New to the Booking Form? Read the first article in this series for an introduction to the Booking Form.
Which plans include this feature?
Legacy: Starter, Soho*, Pro, Plus, Enterprise, Flex
Current: Trial, Growth (Subscription), Growth (Booking Fee), Managed
*Customer Languages are not available with the Legacy Soho plan.
→ Learn more about our current plans or how to change your plan.
Where can I find this feature using the top menu?
Manage > Layout > Booking Form
What more do I need to use this feature?
Admin permissions to manage your account.
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
Checkfront How To: How to add & edit booking form fieldsBack to top
Follow this series of articles for detailed instructions on how to add booking form fields.
- Adding booking form fields
- Configuring booking form field general settings (currently reading)
- Configuring booking form field option settings
Configuring booking form field advanced settings
For high-level step-by-step instructions, please see the following article:
Configuring general settingsBack to top
With this series, we first looked at accessing the Booking Form layout configuration pages (Manage > Layout > Booking Form) and starting to add a new field. Let's now look at some general field settings.
Select the General tab to view additional settings as described below.
Determining the type of form field
You can determine the type of HTML input element to include within your form. Select the appropriate option for the dropdown menu (text, select, radio button, checkbox type fields, and more).
Some of the fields require the input of additional information by the Customer at Checkout.
For example, selecting the Dropdown Select field allows you to ask your Customer a question and provide them with a list of possible answers.
Depending on the type of field you select, the Options tab updates to enable further customization.
For example, with a dropdown field, you are presented with a list of three options in the field's Options tab. You can edit these options to reflect your requirements. See the next article in this series for more details on the Options tab.
The HTML Output field allows you to add simple read-only text to the booking form field. You can use this to inform guests of important notices or information about what they fill out on the form.
Adding a form field label
This label displays next to the field on your booking form and Booking Invoices. Examples of commonly used labels are Name, Email, or Phone.
Adding a unique ID
This ID is a unique identifier for email notifications and CSS (alpha-numeric).
If you prefix the ID with 'customer_,' the field display at the top of the Booking Invoice with the rest of the Customer information.
Adding a reporting label
The reporting label is the field name displayed in internal reports.
Adding a tip
The Tip is an optional, short description you can display underneath the booking form field. You can use this to give your Customers instructions on how you want them to fill out the field.
In the following article, we look at configuring optional booking form fields.