Learn how to generate shortcode to use with the Joomla plugin.
Are you new to Joomla? Please read the first article in this series for an introduction to our Joomla integration.
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.
Generating the ShortcodeBack to top
The next step in setting up the Joomla plugin integration is to generate the shortcode added to your Joomla web page.
If you have any experience with the Checkfront Booking Widget, then you recognize that the process involved now is more or less the same.
Once you generate the code, however, you are presented with one basic line of code. The more complicated code is handled by the plugin you just installed.
You can now add the shortcode
[checkfront] to your web page. When published, this shows the booking portal as configured in your Checkfront backend. You can, however, manipulate the shortcode to create a more refined look for the portal.
Those familiar with coding can also manipulate the default shortcode to create a more refined look for the portal by adding specific codes or arguments to the default code.
From the Checkfront URL screen, look for the Description tab at the top.
Click on this and then click on the Shortcode Generator button below.
Alternatively, you can access the same Shortcode Generator through your Checkfront backend.
Go to the Website Integration area (Manage > Integrations > Website Integration). Hover your mouse over and click the Joomla tile.
This brings you directly to the Joomla Shortcode Generator within your Checkfront account.
At the bottom of the page, just above the Generate Code button, there's a link to Show more options. These are slightly more advanced features, and we look at those shortly.
Next, let's look at the basic set of available configurable options.