Integrate with PayPal for credit card payments for your events

Receive online payments for your event registrations using our event registration plugin and PayPal.

Event organizers like you trust Event Espresso for planning art classes, conferences, nonprofit events, workshops, and more! Use PayPal with Event Espresso’s event registration plugin so you can receive payments from your attendees for their event registrations.


Why PayPal?

Event registration form with PayPal
PayPal is available to event organizers in many countries. Create an event registration system with PayPal and Event Espresso and you’ll receive your payments up front as attendees register and pay online for their event registrations through PayPal.


Our event organizers like PayPal for its flexibility to receive credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal funds for their event registrations.

With a merchant account from PayPal, you can start accepting online payments securely for your event registrations using PayPal. Sign up for a new merchant account on and choose the business account. You can also call PayPal to get a new account here: 1-855-456-1338.


How do I get started with PayPal for my event registrations?


Are you currently using Event Espresso for your event registrations on your WordPress website? PayPal Express Checkout is included with Event Espresso! You can find PayPal Express in your WordPress dashboard (WP-admin)Event EspressoPayment MethodsPayPal Express.

Need a support license for Event Espresso?

Here are the steps to get started with Event Espresso and PayPal Express Checkout right now.

1) Join other event organizers who trust Event Espresso for their event registrations and purchase a support license for Event Espresso today

2) Afterward, you’ll be logged into your new account on and, a welcome email will be sent to your email address

3) Follow the quick start guide for Event Espresso to get up and running quickly with your events through Event Espresso and PayPal

If you need a merchant account with PayPal, then you can sign up for one right now on PayPal. Choose the business account. You can reach PayPal here for a new account: 1-855-456-1338.


Frequently asked questions about the PayPal Express Checkout payment gateway


Is a WordPress website required?
Event Espresso which includes PayPal Express Checkout is a plugin for WordPress so you’ll need a website running WordPress to use Event Espresso. If you don’t currently have a website, then then check out Event Smart where you can use event registration software with PayPal to get event registrations from your attendees.

How can I set up a recurring payment, payment plan, or a subscription through PayPal?
Recurring payments, payment plans, or subscriptions are not currently supported in the PayPal Express Checkout payment gateway. When an attendee pays for their event registrations with PayPal, they pay up front so, you receive your funds right away.

When I refund a payment, does it also refund through PayPal?
Refunds in Event Espresso 4 are currently a two-step process. First, apply the refund through the transaction details screen of Event Espresso in your WP-admin (WP dashboard). Then log in to your PayPal merchant account and process the refund.

Is an SSL certificate needed for PayPal?
A dedicated SSL certificate is recommended if you are accepting payments on your website.

Do I need to be PCI compliant?
Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) is required if you are processing, storing, or transmitting credit card data. Event Espresso recommends using a dedicated SSL certificate on your website.

View more information on PCI compliance from PayPal.


You are covered by our 30-day money back guarantee!

The PayPal Express Checkout payment gateway documentation can help you with questions like:

– How do I enable PayPal on my WP website once I’ve purchased a support license from
– What are some common questions about the payment gateway?

Check out the documentation for the PayPal Express Checkout payment gateway.

Still, need more help? Log in to your account on and get help from our support team today.


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