Ideas

Please, feel free to propose new ideas or new features, which you desire to see in future releases of Booking Calendar Plugin.

  1. Here are some feature requests:

    * Reminder Emails - set automatically or manually
    * Calendar integration - This is needed in a product priced as is
    * Personal version ability to black out specific hours or time blocks, not just what is set on front end

  2. On the calendar overview, it is not clear when a booking ends and another one begins.
    I suggest that a bold vertical line should be used between two different bookings and not an interrupted line.

  3. Hi, is it possible to create a new/additional status category. So, in addition to 'Available', 'Booked' and 'Unavailable', I could add a different type? Thank you!

    • Sorry, I should add... I want to keep those 3 currently existing and add a 4th option. I am already aware that we can edit the wording for the existing categories.

      • Hello.
        Unfortunately, there is no ability to add some new statuses for the bookings in actual versions.
        Also its does not possible to add some new status for the bookings with some easy fix, because its will require a lot of work ( I am saying about the statuses of bookings and not the legend items under calendar).
        We will add this feature to the TODO list for having it in future updates of plugin.
        Kind Regards.

  4. Hello,

    Is there any way to have different "Advanced Costs" depending of every "Season filter".

    For example give for free the breakfast in low season, but charge $30 dollars in high season.

    Anothe example is having a "No visitors limit per group day", for example, usually groups of 5 visitors pay $50 for a tour, but the "No visitors limit per group day", let's say the Wednesday, they pay $50 no matter how many of them they are.

    With the current configuration options "bussiness medium". I'm unable to do this!.

    Thank you sir!,
    Great job

    • Another example:

      We're running an Escape Room business. Usually, groups from 2-5 visitors pay $50 per game, but groups of 6 visitors (max) pay $60 per game. I can configure this in Advanced Costs placing a "10" in visitor "6" so 50+10 = $60

      Until here, everything is fine. But we also have a "Discount Day" (Wednesdays) where groups pay $45 per game no matter if they're 2 or 6, and as far as I know, this is impossible to configure. We have a Season Filter for the Discount Day with $45 as price, but the Advaced Cost section will add $10 for the 6th person, and we want the price fixed no matter the size.

      Thanks again!

      • Hello.
        Unfortunately, its does not possible to set the different cost for the different additional cost at the Booking > Resources > Advanced cost page.

        But you can define the different form fields for the different seasons. Please check more here https://wpbookingcalendar.com/faq/different-content-for-different-days-selection/
        Its means that for general season you can have visitors selection like this:

        <label>Adults</label>[select visitors class:span1 "1" "2" "3" "4"]

        and for high season you can have the visitors selection like this:

        <label>Adults</label>[select visitorshigh class:span1 "1" "2" "3" "4"]

        And then at the Booking > Resources > Advanced cost page you can configure the different cost for the "visitors" and "visitorshigh" field options.

        Please note, in "Content of booking fields data" form for such fields you can have configuration like this:

        <strong>Adults</strong>:<span class="fieldvalue"> [visitors][visitorshigh]</span><br/> 

        But here exist one limitations. Its will work only, in case if you select 1 day. Because of you select more than 1 day, so then system will not replace your visitors to visitorshigh, because its replacing this field in the booking form, only based on CHECK IN day (first selected day).

        Kind Regards.

    • Hello.

      Unfortunately, there is no such functionality. Sorry.

      Booking Calendar does not support the upload or attachments during booking process. Sorry.

      If you need that visitor upload some file during booking process, then please configure in the email template (that sending to the visitor, after visitor made the booking) some link to the secret page, where will be exist some form for uploading files.

      For uploading files, please use some other plugin, then just insert into that "secret" page some form for ability to upload file by your visitor.
      Kind Regards.

  5. Link to pay deposit in approved email. We are a theatre company and want to check all the info they submit is correct and we can accommodate before we get them to pay a deposit.

    • Hello.

      Check more about this feature here: https://wpbookingcalendar.com/overview/#deposit

      Watch it in this video guide https://wpbookingcalendar.com/help/deposit-balance-payments-video-overview/

      Here is little instruction about deposit configuration and MANUAL sending payment request for payment balance (rest from the sum).

      Please read firstly this article about the correct configuration of the "payment link" : http://wpbookingcalendar.com/faq/configure-editing-cancel-payment-bookings-for-visitors/

      Then open the Booking > Settings > Emails page and configure and set active the "Payment request" email.

      You can open the Booking > Resources > Cost and rates page and by clicking the"Deposit amount" button configure the deposit amount value.

      This cost will be show in the payment form, after visitor is made the reservation. So probably its cost will be smaller than full amount. And your visitors can make the payment of that amount.

      At the admin panel at the booking listing page for the specific booking you will see in the cost field the FULL cost, but inside of the "notes section" (you can activate it by pressing the note button at the right side of the each section), you will see the description similar to this:

      Total cost: $135.00 / deposit: $54.00, balance: $81.00 / - 11.11.2019

      If you are want to request from the visitor to pay the rest of the sum, you are need to make these steps:

      a) Edit the cost of the booking, and enter the sum, which will show at the payment form.
      You are need to change the cost and then press the save button to save the new cost.

      b) Press the send payment request button to send the email with link to the payment form for the specific booking.

      Kind Regards.

      • Thank you, I have found this and have been playing with this feature but it would still be nice to send a link automatically in an approved email asking for the deposit amount and then being able to follow up with a payment email after for the remainder of the sum. And just have those automatic.

        I am a little worried about the manual entry for deposit and then the manual remainder and it doesn't show on the admin side the amount they paid for the deposit permanently quick view (you have to click another button to view what they have paid)

        I am just trying to minimize human error

        Thank you for your speedy reply!

  6. Are you planning on creating an API that would allow for calendar integration with vacation rental sites like Airbnb?

    • Hello.
      Currently Booking Calendar support import or export bookings only via .ics feeds, other type of integration with Airbnb is not supported.

      Booking Calendar plugin is supporting

      - import of events via .ics feeds from Google Calendar ( or Airbnb or any other calendar that support .ics format, like iCal application)

      - and export bookings to .ics feeds (files), which possible to import in Google Calendar (or Airbnb, Booking.com, HomeAway, TripAdvisor, VRBO, FlipKey and any other calendar that uses .ics format ).

      Please read more about this feature here: https://wpbookingcalendar.com/faq/#sync

      Import.
      Please check about the configuration of import events from .ics feeds in this FAQ instruction here https://wpbookingcalendar.com/faq/import-ics-feeds/
      Please note, the import process is working in that case, when some visitor is open your website page with booking import shortcode. So you can configure CRON at your server, for periodically access this page with booking import shortcode to start import process. Or you can insert the import shortcode before booking form shortcode, so firstly system will start import process and only then show booking form, when someone visit your page.
      In case if you are having some issue of not ability to import new events, then check this troubleshooting instruction: https://wpbookingcalendar.com/faq/ics-importing-issue/

      You can define CRON at your server for periodically access pages with import .ics feeds shortcodes and start import process during specific time-intervals, then check this: https://wpbookingcalendar.com/faq/cron-script/

      Export.
      Please check about the configuration of export .ics feeds in this FAQ instruction here https://wpbookingcalendar.com/faq/export-ics-feeds/
      Booking Calendar is generate .ics feed with bookings in real time. But how often some service (like airbnb, or booking.com ) access this .ics feed to import the bookings from Booking Calendar into own system, does not depend from Booking Calendar. So in other words, Booking Calendar does not force to generate import process by third party service, when some booking is created. You need to check with support of this service (like airbnb or booking.com), about how often they can access the .ics feed tor making import.

      Kind Regards.

  7. Hello Guys,

    You are a great booking calendar plugin for WordPress.

    Google Analytics is a great product for tracking WordPress websites.

    I would recommend you build an easy integration plugin for WordPress (or extend functionality in existing plugins), to be able to track e-commerce data.

    This would allow for remarketing and lots of great analytics to be made, offering your customers a higher chance of success.

    Do you have any plans on making e-commerce tracking possible?

    Is it maybe already available in a way that is somewhat easy?

    Also, are there plans on sharing conversion data via a facebook pixel?

    • Hello.
      Please note, Booking Calendar does not have native integration with Google Conversion Tracking.
      In next update 8.6 of Booking Calendar (which will come during a month), will be possible to use hook for ability to track submission of bookings:

      More info here:

      Under Hub. Added useful hook for Google Adwords Conversion tracking: do_action( 'wpbc_track_new_booking', $params );
      How to use this hook?
      Add code similar to this in your functions.php file in your theme, or in some other php file:

      add_action( 'wpbc_track_new_booking', 'my_booking_tracking' );
      function my_booking_tracking( $params ){ ?>
      <!-- Your Google Code for Booking Conversion Page -->
      <?php }   
      
  8. It would be nice if you could define acceptable departure days, or could lock weekdays
    as illegal departure days.

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