You can follow the number of registrations for your competition from the header info panel on the competition “Manage” page.
The info panel will allow you to track the number of COMPETITORS and more importantly the number if ITEMS registered for your competition.
The ITEMS count is in the number of individual class entries across all registered competitors.
If your competition needs to close early (prior to the originally set closing date/time) then “Edit” your Competition and set the “Entries Close” date to a date/time that has just passed and click “Save Competition” to save the changes.
With the new “Entries Close” date/time now saved the competition will now be closed and the new Entries Close date on your competition landing page will reflect the new date.
Any competitor who has started their registration (but not completed) when you save the new Entries Close date will be allowed to complete their registration. Only new registrations are stopped.
NOTE: It is important that you do not Unpublish your competition to close it. Unpublishing the competition removes your competition landing page (so late competitors will get an error instead of your competition page) and blocks some of the important post entries closed features.
When entries are closed you still have the ability to manually add new competitors from the competition “Competitors” page.
Click the “+ Add Competitor” button to complete a manual registration for the late registration. The registration process is the same as the competitors complete when the competition was open.