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Pay to Multiple Paypal Accounts? (3)

Posted: February 6, 2013 at 3:59 am

Jason Christopher

February 6, 2013 at 3:59 am

Seth had suggested this was coming and may be available on a limited basis and alluded to it being a part of registration pro module add on…. i am almodst thinking of using a form plugin to actually collect payment for the event and then make the event free but include the payment value as a user meta value to and prefill event espresso with gravity collected data, just lose payment tracking? many people have requested this feature and while it may be counterprofitable – it is a needed feature, how soon can you get this happening in a win win scenario? there is no way for a non profit i can buy a spearate pro instance of espresso for every even – 24- 50 + events x $200

love the possibilities espresso offers…..just the one barrier – but note being able to route money to each event planner in the organization is a deal breaker

  • This topic was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by  Garth.


February 6, 2013 at 5:07 am


Yes this feature has been requested a few times now, and personally I am wanting to see it incorporated as well.

Event Espresso does have some other projects coming up, that this may or may not affect which is why it has not been worked on as yet.

I will certainly add your name to the list of people wanting this feature and bring it to the attention of Seth

Seth Shoultes

  • Support Staff

February 6, 2013 at 5:57 am

Someone actually did something like this using the event meta and a modification to the PayPal gateway. So if a certain meta key (alt_paypal_email) was present in the event details, then it would use the alternate email address, instead of the default PayPal email address.

Jason Christopher

February 6, 2013 at 6:30 am

can you elaborate on how that might work – (i would employ it immediately and use event espresso exclusively for event registrations – otherwise i have to use a forms plugin that allows to pay to more than one paypal)

where would you modify the paypal gateway and the meta key (alt_paypal_email) is that a created meta, and where or is it a standard variable- i do not own espresso yet and dont want to buy it just yet if i cannot be done, so i cannot test and i have limited info available to me.

Seth Shoultes

  • Support Staff

February 6, 2013 at 6:42 am

I will have to research it a little more myself, I just happened to remember this particular modification that someone reported a few months ago.

Jason Christopher

February 6, 2013 at 6:45 am

thanks – let me know when you find it…that would be amazing


  • Support Staff

February 6, 2013 at 9:29 am

Hi Jason,

This is something you can try with the free version if you’d like. Basically you can take the event ID and modify the template that displays the payment options like this:

<?php switch ($event_id) {
   case '10':   //assuming your first event id is 10
      { ?>
<form action...
//the rest of the button code for event id = 10
<?php  }
   case '11': //for event_id = 11
      { ?>
   <form action...
   // the rest of the button code for event_id=11
   <?php  }

I saw somewhere that Seth mentioned adding a filter so this could be used with the meta key and done more cleanly.

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