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Announcing Recurring Events and EE4 Beta Releases for Event Espresso!

Recurring Events Manager

Includes an Improved Date and Ticket Editor and Support for Recurring Events.

We are excited to announce that Event Espresso 4.11 core Beta and the Recurring Events Manager add-on Beta are now available in the pre-release channel. We can’t wait for you to check it out! We call on everyone in the Event Espresso community to explore, test, and try them both out!

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How do I use a WordPress Event Manager plugin?

How to Use a WordPress Event Manager Plugin

Events can be a primary part of your business, or perhaps events only support your business. But, as an event organizer, you can use your WordPress website to accept registrations, sell tickets, offer customer support, and run email marketing campaigns. You can organize in-person events, virtual events, or a hybrid of both.

WordPress event manager plugins help businesses and organizations manage events and simplify and automate day-to-day event-related tasks like accepting registrations, selling tickets, reaching out to attendees, and tracking attendee metrics. 

But how do you select the right WordPress event manager plugin for your website to help you to achieve all that?

In this post, we’ll talk about some of the key features you should look for in an event manager plugin for your WordPress site. These include creating event pages with ticket options, setting up event calendars, managing attendees, and sending event emails.

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Boost Attendance with Facebook

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Once you’ve planned and set up your event, you need to attract people to register for the event and attend. To make your event successful and profitable, you need to focus on boosting attendance. 

A great way of doing this is with the help of one of the most popular social media platforms, Facebook.

Facebook has over 2.7 billion users and is the perfect platform for getting the word out about your event. With so many users on the platform, you have a higher chance of getting people to register for and attend your event.

With this in mind, in this article, we’ll go over some of the best ways to boost attendance with Facebook. 

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The Top 5 Virtual Event Ideas to Replace Live Events

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With virtual events becoming a more popular option for companies, you need to come up with virtual event ideas that can help boost attendee engagement with your brand.

Many real-life events make for great virtual event ideas but this isn’t always the case. Some great event ideas (such as hands-on workshops or trade shows) still cannot be implemented as virtual events.

Since virtual events are more popular now than ever before, you need to think of ways to deliver a good user experience with the tools and digital environment you’re working with.

For this reason, you need to think of popular, trendy event ideas that can make for good virtual events that attendees will enjoy. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best event ideas that make for great virtual events. 

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Event Registration Tools: What Features Do You Need?

Event registration and marketing are tough. There are tons of small details in the event registration process that you have to work out and get right. Plus, the event registration data you collect from prospective attendees can get overwhelming really quickly.

The good news is that, with the right event registration tool, you can make the entire process much less complex. You just need to make sure you’re investing in the right tools for the job.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the features you should look for in an event registration tool.

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60 Event Planning Skills to Hone Your Craft

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Event planning and management requires a sophisticated set of skills. There are a lot of moving parts that you need to manage in order to pull off a successful event. Whether you are planning events on your own or as part of a team, you should cultivate a very well rounded skill set. In this article we discuss the specific skills within these categories that you will need to successfully plan your events: organization, creativity, leadership, communication, people skills, finance, marketing, customer service, technology, and sales.

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Event Planning Timelines: How to Create Yours

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So, you’ve decided to plan an event? Awesome! As experts in the field, we can tell you one thing for sure—when the excitement slows down, you’re going to start to feel the weight of the long list of things you need to do to prepare, no matter if the event is in person or running a virtual event.

Luckily, event planning doesn’t have to be hard or overwhelming. By taking the time to understand and map out an event planning timeline, you can set yourself and your up for event success!

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How to Promote an Event on Social Media

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Some people love social media and for some, it’s a sore subject. No matter how you feel on the topic, though, one thing is for sure—using social media to promote events is important if you want to drive great attendance numbers and sell tickets online. It’s the single easiest and most cost-effective way to get your message out, reach the masses, and scale appropriately within your budget constraints.

And while more is always best, it’s easy to get lost in the passel of different social media platforms and the need for different strategies for each. What we recommend when using social media to promote events is to focus on the core four—Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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Best Practices for Planning and Promoting a Community Event

A tight-knit community can be an incredibly rewarding thing to be a part of. It provides a support system, creates social benefits, is a great source of entertainment, and helps to protect the longevity of the group as a whole.

One of the best ways to build that camaraderie is to run a community event such as a festival, a fun run, car show, church event, etc. But turning an idea for a community event into a reality involves more than just a will to bring people together. With the right practices and tips, though, planning a community event can be fun and a rewarding experience for everyone involved.

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