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Appointment Hour Booking – Extension de réservation pour WordPress

Appointment Hour Booking – Extension de réservation pour WordPress

Description

Appointment Hour Booking is a WordPress plugin for creating booking forms for appointments with a start time and a defined duration over a schedule. The start time is visually selected by the end user from a set of start times calculated based in the « open » hours and service duration. The duration/schedule is defined in the « service » selected by the customer. Each calendar can have multiple services with different duration and prices.

This plugin is useful for different cases like booking of medical services where services with different duration and prices may be available, for personal training sessions, for booking rooms for events, for reserving language classes or other type of classes and other type of services/resources booking where start times are selected and the availability is automatically managed using the defined service duration to avoid double-booking (the booked time is blocked once the booking is completed).

Main Features:

  • Configuration visuelle facile des données et des planifications du calendrier
  • Working dates, invalid/holiday dates and special dates can be defined
  • Supports restriction of default, maximum and minimimum dates
  • Open hours can be defined for each date
  • Each calendar can have multiple services defined
  • Each service can have its own price and duration
  • Start-times are calculated automatically based in the open hours and service duration
  • Available times are managed automatically to avoid double-booking
  • Multiple services can be selected on each booking
  • Les services peuvent avoir plusieurs capacités
  • Automatic price calculation
  • Customizable email notifications for administrators and users
  • Form validation and built it anti-spam captcha protection
  • Manual and automatic CSV reports
  • Module complémentaire iCal avec lien d’exportation iCal et fichier iCal joint aux e-mails
  • Calendrier disponible dans plus de 53 langues
  • Plusieurs formats de date pris en charge
  • Blocks for Elementor and Gutenberg
  • Calendriers multi-pages
  • Printable appointments list

Features in commercial versions:

  • Visual form builder for creating the booking form fields
  • Le formulaire de réservation peut être connecté à une passerelle de paiment (Ex. : PayPal Standard, PayPal Pro, Stripe, Skrill, Authorize.net, TargetPay/iDEAL, Mollie/iDEAL, SagePay, Redsys)
  • Les paiements sont compatibles SCA (Strong Customer Authentication), compatibles avec les nouveaux services de paiement (PSD 2) – Directive (UE)
  • Addons for integration with external services: reCaptcha, MailChimp, SalesForce, WooCommerce and others
  • Addons with additional features: appointment cancellation addon, appointment reminders addon, clickatell and twilio SMS add-ons, signature fields, iCal synchronization, Google Calendar API, Zoom Meetings …

Appointment Hour Booking can be used for:

Booking services or resources: Define schedule, open hours, services, prices and durations and let the calendar plugin manage the schedule.

Sample cases: Medical services, personal training, resource allocation, booking rooms, classes, etc…

Les services peuvent avoir une capacité maximale (exemple : nombre de personnes pouvant réserver/assister au service en même temps). La capacité par défaut est 1. Si la capacité de service a été définie sur 1, la plage horaire sera bloquée pour les nouvelles réservations après avoir obtenu une réservation. Si la capacité de service a été définie sur un nombre supérieur (exemple : 10), le créneau horaire sera bloqué après avoir rempli la capacité (exemple : après avoir obtenu des réservations pour un total de 10 personnes). Cette fonctionnalité est décrite en détail sur https://apphourbooking.dwbooster.com/blog/2019/01/24/bookings-for-multiple-persons/

The Troubleshoot Area

Use the troubleshot if you are having problems with special or non-latin characters. In most cases changing the charset to UTF-8 through the option available for that in the troubleshot area will solve the problem.

You can also use this area to change the script load method if the booking calendar isn’t appearing in the public website.

The Notification Emails

The notification emails with the appointment data entered in the booking form can sent in « Plain Text » format (default) or in « HTML » format. If you select « HTML » format, be sure to use the BR or P tags for the line breaks into the text and to use the proper formatting.

Exporting Appointments to CSV / Excel Files

The appointment data can be exported to a CSV file (Excel compatible) to manage the data from other applications. That option is available from the « bookings list », the appointments can be filtered by date and by the text into them, so you can export just the needed appointments to the CSV file.

Other Versions and Features

The free version published in this WordPress directory is a fully-functional version for accepting appointments as indicated in the plugin description. There are also commercial versions with additional features, for example:

  • Ability to process forms/appointments linked to payment process (PayPal, Stripe, Skrill, …)
  • Form builder for a visual customization of the booking form
  • Addons with multiple additional features

Les paiements traités via l’extension sont compatibles SCA (Strong Customer Authentication), compatibles avec les nouveaux services de paiement (PSD 2) – Directive (UE) qui est entrée en vigueur le 14 septembre 2019.

Please note that the pro features aren’t advised as part of the free plugin in the description shown in this WordPress directory. If you are interested in more information about the commercial features go to the plugin’s page: https://apphourbooking.dwbooster.com/download

Captures d’écran

  • Appointment booking form.
  • Inserting an appointment hour booking calendar into a page.
  • Managing the appointment hour booking calendar.
  • Appointment Hour Booking calendar settings.
  • Integration with the new Gutenberg Editor

Blocs

Cette extension fournit 1 bloc.

  • Appointment Hour Booking

Installation

To install Appointment Hour Booking, follow these steps:

  1. Download and unzip the Appointment Hour Booking calendar plugin
  2. Upload the entire appointment-hour-booking/ directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the Appointment Hour Booking plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  4. Configure the settings at the administration menu >> Settings >> Appointment Hour Booking.
  5. To insert the appointment hour booking calendar form into some content or post use the icon that will appear when editing contents

FAQ

Q: What means each field in the appointment hour booking calendar settings area?

A: The product’s page contains detailed information about each appointment calendar field and customization:

https://apphourbooking.dwbooster.com

Q: Where can I publish a appointment booking form?

A: You can publish appointment booking forms on pages and posts. The shortcode can be also placed into the template. The commercial versions of the plugin also allow publishing it as a widget.

Q: How can I apply CSS styles to the form fields?

A: Please check complete instructions in the following page: https://apphourbooking.dwbooster.com/faq#q82

Q: How can I align the form using various columns?

A: Into the form editor click a field and into its settings there is one field named « Additional CSS Class« . Into that field you can put the name of a CSS class that will be applied to the field.

There are some pre-defined CSS classes to use align two, three or four fields into the same line. The CSS classes are named:

column2
column3
column4

For example if you want to put two fields into the same line then specify for both fields the class name « column2« .

Q: How to hide the fields on forms?

A: You should use a custom class name. All fields include the attribute « Additional CSS Class », you only should enter through this attribute a custom class name (the class name you prefer), for example myclass, and then define the new class in a css file of your website, or add the needed styles into the « Customization area >> Add Custom Styles » (at the bottom of the page that contains the list of calendars):

.myclass{ display:none; }

If you are using the latest version of the plugin, please enter in the « Additional CSS Class » attribute, the class name: hide, included in the plugin’s distribution.

Q: How to edit or remove the form title / header?

A: Into the form builder in the administration area, click the « Form Settings » tab. That area is for editing the form title and header text.

It can be used also for different alignment of the field labels.

Q: Can the emails be customized?

A: In addition to the possibility of editing the email contents you can use the following tags:

%INFO%: Replaced with all the information posted from the form
%itemnumber%: Request ID.
%formid%: ID of the booking form.
%referrer%: Referrer URL if reported.
%additional%: IP address, server time.
%final_price%: Total cost.
%fieldname1%, %fieldname2%, …: Data entered on each field

Q: Can I add a reference to the item number (submission number) into the email?

A: Use the tag %itemnumber% into the email content. That tag will be replaced by the submission item number.

Q: How to insert an image in the notification emails?

A: If you want send an image in the notification emails, like a header, you should insert an IMG tag in the « Email notification to admin » and/or « Email confirmation to user » textareas of form settings, with an absolute URL in the SRC attribute of IMG tag:

Q: How to insert changes of lines in the notification emails, when the HTML format is selected?

A: If you are using the HTML format in the notification emails, you should insert the BR tags for the changes of lines in the emails content:

Q: The form doesn’t appear. Solution?

A: If the form doesn’t appear in the public website (in some cases only the captcha appear) then change the script load method to direct, this is the solution in most cases.

That can be changed in the « troubleshoot area » located below the list of calendars/items.

Q: I’m not receiving the emails with the appointment data.

A: Try first using a « from » email address that belongs to your website domain, this is the most common restriction applied in most hosting services.

If that doesn’t work please check if your hosting service requires some specific configuration to send emails from PHP/WordPress websites. The plugin uses the settings specified into the WordPress website to deliver the emails, if your hosting has some specific requirements like a fixed « from » address or a custom « SMTP » server those settings must be configured into the WordPress website.

Q: Non-latin characters aren’t being displayed in the form. There is a workaround?

A: Use the « throubleshoot area » to change the character encoding.

Q: Can I display a list with the appointments?

A: A list with the appointments set on the calendar can be displayed by using this shortcode in the page where you want to display the list:

[CP_APP_HOUR_BOOKING_LIST]

…il peut aussi être personnalisé avec quelques réglages si besoin, par exemple :

CP_APP_HOUR_BOOKING_LIST from= »today » to= »today +30 days » fields= »DATE,TIME,email » calendar= »1″]

… les « expéditeur » et « destinataire » sont utilisés pour afficher uniquement les rendez-vous/réservations sur la période spécifiée. Cela peut être indiqué en jours relatifs à « aujourd’hui » ou à des dates fixes.

Les styles de la liste se trouvent à la fin du fichier « css/stylepublic.css » :

.cpabc_field_0, .cpabc_field_1, .cpabc_field_2, …

Videz le cache du navigateur si la liste ne s’affiche pas correctement (pour être sûr qu’elle charge les styles mis à jour).

Vous pouvez également ajouter les styles nécessaires dans la « Zone de personnalisation > Ajouter des styles personnalisés » (en bas de la page qui contient la liste des calendriers) :

Q: Can I track the conversion referral?

A: Yes, for this purpose you can use the plugin CP Referrer and Conversion Tracking that already includes the automatic integration with this plugin.

Q : les formulaires sont-ils conformes au RGPD ?

R : dans toutes les versions de l’extension, vous pouvez désactiver le suivi IP pour éviter d’enregistrer ces informations utilisateur. Les formulaires conformes au RGPD peuvent être créés à l’aide des versions commerciales de l’extension.

Avis

4 avril 2024 1 réponse
The plugin achieve its goal, you’ve done a great job, I highly recommend it.
17 février 2024 1 réponse
I don’t do reviews. Almost never, but I’ll make an exception here because the product is exceptional and very flexible, especially if you have some knowlege of HTML and CSS. The support was not only timely but helpful in guiding us to a solution that will work for us. We ultimately requested a customization and found that it was unbelievably inexpensive, and the changes were made within a few days. After reviewing the changes, which were implemented exactly to our specification, we requested another small change that we expected to pay for but they made the change gratis and provided the new version the next day. Thanks to Karen, the Codepeople support/technical agent who helped us through.
7 février 2024 1 réponse
Excellent plugin for time-based bookings on Wordpress. Its flexibility allows seamless customization of language and appearance. Perfect for businesses needing versatile scheduling solutions. Highly recommended!
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