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Pre-Sales Questions

It's one time cost. You can use your purchased version of Booking Calendar as long as you need on your website.

Also, you can request free updates your version of Booking Calendar (if such updates ready) during 6 months after initial purchase of plugin.

If you will need to extend period of support and getting updates to next 6 months, it will cost 50% from the original cost of your Booking Calendar version (original cost - its cost of Booking Calendar version without other discounts).


Optional subscription of getting updates with discounted cost.
Please note, during initial purchase of plugin, its possible to select (or deselect) optional subscription (billing each 6 months) for getting Updates and Support for plugin with additional discount. First 6 month during initial purchase of plugin, getting of updates is for free. Possible to cancel subscription of getting updates at any time.

If you was not selected subscription of getting "Updates and Support" during initial purchase, and if you will need (in a future) to extend period of support and getting updates to next 6 months, it will cost 50% from the original cost (original cost - its cost of Booking Calendar version without other discounts).

You can request new update of Booking Calendar on this page.

You can request free updates your version of Booking Calendar (if such updates ready) during 6 months after initial purchase of plugin.

If you will need to extend period of support and getting updates to next 6 months, it will cost 50% from the original cost of your Booking Calendar version (original cost - its cost of Booking Calendar version without other discounts).


Optional subscription of getting updates with discounted cost.
Please note, during initial purchase of plugin, its possible to select (or deselect) optional subscription (billing each 6 months) for getting Updates and Support for plugin with additional discount. First 6 month during initial purchase of plugin, getting of updates is for free. Possible to cancel subscription of getting updates at any time.

If you was not selected subscription of getting "Updates and Support" during initial purchase, and if you will need (in a future) to extend period of support and getting updates to next 6 months, it will cost 50% from the original cost (original cost - its cost of Booking Calendar version without other discounts).

You can request new update of Booking Calendar on this page.

Yes, its possible to make upgrade from lower version to the higher versions of the same editions (for example from the Booking Calendar Personal single site usage version to the Booking Calendar Business Small single site usage version).
But its does not possible to make upgrade from the single site usage version to the "developer" or multi site usage versions or from the "developer" to the multi site usage versions.
The cost of upgrade from the lower to higher versions, usually higher than difference in cost between 2 versions.
The cost of upgrade from the lower to higher versions of single site usage versions higher on $20 than difference in cost between 2 versions.
The cost of upgrade from the lower to higher versions of "developer" edition versions higher on $30 than difference in cost between 2 versions.
The cost of upgrade from the lower to higher versions of multi site usage versions higher on $50 than difference in cost between 2 versions.

Each specific version of Booking Calendar can be single site usage version, developer or multi site usage version.
Single site usage version, possible to install and activate only at 1 specific website.
Developer edition version, possible to install and activate at 2 different websites. Its can be test (developer) server and live website.
Multi site usage version, possible to install and activate maximum on 5 different websites.

You can check overview of different Booking Calendar versions.
You can also check all available features for different versions of Booking Calendar.
Also you can test live demo of specific versions (both client and admin sides) to be sure in functionality and do not have misunderstanding.

Booking Calendar "Free" - this version is free, you can download it from WordPress directory.
It's very easy in use and powerful version for the creating reservation of one resource.
At this version is possible to make reservation for the one resource, like a room or car, or some service... etc. You can insert into the post or page the standard booking form with fixed number of fields and availability calendar, where visitor can select single or multiple days. Administrator and visitor can receive the standard email notifications about different actions, like a "new booking", "approve/decline/... of booking", etc... Administrator can make the booking at admin panel at the "Add new booking" menu page and configure the different settings of the booking form and availability calendar at the general booking settings menu page.

Booking Calendar Personal - it's paid version, where is possible to have booking availability calendar for the each of multiple booking resources (like a room, cars or any services, etc…). You can add new and configure exist fields in the booking form. Also you can configure the email templates for the different booking actions. You can able to edit the exist bookings, add comments to the bookings, print and export bookings to the CSV format, etc… Please check at the feature list and live demo of this version, full list of features of this version.

Booking Calendar Business Small - it's paid version, where is possible all actions from previous versions, plus you can receive the bookings for the specific time of date, set the cost of booking resource and integrate the online payment form of supported payment systems. Your visitors can make the rage days selection using the one mouse click in calendar, or setting minimum or sets of fixed number of days selection using 2 mouse clicks (check in and checkout dates), all middle dates will be selected automatically. Also here is possible to use the same date as check in/out date for the different bookings by activating the fixed time at the settings page.
Please note, if you will use the fixed time slot list selection (and not the time entering using the text fields) in the booking form, the timeslot list will be the same for the any date of week, in other words the fixed time slot list is not depend from the week of day. Also if some visitor will reserve the specific time slot at selected date at specific booking resource (calendar), this timeslot become unavailable for the other visitors at this selected date in this booking resource.
And much more... Please check at the feature list and live demo of this version, full list of features of this version.

Booking Calendar Business Medium - it's paid version, where is possible all actions from previous versions, plus you will have more advanced cost and availability management of the bookings. At this version is possible to set the rates, which will depend from the season filters, plus you can set the more advanced cost for the booking, where cost is depend from the number of selected dates. Also you can set additional cost for the option selection at selectboxes or checkboxes at your booking form. this additional cost can be fixed sum or percent from the final cost of booking. You can even activate and configure for the resources the deposit payment feature, what is mean that visitor will pay at the payment form, the part of the final cost of the booking. This version is also support settings availability per each booking resource, which is depend from the season filters. Also you can able to configure the several customization of booking form fields, it's mean that different resources can have different form fields. You can send the payment requests to visitors for the specific booking by email. And much more.... Please check at the feature list and live demo of this version, full list of features of this version.

Booking Calendar Business Large - it's paid version, where is possible all actions from previous versions, plus you can make the several reservations per the same FULL date (not a time slot) for the same booking resource (availability calendar). At this version is possible to set the capacity of the booking resource, it's mean that your visitors can make the several reservations per the same date, in other words, the date(s) in calendar will be available until lumber of reservations per these full dates is less than capacity of the booking resource. Please note, if you will use the timeslot selection for the booking resource with capacity higher than one, so then this timeslot will be simply record as a data into DB according this booking, but will not impact to the time availability. Also at this version you will be able to search the available booking resources in your pages or posts for the specific check in/out dates and specific number of visitors. This version is also support the coupon codes for getting discounts of bookings. And much more.... Please check at the feature list and live demo of this version, full list of features of this version.

Booking Calendar MultiUser - it's paid version, where is possible all actions from previous versions, plus each registered WordPress user of your site can have independent, individual, own booking admin panel. It's mean that each regular registered WordPress user can see only OWN booking resources and bookings and can configure the own booking form fields and email templates, own payment form integration data and costs of booking resources as some other settings... In this version is exist also the "super booking admin users", which can see and manage the bookings and booking resources from the all users and manage the status of other bookings users. And much more.... Please check at the feature list and live demo of this version, full list of features of this version.

Unfortunately we can not make personal customization or custom development on customer demand. But we can add features, that you need to our TODO list for implementing them in a future updates. You can add your request of specific feature at this page.
Please note, we can not specify some approximate time for implementation of the specific feature.
Thank you for understanding.

Please watch video guides, check FAQ and check already answered solutions at the plugin forum, before sending new question.

If you still have a questions about configuration of plugin you can contact by this email or through support forum.

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Please note, we can help with specific questions about configuration or troubleshooting.
But we do not provide full configuration at customer website and do not provide any customization of source code, etc.... We do not provide teaching of using WordPress or configuration of WordPress websites or configuration of your servers, as well.
Please provide detailed info about specific issue. Do not write like "it’s does not work". We can not help with such "general" questions, please be more specific. Write about what exactly issue do you have or what exactly configuration you need a help.

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We can not help with questions that relative to work or configuration of other services or systems. Please ask for a help support of specific service or system. This support is only about functionality and configuration of "Booking Calendar" plugin.

Please be sure to check the terms and conditions of usage plugin and support that we are providing.

You can get support and ability to request free updates during 6 months after purchase. After this period, if you will need to get updates for next 6 months or getting support it’s will cost 50% from the original Booking Calendar version cost (original cost - its cost of Booking Calendar version without other discounts).


  1. How do I set the various email that go out to contain the content from a custom form? For example, all emails pull content from the short code [content], which is assigned to the Standard form builder. When I create and embed a custom form, it still pulls the content fields from the Standard form. Is there a way to figure out the custom form short codes? If so, how?

    Big thanks ~

  2. Hello,

    is it possible to have 2 different calendars where each will have different availability? For example I am an attorney working in two cities, in first city I work on Monday-Wednesday and in the second city I work on Thursday and Friday.
    I didn't find an answer in documentation.

    Thank you!
    Radek

  3. Hi,

    I have WP Booking Calendar working on my site. I take a €50 payment per booking but the payment is only taken after the booking has been confirmed. Is there a way to set it up so that the payment can be taken before the booking is confirmed?

    Thanks,
    Ed

    • Hello.

      Basically the payment form have to be showing, just after submitting the booking. If you do not see it, then open the Booking > Settings > Payment page and Be sure that this option “ Do not show payment form, after submit booking form” was unchecked. Also you need to activate at least one payment system at the Booking > Settings > Payment page and cost of the booking have to be higher than 0. Check your costs at the Booking > Resources page.
      Kind Regards.

  4. Hello,
    i bought your plugin and almost everything works.

    The only problem are the colors of the contact form that do not reflect the color legend (I would like to send you a screen to explain the problem, but I don't know how I can do it)

    Thanks for your help, Lisa

    • Hello.

      Just for do not have misunderstanding.

      In the Booking Listing page and in Calendar Overview page the pending and approved bookings can be showing only in 2 colors blue and orange.

      In the calendar at the front-end side the colors for the pending and approved dates can be different, and they depends from the selected calendar skin at the Booking > Settings General page in calendar section. Such colors do not the same as in admin panel in booking Listing page.

      If you want to change the colors in the calendar at the front end side, then you can follow this instruction :
      https://wpbookingcalendar.com/faq/change-skin-and-colors/

      Otherwise Please recheck for any cache plugins, like “WP Super Cache”, “WP Fastest Cache” or “W3 Total Cache”. If you are using someone, please deactivate it or add the exception to the page with booking form for do not cache this page(s).
      Kind Regards.

  5. Hello,

    Is there a possibility to have an overview on the website of all the bookings that have been made?
    It's for our own employees to see which workroom is still available.

    Thanks for your help,
    Martijn

  6. I'm curious if there is a way to set up dynamic email mapping based on the location. I have several locations that I use on my site and would like to route the booking email to the site managers ( not all of them ). Is this possible?

    • Hello.

      In case,  if you need to have the different emails for the different booking resources so then  you need to  check  the  BookingCalendar MultiUser version. 
      In this version each activated regular user can have their own booking admin panel and can configure their own emails. 
      So here different emails relative to  specific WP user,  and each  such  user  can have their own booking resources. Its means that  different booking resources will have different emails.
       
      Selections of booking resources can look  like here https://bm.wpbookingcalendar.com/select-resource/ 

      Here is more info about this version. 

      In the Booking Calendar MultiUser version possible that each registered WordPress user (your owner) have own individual independent booking admin panel, and can see and manage only own booking resources and some other settings (other owners will not see the bookings from this owner, they can see only own bookings). Please check more here (at bottom of the page) https://wpbookingcalendar.com/overview/

      Also each owner (user) will receive the emails about the bookings of the own service(s) or property (booking resource(s)) and can approve or decline them. Please note, that each owner WordPress user) will have different individual calendar(s) with booking forms in the separate pages. Please retest it in the live demo. You can read more about the initial configuration of the BookingCalendar MultiUser version: https://wpbookingcalendar.com/faq/multiuser-version-init-config/

      Watch it in this video guide https://wpbookingcalendar.com/help/multiuser-video-overview/ 

      Please test the live demo of BookingCalendar Multiuser version here: https://multiuser.wpbookingcalendar.com/ 
      Admin Panel of Multiuser version (here you can test several admin panels functionality): https://multiuser.wpbookingcalendar.com/admin-panel/ 

  7. Hi,

    I wanted to check as we are finding most people seem to have no problem with the payment link in the email for the payments but there are a random few who say the payment link won't open for them. Is there another way to send them the link to pay their invoice?

    We're using Stripe for payments.

    Any assistance here would be helpful.

    Thank you.

    • Hello.

      May be there is issue that the link is not showing as hyper link in the emails ? If yes, then instead of this configuration:

      Please make payment on this page: [visitorbookingpayurl]

      Please use configuration like this:

      Please make payment on <a href="[visitorbookingpayurl]" rel="nofollow ugc">this page</a> 

      at the Booking > Settings > Emails page in Payment request email.

  8. Hello! I have Booking Calendar Personal. Is there a way to save page URL and/or page title on the booking fields that are saved on backoffice and sent by email? Like in CF7 you just place the shortcode [_URL] and form sends URL data. Thanks

    • Hello.
      In the emails at the Booking > Settings > Emails page you can use this shortcode:

      [request_url]

      to show the address of the page (if any), where visitor make this action.
      Check HELP section at the Booking > Settings > Emails page, what shortcodes available for the email configurations.
      This shortcode available in the paid versions of plugin.
      Kind Regards.

      • Yes, it works on emails, thank you. But it would be really important to save this data in backoffice. In this project we have several event posts and instead of users choosing from a list of events that is always changing, they just fill the form on the event page, but booking data has to have page title or URL information.

        • Hello.
          By default it's does not possible. Sorry.
          But here is exist one trick in the Booking Calendar Business Medium or higher versions.

          You can create several different booking forms at the Booking > Settings > Form page for each of your page or post. And in each of such booking form you can statically enter such data.
          Kind Regards.

  9. My calendar has stopped displaying however I did not change anything. The page still seems to load ok, all the other form objects are there, just not the calendar.
    PHP 7.4
    Calendar version Business Medium Singlesite 8.1.1
    Wordpress 5.8.1 - Panoramic

    • Hello.

      It seems that you are using the old version of Booking Calendar and you have updated to the latest update of WordPress.
      Because of that you are having this issue. Please be sure to use the latest update of Booking Calendar 8.8.2
      It has to resolve the issue of not showing the calendar at the latest update of WordPress.
      In case if you are using the paid version of Booking Calendar, then you can request the new update of Booking Calendar on this page: https://wpbookingcalendar.com/request-update/

      Kind Regards.

  10. Hi,

    I have Business large single site 8.8 version, is it possible to have cost summarized in the booking form?

    Deposit plus full cost of booking?

    • Hello.
      You can use [cost_hint] shortcode in the booking form at the Booking > Settings > Form page to show the total booking cost in real time depending from the selection of dates and some other options in booking form. It’s possible in the Booking Calendar Business Medium or higher versions.

      Please use shortcode generator at the right side of the Booking > Settings > Form page for the fast and correct creation of booking form fields.

      Kind Regards.

      • Seems like my version doesn't have the shortcode generator, also when I use [cost_hint] it doesn't show a total value of the selected days, only for one day.

        • Hello.
          Please be sure that you have deactivated the using simple booking form at the Booking > Settings > Form page in the toolbar, if you are using the Booking Calendar Business Medium or higher versions.
          Kind Regards.

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