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Scoring 10 Popular WordPress Events Plugins vs Key Features

 

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WordPress is a powerful CMS because of its unique ability to scale to your specific needs. For example, by using a WordPress events plugin, you can accept registrations, sell tickets, manage attendees information, automate event notifications, and run email marketing campaigns on your event site.

WordPress events plugins can help businesses organize events and streamline and automate event-related tasks such as showcasing upcoming events, attendee tracking, collecting online payments. Planning events is also a great way to start a new business (or organizing virtual events) during the current health pandemic Covid19, when gathering in large crowds is not allowed or advisable.

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the key features you should look for in a WordPress events plugin for your event business. At the bare minimum, this should include event registration, ticketing or ticket sales, event calendar, and event marketing features.

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How Event Espresso Handles Ticket Fees, Refunds and Policies

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Before choosing an event registration solution for your business, you need to dig deeper to see how it handles ticket fees, refunds, and policies. Here’s why:

  • You have to be clear from the get-go with attendees about refunds and your refund policy if your business offers refunds.
  • The policies of some event registration systems or services can define (and affect) your refund policies.
  • The payment gateways you decide to offer will also have their own policies. For example, some payment gateway providers might not refund their transaction fees.

With this in mind, in this article, we’ll explain how Event Espresso handles ticket fees, refunds, and policies, and share some actionable tips and guidelines along the way.
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How to stay connected and still offer value to your event attendees

Event businesses all over the world have been affected by recent incidents that impact travel including a travel ban, a political crisis, and a pandemic disease.

This article talks about how these occurrences impact event businesses as well as event-goers around the world. We’ll go over some actionable tips and strategies you can implement to minimize the negative effects on your event business and steps you can take to ensure the safety of your attendees and staff members.

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Event Espresso Feature Highlight: Automated Event Reminders

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Planning and organizing an event takes a lot of work and it’s easy to lose track of the finer details – like reminding registrants about the upcoming event. The solution: Event Espresso’s Automated Reminders feature.

Automated Upcoming Event Notifications allow you to set up event reminders that will automatically be sent to registrants via email days before the event. This way, you can minimize no-shows, let registrants know about any last-minute changes, and share any helpful information that might help your attendees to better navigate your venue or event.

In this quick feature highlight, we’ll explain what automated reminders are in Event Espresso and how you can use them to take some of the work off your plate. We’ll also cover some different ways to use automated reminders and show you how you can set them up on your event website.

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Event Espresso vs. Ninja Forms for Event Registration

Choosing the right event registration tool can help you bring in more attendees, sell tickets, and ultimate increase sales. Fortunately, there are several WordPress plugins out there that can help you plan and organize successful events.

In this article, we’ll compare Event Espresso and Ninja Forms, two popular online event registration solutions for WordPress, to help you decide which one is right for your specific needs. (more…)

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Event Espresso vs Gravity Forms for Event Registration and Ticketing

The right event registration and ticketing solution can help you accept registration information from attendees while delivering a near-perfect online event registration experience for your prospective attendees.

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at two of the most popular online event registration solutions – Event Espresso and Gravity Forms – that can help you accept registrations, sell tickets, and collect information from your attendees.
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Use These 9 Simple Tips & Tricks to Take Your Event Page to the Next Level

If you want to make a good first impression on attendees, you need to have an engaging, informative, and visually appealing event page. Savvy event organizers follow tried-and-tested strategies to plan events that meet their attendees’ expectations from the very start and a helpful event page is a great place to start.

In this article, we’ll share nine great tips and tricks, plus a few bonus tips that you can use to take your event page to the next level and potentially increase registrations and bring in more event revenue.
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How to Leverage Pricing and Packaging to Sell Out Your Next Event

Settling on the right ticket pricing strategy can make all the difference between success and failure. Do it right and you’ll be able to sell out your event. But with the wrong strategy you could end up losing money.

While there may be event organizers out there that exclusively only use promotional codes to sell event tickets, it’s not always the best approach to event ticketing.

Considering the benefits that other pricing strategies – such as ticket bundles and graduated pricing – bring to the table, you’ll likely never want to rely solely on promo codes again. By using alternate ticket pricing models, you’ll be able to offer targeted discounts, sell more tickets, and improve attendee satisfaction.

In this post, we’ll start by explaining why your event ticket pricing strategy matters and then look at three different types of pricing and packaging strategies to help you decide when to use each option.

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Automating Your Follow Up Marketing with Infusionsoft

Choosing the right sales and automation software to replace your manual email marketing efforts is a great way to stay on top of potential leads, convert prospective attendees into registrants, and boost sales.

Considering the benefits of using a marketing automation solution like, Infusionsoft, you’ll never want to manually create confirmation and reminder emails again. In fact, by using marketing automation software, you’ll get access to all sorts of useful features like scheduling and sending marketing emails, managing registrant information, and using it to send personalized emails to your attendees.

In this article, we’ll share some actionable tips on how to automate follow up marketing for events with Infusionsoft. Before we begin, let’s quickly take a look at what Infusionsoft is and why you might consider adding it to your event marketing tech stack. (more…)

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Chat groups are dedicated communities where you can learn and share ideas with industry professionals, enthusiasts, and team members or even collaborate on projects together. In fact, web professionals and people in all types of industries use Slack, an online collaboration platform, to facilitate communication between internal teams, engage audience members, find community, and deliver value to customers.

At Event Espresso we are spread out across the globe so we use Slack for real-time communication with the team. Slack channels and groups can help keep you in the loop about what’s new and upcoming in the event industry and how you can better prepare for your.
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