We’ve been working hard on Event Espresso to make it work even better for your events. In this post, we’ll cover a handful of the improvements that have been introduced to Event Espresso over the past few months.
PayPal Express is now recommended over PayPal Standard
PayPal Express replaces PayPal Standard in Event Espresso 4. PayPal Express offers a similar registration experience for your guests and is more reliable than PayPal Standard as it does not use the Instant Payment Notification (IPN).
This means that payments are processed on a secure PayPal.com page, and then a guest is returned to your website to view a confirmation of their registration. You no longer need to worry about a possible delay that could happen with the IPN as payments are updated immediately after a payment is completed.
And you can continue to offer guest checkout with PayPal which means that your registrants/attendees can pay for their registrations without needing a PayPal.com account.
PayPal Express uses a different set of credentials than PayPal Standard and here is a step by step guide on switching from PayPal Standard to PayPal Express. Read More
From the administration panel to a fully functional event app in just a few minutes. Attendify is a truly exceptional, custom event app that makes building an attendee-facing event app a snap. The Attendify event app is a simple do-it-yourself tool that makes going mobile faster, easier, and more rewarding than ever.
Event Espresso is the best WordPress event registration and ticketing plugin available. We offer the most powerful features like a Messages Activity and Queue System that is not offered in any other event registration and ticketing plugin for WordPress. This powerful system makes sure your server is not over-burdened with sending lots of messages during busy event registration periods and allows you to view the status of messages, resend messages, and delete messages from the Message Activity list table. The Messages Queue system is just an example of our awesome features.
Have you seen our Third-party Add-ons page? If not, check it out! We have a lot of talented people in our community, so we created a place where they (you) can show off the products they have created for Event Espresso. Our Third-party add-ons page is full of solutions like Video Tutorials, an SMS Reminders add-on, a Learn Dash integration add-on, as well as themes that work well with Event Espresso.
If you are interested in adding your own plugin or theme to this page, you can fill out the application form here
, and we will respond as quickly as possible.
As we start planning for spring and summer events, we want to be sure you know that Event Espresso is your Event Ticketing System for WordPress. Whether you are hosting Art Classes, Car Shows, Conferences, Quilting Retreats, or any other event, Event Espresso makes it simple to sell tickets to each of these events – or all of them at the same time – right from your WordPress website.
With Event Espresso you can: Read More
Many good software developers struggle and become frustrated when contributing to open source software. That’s because the skill set required for contributing to open source software is different from that required for writing closed source software.
About three years ago we decided to put our flagship WordPress plugin, Event Espresso, on Github in order to facilitate community contributions. It has always been open source (meaning the code that runs it is viewable by anyone who downloads it), but that made it much more accessible for contributions. Since then we have received numerous pull requests (requests to have code added to it), but not all contributions were ready. The purpose of this post is to help software developers better understand how to contribute to Event Espresso, WordPress, or any open source software. Read More
Let me tell you a story about a small town quilting company that’s losing over $21,000 from Eventbrite fees, annually.
Starting as a Small Family Business
Modern Quilt Company (not the real name), and we’ll call it MQC for short…started out about ten years ago as a small family business in a small rural town. Employment was scarce in that small town, and local enterprise abandoned the city many years ago. Buildings were left abandoned, and the local infrastructure was crumbling, while many of the residents had to travel long distances to work, or eventually left the area altogether to find employment elsewhere.
The founder of MQC’s father, Greg, commuted an hour and a half to work each way as a mechanic at the local newspaper. He worked long hours and many night shifts to support his wife (Shauna) and his seven children. In 2008, when he lost a hefty portion of his retirement savings in the market crash and at a time when the newspaper industry was laying off people every month, his son’s James and Sammy concocted an idea to start a business that could help their parents towards retirement. Read More
Event Espresso is a WordPress e-commerce plugin specialized for online event registration and selling tickets. Just like any other WordPress e-commerce plugin, you have to convert your website traffic from an audience to a customer, or in this case an attendee. It takes work, at the right time you can convert Pending Payment registrations into paying attendees.
Lorenzo has a created a learning series titled 7 Days to a Better Registration Checkout
that covers very well how to convert website traffic into ticket sales or registrations. I’d recommend subscribing to that email course.
Have you heard of LoopConf?
LoopConf is an exciting, three-day event for technically-minded folks that want to dive deep into advanced engineering and development topics. For the second year in a row, they have invited a lineup of amazing speakers ready and willing to share their passion for WordPress with you.
With a speaker lineup featuring engineers from Automattic, WIRED, The New York Times, Bocoup, Disney, Microsoft, and so many other amazing and innovative companies, you won’t want to miss this fantastic event! Read More
Hello, everyone! We’ve recently launched a new premium feature in Event Espresso (as of 4.9.27.p) that allows your customers to filter tickets by date. If you have ever used the Multiple Datetimes Per Event feature when configuring your event to occur on multiple days, you know that sometimes there can be a lot of ticket options (one for each Datetime, etc.).
To make the process of selecting the correct ticket for the right day(s) easier for your audience, we have added a setting that allows you to turn on a date filter so that your registrants can filter available ticket options by date.