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Event Espresso – WordPress Event Management Plugin

Do you currently run or plan to run events that need to accept bookings, such as workshops, group courses, not-for-profit fund raisers, social conferences, or even a large-scale event such as a concert, a sporting or religious event, or any kind of event where people need to book to attend?

Co-ordinating event bookings is a complicated and time-consuming process. You have to co-ordinate calendar schedules, dates, attendee numbers, data entry, collecting payments and invoicing, confirmations and reservations, reminders and notifications, cancellations … perhaps even accommodating special needs and issuing tickets to participants.

There are many advantages to setting up an online event registration system. It can make your business more efficient, save time and lower costs, help you easily duplicate similar events, give event managers more control, create a more enjoyable user experience and grow your sales.

The problem is that setting up an online event booking system can be quite costly.

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

Introducing …

Event Espresso – Event Registration & Ticketing Management

Plugin Description

The Event Espresso online event registration plugin for WordPress enables you to easily create your event and begin accepting bookings in minutes.

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

Event Espresso is a feature-packed software that gives you complete control of your event registration management process.

Customize your event registration forms

You can employ a range of event registration strategies, from simple online enrollments and straight up selling tickets, to setting up custom registration forms in order to better understand your participants, or integrating your event bookings with social media sites like Facebook.

Access detailed information about your event attendees

Note: Currently, Event Espresso offers two different versions of their plugin: Event Espresso 3 and Event Espresso 4. The new Event Espresso 4 is considerably different than the older Event Espresso 3, as the plugin has been redeveloped using a different structure to allow for future growth and expansion. The EE 4 plugin platform has different features, user interface, data structure, coding method and pricing. The company plans to eventually phase out Event Espresso 3, so keep this in mind as you learn more about this plugin.

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Benefits Of Using Event Espresso

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

Automated Event Registration Management And Ticketing Solution

Event Espresso provides you with everything you need to turn your existing online presence into an automated and fully featured event management website … from custom registration forms and automated emails, to attendee limits, multiple price options and discount codes, to printable tickets and seating charts.

Better Business Productivity

By using a web-based event registration system like Event Espresso, you save time and improve your business productivity by practically eliminating the chore of processing registrations and bookings manually.

Basically, you are enabling attendees to perform the enrolment process themselves.

Allowing your clients to do the data themselves frees you up from doing admin work and lets you spend more of your time on delivering a more unique event.

Complete Control Over The User Experience

As you will see shortly, Event Espresso gives you complete control over the event management process that you want your clients to experience.

Additional benefits and advantages include the following:

Event Espresso Features

Event Espresso provides functionality to its customers through standard features (these come with the software) and additional features that users can purchase, called add-ons.

Event Espresso offers a number of features to WordPress users. Here are just a few:

Additional features include:

The premium version of Event Espresso also includes over 40 added features, including:

Add ons

As mentioned earlier, Event Espresso provides “add ons”, which allow users to further enhance the functionality of managing your event.

Some of these add-ons include:

Note: Event Espresso regularly adds new features and improvements to its software, including new addons.

For full details about the latest Event Espreso features and add ons, visit the plugin website:

Customer Feedback

Here are some of the testimonials that customers have written about Event Espresso:

”I want to commend you on a fabulous product which is just the right price for a small non-profit. People are happy with the registration process, as are we! …Thank you SO much for a great product.” Sandra Forero Bush, World Trade Center Tacoma

”I have been using Event Espresso to run my festival and have been very happy with how it has worked out. They have provided tremendous support and their iPhone app is amazing and easy to use. I suggest using it for your event.” Alex Grant, Byron Spirit Festival

”Event Espresso is very nice and functional plugin. Set it up is not very easy for a beginner like me, but you have one of the best support team in your side. They answer all questions in a timely manor. I didn’t know anything about setting up the plugins, Thanks to Event Espresso Support team that now I can find my way around this plugin. Event Espresso helps our company to manage the workshops, keep track of our students, manage the emails, and much more. We upgrade from personal License to Business license in just two weeks of using Personal license. I strongly recommend the Business license.” Ted Karlsalr, Omnilargess

Useful Tips

Whether you are a gym owner, trainer, concert promoter, or event consultant, there are simply endless possibilities of what you can achieve with the Event Espresso software.

After downloading the plugin and becoming a licensed user, visit the user forum for inspiration and practical suggestions to streamline your event management workflow or improve the experience of your attendees.


Event Espresso is fully compatible with other WP plugins and WP themes that follow WP coding standards. If you do need help with the plugin, however, you will find that Event Espresso provides excellent support, as many of its customers confirm:

”It’s magical. Support is amazing, plugin is simple to use, a 3 year old could use the iPhone app…it all is very impressive and professional.” David, House of Prayer

The software provides great support that includes access to support forums, in-depth 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.

Additionally, Event Espresso boasts a well-staffed team of experienced WordPress web developers with a solid track record of support, so this is definitely a solution you can count on to run your events.

Software Price

Event Espresso is available in various plugin editions, including a FREE basic edition (named Event Espresso Decaf). For personal support and advanced software features, however, you will want to consider using one of the ”Pro” plugin versions below:

Pricing details of the Event Espresso plugin can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. When we last checked, the software is selling for the prices shown above. Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details: Event Espresso – Event Management & Ticketing Registration Plugin For WordPress

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

Additional Info

The Event Espresso development team is continually adding new features and improvements to its software. Make sure to stay subscribed to their customer update list to receive the latest information and updates.

Search the software’s online documentation tools to find answers to common questions about setting up and how to use Event Espresso, and the support forums if you have questions related to your particular use-case, or to report problems and leave feedback.

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

The Bottom Line

Event Espresso is the preferred WordPress event registration and ticketing management plugin, used by thousands of event promoters.

If you are a WordPress user and you plan to run events that require managing dates and venues (offline and online), enrolling attendees, and selling seating, then you will probably not find a better software for your needs than Event Espresso.

For complete details, check out the plugin here: Event Espresso – Event Manager And Registration Software For WordPress