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Add Text to the top of the Confirm Registration Page

Posted: June 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Melissa Schmidt

June 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm

So, the problem I’m having is that people aren’t noticing the “confirm registration” button at the bottom of that page, and are therefore not clicking it and finalizing their registration, and going to the payments page. I added some text to the top in the page editor so that it looks like this

<h2>Your registration is not complete until you click on the <i>Confirm Registration</i> button below.</h2>

<!– This text area is set automatically through the Event Espresso Application. This code MUST be here. –>

However, now that text appears at the top of the add your info page and choose your payment page, where I definitely DON’T need. it.

Is there any way to add this disclaimer to just that one page?

My site is

Click on any class to see what’s happening.



June 30, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Hi Melissa,

Adding content to the page that contains ESSPRESSO_EVENTS, will display that content throughout the registration process as that page is reused dynamically.

To add content specifically to the payment confirmation page, you will need to edit a template file.

if you copy event-espresso/templates/confirmation_display.php to wp-content/uploads/espresso/templates and then edit that file it will show text just on the confirmation page.

Here is a screenshot of where I would add the text in the file

Melissa Schmidt

July 3, 2013 at 3:08 pm

That worked, except now the page won’t advance when I hit Confirm. It just refills the fields to blank and won’t go to the payment page…

Melissa Schmidt

July 3, 2013 at 3:39 pm

PS: Here’s my code:

This is what I’m seeing in wp-content/uploads/espresso

There’s a templates folder (empty), but also a folder called “templates-2012-11-26-12-34-44” (where all the files seem to be) I copied confirmation_display.php from the “templates-2012-11-26-12-34-44” folder to the regular templates folder, and then the line of text shows up, but it seems to have broken things.

Jonathan Wilson

July 3, 2013 at 3:39 pm


Can you paste the code that you added to the template file? Did you copy the file to wp-content/uploads/espresso/templates?

Melissa Schmidt

July 8, 2013 at 7:59 am

see above…


  • Support Staff

July 8, 2013 at 11:20 am

Hi Melissa,

Since it sounds like you copied confirmation_display.php from the “templates-2012-11-26-12-34-44” folder, that’s probably what broke things. If you copy the version from wp-content/plugins/event-espresso/templates you’ll have a current copy of confirmation_display.php to work with that will not break things.

As an aside, you can skip the confirmation page and send them right to the payment page if you go into Event Espresso>General options and set the

Skip Confirmation Page during Registration Process?

option to Yes.

Melissa Schmidt

July 8, 2013 at 11:30 am

That’s the thing. There are no files at all in the templates folder, it’s entirely empty.

All the files are showing up in the folder called “templates-2012-11-26-12-34-44”

Do I need to rename the folder called “templates-2012-11-26-12-34-44”

Or move all the files to templates and delete the weird folder?

Thanks for the tip about skipping the confirm page, I’ll do that for now…


  • Support Staff

July 8, 2013 at 11:37 am

Hi Melissa,

The template folder dated from last year will break things if you rename it to /templates if you’re running a current version of Event Espresso. If the confirmation page isn’t working at all, then it might be an entirely different issue, unless the /templates/confirmation_display.php in the core plugin (located in wp-content/plugins/event-espresso/templates) was altered.

Please note that moving -all- the templates from the core plugin to /wp-content/uploads/espresso/templates is not recommended because this will cause problems after updating Event Espresso.

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