I have a Joomla 1.5.26 website in which I publish events and conferences dictated by a company. Those are handled by categories (cities).
Until now, I follow this workflow:
Publish the event (by entering a new registry) or duplicating an entry (if apply) with a component called Simple Calendar. It creates in the frontend a page for each event and handle those by categories.
Then, because of the customization of my template, I have to publish an article in the front page with all the information of the current events. Double work.
Last: Go to a system (based in php and connected to my joomla database) that I created to manage the newsletter. I have to write again all the information of the events in a TinyMCE field and then choose in a select box the group of users, by state (I override the jos_user database and added "State" field. I also override the registration page, so users can select their state of origin).
In that system, I also create a page that let me send a newsletter to all the users in jos_user.
* What I need:
I need to simplify this Workflow. I plan to rebuild my website in Wordpress and use Events Manager.
I need to migrate all the users registered in Joomla (with it custom field) to Wordpress.
I will like to publish the events ONE time, and have the possibility to send a newsletter of upcoming events or category upcoming events to a specific group of user or to all of them. I'll provide the html newsletter template.
What I have tried:
Wordpress + Event Espresso: this solution didn't work for me, cause' it didn't allow me to handle the newsletter as I need.
I have tested Events Managers and it has a complete documentation to create addons, so I think this is the way.
What I don't need:
A payment system.
Only what I described above.