StageShow | Malcolm Shergold


StageShow provides a number of simple admin pages to allow the definition of Show names, Performance date and times and ticket Prices and types. Then a single WordPress shortcode adds a online BoxOffice to your website.

StageShow uses its own integrated Shopping Trolley to collect orders, and a “Payment Gateway” to collect payments, allowing purchasers to pay using a credit/debit card. StageShow records sales and to collects buyer information from the gateway. See thebFeatures Summary below for full details).

Each sale is fully recorded, with contact and payment details, tickets purchased and the transaction reference from the payment gateway, all saved to the WordPress database. Confirmation emails containing these details, which can be customised as required, are sent to each purchaser and can be copied to the system administrator. Emails are in text only format for the free version of StageShow. Premium versions use the MIME encoded email format which allows fonts, images etc. to be defined in the email template.

StageShow includes the facility on the admin pages to verify the transaction number for use at show time. Sales can also be exported to a “TAB Separated Text” file to produce a printed sales list, or for further processing by other applications (i.e. Spreadsheets etc.).

StageShow Features Summary

  • No limit on number of Shows or Performances
  • Unlimited number of Ticket Types for each performance
  • Unlimited user defined “Price Plans” to set prices when adding a performance
  • “Admin Only” ticket prices (only available via Admin menus)
  • Discounted Tickets/Discount Codes
  • Allocated Seating
  • Customisable Seating Layouts
  • Optional ticket Reservations for logged in users (i.e. Unpaid ticket sales)
  • Reservation Client Details captured from Users Profile
  • Integrated Shopping Trolley
  • Integrated Payment PayPal, PayFast, Stripe or Mollie Payment Gateways
  • Payments accepted using Credit/Debit cards
  • EMail confirmation of Booking to Client and (optionally) to Administrator
  • MIME Encoded EMails so HTML/Text mixed format emails supported
  • Barcode or QR Code of Transaction ID in sale confirmation emails
  • Logging of Online Ticket Validation attempts
  • Multiple Terminal Support for Verification
  • Editing of Sale Entries
  • Show title output on Box Office page customisable per show (text/HTML)
  • Customisable Performance titles on Box Office page per performance (text/HTML)
  • Optional sales summary EMail (to a specified email address) on each new sale
  • Booking Closing Time can be specified for each performance
  • Custom Style Sheets
  • Manual entry of ticket sales for telephone sales etc.
  • Online and Offline Sale Transaction ID validation
  • Export of Ticket Sales and Settings as “TAB Separated Text” format file
  • Access to StageShow Admin pages/features controlled by custom capabilities
  • Requires registration with a supported Payment Gateway
  • Extensive Help (in PDF format) file shipped with plugin


First Time Installation

  • Download the plugin archive
  • Open the WordPress Dashboard for your site
  • Click “Add New” under the “Plugins” menu
  • Select the “Upload Plugin” option
  • Under “Install a plugin in .zip format” browse to the plugin archive file you downloaded
  • Click Install Now.
  • After it has installed, activate the plugin.

Manual Upgrade/Update

  • On the WP Plugins Page deactivate (but do NOT delete) the current StageShow plugin
  • Using FTP (or your ISPs file manager) delete the current stageshow plugin folder in the wp-content/plugins folder
  • Now Proceed as for the First Time Installation

Plugin author

Malcolm Shergold

Plugin official website address
If you encounter problems in using the StageShow plugin, you can comment below, and I will try my best to help you solve the problem

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