Welcome to “Plugged In,” an ongoing series in which we look at some of the most popular WordPress plugins across various categories. This week, we’ll look at the best WordPress plugins for booking and selling tickets.
The use of paper invitations for events has become a thing of the past. More and more, ticket event planners are using online platforms to manage events. Online management tools make it easy for businesses to manage an event themselves directly from their website. A tool that is increasingly becoming more necessary is a reliable plugin for ticket sales. These booking plugins assist with the management of events on WordPress sites so customers can easily buy tickets to the next concert, party, festival, wine tasting, etc…
Make it easy for customers to RSVP to events by using Event Tickets. Pair with Events Calendar and combine existing events with RSVP functionality. With its plug-n-play system, Event Tickets is built for developers; site builders can access tools including partial template overrides, a host of template tags, hooks and filters, careful documentation, as well as a library of free extensions.
Ticket Tailor uses an intuitive, versatile e-ticketing system that provides the ability to quickly and easily sell tickets. E-tickets will be automatically sent with QR codes and a barcode to attendees. Ticket Tailor is highly customizable and offers the ability to customize e-tickets to say whatever you want.
In addition to an easy-to-use and highly customizable platform, Ticket Tailor also features essential integrations that make ticket visibility and usability easier. Ticket Tailor uses PayPal for simple credit card payments, MailChimp to email attendees, and Facebook for direct event registration.
With Tickera, you can avoid profit-sharing with a third party, which means no middlemen and unnecessary costs. Tickera’s platform lets you manage various events, ticket distribution, and discount codes with ease.
Tickera users can access various ticket options including VIP tickets, check-in or ticket sale dates, or simpler options like quantity and price. However, users can choose to capitalize on all available options or choose to keep their ticketing simple and option-free. Most recently, Tickera has released a drag and drop strategy for creating stunning floor plans.
Event Espresso allows you to transform your blog or website into a fully featured event management website. This is perhaps the most feature-packed booking plugin with the ability to create custom registration forms and emails, seating limits, multiple price options, and discount codes to printable tickets. Event Espresso also has top-notch support to help customers navigate the plugin.
Have a favorite booking plugin you use for selling tickets? Tell us about it in the comments below!