The right event registration and ticketing solution can help you accept registration information from attendees while delivering a near-perfect online event registration experience for your prospective attendees.
In this post, we’ll take a closer look at two of the most popular online event registration solutions – Event Espresso and Gravity Forms – that can help you accept registrations, sell tickets, and collect information from your attendees. (more…)
If you’re thinking of running a summer camp, you’ll want to make your sign up process as easy as possible by offering online event registrations. This makes it easy for parents to learn more about the event, register their kids, and purchase tickets in a matter of minutes.
In this post, we’ll explain what you need to do to setup an online registration system for your summer camp. We’ll also explain how you can do this using theEvent Espresso plugin for WordPress – an event registration solution that can help you streamline summer camp registration.(more…)
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…)
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…)
While there are plenty of free event registration platforms available, most of them include only basic management features. If you run a lot of events through your WordPress site, you might need the additional options that are available through certain premium solutions.
Premium event registration tools typically offer additional payment options, event calendars, and even attendee management and communication features. With a a small upfront investment, these platforms can save you a lot of time and energy over the long term. (more…)
What’s the best way to manage your event registrations in WordPress?
In this article we will compare two popular WordPress plugins for event management: Event Organiser and Event Espresso.
Promoting your events online is vital to ensuring that attendance is high. Running an event registration and ticketing website lets you make the key details about your events easily accessible, such as dates, times, and locations. However, sharing information is only one aspect of hosting a successful event.
In fact, you can actually use your website to manage your events – before, during, and after. As long as you use the right tools, you can streamline the process of attracting attention, selling tickets and registrations, tracking attendance, and much more. (more…)
As 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.
If your event registration form isn’t optimized for conversions, you could be driving away attendees without even knowing it.
Minor changes in the form’s design and layout – such as following the asterisk standard or grouping related fields together – can improve your form’s user experience significantly and simplify your registration process.
In this article, we’ll share some best practices for designing high-converting registration forms for your event. (more…)
Thanks to the efforts of our development team, sponsors, and support team, we have just released the Multiple Event Registration (MER) for Event Espresso 4.
What is Multiple Event Registration?
The premise behind this great add-on is that the easier it is for people to register for an event, the more events they are likely to attend. With the Multiple Event Registration add-on, attendees can register for several events at once and even add additional attendees to any of the same events–in the same checkout process. Additional attendees also get the customized registration form as the first/primary attendee.
The Multiple Event Registration add-on is super easy to use. Just install the plugin on your site, then the EE4 ticket selector and registration system is automatically updated to allow registrants the ability to add events to an “Event Cart”. Going forward, your customers will be able to add multiple events to their cart and checkout in a single, streamlined registration.
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Here’s a quick step-by-step overview of the Multiple Event Registration process:
Customers are shown a list of events to register for, in which tickets can be added to the “Event Cart”.
Customer adds events to their cart, then checks-out. Additional tickets can be added/removed in the cart.
Customer is taken to a single registration page for all of the events in their cart.
Customers can reuse information from the first form, across all registration forms on the page, or pick and choose which form data to reuse.
After the registration forms are completed, the customer is taken to the payment page to finalize the registration.
That’s it! The customer is registered for as many events as they want in one checkout.
If you’re not already using Event Espresso or Event Smart, there’s never been a better time to switch to a new and improved online event registration and ticketing management system. The tools available in Event Espresso and Event Smart are professional, fully-featured, polished solutions that make it ridiculously easy. (more…)