Accept donations alongside event registrations with Event Espresso

Donations can help your organization reach its fundraising goals by allowing contributions from guest’s that are attending as well as guests that cannot make it to an event.

For example, let’s say that you are hosting a dinner to benefit your favorite local charity. The cost of the dinner is $50 per guest, and you have spots for up to 45 guests. By introducing some fixed-price donation options, you can further raise funds so you’ll have these pricing options.

– Registration for dinner: $50 (required)
– Donation for $50
– Donation for $100
– Donation for $250

With the options above, a guest that is attending can donate in addition to choosing the required registration option.

Variable donation options are not yet supported, and you can create fixed-price options. Vote for this feature here.

There are two ways to handle donations in Event Espresso.

1) The donations can be created as extra pricing options through the event editor and be connected to their own date time, so they don’t affect the limit of the dinner

2) You can create a separate event that handles registrations for donations only. Then you can include a link to the donation-only event in the original event’s description. You can even create a custom registration approved email that asks for donations after a guest has registered.

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How to get professional conference badges with QR codes

You can design custom name badges for your upcoming event and get them shipped or print them yourself. This guide shows how to get attendee data from Event Espresso and import that data into an online badge creation tool available from These badges can even include QR-codified data so you can scan the badges with Event Espresso-compatible mobile apps to check-in people at the event’s entrance!

Get the attendee data from Event Espresso

  1. Go to Event Espresso > Events and click the link to view the registrations for the event
  2. Click the CSV Report button and download the generated report to your computer
  3. Open the CSV report in a spreadsheet application
  4. Delete the columns that contain data that will not be displayed on the name badges
  5. Export the spreadsheet to an Excel file

Import the attendee data and design your badge

  1. Go to and open an account (or log in)
  2. Click + New Event from Excel and upload your spreadsheet file
  3. Match your spreadsheet columns with your attendee info
  4. Choose a product, badge size, and theme
  5. Use the badge builder to add your logo, static text, and attendee data
  6. If you’re planning on using the ticketing apps you can QR Codify the Unique Registration code field
  7. Preview and Checkout
Need more ideas and tips for designing your event’s name badges? Check out this name badge design guide.

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2017 Changelog Archive

November 29, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.53.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix undefined variable in EED_Core_Rest_Api::maybe_notify_of_basic_auth_removal()
  • Fix Catchable fatal error:
    Argument 2 passed to EED_Messages::payment() must be an instance of EE_Payment, null given in EED_Messages.module.php on line 458
  • Fix broken EE_Post_Content_Field and EE_Simple_HTML_Field sanitization
  • Add core filter for Event Customization app to hook into

November 28, 2017

iPay88 Payment Method 1.0.2.p


  • Add support for Indonesia
  • Filter order description method

November 21, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.52.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix change timezone from UTC persistent notice
  • Fix Datetime offset tool redirect on sites with subdomains
  • Fix question editor not saving changes
  • Improve modal centering for small screens

November 16, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.51.p

Bug fixes:

  • Ensure nag notice message is set when redisplaying existing notice
  • Don’t show the payment method was automatically deactivated messaging to subscribers
  • Fix possible runaway ee_transient_schedule and ee_ssn_* and ee_shc_* transients
  • Make question type categories more accessible
  • Fix argument 1 passed to EEH_Line_Item::delete_all_child_items() must be an instance of EE_Line_Item, null given


  • Improve EE_Registrations_incoming_data so that convert_data_for_persistent_storage receives (and validates) IDs instead of objects

November 8, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.50.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix issue where some expired session transients are not deleted
  • Fix unclosed anchor tag in event editor for duplicator button link
  • Fix Fatal Error:
    Call to a member function execute() on boolean in EED_Messages.module.php
  • PayPal Express: Pass Line Item details in DoExpressCheckoutPayment API call
  • Improve session expiry error messages
  • Add extra check for compatibility before migrating tables to utf8mb4
  • Add warning before resetting DB tables from EE Maintenance page


  • Update messaging shown in registration checkout if an event is full and a guest is trying to pay
  • Change use of esc_sql() in
    to use $wpdb-prepare() instead
  • Improve Datetime Offset tool
  • When clicking valid shortcode, add it to the related field (newsletter composing)
  • Update UXIP link to use HTTPS

October 19, 2017

QuickBooks payment method 1.0.2.p

  • Add trailing slash on root URL used with redirect_uri

October 18, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.49.p


  • Add [RECIPIENT_EDIT_REGISTRATION_LINK] shortcode to available newsletter template shortcodes
  • Fix auto-demotion of registrations to Wait List

October 13, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.48.p

Bug fixes:

  • Remove spaces between HTML tags when creating PDFs through DOMPDF
  • Fix REST API unit test failures and endpoint query filtering due to changes in WordPress 4.9
  • Check for mb_strcut before attempting to use it
  • Error proof method in EE_Capabilities where the assumption is made that a site has any of the default roles
  • Fix messages system bulk option ‘Generate and send’ not sending messages
  • Revisit – Improve display of sub line items on Payment Options step
  • Fix duplicate cache keys being generated in


  • Add a shortcode for the TXN ID returned from the gateway to the payment received messages

October 11, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.47.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix opening and closing div mismatch on SPCO return to Payment options page
  • Restore setting transactions to Abandoned transaction status
  • Fix form help text container appearing in form markup despite there being no help text
  • Don’t load trashed registrations when processing messages
  • Fix forms system output before multiple choice checkbox html
  • Fix issue where abandoned registrations keep reserved tickets
  • Fix bug with the default generation of EE_Message_Addressee objects for address context within EE_message_type
  • Fix issue where email field is blank after saving invalid email address in the admin
  • Fix issue where ticket/datetime cloner copies over the ticket’s/datetime’s reserved count
  • Fix issue where bullhorn action does not track batch messages
  • Fix permanent delete events action
  • Fix usage of deprecated WP_User::_init_caps in tests (and code)
  • Fix single context message generation for messages
  • Fix failing test case in EE_Registration_Processor_Test
  • Fix generating preview for registration type messages creating entries in the message activity list table
  • Fix transaction event revenue report sub-query
  • Convert all uses of do_action() to do_action_ref_array() where arrays of objects are passed as the first parameter
  • Include proper default where conditions for transaction query
  • Fix failing unit test due to Daylight Savings Time
  • Use prefixed clearfix html class for the [ESPRESSO_EVENTS] shortcode’s pagination element
  • PayPal Express order description: Use mb_strcut() instead of substr()
  • Fix HTML entities shown in CSV column headers
  • Move BN field in PayPal Express to the DoExpressCheckout parameter
  • Fix issue with filtered CSV reports where some registrations are replaced with another registration from the same transaction
  • Fix support link in plugin description


  • Configure PSR-4 Autoloader before bootstrapping Event Espresso
  • Add ability to make admin notices dismissible
  • Add new updateStatusBasedOnTotalPaid() method and call when copying registrations
  • Create new Context DTO class as a standardized way of passing along contextual knowledge when performing an action
  • Add ContextChecker Class
  • Tweak EE_Attendee::full_name() to only add space between first and last names if both exist
  • Add filter for where conditions on query for question groups for the question group meta boxes in the event editor
  • Add filter on default value for EE_Base_Class::get_extra_meta so that plugins can override what the default is for a meta key
  • Improve after_registration method on EE_Register_Addons so that it is delayed a bit from being called until after client code has a chance to deregister an add-on
  • Display form-wide errors

Updates to core to add support for waitlist add-on:

  • Add getter for $iframe property to DisplayTicketSelector
  • Fix error on finalizing registration when the visit should automatically demote all pending registrations in a group to the waitlist from pending payment
  • Fix form generation when multiple FormHandlers are on the same page
  • Improve Checkout response for Wait List registrants

Merged pull requests from Github:

September 11, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.46.p

Bug fixes:

  • Use Event Espresso version when registering admin stylesheets
  • Fix incorrect count returned by EE_Event::spaces_remaining() when there are two tickets attached to one datetime that has a registration limit
  • Display all ticket selector content when retrieved via AJAX requests
  • Fix issue where icon for check-in status not displaying correctly for toggled check-ins
  • Fix HTML/CSS class change on registration form questions
  • Fix Fatal error that occurs when deactivating Payment Method addons
  • Fix issue where simple ticket selector ignores minimum ticket capability
  • Add LoaderFactory
  • Fix Fatal error: Function name must be a string (when server has PHP 5.3)
  • Fix Reset Capabilities tool so it re-adds ee_payment_method_{pm_name} capabilities
  • Add Cache control parameter to LoaderDecoratorInterface
  • Fix issue where JSON linked data schema formatting overrides date and time formats used elsewhere
  • Don’t unset non-object values when resetting EE_Registry
  • Fix Front end Maintenance Mode so site admins can access events on the front end
  • Fix Bulk actions: ‘Set Registrations to Not Approved’ action
  • Don’t set MIME version in email headers
  • Fix EE add-on menu depending on capabilities for display not displaying after initial activation of add-on adding those capabilities
  • Fix missing bulk actions on Filtered by Event check-in list table view
  • Don’t grant meta capabilities (e.g. ee_edit_event) to a role
  • Fix exception thrown when using the contacts ‘Move to trash’ bulk action
  • Fix <code> tags displayed in messages settings
  • Fix issue where some shortcode assets are not loaded on private pages/posts
  • Only set the timezone on the model from the model object during
    EEM_Base::instantiate_from_array_or_object for EEM_Event
  • Fix EE_Line_Item::recalculate_total_including_taxes() for cloned line items generated by
  • EE4 REST API: Avoid notice thrown when using [ESPRESSO_EVENT_ATTENDEES] in an events description
  • Fix Integration Test expectations in phpunit test cases for REST endpoints


  • Allow authenticated users to insert data using the REST API
  • Optimize/speed up creation of EE4 model objects
  • Add a [VENUE_META] shortcode to the message templates
  • Move checkin status constants to EE_Checkin class
  • Extract all WP_Admin_Bar related logic from EE_System into new application and domain services
  • Inject the new Loader class (and other dependencies) into EE_System and use for loading classes
  • Instantiate ShortcodesManager using LoaderFactory::getShared()
  • Add ModelFieldFactory class
  • Refactor EE_Request_Handler::is_set() and get() to drill down and find request parameters nested deeper than the top level of the request parameter array
  • Add user interface toggle for turning on or off messages contexts
  • Add new messages shortcode for generating the url to the venue details page
  • Display friendly error message when there is no active payment method in
  • Add filter hook to question groups query in
  • Add filter hook to query getting questions for a question group found in
  • Add cc: field to email message templates
  • Add helper method to EEH_URL for removing specified query parameters from the
    current_url result
  • Modify EE_Register_Shortcode to handle registering shortcodes in the newer shortcode system
  • Add more information to the single check in record view
  • Add notice warning about upcoming changes impacting those using a UTC offset for datetimes
  • Add link to front end reg_url_link from the transactions admin list page
  • Automatically delete any related esp_extra_meta records when an EE_Entity is permanently deleted
  • Simplify EEM_Base::delete_permanently to actually know which model objects are getting deleted
  • Add “step” attribute to EE_Number_Input_Display_Strategy and do validation of incoming values
  • Convert EEM_Change_Log::Log_Type field to a Text Field so there is more flexibility for the types that can be used

September 6, 2017

Payment Methods Pro 1.0.1.p

  • Change hook used to check if MER is activated and de-activate
  • Don’t use currency payment method model

August 24, 2017

Espresso Grid View 1.2.4.p

  • Allow viewing event info on mobile devices
  • Allow add-on to load different custom templates

August 22, 2017

Espresso Calendar 3.2.11.p

  • Filter the registration button html to allow for custom register now buttons
  • Allow multiple categories at the same time with a single ESPRESSO_CALENDAR shortcode
  • Allow the use of parent categories within the calendar

August 3, 2017

Event Espresso Ticket Scanning add-on 1.0.11.p


  • Fix incorrect capability check used for Barcode Scanner functionality
  • Include private events in scanner ui event drop down

July 26, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.45.p

Bug fixes:

  • Don’t return early from save() for unchanged objects with non-int IDs, and fix creation of Status objects in unit tests
  • Remove unused bulk actions dropdown menu from default message templates admin page
  • Fix issue where duplicating an event does not copy over Featured image, page template selection, custom message templates
  • Fix phpunit tests running on phpunit 6.1+ for PHP7 and PHP7.1 in
  • Use constant for DOMPDF_DEFAULT_PAPER_SIZE instead of hardcoded value
  • Fix issue where select Ajax Mode REST Input doesn’t actually accept normal query params
  • Fix WP_Query args stripped out of EventListQuery


  • Improve to EE_Base_Class::save()’s use of $_has_changes property
  • Improve Custom_Messages_Template_List_Table by extending

July 19, 2017

EE4 Promotions 1.0.11.p

  • Don’t run additional logic in main addon class used for addon registration
  • Add [PROMOTIONS_USED] shortcode to transaction based message shortcodes
  • Filter the event names within the ‘Promotion applies to…’ metabox
  • Update the [ESPRESSO_PROMOTIONS] shortcode description text

July 17, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.44.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix issue where event duplicator duplicates an event’s datetime ticket reserved count
  • Fix issue where Country Settings page is giving no feedback when changing the settings
  • Fix issue where localized data objects are output twice
  • Fix Uncaught ReferenceError: ee_dismiss is not defined JavaScript error when dismissing an EE admin notification
  • Allow archived tickets (that have no registrations) to be deleted
  • Fix PHP notices that occur when saving settings on Event Espresso > Events > Templates
  • Fix dependencies for PostRelatedCacheManager
  • Fix usage of venue-related strings when calling
  • Fix undeclared variable in
  • Fix issue where the CSV file gets removed from the server before Chrome can download the file
  • Fix issue where clicking the “Move to Trash” link on an auto draft event/venue does not remove the post


  • Create interfaces for “tagging” classes as singletons with a reset() method, and for classes that do not store blog or request specific state
  • Rename ConstantsAbstract to DomainBase and add Domain class to core
  • Create LoaderFactory
  • Add new actions and filter hooks
  • Refactor some methods that calculate tickets sold and/or remaining
  • Refactor the dropdown filter that displays registration statuses on the Registrations Admin list table
  • Update Dependency Map
  • Add filter on Extend_Registration_Form_Admin::_email_validation_settings_form for section proper subsections so the output can be modified
  • Add new action in duplicate event logic to hook in when other related items are being duplicated
  • Add timestamp display to registration checkins list table
  • Add clarification to the Reset/Delete Data page to inform that Event Category Terms will not be deleted

June 28, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.43.p

Bug fixes:

  • Enqueue espresso_default.css when EE upcoming events widget is displayed
  • Avoid: openssl_cipher_iv_length() [function.openssl-cipher-iv-length]: Unknown cipher algorithm warnings
  • Avoid conflicts with plugins that optimize script loading
  • Load deprecated EE_Event_List_Query class for backwards compatibility
  • Fix issue where displayed Subtotal of ticket price gets rounded to the nearest dollar in the admin
  • Make sure EventEspresso\core\services\assets\Registry is loaded as cached so it gets set on the AssetsRegistry property in EE_Registry
  • Improve default experience for Decaf messages where date time name and description shortcodes are used
  • Fix Multi-status summary message type so it sends messages only if there are multiple registration statuses
  • Fix “Move to Trash” link within any EE CPT editor (event, venue, person, attendee/contact)
  • Make admin registration list more responsive for small screens
  • Don’t cache ticket selector and attendee shortcodes
  • fix TableManager::dropTables() where multiple EE models use the same EE table


  • Improve display of sub line items on Payment Options step
  • Add filter for AdminOptionsSettings generated form sections
  • Add filter hook to allow changing the registrations search query
  • Add a Select Timezone in the Timezone admin alert

June 15, 2017

Braintree 1.0.6
Bug fixes and Enhancements:

  • Don’t run additional logic in main addon class used for addon registration
  • Update Braintree SDK and add additional filter hooks
  • Remove the accepted message

June 14, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.42.p

Bug fixes and Enhancements:

  • Fix issue where returning from an off-site gateway results in a blank screen on servers that don’t have output_buffering set to On
  • Fix undefined index/invalid argument warning from Messages class when messages are set to send on same request
  • Allow custom message templates to be used if all events in the cart are set to use the same custom message template

June 11, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.41.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix missing space between attributes and missing attribute closing bracket in event editor inputs
  • Fix broken pagination in ESPRESSO_EVENTS shortcode output


  • Remove link to sign up for Mijireh account
  • Deprecate EEM_Currency_Payment_Method and EE_Currency_Payment_Method, and no longer insert rows into esp_currency_payment_method when activating new payment methods or during the 4.6 migration.

June 8, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.40.p

Bug fixes:

  • Paypal Express – treat SuccessWithWarning as success, so duplicate requests are treated as success
  • Fix Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in
    core/helpers/EEH_Event_View.helper.php on line 59
  • Fix timeout on Maintenance page system info
  • Fix issues with EE_Config
  • Add fix for themes that don’t call get_header()
  • Don’t cache Ticket Selector shortcode’s output
  • Fix PHP Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Class EE_Event_List_Query not found


  • Update credits tab
  • Initial file cleanup for event editor classes
  • Simplify enqueueing of assets in EE_System and other core classes

May 30, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.39.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix issue where success notices are not showing for triggering resend of messages
  • Remove usage of mcrypt as it has been deprecated in PHP7.1
  • Bump the_content filter priorities back up to what they were originally
  • Fix open and closing div tag mismatch in the Ticket Selector that occurs with Expired tickets
  • Get current form step and make sure it is displayable before attempting to display progress steps
  • If event has default reg status of Not Approved, then don’t display info on it, unless there are registrations for it that are returning to pay
  • Add is_object() check in LooseCollection::add() method
  • Add new state form: Use EE_Div_Per_Section_Layout() instead of EE_No_Layout() so that validation errors appear in the correct location
  • Fix Batch message button’s selected registration count
  • Fix issue where Registration Multi-status Summary messages do not get triggered
  • Fix backticks found in links for Custom Message Templates
  • Fix resetting of EE_Error notices in Extend_General_Settings_Admin_Page
  • Fix the messages [QUESTION] shortcode value returned now being wrapped in <p> tags
  • Add check for iconv() before converting characters in Authnet AIM fields
  • When no response is received from AIM, give a more helpful message
  • Fix array to string conversion EE_Text_Normalization.strategy.php on line 38 when manually applying a payment/refund
  • Fix the invoice payment method default ‘Confirmation Text’ string
  • Set PayPal Pro’s order description field’s limit to 127 characters


  • Don’t instantiate models just to map meta caps
  • Add Benchmark class for testing loading and execution times
  • Don’t use post shortcodes array for tracking but instead load resources dynamically
  • Allow Closures for dependency loaders and allow aliases for specific classes
  • Add Command Factory
  • Add ability to execute Commands from within CommandHandlers
  • Add new shortcode [GOOGLE_MAPS_URL] that will return the url to the Google map
  • Add show_title parameter for the [ESPRESSO_EVENTS] shortcode
  • Registrations CSV – Force phone number to display as text within Excel
  • EE4 data deletion: Add clarification to explain what it does with add-ons

May 2, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.38.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix conditional to avoid Cannot use object of type WP_Error as array
  • Restore SPCO form validation message box
  • Change database field limits to allow more decimal places for line item and transaction totals
  • In EE_Transaction primary_registration method get all primary registrations and look for one that isn’t canceled, or just return first item found
  • Fix behaviour of add-on message types so that active state is preserved across deactivations/de-registration and reactivation/registration of the add-on
  • Add tooltip to Rsrvd field
  • Fix PHP notice for EE4 Decaf Plugin Update Engine
  • Add check for slug field for Plugin Update Engine client
  • Fix broken inputs in mobile Datetime and Ticket editor
  • REST API: Filter out shortcodes within the Event Description field
  • Make sure EEH_Activation::delete_all_espresso_tables_and_data only lists tables once in the assembled drop tables expression
  • Fix addon activation in EE_Register_Addon not properly setting the activation indicator option


  • Create Integer Input class and corresponding number display strategy
  • Create Loading System with controllable built-in caching
  • Implement new constants abstract that can be utilized by core and add-ons for their own Constants file
  • Add option to set a default value for the Maximum number of tickets allowed per order for this event field
  • Add improvements to Plugin Update Engine client to make it more resilient
  • Update various content on Event Espresso admin pages
  • Use the_content filter on EE_Post_Content_Field get_pretty method
  • REST API: Change the no-SSL message

May 1, 2017

Stripe 1.0.15
Bug fixes and Enhancements:

  • Don’t run additional logic in main addon class used for addon registration
  • Add filter hooks
  • Remove the accepted message
  • Fix issue where payment amount is not displayed
  • Add filter for the $stripe_data array used when making a Stripe charge
  • Add data-locale parameter so Stripe will use the customer’s language
  • Change order of credential fields

Infusionsoft 2.1.5
Bug fixes and Enhancements:

  • Don’t run additional logic in main addon class used for addon registration
  • Handle exceptions which might be thrown when syncing
  • Fix failing unit tests

Ticketing 1.0.5
Bug fixes and Enhancements:

  • Don’t run additional logic in main addon class used for addon registration
  • Fix issue where the ticket notice is not generated when the send on same request option is enabled for the messages system and only the primary registrant context is enabled
  • Change default Ticket Notice templates to use [TXN_TICKETS_APPROVED_URL] short code
  • Add error proofing for `EE_Ticketing::_get_ticket_url()`
  • Use home url instead of site url for ticket link urls

April 12, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.37.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix hook names where different action hooks have the same names
  • Use EE plugin version instead of WP version for script version number added to the asset’s URL as a query string for cache busting purposes
  • Fix multiple payments methods shown when Payment Methods Pro is de-activated
  • Fix EE4 REST API not reporting check-in status when tickets are trashed
  • Fix issue where un-required and un-selected State registration form fields throw validation error
  • Fix failing unit test for EE_Form_Section_Proper_Test::test_submitted_values
  • Fix undefined variable: current_db_state in migration_options_from_ee4.template.php on line 32


  • Add new method to EEM_Event for getting active and upcoming events
  • Add new filter hooks in the Help > Shortcodes tab content

April 3, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.36.p

Bug fixes:

  • Revert: Configure PSR-4 Autoloader before bootstrapping EE

March 30, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.35.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix blank State field when returning to edit information on attendee information step
  • Fix issue where payments cannot be deleted when they are attached to registrations
  • Fix ticket selector when Maximum number of tickets allowed per order equals 1 and WP User integration restricts tickets
  • Fix issue where ticket reservations aren’t cleared when the Multi Event Registration cart is abandoned
  • Fix conditional that breaks message queueing in PHP5.6+
  • Fix “Text Domain” in plugin header
  • Fix issue where [PAYMENT_GATEWAY] shortcode always returns “Invoice”
  • Add better REST API check-in endpoint responses
  • Check if the URL includes a scheme, if not append ‘http://’ to Venue Editor’s Event URL field


  • Configure PSR-4 Autoloader before bootstrapping EE
  • Add new hooks to Single Page CheckOut for use in Wait List add-on
  • Add FormHtmlParser class for parsing a form section’s rendered HTML

March 16, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.34.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix issue where canceling a PayPal Express payment from a revisit leads to a blank registration screen
  • Fix ticket selector output when ticket selector row content is filtered
  • Fix front end date picker input not loading CSS (Github pull request)
  • Don’t send emojis in AIM requests


  • Add REST API site_info to provide basic auth data required by mobile apps

March 10, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.33.p

Bug fix:

  • Fix Reg_code not getting set

March 9, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.32.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix answer cache id when processing attendee info during spco return visit
  • Add button to Maintenance > Reset page: Reset Ticket and Datetime Reserved Counts
  • Reinstate AHEE__EE_Cron_Tasks__finalize_abandoned_transactions__abandoned_transaction action hook
  • Switch registration status to “Cancelled” when registration is moved to Trash bin
  • Restore the change in ticket selector table so that if no free tickets require selection, no selector is displayed
  • In REST API schema response, ensure immutable properties (fields) on a model are correctly represented by the readonly flag.
  • Remove warnings about Basic Auth’s removal
  • Make bundled basic auth not interfere with oAuth server
  • Fix HTML IDs in Payment method settings admin pages so JavaScript validation works with Payment Methods Pro add-on
  • Mijireh payment method: When checking whether a transaction is paid via Mijireh, check all its pending Mijireh payments, not just the most recent one
  • Add error proofing to EEH_Schema.helper.php

New features and Enhancements:

  • Embed Upcoming Event List for displaying and event list on other websites
  • Set txn property on EE_Messages_Registrations_incoming_data if all the registrations that are sent in are for the same transaction
  • Build in support for conditional type shortcodes in the Messages Shortcode parser
  • Add action for before an addon is de-registered using EE_Register_Addon and after an addon has been de-registered using EE_Register_Addon
  • eejs-api: Make sure the library authorizes with cookie if available
  • Separate “fetch” behaviour for the vue model mixin from the “add” behaviour (among other important changes)
  • Make sure in the schema that the value for default follows the same pattern as what is used for the field value
  • Allow passing basic auth authentication data in querystring
  • Add another action hook when forms are constructed
  • Add a button on the system information page to download an html file of system information

February 20, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.31.p

Bug fixes:

  • Don’t set radio button value to checked when ticket selector has more than one ticket option
  • Fix issue where a valid ticket selection throws “A valid ticket could not be retrieved for the event.” error
  • Delay call to EventEspresso\core\services\assets\Registry::wp_localize_scripts until latest possible moment to allow for late data registration
  • Add improvements to the registration list table and checkin list table’s sorting and link titles, new filter hook
  • Fix issue where migrations and batch jobs sometimes do not report errors
  • Allow changing the Phone Number system question’s question type to “US Phone”
  • Remove warnings when checking for database indexes on non-existent tables
  • Fix issue where the extra slash in batch CSV reporting assets caused JavaScript to not load on some servers
  • Fix the_latest_event_date() helper method


  • Merge pull request 178 – new spans with CSS classes added to datetime markup
  • Merge pull request 206 – new action hook
  • Include defaults for model fields with json-schema
  • Use a constant for max number of characters that can be indexed in utf8mb4
  • Fix action in wrong location within locate_template()
  • Add filter to allow changing the data used to generate ICS files

New Feature:

  • Allow managing older message activity data

February 16, 2017

Espresso Calendar 3.2.8.p


  • Add sanitization for shortcode attributes
  • Show featured image thumbnails even on the smallest screens
  • Use version_compare for Database Migration Scripts version comparisons in Calendar


  • Add support for embeddable Calendar in an iframe
  • Add filter hook to allow filtering the display of the event’s start/end time in the calendar
  • Add ID anchor to the Category legend, Venue Select, and Category select that appear above the calendar
  • Add filter hooks around the events permalink output

February 6, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.30.p
Bug fixes:

  • Add sanitization for shortcode attributes that don’t get sanitized/whitelisted in EEH_Event_Query
  • Fix short code month parameter for the [ESPRESSO_EVENTS] short code
  • PHP 7 compatibility: Change the usage of clone so its used properly
  • PHP 7 compatibility: Make sure declaring magic method as a static method
  • Fix issue with template pack api
  • Fix forms system to allow a default null value for dropdown question fields
  • Allow Upcoming Events Widget to also show “Sold Out” upcoming events
  • Add a cron task to delete gateway logs older than a week
  • Fix issue where All Registrations Report times out with many, many, many registrations
  • Ensure all db indexes smaller than 191 characters
  • Fix issue where payment methods that do not support the current currency are available within Single Page CheckOut
  • Remove the “Braintree free 50k” plug from the about page (promotion has ended)

January 31, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.29.p
Bug fixes:

  • Fix issue where shortcode for the Registration Cancelled page could not be configured properly
  • Fix issue where “please select a datetime” text is being displayed
  • Fix end of month bug in Event list table month filter selector
  • Add backwards compatibility for older versions of WordPress to avoid Fatal error: Call to undefined function EventEspresso\core\services\assets\rest_url()

January 27, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.28.p
Bug fixes:

  • Fix blank ticket selector on backend admin new registration page

January 26, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.27.p
Bug fixes:

  • Fix CSS for registration form labels for small screens
  • PHP7.1 – Fix ‘Warning: Illegal string offset ‘xxx’ in /event-espresso-core-reg/core/admin/EE_Admin_List_Table.core.php on line 565
  • filter parent dropdown on quick-edit for critical pages
  • Filter Customizer Static Front Page Dropdowns for critical pages
  • Make sure JSON-LD is valid JSON
  • Prevent Fatal error: Uncaught TypeError: Argument 1 passed to EEH_Schema::add_json_linked_data_for_event() must be an instance of EE_Event, string given


  • Modify EEH\_Activation::create_cron_tasks so it can allow setting the initial time for the first scheduled event to run
  • Add support for embeddable Calendar in an iframe
  • new template for ticket price details
  • hook into new action with new callback method and load new template
  • Extract iframe logic from Ticket Selector module and refactor as separate abstracted class so that it can be reused
  • Add robots meta tag to registration checkout, transactions, and thank you pages
  • Implement a filter for test sends to allow extra logic over the setting of messenger test field settings
  • Add front end user-interface for selecting a datetime before selecting tickets
  • Add method to EEM_Base for getting qualified column names for ALL fields on a table
  • send shipping data to PayPal Pro. Use registration info for this if possible, otherwise fallback to using billing info

January 17, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.26.p
Bug fixes:

  • Don’t deactivate incompatible addons
  • Fix registration type messages not being sent when paying with PayPal Express on a SPCO re-visit
  • Always show each ticket type’s Quantity and Price info on reg checkout
  • Fix Fatal error: Call to a member function name() on boolean in core/db_classes/EE_Ticket.class.php on line 1090
  • Fix broken payment step on SPCO when using Braintree PM

New Features:

  • Add JSON-LD for events
  • REST API – return a $schema property on options requests
  • Add filter hook to PayPal Express gateway to allow sending additional data to PayPal

January 12, 2017

MailChimp 2.3.4

  • Pass $registration and $EVT_ID to ‘FHEE__EE_MCI_Controller__mci_submit_to_mailchimp__subscribe_args’ filter

January 11, 2017

Braintree Payment Method add-on 1.0.5

Bug fixes:

January 10, 2017

Braintree Payment Method add-on 1.0.4

Bug fixes:

  • Update Braintree JS to use proper booleans
  • Remove default button parameter that is set to null

January 5, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.25.p
Bug fixes and Enhancement:

  • Update EE_Datetime spaces_remaining to include reserved tickets too
  • Add checks for object instance before accessing methods
  • Add filter to allow target blank for Alternative Registration links

January 3, 2017

Event Espresso 4.9.24.p
Bug fixes:

  • Fix issue when jQuery validation disabled or WP_User active, SPCO form submission is failing
  • Fix the primary registrant info overwriting additional registrants if the last name question is not included within the personal info question group
  • Change State Dropdown select to use hide() && show() and the disable property for controlling valid options
  • Fix inconsistent capability restrictions on various registration admin page list table views
  • Add new EEM_Message status to represent when the messages system passes off a message to be processed by a messenger
  • Only delete failed transactions after a week if they have no payments
  • Add shims for get_preview_post_link() and is_post_type_viewable()
  • Plugin Update Engine: Don’t listen on POST requests for sitelicensekey saves when DOING_WP_CRON
  • Remove html tags from translation strings
  • Make PayPal Express order item names and descriptions filterable and consistent with other gateways
  • REST API: Filter/remove the self_wp_post link for events and venues when the WP REST API v2 plugin is active
  • Reword “Table existed when it shouldn’t exist” warnings
  • Fix ‘category’ typo within migration messages


  • Remove additional Attendee divs from display when no information is asked for additional attendees
  • Introduce new EventEspresso\core\services\assets\Registry class for loading scripts and queueing up data
  • Add button to the registrations list table to download the results of the current registration list table query into a CSV file
  • Add filter to model enum fields allowed_enum_values

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Wait List Manager

The Wait List Manager add-on allows you to automate the process of capturing wait list signups when your events sell out.

View quick links for this add-on –>

If the wait list is activated on an event, and the event sells out, a button will automatically display on the event details page that encourages attendees to join a wait list. If an attendee joins the wait list and someone cancels, the wait list attendee can be auto-promoted to the next available spot.

Need to Buy a Support License for the Wait List Add-on?

Wait List Installation

This add-on requires Event Espresso 4.9.49 or newer. It cannot be used with old versions of Event Espresso 4.

This add-on is a plugin for WordPress and can be installed through your WP dashboard (WP-admin).

Download the latest version of the Wait List add-on from your Event Espresso account.

Then login to your WordPress dashboard (WP-admin) and go to Plugins. Next, click on Add New –> Upload and browse to the plugin on your computer. Then select the zip file and begin the upload process. Wait for the plugin to upload and then click on Activate.

Setup and Configuration

Login to your WP dashboard and go to Event Espresso –> Events –> Choose an event.

You’ll now be viewing the overview screen for the selected event. Scroll about half way down the page, until you see the Event Wait List settings.

Event Wait List Settings

Event Wait List Settings


Once you’ve added a wait list to an event by adjusting the value of the “Wait List Spaces” setting and the event sells out, the ticket selector is replaced and a button will be displayed on the event details page. The “Sign Up For The Wait List” button allows potential attendees to sign-up to be on the wait list if spaces open up. Spaces can open up if someone cancels or is removed from the event list.

Wait List Front-end

This image shows a sold out event with the option to sign up for the wait list:

Sold Out Event w/ Wait List Sign Up

Sold Out Event w/ Wait List Sign Up

Wait List Sign Up Form

Wait List Sign Up Form

When a registrant uses the button to sign up for the wait list, then a popover is displayed to capture the attendee information:

Once all wait list spots are taken, the “Join The Wait List” button goes away:

Sold Out Event w/o Wait List Sign Up

Sold Out Event w/o Wait List Sign Up

Manually Processing Standby Registrations

Once registrants are added to the wait list, you can easily follow-up with them or promote their registration to approved, pending payment, and more, if any spaces open up for the event.

To manually promote registrants, head on over to the Registration List table filtered for the wait list:

Wait List Registration Overview

Wait List Registration Overview

Here you can get an overview of wait list registrations, promote registrations, view registrant information, and resend notifications.

To promote someone on the wait list to an open spot, simply click on the persons name or select the box and use the bulk actions to change the status. For this example, I will click into a single wait list registration to view the details:

Wait List Registration Manual Promote

Wait List Registration Manual Promote

From there you can change the registration status and send related messages. If you are running a paid event, you can use the “Pending Payment” option to make sure the attendees pay before taking a spot in the registration list. However, if you’ve promoted multiple attendees to “Pending Payment” and only have a limited number of spaces, then the first attendees to pay will receive their spot on the “Approved” registration list.


Reducing available spaces after promoting registrants should be avoided at all costs.

Auto-promotion Settings

The Wait List Manager auto-promotion setting helps you by making sure wait list registrations are automatically promoted whenever a space opens up in the event. You can also leave some spaces on manual control if desired.

Wait List Manager Auto-promotion Settings

Wait List Manager Auto-promotion Settings

Wait List Messages

The Wait List Manager creates three additional messages that send when your customers sign-up for a wait list. To edit and manage the Wait List messages, login to your WP dashboard and go to Event Espresso –> Messages –> Default Message Templates.

Once on the Default Message Templates dashboard, you may need to navigate to the second page of messages. Once you are on the second page of the messages overview, you should see the newly added Wait List Messages:

Wait List Messages Overview

Wait List Messages Overview

From there you can edit the content of each message to meet your needs.

Available Options

  • None at this time — check back soon

Frequently Asked Questions

  • None at this time — check back soon


The plugin will not activate. Can you help?
Are you running a current version of Event Espresso 4? This add-on needs at least version 4.9.49.p to activate.

Where is the menu screen for this add-on?
This plugin does not create any new menus in the WordPress admin screen. It uses the messages setting screen along with the event editor for Event Espresso.


Our support team cannot write custom coding for you. Below are some examples on customizing this add-on.
  • None at this time — check back soon
Need to Buy a Support License for the Wait List Add-on?

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How to set up a class that meets weekly

When you set up an event in Event Espresso you can create multiple datetimes, which works well for classes that meet weekly or bi-weekly.

  1. You go to add a new a event or edit an existing event
  2. Scroll to the Event Tickets & Datetimes box
  3. Input the first day and time the class meets. You can optionally give this datetime a name,
    such as “Week 1”
  4. Click the Add Datetime button
  5. Input the second date’s day and time, then click on Create Datetime
  6. Repeat


  1. Setting limits for datetimes is optional if you set a Ticket Quantity and there’s only one ticket option. If there are multiple ticket options and there’s a class size limit, then it’s best to set a limit for the datetimes
  2. If you also sell “one-time” registrations for a single class, these can be set up as individual tickets that grant access to a single datetime. You click on the advanced options (gear icon ) to connect a specific ticket to a specific datetime

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Chase Paymentech Orbital Gateway

The Chase Paymentech (Orbital) payment gateway will allow your attendees/registrants to pay for their event registrations with a credit or debit card on your website.

View quick links for this payment gateway –> 

Need to Buy a Support License for the Chase Paymentech (Orbital) Payment Gateway for Event Espresso 4?


This add-on requires Event Espresso 4.9.26 or newer. It cannot be used with old versions of Event Espresso 4.

This payment gateway is a plugin for WordPress and can be installed through your WP dashboard (WP-admin).

Download the current version of the Chase Paymentech (Orbital) payment gateway for Event Espresso 4 from your Event Espresso account.

Then login to your WordPress dashboard (WP-admin) and go to Plugins. Next, click on Add New –> Upload and browse to the plugin on your computer. Then select the zip file and begin the upload process. Wait for the plugin to upload and then click on Activate.


In order to be certified to use this plugin and to receive production API credentials from Chase, you must complete the certification document Chase provides and submit it to Chase for review.

You can do that yourself or contact who offers a Chase Paymentech Certification service.

Locate your Credentials for Chase Paymentech (Orbital)

Your credentials for Chase Paymentech (Orbital) will be provided to you by an account manager at Chase. You’ll let them know you’re using the Orbital gateway (not

Chase Paymentech (Orbital) uses a Merchant ID, Username, Password, Terminal ID, and BIN for payment processing.

Will Chase Paymentech (Orbital) be the only payment method enabled or the only one you offer? Click here to learn how to make it selected by default during the registration checkout.

Setup and Configuration

An account with Chase Paymentech is needed to accept payments via Chase Paymentech.

A dedicated SSL certificate is recommended to make registration checkout and other areas of your website more secure.

Login to your WP-admin (WP Dashboard) and go to Event Espresso –> General Settings –> Payment Methods. Once on the Payment Methods screen, click on Chase Paymentech and click on the button to activate the payment method.

Below are the available fields and explanations for each field.

Name – This is the name of the payment method.
Description – This description is shown during registration checkout.
Admin-Only Name – This is a name of the payment method that will only be shown in the WP Dashboard (WP-admin).
Admin-Only Description – This description is used only in the WP Dashboard (WP-admin).
Debug Mode On? – Enables debugging for this payment method. It should be off (set to no) on a live/production site.
Open by Default? – This sets this payment method to be pre-selected on the registration checkout page.

To give your audience more payment options, you can activate multiple payment methods at the same time. However, if you are offering just one payment option, then we recommend that you set that one payment method to be selected by default during registration checkout. That will simplify the check out process for your attendees.

Merchant ID – This credential is needed to process payments and is provided to you when your merchant account is setup.
Username – This credential is needed to process payments and is provided to you when your merchant account is setup.
Password – This credential is needed to process payments and is provided to you when your merchant account is setup.
Terminal ID – This credential is needed to process payments and is provided to you when your merchant account is setup.
BIN – This credential is needed to process payments and is provided to you when your merchant account is setup.

Order – The value (number) can be used to sort or arrange this payment option. A lower value means that it should appear first during registration checkout.
Button URL – This is the URL to the image that will be used during the payment process of registration checkout.
Alternative Button URL:
Pay by bank card
Usable From? – Select where this payment method should be available for use. This payment method cannot process payments through the WP-admin (WP Dashboard).
Update Settings – Click this button after making any changes to your payment method.
Deactivate Payment Method – Click this button to deactivate this payment method.


The Chase Paymentech (Orbital) payment gateway will let you accept payments through major credit or debit cards.

The XML API from Chase Paymentech (Orbital) is used which means that your registrants/attendees will pay for their registrations on your website.

An account with Chase Paymentech is needed to accept payments via Chase Paymentech.


I configured Chase Paymentech (Orbital) and payments are not being processed. Can you help?
Double-check that you are using your API credentials for production (live) mode. Also, ensure that there is no extra spacing before or after the credentials in the payment methods screen of Event Espresso 4.

How can I setup a recurring payment or subscription through Chase Paymentech (Orbital)?
Recurring or subscription payments are not currently supported in the Chase Paymentech (Orbital) payment gateway.

When I refund a payment, does it also refund through Chase Paymentech (Orbital)?
Refunds in Event Espresso 4 are currently a two step process. First, apply the refund through the transactional details screen of Event Espresso in your WP-admin (WP dashboard). Then login to your Chase Paymentech merchant account and process the refund.

Is an SSL certificate needed for Chase Paymentech (Orbital)?
A dedicated SSL certificate is recommended if you are accepting payments on your website.

Do I need to be PCI compliant?
Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) is required if you are processing, storing, or transmitting credit card data. Event Espresso recommends using a dedicated SSL certificate on your website.

View more information on PCI compliance from Chase Paymentech (Orbital).


Our support team cannot write custom coding for you. Below are some examples on customizing this payment gateway.
  • None at this time — check back soon!

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EE4 Automated Upcoming Event Notification add-on

Currently in Beta Testing: The add-on is available for beta testing from the pre-release channel (PRC) within your Event Espresso account page. Once you’ve signed up for the PRC, the download will be available in the EE4 tab of the PRC. users can download the add-on from our Github page (under the name “eea-automated-upcoming-event-notifications”). Please note that you might have to manually update the plugin when we roll out the full version of the add-on.

The Automated Upcoming Event Notification add-on will allow you to send a reminder email to your attendees about an upcoming event automatically. This can be used as a courtesy reminder to your guests about upcoming events and you can also customize this on a per-event basis. For example, you can automatically notify attendees/registrants three days before the start of one of your events.

View quick links for this add-on –> 


This add-on requires Event Espresso 4.9.39.p or newer. It cannot be used with old versions of Event Espresso 4.

This add-on is a plugin for WordPress and can be installed through your WP dashboard (WP-admin).

Download the current version of the Automated Upcoming Event Notification add-on for Event Espresso 4 from your Event Espresso account.

Then login to your WordPress dashboard (WP-admin) and go to Plugins. Next, click on Add New –> Upload and browse to the plugin on your computer. Then select the zip file and begin the upload process. Wait for the plugin to upload and then click on Activate.

Setup and Configuration

You will not see any new WordPress administration menus for the add-on. Upcoming Event Notifications (event reminders) are set up through the existing Messages System which can be found in WordPress admin > Event Espresso > Messages > Default Message Templates page. If you do not see them on the page, then try adjusting the pagination through Screen Options in the top right area of your screen. Increase the value to a higher number such as 25 and then click on the Apply button to save changes.

Messages - Upcoming Event Notification

Please note: if the new message templates (shown in the screenshot above) are missing, then please make sure the Email messengers are active in Event Espresso > Messages > Settings.


This add-on introduces two new message types:

Automated Upcoming Event Notification

In this message type, the automation is triggered by the threshold against the earliest date-time on the event. This is ideal if you have an event with multiple (or single) datetimes but want to send out the notifications for just the event.

Automated Upcoming Datetime Notification

In this message type, the automation is triggered by the threshold against specific date-times as opposed to individual events, which is ideal for when you are using an Event to represent multiple occurrences of that same event via datetimes.

Activating automated upcoming notifications for ALL events or datetimes

First, you need to decide if you want to send a single automated event reminder or a reminder for each datetime across ALL events. If not, then please move on to the next section. However, if you would like to have the reminders to sent automatically, on a default schedule, then simply follow these steps:

  1. Visit the WordPress admin > Event Espresso > Messages > Default Message Templates page.
  2. Choose the message automated upcoming message type you want to work with (Upcoming Event or Upcoming Datetime) and click edit.
  3. Scroll down the page a little to find the Scheduling Settings meta box in the right area of the page, where you can turn the scheduling on and set the number of days before the event or datetime to send the automated notification.

Once you have activated the scheduling, Event Espresso will email the registrants X days before the event.

Activating automated upcoming notifications for a single event

To activate the automated event reminders for a single event, visit the event editor for that event, then scroll towards the bottom of the page where you will find the Notifications panel. From there you can decide which upcoming notification (event or datetime) to send for that event, then click the Create New Custom button to create a custom automated notification for your event.

Event Editor - Upcoming Event Notification

Next, once you’ve created a custom template, click the Edit button. Then scroll down the page a little to find the Scheduling Settings meta box, where you can turn the scheduling on and set the number of days before the event (or datetime) to send the automated notification.

Once you have activated the scheduling, Event Espresso will email the registrants X days before the event.

You can then save changes to your event by clicking on the Update button in the event editor.

Default behavior across both message types:

  • The “default” templates for these message types apply globally to all events but have a toggle for turning the messages off or on globally, which ensures that if you have a more simple setup, where you just want the same template to be used across all of your events/datetimes. You can just toggle the default template on or off.
    Please note: the setting defaults to off because having both on means registrants would receive multiple “upcoming” notifications for the first datetime on an event.
  • By default, the message types will be sent to the contact details for registrants (only one email per contact, regardless of registrations sharing that contact) and would only get sent to APPROVED registrants.
  • Event specific templates can be created that will override the default and would also have an on/off toggle for the message type.
  • The ONLY option (besides the on/off toggle) for these message types is how many days before the event/datetime (depending on message type) the messages get generated and sent.
  • This will only send to approved registrations for Events that are “upcoming” or “sold out” active status. The actual query will be based on whether there’s a date in the future for an event (matching whatever optional – the only option – threshold people pick.). For the upcoming event message type (not the upcoming datetime), there will only be ONE message go out and it will get triggered against the earliest datetime for that event.
  • The shortcodes available for the templates will be the same as the registration message types because the recipients are registrations.


The plugin will not activate. Can you help?
Are you running a current version of Event Espresso 4? This add-on needs at least version 4.9.39.p to activate.

Where is the menu screen for this add-on?
This plugin does not create any new menus in the WordPress admin screen. It uses the messages setting screen along with the event editor for Event Espresso.


  • If you have ever experienced email deliverability issues with your server, or are on shared/inexpensive hosting, or emails are getting lost or marked as SPAM or junk mail? Then a transactional email service is HIGHLY recommended when using this add-on for Event Espresso 4.
  • This add-on uses Cron tasks to run scheduled callbacks or spawn cron for all scheduled events. This means that you will need a server that is capable of running Cron jobs (a unix program which runs unattended scheduled tasks).


Our support team cannot write custom coding for you. Below are some examples on customizing this add-on.
  • None at this time — check back soon

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Using Contact Form 7 to create wait lists for your events

First install Contact Form 7 through the plugins manager within your site, navigate to Dashboard -> Plugins -> Add New and search for ‘Contact Form 7’. This first result should be Contact Forms 7 and looks like this:

Click ‘Install Now’ and activate, you’ll now have a ‘Contact’ section in your admin menu which you can use to generate contact forms.

Within the Contact section click ‘Add New’ to generate a new form:

Create a new form and add the details you want to see on that form, at a minimum we recommend name and email, although you can request any details you need and also include any additional text on the form, for example ‘Join the waiting list for this event?’ For example:

When any users submit the form you’ll receive an email with the details they submitted, however currently we don’t have any details of the event within the form, or the email so we won’t know which event they wish to sign up for but we can add those details within the ‘Mail’ tab.

The sections you will need to edit are ‘Subject’ (your form likely does not have a ‘subject’ field so manually set this) and then within the message body you’ll need to include details of the event. You can do this using the Contact Form shortcodes [_post_title] which shows the title of the post the form was submitted from and [_post_id] which shows the ID of the post the form was submitted from. Here is an example:

You may also want to update the text within the ‘Messages’ tab to suit, the text there is shown to users through various steps of the form.

Now you have a waitlist form within Contact Form 7 we need to use a small function to output that form on sold out events. First take note of the shortcode shown at the top of your contact form (the blue box in the screenshots above), you will need this to pull the correct form, in my example this is `[contact-form-7 id=”107″ title=”EE Waitlist”]` so we can use this function:

You can add that function to your themes functions.php file or create a Custom Functions Plugin and place it within that, be sue to use the correct shortcode to pull your form in.

Now on your sold out events you should see something like this:

Whenever a user submits the form you will receive and email from contact form 7 with the users details along with the event title and ID.

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Event Espresso 4 Changelog

Download Event Espresso now from your Event Espresso Account page.
Looking for the Event Espresso 3 changelog? You can find the changelog for Event Espresso 3 here.
Important note about updating to Event Espresso 4.8: You will need to update to WordPress version 4.1 or higher before you update to Event Espresso 4.8.

Learn how to update Event Espresso 4

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April 12, 2018

Event Espresso 4.9.61.p

Bug fixes and Updates:

  • Implement .eslint configuration and adopt WordPress JavaScript standards for code style
  • Avoid fatal errors when sites use relative URLs
  • Upgrade moment.js
  • Decode site name before passing over to gateway description

April 9, 2018

Event Espresso 4.9.60.p

Remove unneeded source map files

April 9, 2018

Event Espresso 4.9.59.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix property name generation in EE_Encryption_Test
  • Allow Reg. Approved registrations to pay after event has sold out
  • Fix fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to a member function lifespan() on null
  • Add backwards compatibility for the Attendee Mover add-on
  • Fix ticket reserved count not resetting if txn isn’t created but ticket quantities selected and reserved
  • Fix overselling issue if Multi Event Registration add-on is activated and multiple registration sessions overlap at a given moment
  • Fix Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'const' (T_CONST)
  • Add workaround/handling for PHP DateTime bug
  • Fix failing test in Registrations_Admin_Page_Test::test_get_registrations
  • Remove cc email address field from batch template
  • Remove the automatic creation of folders in uploads/espresso on activation
  • Fix ModelDataTranslatorTest::testPrepareConditionsQueryParamsForModels__gmtDatetimes phpunit test
  • Search for usage of deprecated jQuery bind and unbind methods and replace with on or off
  • Correctly dequeue instead of deregistering style in Registrations_Admin_Page
  • Add error proofing to EE_Messages_incoming_data‘s _assemble_data method
  • Fix ee_edit_payments and ee_delete_payments capabilities
  • Fix issue where the from address shows HTML entity if company name includes an apostrophe in Settings → General → Site Title
  • Fix issue where Stripe sends incorrect amounts
  • Fix form submission error messages
  • Fix issue(s) with incorrect tax amount displayed after using Attendee Mover on registration
  • Fix PayPal Express when using http_build_query() and &amp; is used as the default separator on some servers
  • Make Question Group div ID’s unique within the reg form when multiple attendee forms are displayed
  • Fix grammar errors in session timeout errors
  • Fix undefined index notices from Upcoming Events widget when using the Customizer
  • Make admin Add new registration screen responsive/usable for small screens


  • Upcoming Events Widget – add sort and show only expired options
  • Add additional actions to transaction details page and make it extensible
  • Upgrade jQuery validate
  • Improve form maliability
  • Upgrade qtip2 JS
  • Upgrade jQuery countdown JS
  • Verify PayPal API Credentials (PayPal Express)
  • Ignore form submission normalization strategy
  • Modify get_DateTime_object so that it returns a clone of the DateTime object
  • Add filters to messages system for aiding with jit manipulation of message sending and template field setting
  • Tweak behaviour for max value of screen options in EE Admin List Table
  • Add EventEspresso\core\domain\Domain as a dependency on EventEspresso\core\services\assets\Registry\
  • Ensure RequestStackBuilder still allows Legacy Middleware classes to operate
  • Add LIMIT clause to query in EEM_Line_Item::get_total_line_items_for_carts()
  • Modify EE_Encryption and its encrypt() and decrypt() methods to accept an encryption key and cipher method
  • Add option to use hidden reCAPTCHA to protect ticket selector form
  • Add a user ID to Event Espresso notices when saving to the database
  • Allow addon Database Migration scripts to utilize namespaced addon class
  • Create and share EventEspresso\core\domain\Domain during bootstrap process
  • Add RequestTypeContext and RequestTypeContextChecker classes
  • Add Bot Detection Middleware
  • Convert EE_Detect_File_Editor_Request over to new middleware
  • Update Plugin Update Engine and UXIP to better track EE4 features
  • Add survey to uninstall trigger
  • Improve cache busting of assets
  • Update required PHP version to 5.4

March 27, 2018

EE4 iDeal Mollie Payment Gateway 1.1.5.p
Bug fixes:

  • Fix Mollie using POST rather than GET to direct the user to their payment page


  • Update Mollie payment method to use new _get_gateway_formatter() methods
  • Add locale setting so admins can choose which locale is used by the Mollie checkout page
  • Add additional log calls to the Mollie payment method

March 21, 2018

EE4 WP User Integration 2.0.15.p
Bug fixes:

  • Fix non-static method EED_WP_Users_SPCO::_can_attach_user_to_attendee() being called statically
  • Fix missing brackets in maybe_restrict_ticket_option_by_cap method
  • Fix duplicate Event Ticket WP User Capabilities not copying to ‘new’ event
  • Fix ajax login method not removing the spinning icon on successful login
  • Fix [ESPRESSO_MY_EVENTS template=simple_list_table] loading the wrong template when using pagination


  • Wait List: Auto pre-fill wait list name and email fields if logged in
  • Extract ticket cap check logic from EED_WP_Users_Ticket_Selector and move into new public method
  • Update `[ESPRESSO_MY_EVENTS]` shortcode to use the new shortcode system in EE core
  • Add color for Waitlist items to the legend for the ESPRESSO_MY_EVENTS
  • Add hover text to action icons on My Events page
  • Hook into Wait List logic to monitor and adjust for processes that require login or other user specific controls

March 5, 2018

Event Espresso 4.9.58.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix icon for column header having no representation in the screen option column toggle labels
  • Fix Icons/labels missing from events overview
  • Fix column methods in Event List Table echoing instead of returning values
  • Fix ModelDataTranslator::prepareFieldValueFromJson for date strings that are RFC3339 format with timezone information included
  • Fix issue where incoming data for the gateways data handler does not have an EE_Transaction object as the value for the first array index
  • Remove the “Event Location” heading from the events venue template
  • Remove the Cancel Registration link
  • Fix issue where [COMPANY] message shortcode outputs html entity if General Settings > Company Name field includes an apostrophe
  • EE_Register_Addon::deregister should catch new exception thrown
  • Fix EEH_Venue_View::get_venue not returning a venue that is not related to the global event post if it already has a venue


  • Add count of registrations for related contact to each row in the Contact List Table
  • Add admin notice regarding raising minimum required PHP version to 5.4
  • Truncate display of multiple datetimes on Registrations admin list table
  • Add filter for swapping out EE_CPT_Editors with something else

February 7, 2018

Event Espresso 4.9.57.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix Fatal error after activation: Uncaught exception ‘DomainException’
  • Fix calculation for layout var for countdown timeout format
  • Remove EE cookie check
  • Remove space in new line item indexes


  • Add helper methods to EE_Event class for adding and removing question groups
  • Improvements to model system to support extra calculated selects on model queries
  • Add action hooks for after payment methods are deactivated
  • Add new template tag: espresso_next_upcoming_datetime()

January 29, 2018

Event Espresso 4.9.56.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix issue where Argument number 1 is not an array in EE_Error.core.php on line 783
  • Add filters to query arg arrays for checkout URL related methods in EE_Registration
  • Fix new datetime end date pre-populating with the year 4036
  • Remove un-needed icon from check-in list view legend
  • Don’t call get_class on null in EE_Config::_reset_espresso_addon_config
  • Fix invoice payment method activation notification
  • Ignore ‘Maximum Allowed Response Size’ value for Date picker or similar questions


  • Add indexes for esp_line_item table
  • Add filter for removing notice about Datetimes in admin
  • Remove actions link from transactions page
  • Add new actions to EED_Ticket_Sales_Monitor::release_tickets_for_expired_carts
  • Add filters for more flexible screen options

January 16, 2018

Event Espresso 4.9.55.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix undeclared datetime and ticket start and dates for generated objects in unit tests so that timestamps don’t equal NOW
  • Fix generated ticket objects for unit tests having start and end dates set to NOW
  • Fix blank screen when deleting a check-in record
  • Remove stray PHP tag from end of payment_settings.template.php file


  • Add ContextInterface and use instead of hard coding reference to Context classes
  • Wrap valid form data array returned from FormHandler::process() in a filter

January 9, 2018

Event Espresso 4.9.54.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix issue where sold out events with an expired ticket option do not get switched to sold_out post status
  • Fix fatal error during multisite assessment because persistent notice being added
  • Fix CopyRegistrationService::copyPaymentDetails() not copying payment details correctly
  • Fix issue where Static properties in Abstract DomainBase class are overwritten each time add-on Domain class initializes
  • Fix issue where HTML entities are decoded when displaying and editing messages
  • Fix all form input security issues
  • Refactor submit inputs so they always show the default value set on them (the original value), not the current value (which may change if user input populates the form using EE_Form_Section_Proper::receive_form_submission())
  • Fix conflict with WordPress 4.9 built in plugin code editor
  • Fix missing success notices on Message List Table actions
  • Fix conditional in EE_Messages_Validator::validate()
  • Delay instantiating EE_Payment_Method_Manager when EE_Register_Payment_Method::deregister is called
  • Add missing root path for the generated Check In Log url
  • Fix fatal error in DbSafeDateTime
  • Stop logging to espresso_error_log.txt


  • Add logic to core to disable specific add-ons before they can even register
  • Add URL Value Object
  • Only save session data if a valid cart exists
  • Add a concrete class extending PHP’s FilterIterator Abstract for filtering Event Espresso’s CollectionInterface collections
  • Change the default button for PayPal Express
  • Update best practices documentation
  • Create new CapabilitiesActionRestrictionInterface for EE_Base_Classes
  • Fix acceptance tests and improve framework
  • Implement Adapter for Datetime Helpers for PHP 5.6+ and PHP < 5.6

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2016 Changelog Archive

December 13, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.23.p
Bug fixes:

  • Fix fatal error in DbSafeDateTime
  • Add checks for ticket availability at each step of Single Page Checkout to avoid overselling
  • Avoid errors in gateways when line items have quantity of 0
  • Fix Page Template switcher added by Event Espresso for admin editor routes in WP 4.7
  • Fix incorrect datetime selections within tickets when using the ‘duplicate’ feature
  • Prevent datetimes from being deleted if they have un-sold registrations assigned to them
  • Fix admin pages that have duplicated content/settings
  • Add bottom margin to Ticket Selector table CSS
  • REST API: Expose the model query parameter “default_where_params” option “minimum” for registration ticket date times
  • Fix issue where Emojis in event description causes registration checkout to fail


  • Add support for Template Post Type: theme templates (new WordPress 4.7 feature)

November 29, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.22.p
Bug fixes:

  • Use the primary attendee details if the “critical data” (first & last name and email) for the current attendee is missing. This prevents additional contacts from being created.
  • Fix closing div mismatch in Ticket Selector when an Alternative Reg page URL is set
  • Raise minimum required version of PHP to 5.3.9 to avoid fatal errors that happen on servers with older PHP versions
  • Fix missing text domain in translated string in Events_Admin_Page::_create_new_cpt_item()
  • Fix condition that leads to internal server errors during Single Page Checkout
  • Add error proofing to avoid empty needle warning on homepage
  • Open new tab with preview button for a draft event
  • Fix incomplete adminpage setup mimicking WP due to $hooksuffix global
  • Remove View / Edit this Contact button from Transactions and Registrations admin pages if user account does not have view/edit contact capabilities
  • Only wp_die() on no access fails in admin page when user is logged in. Otherwise allow WordPress to do its normal redirects.
  • Fix QUESTION_LIST shortcodes in messages
  • Clean up Event Type Taxonomy term descriptions and add robots noindex meta tag to their front end archives
  • Fix help tour alignment on Registration Forms admin page and General Settings Admin page
  • Remove wp-cron inactive notice and replace with intelligent default setup for messages
  • Include “Sold Out” events when displaying Active and Upcoming events in the admin event list table view
  • Fix sending a test email within messages always using the Event Admin context
  • Use wpjsonencode when encoding Single Page Checkout response
  • Allow for using multiple Invoice payment methods within messages
  • Fix conflict with Contact Form 7 plugin
  • Improve invalid input handling in EEFormSection_Proper::exclude
  • Fix untranslatable strings within venues ‘physical location’ metabox


  • Add Model Form section filters
  • Add JavaScript functions for determining which background color to use for modal windows or other containers that get dynamically added to templates
  • Add validation to require the personal question group if the Address Group is selected for an additional attendee
  • Add filter to invoice [PAYMENT_LIST_*] shortcode
  • Remove the ‘don’t migrate my data option’ for EE4 update migrations
  • Remove redirect to About page on minor updates

November 8, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.21.p
Bug fixes:

  • Remove redirect to /events/ page that was added in prior version
  • Fix off site payment return to SPCO
  • Fix models getting instantiated in EECapabilities::mapmeta_caps too early
  • Fix failing EECapabilitiesTest due to deprecated method in WP_User
  • Fix issue where some SPCO form JavaScript is not getting enqueued correctly
  • Fix skeleton add-on so add-ons are ready for grunt

November 3, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.20.p
Bug fixes:

  • Fix PHP warning messages when registering for an event if WP_DEBUG is activated
  • Fix SPCO for non-pretty permalink structures
  • Don’t display “Direct access to the registration checkout page is not allowed” notice unless WP_DEBUG is turned on

November 1, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.19.p
Bug fixes:

  • Fix adding registrations via the admin
  • Fix output of custom question answers so they display ampersands correctly in registration CSV report
  • Add escaping to migration errors that contain HTML
  • Avoid an infinite loop while migrating in case the country ID from the EE3 attendee data was badgered


  • Add enhancements to Countries and Territories list

October 31, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.18.p
Bug fixes:

  • Add option to encode session data to avoid internal server errors during SPCO related to borked session data
  • WordPress 4.7 compatibility fixes:
    • remove obsolete debugging code
    • replace usage of gmdate with date
    • replace usage of gmt for the third parameter value with true
  • Remove trailing whitespace from question registration questions
  • Fix use of “continue” in \Extend_Registrations_Admin_Page::_newsletter_selected_send()
  • Escape html when viewing payment logs


  • Add Register Namespace to Register Addon API
  • Use home URL for receipt and invoice links instead of site URL
  • Refresh Help & Support Pages

October 27, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.17.p
Bug fixes:

  • Don’t run the config log unless it is explicitly turned on via a filter
  • Fix auto-deactivate for servers that run PHP 5.2
  • Fix closing div mismatch in Ticket Selector
  • Improve handling of conditions for Transaction Reports to avoid errors when there are no payments in last 30 days
  • Fix styles for Registration CSV report and Contact List Report buttons
  • Fix styles where status legend heading in the ticket editor of the event editor appears to be missing due to font color
  • Add php comments to empty messages template files to explain their emptiness
  • Improve ui/ux for Event Checkin views
  • Rename “Newsletter” Message to “Batch” and Update Description
  • Add email address fallback for from field in outgoing messages generated emails
  • Fix FHEE__content_espresso_events_details_template__the_content filter hook
  • Don’t autoload EE core API routes from the options table on non-API requests
  • Avoid saving “Invoice” billing info, and avoid throwing an exception if it does get saved somehow
  • Add error proofing to avoid a fatal error and other errors migrating from EE3 where special characters are included in the event content
  • Don’t Show Hidden inputs in transaction billing metabox
  • REST API: Unhide old versioned namespaced routes when requested
  • Send event name in the order description that’s sent to PayPal Pro, PayPal Standard, Mijireh, and Authnet AIM when Promotions are applied


  • Add filter switch to conditional where it checks to fill form with attendee info if applicable
  • Improve filterability of EEH_Template::powered_by_event_espresso
  • Add admin notice if using UTC +0 timezone
  • Use credit card normalization for credit card input field to correct the value if the credit card number is input with spaces
  • New bundled payment method: PayPal Express

October 6, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.16.p
Bug fixes:

  • Restore price column to Ticket Selector when “Maximum number of tickets allowed per order for this event” is set to 1
  • Fix broken html in Event editor’s notifications section
  • Remove div tags that are included with the powered by message that’s added to the admin via the admin_footer_text filter hook
  • Make sure serialized objects are not saved for messages added to the generation queue
  • Fix issue where selecting large groups of registrations to trigger messages throws an exception
  • Escape pretty formatted email addresses when displayed in the messages list table or error messages
  • Fix EE_Form_Input_Base::set_required(false) not removing JS validation from the input field

October 5, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.15.p
Bug fix:

  • Fix closing div mismatch in the ticket selector markup

WP User Integration 2.0.13

Bug fix:

  • Fix login form that works with the WP User Integration’s “Force Login for registrations?” setting

October 4, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.14.p
Bug fixes:

  • Make Settings Page easier to read
  • Fix conflict with Application Passwords plugin
  • Fix closing div mismatch in the ticket selector markup
  • Fix issue where validation scripts do not load on SPCO page


  • Create interface for getting all the post_ids registered to a given shortcode
  • Change message templates default From/To fields to use unformatted version of shortcodes

September 28, 2016

WP User Integration 2.0.12

Bug fixes:

  • Ensure redirects after triggering a resend of messages via the “My Events” page do not include request parameters that will trigger the resend again (creating a loop)
  • Use version_compare for DMS version comparisons in User Integration


  • Add a “forgot password” link to the WP User integration log in modal box

Event Espresso 4.9.13.p
Bug fixes:

  • Fix issue where JavaScript error is thrown after adding tickets to the cart using the iframe embed Ticket Selector
  • Fix can_migrate_from_version() in DMS scripts equating that 4.10.0 is less than 4.2.0
  • Fix attendee mover “Can not cancel ticket(s)” error
  • Restore Show Active/Inactive events filter button to the Events admin list table
  • Fix EE_Registry::reset() clearing all models stored on `LIB` before resetting all model instances
  • Fix EEM_Base::reset() so it doesn’t change the instance stored on EEM_Base::$_instance and the EE_Registry
  • Fixes for EE_Messages_Generator
  • Fix REST API term_taxonomies links
  • Make EEH_Activation delete table methods more granular and efficient
  • Fix issue where billing form cannot be submitted when a payment method is set to open by default + Contact Form 7 plugin is activated
  • Add error proofing to double check session is in registry before using it
  • Only delete global EE tables when deleting main site’s tables


  • Add Tax Settings option for Ticket Selector to control whether or not to display ticket prices with taxes included
  • Add JS to dynamically populate states based on the selected country
  • Add Powered by text link to Ticket Selector
  • Add button to set Abandoned TXN’s to Complete
  • Add hooks to Messages where different error conditions exist for adding extended logging and fix potential problems with cached data handler objects
  • Add link anchor to scroll to ticket selector after redirect/refresh when no tickets are selected after the ticket selector form is submitted
  • Add rel=”nofollow” attribute to Powered by Links

September 14, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.12.p
Bug fixes:

  • Remove “Wait List” from event editor “Default Registration Status” dropdown
  • Add new SendMessageException for handling a messenger send catastrophe
  • Fix typo in translation function in Registrations_Admin_Page.core.php

September 9, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.11.p
Bug fix:

  • Reinstate deprecated method: EE_Registration_Processor::generate_reg_code()

September 7, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.10.p
Bug fixes:

  • Fix issue where using multiple ticket selectors on the same page can result in one of them not working if one of the events becomes sold out
  • Fix ticket selector closing tag mismatches when free event is sold out
  • Don’t use is_callable() to check for Closures
  • Add PHP 5.3 work around to avoid Fatal Error on Single Page Checkout
  • Fix unit test errors
  • Only register the select2 scripts and styles when needed, and only after deregistering other copies of the same script
  • Fix issue where the display strategy is looping thru the sub line items but no returned value is getting added into the returned html
  • Add error proofing to avoid errors in the “Attendees Registered in this Transaction” meta box on the Transactions details page
  • Fix issue where submitting nothing for a checkbox input can cause validation errors if 0 is not a viable option


  • Add timestamp parameter to registration checkout URL from ticket selector in an attempt to bust site caching
  • Adjust Transaction Totals when Registrant Status Changed to “Declined” or “Cancelled”
  • Add new shortcodes for Message templates
  • Add new message template shortcode, [EVENT_IMAGE_*size=$ width=$ height=$], that allows both the image size to load and the width/height of the image displayed

August 24, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.9.p
Bug fixes:

  • Make admin list table header layouts behave more like native WP list table header layouts
  • Add minimum WordPress version requirement for add-ons, don’t allow addon activation if below specified version to avoid PHP fatal error
  • Improve the Messages List table filter drop-down to be consistent and to query the correct table for the list table being generated
  • Updated date filter in transaction list table to include WP timezone offset
  • Fix issue where blank contact list search showing unexpected results and search result counts off for non-blank searches
  • Change usage of the show_ui argument in registered CPTs to determine whether to automatically modify the edit links to point to the custom EE UI. If that argument is set to true for a CPT, then do NOT modify the edit links
  • Add clear fix to allow self clearing to avoid the broken layout when there’s a floated div inside the admin ticket selector
  • Convert batch file templates to php files
  • Made sure that related EE_Message objects to the registration being deleted permanently are also deleted permanently
  • Add a space in the list of acceptable html tags in the error message shown when users try to use an unnacceptable html tag in a form input using the validation strategy EE_Full_HTML_Validation_Strategy
  • Fix issue where Enhanced Media Library plugin conflicts with EE_Admin_File_Uploader_Display_Strategy and throws a Fatal error in payment settings
  • Make basic auth removal warning removable


  • New shortcodes for the Registration Approved message type
  • Add a Github Plugin location header to the plugin header
  • Add site timezone and currency to WP JSON index info

August 15, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.8.p
Bug fixes:

  • Fix issue where applying a promotion code, making transaction $0, billing form still requires cc
  • Fix issue where a return to pay can oversell a sold out event
  • Fix possible flaws in EE_CPT_Strategy::pre_get_posts
  • Fix issue where validation causes no saving of email input fields on some servers
  • Fix the ‘show details’ link when there are multiple tickets selectors displayed one event page
  • Fix Bot Trap when MER is active
  • Fix issue where numbers (0, 1, 2) appear between email shortcodes for the main content area of the Ticket template
  • Fix issue where Messages > Settings > “Generate and send all messages” option doesn’t stick when saving on WordPress Multisite
  • Fix issue where Multisite license key field goes blank after saving
  • Fix issue where occasionally a theme’s layout breaks because CSS class names are too generic
  • Fix CSS for Media File Uploader Input
  • Facilitate removing a model from the EE4 REST API


  • Add links for filtering the Registrations Admin list table by both Event and Datetime
  • Improve EED_Bot_Trap::process_bot_trap to allow for changing success/fail behaviour
  • Add Events Administrator user role with predefined events capabilities
  • Expose more useful data to action hooks used in attendee list templates

August 3, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.7.p
Bug fixes:

  • Remove recently added styles that target the body element on small screens
  • Fix warning: Array_pop() expects parameter 1 to be array
  • Override capabilities for frontend registrations

August 2, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.6.p
Bug fixes:

  • Remove capcheck middleware for registrations from frontend

August 1, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.5.p
Bug fixes:

  • Fix missing closing ul tag in the EE admin List table actions list
  • Fix typos in textdomains
  • Make ‘Payments Total’ string i18n friendly
  • Add clarification to decaf migration message


  • Add ProgressStepManager and supporting classes
  • Add venue website to the content that’s displayed for the venue info in the event custom post type
  • Add Introductory Area to Top of Each payment gateway screen
  • Add class to Attendee divs displayed when no information is asked for additional attendees
  • Remove un-used template file from PayPal Standard payment method
  • Build Dependency Injection Container for enabling the storage and retrieval of factories and services — see our developer documentation for more details

July 25, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.4.p
Bug fixes:

  • Use i18n ready strings for ‘obj_type’ within Line Item display strategies
  • Add spacing to EE Attendee Shortcode error messaging
  • Fix issue where messengers become inactive when the ticketing add-on is deactivated
  • Fix missing text domains for transaction revenue graph titles
  • Clean up strings for better i18n
  • EE4 REST API: Unhide old versioned namespaced routes when requested
  • Fix issue where wp_posts.post_name (or slug) for Event posts are exactly the same after migrating 50 or more of the same recurring events from EE3
  • Fix shortcode documentation link within Event Espresso – Help & Support
  • Change primary contact email description, it is currently not where all notifications are sent by default
  • add i18n support to [PAYMENT_TIMESTAMP] shortcode
  • Fix incorrect event name listed in “Other Registrations in the Transaction” when Multiple Event Registration is used

July 14, 2016

Espresso Calendar 3.2.7.p


  • Allow Calendar’s View More link text to be translated
  • Fix Calendar tooltip so it doesn’t display protected event content
  • Fix Calendar widget’s Display Expired Events? option.
  • Fix Category legend’s links when using default WP Permalink settings


  • Don’t use “show tables” queries unnecessarily when running data migrations
  • Add filter hook to allow customizing the Calendar’s event title and description output

Event Espresso 4.9.3.p
Bug fixes:

  • Remove “” for EE_Email_Validation_Strategy_Test::test_DNS_and_MX_record_check_fail
  • Fix missing text domain in Registration admin screen
  • Fix Upcoming Events widget so it does not display password protected event content
  • Remove universal currency symbol from display if nothing is input for currency symbol
  • Update Paypal Pro Autofilled billing form info and add help text to explain what Debug Mode is for
  • Add filter hooks for displaying and setting the Google Maps api key field
  • Fix issue where empty required checkbox questions validate
  • Add Google maps API key to static map calls
  • Remove required attribute from Google Maps API key field


  • Trim whitespace from email address entered within the reg form, fix for mobile autocomplete
  • Add better US phone number validation
  • Add filter hook to allow removing the currency code from output

June 28, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.2.p
Bug fixes:

  • Add Google Maps API key option for venue maps
  • If part of venue address is not available then show nothing instead of showing “Unknown”
  • Fix umlauts being stripped from the users email address during registration
  • Change all EE_Full_HTML_Fields model fields to EE_Post_Content_Fields (except those which aren’t directly set by users)
  • Add filters to customize display of money amounts
  • Add error proofing to the unlock_transaction() method

June 16, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.1.p
Bug fixes:

  • Fix issue where the Promotion add-on’s config could get reset to the defaults
  • Escape iframe embed in event editor for the ticket selector embed
  • Save `ee_has_activated_messenger` option whenever deactivating a messenger or message type
  • Change Upcoming Events Widget so it links to Alt Reg page URL instead of the event CPT if Alt Reg page URL is set
  • Don’t merge in any attributes passed via fallback shortcode processor
  • Fix Mijireh payment checker causing fatal error
  • EE4 forms system: Allow all display strategies to use other_html_attributes
  • Fix issue where Bundled Basic Auth can cause Fatal Error
  • Fix issue where migration errors causing crash report page to not render properly


  • Add more specific class to the ‘View Invoice’ link shown on the payment overview page
  • Add filter for the default value used for ‘Display Ticket Selector’ within the event editor

June 9, 2016

Event Espresso 4.9.0.p
New Features:

  • Add Messages Queue and Recording System
  • Add Messages Activity List table
  • Add option to switch to send messages immediately instead of on separate requests
  • Add new Search Input class and fix JS validation improvements
  • Add new registration form question types: email, phone, int, decimal, yes-no, url, year, month, multiselect


  • Refactor EE_Registry::_load() to automagically inject dependencies into service classes
  • Improve how Add New State module form subsections are removed when they are not required
  • EE_Registry:: Remember when a file has been loaded on `$load_only` calls to reduce unnecessary $path checks and file checks for multiple requests to the same file in a request
  • Add Cache Control to Dependency Map
  • Load EE_Request_Handler Earlier
  • Multisite: Implement method for models to have blog_id set as a property of the model
  • Add param to ALLOW EE to load on wp-login.php routes when specifically requested.
  • Add notification for WP API users that Event Espresso plans to remove Basic Auth plugin soon, advise to install it or the Application Passwords plugin
  • Add action/filter to EE_Error::add_error so behaviour can be customized
  • Default to use the new Akamai AIM server unless specified via the Server option in AIM payment method settings

Bug fixes:

  • Fix empty required fields are validating
  • Bump up the field size to allow transaction totals of more than 10,000,000
  • Fix revisit (edit attendee info or make a payment) links
  • Move transaction locks to the extra meta table and recorded individually for each transaction
  • Use a timestamp of when transaction locks were applied so that they can be invalidated
  • Improve labels for Question Types in Reg Form admin
  • Fix how Registry loads Dependency Map
  • Improve process of registering new class_loaders in `EE_Dependency_Map`
  • Improve process of registering new dependencies in `EE_Dependency_Map`
  • Make default route capability requirement consistent with menu item
  • Multisite: Instead of checking for full wpdb prefix, just check for the base prefix (in case its a global table and it only has the gloabl prefix on the front
  • Fix for warning in logs for Transactions_Admin_Page
  • Fix issue where events can’t be permanently deleted
  • Fix fatal errors discovered when migrating sites on (related to EE_CPT_Strategy call, and EEM_Base::count() call)
  • Clarify EEH_File::is_readable throws exceptions when EE needs credentials to read a file
  • Don’t interpret random DB errors as a table not existing
  • Add back compat fix for using the REST API with WordPress 4.1
  • Fix bundled version of the Basic Auth plugin because Authorization headers are removed sometimes
  • Improve FHEE__EE_Billing_Attendee_Info_Form__populate_from_attendee filter
  • Only notify of deactivated payment method for paymetn methods that were just active but their plugin has been deactivated and so need to be deactivated now
  • Switch usage of `SHOW TABLES` in core
  • Enforce character input to match limit set on QST_required_text
  • Add a DMS stage for 4.9 that just deletes all answer records where REG_ID=0.
  • Fix issue where modal window stays active after applying a payment/refund

May 16, 2016

WP User Integration 2.0.11

Bug fixes:

  • Remove any actions that other plugins might be adding to the wp_login action hook
  • Fix ESPRESSO_MY_EVENTS short code output so it does not display edit attendee links if there are no question groups for the registration


  • Add redirect to Single Page Checkout from the new user register form page
  • Add invoice icon to the My Events legend

May 5, 2016

Event Espresso 4.8.43.p

Bug fix:

  • Cache EE4 REST API endpoints in multiple options

April 27, 2016

Event Espresso 4.8.42.p

Bug fix and Enhancement:

  • Add an option to the Authorize AIM payment method settings to allow site admins to use’s new server (akamai) earlier than June 30th
  • Allow changing critical page settings on the Event Espresso > General Settings > Critical Pages screen

April 25, 2016

Event Espresso 4.8.41.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix TXN Timestamp not being translated on the individual transaction page
  • Fix TXN Timestamp not being translated on the individual registration page
  • Fix incorrect registration checked in or out calculations
  • Fix issue where br and p tags are stripped from html fields when being pulled from the database
  • Add error proofing to avoid fatal errors when event post is updated
  • esp_question.QST_system can be NULL. Avoid, but account for it
  • Add capabilities check to the ‘All Registrations CSV report’
  • Fix validation errors when applying payment from admin not shown
  • Fix Post Shortcode tracking
  • Move definition of php version 7 constant outside of `EE_Recommended_Versions` middleware
  • Fix issue where password protected venues protect the_content, but not EE content
  • Don’t use reserved words Transaction and Status in MySQL queries
  • Fix front end edit links for venues and people CPTs


  • Add hook to display the template that was found using locate_template
  • Facilitate extending EE_PMT_Aim and EEG_Aim
  • EE4 month input: allow for starting with 0 instead of 1
  • Whenever a payment method is activated, deactivated, or has its scope changed (eg. where it’s allowed to be used), log it (assuming logging is enabled) to the log file
  • Add CSS float styles to datetime list items
  • Allow EE_Required_Validation_Strategy to be dependent on the value of another field in the form, both client-side and server-side
  • Add an input called EE_Select_Reveal_Input, where the values correspond to other inputs or subsections in the form. When a value is selected, the corresponding input or section is shown in the UI, and all others are hidden
  • Make the javascript EEFV::initialize() emit an event which can be used for other code to initialize their forms
  • Billing Form Validation: CVV/CCV/CSC numbers should always be 3 or 4 digits
  • Remove “Recommended WP version” recommendation
  • Allow gateways to dynamically decide whether to handle IPN

April 12, 2016

Event Espresso 4.8.40.p

Bug fixes and Enhancements:

  • Add check for WP-cron and display warning if feature is disabled
  • Don’t add reCaptcha on the payment options step to avoid conflicts with Stripe and Braintree payment forms
  • EE4 REST API: Add registrations’ datetimes checkin statuses

April 7, 2016

Event Espresso 4.8.39.p

Bug fixes and Enhancements:

  • Breakout str_trim() logic into new string_trim() function;
    Add hasOwnProperty() check when looping over $subs;
  • Fix h3 tags inside p tags on thank you page
  • Add a middleware app that blocks EE from fully loading if the user is on either the wp-login.php or register.php pages
  • Fix ticket selector datetime selections not saving when creating event if you duplicate the tickets/datetimes
  • Fix fatal error when EEME_Base::deregister is called
  • Automatically add `group_by` against primary key field to incoming params in get_all method
  • Fix bundled wp basic auth for multisite
  • Fix EE4 REST API X-WP-Total is wrong when including related items
  • Allow filtering of batch temp folder

March 24, 2016

Event Espresso 4.8.38.p

Bug fixes:

  • Add Email Validation settings
  • Use Default WordPress email validation
  • Avoid unnecessary ALTER TABLE database queries when checking database

March 22, 2016

Braintree Payment Method add-on 1.0.2

Bug fixes:

  • Fix Pay Now button after using change payment method feature
  • Allow multiple Braintree payment methods, and namespace transaction_args js variable

March 21, 2016

Event Espresso 4.8.37.p

Bug fixes:

  • Remove obsolete [EVENT_IDENTIFIER] shortcode
  • Fix issue where HTML tags were not permitted in some payment method settings fields
  • Fix scripts and styles not loading for Stripe and Braintree payment methods

March 16, 2016

Event Espresso 4.8.36.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix HTML Question type validation not passing
  • Cookie-proof the Request classes
  • Change form validation to allow German Umlauts in email address input
  • Fix conflicts with BBPress that affect posting to topics and Single Page Check-Out
  • Improve the cron removal so that if the cron timestamp array is empty it gets removed
  • Fix INF comparisons that will fail in PHP5.3
  • Fix issues in unit tests related to failed builds reported by Travis-CI
  • Fix Transaction Reports using incorrect value for ‘Total Revenue per Event’
  • Add new columns to reports to represent the number of registrations for a specific status
  • Repurpose newsletter message type so it uses correct data depending on context
  • Remove single quotes from shortcode examples in event editor
  • Remove quotes from Event category shortcode examples in event categories screen
  • Fix issue where EE tables could be set up more than once on plugin activation
  • Only deactivate the payment method if it’s confirmed that its payment method type object doesn’t exist
  • Fix missing client side credit card field validation
  • EE4 REST API: Fix fatal error in check-in endpoint
  • EE4 REST API: Normalize calculated field response things
  • EE4 REST API: Facilitate getting different sizes of images
  • EE4 REST API: add headers for totals, calculated fields, and use NULL for inf instead of -1
  • Basic Auth should issue error when bad username or password provided
  • Add support for HHVM returning nothing for max_input_vars
  • Fix potential fatal error when starting a CSV report
  • Minimize rounding errors that have an affect on syncing payments to Infusionsoft


  • Implement Solution ID to AIM
  • Add ‘Current input vars’ and ‘max_input_vars’ value to the popup shown on the event editor

March 3, 2016

Ticketing add-on 1.0.4.p


  • Add compatibility for messages queue system in Event Espresso core 4.9
  • Ensure ticket notice message type is sent when messages are triggered on registration status change in registration details page
  • Fix an issue where Bulk Edit > Registrations > Approve and Notify Registrations do not send Ticket Notices
  • Fix [BARCODE_* output_type=canvas] shortcode parameter

February 26, 2016

WP User Integration 2.0.10


  • Set the “Default role for auto-created users:” option to display in the event metabox only if user has manage_options capability
  • For user accounts that manage events and do not have the manage_options capability, please see this example in the code library that shows how to specify a list of selectable roles for new user accounts

February 25, 2016

Event Espresso 4.8.35.p

Bug fixes:

  • Initialize critical pages after db tables and content
  • Add cap to admin registration redirect_to_txn route

February 22, 2016

Event Espresso 4.8.34.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix SPCO not finalizing admin registrations
  • Fix Fatal error on wp-login.php when Maintenance mode is active
  • Fix deleting payments within abandoned transactions
  • Fix Registration Admin Page switching reg status resulting in malformed success message
  • Return to SPCO Payment methods when cancelling an offsite Payment
  • EE4 Decaf: Remove extra tickets in display if multiple datetimes exist
  • EE4 REST API add error-proofing to avoid PHP warnings
  • EE4 REST API remove assumption that EE core version is in compatibilities array
  • Save the payment method before adding extra meta to it (extra metas need this in order to have an ID)
  • Reduce the amount of stops in the help tours


  • Add filter to allow overriding persistent notices to better UX
  • Add basic auth functionality to EE core
  • Add filter to allow messages to send to multiple registrants when the same email address is used for all registrations in a group

February 18, 2016

SagePay Payment Method 1.1.3

Bug fixes:

  • Remove Expiry Month from the transaction billing information
  • Improve a11y headings hierarchy
  • Fix missing CVV label on billing form
  • Add PCI notice to the top of setting page

February 11, 2016

People add-on 1.0.5

Bug fixes:

  • Ensure person relations to Events are removed when event is permanently deleted
  • Improve a11y headings hierarchy
  • Use array of published event statuses instead of publish for querying the list of events for people CPTs
  • Fix people add-on locate template call to allow custom templates to be loaded

February 8, 2016

WP User Integration 2.0.9

Bug fixes:

  • Remove feature that adds an attendee/contact into the system when a WP user account is created or updated
  • Add notice to edit attendee information with WP User Add-on active after the user account is automatically created
  • Improve a11y headings hierarchy
  • Ensure any WP_User setting relation to events are correctly handled when an event is permanently deleted


  • Add filter hook to allow altering the html for member only ticket rows
  • Add settings link by Plugin Name in WP Plugins Screen
  • Add a title heading to the simple list table template

February 8, 2016

Event Espresso 4.8.33.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix payment details metabox not showing when transaction is TCM, there are payments, and the grand total is 0
  • Fix WP User integration forcing SPCO to show ‘Proceed to Attendee Information’ on initial page load
  • Fix conflict between reCaptcha and WP Users Integration
  • Fix regression for duplicate payment error notices being displayed in SPCO
  • Fix EEM_Datetime::get_dtt_months_and_years
  • Fix the multi event registration add-on breaking the alt registration page redirect
  • Fix end-of-the-month Month Dropdown selector double month bug
  • Fix an issue where changing the payment date for a transaction through the transaction details screen sets it to the current time and date
  • Fix report chart’s currency formats so its formats are consistent with what’s set in country settings
  • Fix an ampersand (&) in an answer choice causes radio, dropdown, and checkbox question types to not display correctly in reg admin
  • Fix Declaration of Events_Admin_List_Table::_get_row_class() should be compatible with EE_Admin_List_Table::_get_row_class($item)


  • EE4 REST API add headers for EE notices
  • EE4 REST API checkin/checkout endpoints
  • EE4 REST API cannot request registrations’ status
  • Update Help & Support content

January 28, 2016

Event Espresso 4.8.32.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix handling of dynamic variables and properties for compatibility with PHP7
  • Fix Registrations per day report so it starts the 24 hour day at midnight local time instead of UTC 00:00
  • Revert changes from 9165 that got into 4.8.30.p
  • Fix REST API non-static method called statically
  • EE_Payment::redirect_form needs to take out GET parameters from querystring and put them into the form
  • PayPal Standard: if there is an error in validating the IPN, then ensure the response is not a WP_error


  • Update reports to use Google Charts
  • Check for `DOING_AJAX` before settting doing_it_wrong notices
  • Cleanup admin headings hierarchy to be in parity with WordPress changes
  • Add filter hook to allow changing what’s sent to Mijireh for the Invoice Description
  • Add filter hook to allow passing custom meta_data to Mijireh
  • a11y and index file improvements to skeleton payment method
  • Implement EE_Boolean_Field::prepare_for_pretty_echoing
  • Put EE Batch Job page into module instead of EE Admin Support Page

January 18, 2016

Infusionsoft Add-on version 2.1.3

Bug fixes:

  • Ensure that the tax line item gets synced to Infusionsoft properly
  • Add logging to record errors in communication with infusionsoft to EE log
  • Ensure that promotions/discounts line items gets synced to Infusionsoft properly

January 15, 2016

Event Espresso 4.8.31.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix EE_Base_Class::delete_permanently hooks not firing for non soft delete permanent deletes
  • Fix EE_Datetime_Test::test_ticket_types_available_for_purchase unit test: Failed asserting that 0 matches expected 1
  • Revert changes from 9165 that got into 4.8.30.p


  • Add CSS class to spco-attendee-panel-dv div to allow customizing the style of a registration form based on the ticket’s ID

January 13, 2016

Event Espresso 4.8.30.p

Bug fixes:

  • Prevent Event Cart from MER from being shown below the registration form on the event cart view with the Canvas theme
  • Make sure any initial default ticket (the main default) has any default prices showing with it
  • Fix incorrect trash item count on price admin page for trashed prices and price types
  • Remove extra single quote from PayPal Pro description field
  • Update DMS so esp_registration_payment table shows it was added in 4.7 DMS, not 4.8 DMS
  • Fix inconsistency with EE_Base_Class::delete_permanently and EE_Soft_Delete_Base::delete_permanently and no action hooks for this route
  • Change locate_template to use get_stylesheet_directory() so that it searches child themes


  • Add the payment method in the registrations overview
  • Add action hook to Transactions_Admin_Page::apply_payments_or_refunds
  • Add item ID to current_user_can() check in Registration_Form_Question_Groups_Admin_List_Table->column_cb()
  • Add .htaccess to force safari to download csvs as a file and not open in browser
  • Add filters to allow the_content filters to do work when the single-espresso_events.php template and archive-espresso_events.php templates are selected
  • Pass the template file name to the FHEE__EEH_Template__locate_template__full_template_paths filter

January 4, 2016

Event Espresso 4.8.29.p

Bug fixes:

  • Fix event custom post type display (single and archive) when get_the_excerpt() is used within theme templates
  • Add custom callback to allow for non-scalar ticket editor inputs
  • Fix system question/group cap requirements
  • Update the REST API index to point to new documentation links
  • Fix ‘This Question is currently linked to one or more Question Option records.’ when attempting to perm delete option questions
  • Fix event duplicator feature so it allows sold out events to be duplicated
  • API: When getting the pretty value of a Post Content Field, it should call do_shortcode
  • Fix _has_billing_form so it’s not ignored
  • Changed the payment method settings form’s field “PMD Order” (non-i18n) to “Order” (i18n)


  • Put EE4 REST API into EE4 core
  • Pass arguments to a Payment Method help tab template

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