This plugin adds a “Customizer” sub-menu page to the Volunteer Sign-Up Sheets section of your WordPress dashboard. The Customizer page has a text input field for every text string that is displayed on the public side of the Volunteer Sign-Up Sheets plugin. Simply type in the replacement text you want to use for any of the text you want to change, and leave the rest of them blank to use the defaults. Default text strings are shown for each field so you can quickly identify the text you want to change. There is a “Disable Output” checkbox for each text string, which will return an empty string for that text on the public side. This makes it easier to remove certain text entirely and replace it with an empty string.
Version 2.0.0 adds a layout options for the public side list table displays (sheets and tasks/signups). You can choose a pre-defined “Compact” layout that will help you squeeze more columns into limited screen space (especially when used with extensions that add additional columns, such as the Groups and Custom Fields extensions). You can also choose a “Custom” layout option, which will then reveal additional inputs for easily setting up your own font size, cell padding, borders, colors, and more (see screen shots).
Version 3.0.0 adds custom Layout Templates. These allow you to create custom tables, choosing the columns to show and the order they will be shown, along with 3 different table style layouts, plus the option to use jQuery DataTables for the table display, including the row grouping feature of DataTables. Version 3 also add many more custom layout style settings, so you can further customize the look of the tables without having to create your own CSS.
Much easier to use for modifying text without modifying the actual plugin (which would wipe out your changes any time you updated the plugin), or using translation methods.
This plugin extension is translation ready.
Please see the documentation page for more details.
The series of screen shots below show all the text strings that can be modified.
New settings page with layout options, in version 2.
Since implementing this plugin on our Administration site as a Front of House roster tool, we have not had a performance season that was not fully rostered. It has been so easy for our volunteers to ‘book in’ and the added email reminders are a great help. We have found all of the functionality of this plugin to be excellent.
This application is exactly what I needed to allow parents to sign their kids up for athletic events our club holds. I appreciate the way the customizer works.
I’m the webmaster for a fraternal orginization which holds several social and philanthropic events throughout the year. This plugin with the customizer covers all the different scenarios we encounter for every type of event including items being brought to an event to multiple time-slot functionality. It’s a very low cost solution and great alternative to the “free” sign-up websites which sell your member information. This plugin helps our organization keep track of all the logistics for each event and provides visibility to all the members. In addition, it keeps members coming to the website.
The plugin I was using was no longer being supported. Found PTA Volunteer and it’s working great.
I spent hours searching for a way to create an online sign up system for a mentorship program I just started. I wanted a way for mentees to see a list of all mentors, how many mentees they were taking on, how many spots were left and then be able to sign up for one of the mentors, with a confirmation email being sent to both the mentee, mentor and myself. I also wanted to make sure no more mentees could sign up after all the spots had been filled.
The PTA Volunteer sign up plugin, along with the customizer and shortcode extension, accomplished everything I was looking to do. This will make my life a lot easier because I won’t have to coordinate all of the mentees/mentors, they will be able to sign up on their own, but I can monitor the sign ups through the confirmation emails and checking all sign ups on the back end.
Stephen is also very responsive and answered all of my questions. I highly recommend these products!
Easy to customize prompts and titles on sign-up forms. This helps generalize from a ‘volunteer’ sign-up to an ‘event/volunteer’ signup to make it more general. We also are a church where some older members don’t have e-mail addresses, so they were not filling out forms when they encountered this field. We added extra instructions and provided an e-mail address that they could use.
The customizer allows you to adapt the way sign up sheets are displayed without having to deal with plugin translations (poedit) or getting too deep into PHP code. Additionally, the support provided by Stephen is great and fast. The guy and the products are 100% recommended.
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