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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!

35 reviews
Average Rating
3.2 out of 5 stars
Very Fragile
By ,

I have used the Lite version as well as the paid version in 6 websites. There is nothing that can compare with this plugin ... it does some amazing things. When it works, it works well. Payment gateways work well, lots of flexibility with notifications and tracks registrations well.

My main problem is that it is very fragile and often breaks when you update to new versions. I have a rule never to update during event registrations, because you could loose all of your data, or you may find users can't sign up all of a sudden!

Bloated and buggy
By , for WP 4.0

Spent about 20 hours trying to get this to work before deciding to go with wp event manager.
https://wordpress.org/plugins/events-manager/

The creators of this plugin have also come out with a new version so its doubtful this will receive much more support than the little it did receive.

Nightmare!!!!!!
By , for WP 3.2.1

I installed this plugin and it worked as advertised. I moved forward with it and bought a personal license. After that license expires you can no longer see the user forums. The free documentation sucks! You will not be able to make any customizations without use of the support forums. Who wants to pay $100 just to get some trivial answer to problems like "how do I change the text that says register on the submit button to instead read purchase". Ohh and any plugin upgrades you make will wipe those changes out.

Currently my plugin is throwing an error message. You can see that someone has responded on the forum to a user with my exact problem. However you cannot see the solution without paying another $100. It really irritates the hell out of me. Therefore I recommend that you should not move forward with this plugin unless you are fine with paying each year to read forums.

Too much fake subscriptions
By , for WP 3.9.1

It is a nice plugin, does what it supposed to do. But on our first day of install we got 9 fake subscriptions to an upcoming event! We had to go back to eventbrite :(

This is the worse plugin ever...
By , for WP 4.2.7

I have developed more than 100 sites and used more than 100 plugins, this is, by far, the worse plugin ever.

1) Very bad customer service
2) No translation possibilities (not compatible with WPML, .poedit, or anything else)
3) Whenever they release an update it creates more bugs than it fixes
4) The security for the event registration is inexistant
5) If you sell multi tickets, you can't have questions only for specific tickets. So for example, if you sell tickets for a golf tournament, a breakfast and a dinner, you need to ask what they would like for dinner for the 3 tickets!!
6) It is ridiculously priced!
7) You need to contact customer service after purchasing the 200$ license before you can download it.

It's been a nightmare ever since I started using this plugin. Stay away, use woocommerce, another event plugin or have something developped but don't pay 1$ for this. You will only lose your time.

Terrible plugin for reoccurring classes
By , for WP 3.9

This plugin is absolutely terrible. It has caused me so much grief with major privacy, security, registration, uploading of classes problems.

I would not recommend this at all for a business with many events.

A lot of installation problems.
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I had to buy the paid version to get this to work, but after a few days the support team was able to talk me through it.

Great support for paid version.
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I purchased the paid version of this plugin for a clients project. I took a gamble buying this plugin and it was worth every penny. I found the software to be well though out and easy to use.

I had to contact support after I launched the site since the url changed, that had my concern resolved in a matter of minutes from my forum post.

I am an advanced user/developer and don't read instructions or look for help until I break it lol... Since the software installed, configured, and tested without any problems on the first try, I have no complaints at all.

Thanks for the great work!

Love Event Espresso
By , for WP 3.7.1

I love how Event Espresso works. However what I love more is the support they provide. Garth is wonderful with helping me with support issues. They earn a 100 for customer service!

Great plugin and support
By , for WP 3.7.1

I've been using Event Espresso for a couple of years and it just keeps getting better and better! Now that it integrates with our Infusionsoft account, it's made my life so much easier. I'm not a technical person but between the forum and their support system, I'm able to make all the changes I need. We're a small company and don't have the resources to have high end tools. This plugin gives me so much flexibility without the high price tag. I also appreciate how they're always working on the tool to keep improving it. Love it!

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