Install Event Espresso

Event Espresso is an event registration and ticket sales plugin for WordPress that can be installed through your WP dashboard (WP-admin).

Download the latest version of Event Espresso from your Event Espresso account page. It will be saved to your computer as a zip file (

Note: if your computer automatically unzips the file, it will look like you downloaded a folder not a .zip file. The folder will need to be re-zipped, or you can change the setting on your browser to not automatically unzip files.

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

Note: If you are unable to upload the Event Espresso plugin because the file size is too large, then you can search the internet for how to increase the plugin file maximum upload size in WordPress, or contact your website host and they can do it for you.



Be sure to toggle full screen in the bottom corner of the video and set the quality to HD.

If you already have Event Espresso installed, you can simply update Event Espresso.

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