New Feature: ICS Calendar URLs

New Feature: ICS Calendar URLs

DynamicSync has incorporated a new feature into the system: the ICS Calendar URLs   What Is It? When creating an event, DynamicSync automatically creates Calendar links in the background. This means you are able to send your attendees a link to add to their Gmail and Outlook Calendars! The system will also allow you to send the links to your staff to add to their calendars as well! What Do You Need To Do? You will notice in your event, two calendar images are generated on the far right: Simply Click either the Gmail or Outlook images to add to your calendar and send to staff assisting with the event.   To add the links into your emails to Attendees, you will need to create a custom field. Hint: Remember it is easy to create a custom field directly from your DynamicSync app From the DynamicSync App -> Settings Click the button “Add Custom Field“   Create the custom field as a Text Field: Once Created, map the newly created Custom Field to the ICS Calendar URL Field in DynamicSync: Click the Sync Button: Now all that is left to do is add the Merge Field into your Email Correspondence with the attendees on Infusionsoft! Add the Merge Field into your email and Cut it (CTRL + X), Highlight the words you want to link i.e. Gmail Calendar. Select URL and paste the merge field. Depending on whether you are linking to Gmail or Outlook, please add either ?calType=gmail or ?calType=outlook directly behind the pasted merge field.   Each event has it’s own Calendar URL which will be automatically...

Update: Ticket Scanner App

While the app has been available on the Apple Store; it has been updated and now is available in Google Play Store as well. Search “DynamicSync” in the stores and download for quick and effective scanning of tickets!...

Create any layout you want with our HTTP Template Engine

The DynamicSync template engine allows¬†you to create almost any layout and style for displaying your event information on your website. Example:   Step 1. Create your template Create a template directory (e.g. ds_templates) under the public_html directory of your website. In this directory your new template file (e.g. eventRow.tpl) with the following code: <tr>   <td>{$start_date} @ {$start_time}</td>   <td><a href="/event-registration/?edId={$event_date_id}">Register</a></td> </tr>   Step 2. Add event template shortcode Add the follwing to your page or post as required: <table> </table>   This will produce the table layout as above. You can use the same field names as for [dynamicsync_event_info]. You can also use urlEventDateId if...

How to fix your website after WordPress 4.2.3 ‘Security’ Update

WordPress released version 4.2.3 on 23 July 2015 with some security fixes which have caused major havoc around the Internet. Unfortunately we are not spared, so in order to get your website back to working order after the update, here are some instructions: Step 1: Update your DynamicSync Plugin Download the latest version of the DynamicSync plugin and install on your website: Download the updated plugin here See Installation instructions here Step 2: Add special fix shortcode to registration page (Infusionsoft Webform) Add the following shortcode anywhere on the pages where you have the Infusionsoft event registration form: [dynamicsync_event_date_id_script hidden_field="inf_custom_EventDateId"] IMPORTANT: Please make sure that the value for hidden_field in the shortcode, matches the name of the hidden field in the Infusionsoft form. Example: In the Infusionsoft registration form you might have: <input name=”inf_custom_EventDateId” type=”hidden” value=”[dynamicsync_event_info urlEventDateId field='event_date_id']” /> The name in the form (in this case “inf_custom_EventDateId”), must be exactly the same as the value in the shortcode. Step 3: Fix other shortcodes single and double quotes. WordPress changed the way shortcodes work. It is now vital that quotes in side the shortcode is different from those outside. In other words, when using ” (double quotes) outside, you must use ‘ (single quotes) inside and visa versa. These examples will work: <img src=’[dynamicsync_event_info urlEventDateId field="user1"]‘> or <img src=”[dynamicsync_event_info urlEventDateId field='user1']“> but these will no longer work: <img src=’[dynamicsync_event_info urlEventDateId field='user1']‘> or <img src=”[dynamicsync_event_info urlEventDateId field="user1"]“> Step 4: Fix Conditional Output – Showing and Hiding Event Information To be able to show and hide a section on a page based on whether an event is scheduled or not, you...
Smart Events Management App

Smart Events Management App

We believe in keeping things simple and working smarter and not harder, especially when it comes to your events. It can be hard to keep clear, level-headedness about hitting your goals when you’re in the middle of event planning. Here is our framework for running Smarter Events:   DynamicSync’s SMART Events Framework   S – Simple Save yourself hours of manual work and headaches by storing your event dates, venue information, pricing and contact information in one central place. DynamicSync will automatically update any changes you make in your Infusionsoft campaigns and on your website through our free WordPress Plugin, so campaigns are error-proof. Choose from five customizable calendar layout options to display information on your website or create your own calendar and lay-out.   M – Manageable Make event registration easy with pre-built event management campaigns for recurring, free and paid events. Manage all recurring events with a single Infusionsoft campaign and save yourself hours of debugging and frustration.   A – Automate Attendance Any event organizer knows how hard it is to get bums on seats. So stop annoying people who’s already registered with more Register-Now emails and rather entice them to bring along a friend. Increase attendance and look more professional with DynamicSync’s tagging system and highly targeted and personalized, well-timed pre-event emails with specific messages tailored to the interests of each group e.g. registered, not-yet-registered, VIPs and affiliate members. Automatically create printable tickets unique to each attendee and use text messages for last minute offers, venue changes and reminders. For registered attendees, get the event straight-away into their calendars with a Google Venue Map and...

How to format SMS messages with Infusionsoft Campaign Builder

SMS is a great way to remind people about your events and generally to keep in touch. DynamicSync provides built in SMS functionality that allows you to send SMS’es directly from Campaign Builder. In this week’s Monday Minute, we want to show you a quick trick on how to format the layout of the SMS in Campaign Builder. The secret is in a small code: %0A – that is % zero A. Have a look at the short video below to find out...

How to set default event information and how to override defaults for a specific date.

When you create an event in DynamicSync, you can set default information for the event such as venue, contact persons, pricing etc. Setting defaults allows you to schedule future event dates without having to retype this information. You can override the default information for a specific date if required. This is useful when the venue changes for specific date or you offer special pricing for a certain event. Have a look at the short video below to find out...
Usage Scenario: Preview events selling into training workshop

Usage Scenario: Preview events selling into training workshop

Imagine this scenario: You run free preview events, twice a month. The preview events sell people into a 3 day, $2999 training workshop. You use 3 different venues in 3 different cities for you preview events. You have a sales page that displays details of upcoming events such as dates, times and venues. People can register online for upcoming events of their choice. You want to send well timed emails and SMS prior to the event to increase event attendance. You want to track who attends and who does not. You want to follow up after the event to increase conversions. You want all of this to happen automatically so that you can focus on your presentation. Does this sounds familiar? Now imagine this: You log into a cloud-based app and schedule a new date, time and venue for your next preview event (approx. 5 minutes) Your sales page is automatically updated. Old events fall away and upcoming events are displayed. People can register online for the upcoming event of their choice. Once registered, people receive emails with the correct information at exactly the right time before the event. At the event you use your iPad with a simple, alphabetical attendee list to mark people as present. After the event, attendees are automatically tagged in Infusionsoft. Attendees automatically start to receive post-event follow-up emails and your conversion rates are dramatically improved. Absentees are automatically nurtured and invited to attend a future event, increasing long term conversions. DynamicSync is designed to make this a reality! Central location to store event information Tightly integrated with Infusionsoft Built in SMS functionality Built in...
Tips & Tricks: Split First Name

Tips & Tricks: Split First Name

We have all seen this problem: Even if you only put a first name field on a form, many people will still enter their first and last name. This will result in the first name and last name being entered into the first name field in Infusionsoft. When you then use the contact first name field in follow-up emails, your emails will often start with ‘Hey Joe Blogg’ or ‘Dear Joe Blogg’. This is obviously not ideal. To solve this problem we have built into DynamicSync a really intelligent name splitter. Have a look at this video and give it a try. If you find a name that is not split correctly, please let us know, we will then make the name splitter even more...
Case Study: Photopgraphic Studio

Case Study: Photopgraphic Studio

Overview We recently used DynamicSync and Infusionsoft to automate activities around scheduling and running live photographic workshops. Client Requirements Run regular photographic workshops in their studio Different types of workshops e.g. Landscape, Nude, Portraits Events calendar on their website Online registration Payment via Credit Card, Pre-paid Gift Voucher and group buying vouchers Pre-event emails and text messages Post-event upsells to upcoming events The DynamicSync Solution Do You Also Need A System Like This?Click Here for more information. The Technical Details Download...