We have now implemented online event ticketing solutions for two different clients that provide real-time reserved seating selection, payment interface to Authorize.net and Paypal, and box office services. The systems have been built on osConcert, which is a highly customized derivative of osCommerce, that we further customize to fit your needs. Our clients have been very happy with the results and the flexibility the system provides. Gone are the days of paying others to manage their ticketing … and holding on to the proceeds until some future date. Contact us for more information on our cost-effective real-time online event ticketing solutions.
I’ve just recently completed the first version of a Volunteer management plugin for WordPress. The plugin provides AJAX-driven administration pages for Categories/Events, Volunteer Tasks, and Global Settings – as well as an AJAX-driven shortcode for the Volunteer Registration Form, which can be embedded in your content.
The plugin will generate and send email confirmation of all Volunteer Registrations and provides a listing for committee or event managers, with volunteer names, phone numbers, and email contact information.
If you have to manage multiple volunteer projects with multiple tasks, this Volunteer plugin can simplify your life.
The plugin is currently only available to DCP Partners clients, so please contact us for information on our services and how we can help you with your WordPress system needs.
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If there’s something special or unique that you’d like to add to your site, drop us a note and let us know what you’d like.
Like many website owners are discovering, having Adobe Flash in your website can be more of a detriment than an advantage. The folks at Bungee America asked us to remove the majority of the Flash on their site, so more people can view their dynamic content.
Check-out their site at www.bungeeamerica.com.
We’ve just delivered an interesting project that brought a wide variety of technologies and techniques together to create a custom application for Midas Recovery Services. Midas works with insurance companies and other health care providers to recover expenses associated with Worker’s Compensation cases and has been using an aging FoxPro database for the past 15 years to manage their business.
Our system collects data about every Worker’s Comp case filed in California, then looks for matches against a table of over 3 million client members. An easy-to-use AJAX user-interface provides information about each case, as well as complete case management and activity tracking tools. Midas has seen processing times go from several hours with the old system to under 1 minute with our optimized mySQL database and object-oriented PHP code. DCP Partners is hosting the application and providing on-going administrative / management services.
Initial response from Midas has been very positive, as they see: significant improvements in their ability to provide service to their clients, increased efficiency of their staff, the security of hosting their core business application in a managed datacenter, and the strength of a solid technology foundation on-which to grown their business. Next on the list – a new public-facing website.
Based on the reviews I’ve been reading, I’m going to hold-off spending a lot of time with the new WordPress 3.3. Like with most bleeding-edge software updates, there are going to be performance and quality issues with the initial releases that I’d prefer others spend time finding and resolving. My clients’ sites are working fine and the new features implemented in WP 3.3 are largely cosmetic – adding little in the way of functionality. It will take several weeks/months for plugin developers to complete their upgrades for the new system, where needed, and the WordPress team a similar amount of time to get all of the bugs resolved. We’ll revisit WP 3.3 next quarter and evaluate the benefit of jumping on the bandwagon.
In the mean time, enjoy the solid performance of your present system and know that we’re keeping a close eye on the progress of this new version of the WordPress core.