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Wait List Manager Add-on Released for Event Espresso 4

The Wait List Manager add-on for Event Espresso 4 has arrived! Now you can automate the process of capturing wait list signups when your events sell out. Easily manage last-minute event tickets and provide standby ticketing for your customers and increase profitability for your events.

The Wait List Manager add-on is compatible with Event Espresso 4.9.47+ and available to purchase from the product page.

Wait List Manager Features

The Wait List Manager helps you with those pesky last minute cancellations and course transfers by allowing you to turn on a waiting list to fill those spaces, therefore helping you stay more profitable.

The add-on maximizes event sales by allowing attendees to partially register for a datetime or ticket that has sold out, but then complete the registration process later after spaces have become available due to a change of venue, additional capacity, non-payment cancellations, refunds and cancellations, etc.

When a registered participant of a sold out event cancels their registration, the first person on the event’s waiting list is automatically registered for that event and will receive email confirmation. There’s also a setting which allows you to auto-promote waiting list registrants if a space opens up.

How Does it Work?

The add-on helps event admins manage their event registrations and maximize event sales by allowing additional registrations to be created for a datetime and/or ticket that has sold out, but changes the registration status for those registrations so that they can not pay nor attend. If spaces become available (either due to cancellations or non-payment), the reg status for wait list registrants is changed to “Pending Payment” and the registrants are requested to visit the registration checkout page and complete the registration process.

Adds an Event Wait List Meta Box

Once the add-on has been installed and activated. You will see a new meta box in the event editor where you can manage the wait list settings for each event. Here’s an screenshot of the Wait List settings meta box in the event editor:

Event Wait List Settings

Event Wait List Settings

Display a Wait List Sign Up Button on Sold Out Events

If the wait list option is activated on an event and the event sells out, your customers will see a button that says, “Sign Up For The Wait List”:

Event with Wait List Sign Up

Event with Wait List Sign Up

Wait List Form Displays in a Modal Window

When a customer clicks the button to sign up for the wait list, a modal window pops up where the customer can quickly sign up:

Wait List Modal Window

Wait List Modal Window

Sold Out Events Are Closed Automatically

Once an event is sold out and the wait list is filled up for the event, then the button goes away and the event is marked as sold out on the front-end:

Sold Out Event Details Page

Sold Out Event Details Page

Managing Wait List Registrations

Waiting list registrations are easily managed right from your WordPress dashboard. Once registrants are added to the waiting list, you can easily follow-up with them or promote their registration to approved, pending payment, and more, if any spaces open up for the event. To manually promote registrants, head on over to the Registration List table filtered for the wait list:

Wait List Admin Overview

Wait List Admin Overview

Wrapping Up

The best way to experience the Wait List add-on, start saving time, and becoming more profitable, is to actually put the add-on to good use on your website.

 

Getting the Add-on

If you are a current Everything License customer, then the add-on will appear in your Event Espresso account. Otherwise, you can purchase a support license for the Wait List add-on right from the product page.

If you want to upgrade from the Personal License to the Everything License to get this add-on, and ones we release in the future for free, then contact our sales team and we’ll help you with your account.

Installation

The add-on installs like any other WordPress plugin, just upload and activate it via the WordPress plugin admin screen.

 

Documentation

Documentation can be found here: https://eventespresso.com/wiki/wait-list-manager/

 

Reporting Issues

Please report issues in the Wait List Manager support forums.

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Accept online payments with PayPal Express Checkout Smart Payment Buttons (with Venmo)

Payments through PayPal Express Checkout Smart Payment Buttons are now available for Event Espresso. Event organizers in many countries all over the world can receive online payments for their event registrations using PayPal. In addition to popular payment options like credit cards and PayPal funds, an attendee can now pay for their event registrations using PayPal Credit and even Venmo (where available).

Receive payments for event registrations through Venmo

Venmo is now a service provided by PayPal. By using the PayPal Express Checkout Smart Payment Buttons payment gateway, an attendee will be able to pay for their event registrations using Venmo.

With PayPal Express Checkout that is included with Event Espresso, an attendee is temporarily taken to a secure page on PayPal.com where they can pay with a credit card, debit card, or PayPal funds. With the new Smart Payment Buttons, an attendee or a registrant won’t leave your website. Instead, they’ll see a secure modal window appear over your website where they can pay and see a confirmation of their payment and registration right away. On mobile devices, attendees will pay on a page and then see their registration confirmation.



PayPal Express Checkout Smart Payment Buttons has several benefits over the existing PayPal Express Checkout payment gateway:

– Smart Payment Buttons will dynamically show extra payment options that are available like PayPal Credit and Venmo offering your attendees’ even more options to pay for their event registrations
– An attendee can now make an online payment without leaving your website even if they don’t have a PayPal account



Here is a comparison of the payment options available between the platforms:

PayPal Express Checkout
(uses the NVP/SOAP API from PayPal)

✓ Credit cards
✓ Debit cards
✓ PayPal funds

PayPal Express Checkout Smart Payment Buttons
(uses the new REST API from PayPal)✓ Credit cards
✓ Debit cards
✓ PayPal funds
Venmo
PayPal Credit

This means that your registrants and attendees will have more choices to pay and they’ll be able to pay even faster as compared to the existing PayPal Express Checkout. And PayPal handles this behind the scenes for you by using “your specific configuration and a buyer’s location and cookies.”

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New Third-party Add-on: Seats.io Seating Chart Integration

Introducing a new third-party add-on, Seating chart for Event Espresso 4.

The Seating Chart add-on for Event Espresso 4 by Aparna’s Codex integrates Seats.io and provides a feature to sell seats created in seats.io through the Event Espresso registration system.

With Seats.io, you can create a seating layout in hours (not days) using tables, chairs, podium locations, and more, via a drag-n-drop interface. Allow users to reserve a table or seat at your next event.

Getting the Add-on

The Price Modifier add-on is available on our Third-party Add-ons page or directly from the Aparna’s Codex website.

Support

Aparna’s Codex offers help and support for this add-on, while an FAQ is available on the plugin home page.

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New Third-party Add-on: Price Modifiers

Introducing a new third-party add-on, Price Modifier for Event Espresso 4.

Price Modifier Questions

Price Modifier Questions

 

The Price Modifier add-on for Event Espresso 4 by Aparna’s Codex provides new functionality to the question/registration form editor, which allows event managers to create pricing questions that adds an extra cost for the selected items to the total registration cost. Basically, this add on can be used to sell additional items with registration.

Compatible with Multiple Event Registration

The Price Modifier add on is also compatible with the Event Espresso 4 Multiple Event Registration add on!

Getting the Add-on

The Price Modifier add-on is available on our Third-party Add-ons page or directly from the Aparna’s Codex website.

Support

Aparna’s Codex offers help and support for this add-on, while an FAQ is available on the plugin home page.

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New Third-party Add-on: Easy Reports and Analytics for Event Espresso 4

Introducing a new third-party add-on, Easy Reports and Analytics for Event Espresso 4.

 

This new add-on allows website owners to display event analytics on the front-end of their sites, using a simplified and informative view for logged in Administrators and Event Admins.

Features

  • Event Analytics – Provides various parameters that you can set while creating an event and this plugin will analyze the numbers for you.
  • Simplified UI – The interface has been designed tactfully to display related fields close to each other with relevant information highlighted for you.
  • Real-time Updates – Monitor and analyze the behavior of customers in real-time.
  • Summarized View – Using simple graphs and charts, you get a user-friendly summary of registrations.

Getting the Add-on

The Easy Reports and Analytics for Event Espresso 4 add-on is available on our Third-party Add-ons page or directly from the WisdmLabs website.

Support

WisdmLabs offers help and support for this add-on, while an FAQ is available on the plugin home page: https://wisdmlabs.com/ee-easy-reports-and-analytics#FAQ

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Automated Upcoming Event Notification Add-on Now Available for Beta Testing

Woohoo! We’ve added yet another tool to save you time.

With the Upcoming Event Reminder Add-on for Event Espresso 4, you can easily automate upcoming event reminders to improve communication to audiences (attendees, volunteers, sponsors, guests, etc.).

Automated Upcoming Event Notification

Two New Message Types

The Upcoming Event Reminder add-on provides two new ways to send messages: before an event or before a datetime. Here’s an explanation of the two new message types that help make this happen. (more…)

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Infusionsoft Payments Now Available in Event Espresso 4

We are pleased to announce that as of today, Event Espresso 4 + Infusionsoft customers can now integrate with any supported payment options (merchant accounts) provided by Infusionsoft. This new feature, which is now included in the Event Espresso 4 Infusionsoft Integration, (as of 2.1.6) provides an easy way to connect with any Infusionsoft supported merchant accounts.

 

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Accept Payments for your Events with First Data Payeezy

First Data Payeezy is an on-site payment method for Event Espresso for accepting credit and debit cards and is available to event organizers in many countries.

This payment method uses the Direct API so your guests for your event will register and pay on your website. Card types such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover JCB, and Diner’s Club are supported.

Learn more about First Data Payeezy for Event Espresso.

Check out the documentation for First Data Payeezy which has information on getting set up.

If you need help with First Data Payeezy, then feel free to reach out in our support forums so we can assist you in moving forward with your project. Have an Everything support license for Event Espresso 4? Your account was automatically updated to include this add-on.

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Have You Seen Our Third-party Add-ons Page?

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.


Third Party Add ons for 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.

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5 Tips for Contributing to Open Source Software like Event Espresso

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.

5 Tips for Contributing to Open Source Software like Event Espresso Graphic

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. (more…)

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