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Locate: Manage > Integrations > Website Integration > Drupal
- Admin permissions to manage integrations.
- A hosted website with free Drupal software.
- Ability to copy and paste into your website code or have some helpful person do this for you!
- The Drupal integration is available to both those using items (Inventory > Items), a key feature of our classic version of Checkfront, and those using products (Inventory > Products), a key feature of our newest version of Checkfront.
New to Checkfront - Products ✨
Products (Inventory > Products) is the successor feature to (Inventory > Items) and is available in our newest version of Checkfront.
Not yet on our newest version and interested in upgrading? Please contact our Technical Support team for more information.
Discover more product-related help articles here: Products (New).
In this article, we explain how to generate the shortcode in Drupal.
New to Drupal and the booking plugin? Read the first three articles in this series for information on installing, activating, and enabling the shortcode in Drupal.
Please read the full series of articles, accessed at the side and bottom of this page, to get set up with the Drupal plugin.
About the shortcode processBack to top
The next step is to generate the shortcode which is added to your Drupal 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.
In this case, once you generate the code, you are presented with one basic line of code. The more complicated code is handled by the plugin you just installed.
You can then simply add the shortcode
[checkfront] to your web page. When published, this shows the booking portal as configured in your Checkfront backend.
Those more familiar with coding can also manipulate the default shortcode to create a more refined look for the portal by adding certain codes or arguments to the default code.
We go into this in more detail with the following articles.
Accessing the shortcode generatorBack to top
Just below the Setup box, where you entered the Checkfront Host URL, is another box labelled Getting Started. Click on the Shortcode Generator button.
Alternatively, you can access the same Shortcode Generator through your Checkfront backend.
To do this, go to the Website Integration area (Manage > Integrations > Website Integration). Hover your mouse over the Drupal tile and click to select it.
This brings you directly to the Drupal Shortcode Generator.
Notice, at the bottom of the wizard, just above the Generate Code button, there’s a link to Show more options. These are slightly more advanced options and we look at those next.
In the next article, we take a look at the basic set of configurable options available.
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