Read this introduction to the Joomla plugin feature with information on how the plugin works.
To learn more about the functionality of the Joomla plugin, please read the entire series of articles accessed at the side and bottom of this page.
- Installing the Joomla plugin
- Generating the shortcode for use with the Joomla plugin
- Configuring basic options for the Joomla plugin
- Configuring advanced options for the Joomla plugin
- Working with the Joomla plugin shortcode
Which plans include this feature?
Where can I find this feature using the top menu?
Manage > Integrations > Website Integration > Joomla
What more do I need to use this feature?
- Admin permissions to manage integrations.
- A hosted website with the free Joomla software.
- Ability to copy and paste into your website code or have some helpful person do this for you!
Which Checkfront version supports this feature - classic, new or both?
- This feature is available in both our classic version using items (Inventory > Items) and our newest version using products (Inventory > Products). → Learn more about products
Currently, our integration supports Joomla versions up to and including 3.8.
Do you need support for a higher version? Submit your feedback to our Product Team via the Community.
For now, we recommend using the widget to display your Checkfront booking page on your website.
About JoomlaBack to top
"Joomla! is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build websites and powerful online applications." ~ Joomla.org
Integration OverviewBack to top
Checkfront has created a plugin for Joomla which enables you to generate a shortcode, paste it into your webpage, and publish a booking portal for your Customers to reserve their items/products.
Once configured, the plugin handles the complicated code to display the portal. All you need to do is add the shortcode to your page, and we take care of the rest.
If you want to alter how the booking portal appears or behaves, you can pass values (arguments) via the code. This guide shows you how to do all of the above.
Learn more about the benefits of the Joomla integration here:
About the Joomla pluginBack to top
Unlike our Booking Widget integration method, the Joomla-based booking portal requires the installation of an extension known as a plugin.
The two methods yield the same results, but by installing the Joomla plugin, you avoid a complicated mass of code and can make changes to your website URL without needing to edit any code on your web page.
If you've used Joomla before, you're probably familiar with finding and installing plugins on your server. If not, then don't panic! It's easy to complete and takes just a few moments.
The following article shows you exactly how to do this with just a few mouse clicks.
|The following navigation options may differ depending on the installed Joomla version. This guide refers to Joomla version 3.8.13.|
Next, let's look at how to install the Joomla plugin.