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What to expect in Tickera 3.0

Hi guys,

We're working on the Tickera 3.0 which will be released in September.

The new version will be re-written from the ground up. We will introduce way better code with a lot of hooks for easy customization and make room for other developers to make their own add-ons for Tickera.

Not sure what Tickera is? Go here to find out!

Here are some of the new features which will take place in that version:

 


 

barcodeBarcode Reader support

Barcode readers may improve the whole check-in process, decrease the time of the check-in, leave less crowd at the door of your venue and make your attendees more happy! We will keep both QR codes and barcodes on the tickets which will be used with your mobile apps - actually, you'll be able to choose whether you want to keep both or just one on the tickets with the new Ticket Builder!

 


 

ticketTicket Builder

Ticket builder will allow you to create ticket templates which could be selected for each ticket type. So each ticket type (Standard, VIP, etc.) may look totally different and you can achieve that easily by dragging and dropping elements, reordering, changing font sizes and colors, ticket paper size and its orientation or even put a full-background image if you want fully custom design of the ticket. Another good thing is that you will be able to develop new custom ticket elements by using our hooks!

 


 

multisteMultisite Support

Do you have WordPress multisite installed with a number of subsites and clients? Awesome! Give your clients option to create their own events and sell tickets!

 


 

cartCart

Unlike in the current version, your customers will be able to purchase unlimited number of tickets / ticket types from more than one event at once!

 


 

cardPayment Gateways

We will introduce a number of new most popular payment gateways out there. Tickera will include 2Checkout, Authorize.net, Offline Payments, Free Orders, Paymill, PayPal Standard, PIN, Stripe and Mijireh.

 


 

gearPayment Gateway API

Are you comfortable with coding? If yes, then we have a good news for you! Tickera will have payment gateway API and documentation for easy development of additional payment gateways for Tickera.

 


 

apiCheck-in API

Our new Check-in API will make your life easier if you are going to develop your own check-in mobile, desktop or other type of app!

 


 

formPurchase form

Purchase form will include info from each ticket owner (current plugin shows buyer data on each ticket). New hooks will allow you to add new fields for buyer or ticket owners easily. It would be useful if you want to add, for instance, additional field where your customers may choose food preference, set their age, sex, etc. In addition, buyer will be able to download tickets directly from a purchase confirmation page - no more lost emails which have to be sent manually, lost attachments or server issues which prevent tickets to reach your clients.

 


 

white-labelWhite Label

Tickera plugin will be ready for white-labeling. By changing just few lines of code, you'll rename the plugin by your own of client's preference - no more "Tickera" everywhere 🙂

 


 

bubbleTranslation Ready

Current version of Tickera offers you translation options just for some parts of the front part of the plugin. In the new version, you'll be able to translate every possible word in a WordPress way.

 


 

What do you think?

Tell us your thoughts!

Recent Comments
Rubinah

July 25, 2014 10:43 am ·Reply

Wow! Sounds great. One suggestion, could you make an invite only ticket type like eventbrite?

What that does it lets me upload an excel list of people I want to invite, then emails them an invitation. When they choose to accept it, it is tied to their email that I uploaded so they can’t forward to anyone else.

Also generating manual tickets by uploading an excel file.

Would it be possible?

Thanks!

Tickera

July 25, 2014 11:31 am ·Reply

Hi Rubinah,

we’re glad to hear that!

Actually, invite-only feature is already on our list for the next release after this major one 😉 The option with excel and invitation could be pretty much useful so we could extend that feature with the one you suggested.

Speaking of the automatic generation of tickets by uploading an excel file, I can say that’s great idea! We will certainly add that feature as well (also in one of the next releases).

Rubinah

July 25, 2014 1:38 pm ·Reply

You guys are awesome!

Josh

July 26, 2014 7:42 am ·Reply

OMG! I love it! please be September now!

Phill Coxon

July 27, 2014 12:06 am ·Reply

Thank you for the update! It sounds awesome.

Please keep us posted every couple of weeks or so on progress 🙂

Thank you!

Nick

July 27, 2014 8:54 pm ·Reply

Great stuff guys… Please don’t forget the support tickets while you build this awesome new version… 🙂

L. Danielle Baldwin

August 1, 2014 8:52 pm ·Reply

If you currently have a license for Tickera, will the major update you are working on now cost? or would it be an update for those that have already purchased it?
Thanks!

    Tickera

    August 4, 2014 9:11 am ·Reply

    It would be just an update for those who has the license already. So, no additional costs 😉

Chris

August 13, 2014 11:45 pm ·Reply

Do you have an idea of when the new version will be available in September? Also, will be a production or beta release?

Lastly, will the new version come with app for scanning tickets? I read the features and noted things like:

“We will keep both QR codes and barcodes on the tickets which will be used with your mobile apps”

and

“Our new Check-in API will make your life easier if you are going to develop your own check-in mobile, desktop or other type of app!”

Words like “your mobile app” and “develop your own” make me think it won’t come with that ability. Am I correct?

    Tickera

    August 14, 2014 9:58 am ·Reply

    We don’t know exact date yet.
    It’s almost certain that it will be beta release.

    We already have apps for scanning tickets – both Android and iPhone.

    iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tickera/id537166339
    Android : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tickera.android

    New version of the plugin will have additional check-in options –
    barcode reader and manually check in from within the admin. In
    addition, new version will introduce check-in API which will allow you
    to make your own check-in apps (desktop, mobile, web etc)

      Chris

      August 14, 2014 2:48 pm ·Reply

      You rock. The mobile app with scanning was my biggest concern as we definitely need it for our event. We sell thousands of tickets for a 4 day event and simple check-ins with a laptop would create a huge line (and frankly, turn people off from buying the ticket in advance as we have a cash/credit option at the door too).

      Just to share, we have been using Event Espresso for the past few years and it has been horrendous and clunky. We bought this plugin last year but found it didn’t have some of the features we needed, but I think that will change with 3.0’s release.

      Eagerly waiting to preview it! Let me know if you want a beta tester as we’re happy to help.

Sal Davi

September 5, 2014 5:56 pm ·Reply

I am really excited!!! I was wondering if you are able to put the qr code for the person on the badge as well? Keep up the good work

Mahesh Wick

September 8, 2014 4:06 am ·Reply

Great news guys and can’t wait for the new update to be ready

Mario

September 24, 2014 6:44 pm ·Reply

New Check-in API can give me the possibility to make more check-in and check-out for the same event?

Mario

Mahesh Wick

September 25, 2014 1:05 am ·Reply

Hi Team,

Any update on the release date for the new version? Can’t wait to test it out

Bruce Yates

October 6, 2014 2:57 pm ·Reply

Hi Guys,
I have tried to run 3.0.1 and I am getting loads of issues, items missing from the admin menu, problems with PDF viewing and issues displaying on the front end, can we expect an update soon?

Mike Sewell

October 16, 2014 5:50 pm ·Reply

Is there any documentation explaining the hook you mention for extending the purchase form?

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