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WordPress Events Registration with PayPal IPN

Attention! The plugin has undergone a major reconstruction and name change. The new name of the plugin is Event Espresso. This WordPress plugin provides a way to take online registrations for events such as conference and seminars that are held live. Events are managed quickly and easily from within the WordPress dashboard. The plugin also uses the PayPal IPN to record payments to the built in WordPress... [Read more]

Recurring Events Manager Screenshots

The Recurring Events Manager is almost here. While I have been busy fixing bugs and making updates to Event Espresso. My good friend Abel Sekepyan has been working hard on the “Recurring Events Manager” addon. All I can say, This thing is amazing! The Recurring Events Manager for Event Espresso is going to change the lives of teachers, gym owners, and event professionals everywhere. Go... [Read more]

Event Espresso Version 3.0.17 for WordPress is Almost Here!

I have been working hard over the last few weeks fixing bugs, updating the calendar, writing tutorials, and adding new features. I have also opened up a new subscription service for you to get the latest news, expedited support in the forums, and cutting edge updates. Screenshots: Calendar Week View List of Attendees Movie Listings (in Custom Files Addon)  Read More →

Vote for Event Espresso – 2010 Plugin of the Year

Vote for Event Espresso Event Espresso has been nominated for the prestigious “2010 Plugin of the Year Award” at WordPress Honors. Please take a few minutes to show your support for Event Espresso (and any of  your other favorite plugins,) by voting. Need a little more incentive? Each person that registers on the WordPress Honors website will be entered to win great prizes from other great... [Read more]

Expandable/Collapsible Event Listings

I posted a quick example of how to add jQuery enabled expandable/collapsible panels to your event listings over at the Event Espresso forums. Be sure to check it out if you want to learn how to add this cool feature to your event listings. Closed Panels Open Panel  Read More →

Event Espresso Version 3.0.16 Just Released

Social Media Buttons Now includes Facebook and Twitter share buttons and an updated calendar. Among several minor bug fixes etc, we have included a simple social media plugin/addon that can be used to display Twitter and Facebook buttons in your Event Espresso templates. If you have relocated your template files to your uploads folder, you will need to make these changes to your template files. I have... [Read more]

Adding Images to RSS Feeds

I had the pleasure of meeting John Hawkins of (9Seeds) this weekend at WordCamp Utah. I also got see John give a great presentation on beginning plugin development. Now he has taken the events of this past weekend and has given us an example (and a plugin) of how to attach images to your WordPress RSS feeds.  Read More →

Event Espresso Sponsoring WordCamp Utah 2010

Event Espresso is a proud sponsor of WordCamp Utah 2010! Be sure to read all about it on the Event Espresso blog.  Read More →

Friends Don’t Let Friends Host Events on Eventbrite

Still using Eventbrite to host your events? You could be wasting hundreds of dollars in fees. In a recent blog post, Event Espresso goes head-to-head with Eventbrite. While Event Espresso boasts no per event registration fees and transaction fees and your customer’s data is stored safely on your server. Event Espresso comes out looking like the best option for a self-hosted event registration... [Read more]

A Short History of Event Espresso and How GPL Compliance Has Helped My Business

Recently Matt Mullenweg has been discussing the GPL license and how it benefits WordPress users, theme developers, plugin developers and programmers. In a recent post on his blog, Matt commented about how people were moving from the non-GPL compliant themes such as Thesis to GPL compliant like Woo, StudioPress, iThemes as a result of the Thesis license violation episode. I have been following this... [Read more]

How Do I Allow Members to Create Events?

This question has been asked quite a few times, so I have decided to post a tutorial in the new Event Espresso forums. If this question has been plaguing you as well, be sure to check it out.  Read More →

Get $10 OFF the Premium Event Manager Plugin for WordPress

We have just reached 5,000 downloads of Advanced Events Registration, the premiere event registration and management plugin for WordPress. To celebrate, we offering $10 off the purchase price of premium version of the plugin, to the first 50 people! Use the discount code AER5000 to claim your discount at the time of purchase. Order now and you will also get a first look at version 3* of the new Event... [Read more]

Forums Now Open!

In preparation for the release of Event Espresso (the new name of Advanced Events Registration,) we have just opened up our  new forums. Many of you have been using the WordPress forums to ask your questions about the Advanced Events Registration plugin. The only problem with that is that I don’t know anyone has posted anything there. I try to login and check every once in a while, but that... [Read more]

WP-Ejunkie Shopping Cart Plugin

WP-Junkie Shoping Cart Example Tired of adding lots of HTML button code to WordPress posts and pages? Introducing WP E-Junkie, a quick and easy to use solution for selling product downloads using the WP E-Junkie Shopping Cart system and WordPress. All you need is an E-Junkie account, your E-junkie client id and a self hosted WordPress website. Buttons are easily added to a post/page by pasting a... [Read more]

Would you download a pirated premium plugin or theme?

Beware of “pirated” premium plugins and themes that may add malicious scripts and open back doors into your server and/or your WordPress installations. Apparently several people have had the misfortune of downloading a pirated version of my Advanced Events Registration plugin from some file sharing websites. One person’s site was entirely overwritten with spam posts and links pirated... [Read more]

Announcing Event Espresso

Update alert!  I have been in the process of  renaming, re-branding, and redesigning the Advanced Events Registration plugin for WordPress. The new name for the all-in-one event manager has just been renamed to “Event Espresso“. We are currently shooting for an end of July release. I have just finished uploading the very first screen shots of version 3 of the Advanced Events Registration... [Read more]

Facebook Event Integration Coming in Version 3

Coming soon to the pro version of Advanced Events Registration….Facebook Events integration. With Facebook Events, you can organize gatherings and parties with your friends, as well as let people in your community know about upcoming events. The Events applications page displays your upcoming events, any invitations you have pending, and links to your own events. This week I started exploring... [Read more] NOW Available for Advanced Events Registration Pro

The gateway is now available on the Pro Version page. If you have been patiently waiting for the addition of into the event registration system, your wait is now over! I have spent the last few weeks getting the pro version of the plugin ready for the NEW payment gateways and building the gateway and IPN. is not the only thing that is new. I... [Read more]

One Year Anniversary of the Advanced Events Registration Plugin

Today is the one year anniversary of the free version of the Advanced Events Registration plugin (originally named and still known as Events Registration with PayPal IPN.) As well as being an important and cost effective addition to many small organizations and blog owners, it has become a very successful event registration plugin for WordPress. It all started off as a small project for my wife.... [Read more]

Free Analytics Tool For PayPal: AnalyzePal

Free Analytics Tool For PayPal: AnalyzePal If you are using the free or Pro version of the Advanced Events Registration plugin for WordPress. Then you gotta check out this app for analyzing your PayPal earnings. AnalyzePal is a cross-platform (PC or Mac) analytics tool specially built for analyzing your PayPal sales data. Here are few of the features: Interactive analysis to visualize your growth... [Read more]

WordPress dbDelta Function Problems

For a couple of weeks I was trying to figure out why the database tables in my plugin weren’t getting updated when the plugin was installed or activated. I had recently written a function (based on this example) to create tables in my WordPress plugin. I finally narrowed it down to the dbDelta function for WordPress. After doing  a few searches on Google I came across this article which explains... [Read more]