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How to create an event ticketing system in Bubble.io: Step-by-Step Guide

Discover how to build your own event ticketing system with our step-by-step guide for Bubble.io. Easy to follow, perfect for beginners and pros alike!

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How to create an event ticketing system in Bubble.io?

To create an event ticketing system in Bubble.io, follow this step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Start a new Bubble.io project.

  • Log in to your Bubble.io account, and from the Dashboard, select "New App".
  • Choose a name for your event ticketing system and select a template that suits your design requirements, or start from a blank page if you prefer.

Step 2: Design the database structure.

  • Go to the "Data" tab and create a new data type called "Event" with fields for name, date, location, ticket price, and a list of attendants or tickets sold.
  • Create another data type called "Ticket" with fields for the event reference, owner (user who purchased the ticket), and unique ticket number or code.

Step 3: Set up the user interface.

  • Design the homepage with a list of upcoming events using the "Repeating Group" element to display the events dynamically.
  • Add a details page for each event, where users can see more information and a button to purchase tickets.
  • Create forms for users to register/log in to their accounts.

Step 4: Build the purchasing workflow.

  • Add a "Buy Ticket" button on the event details page.
  • Create a workflow for this button that creates a new "Ticket" entry in the database, assigns it to the current user, and relates it to the selected event.
  • Integrate a payment system like Stripe for handling transactions. Add actions in the workflow to charge the user's card and confirm the ticket purchase.

Step 5: E-Ticket generation.

  • Once a ticket is purchased, generate a unique ticket ID or QR code for the user. This can be done within the same workflow mentioned in the previous step.
  • Email the ticket to the user with the event details and the unique ticket ID or QR code.

Step 6: Ticket management and validation.

  • Build an admin interface to manage events and view the list of tickets sold.
  • Create a validation system that allows event organizers to check-in attendees using their ticket IDs or QR codes.

Step 7: Test the ticketing system.

  • After setting up your workflows and design, use the "Preview" mode to test the whole ticket purchasing process, from event selection to ticket validation.
  • Address any bugs or user experience issues you encounter during testing.

Step 8: Deploy the application.

  • Once you're satisfied with the functionality and have thoroughly tested the system, go to the "Deployment" tab and push your application to Live.
  • Begin marketing your platform and adding events to the system for users to start purchasing tickets.

Remember to continuously gather user feedback for improvements and monitor the system for any issues that arise during live operations.

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