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Differences Between Event Espresso 4 and Event Espresso 3

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.

Questions? Let us know. You can download Event Espresso 4 Decaf for free, or download Event Espresso 3 Lite for free to get started.

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.

Feature

EE3

EE4

Feature

EE3

EE4

Ticket Selector (Pricing Option selector)
Choose one ticket or choose them all, either way we'll tell you all about each ticket.

 

Multiple Dates and Times Per Event
In Event Espresso 4, events can have many dates and times (datetimes) and you manage those datetimes from one single event.

 

Smart Single Page Checkout
The new Event Espresso 4 checkout process is faster and more intuitive than ever.

 

Event Check-in List
Generate a list of attendees and check-in those who have attended.

 

Promotional Codes
Incentives are important to selling-out an event within a certain timeline, or helping encourage people to attend that are more price-sensitive.

 

Tax Administration
Event Espresso 4 gives you several ways to administer taxes for your event and report those fees to registrants who purchase tickets. Event managers can administer taxes globally and on a per-ticket basis.

 

Restrict Access
Event Espresso version 4.5.0+, includes 100+ WordPress capabilities for restricting access to various actions and views in the Event Espresso admin.

 

Password Protected Events
Restrict access to your event detail pages and registration to only those with the correct password.

 

Event Schema Markup
Wouldn’t it be amazing if the event pages of your website performed better organically in the major search engines? Our Event Schema Markup, using Schema.org Structured Data feature may help.

 

iCal Download Links
Event Espresso 4 provides one-way integration with iCal-compatible calendars, including Google Calendar, Apple iCal, Microsoft Outlook, etc.

 

Default Prices
Create events fast by pre-configuring default prices to automatically be added to the default ticket.

 

Contact Profiles & Contact List
It's invaluable to know who your customers are and how you've done business together.

 

In-app Documentation
The best in-app documentation—and documentation systems—available for any event plugin.

 

Event RSS Feeds
Automatically update your readers with our built-in XML RSS events feed.

 

Keyword Rich URLs
Keyword rich url event pages is just one of the innovative things we do to help attendees find your events.

 

Default Tickets
Set commonly-configured tickets to automatically be created by default with each new event.

 

Staff Manager
Save time and stay organized by reusing staff profiles for multiple events or displaying their profile as a staff member of speaker.

 

Waiting lists
Never miss an opportunity to fill your event; have the confidence to add capacity.

 

 

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.

Add-on
Add-on
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.
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.
Ticketing 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

 

Questions? Let us know | Check out the Event Espresso 4 FAQ

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