Today we would like to introduce you to Event Smart, a very special project that is more than five years in the making.
Event Smart makes online event registration and ticketing easy and more affordable, so you can focus on event management, rather than technology.
Without ever installing any software, Event Smart lets you: accept registrations and sell tickets online, collect payments and get paid directly, automate marketing, start a blog, or build an entire event website. You don’t have to worry about database backups, updates, or plugin and server security.
Event Smart is much more affordable than services like Eventbrite. Even if you are selling tickets, you can use Event Smart for free. You only pay for the advanced features you want.
Event Espresso Users Benefit from Event Smart
We are not abandoning Event Espresso in favor of Event Smart. In fact, the features, technology, and processes we build for Event Smart are improving Event Espresso in exciting ways. For example, in the next major release, Event Espresso 4.6, you’ll see:
- Better support for WordPress Multisite
- Event Espresso specific child themes
- New support for managing Roles & Capabilities
- More Add-ons
- Stripe payment integration
- Faster development and quicker releases
Continuing our Mission and Vision
Event Smart supports our mission and vision to:
- Give you the event registration, ticketing and management tools that maximize the success of your events.
- Become the world’s leading event registration and ticketing provider.
Each year, Event Espresso powers more than 250,000 events which in turn sell more than one hundred million tickets. That is a lot of events, and Event Smart will make it even easier to create awesome live experiences without being a Webmaster.
Congratulations and Thank You
Thank you for helping to make Event Smart possible, and for trusting us to make wise decisions with the software that finances the events that are a crucial part of your business.
Thank you to the WordPress communities who have been our advisors and advocates.
I personally want to thank and congratulate the Event Espresso team for their years of hard work, dedication, focus and friendship. We are making a difference in the lives of millions of people, one event at a time.
You can also follow the Event Smart blog for updates.