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EventON vs Event Espresso: Selling Tickets and Event Registrations with WordPress

Finding the right event management plugin to sell tickets and accept registrations can be difficult. While most solutions out there, like Event Espresso, offer core event features out of the box, others require you to purchase premium add-ons to implement basic functionality.

In this article, we’ll compare EventON vs Event Espresso in a six-step comparison to help you decide which plugin is right for you. Before we begin, let’s quickly step through the main features on offer with both plugins. (more…)

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Choosing the Right WordPress Event Calendar For Your Website

If you are a business owner or perhaps a marketing professional, you may organize and hold events throughout the year to attract prospective customers and engage them with your brand. Having an event calendar on your site can help you let visitors know your event schedule and allow you to display important event details.

In this article, we’ll start off by discussing what an events calendar is and why it’s important to have one. We’ll also introduce you to the Event Espresso WordPress event calendar. (more…)

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How Successful Event Organizers Use Feedback Loops to Grow Their Events

By creating feedback loops for your events, you let attendees, staff, and vendors know that their opinion is important to you and you take their feedback into consideration when planning future events.

As a result, everyone involved with your event will understand that your goal is to help them meet their objectives and will be more inclined to provide feedback that helps you deliver better experiences.

With this in mind, in this article, we’ll take a look at how successful event organizers use feedback loops to enhance event experience for attendees, staff, and vendors. We’ll also discuss some of the ways you can create feedback loops for your events. (more…)

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Using Open Source Software for Conference Event Registration and Ticketing

Deciding between open source software and proprietary software for conference event registration and ticketing can be a daunting task. As an event organizer, there are a number of factors you need to consider.

In this article, we’ll go over some of the main reasons why you should use open source conference management software to organize conferences for your business. We’ll also introduce you to an open source conference management solution for WordPress and highlight the key features it offers.

Let’s get started. (more…)

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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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