TYPO3 CMS - Event management extension with registration option
Today I’ve published the first release of my latest extension “Event management and registration” (sf_event_mgt) for TYPO3 CMS. The extension enables TYPO3 editors to manage events in the TYPO3 backend and can show a list- and a detail-view for upcoming, past or all events in the frontend. The list-view can be extended by individual layouts as known from the TYPO3 news extension (tx_news), so it should for example be possible to create a nice image slider for all upcoming top-events.
As events also could require a registration process (e.g. if the number of participants is limited), I added a ** registration option, so users can register for an event. TYPO3 editors can assign a maximun value for participants to each individual event, so it can not be **over-booked. The registration contains a double opt in process, so users must confirm, that they actually have registered for the event. To ensure, that new registrations are processed in time by the registering user, a validity for confirmation-links can be configured.
The extension also comes with a backend module, which enables TYPO3 editors to get an overview of all available events. Also the backend module contains a CSV-Export option for events where registration is enabled, so a list of registered participants easily can be exported.
The backend module also contains a notification module, where TYPO3 editors can send e-mail notifications to all participants of an event (e.g. if the event has been cancelled). Notification templates can be configured individually with some lines of TypoScript and with a Fluid template.
Finally, the extension has some nice features, which are more technical, but makes the extension very flexible and extendible. Of course, the extension comes with a documentation ReST format which explains all features in detail.
I’ve tried to keep the code quality at a high level, respected the TYPO3 CGL as much as possible and also “Event management and registration” is fully covered by tests (which does not mean it is bug-free).