Manual Entry Payments

Manual payments allow you to accept payments via any method – cash, check, crypto, or alternative online payment – and use those payments to provide event keys. You can also use them to grant free keys at any time, to any user.

Manual payment entry form

Quantity: How many events can be submitted using this key. Each event submitted will reduce this value by one.

Price Paid: The total price paid for this key. There’s no enforcement of a relationship between the price of a key and the number of usages it allows; this value is purely for your own tracking.

Name/Email: Required to send information about the new purchase to the recipient.

Transaction Date: Defaults to today’s date, but doesn’t have any direct impact on the use of the key. A transaction dated in the future will still be usable today.

Payments Reporting

Table showing keys and usage information.

My Calendar Pro produces a simple report showing sales, dates, and how many times a given key has been used. As a key is used, the remaining uses will be shown.

You can edit any payment to grant additional event licenses or adjust information about the payment:

Editable fields for editing payments

Quantity: The number of event submissions currently available on the event key.

Submissions Purchased: The total number of submissions allowed on this key.

You cannot change the event submissions key once it has been granted.

Search Payments

Searchable fields for payments

Name/Email: Name and email as provided.

Transaction ID: The transaction ID provided from the payment gateway. (Not shown.)

Payment Key: Their event submission key.

After/Before: Get all payments within a date range.

Status: Get payments having a specific status.

Search results

Search results showing results, totals shown, and search limits applied.

Earnings Summary

Summary of payments made

My Calendar Pro provides a brief summary of the current month, current year, previous month, previous year, and all time sales totals.

Requiring Payments

Event submission is a free service by difficult. There are many membership plugins that can be used to control access to your site or to pages of your site for a fee, but if you simply want to grant a variety of users access to pay to submit events, My Calendar Pro allows that.

Enable payments for Event submissions.

Check the box ‘Require payment to submit an event’ under the ‘Payments’ tab to require payments.

Payment settings are broken into four areas:

  1. Payment Settings
  2. New purchase settings
  3. Pricing
  4. Payment Gateways
  5. Configure a Sale

Payment Settings

  • Set your payment gateway into testing mode.
  • Payment required message.

New Purchase Settings

New purchase notification settings.

Predictability enough, My Calendar Pro sends a message to the administrator and to the purchaser following a new purchase. These fields accept a handful of template tags for dynamic values:

  • {first_name}, {last_name} – as provided by the purchaser.
  • {blogname} – Your site title as configured at WordPress > Settings.
  • {price} – The total amount paid.
  • {key} – The new event submission key the user should use to submit an event.
  • {quantity} – If allowing multiple purchase, how many event submissions this key is good for.
  • {receipt} – Link to the purchase receipt.


Pricing options

Each event submission has a base price, which is the default price charged for any event submission.

To more finely configure options, you can set a unique price for each user role and/or set a percentage discount for logged-in members, that will apply to all members.

This is also where you’d set the currency you’re processing payments in.

Payment Gateways

Configure payment gateways

At this time, My Calendar Pro only supports PayPal basic payments. Set your primary PayPal email (this must match the primary email as configured in your PayPal account settings), and add your merchant ID.

Configure a Sale

Set a temporary sale

Configure a special sale or limited-time discount period by entering a start and end date and a percentage discount. My Calendar Pro only supports one sale at a time, and it applies equally to all purchasers.