Booking Activities

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Create your activity calendars with drag and drop and book scheduled events with one click.…

Author:Booking Activities Team (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.6
WordPress version tested:6.0
Plugin version:1.14.3
Added to WordPress repository:25-03-2017
Last updated:22-06-2022
Rating, %:98
Rated by:89
Plugin URI:https://booking-activities.fr/en/?utm_source=...
Total downloads:141 890
Active installs:4 000+
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Booking Activities is a complete booking tool designed for activities.
It is very easy to use:

  1. Drag and drop your activities onto your schedule.
  2. Copy / Paste a shortcode to display a booking form. Or integrate it with WooCommerce products.
  3. Pick an event on this calendar and book it.

Try this reservation tool live on the demo website!

Video made with v1.1.1. Booking Activities is constantly evolving.

Main features

★ = Unique feature only Booking Activities has.

Editor

  • WYSIWYG: Visually build your plannings
  • Drag and drop events directly on the calendar
  • Group your events to easily sell bundles, subscriptions, seminars, or events spreading on several days
  • Create repeated events (with desired frequency and exceptions dates)
  • Unlimited calendars, activities, events and bookings.
  • Permission management system: your managers manage only their own calendars and reservations. E.g.: You can set up Booking Activities for a marketplace (Booking Activities can only be managed from the backend).

Booking forms

  • Fully customizable forms in a WYSIWYG editor
  • Shortcodes to display reservation forms or simple calendars
  • ★ Display events from multiple schedules and activities at once
  • One-click booking: just pick the desired event(s) on the calendar and click on “Book”!
  • Custom action when you submit the form or when you click an event: make a reservation, ★ add a product to cart, redirect to a URL
  • Pick multiple events and book them all at once / ★ add them all to cart at once
  • Seamless login / registration: embedded in the form and processed with the reservation. You can also book without account, or display a login form only with a shortcode.
  • 100% responsive: looks great on mobiles, tablets and computers.
  • Set any custom fields and any booking metadata thanks to Advanced Forms add-on

Online payments with WooCommerce

  • Calendars are automatically integrated to WooCommerce product pages
  • ★ Attach multiple calendars and activities to one WC product
  • Cart expiration system: bookings in the shopping cart are temporary
  • Auto-validation when payment is completed
  • ★ WooCommerce order status and its bookings status are smartly bound
  • ★ Automatic refunds by WC coupon or via the gateway (if allowed)

Manage reservations

  • Find all your bookings at a glance on a calendar and in a list. Use dynamic filters, sorting, and custom columns
  • Booking actions: validate, cancel, reschedule, ★ refund…
  • ★ Display your customer’s bookings calendar and their booking list with a shortcode
  • ★ Your customers can cancel or reschedule their bookings and ask a refund by themselves
  • Export your bookings as CSV and iCal feeds and sync them on spreadsheet and calendar apps (e.g.: Google Sheet, Google Calendar)

Availability options

  • Set the booking period: customers can’t book too early or too late
  • Make your events private or bookable by multiple users
  • ★ Set the min and max bookings allowed per user per event
  • Offer some activities to certain user roles only

Notifications

  • Automatic emails are sent to both administrator and customer when a booking is made, when its state changes, and when it is rescheduled
  • Fully customize and configure all your email notifications
  • In multilangual sites, emails are sent to your customers in their own language
  • Send activity-specific notifications and reminders via email, SMS and ★ Push thanks to Notification Pack add-on

Translation ready

  • Multilingual support with WPML and ★ qTranslate-XT (free plugin)
  • ★ Auto-detect and switch languages, date/time format, first day of the week…
  • Customize most frontend messages directly in the settings
  • Fully translated in English and French. You can also help us translating Booking Activities in your language.

The best inside

  • API for developers (PHP actions and filters, JS actions). Documentation coming soon.
  • Use the beautiful and handy FullCalendar
  • Support WP Multisite
  • Support WP privacy tools for exporting and erasing your customers personal data

See the whole features list here.

Extend these features with add-ons:

  • Advanced Forms: Add any (paid) custom fields to your booking forms
  • Display Pack: Customize your calendars or set alternative display (datepicker)
  • Prices and Credits: Set per event prices, decreasing prices, price categories (adults, children, etc.), pay with credits
  • Notification Pack: Send activity-specific notifications and booking reminders by email, SMS and Push
  • Order for Customers: You can book / place an order in the name of your customers

See the whole add-ons list here

This plugin is great for… You?

To know if Booking Activities is made for you, you just need to understand how it works:

  1. You place events on a calendar
  2. Customers pick them and book them

If this fits your business then give it a try!

This booking system has been specially designed to fulfill the needs of most activity providers:

  • For tourism, sport and leisure (nautical, aerial, land, mountain, foot or wheels, outdoor or indoor…)
  • For courses, trainings, exhibitions (education, music, drawing, seminar…)
  • For cultural activities (museum, theatre / cinema, booking events…)
  • For you too, but you are not in this list? Tell us ????

We are listening

You are the developers. You have always been.

Booking Activities has been designed and developed in collaboration with activity providers.

Now it is getting better thanks to you.

Then feel free to tell us if you miss a feature, if you find a bug or anything to make your booking system better!

Requirements

  • WordPress: 3.6 or later
  • PHP: 5.3 or later
  • MySQL: 5.6 or later
  • WooCommerce: 3.x or later
  • Booking Activities can be used without WooCommerce

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