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Event Espresso – WordPress Event Management Plugin

Do you currently run or plan to run events that require managing registrations, such as seminars, group classes, not-for-profit fund-raisers, corporate functions, or even a large-scale event such as a show, a sporting or religious event, or any kind of event where people need to book to attend or participate?

Managing event bookings is a complex process. You will probably need to co-ordinate scheduling, event dates, participant numbers, data entry, collecting payments and invoicing, confirmations, reminders and alerts, cancellations … perhaps even accommodating special needs and issuing tickets to participants.

There are many benefits to setting up a web-based event registration system. It can streamline your business processes, save time and lower costs, help you easily duplicate previously-run events, give you more control, improve user experience and grow your sales.

The problem is that setting up a web-based event booking system can be very expensive.

Fortunately, if you own a WordPress-based site, you can easily set up a very inexpensive and professional web-based event booking solution.

Presenting …

Event Espresso – Event Registration And Ticket Manager

Plugin Description

The Event Espresso online event registration plugin for WordPress lets you easily schedule multiple events and start accepting online registrations in just a few minutes.

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

Event Espresso is a versatile and feature-packed application that gives you full control of your event registration management process.

Create custom registration forms

You can employ a range of event registration strategies, from simple online sign-ups and straight up ticket sales, to creating custom registration forms for collecting detailed information about your event attendees, or integrating your event registration forms with social media and email marketing solutions.

View detailed information about your event attendees

Please Note: Currently, Event Espresso is transitioning between two different versions of their software: EE 3 and Event Espresso 4. The new EE 4 is completely different than the older Event Espresso 3, as it has been redeveloped using a different structure to accommodate future growth and expansion. The EE 4 plugin platform has different features, user interface, data structure, coding method and pricing. The developers aim to eventually migrate completely to Event Espresso 4, so keep this in mind as you read more about this plugin.

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Benefits Of Using Event Espresso

Here are just some of the many benefits of using Event Espresso to manage event registrations on your web site:

Automated Event Registration Management

Event Espresso provides you with everything you need to turn your current website into a fully-featured event management website … from custom registration forms and automated emails, to seating capacity limits, multiple price levels and discount codes, to printable tickets and seating charts.

Better Business Productivity

By using an online event registration solution like Event Espresso, you save time and improve your business productivity by practically doing away with the chore of processing registrations manually.

Essentially, you are enabling attendees to complete the sign-up process themselves.

Allowing your enrollees to do all of the data themselves frees up your time and lets you focus more time on organizing a more unique event.

More Control Over The User Experience

As you will soon see, Event Espresso gives you complete control over the event management and booking process that you want your participants to experience.

Some additional benefits and advantages include the following:

Plugin Features

The Event Espresso software provides functionality to end-users via standard features (these are included with the software) and optional features that customers can buy for an extra cost, called add-ons.

Event Espresso provides a number of great built-in to website owners. Here are just a few of these:

Additional features include:

The premium edition of Event Espresso also includes 40+ added features, including:

Event Espresso Add-Ons

In addition to an amazing range of features, Event Espresso provides “add-ons”, which allow plugin users to further expand the functionality of managing an event.

Some of these add-ons include:

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

For more details about the latest Event Espreso features and addons, visit the plugin website here:

User Feedback

Below are just some of the many great testimonials that customers have written about Event Espresso:

”I can’t even imagine what I would want the plugin to do that it doesn’t already do. I’m really happy with the features.” Jim Harmer

”This really is a hell of a plugin. For me, it’s probably the final nail in the coffin for Joomla, as WP can now pretty much do EVERYTHING Joomla does, but better. Love the simplicity of this plugin!” Sam, Web Contempo

”At first we looked at CVENT for one of our clients and they wanted $16,000 per year for 3000 event attendees + fees totaling $22k. That is before Staff and Webinar fees. Worst of all we had to prepay the $16k amount even if we never used all 3000 attendees. That was when we looked at Event Espresso and we realized we could build our own event system for less than 16K. For the most part we have been very satisfied with our decision. The real ROI will come next year when they don’t have to pay another 16k-22K! 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 (Long Version), KT Benefits & InkItDigital.com

Plugin Tips

Whether you are a gym owner, trainer, concert planner, or event management professional, there are just endless possibilities of what you can achieve with the Event Espresso plugin.

After purchasing the plugin and becoming a registered user, visit the support forum for useful ideas and practical suggestions to streamline your event management and registration workflow and enhance the experience of your event attendees.

Product Support

Event Espresso works with with all WP plugins and WP themes that follow standard WordPress coding rules. If you find that you need help with the plugin, however, you will find that Event Espresso provides great end-user support, as so many of its users attest:

”Thank you Seth for being so responsive and going above and beyond the call of duty with your app! I highly recommend Event Espresso for its functionality and for the stellar support. Seth has a deep knowledge and understanding of WordPress and has built a tool that is seamless to use for both organizer and attendee alike! After looking at a bunch of alternatives, Event Espresso far surpasses the other apps that are available.” Wendy Troupe, ICS North Pole Express

The software provides comprehensive support with access to a support forum, in-depth online documentation with faqs, knowledgebase and how tos, priority support and even a monthly VIP member pass giving 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 an established team of experienced WordPress web developers with a proven track record of support, so this is definitely a solution you can count on to organize and manage your events.

Product Licensing Price

Event Espresso is available in a range of editions, including a FREE basic edition (called Event Espresso Decaf). For personal support and advanced plugin options, however, you need to consider purchasing one of the ”Pro” plugin editions below:

The price of the Event Espresso plugin depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. Presently, the software is selling for the amounts shown above. Check the plugin’s website for the current pricing: Event Espresso – Event Registration And Ticket Management

Note: The pricing above was current at the time this review was written. This may not be the actual price charged by the plugin author when you visit the site.

Event Espresso – Additional Info

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

Use the software’s documentation pages for answers to common questions about setting up and how to use Event Espresso, and visit the support forums for questions related to a particular situation, or to notify developers about errors and leave feedback.

For detailed installation and support documentation, demos, downloads, videos, tutorials, FAQ and more, visit the Event Espresso website.

The Bottom Line

Event Espresso is the leading WP event booking and ticketing management software, used by thousands of users.

If you own a WordPress-powered web site and you plan to run events that require managing dates, times and venues, booking attendees, and/or reserving seating, then you will probably not find a better software for your needs than Event Espresso.

For more information, visit the plugin website: Event Espresso