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New Merge Tag: ‘Ticket Link’

Apr 8, 2016    By: Mike Schumann



Merge tags are a vital tool when composing your confirmation emails, since they allow you to personalize each registrant’s emails by automatically inserting things like their name and registration info. Our latest system merge tag generates a personalized link to each registrants’ ticket, for when it comes time to check them in at your event using our free mobile Attendee Scanner app.

Adding a Ticket Link to your confirmation email is easy. Start by going to your event task list and clicking the Edit Payment Confirmation email link.

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Next, click the Insert System Merge Tag dropdown in the editor’s toolbar and scroll down – you’ll notice an option to insert the Ticket Link. Once selected, the Ticket Link merge tag will be inserted next to your cursor in the editor.

NOTE: It’s important to keep in mind that the ticket will only successfully scan once the registrant has paid for their registration, so it makes the most sense to place this tag in the Payment Confirmation Email, rather than the Registration Confirmation Email.

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Much like an <a> tag in HTML, the Ticket Link merge tag consists of an opening tag, link text/contents, and a closing tag. Please ensure the opening and closing tags aren’t altered, since they tell the system where to insert the custom link when the email is eventually sent out. The only part we need to be concerned with is the link text between the two tags – change it to something more relevant, similar to the screenshot above, then click Save.

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It’s important to test your confirmation email to ensure the link is appearing and functioning properly. Once you receive your test email, assuming everything went as planned, you’ll notice that the Ticket Link merge tag has been transformed into a proper link, which gives access to a personalized ticket for the registrant to whom it was sent.

That’s it! Nice and easy. If you have any questions about the new Ticket Link merge tag or any other merge tags, give us a shout. Also, be sure to download our mobile Attendee Scanner app so you’re prepared for when it comes time to check in attendees at your event – it’s free!

Posted on April 8, 2016 by Mike Schumann
Category : Event Wizard® & Event Wizard® Tips
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Mobile Dos and Don’ts

Mar 18, 2015    By: Mark Turner



Having a mobile-friendly event registration form is a must in today’s smartphone heavy world and ensuring your registration form is compatible shouldn’t be a headache. In our latest update we’ve made sure all registration forms created in Event Wizard® are mobile friendly regardless of device.

 

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Many aspects of building your form do not require any updates/changes from you during the build process. However,  there are some recommended dos and don’ts when building your form that will help make certain your form looks great on small mobile screens.

  • Use percentage widths and heights wherever possible: percentages allow for easy scalability, whereas static pixel dimensions will not scale in the same way. Header/Footer graphics do not apply to this recommendation. These images will be scaled down to 100% page width on the mobile device.
  • Try to avoid tables in your page contents: because of the way tables are laid out, (ie: rows and columns) they aren’t meant to scale down to smaller screens, especially if the table has a static (ie: non-percentage) width.
  • Avoid using a lot of text in your Submit button(s): the more text in the button(s), the wider they will need to be in order to accommodate it, which can cause it to stretch past the bounds of a small/mobile screen.
  • Ultimately, simple is best: try to avoid really complex layouts and absolute/fixed positioning of elements – the simpler it is, the more likely it will translate well to mobile.

Follow these tips and you’ll always present the best possible product to your registrants on whatever device they are using.

If you have any questions about our mobile formatting contact us today.

Posted on March 18, 2015 by Mark Turner
Category : Event Wizard® Tips
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