type can be set as a mandatory field
Text fields are pretty straight forward. This type of field is for collecting any type of text entered by the user in a standard text field.
Password fields are similar to text fields except as you type data into that field it is hidden.
Text Area Field:
The Text Area field is the same as a regular text field but it has multiple lines of text that can be entered into this field.
The select field is basically a drop down list of options that the user can choose from. This type of field will allow the registrant to choose ONE option from the drop down list.
To enter data into this field type simply enter your options into the Field Values text box separated with commas.
Multi Select Field:
This field type will allow you to display many choices for your registrants to click on. If the user holds down the ctrl button on the PC's keyboard they can choose multiple options from the list.
The radio button fields have 2 layout options available. Horizontal and vertical. As you can see in the above image this is how your radio buttons can be displayed in two different ways. Choose your preferred display by using the drop down box in the Field Display Type option box.
Single Check Box:
A single check box field is just that, a single checkbox. You can use this as an indicator if someone would like to sign up for a newsletter item.
Check Box Fields:
The Check Box fields have 2 layout options available. Horizontal and vertical. As you can see in the above image this is how your Check Boxes can be displayed in two different ways. Choose your preferred display by using the drop down box in the Field Display Type option box.
File Upload Field:
The File Upload Field allows your registrants to upload a file at the time of registration. This is good if you would like to have your registrants upload a photo of themselves. The file that is uploaded can be accessed from a link within the event report in the back end.
Calendar Date Field:
With this type of field your registrants can select a date from a nice calendar by clicking on the button next to the field. This would be good if you need to collect a birthday or recent event date.
Form field groups are for separating your form fields into separate parts. Personal Information, Company information, Etc.
You can choose which group you would like to have your fields in when you create or edit them. You can sort multiple groups around if you wish.
If there is any text entered into the Field Description then the TOOLTIP will be automatically enabled in the front end next to the name of the group field. If you hover over the tooltip in the front end you will see the description and the text that has been entered into the group Field Description,
To add a new event simply click on the "New" button in the event manager screen.
This will take you to the event creation screen where you will plug in all the details about the event.
Here you will add all the basic details of your event.
The access tab is where you will define who can access your event details as well as register for your event.
Creating Event Tickets
Here you will set up how much you will charge for your event. If event is a free event, then there is not any need to even create any tickets.
To set up a cost, fill in the name of your event ticket and then type in the amount you will charge, and then a description.
If your organization needs to charge tax for a certain ticket item you can enter the tax percentage here.
The QTY field will allow only a certain amount of these tickets to be sold. So in this example there will only be 20 tickets available for this ticket choice. So if someone chose to register 10 people using this ticket choice, then when someone else goes to select this ticket, it will show a remaining 10 tickets available to the next person. Once all the available qty have been purchased for this ticket, it will be removed from the available ticket choices in the front end.
After completing the fields, Click the “add” link just below the description box
You can go back and remove a ticket entirely or simply edit each ticket if needed to change a description or price. You can also sort the order of each ticket if your event has multiple ticket choices.
You can have multiple payment amounts to choose for one event. For instance, you can have an all day conference and list different payment options as in the example below:
(Crude example but I think you get the point)
Conference Registration (Members Only): $100.00
Conference Registration (Non-Members): $120.00
Your registrants can choose which options and the quantity of people that they want to register for the event.
All event ticket choices will create a registration form for each number of choices your registrant selects.
Meta Data Tab
Registration Manager King has a recurring events feature that will allow your events to be set to repeat on various dates of your choice.
Group Discounts Tab
Early Bird Discounts Tab
From the Registration Manager King dashboard, click on the "Payment Plugins" tile
The following screen will appear and will show a list of installed payment plugins for Registration Manager King.
The Offline payment plugin that is packaged with Registration Manager King is installed automatically with the component. Additional payment plugins are available in the downloads area and should be installed separately from the main component.
When upgrading to a new version of Registration Manager King, any installed plugins will need to be updated individually.
To install a new payment gateway plugin;
1. Payment gateway plugins install as standard Joomla plugin extension using the Joomla extension installer.
2. Click on the NEW button and select the payment gateway plugin you wish to install.
3. Then upload and install the plugin as you would any other Joomla extension.
4. Your payment plugin will not be published automatically. You will need to publish your payment plugin before you decide to use it live for transactions.
Registration Manager King has the ability to add multiple payment options for your registrants to choose from.
A standard install of Registration Manager King, the main component installer includes 1 payment plugin, an offline Payment Plugin that will allow you to accept the registrations and have the registrant mail in their payments. We have additional payment plugins available for sale in the downloads area of King-products.net that you can install separately as needed.
If you need a specific payment plugin that we do not have then please feel free to contact us and we can develop one for you.
Please Note: King-products.net is not affiliated with nor endorse 3rd party developers that create payment plugins for Registration Manager King. King Products does not offer support for the 3rd party gateways that other companies are selling. King Products cannot guarantee that a third party developer's payment plugin will work or are kept up to date or maintained properly.
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