Ideas

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

  1. Hello,

    Are the following options available? I cant find them in the demo nor here:
    1: Customer cancellations: make it so a customer can cancel up to 2 days before the booking, but not if its nearer than 2 days.

    2: Automaticly send a reminder 1 day before a booking to the admin and customer.
    I can find this:

    Support on 14/09/2017 at 16:19 said:
    This feature have high priority in our list beside this feature also have priority "sending reminders".
    I can not say right now when exactly its will be implemented, but hope, its will asap.

    As that comment is a year old, has this feature been implemented yet?

    Kind Regards.

    • Hello.
      1) Currently you can activate this option "Change hash after the booking is approved" at the Booking > Settings General page in Advanced section, if you want to change the booking hash after approval. When checked, visitor will not be able to edit or cancel the booking.

      But its does not possible to automatically change hash of booking before 2 days to check in day of booking.

      2) Unfortunately, not yet. Sorry. Its still in development process. Last year we was working on other important functionality, like ability to import / export .ics feeds for sync of bookings and integration of new Gutenberg editor. Hope we will add this reminder functionality, soon.
      Thank you.

  2. Is it possible to have two calendars where I can choose the start date on the first one and end date on the second one?

  3. The checkboxes in the admin area are showing up as lines that are hard to select at time. It looks like the following css in booking.bl.8.3.2/core/any/css/admin-support.css?ver=8.3.2 is the culprit.
    .wpbc_page input[type="checkbox"] {
    height: auto;
    }

    It seems like it might be better to just not declare it so that the checkbox shows up as a standard size.

    • Hello.
      Its known issue since last update of Firefox.
      This issue will be fixed in next update of Booking Calendar. Update have to come soon.
      Thank you for notification.
      Kind Regards.

  4. Hello, we'd really like to have the feature of recurring bookings added. We have many of our events that have weekly, monthly or yearly recurrences and this would take the step of having to re-add the events each week off... right now we select multiple days as a workaround but this is a bit tedious. We have purchased the Business Large system.

    We utilize this plugin to allow our employees and residents to book available rooms for special events and help us stop double-booking of rooms.

    Also one question - would be is the ability to integrate into Gravity View through API's?

    • Hello.
      1) Recurring bookings.
      We will add this feature to the TODO list for having it in future updates of plugin.
      2) Relative integration of Gravity View. Unfortunately this is not possible in actual version. Sorry.
      Kind Regards.

  5. Hi,

    Can we please get a line of instruction above the Captcha image? Or a placeholder text in the field?

    Thanks

    • Hello.
      Unfortunately, Booking Calendar does not support integration with "Square for payment processing". Sorry.
      The Business Small and higher versions of the Booking Calendar is support Stripe, PayPal (Standard and PayPal Pro Hosted Solution (please note, PayPal PayPal Pro Hosted Solution its does not the same as PayPal Pro)), Authorize.Net, Sage Pay, iDEAL via Sisow and iPay88 payment gateways integration (also plugin support showing text info for payment by cash and bank transfer - its only show text info but does not connect to any bank system), other payment systems are not supporting yet. You can configure and activate it at the Booking > Settings > Payment page.

      Please watch more in this video: https://wpbookingcalendar.com/help/booking-calendar-video-payments/

      If you want to make the integration of your payment system by yourself, so you will be able to check how was integrated exist payment system in plugin like Stripe payment gateway. Please check more about this here: https://wpbookingcalendar.com/faq/custom-gateway-in-7-0/

      Please note, if you will modify the source code of the Booking Calendar, we will not guaranteed the correct work of plugin and do not support it.

      Kind Regards.

  6. New feature... SEARCH FORMS ... should be for urgent...
    Seachforms in Business Large and higher should be able to be customized and duplicated. E.g. I need 1 search form for accommodation rentals and 1 for car rentals. Of course they are different. It should be possible to show them horizontal for the header and vertical for sidebars. Can´t believe, that such a great tool is not made that for. Thanks

  7. I have a client on Business medium and she lists on multiple sites. Booking.com, airbnb etc. as every other rental property does. Can BC sync across other sites so she does not have to enter manually? There other calendars that do this with ical. I requested this almost 3 years ago.

    • Hello.
      Yes, it’s possible with latest update of Booking Calendar 8.4.6 and Booking Manager Plugin.
      You can request the new update of Booking Calendar on this page: https://wpbookingcalendar.com/request-update/

      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.

  8. Hello
    our company makes renting of laser machines to beauty salons in which deliveries of rented resources are made by us to customers.
    That is, in addition to resource availability management, we also need to define delivery rules about these resources.
    For example:
    We have 22 resources with time slots for start dates and end dates
    In theory we can have up to 22 resources rented on the same day, but since we only have 4 checkers to deliver and collect the machines, if a certain starting or finishing time reaches a maximum of four for the same day, it must be blocked for new reservations, or at least receive an e-mail warning of this to submit blank reservations by self-completion
    Another hypothesis that would solve would be in the filters of seasons we can create rules with inclusion of timeslots.
    is it possible to implement?
    Thank you

    • Hello.

      If you are need to make the several specific number of bookings per the same timeslot at same date in SAME CALENDAR, its does NOT possible in any versions of Booking Calendar. Sorry.

      The restrictions for making several bookings per day possible only for FULL DATES, not the timeslots.
      Kind Regards.

  9. Hi, is there any coming plans for implementing the support for twilio or another SMS gateway?
    I can see that it has been requested since 2011, but as far as I can see, only an external plugin is available for this - however, this plugin is super buggy.

    (Been using your plugin for a few years, and you guys are doing super well with it!)

    • Hello.
      Curently we was not having it in plans for future updates, because of that external plugin. But I will add this feature to the TODO list for having it in future updates of plugin.
      Thank you.

      • Hi, thanks for the quick reply!
        We talked to the support of the external plugin, since there's a bug in it that it does not support cancelling the dispatch of a message in case of a cancelled or edited booking (since it apparently only listens on a event dispatched whenever a new booking is created)

        So if you decide to implement it, please keep this in mind, customers don't really appreciate getting a reminder about a cancelled appointment! 😉

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