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Ticket Selector Automatically Adds New Attendee for Paid Event

Posted: July 8, 2019 at 10:49 am


July 8, 2019 at 10:49 am


I have an event where the attendees not only need to sign themselves up to register, but also need the option to pay for specific special events at the conference. I currently have it set up where the registration and the special sign up events are both in the same Ticket Selector.

The problem is that whenever someone signs up for one of the paid special events, it also adds the option for a new attendee on the registration form.

I only need for them to pay for the special event, not add a new attendee everytime it is chosen.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  • Support Staff

July 8, 2019 at 11:41 am


One option you could do is not use tickets for specific special events at the conference and instead use a price modifier plugin to add those items during registration. Here’s a link to more information about the price modifier plugin:

The other option would be to only ask questions of the primary attendee. You can change the event so it only asks questions of the primary attendee by going in to edit the event, then uncheck the boxes next to the question groups under “Questions for Additional Registrants”.


July 9, 2019 at 9:34 am

Thank you. I have purchased the plugin. It is working. However, I have a follow-up question. I had to create two events in espresso for the same conference because there are some attendees that will not be required to pay, like guest speakers and invited guests.

On the event for these special guests, the primary attendee is free. The plugin does not work for free events. It will only work properly if the primary attendee signs up with a companion, which is an option on the site.

The primary attendee is registered, but otherwise no payment option displays for the special events that I used with the plugin.

My question is, is it possible to manually send an invoice to these guests in their registration confirmation they receive using the short code [INVOICE_URL] in the template?


  • Support Staff

July 9, 2019 at 12:27 pm

Yes, you can add the shortcode [INVOICE_URL] in the email template. Please note that it outputs only a URL so it’s recommended to wrap the URL with some html to make it into a clickable link.


<a href="[INVOICE_URL]">Click here to download your invoice</a>


July 9, 2019 at 12:34 pm

Thank you so much!


July 9, 2019 at 4:16 pm

One last thing. Where exactly should I place the shortcode in the template? I went to Message->Default Message Templates->Registration Approved->Edit Registrant and then pasted the code in the [Event List] section. It showed me errors to the template at the top of the page when I hit save. Where is the proper location?


  • Support Staff

July 10, 2019 at 2:41 am

The short answer is in the Main Content section.

To give some details, EVENT_LIST allows shortcodes specific to the event(s) linked to the registration and Invoice is not linked to an event, its linked to the transaction so it doesn’t allow the shortcode, also you wouldn’t want X number of Invoice links all linked to the same invoice if there were more than 1 event passed to the template.

All of the _LIST sections loop over all of the objects related to it and output the details related to that object when parsing the shortcodes so you use shortcodes related to that specific object.

If you click on the icon next to each section you can see the shortcodes usable in each of those sections.


July 10, 2019 at 7:37 am

Thank you. I appreciate your help.

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