Creating a test user is an integral part of using the Regpack system, as well as a key step in preparing your system to go live.
Test users are registration profiles created by an admin in order to preview what the system will look like for registrants. They are a great tool to utilize whenever a change has been made to the system.
We recommend creating a test user before going live and any time changes are made, to ensure the system is functioning as you intend it to. It’s easy to make edits and changes to your system before you are taking live registrations, so testing your system is VERY important!
The process of creating test users begins with locating the link to the front end of your system. During the build process, your Project Manager will have provided you with a link that looks something like this: www.regpacks.com/reg/templates/build/?g_id=numbers. Each system will contain it’s own unique build link, and this can always be accessed two ways in the project.
The first is to go to Project Settings, and then select the “Project Front-End” in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
The other way to access the front end will be by selecting the project title in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Here you will find “Project Front-End”.
Now, click the link to open the front end in a new tab or new browser. Next, you can begin the process of entering test information into the registration fields.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You will want to be sure that you utilize a special test email when registering in the system. Each account (test or real) is recognized in the system based on its email address, and only one email account per user can exist at a time. Due to this, we recommend that you utilize a variation of your current email address to create a test user.
You can add a + at the end of your email to create a unique email, that will still send messages to your email account. For example, if your email is firstname.lastname@example.org, for your test user, use email@example.com. This way, you will receive all triggered email communication including system emails, without running into issues when creating multiple test user profiles.
Be sure to go through the registration process, and note anything that you might like to update in the back end of the system.
If you have discounts and specific triggers set up, we advise you to create a new test user for different scenarios to ensure the triggers are working properly. Things like, adding a 2nd sub-unit to trigger a sibling discount, and ensuring a specific product adds to the user’s cart based on their profile.
You will want to repeat this process (and create a new test user each go around) until the system looks ready to go!