You’ve put in the work planning your event. Now it’s time to make some money! Whether it’s a concert, party, business conference, or any type of event, selling tickets is often the only way you can recoup your costs and potentially make a profit. That’s why it’s important to learn how to sell tickets online with WordPress.
Thankfully, there are some great WordPress plugins that let you sell tickets online without requiring any special knowledge.
Below, we’ll show you step-by-step how to sell tickets online with WordPress. You’ll have a great platform that’s all your own, and you won’t have to give up commissions or data to third-party middlemen like a lot of other ticketing solutions.
The easiest way to sell tickets online with WordPress
As with many tutorials on WordPress, the first step is to download a plugin.
Unfortunately, the majority of reputable plugins for selling tickets require you to either pay for a subscription or give some of your profits to the developers.
In our experience, you’re better off finding a solution with a one-time fee instead of having to pay a percentage of every sale. The reason for this is because that’s a recurring cost and it’s added on top of any credit card processing fees you need to pay.
You can consider the many paid solutions, but for this tutorial, we’ll use a free plugin that works perfectly and has some upgrades if you need more features.
How to sell tickets online with WordPress
To sell tickets online with WordPress, you can use the My Tickets plugin, which will handle all the details for you. You’ll be able to:
- Display information about each event.
- Sell tickets using different payment gateways like PayPal (available for free) or Stripe (requires a paid add-on).
- Offer multiple ticket delivery options, including print-at-home, e-tickets, and box office pick up.
The only thing that we’ll assume for this tutorial is that you already have a basic WordPress site.
If you don’t, you can follow our make a website tutorial to create your basic WordPress site.
Once you have your WordPress site ready to go, come back here to learn how to sell tickets online with WordPress.
Step 1: Download and install the My Tickets plugin
To get started, install and activate the My Tickets plugin, which is available for free at WordPress.org.
If you have any questions about installing a plugin, check out our guide on the topic here.
Step 2: Configure basic settings
Now you should be able to see a tab in WordPress called My Tickets. Click on the button and go to the general Settings page.
This is a rather intuitive page for telling the
This article was written by Joe Warnimont and originally published on ThemeIsle Blog.