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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 Smart vs Event Espresso: Which Event Registration Solution Is Right for You?

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.
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Should You Go Free or Premium for Your Events Website?

Comparing Events Made Easy vs Event Espresso: Should You Go Free or Premium for Your Events Website?

 

If you’re looking to offer online event registration and ticketing on your WordPress website, you’ll need a specially-designed tool. WordPress doesn’t offer any features to help you display events and sell tickets, but you can do those things (and more) with the right WordPress events plugin.

When it comes to WordPress events plugins, there is a range of options available. For example, there are simple free tools like Events Made Easy or Event Espresso Decaf, which make getting started quick but can be limited in terms of functionality. There are also premium solutions such as Event Espresso (premium version), which won’t come for free but will offer more features.

In this post, we’re going to discuss the pros and cons of going with a free or premium WordPress events plugin. We’ll also introduce two of the most popular options, and help you choose the right one for your site. Let’s jump in! (more…)

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WordCamp Wilmington, North Carolina 2017

Hey Event Espresso users in North Carolina! WordCamp Wilmington is happening the weekend of September 23 & 24, 2017.

WordCamp Wilmington 2017

If you want to learn more about WordPress, meet new people, and have a great time while doing so, then WordCamp Wilmington is the place to be. You might even get to meet some of the biggest names in the WordPress community, such as Peter LaFond, Ben Meredith, and William Jackson.

When is WordCamp Wilmington?

WordCamp Wilmington 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, September 23 & 24th, 2017!

Schedule

This year’s schedule looks jam-packed with great speakers, and lot’s of great sessions over two full days!

Follow all the happenings of WordCamp Wilmington on Twitter via the @WordCampILM Twitter page or the #wc_wilmington hashtag. We’ll see you there…and follow us on Twitter to watch for discounts to WordCamp Wilmington attendees.

Tickets and more information about the event, speakers, and schedule can be found here.

Find Me (Seth) at WordCamp

Since we’re sponsoring WordCamp Wilmington this year, I’ll be there all day networking and handing out swag.

If you’re going to be there, come say HI 🙂

I’m Speaking at WordCamp Wilmington

I am speaking during the business track, Sunday morning. I’ll be presenting about building a WordPress  plugin business from the ground up and how we won $40,000 for our business plan. Come check it out and learn about how we got started rocking the event registration and ticketing world with WordPress.

We’re Sponsoring – Come See Us at Our Sponsors Table

My wife and myself will be onsite at the event both days of WordCamp Wilmington. We’ll have a table set up where you can come talk to me and learn about our WordPress plugin, Event Espresso, and the company we built around WordPress. My wife will be there helping with a fun little greeting card project as well.


What is WordCamp?

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamp’s are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.

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Let’s Meet at LoopConf 2017

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! (more…)

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Website Weekend Los Angeles 2016

During Connect Week 2016, Website Weekend LA will bring in non-profits and organizations doing great work in the local Los Angeles, California community and pair them up with teams of digital professionals. Then over the course of a weekend, these teams will collaborate and build something amazing for their organization that will help them grow their outreach and positively impact how they contribute to the community.

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