Stripe Payment Gateway

Accept online payments through debit and credit cards securely for your event registrations through Stripe.

Event organizers like you prefer Event Espresso for planning art classes, conferences, nonprofit events, workshops, and more! Use an event registration plugin for WordPress like Event Espresso along with our Stripe add-on to receive online payments through credit cards and debit cards from your attendees.

Why Stripe?

Your attendees will be able to register online for your events on your WP website using your event registration form with Stripe through Event Espresso and pay for their event registrations using a credit card. As your attendees register and pay with your event registration form through Stripe, then you’ll see the funds appear instantly in your Stripe merchant account.

You can have a new merchant account with Stripe in just a couple of days so you can start accepting online payments securely for your event registrations using Stripe.


Hello. I wanted to say that I’ve purchased Event Espresso twice now for two different organizations and have had great success with the purchases. Outside of photography, I also build small websites with WordPress as the CMS. I built two websites for two different martial arts organizations who host yearly seminars and tournaments. The plug in has provided a way for attendees to sign up online from both Canada and the United States with ease, and also allowed the organizations to easily manage payments, attendee lists, and many other aspects of the events. Thanks to Seth for creating such a great plug in, and for your constant support! – James Zedd


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

Are you already using Event Espresso for your event registrations on your WordPress website? You can purchase the Stripe extension for Event Espresso here while logged into your account on You’ll then see Stripe 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 Stripe today.

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

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 Stripe.

If you need a merchant account with Stripe, then you can sign up for one through the Stripe payment gateway extension. You can also register for a new merchant account on


Frequently asked questions about the Stripe payment gateway

Is a WordPress website required?
Event Espresso and the Stripe 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 get an events registration and ticketing website with Stripe and receive event registrations from your attendees.

Does my WordPress website need to meet any requirements to use Stripe?
The PHP mbstring extension, PHP json_decode function, and PHP curl_init function are needed. Your web host (WordPress hosting provider) can help you with these requirements.

How can I set up a recurring payment, payment plan, or a subscription through Stripe?
Recurring payments, payment plans, or subscriptions are not currently supported in the Stripe payment gateway. When an attendee pays for their event registration with Stripe, 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 Stripe merchant account and process the refund.

Is an SSL certificate needed for Stripe?
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 Stripe Checkout for processing payments through Stripe and, we recommend using a dedicated SSL certificate on your website.

View more information on PCI compliance from Stripe.


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The Stripe 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 Stripe payment gateway.

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

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