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Log in to your administration panel, and you should see a brand new “Easy Booking” tab with its “Settings” sub-menu.

Easy Booking tab in WordPress dashboard

There are 3 tabs on top of the screen. Let’s make a small tour of the different settings you’ll find in there:

Easy Booking settings tabs

General settings

Easy Booking settings 1

Calculation mode : Days or Nights

“Days” mode considers a product is booked from 00:01 to 23:59, while “Nights” mode considers the product is booked from 12:00 to 12:00 the next day.
Days mode allows to select the same date as start and end date.
One night equals two days in terms of pricing (e.g. a booking from January 1st to January 2nd equals 1 night or 2 days).

Make all products bookable?

Check this option to make all your products bookable. Any existing, new or modified product will be set as bookable if this is checked.
Don’t forget to uncheck it if you want to add not-bookable products in your store.

The following settings are applied to every product. You can change them individually on the product pages.

Easy Booking settings 2

Number of dates to select

The number of dates to select for a booking:

  • One date

One date selection

  • Two dates: start and end

Two dates selection

Booking duration (for two dates mode only)

  • Daily or nightly
  • Weekly
  • Custom (in days, e.g. 3 days)

The price calculation will be made depending of these settings (e.g. 10$/day, 10$/week or 10$/3 days).

Minimum booking duration (for two dates mode only)

The minimum number of days/nights your clients have to pick to rent your products.

Example:
– 10 days minimum booking duration
– Start date: 01/01/2016
– Minimum end date: 10/01/2016

Note that if booking duration is “Weeks”, it will be 10 weeks minimum booking duration.
Same thing for custom period (e.g. for a 3 days booking duration: 3×10 = 30 days minimum booking duration)

Maximum booking duration (for two dates mode only)

The maximum number of days/nights your clients can pick to rent your products.

Example:
– 10 days maximum booking duration
– Start date: 01/01/2016
– Maximum end date: 10/01/2016

Note that if booking duration is “Weeks”, it will be 10 weeks maximum booking duration.
Same thing for custom period (e.g. for a 3 days booking duration: 3×10 = 30 days maximum booking duration)

First available date

The first available date for your bookings, relative to the current date.

Example:
– First available date: 2
– Current date: 01/01/2016
– First date your client can pick: 03/01/2016

Note that unit is always days, no matter what the booking duration is.


Last available date

The last available date for your bookings, relative to the current date.

Example:
– Last available date: 365
– Current date: 01/01/2018
– Last date your client can pick: 01/01/2019

Note that unit is always days, no matter what the booking duration is.

First weekday

First day of the calendar: Monday or Sunday.
Make sure to set the same day as in the WordPress settings (Settings > General > Week Starts On) to avoid any conflict.

Appearance

Calendar theme

There are two available themes for the calendar:

  • Default

Default theme

  • Classic

Classic theme

Colors

You can change the colors of the calendar, in order to match your theme. Note that a light background and dark texts will have a better rendering, but you can do whatever you want!
Colors might be reset after an update, if it occurs save the settings again.

Booking statuses

Booking statuses are only for information and organization purposes on the admin panel and won’t change anything to the way Easy Booking works for your clients. They can be seen and tracked in Easy Booking > Reports.

Easy Booking statuses settings page

Select “Automatically” to let the plugin change booking statuses every day, or select “Manually” if you prefer to manage booking statuses yourself.

You can differ “Start” end “Completed” statuses. This can be useful if, for instance, you need a few days to prepare your items beofre and/or after bookings.