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Event Espresso Lite - Event Management and Registration System

Manage your events from your WordPress dashboard. Reduce your admin, reduce your costs, make your life easier!


31 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.3 out of 5 stars
1 star
Install got me banned from a free hosting website
By , for WP 3.5

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.

1 star
By , for WP 3.4.2

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.

5 stars
Long Term User and VERY Happy
By , for WP 3.4.2

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.

1 star
A giant waste of money and time.
By , for WP 3.4.2

On the surface, event espresso looks amazing. It seems to have everything, and to be incredibly useful.

It's not.

Let's say you're selling tickets to a conference. What's the most important thing for selling tickets? Well, to ensure that only people who have bought a ticket are registered for the conference.

Event Espresso doesn't let you do that.

For some bizarre reason, Event Espresso lets people rsvp for an event without paying for it. That has absolutely no value to anyone who requires payment for attendance. In fact, it has negative value, because the black hole of time wasted on communicating with attendees that, no, they don't actually have access to the event - BECAUSE THEY HAVEN'T PAID, BECAUSE YOUR TICKETING SYSTEM DIDN'T MAKE THEM PAY! - compounds the amount of time you have to waste figuring out who is going, who isn't going, and who still has to pay.

Foolishly overlooking this detail, and needing a good ticketing system for a project, I paid for Event Espresso's pro edition. Then I tried to address this - and other - problems. I went through a whole gauntlet of programmers whose job is, I guess, to customize the plugin for users. None of them, however, could fix the core problem with the plugin itself - that the plugin allows people who have NOT paid to think they have access to the event.

A giant waste of money and time.

5 stars
By , for WP 3.5

I'm very happy with the way the Event Espresso plugin performs, I upgraded to the pro version, the online forums and support are excellent. Events are easy to setup and manage, highly recommend!

5 stars
The right choice for me
By , for WP 3.5

When I converted my website to WordPress, I took a long time to examine and evaluate my options for presenting events and accepting registrations. I actually tried two other solutions before finally purchasing a business license for EventEspresso specifically because it includes two specific features: people can purchase multiple events at one time instead of one at a time, and I can offer bundle discounts for a series. These were features that weren’t available from any other option. There is still room for improvement (like for anything) but I have to say that it has been the right choice for me. In addition, I’ve had good support when I’ve had questions, so I’ve been extremely pleased with the way my site is working.

1 star
PHP Warnings
By , for WP 3.5

The paid version of this plugin is buggy.

Inside the admin screen you'll get this PHP warning on every screen

Warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #1 is not an array in /home/XXXXXXXX/public_html/wp-includes/post.php on line 2996

Disable the plugin and the warning goes away.

Client isn't very happy with this product even though we paid for it.

1 star
By , for WP 3.4.2

crash all site after installation

5 stars
Extremely Pleased with Event Espresso
By , for WP 3.4.2

For almost one year now, we've been using the basic Event Espresso package with an Add-on for Multiple Event Registrations.

We love how easy it was to setup and our students love how easy it is to register.

One of the most important "values" we receive from Event Espresso is not only their products but their customer care and support. We feel they go above and beyond in helping us when we need it.

We are very grateful to have found this excellent registration plugin AND appreciate all the help we've received when we've asked for it.


5 stars
Please be more specific about what bugs you have encountered
By Plugin Author, for WP 3.4.2


Can you please be more specific about what bugs you have encountered? Have you taken into account that you may have conflicts with your theme and/or other plugins? Did you even use our support channels?

As Garth stated in his comments above, we have thousands of customers that use Event Espresso. Most of them use Event Espresso as the primary source of income for their businesses. So I think your assumptions are unfounded and derogatory.


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