- WordPress is available to those using items (Inventory > Items), a feature of our classic version of Checkfront.
- Interested in using WordPress with products (Inventory > Products)? Your account must be a member of our Early Access Program. Please reach out to Checkfront Technical Support to learn more.
Early Access Program
The new product feature mentioned in this article is currently part of our Early Access Program, which means it is available to select Customers to try out and provide us with feedback.
Find our complete set of help articles related to the Early Access Program here: Early Access Program.
Configurable OptionsBack to top
Tabs As CategoriesBack to top
By default, the item or product categories you have created in your account are displayed in a dropdown menu on the Booking Page.
If you check the Tabs As Categories option, however, then they display in the booking portal as individual tabs, which are clicked on to view their content.
Hide Search & CalendarBack to top
The search field and calendar are useful for finding just the right item or product to book.
Sometimes, though, you may wish to display a more basic booking form on your website. In this case, you can choose to hide the search box and calendar from view.
DisplayBack to top
If you are placing the shortcode onto a webpage that is aimed at a specific item(s) or product(s), then you can use the Display option to select which ones to include on the page.
Uncheck the box labelled All Items and Categories to reveal the individual items or All Products and Categories to reveal the individual products. Select the ones you like by checking each one in turn.
All other items or products are filtered from the booking portal you are creating.
Discount CodeBack to top
If you have a discount code you would like to be automatically included in the booking portal, then you may select it from this drop-down menu.
All prices shown to the Customer now reflect the discount you have chosen.
Font ColourBack to top
This is a pretty self-explanatory option! If you wish the text in the booking portal to be a different colour, then simply choose one from the colour picker.
You can enter a specific hex colour value in the field provided if required.
Font FamilyBack to top
If your website uses a specific standard font family, such as Arial or Tahoma, then you can enter it here. Once published, the booking portal takes on the same format.
DateBack to top
If required, then you can fast-forward the booking portal to a specific date. By default, the system shows the current date, unless you have a cutoff rule set. This option enables the Customer to land on a set date at some point in the future.
Click on the field to open the calendar and select your date. You can use the small black arrows to advance the months back and forth. And that's it for the basic options.
At this point, you can click the Generate Code button and paste the results into your web page.
Before you do that, though, you may wish to have a quick look at the advanced options to further refine the look and feel of your booking portal.
Advanced OptionsBack to top
Background ColourBack to top
Just like the font colour above, you can also select a colour for the background of your booking portal.
End DateBack to top
Same as the start date above, but you can also add a specific end date if you wish to only show availability between a set period of time.
Tracking IDBack to top
A tracking ID is simply a code that is added to the booking portal for future reference. The ID code shows on your invoices so you know where the booking came from specifically. This is great for tracking advertising campaigns and things like that. Check out this article for more information.
LanguageBack to top
If you'd like to display the booking portal in a specific language, then you can choose it from the list of available options.
The System Language drop-down menu allows you to select the primary language for display.
Should you use Customer Languages, an additional drop-down menu of Customer Language displays. From here, you can choose which Customer language is selected by default.
Learn more about activating the different available language options here: