This is another complicated behind-the scenes section of design and implementation.
- Overall I’ve been dealing with Events_manager and redesigning the plugin to function as a signup plugin for the music department.
- First involved some research including actually installing 3 or 4 different plugins and coding changes that might make the plugin work for us as signups. The final solution was Events Manager for WP because of the ability to approve signups, create various tickets (which have been converted to ‘signups” for each event.
- This has been very complicated and forced me to learn the WordPress codex so that I can use hooks for filters and actions to add and alter functions.
- The most complicated coding so far has been converting Events Manager’s use of ‘tickets’ to our use as ‘signups’, which must be visible only to certain levels of users and then presented in different manners depending on the user’s level.
- I also wanted to create a back-end (admin) page for creating events that the faculty can use without seeing any other admin menus or functions. IE, I want it to be simple for them and I don’t even want them to be aware they are on a back-end page. Complicated!
- Installed and altered a plugin for Facebook Publish so events can be automatically posted to Facebook and even scheduled when that event should be published.
- This page involved removing each meta-box, replacing some, and then re-adding those meta-boxes in a particular order.
- I also created a publicity page that allows students to select other Florida universities and a major and see which SCF music courses will transfer and how much money they will save by taking the credits at SCF. This involved installing the “Go Pricing” plugin as well as hacking in jQuery Tabs.