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Event Espresso: An Enterprise WordPress Events Plugin for Businesses

Finding suitable enterprise event management software can be a daunting task. There are a number of different factors you need to consider.

For example, you have to look for a solution that offers stability, has experienced developers, uses best coding practices, and has a knowledgeable support staff. In addition to this, you have to consider if your internal staff has the expertise to implement the new software and the costs associated with deploying it.

With this in mind, in this article, we’ll take a closer look at what features you should look for in an enterprise WordPress events plugin solution for businesses.
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Event Espresso: A WooCommerce Alternative for Event Ticketing

Finding the right event ticketing solution can be a challenging and time-consuming task. This is perhaps why many familiar with the popular e-commerce solution WooCommerce will resort to using this platform as a possible solution for selling event tickets.

However, WooCommerce is not designed as an event registration solution and that can impact your bottom line and your events in the long run. As an event organizer, you need a solution that offers features specific to selling tickets and managing your event registrations – like Event Espresso.
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On Their Calendars…On Their Mind

If you are an event organizer then your goal is to get on the calendar of anyone who is interested in your type of event.  To help with that goal, you can make your online event[s] accessible for people to add your event to their own digital planners, their calendars!  This will help you stand out among other events and stay top of mind as your potential guests make their plans.

Adding iCal download links to your event registration confirmation emails or making them available as .ics file downloads makes it easy for attendees to save the event’s details directly to their personal calendar applications. And, if attendees put your upcoming event on their calendar they’re more likely to attend.
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Why Do Events Require “Personal” Information From Attendees?

Why Do Events Require “Personal” Information From Attendees?

There are four main reasons why an event registration and ticketing website might collect personal information from attendees:

  • Providing better service or offering a more personalized event experience.
  • Getting an idea of what generates interest.
  • Sharing attendee lists with event sponsors and other attendees.
  • Contacting attendees after the event with marketing offers and related events.

Most event websites require attendees to provide personal information (such as contact information and billing information) to complete their event registration or purchase a ticket.

In this article, we’ll take a look at what personal information is and explore some of the reasons why event websites require personal information from attendees. (more…)

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Securing Your WordPress Event Ticketing Website

If you’re running an event ticketing business, you probably collect a lot of important information from attendees on your website. This may include:

  • Usernames and passwords.
  • Payment information (credit card numbers, bank details)
  • Billing information (street address, phone numbers)

As a business owner, it’s important to make sure your event ticketing website is secure and protected against threats. By doing so, you can rest assured that your website will continue to run without any hiccups and your attendees’ personal information will be secure.  (more…)

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How Much Does an Event Espresso Site Cost?

Ticekting Website CostAs an event organizer, you probably have a process in place that allows prospective attendees to register for your events. You might be asking them to download a registration form, fill it out, and mail it to you or scan it and email it to you, or you might be using some sort of hosted event registration solution on a subscription basis, like Event Smart.

While it may cost you a little bit more money upfront, having your own event registration website certainly has its benefits:

  • The website – and everything you publish on it – belongs to you.
  • It gives you more control and flexibility.
  • You’re able to extend its functionality.
  • Your attendees’ data is stored on your systems – not a third-party site.

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14 Recommended WordPress Tools for the Non-Profit Event Planner

As a non-profit organization, event planning can be pretty difficult. While the limited availability of funds doesn’t help the problem, a website with the right plugins can be the perfect, cost-effective workaround.

The good news is that with WordPress you can supercharge your non-profit website to organize events, accept donations, and manage volunteers. With this in mind, in this post, we’ll share some of the best WordPress plugins you’ll need on your website to plan, organize, and manage events. (more…)

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The Event Espresso Event Manager’s Guide To Gathering User Feedback On Unknown Issues

Technical glitches are part and parcel of running a website. Your event registration and ticketing website are also bound to run into a few issues here and there that could potentially limit its usability.

This can be especially daunting if you’re selling, say, early-bird tickets for a limited period and your registration form stops working. Prospective attendees wouldn’t be able to purchase tickets from you and you would miss out on sales.

When done right, user feedback plays an integral role in identifying and diagnosing issues with your event registration website. By doing so, you’re able to accurately track down the root cause of the problem and take appropriate measures to fix it.

In this article, we’ll share an effective framework that you can follow to get user feedback and uncover things that aren’t working on your site. (more…)

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Event SEO: How to Optimize Your Event Website for Search

Event search engine optimizationOptimizing your event website for search can help you rank higher in search engines, increase traffic to your event site, and boost ticket sales and registrations.

People will often search for an event they are considering to attend to get more information and make an informed decision. Showing up in their search results and getting them to land on your event website gives you the opportunity to showcase your upcoming event and convert visitors into attendees.

With this in mind, in this article, we’ll share some actionable steps that you can take to optimize your website or landing page for search engines. Before we begin, let’s quickly step through some essential event information that you should be publishing on your website. (more…)

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24 Free and Premium WordPress Themes to Use With Event Espresso

Themes to Use With Event EspressoFinding the right event theme for your WordPress website is important. Ideally, you want to go for a theme that:

  • Lets you customize your event website’s front-end to properly show your brand.
  • Delivers an intuitive user interface that improves attendee experience.
  • Features a content-first design that highlights the event’s details.
  • Can give you a professional look without being too complicated.
  • Is well supported by the theme developer.
  • Presents a responsive, mobile-friendly design.

In this article, we’ll share some of the best – free and premium – WordPress event themes that fit these criteria and are compatible with Event Espresso. (more…)

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