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can users create their own event listings?

Posted: November 23, 2012 at 2:40 am

Luke H

November 23, 2012 at 2:40 am

Using Event Espresso is it possible for users to come to the site and make their own listings? For example if a person was having a party. The would come to the site, make a listing showing the address, date of the event and upload some images.

Then other people could find the event by searching for the suburb or postcode.

Is it possible to use Event Espresso in this way? Or is it only possible for admin to list events?


November 23, 2012 at 3:22 am


Using the Roles & Permissions Basic or Pro (ideally Pro in this situation as Basic will only provide them with admin level access) you can set registered users up to create their own events. There is an option with the Pro version to require the vents have approval by the Admin before being published.

There is no built in front end event creation. Some users have built a system where they are sent a form and the admins manually create the event for the visitor.

Luke H

November 23, 2012 at 3:58 am

Hi Dean thanks for your super fast reply.

“There is no built in front end event creation.”

This is the kind of functionality I am imagining. I would want a system where a user can come to the site, register an account and then create their event listing. It would be free for them to do so, or if they wanted their event to be ‘featured’ it would cost a small fee. Then, the admin must approve each event before making it live.

Then other users can come to the site and search by geographic location to find events in their area and surrounding suburbs.

Ok, so given that Event Espresso doesn’t have this functionality out of the box. Would it be possible for a developer to build this functionality into the theme? How major would that be?


November 23, 2012 at 4:16 am

Hi Luke,

To be honest, I have been running that situation through my head recently as well as it is a feature I wish to use personally for a site. It would I think be a fairly big modification, as though having a front end post form isnt anything new, integrating that system with EE would involve some digging into the plugin core.

However, one thing you said

a user can come to the site, register an account

means that you can add these people as an Event Admin using R&P Pro, and they can create events but from the dashboard rather than the front end.

You would need a plugin like S2Member or Members in order to allocate the newly registered person to the correct user role (Event Manager) but that is fairly standard. You can also use that system to incorporate membership fees

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