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Posted: September 11, 2019 at 6:58 pm


Richard Duncan

September 11, 2019 at 6:58 pm

Is there a conversion utility to move from EE3 to EE4 or is that feature built in?


Tony

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September 12, 2019 at 3:02 am

Hi there,

It’s built into EE4.

When you initially activate EE4 it will ask you if you want to migrate your EE3 data over, you have the option to migrate or skip. There are multiple migration steps so make sure you walk through them all and follow the on-screen instructions.

Note that EE4 is very different from EE3 in looks, how it functions and the internal structure, for those reasons we recommend running the migration on a staging copy of the site first in case any issues come up. Those issues can be ironed out on staging so you know what to expect when migrating the live site.


Richard Duncan

September 12, 2019 at 8:33 am

I am not so much concerned about differences in the admin area and how it works, but a client seeking more flexible ticketing features is considering abandoning EE for a different solution. Their deal breaker features are as follows.

1) Does EE4 provide a front end calendar feature like EE3?
https://www.comedyguys.com/defensive-driving-texas-classes/

2) Does EE4 provide a ticketing feature that allows selling multiple types of tickets per event and items like t-shirts, etc.?

They need to sell a ticket to each event and then multiple add-ons for the event.
In EE3 the user can only select a single choice from a drop of choices, but they need a cart style checkout so a user can pick and choose items along with their ticket.

3) Does EE4 support promo codes per ticket type (if multiple type supported) and/or per checkout total?

Any insights would be appreciated in case I am missing features or not thinking the implementation through enough.


Richard Duncan

September 12, 2019 at 8:33 am

I omitted one other crucial feature:

4) Recurring events are a MUST


Tony

  • Support Staff

September 12, 2019 at 8:51 am

1) Does EE4 provide a front end calendar feature like EE3?
https://www.comedyguys.com/defensive-driving-texas-classes/

Yes, with the EE4 calendar add-on:

https://eventespresso.com/product/ee4-events-calendar/

2) Does EE4 provide a ticketing feature that allows selling multiple types of tickets per event and items like t-shirts, etc.?

Yes, you can select multiple ticket types using the ticket selector:

https://eventespresso.com/features/ticket-selector/

T-Shirts are a little different if you add them as a ticket type you basically limit your registration options to per person as each ticket would require questions be answered on that ticket.

What we recommend for T-Shirts/products is to use to a 3rd party add-on called the Price Modifier Add-on available here:

http://aparnascodex.com/downloads/price-modifier-for-event-espresso-4/

That basically allows you to set up ‘questions’ on the registration form which add values to the transaction if selected.

3) Does EE4 support promo codes per ticket type (if multiple type supported) and/or per checkout total?

Not per ticket type no.

Promotions in EE4 currently apply to the Event. You can have a fixed dollar or percentage discount but it applies on a per event basis. If you have 3 events in the cart and a promotion that applies to one of those, the discount is applied to the total tickets selected in that specific event, not the cart total.

https://eventespresso.com/product/eea-promotions/

Any insights would be appreciated in case I am missing features or not thinking the implementation through enough.

Whilst I’d like to help, I don’t know anything about your events so I can’t give any insights into how it may or may not work for you.

I omitted one other crucial feature:

4) Recurring events are a MUST

EE4 does not officially support recurring events at this time.

You can manually create events and have events with multiple datetimes etc which you can duplicate to save a little time, but there is nothing like the ‘Recurring events manager’ for EE3 in EE4.

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