Upgrade the Booking Calendar from Free to Paid version.

1) When you made the purchase of Booking Calendar paid version, you have to receive the link for downloading the paid version of Booking Calendar. Please download this archive.

After you have received the archive with updated version of plugin, follow these steps:
Tip We recommend to make backup of your DataBase and Booking Calendar folder, before making backup, in this case, you will be able to rollback to previous versions and data in any time.
Tip Please note, during update process all plugin files are replacing to new. Its means that if you have edited any source files of plugin (in plugin folder), then you will be need to make this customization again after plugin update

2) Open the General Booking Settings menu page of Booking Calendar admin panel, and at the right side of the page recheck that this option "Delete booking data during uninstall" is turned Off (unchecked), otherwise all your booking data during deactivation will be deleted.

3) Open the WordPress Plugins menu page and click on "Deactivate" link of Booking Calendar (free version). Wait for the message "Plugin is deactivated successfully". It's important.

4) Click on "Delete" link of Booking calendar and wait until the plugin is deleted.

5) Open WordPress Plugins menu page, then select the "Add New" plugin sub menu and then click on "Upload Plugin" button at top of page. Click on browse button in upload form and select the booking zip archive, which you have received. Click on upload button and wait until the plugin is uploaded.
If you will receive message like this: "The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini", then please check this troubleshooting instruction.
If you want to upload the booking zip archive via FTP, then you need to extract the archive content. You have to get at result the booking folder with plugins files. Then upload entire this folder to ../wp-content/plugins/ folder at your server.

6) Open the WordPress Plugins menu page and click on "Activate" link.
Wait for the message "Plugin is activated successfully".

Please clear the browser cache, before using new update.

What's Next?
Please read the general instruction about usage of paid versions of Booking Calendar.

You can create the different booking resources, unique calendars - your properties or services at the Booking > Resources page. And then you be able to insert booking shortcode (booking form or availability calendar) for for specific booking resource (your properties or service) into the post or page.

Please read more how easily insert booking form or availability calendar into a pages or how manually configure Booking Calendar shortcodes in content of your pages.

Upgrade the Booking Calendar from lower Paid to higher Paid version.

1) When you made the purchase upgrade of Booking Calendar paid version, you have to receive the link for downloading the paid version of Booking Calendar. Please download this archive.

After you have received the archive with updated version of plugin, follow these steps:
Tip We recommend to make backup of your DataBase and Booking Calendar folder, before making backup, in this case, you will be able to rollback to previous versions and data in any time.
Tip Please note, during update process all plugin files are replacing to new. Its means that if you have edited any source files of plugin (in plugin folder), then you will be need to make this customization again after plugin update

2) Open General Booking Settings menu page of Booking Calendar admin panel, and at the right side of the page, recheck that this option: "Delete booking data during uninstall" is turned Off (unchecked), otherwise all your booking data during deactivation will be deleted.

3) Open the WordPress Plugins menu page and click on "Deactivate" link of Booking Calendar (your previous version). Wait for the message "Plugin is deactivated successfully".

4) Click on "Delete" link of Booking calendar and wait until the plugin is deleted.

5) Open WordPress Plugins menu page, then select the "Add New" plugin sub menu and then click on "Upload Plugin" button at top of page. Click on browse button in upload form and select the booking zip archive, which you have received. Click on upload button and wait until the plugin is uploaded.
If you will receive message like this: "The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini", then please check this troubleshooting instruction.
If you want to upload the booking zip archive via FTP, then you need to extract the archive content. You have to get at result the booking folder with plugins files. Then upload entire this folder to ../wp-content/plugins/ folder at your server.

6) Open the WordPress Plugins menu page and click on "Activate" link.
Wait for the message "Plugin is activated successfully".

Please clear the browser cache, before using new update.

Update plugin from older to newer version release, if you are use the PAID version of Booking Calendar.

1) If you are use the paid version of Booking Calendar, do not make update from the WordPress directory, otherwise you will get the free version.

2) You can check if the new version is available and what changes or new features in the new version at this page

3) You can request the free updates, of your purchased version (if the updates are ready) during one year, after purchase of your version. After this period, if you want to prolong the getting updates for the next 6 months, it's will cost the 50% from the original cost of your version of Booking Calendar. You can request the new update of Booking Calendar on this page.

4) Update process.
After you have received the archive with updated version of plugin, follow these steps:
Tip We recommend to make backup of your DataBase and Booking Calendar folder, before making backup, in this case, you will be able to rollback to previous versions and data in any time.
Tip Please note, during update process all plugin files are replacing to new. Its means that if you have edited any source files of plugin (in plugin folder), then you will be need to make this customization again after plugin update

  • Open General Booking Settings menu page of Booking Calendar admin panel, and at the right side of the page recheck that this option "Delete booking data during uninstall" is turned Off (unchecked), otherwise all your booking data and settings options during deactivation will be deleted;
  • Open the WordPress Plugins menu page and click on "Deactivate" link of Booking Calendar. Wait for the message "Plugin is deactivated successfully".
  • Click on "Delete" link under Booking calendar and wait until the plugin is deleted.
  • Open WordPress Plugins menu page, then select the "Add New" plugin sub menu and then click on "Upload Plugin" button at top of page. Click on browse button in upload form and select the booking zip archive, which you have received. Click on upload button and wait until the plugin is uploaded.
    If you will receive message like this: "The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini", then please check this troubleshooting instruction.
    If you want to upload the booking zip archive via FTP, then you need to extract the archive content. You have to get at result the booking folder with plugins files. Then upload entire this folder to ../wp-content/plugins/ folder at your server.
  • Open WordPress Plugins menu page and click on "Activate" link under new Booking Calendar plugin version.
    Wait for the message "Plugin is activated successfully".

Please clear the browser cache, before using new update.

Update plugin from older to newer version release, if you are use the FREE version of Booking Calendar.

1) Open the WordPress Plugins menu page at your admin panel of your site. You have to see at the bottom of the Booking Calendar the line about he new version is available.
2) Click on update link and wait until the plugin is downloaded, installed and reactivated.
3) You are need to wait until the message will show that the plugins is reactivated successfully. It's important.
4) If you are by some reason will get the some error messages, please make the reactivation process:
- open firstly the General Booking Settings menu page, and at the right side of the page recheck that this option "Delete booking data during uninstall" is turned Off (unchecked), otherwise all your booking data during deactivation will be deleted;
- open the WordPress Plugins menu page and click on "Deactivate" link of Booking Calendar. Wait for the message "Plugin is deactivated successfully". It's important.
- open the WordPress Plugins menu page and click on "Activate" link of Booking Calendar. Wait for the message "Plugin is Activated successfully". It's important.
Please clear the browser cache, because update can have a new updated CSS or JS files.
Now you can use your updated version.

First time plugin installation

Using the WordPress Plugins menu page.
1) Open the WordPress Plugins menu, select "Add new plugin" submenu
2) In the search text field enter "booking" or "booking calendar" term and select search.
In the search results, find "Booking Calendar" (created by wpdevelop) plugin and click on "Install" link. Wait until the plugin is downloaded and installed.
3) Open the WordPress Plugins menu page and click on "Activate".
Wait for the message "Plugin is activated successfully". This is important. Otherwise not all DB tables will be created and you will have an error message.
The plugin is now ready for use.

Installation using the uploading of plugin zip archive.
1) Open the WordPress Plugins menu page, select the "Add New" plugin sub-menu and then click on "Upload Plugin" button at top of page. Click on the "Choose File" button and select the booking zip archive. Click on "Install Now" button and wait for the plugin to be uploaded.
If you will receive message like this: "The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini", then please check this troubleshooting instruction.
If you want to upload the booking zip archive via FTP, then you need to extract the archive content. You have to get at result the booking folder with plugins files. Then upload entire this folder to ../wp-content/plugins/ folder at your server.
2) Now open the WordPress Plugins menu page and "Activate" that plugin.
Wait for the message "Plugin is activated successfully".
The plugin is now ready for use.