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Posted: March 12, 2015 at 11:37 am


March 12, 2015 at 11:37 am

I can’t decide which version of EE is right for me. Hopefully you can help
I have a new 1 week long event coming up, with workshops every day which are able to be booked separately. I want to give a discount for multiple bookings.
Is this only possible in both versions?
I also want an employee have access to the payments and booking details on these events. He currently does not have access to WP. Can this be done in both versions?
Then I have probably a stupid question: My workshops have a lot of details on a post . Can I put all that in an event post, or should I write a separate post and link to that? But then the payment option is only on the event post, right?
I can give you a workshop sample post if you like.
I am also not sure if I need the calendar view option, or if the event list will be good enough. As I said, I will have 9 days of workshops, with different workshops every day. What will give me a nice overview for people to see what we all offer.

Thanks for helping me find the right version.


March 12, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Oh, and a waitlist would be necessary. Thats is possible in both versions?
I am exited to start using either one.

Lorenzo Orlando Caum

  • Support Staff

March 13, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Hi Regula, here is feedback on your questions.

The promotions/discounts system is available in Event Espresso 3. A discount for multiple registrations can be done by using the Volume Discounts add-on:

It works by checking for a threshold and then applying a discount based on those conditions. For example, apply a 15% discount when there are at least two registrations.

You could grant your team member access to the attendee details by inviting him as an admin in your WP dashboard.

You can create your event including the description and the registration form will appear below the description.

The events calendar add-on is not required to use Event Espresso. It is another way to present your events to your registrants/attendees.

We also have other layouts available as add-ons:

Waitlists are also available for Event Espresso 3:



March 13, 2015 at 4:02 pm

In the meantime I decided on EE4 though. I hope I can make it work with it. Because I got the impression that option is the future.
Do you think I should switch to EE3?

Lorenzo Orlando Caum

  • Support Staff

March 13, 2015 at 5:54 pm

Hi, we want you to use the product that works best for your project. Event Espresso 4 is the newer version of Event Espresso. We will be supporting Event Espresso 3 for another two years.

Waitlists and promotions are not available in Event Espresso 4 at this time. I would switch to Event Espresso 3 since that has a better fit for your needs.

Get in touch with sales via the email below and we’ll help you change support licenses:

sales [at]



March 13, 2015 at 6:35 pm

I run into another problem. I hope you don’t mind me asking here. Since it might be related to switching to EE3.
The WP SEO by Yoast is not on event posts. I did a custom plugin with these details, but it did not help.
Will I have similar problems with EE3?
function my_yoast_fix_to_add_seo_metaboxes(){
global $pagenow;
if ( in_array( $pagenow, array( ‘admin.php’ ) ) ) {
return true;
add_filter( ‘wpseo_always_register_metaboxes_on_admin’, ‘my_yoast_fix_to_add_seo_metaboxes’ );


March 16, 2015 at 3:03 am


I just tested that function in a site specific plugin with WordPress SEO 1.7.4 and it worked fine for EE4.

In respect to EE3, events are not custom post types in EE3 so plugins like Yoast will never work for them. It will work for Event Posts but these are different to Events and were added as a workaround for certain things, such as SEO, but they add a layer of complexity and admin.

Personally I would stick with EE4, unless you absolutely must use a feature in EE3.


March 16, 2015 at 9:34 am

I will stick with EE4. I feel comfortable with it already. And I just wait for some more add-ons.
Are you saying it might be another plugin that is causing that I don’t have Yoast SEO in the event post? Right Now I just do the event for the ticket, without event details and embed the ticket in another post with all the event details.
Do you see any problems with this solution, or can I keep on doing it this way?
Thanks for your help.

Lorenzo Orlando Caum

  • Support Staff

March 16, 2015 at 11:11 am

Hi, that solution should work since the WordPress SEO metaboxes loads in the pages and posts editor.


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