Tracking Registration Forms and Payments with WordPress

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It seemed like a simple request from a customer with an existing WordPress site: set up a registration form for a small conference they were hosting, allow them to get all registrations on a spreadsheet, let registrants pay online using PayPal, and set up a tracking ID so registrations can be reconciled with PayPal statements and checks that arrive in the mail.  Getting all the pieces together into a cohesive system took a little digging, but the customer is happy with the solution.  Here’s a writeup for posterity — something I wish I had when I started. If there’s an easier way (other than buying professional conference software) please don’t hesitate to tell me in the comments.

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