This page explains how to install and customise the Wordpress plugin.
The Wordpress Plugin allows you to add an embedded booking page and/or booking widgets via short codes.
Install the Plugin
Add and activate the plugin
Adjust the general setting for your booking page. You can further customize the booking page in Beds24 in SETTINGS->-BOOKING PAGE
Use the short code [beds24-embed] to add a booking page with pre populated dates.
NOTE: Do not use [beds24-embed] if you redirect to the booking page from a widget.
Use [beds24-landing] to add a booking page which uses the dates chosen on a widgets.
Generate the widget in SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->BOOKING WIDGETS
Paste the generated short code to where you want to display the widget
Widgets are inserted via short codes.
Booking Box, Booking Strip, Availability Calendar
Short Codes for Booking Box, Booking Strip, Availability Calendar are generated in the widget designer in the Beds24 control panel in SETTING->BOOKING PAGE->BOOKING WIDGETS. Copy the short code from there and paste it where you want to display the widget on your Wordpress page..
Use these step-by-step instructions for details.
Booking Button, Booking Link
Booking Button, Booking Link are inserted via these short codes:
- Booking button: [beds24-button]
- Booking link: [beds24-link]
Paste it where you want to display the widget on your Wordpress page.
For customization options see the "Booking Widgets" section in SETTINGS-BOOKING WIDGETS in Wordpress
You can generate the short codes for one or multiple properties. To generate a short code for multiple properties set the selector for "Property" = All SETTING->BOOKING PAGE->BOOKING WIDGETS. Copy the short code from there and paste it where you want to display the widget.
If you want to allow guests to search by certain criteria:
- first create the search criteria in SETTINGS -> BOOKING PAGE ->MULTIPLE PROPERTIES->SEARCH CRITERIA then go to SETTINGS -> BOOKING PAGE ->MULTIPLE PROPERTIES->PROPERTY SETTINGS and assign the applicable criteria to each property
- Once you have set and assigned your search criteria you can go to SETTINGS-> BOOKING PAGE-> BOOKING WIDGETS. Set PROPERTY = ALL and design your widget, ensuring that you change "Search Filter" to show the search criteria in your booking widget.
- Generate the code for the widget and paste it into the source code (Set the Wordpress editor to "Text") where you want to display the widget.
Developers or users with basic knowledge of HTML, PHP and CSS can change the plugin code to customise widgets.
Developer Options for last generation booking widgets
Example: Change the default values of [beds24-box]
Open your Wordpress dashboard and go to SETTINGS->BEDS24 then click on "Edit"
Search for this file in the right navigation: beds24-online-booking/theme-files/beds24-box.php
Click on on the link to edit:
To change the default number of guests search for: if (!isset($_REQUEST['numadult'])) $_REQUEST['numadult'] = 2; and change 1 to your default number of guests e.g. if (!isset($_REQUEST['numadult'])) $_REQUEST['numadult'] = 1; Click "Update File"
To change the default number of nights search for: if (!isset($_REQUEST['numnight'])) $_REQUEST['numnight'] = 1; and change 1 to your default min number of nights e.g. if (!isset($_REQUEST['numnight'])) $_REQUEST['numnight'] = 3; Click "Update File"
To change the maximum number of guests of search for <?php for ($i=1; $i<=12; $i++) change 12 to your max number of guests e.g. <?php for ($i=1; $i<=4; $i++) Click "Update File"
You can save the file in your theme directory if you want to avoid over-writing if you update the plugin.
Note: Iframes on mobile devices are problematic. Best is if you set up a special mobile page for the page where you have embedded the Iframe which opens the booking page in a new page instead of an Iframe.
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