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Use These 9 Simple Tips & Tricks to Take Your Event Page to the Next Level

If you want to make a good first impression on attendees, you need to have an engaging, informative, and visually appealing event page. Savvy event organizers follow tried-and-tested strategies to plan events that meet their attendees’ expectations from the very start and a helpful event page is a great place to start.

In this article, we’ll share nine great tips and tricks, plus a few bonus tips that you can use to take your event page to the next level and potentially increase registrations and bring in more event revenue.
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Is your Payment Method Ready to Comply with the EU’s SCA/PSD2 Regulations? And what to do if it isn’t.

The Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) come into enforcement across Europe September 14, 2019. Although we’ve written about it before, we thought we should answer some questions about how this impacts  payments on your Event Espresso-powered website.

PSD2 is a set of new European regulations regarding payments, one of which is SCA. If your website does not meet the requirements of SCA, your European customer’s banks may refuse payment. The new requirements apply to online transactions where the issuing and acquiring banks are located in the European Economic Area (EEA).  

We’ll explain how to meet the requirements of SCA in order to keep accepting payments even after PSD2 comes into effect. (more…)

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Event Espresso Stripe Add-On Adds PSD2 Compliance

The Event Espresso Stripe Add-on 1.1.4 update will add compliance with Strong Customer Authentication (SCA), a new requirement of Europe’s second Payment Services Directive (PSD2). If you accept payments from European customers with Stripe, we recommend that you update and switch to using Stripe Elements before September 19th, when PSD2 comes into enforcement.

Keep reading to find out what is changing in the Event Espresso Stripe add-on.

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8 Reasons to Include Event Ticketing Technology While Planning a Conference

The event management industry has stepped into a highly tech-driven age with many useful innovations already on their way to becoming the norm. Adoption of new technologies is simplifying major event related tasks for all kinds of event management, including corporate event management

Corporate conference organizers and hosts are keen on transforming the whole event management process into a technology controlled system. 

One important aspect of corporate event management is ticketing and registrations. The days of traditional paper-based ticketing are long gone. Event technology has streamlined the process of managing conference registrations. For instance, online ticketing systems have eliminated the load of manual recording, processing, and arranging data.

Here are 8 reasons why you must invest in event ticketing technology when planning your next business conference. (more…)

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Eastern Division National Ski Patrol: Ten Years of Successful Online Registrations Using Event Espresso!

If you are searching for a way to manage registrations for your non-profit events and seeking to develop bigger and better event programs for your organization, read this story!

In this customer success profile, we learned more about how one non-profit organization has been using Event Espresso to manage their training classes, divisional meetings, and special programs for 10 years. Learn more about the National Ski Patrol (NSP) – Eastern Division’s journey and how they had started with just one little goal to “display events and courses on a website calendar” and wound up building an entire, and stand-alone, events registration website due to their great success with Event Espresso!

We thought it was appropriate to bring this story to you as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary! Read on.  (more…)

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Marketing Your Event: 10 Tech-Savvy Tips to Bring in a Crowd

Guest Post provided by:

Carl Diesing, Managing Director and co-founder DNL OmniMedia.

 

Organizations, whether they’re nonprofits, businesses, community groups, or churches, host events for all kinds of reasons. Reaching new audiences, raising money for your mission, or just giving your community a good time are all great goals for your organization’s events.

Regardless of why you’re planning an event, though, one thing remains constant – the need to promote it. If you’re unable to attract guests to your event, all of your team’s planning efforts may go to waste. For nonprofits that rely on events to raise funds that support their operations, it’s absolutely crucial that their events provide a return on investment. (more…)

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How To Setup Online Registrations For Your Summer Camp in One Day

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 the Event Espresso plugin for WordPress – an event registration solution that can help you streamline summer camp registration. (more…)

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Celebrating 10 Years of Event Espresso!

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 10 years since we released our original Event Registration plugin for WordPress! A lot has changed in that time, both for the plugin itself and for the WordPress community as a whole.

Now is the perfect time to look back over the past decade, and see how a little events registration plugin grew up into the powerhouse it is today. Join us as we dive into some history, in celebration of Event Espresso’s 10th anniversary! (more…)

Posted in WordPress, Development, New Versions, WordPress Plugins, Featured Posts, My Plugins, Open Source, Event Management, app, Event App, Ticketing Management, Success Story | 2 Comments »

EventON vs Event Espresso: Selling Tickets and Event Registrations with WordPress

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…)

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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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