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Required Ticket easy for attendee to overide

Posted: July 9, 2016 at 8:15 pm

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July 9, 2016 at 8:15 pm

I have a required ticket – I checked the link (This ticket is required and must be purchased.). However, if I select any of the other tickets (events – each ticket was put in as a separate event since they had different days/times for the conference), I can go to the checkout without adding the required ticket.

Lorenzo Orlando Caum

  • Support Staff

July 10, 2016 at 10:48 am


That will occur as the required ticket is enforced on the event-level. Setting required for one event would not affect any other events that you have created.

This is because you can use Event Espresso to manage a variety of events including free, paid, those with required and optional tickets, etc.

Try using the multiple datetimes and tickets feature to set those up under a single event.



July 10, 2016 at 9:29 pm

I tried to do this, but I am getting this error: You cannot add any more items….. because your servers PHP “max_input_vars” setting. There are 1400 inputs and the maximum amount currently allowed by your server is 1000. I am only half way through the list.


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July 11, 2016 at 3:17 am

Hi there,

max_input_vars is a setting on your server which usually defaults to 1000.

You will need to update the value set on your server to allow more inputs on the page, you can do this by adding php_value max_input_vars 3000 to your .htaccess file.

Or adding this to a custom php.ini file:

max_input_vars 3000
suhosin.get.max_vars 3000 3000
suhosin.request.max_vars 3000

Some hosting providers also allow you to change this value within your control panel, if you are unsure I would recommend contacting your host and have them update the value for you.


July 11, 2016 at 5:56 am

What is the maximum number of tickets for one event? Will it slow things down more than individual events?


  • Support Staff

July 11, 2016 at 6:55 am

What is the maximum number of tickets for one event?

It depends on your server mainly.

One thing to consider is the more tickets you create, the more tickets your users need to work through to select the one they want.

Will it slow things down more than individual events?

If you are creating an individual datetime and individual ticket for that datetime and have a high number of those then yes it may do.

How many tickets are you creating?


July 11, 2016 at 11:28 am

I have about 55. They are for different classes, different days, and different times of one-on-one sessions.


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July 11, 2016 at 3:50 pm

Wow that is a lot of options for one event. It’d be much faster loading, easier on your server, and easier for the user if some those are broken up into separate events.


July 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm

I was thinking the same thing. Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon events. We are also trying to make it easy for attendees to sign up. I will send them as separate inquiries so they have the correct title.


  • Support Staff

July 12, 2016 at 4:41 am

I would also recommend splitting these option up into separate events.

55 ticket options within a single event would be much more complicated for your users than separate events.

You could also use the EE4 Event Table View Add-on to display the events in groups (using categories).

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