Innovative Event Builder Plugin for WordPress

Event Kikfyre

A quick primer on all the features and options present in Event Kikfyre. Be sure to check out the documentation for a manual on using these features.

Creating Events
 

In Event Kikfyre all events are displayed as cards inside the dashboard. It makes a lot of things easier when it comes to managing your events. Event cards can be sorted and can be batch processed. Not to mention, they look beautiful when doing so. Featured image is highlighted over the card, and so are the event dates, its venue and booking progress. All this data combine to give you a quick overview about your events right from the mail landing page of Event Kikfyre.

Event Kikfyre gives you complete freedom to create as many events you may require. You can use it to launch a single event, or perhaps build a directory of hundreds of events replete with event types, advance search system and calendering on the front-end (public facing site). The event management area is designed in a way to make handling multiple events easy and intuitive. You can sort and filter events, and hide them as they pass so that your focus is where it matters most. 

Those who are familiar with WordPress know the importance of slugs. WordPress plugins can utilize multiple methods to display content on the front-end. Event Kikfyre uses custom taxonomies. It means all events are individual entities inheriting the benefits of WordPress' post structure. Nowhere it is more apparent than the slugs. Each event has its own unique URL which benefits in SEO, bookmarking and assigning events to various menus. In simpler terms, the URL of your event will look something like this:

https://your-website.com/event-title

Chose a type for the event from existing types or create a new one on the fly!
Almost every event has performers - be it hosts at a ceremony, speakers in a conference, troupe in a stageshow or actors in a theatre. Event Kikfyre makes it simple to add and manage performers for all your events. Performer image and role with short bio are displayed within the event content below event gallery. Clicking on performer name will open new page with full performer description.
Event timeline is perhaps the most important attribute of an event. It includes start and end date, time span , recurrences and schedules. Event Kikfyre has provision for everything. Recurrences can be after specific intervals or on specific dates. A multi-day event schedule allows hosting events that span multiple days with different schedule for each day.
Cut Off Date attribute allows you to set a last date for booking beyond which Event Kikfyre will no longer accept bookings for a particular event.
Availability feature allows you to set availability (number) of tickets which can be different from the capacity of the venue where the event is being hosted. This allows covering different scenarios where you wish to put a cap on the number of tickets to be sold for each event notwithstanding venue capacity or needing to edit the venue attributes. It is especially handy for multiple events being hosted on same venue with different number of tickets for sale
Every event has an organizer. Well, most of them have anyway. You can use it for RSVP (there are two fields for the organizer) or you can use it to display the main organizer of the event.
Volume discount scheme allows you to offer discount on purchase of specific number of tickets.
Limits are useful for preventing abuse of booking system. Setting booking limit will allow users to only book max. certain number of tickets with each checkout. Of course, you are free to keep this turned off. Turning on cancellations will allow users to send cancellation requests to the admin for approval.
If your event has sponsors, you can prominently display their logos on event page. Logos are displayed at the bottom of event page in horizontal row.
Managing Venues
 
Just like the events, Venues are created as Venu cards. Venue cards display venue feature image, venue name, address, no. of seats and events hosted there.
Event Kikfyre introduces a novel new seating system builder. It opens endless possibilities for creating seating arrangements for different venues and selling tickets with printed seat numbers. You can define total number of seats, seat columns and rows, walking isles ( straight and across), and block specific seats to create asymmetrical seating layouts. You can event have different seating arrangements for two different events hosted at same venue!
Punch in the Venue address and a Google Map will automatically pinpoint its location. The Venue address makes its appearance both on the event and venue pages, while the map plays important role in providing directions to the event attendees in the ‘My Account’ section of Event KikFyre. Also the Venues widgets have all the venues displayed with markers on a single map.
Additional Venue attributes includes long description, type of seating, Venue/ Coordinator or Operator and its Facebook page.
Event Types
 
While on the surface, the Types sound like fancy name for categories, the fact is they are evolved version of generic categorization. Types can be displayed on a page, allowing users to view events associated with a specific type, say, classical music. Each type has its own parental guidance and instructions which can be displayed on associated event pages and ticket printouts.
Event Types also make appearance in search and filtering Widget. The widget allows users to search an event directory. Event Types are displayed as checkboxes to allow users to restrict search results to specific type of events.

Age restrictions allows you to define age advisory for specific type of events. The advisory is displayed inside the event content and on the ticket prominently.

Tickets
 
Being through and through event creation system, tickets form an important core of Event Kikfyre. Consequently, the plugin comes with a refined ticket template builder and booking manager. Ticket Manager allows creation of different tickets with separate design and properties. Each event can have its own ticket design and template.
Designing a ticket allows you to set color of the background and border. You can select two different fonts from a large list of fonts preloaded with the plugin. Additionally, you can add a sponsor logo on the ticket.
All the tickets which are issued by Event Kikfyre can be downloaded as PDF, ready for the print. Admins can download and print multiple tickets from Bookings Manager. Users can download and print by logging into their accounts section on front-end.
Performers
 
A performer can be single person or a group. Each performer can have a specific Role. For example, Speaker. All performers have their own slug and pages with feature image and description, along with a list of events where they are contributing. Performers will also have their own directory. Specific performers can be excluded from the public directory.
Analytics and Reports
 
The built in analytics for Event Kikfyre processes data from two important event parameters - Revenue and Bookings. Building line graphs over time, the data can be further filtered by relative time or between specific dates, venues and finally events. Analytics is designed to provide you with both bird’s eye and granular view of how your events are performing.
Bookings Manager
 
This is where all the action takes place inside the dashboard area. Bookings manager generates a tabular view of all bookings in a filterable format. Filters include - events, time and booking status. All bookings can be exported as CSV for further analysis in your favorite spreadsheet app.
Each Booking listed in Bookings Manager can be opened by clicking on VIEW button. Individual bookings have a unique booking ID, along with name of the user, email, registration date, event name, no. of tickets purchased, booking data, amount received and payment status. Apart from this admins can resend booking confirmation email and reset and mail user password. Admins can also add notes to booking for reference, print tickets and booking details as PDF. There’s also a button to see transaction log for the booking.
User Account Management
 
This tab displays all the bookings by logged in user in rows. Each row has serial no., event name, event start date and a button to view booking details. VIEW opens a popup box which contains additional data about the booking including booking ID, No. of Tickets purchased, total price paid, seat numbers, payment status, an option to request cancellation and download/ print individual tickets.
Map displays the location of the Venues on Google Maps. Users can also get directions to a specific venue from their provided location on the map.
This shows all the transactions done by the user on your site with their statuses, corresponding events, amount and transaction time.
Account area displays account information for the user fetched from their WordPress profile. Some of this data is also gathered during registration process and custom fields inside the registration form.