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Event Espresso – WordPress Event Management Plugin

Does your company currently run or plan to run events that need to accept bookings, such as seminars, community classes, not-for-profit fundraisers, corporate conferences, or even a large-scale event like a music concert, a sporting or religious event, or any kind of event where people need to register to attend?

Co-ordinating event registrations is a time-consuming process. You may be required to manage scheduling, dates, attendee numbers, data administration, payment processing and invoicing, confirmations, reminders, cancellations … perhaps even accommodating special needs and delivering tickets to event registrants.

There are lots of benefits to setting up a web-based event registration system. It can streamline your business processes, save time and lower expenses, help you easily copy settings for previous events, give you more control, improve client experience and increase your sales.

The problem is that this can be expensive.

Fortunately, if you own a WordPress-powered site, you can easily install a very inexpensive and professional online event registration system.

Announcing …

Event Espresso

Plugin Description

The Event Espresso online event registration plugin for WordPress enables you to easily create your event and start receiving registrations in just a few minutes.

(Event Espresso lets you set up multiple events and process online event bookings)

Event Espresso is a flexible and feature-rich plugin that gives you complete control of the event registration management process.

Event Espresso lets you customize registration forms

You can use a number of event registration strategies, from simple online registration and straight up selling tickets, to setting up custom registration forms in order to better understand your attendees, or integrating your event registration forms with social media and autoresponders.

Access detailed information about event attendees

Important: At the time of writing this review, Event Espresso provides two different versions of their software: EE 3 and EE 4. The new EE 4 is impressively different than the older EE 3, as it has been revamped using a different structure to accommodate future expansion. The EE 4 plugin platform has different features, user interface, data structure, coding method and pricing. The company plans to eventually move completely to Event Espresso 4, so keep this in mind as you learn more about this plugin.

To learn more about the plugin go here:

Plugin Benefits

Here are just a few of the benefits and advantages of using Event Espresso to manage event registrations on your web site:

Hands-Free Event Registration Management And Ticketing Solution

Event Espresso provides you with everything you need to turn your existing website or blog into a feature-rich and professional event management website … from custom registration forms and automated response emails, to attendee limits, multiple pricing levels and discount codes, to printable tickets and seating charts.

Increased Business Productivity

By using an online event registration solution like Event Espresso, you save time and improve your business productivity by virtually eliminating the chore of processing registrations and bookings manually.

Essentially, you are facilitating participants to perform the enrolment process themselves.

Letting your clients to do all of the data themselves frees up your time and lets you direct more attention on organizing a more unique event.

Full Control Over The User Experience

As you will discover in a moment, Event Espresso gives you more control over the event management process that you want your clients to experience.

Some additional benefits of the plugin include:


Event Espresso delivers functionality to end-users via built-in features (these are included with the plugin) and additional features that users can purchase, called add-ons.

Event Espresso provides many built-in to WP users. Here are just some of these:

Additional features include:

The premium edition of Event Espresso also comes with over 40 additional features, including:

Add ons

As mentioned earlier, Event Espresso provides “add ons”, which allow you to significantly expand the capabilities of your event management system.

Some of these addons include:

Note: The Event Espresso development team is continually adding new features and improvements to the software, including new add-ons.

For more information about the latest Event Espreso features and add-ons, visit the plugin website:

Customer Feedback

Here are just some of the many great testimonials that satisfied customers have posted about Event Espresso:

”Event Espresso is one of the nicest Event Managers (WP Plugin) I have come across.” Joe Distefano, Citizen Joe

”Over the next 5-6 years we should be able to claim that we saved the company over $100,000 – Thanks Event Espresso!” David Waterman, KT Benefits & InkItDigital.com

”Thank you, we just did 2 sell out seminars of 50 attendees in 48 hours using Event Espresso and it was awesome. My wife was able to pick up on the processing backend with ease. You have done a great job on getting this system together – very simple, clear and well laid out With powerful functionality. I am so glad I dumped the old booking application we had and gave Event Espresso a go. Just wanted to say thanks, and thanks for the very patient, friendly and speedy assistance in helping me to get it all set up at the start. Many thanks to you and your team. A grateful customer.” Nicholas de Castella, Emotional Intelligence Trainings

Event Espresso Tips

Whether you are a gym owner, presenter, show planner, or event professional, there are just endless possibilities of what you can do with the Event Espresso plugin.

After purchasing the plugin and becoming a licensed user, spend a little time going through the forums for inspiration and practical suggestions to streamline your event management workflow or improve the experience of your event customers.


Event Espresso works with with all WP plugins and themes that follow standard WP development rules. If you have problems with the plugin, however, you will find that Event Espresso provides highly responsive technical support, as so many of its users confirm:

”These guys are right on any problem or issue or even general questions. You can’t really put a value high enough on the kind of support these guys offer.” Mark Wigston, Muskoka Graphics

The Event Espresso plugin provides comprehensive support with access to a support forum, comprehensive online documentation with faqs, knowledge base and how tos, email support and even a monthly VIP member pass that gives you access to community of developers, designers, event managers, publishers and webmasters that use Event Espresso tools, plus faster support response times.

In addition, Event Espresso boasts a well-staffed team of experienced web developers with a proven track record of support, so this is definitely a plugin you can depend on to manage your events.

Product Price

Event Espresso is available in a range of plugin editions, including a FREE basic edition (referred to as Event Espresso Decaf). For personal support and advanced plugin features, however, you need to consider downloading one of the paid plugin editions below:

The price of the Event Espresso plugin can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. Currently, the plugin sells for the prices shown above. Check the plugin’s website for the current price: Event Espresso – Event Registration And Ticketing Manager

Note: The above reflects the pricing when this review was written. This may or may not be the actual pricing charged by the plugin developer when you visit the site.

Additional Info

Event Espresso regularly adds new features and improvements to its plugin. Make sure to register for their newsletter when you visit their site to receive the latest information and updates.

Use the plugin’s online documentation tools to find answers to common questions about setup and using Event Espresso, and visit the support forums for questions related to a specific use-case, or to notify developers about errors and share feedback.

For detailed documentation, demos, downloads, videos, tutorials, FAQ and more, visit the Event Espresso web site.

We Recommend

Event Espresso is the leading WP event registration and ticketing manager software, used and trusted by thousands of businesses.

If you are a WordPress user and you intend to run events that require managing dates and venues, registering attendees, or reserving tickets, then you will probably not find a more suitable solution for your needs than Event Espresso.

For more details, visit the plugin website: Event Espresso