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<div class="heading">Responsive Booking Page</div>
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This  page is about {{#fas:cog}}(SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > LAYOUT and explains how to use and customise the responsive version of the booking page.
  
  This page explains how to use and customise the responsive version of the booking page.
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==Booking Engine Configuration ==
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<span class="" style="color: #f3e504; font-size: 250%;" >{{#fas:lightbulb}} </span>  <span style="font-weight: bold;" >Tip</span> This [https://beds24.com/wizard/wizard4.php wizard] guides you though the options you can set for your booking engine.
  
 
==Add booking widget to your web site ==
 
==Add booking widget to your web site ==
In SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->BOOKING WIDGETS you can choose from a range of widgets
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In SETTINGS->BOOKING ENGINE->BOOKING WIDGETS you can choose from a range of widgets
  
Go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->BOOKING WIDGETS->IFRAME to generate the code to embed the booking page into your web site. Use the context help (?icons) for information about the iFrame settings.
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Go to {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGSBOOKING ENGINE  > BOOKING WIDGETS > IFRAME GENERATOR to generate the code to embed the booking page into your web site. Use the context help (?icons) for information about the iFrame settings.
  
 
== Set up and customise responsive booking page ==
 
== Set up and customise responsive booking page ==
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<embedvideo service="youtube">https://youtu.be/hy0trWoKYe8</embedvideo>
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=== Concept===  
 
=== Concept===  
 
The design of the responsive booking page is modular allowing you to fully control the layout.  
 
The design of the responsive booking page is modular allowing you to fully control the layout.  
 
The booking page will display up to two years in advance.
 
  
 
====Modules====
 
====Modules====
 
Modules can be added an removed. They have advanced settings so you can tailor the display exactly to your needs. For most modules content needs to be added so they can display. Available modules are:
 
Modules can be added an removed. They have advanced settings so you can tailor the display exactly to your needs. For most modules content needs to be added so they can display. Available modules are:
  
*Picture slider or gallery for property, rooms and offers
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*Picture slider or gallery for property, rooms and offers (Ensure picture formats are all the same, do not mix Landscape and Portrait)
 
*Picture for property, rooms and offers
 
*Picture for property, rooms and offers
*Featues for  property and rooms
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*Features for  property and rooms
 
*Availability calendar (one or multiple month) for for property, rooms and offers
 
*Availability calendar (one or multiple month) for for property, rooms and offers
 
*Pricetable for offers
 
*Pricetable for offers
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<div><ul>  
 
<div><ul>  
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<li style="display: inline-block; vertical-align: top;"> [[File:layout7.png|thumb|none|200px|<p style="font-weight: bold; text-align: center">Template 7 (default)</p> <p style="font-weight: bold;">Modules:</p> Property Top: Picture Slider<br>
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Room: Features<br>
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Offer:  Offer Select (Button/Selector), Availability Calendar]]
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[https://beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=13434&layout=2 View Demo]
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</li>
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<li style="display: inline-block; vertical-align: top;"> [[File:layout1.png|thumb|none|200px|<p style="font-weight: bold; text-align: center">Template 1</p> <p style="font-weight: bold;">Modules:</p>
 
<li style="display: inline-block; vertical-align: top;"> [[File:layout1.png|thumb|none|200px|<p style="font-weight: bold; text-align: center">Template 1</p> <p style="font-weight: bold;">Modules:</p>
 
Offer:  Picture Slider, Description 1 , Calendar, Booking Offer Select (Button/Selector)<br><br>
 
Offer:  Picture Slider, Description 1 , Calendar, Booking Offer Select (Button/Selector)<br><br>
 
Property Bottom: Description 2]]
 
Property Bottom: Description 2]]
[https://www.beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=13434&layout=1 View Demo]
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[https://beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=13434&layout=1 View Demo]
 
  </li>
 
  </li>
  
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Offer:  Offer Select (Button/Selector), Price Table<br><br>
 
Offer:  Offer Select (Button/Selector), Price Table<br><br>
 
Property Bottom: Description 2]]  
 
Property Bottom: Description 2]]  
[https://www.beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=13434&layout=2 View Demo]
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[https://beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=13434&layout=2 View Demo]
 
</li>
 
</li>
  
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Offer:  Price Table, Offer Select (Button/Selector), Picture Slider, Description 2<br><br>
 
Offer:  Price Table, Offer Select (Button/Selector), Picture Slider, Description 2<br><br>
 
Property Bottom: Description 2]]  
 
Property Bottom: Description 2]]  
[https://www.beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=13434&layout=3 View Demo]
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[https://beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=13434&layout=3 View Demo]
 
</li>
 
</li>
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</ul></div>
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<div><ul>
 
<li style="display: inline-block; vertical-align: top;"> [[File:layout4.png|thumb|none|200px|<p style="font-weight: bold; text-align: center">Template 4</p> <p style="font-weight: bold;">Modules:</p>
 
<li style="display: inline-block; vertical-align: top;"> [[File:layout4.png|thumb|none|200px|<p style="font-weight: bold; text-align: center">Template 4</p> <p style="font-weight: bold;">Modules:</p>
 
Room Top: Picture Slider<br><br>
 
Room Top: Picture Slider<br><br>
 
Offer:  Picture, Description 1 , Calendar, Offer Select (Button/Selector), Description 2<br><br>
 
Offer:  Picture, Description 1 , Calendar, Offer Select (Button/Selector), Description 2<br><br>
 
Property Bottom: Description 2]]  
 
Property Bottom: Description 2]]  
[https://www.beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=13434&layout=4 View Demo]
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[https://beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=13434&layout=4 View Demo]
 
</li>
 
</li>
</ul></div>
 
 
<div><ul>
 
  
 
<li style="display: inline-block;vertical-align: top;"> [[File:layout5.png|thumb|none|200px|<p style="font-weight: bold; text-align: center">Template 5</p> <p style="font-weight: bold;">Modules:</p> Property Top: Picture Slider<br><br>
 
<li style="display: inline-block;vertical-align: top;"> [[File:layout5.png|thumb|none|200px|<p style="font-weight: bold; text-align: center">Template 5</p> <p style="font-weight: bold;">Modules:</p> Property Top: Picture Slider<br><br>
 
Offer:  Price Calendar, Offer Select (Button/Selector)<br><br>
 
Offer:  Price Calendar, Offer Select (Button/Selector)<br><br>
 
Property Bottom: Description 2]]  
 
Property Bottom: Description 2]]  
[https://www.beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=13434&layout=5 View Demo]
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[https://beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=13434&layout=5 View Demo]
 
</li>
 
</li>
  
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Offer: Offer Select (Button/Selector), Price Table<br><br>
 
Offer: Offer Select (Button/Selector), Price Table<br><br>
 
Room Bottom: Picture Slider, Description]]  
 
Room Bottom: Picture Slider, Description]]  
[https://www.beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=13434&layout=6 View Demo]
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[https://beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=13434&layout=6 View Demo]
</li>
 
<li style="display: inline-block; vertical-align: top;"> [[File:layout7.png|thumb|none|200px|<p style="font-weight: bold; text-align: center">Template 7</p> <p style="font-weight: bold;">Modules:</p> Property Top: Picture Slider<br>
 
Room: Features<br>
 
Offer:  Offer Select (Button/Selector), Availability Calendar]]
 
[https://www.beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=13434&layout=2 View Demo]
 
 
</li>
 
</li>
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</ul></div>
 
</ul></div>
 
<div><ul>
 
 
  
 
====Layouts====
 
====Layouts====
 
You can use up to six different layouts at the same time if you want to display different looks on different web sites or blogs.  
 
You can use up to six different layouts at the same time if you want to display different looks on different web sites or blogs.  
  
The Facebook app uses the "default" layout which is set in SETTINGS-BOOKING PAGE.
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The Facebook app uses the "default" layout which is set in {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGSBOOKING ENGINE.
  
 
=== Pictures ===
 
=== Pictures ===
To upload pictures go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PICTURES. Assign them to the property, room or offer  where you want to use them.  
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To upload pictures go to {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGSBOOKING ENGINE > PICTURES. Assign them to the property, room or offer  where you want to use them.  
  
 
<embedvideo service="youtube">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXFa0MPO8TU</embedvideo>
 
<embedvideo service="youtube">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXFa0MPO8TU</embedvideo>
  
 
=== Set up wizard===
 
=== Set up wizard===
This [https://www.beds24.com/wizard/wizard2.php set up wizard] guides you through the set up. Login with your username and password and follow the steps.
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<span class="" style="color: #f3e504; font-size: 250%;" >{{#fas:lightbulb}} </span>  <span style="font-weight: bold;" >Tip</span> This [https://beds24.com/wizard/wizard2.php setup wizard] guides you though the customization of your booking page.
 
 
 
=== Customise booking page===
 
=== Customise booking page===
To customise the the booking page go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PAGE DESIGN->LAYOUT.  
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To customise the the booking page go to {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > LAYOUT.  
  
If you do not want to use multiple layouts leave the selector for "Layout" there and the selector for "Default Layout" in SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE and the selector set to 1.  
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If you do not want to use multiple layouts leave the selector for "Layout" there and the selector for "Default Layout" in SETTINGS->BOOKING ENGINE and the selector set to 1.  
 
==== Change template====
 
==== Change template====
 
Choose the template you want to use and then click on "Restore default".  
 
Choose the template you want to use and then click on "Restore default".  
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Every module has additional settings which allow you to tailor the disply to your requirement. They are available when you click on "Manage".  
 
Every module has additional settings which allow you to tailor the disply to your requirement. They are available when you click on "Manage".  
  
  '''Demo''': This [https://www.beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=24226 demo] gives you an overview on the mayor modules.  
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<span class="" style="color: #f3e504; font-size: 250%;" >{{#fas:lightbulb}} </span> <span style="font-weight: bold;" >Tip</span>  This [https://beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=24226 demo] gives you an overview on the mayor modules.  
  
 
To remove a module, click 'Position' and select 'not used' from the drop down list.  
 
To remove a module, click 'Position' and select 'not used' from the drop down list.  
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*If you use the property slider or property picture and have "Style" set to "Full width" you will need to make sure the slider/pictures  position is  set to row 1 position 1, desktop full width and mobile full width. There should be no other module in row 1. Also make sure you deactivate all modules which you do not use.  
 
*If you use the property slider or property picture and have "Style" set to "Full width" you will need to make sure the slider/pictures  position is  set to row 1 position 1, desktop full width and mobile full width. There should be no other module in row 1. Also make sure you deactivate all modules which you do not use.  
*If you want to show a '''Google Map''' you need to add an Google Map API Key in SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE ->DEVELOPERS. You can obtain an API key from Google here https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/get-api-key. Usually a free key is sufficient.  
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*If you want to show a '''Google Map''' you need to add an Google Map API Key in {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > DEVELOPER. You can obtain an API key from Google here https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/get-api-key. Usually a free key is sufficient. Make sure you activate all required settings.
*The "Policies" module will use display the policies you have entered in SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->DESCRIPTION. A link to policies on your web site can be please wherever you can enter descriptive texts. You can set up a "custom question" (Type= Checkbox, Use=Obligatory) in  SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->-BOOKING QUESTIONS. If required you can add a link for example: "I accept the <a href="http://www.mywebsite.de/agb" target="_blank">terms and conditions </a>." Replace  www.mywebsite.de/agb with a link to the terms and conditions on your web site.  
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*The "Policies" module will use display the policies you have entered in {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGSPROPERTIES > DESCRIPTION. A link to policies on your web site can be please wherever you can enter descriptive texts. You can set up a "custom question" (Type= Checkbox, Use=Obligatory) in  {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGSPROPERTIES >-BOOKING QUESTIONS. If required you can add a link for example: "I accept the <a href="http://www.mywebsite.de/agb" target="_blank">terms and conditions </a>." Replace  www.mywebsite.de/agb with a link to the terms and conditions on your web site.  
  
  
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*The "Marketing Column" displays only in the modules "Price Table" and "Price Calendar". Go to  SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->OFFERS  to enter the content for the modules.
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*The "Marketing Column" displays only in the modules "Price Table" and "Price Calendar". Go to   {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) PROPERTIES > OFFERS  to enter the content for the modules.
 
*Offer Calendars and Price Calendars can not be used in the same layout. If you have multiple offers the calendar will show the same availability for all offers.  
 
*Offer Calendars and Price Calendars can not be used in the same layout. If you have multiple offers the calendar will show the same availability for all offers.  
  
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Width on desktop and mobile: Each row consists of 12 columns. The number of columns defines the width of the module.  
 
Width on desktop and mobile: Each row consists of 12 columns. The number of columns defines the width of the module.  
  
[[Image:row.png|600px|link=]]
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[[Media:row.png|view large]]
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[[Image:Booking_page.png|600px|link=]]
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[[Media:Booking_page.png|view large]]
  
  
 
You can save your changes to this layout or under a different layout. The "Restore Default" option will remove all changes.
 
You can save your changes to this layout or under a different layout. The "Restore Default" option will remove all changes.
  
==== Colors and fonts ====
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==== Style colors and fonts ====
To customise colors and fonts go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PAGE DESIGN->STYLE
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To customise colors and fonts go to {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > STYLE
  
 
Current default setting are:  
 
Current default setting are:  
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==== Behaviour ====
 
==== Behaviour ====
Changes on how the booking page opens and closes can be made in SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PAGE DESIGN->BEHAVIOUR
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Changes on how the booking page opens and closes can be made in {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > BEHAVIOUR
  
 
== Internationalisation ==
 
== Internationalisation ==
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== Additional options ==
 
== Additional options ==
General settings which apply to all layouts like minimum/maximum number of guests, nights, type of price display etc. are in SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PAGE DESIGN.
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General settings which apply to all layouts like minimum/maximum number of guests, nights, type of price display etc. are in {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE.
 
=== Multiple or single room booking===
 
=== Multiple or single room booking===
You can allow guests to book one room or unit, multiple rooms or units of give the the choice. The setting is available in SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PAGE DESIGN.
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You can allow guests to book one room or unit, multiple rooms or units of give the the choice. The setting is available in {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE.  
  
 
=== Allow enquiries when no price is found ===
 
=== Allow enquiries when no price is found ===
If you are using rates you can set "Allow Enquiry" = yes. This will allow the guest to send an enquiry if you have availability but the system can not find a price. If you generally want to accept only "Requests" instead of confirmed bookings go to SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->RULES and set your "Booking Type" = Request
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If you are using rates you can set "Allow Enquiry" = yes. This will allow the guest to send an enquiry if you have availability but the system can not find a price. If you generally want to accept only "Requests" instead of confirmed bookings go to {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGSPROPERTIES > RULES and set your "Booking Type" = Request
  
 
=== Add a logo to your page ===
 
=== Add a logo to your page ===
* Go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE-> PICTURES and choose your file and import.
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* Go to {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGSBOOKING ENGINE  > PICTURES and choose your file and import.
 
* Scroll to the picture and click 'Manage', scroll to the bottom of the page and copy the URL.
 
* Scroll to the picture and click 'Manage', scroll to the bottom of the page and copy the URL.
* Go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PAGE DESIGN->CONTENT->Property Description 1
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* Go to {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > CONTENT "Property Description 1"
 
* Click 'Edit', then find the 'Image' icon and paste the url into the URL box and add a description if necessary, resize as required, click OK. Use the other features to position the image as you required (centre, left, right).
 
* Click 'Edit', then find the 'Image' icon and paste the url into the URL box and add a description if necessary, resize as required, click OK. Use the other features to position the image as you required (centre, left, right).
 
* Click Save.
 
* Click Save.
  
 
=== Additional messages and warnings ===
 
=== Additional messages and warnings ===
Additional messages can be added to the booking page in SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PAGE DESIGN->CONTENT. This is also where you can change the default warning messages which show when a room is not available.
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Additional messages can be added to the booking page in {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE >CONTENT. This is also where you can change the default warning messages which show when a room is not available.
  
 
=== Spam Protection ===
 
=== Spam Protection ===
You can protect yourself from spam via your booking page in SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PAGE DESIGN->BEHAVIOUR.
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You can protect yourself from spam via your booking page in {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > BEHAVIOUR.
  
 
*Set  "On Screen Captcha code"  to "Must be Entered" so your guests will have to enter a captcha code to proceed the booking
 
*Set  "On Screen Captcha code"  to "Must be Entered" so your guests will have to enter a captcha code to proceed the booking
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=== Cookie Consent===  
 
=== Cookie Consent===  
You can use a tool like https://cookieconsent.insites.com/download/ to generate a script which you can add in SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE ->DEVELOPERS "Advanced HTML Settings"
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You can use a tool like https://cookieconsent.insites.com/download/ to generate a script which you can add in {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > DEVELOPER "Advanced HTML Settings"
  
 
=== Google Font===  
 
=== Google Font===  
 
See this  [[Google_Font_on_Booking_Page|help page]] for instructions.
 
See this  [[Google_Font_on_Booking_Page|help page]] for instructions.
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=== Add Chat ===
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Chat systems provide a script which you can add in  {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > DEVELOPER "Insert in HTML <HEAD>"  to add a chat to a property booking page or  {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE > MULTI BOOKING PAGE > DEVELOPER "Insert in HTML <HEAD>"  to add a chat to the the multi property booking page.
  
 
==Use multiple layouts==
 
==Use multiple layouts==
 
You can use up to 6 different layouts at the same time.  
 
You can use up to 6 different layouts at the same time.  
  
The default layout is defined in SETTINGS-BOOKING PAGE.
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The default layout is defined in {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGSBOOKING ENGINE
  
 
If you want to use multiple layouts you can set the number you want to use them under before you save.  To open another than the default layout add a parameter to the URL. Example:
 
If you want to use multiple layouts you can set the number you want to use them under before you save.  To open another than the default layout add a parameter to the URL. Example:
  
  https://www.beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=13437&layout=2
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  https://beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=13437&layout=2
  
 
will display layout 2. If you are using Wordpress you can add a layout parameter to the shortcode as explained in the plugin settings.
 
will display layout 2. If you are using Wordpress you can add a layout parameter to the shortcode as explained in the plugin settings.
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== Developer options ==
 
== Developer options ==
Advanced functions are available in SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->DEVELOPER
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Advanced functions are available in {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > DEVELOPER
  
 
*If you are comfortable working with CSS you can apply your own styles  
 
*If you are comfortable working with CSS you can apply your own styles  
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*Exchange any fixed text on the booking page
 
*Exchange any fixed text on the booking page
  
Stripe and Paymill insert their button and can not be changed. To change the text of any of the other payment buttons you can place this code snippet into SETTINGS  -> DEVELOPERS -> "Advanced HTML Settings".  
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Stripe and Paymill insert their button and can not be changed. To change the text of any of the other payment buttons you can place this code snippet into {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > DEVELOPER "Advanced HTML Settings".  
  
 
  Custom Instruction:  
 
  Custom Instruction:  
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Go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE and select "Booking Page Version" = Responsive. This setting will activate Layout 1.
 
Go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE and select "Booking Page Version" = Responsive. This setting will activate Layout 1.
  
When you change from adaptive to responsive you need to assign your pictures again. Go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PICTURES. Set the selector to the room then choose "Offer 1" and activate the picture/pictures you want to display. If you are using more than one offer repeat for each.  
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When you change from adaptive to responsive you need to assign your pictures again. Go to {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGSBOOKING ENGINE > PICTURES. Set the selector to the room then choose "Offer 1" and activate the picture/pictures you want to display. If you are using more than one offer repeat for each.  
  
 
<embedvideo service="youtube">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOK8Hs_PnOM</embedvideo>
 
<embedvideo service="youtube">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOK8Hs_PnOM</embedvideo>
  
 
  NOTE: If you select "Booking Page Version" = Responsive your live web site will change to the new design. If you just want to have a look you can do this adding &version=3 to the URL of your booking page. To see the different layouts also add the layout number eg. &version=3&layout=2 will show you layout 2. Alternatively you can copy your property and use the copy for testing. If you do this make sure all channel manager connections are deactivated in the copy property. The normal monthly fee will apply for additional rooms so you might want to reduce the number of rooms in the copy property. When you are finished with the customisation you can use the "Clone Property" function in SUBACCOUNTS (top right menu) to apply the changes to your real property.
 
  NOTE: If you select "Booking Page Version" = Responsive your live web site will change to the new design. If you just want to have a look you can do this adding &version=3 to the URL of your booking page. To see the different layouts also add the layout number eg. &version=3&layout=2 will show you layout 2. Alternatively you can copy your property and use the copy for testing. If you do this make sure all channel manager connections are deactivated in the copy property. The normal monthly fee will apply for additional rooms so you might want to reduce the number of rooms in the copy property. When you are finished with the customisation you can use the "Clone Property" function in SUBACCOUNTS (top right menu) to apply the changes to your real property.

Latest revision as of 11:07, 6 January 2022

Responsive Booking Page
This  page is about (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > LAYOUT and explains how to use and customise the responsive version of the booking page.

1 Booking Engine Configuration

Tip This wizard guides you though the options you can set for your booking engine.

2 Add booking widget to your web site

In SETTINGS->BOOKING ENGINE->BOOKING WIDGETS you can choose from a range of widgets

Go to (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > BOOKING WIDGETS > IFRAME GENERATOR to generate the code to embed the booking page into your web site. Use the context help (?icons) for information about the iFrame settings.

3 Set up and customise responsive booking page

3.1 Concept

The design of the responsive booking page is modular allowing you to fully control the layout.

3.1.1 Modules

Modules can be added an removed. They have advanced settings so you can tailor the display exactly to your needs. For most modules content needs to be added so they can display. Available modules are:

  • Picture slider or gallery for property, rooms and offers (Ensure picture formats are all the same, do not mix Landscape and Portrait)
  • Picture for property, rooms and offers
  • Features for property and rooms
  • Availability calendar (one or multiple month) for for property, rooms and offers
  • Pricetable for offers
  • Descriptions for property, rooms and offers
  • Policies
  • Map

3.1.2 Templates

We provide a set of default templates with preset modules. You can use these templates as they are or customise them to suit your requirements.

The current default template is 7.

  • Template 7 (default)

    Modules:

    Property Top: Picture Slider
    Room: Features
    Offer: Offer Select (Button/Selector), Availability Calendar

    View Demo

  • Template 1

    Modules:

    Offer: Picture Slider, Description 1 , Calendar, Booking Offer Select (Button/Selector)

    Property Bottom: Description 2

    View Demo

  • Template 2

    Modules:

    Property Top: Picture Slider

    Offer: Offer Select (Button/Selector), Price Table

    Property Bottom: Description 2

    View Demo

  • Template 3

    Modules:

    Room: Picture Slider, Description

    Offer: Price Table, Offer Select (Button/Selector), Picture Slider, Description 2

    Property Bottom: Description 2

    View Demo

  • Template 4

    Modules:

    Room Top: Picture Slider

    Offer: Picture, Description 1 , Calendar, Offer Select (Button/Selector), Description 2

    Property Bottom: Description 2

    View Demo

  • Template 5

    Modules:

    Property Top: Picture Slider

    Offer: Price Calendar, Offer Select (Button/Selector)

    Property Bottom: Description 2

    View Demo

  • Template 6

    Modules:

    Property Top: Description 1

    Offer: Offer Select (Button/Selector), Price Table

    Room Bottom: Picture Slider, Description

    View Demo

3.1.3 Layouts

You can use up to six different layouts at the same time if you want to display different looks on different web sites or blogs.

The Facebook app uses the "default" layout which is set in (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE.

3.2 Pictures

To upload pictures go to (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PICTURES. Assign them to the property, room or offer where you want to use them.

3.3 Set up wizard

Tip This setup wizard guides you though the customization of your booking page.

3.4 Customise booking page

To customise the the booking page go to (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > LAYOUT.

If you do not want to use multiple layouts leave the selector for "Layout" there and the selector for "Default Layout" in SETTINGS->BOOKING ENGINE and the selector set to 1.

3.4.1 Change template

Choose the template you want to use and then click on "Restore default".

3.4.2 Customise modules

The responsive booking page consists of sections: "Offer" contains the standard offer for a room or unit.

  • One offer will always be shown
  • Additional offers (for example for alternative non refundable prices or packages) are optional
  • All other sections are optional.

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For each section you can choose from a set of modules. For most modules content needs to be added so they can display. Click on the context help (? icons) to see where you can enter the required content.

Every module has additional settings which allow you to tailor the disply to your requirement. They are available when you click on "Manage".

Tip This demo gives you an overview on the mayor modules.

To remove a module, click 'Position' and select 'not used' from the drop down list.


Property modules

  • If you use the property slider or property picture and have "Style" set to "Full width" you will need to make sure the slider/pictures position is set to row 1 position 1, desktop full width and mobile full width. There should be no other module in row 1. Also make sure you deactivate all modules which you do not use.
  • If you want to show a Google Map you need to add an Google Map API Key in (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > DEVELOPER. You can obtain an API key from Google here https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/get-api-key. Usually a free key is sufficient. Make sure you activate all required settings.
  • The "Policies" module will use display the policies you have entered in (SETTINGS) PROPERTIES > DESCRIPTION. A link to policies on your web site can be please wherever you can enter descriptive texts. You can set up a "custom question" (Type= Checkbox, Use=Obligatory) in (SETTINGS) PROPERTIES >-BOOKING QUESTIONS. If required you can add a link for example: "I accept the <a href="http://www.mywebsite.de/agb" target="_blank">terms and conditions </a>." Replace www.mywebsite.de/agb with a link to the terms and conditions on your web site.


Room modules


Offer modules


  • The "Marketing Column" displays only in the modules "Price Table" and "Price Calendar". Go to (SETTINGS) PROPERTIES > OFFERS to enter the content for the modules.
  • Offer Calendars and Price Calendars can not be used in the same layout. If you have multiple offers the calendar will show the same availability for all offers.


Modules are placed in rows. Each section can have one or more rows.

Width on desktop and mobile: Each row consists of 12 columns. The number of columns defines the width of the module.


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You can save your changes to this layout or under a different layout. The "Restore Default" option will remove all changes.

3.4.3 Style colors and fonts

To customise colors and fonts go to (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > STYLE

Current default setting are:

Setting Value
Body Background #f4f4f4
Content Background #f4f4f4
Content Text #424242
Link Color #008acc
Border Color #dfdfdf
Highlight Background From #ffffff
Highlight Background To #ffffff
Highlight Text #424242
Form Background #ffffff
Form Text #424242
Selected Dates Background none
Selected DatesText #222222
Available Dates Background #f2f2f2
Available Dates Text #424242
Request Dates Background #dddddd
Request Dates Text #777777
Not Available Dates Background #f2dede
Not Available Dates Text #a94442
Button Style flat
Button Background #008acc
Button Text #ffffff
Font Arial (Helvetica)
Font Size 14px

3.4.4 Behaviour

Changes on how the booking page opens and closes can be made in (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > BEHAVIOUR

4 Internationalisation

4.1 Currency converter

If you want to give guests the option to see your prices converted into other currencies you can activate a currency converter. Add for example &cur=EUR or &cur=USD to the URL to open the page with the conversion. If you are using Wordpress with a short code add cur=EUR or cur=USD to the short code. Go here for a complete list of currency codes.

4.2 Multiple languages

You can set your default language and activate multiple languages. Make sure you enter descriptive texts for all languages you want to use. If you are using an embedded booking page on a multilingual web site you can embed you booking page with a different default language for each language version. Click here for instructions.

5 Mobiles

Every module has additional settings which allow you to tailor the display on mobiles and desktops. They are available in "Layout" when you click on "Manage".

There you can set if a module is shown on mobile devices

  • directly
  • via a link
  • not at all (shown only on desktops)

6 Additional options

General settings which apply to all layouts like minimum/maximum number of guests, nights, type of price display etc. are in (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE.

6.1 Multiple or single room booking

You can allow guests to book one room or unit, multiple rooms or units of give the the choice. The setting is available in (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE.

6.2 Allow enquiries when no price is found

If you are using rates you can set "Allow Enquiry" = yes. This will allow the guest to send an enquiry if you have availability but the system can not find a price. If you generally want to accept only "Requests" instead of confirmed bookings go to (SETTINGS) PROPERTIES > RULES and set your "Booking Type" = Request

6.3 Add a logo to your page

  • Go to (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PICTURES and choose your file and import.
  • Scroll to the picture and click 'Manage', scroll to the bottom of the page and copy the URL.
  • Go to (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > CONTENT "Property Description 1"
  • Click 'Edit', then find the 'Image' icon and paste the url into the URL box and add a description if necessary, resize as required, click OK. Use the other features to position the image as you required (centre, left, right).
  • Click Save.

6.4 Additional messages and warnings

Additional messages can be added to the booking page in (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE >CONTENT. This is also where you can change the default warning messages which show when a room is not available.

6.5 Spam Protection

You can protect yourself from spam via your booking page in (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > BEHAVIOUR.

  • Set "On Screen Captcha code" to "Must be Entered" so your guests will have to enter a captcha code to proceed the booking
  • Set "Code Sent to Email Address" to "Must be Entered" and your guest will only be able to proceed the booking after they enter a code that has been automatically sent to them.

6.6 Add a TripAdvisor review widget

Tripadvisor provides a code snippet for reviews.

1. Copy the widget code from your TripAdvisor account.

2. Add the code to your booking page

You can add the code snippet into and editable field on the booking page. Click on "Edit" then in the editor on "Source" to insert the code into your booking pages source code.

Make sure the module which you want to use is activated.

6.7 Triptease price comparison widget

To use this function you need an account withTriptease. For more information please see here.

6.8 Cookie Consent

You can use a tool like https://cookieconsent.insites.com/download/ to generate a script which you can add in (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > DEVELOPER "Advanced HTML Settings"

6.9 Google Font

See this help page for instructions.

6.10 Add Chat

Chat systems provide a script which you can add in (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > DEVELOPER "Insert in HTML <HEAD>" to add a chat to a property booking page or (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > MULTI BOOKING PAGE > DEVELOPER "Insert in HTML <HEAD>" to add a chat to the the multi property booking page.

7 Use multiple layouts

You can use up to 6 different layouts at the same time.

The default layout is defined in (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE

If you want to use multiple layouts you can set the number you want to use them under before you save. To open another than the default layout add a parameter to the URL. Example:

https://beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=13437&layout=2

will display layout 2. If you are using Wordpress you can add a layout parameter to the shortcode as explained in the plugin settings.

The Facebook app uses the "default" layout which is set in SETTINGS-BOOKING PAGE.

8 Developer options

Advanced functions are available in (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > DEVELOPER

  • If you are comfortable working with CSS you can apply your own styles
  • Add scripts e.g. for Google Analytics
  • Exchange any fixed text on the booking page

Stripe and Paymill insert their button and can not be changed. To change the text of any of the other payment buttons you can place this code snippet into (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > DEVELOPER "Advanced HTML Settings".

Custom Instruction: 
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() { $("#buttoncustominstruction").val("the new text"); }); 
</script>
Authorize.Net: 
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() { $("#buttonauthorizenet").val("the new text"); }); 
</script>
Paypal
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() { $("#buttonpaypal").val("the new text"); }); 
</script>

Here you can find more developer options.

9 Multiple properties

If you have multiple properties you can use the multiple property booking page to displays all properties in your account. It links to the property booking page where the actual booking is made.

10 Change from adaptive to responsive booking page

Go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE and select "Booking Page Version" = Responsive. This setting will activate Layout 1.

When you change from adaptive to responsive you need to assign your pictures again. Go to (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PICTURES. Set the selector to the room then choose "Offer 1" and activate the picture/pictures you want to display. If you are using more than one offer repeat for each.

NOTE: If you select "Booking Page Version" = Responsive your live web site will change to the new design. If you just want to have a look you can do this adding &version=3 to the URL of your booking page. To see the different layouts also add the layout number eg. &version=3&layout=2 will show you layout 2. Alternatively you can copy your property and use the copy for testing. If you do this make sure all channel manager connections are deactivated in the copy property. The normal monthly fee will apply for additional rooms so you might want to reduce the number of rooms in the copy property. When you are finished with the customisation you can use the "Clone Property" function in SUBACCOUNTS (top right menu) to apply the changes to your real property.