Braintree Payment Gateway

Accept credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal payments for your online event registrations with Braintree.

Event organizers like you choose Event Espresso for organizing events like conferences, nonprofit events, art classes, workshops, and more! With Event Espresso’s event registration system for WordPress and the Braintree add-on, your attendees will be able to pay online for their event registrations using credit cards, debit cards, or even through PayPal.


Why Braintree?

Braintree is available to event organizers in many countries. Create an event registration form with Braintree and Event Espresso and securely receive online payments for your event registrations through Braintree. You’ll receive payments to your merchant account with Braintree as your attendees pay for their event registrations with debit cards, credit cards, or through PayPal.


Our event organizers like Braintree for its flexibility to accept credit cards and PayPal payments through one payment gateway.

You can create a new merchant account with Braintree and in a few days so you can start accepting online payments securely for your event registrations using Braintree.


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

Are you currently using Event Espresso for your event registrations on your WordPress website? You can purchase the Braintree extension for Event Espresso here while logged into your account on You’ll then see Braintree in your downloads area in the lower right of your account page.

Need a support license for Event Espresso?

Here are the steps to get started with Event Espresso and Braintree right now.

1) Join other event organizers who prefer 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 Braintree.

If you need a merchant account with Braintree, then you can sign up for one right now on


Frequently asked questions about the Braintree payment gateway

Is a WordPress website required?
Event Espresso and the Braintree payment gateway extension are both plugins for WordPress so you’ll need a website running WordPress to use them. If you don’t currently have a website, then check out Event Smart where you can use event registration software with Braintree to receive event registrations from your attendees.

Does my WordPress website need to meet any requirements to use Braintree?
PHP 5.4 or newer is required. Your web host (WordPress hosting provider) can help you with this.

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

When I refund a payment, does it also refund through
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 Braintree merchant account and process the refund.

Is an SSL certificate needed for Braintree?
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 helps you by using Braintree’s Drop-in Payment UI for payment processing and, we recommend using a dedicated SSL certificate on your website.

View more information on PCI compliance from Braintree.


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

The Braintree payment gateway documentation can help you with questions like:

– How do I install the add-on on my WP website once I’ve purchased it from
– How do I set up the extension once I install and activate it on my WordPress website?
– What are some common questions about the add-on?

Check out the documentation for the Braintree payment gateway.

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

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