How is Event Espresso 4 different than Event Espresso 3?
Event Espresso 4 is very different from Event Espresso 3 in more ways than we can probably list/describe/remember — so you’re going to want to check out the Event Espresso 4 demo and Event Espresso 3 demo. In general there are several important changes to the Event Espresso 4 plugin, such as features, user interface, data structure, coding method and price.
Please note that no future development (except for bugs and unreleased features) will be done to Event Espresso 3. However, support for Event Espresso 3 will be an ongoing effort until we feel Event Espresso 4 feature development has outpaced Event Espresso 3. At that time (~2 years) we will begin phasing out support for Event Espresso 3 and focusing our support and development efforts solely on Event Espresso 4.
Event Espresso 3 to Event Espresso 4 Feature Comparison Chart
This chart shows an up to date comparison of Event Espresso 3 and Event Espresso 4 features. Features that are available in both versions are not shown here.
Event Espresso 4 development is an ongoing effort. Features will be added to this list as they become available.
Easy event management and ticketing plugin
Event Registration Forms
Sell different event registrations and multiple tickets types
Register multiple attendees through group registrations and collect information for each attendee
Sell tickets or event registrations to multiple dates for the same event
Smart Single-page Checkout
Sell tickets or event registrations online
Customize the event confirmation emails
Collect event payments through credit cards
Email attendees invoices for events to receive payments offline
Get offline payments for events with a pay by check option
Accept bank transfers for event payments
Integrate with Authorize.net for credit card payments for your events
Integrate with PayPal for credit card payments for your events
Integrate with PayPal Payments Pro for your events
Download event attendee reports for your events
Check-in attendees by scanning event tickets or looking them up with a mobile app
Create promo and discount codes for your events
Duplicate or Copy an Event
Register attendees manually through your WordPress dashboard
Collect event registrations and hold as pending review
Customize your event pages by moving the location of things around
Charge taxes like VAT and GST to your tickets and event registrations
Invite staff members with limited access to help manage your events
Restrict access to private events by password protecting your event pages
Event Schema Markup
Attendees can add events to iCal, Outlook, or Google Calendar
Set up a default event registration option or ticket plus tax rate that will be used for every event
See all attendees that have registered for any event through a contact list
Automatically add an event RSS feed for upcoming events
Keyword Rich URLs
Define Extra Meta Information
Protect your event registrations and tickets purchases from spam and junk registrations
Store attendee registration information on your own server
Set up default tickets that will be used for every event
A Community of Event Experts
Share upcoming events on social media websites like Facebook
Send payment reminders for invoices for your event registrations
List your events in certain event categories
Run a report from your WordPress dashboard to see income and revenue from an event
Give attendees the option of joining a waiting list when your event is full
Add event locations or venues to your events
View a list of attendees for an event and edit registrations
Event Espresso 3 to Event Espresso 4 Add-on Comparison Chart
This chart shows an up to date comparison of Event Espresso 3 and Event Espresso 4 add-ons.
Event Espresso 4 development is an ongoing effort. Add-ons will be added to this list as they become available.
AffiliateWP Integration [Event Espresso 4 Only]
Give your patrons an incentive to promote your events by giving them referral commissions!
|Attendee Mover Add-on Add-on [Event Espresso 4 Only]
Whether the attendee signed up for the wrong event, or you just need to make room for more attendees. The Attendee Mover for Event Espresso 4 makes it easy as possible to move registrations between events and different ticket types.
|Wait List Manager Add-on [Event Espresso 4 Only]
The Wait List Manager add-on for Event Espresso 4 allows you to automate the process of capturing wait list signups when your events sell out.
|Events Calendar Add-on [Event Espresso 3] | [Event Espresso 4]
Our WordPress events calendar displays events and categories of events in a nice graphical calendar.
|Promotions & Discounts [Event Espresso 3] | [Event Espresso 4]
The Promotions add-on for Event Espresso 4 adds powerful and flexible promotional pricing features to your website.
|Multiple Event Registration Add-on [Event Espresso 3] | [Event Espresso 4]
The Multi-event registration Addon gives your potential attendees the ability to register for multiple events at once.
|Printable Tickets Add-on [Event Espresso 3] | [Event Espresso 4]
Need a better way of checking attendees at the door? Use our ticketing add-on and mobile apps to validate tickets, check-in attendees at the door, and look really professional.
|Event App Customization Add-on [Event Espresso 4 Only]
Would you like to make the Event Espresso mobile apps look like your mobile app? Save tens of thousands of dollars building your own event apps and just customize the EE4 event app to make it look like your app
|Barcode Scanning Add-on [Event Espresso 3] | [Event Espresso 4]
Control access to your event by validating each printable ticket at the door. The barcode scanning add-on interfaces with the Event Espresso 4 admin and a handheld, or bluetooth barcode scanner, to allow event managers to scan Event Espresso 4 generated tickets at the door of the event.
|MailChimp Integration [Event Espresso 3] | [Event Espresso 4]
The MailChimp add-on allows you to auto-register attendees to a selected mailing LIST or GROUP within MailChimp.
|Infusionsoft Integration [Event Espresso 3] | [Event Espresso 4]
Infusionsoft’s all-in-one sales and marketing software is built to meet the specific needs of small business.
|Social Sharing Add-on [Event Espresso 3] | [Event Espresso 4]
Allow your registrants and attendees to share a message about their event registration on Twitter and Facebook.
|Events Table View Template [Event Espresso 3] | [Event Espresso 4]
The Events Table Template add-on provides you with an easy to use system that allows you to change the look and feel of your event lists.
|Events Grid View Template [Event Espresso 3] | [Event Espresso 4]
Displays events in a pure CSS grid like structure, using the featured image. Hovering over the image will display further information.
|Roles and Permissions [Event Espresso 3] | [EE 4.6 Core]
Include other staff in your organization to help manage your events. In Event Espresso 4, roles and capabilities can be managed using most WordPress Roles & Capabilities plugins, such as the Members plugin by Justin Tadlock.
|Recurring Events Manager Add-on [Event Espresso 3] | [Event Espresso 4 Sponsors Needed]
Put your events on autopilot by scheduling recurring events weeks or months in advance.
|WP User Integration [Event Espresso 3] | [Event Espresso 4]
The “WP User Integration” addon allows you to take full advantage of the WordPress user system.
|JSON API Add-on [Event Espresso 3] | [Event Espresso 4]
The Event Espresso JSON API add-on allows other applications (other websites, mobile apps, etc) to access your Event Espresso data through an application programming interface (API).
|Events Category Accordion Template [Event Espresso 3] | [Vote for this add-on for Event Espresso 4]
The Category Accordion template displays the categories in a simple list.
|Events Calendar Table Template [Event Espresso 3] | [Vote for this add-on for Event Espresso 4]
The Calendar Table template, is a list template with a bold date and customizable register now button.
|Events Date Range Template [Event Espresso 3] | [Vote for this add-on for Event Espresso 4]
The Date Range custom event list template allows your users to browser for events that occur in a certain date range.
|Events Vector Maps Template [Event Espresso 3] | [Vote for this add-on for Event Espresso 4]
The Vector Maps custom events list template allows you to display the upcoming events by location (there are four maps available: USA, UK, Canada and Australia).
|Social Coupons Integration [Event Espresso 3] | [Vote for this add-on for Event Espresso 4]
Did your site get featured on Groupon.com? Now you can easily accept Groupon codes to your events!
|Custom Template Add-on [Event Espresso 3 Only]
The Custom Template add-on is capable of displaying your event lists in a variety of exciting and interesting ways.
|Custom Files Add-on [Event Espresso 3 Only]
The Custom Files add-on provides PHP files that allow you to override certain aspects of the plugin.