Manage your events from your WordPress dashboard. Reduce your admin, reduce your costs, make your life easier!
I use Event Espresso Pro and would give it 5 stars. However this review are for the lite version:
Recently I used Event Espresso Lite to set up an event for a charity fund-raiser. I fully expected fewer features, but was disappointed that the features that were included did not work as expected, and was particularly frustrated with broken or deficient functionality when clicking links in the emails sent from the website by the plugin, and a limit of 50 records on an event's attendee list (a bug, I think).
As I said, the Pro version works great. Looks like there's not too much pride embodied in the Lite version though!
I tried a number of other event registration / event management tools and none of them had the registration flexibility I needed. Another thing I like is that I took their user survey and got a personal response a few days later addressing each feedback point I made. That's a nice touch. There are a few things I'd like to see added, but all in all it's a pretty mature product that does exactly what I need it to do. Great job guys/gals.
While trying to set up a new site to handle event registrations and payments I tested a few other potential plugins before this one. It was such a relief to find that this one worked intuitively, was easy to set up and works with minimal effort. It also looks good in my theme with zero CSS alterations. Thanks for making my life easier!
I freakin' love this plugin. I did a test drive of the lite version along with 6 other event registration plugins (some free, some premium). EE stood out as the clear winner of the freebies. So i invested in the premium version. Worth every penny! It does things I never even thought to inquire about - things that save me precious time, like talking to my membership plugin. Score!
I especially appreciated the "Known Plugin Conflicts" list. That saved me a ton of time. Why don't more plugins provide that info?
For the haters who are trashing this plugin, let me just say... free hosting? Really?? You get what you pay for. If you truly care about your business or cause, invest a few bucks in a REAL hosting plan. If you're living in "borrowed" space you have no control. The problem is your hosting, not EE.
It took me a little while to test and get everything working/configured as needed but it's all done now, working perfectly and provides everything my client was looking for.
When I needed technical support to work out a theme conflict issue their technical support staff was quick to respond, lend a helping hand and get the issue resolved expeditiously.
When I found a minor bug they immediately jumped on it and issued a hot fix the same evening. Talk about CUSTOMER SUPPORT!
I wish everyone was as responsive as these guys are. Absolute Kudos to the whole Event Espresso team.
The database installation expects mySQL, which means it won't install when the site uses PostgreSQL.
We have spent a lot of $ and a lot of time trying to do exactly what this plugin does for $90... It would have paid for itself in 2 hours of work. I wish I would have found it faster!
If you have a wordpress site and need to manage any kind of event, check it out!
Uploaded the plugin, logged onto wordpress site, activate plugin, web site hung.
Almost immediately got an email from the free host site complaining about the following slow SQL: "MySQL Query: select * from information_schema.tables where table_name = \\\'wp_events_attendee_cost\\\' limit 1"
Deleted everything from the site. Re uploaded everything from scratch (WordPress & etc.). Tried to activate the plugin again - browser hung - more irate emails from host, etc, etc, etc.
Interface is way too complicated and confusing for any normal person (i.e. a client). And there is zero support (not even basic support) without paying an annual fee.
I've been using Event Espresso for almost two years now. It is the best event management and registration tool I have found...and I've tried many that were much much more expensive.
I love the fact that users don't have to leave my website to register and everything I need is right in the WordPress CMS. I have monthly events and I have never had one complaint or question about registering.
Thanks for the great plugin. I wouldn't dream of using anything else for my events.
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