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Locate: Manage > Integrations > Website Integrations > Booking Widget
- Ability to copy and paste into your website code or help from a skilled person to do this for you!
- The Booking Widget is available to those using items (Inventory > Items), a feature of our classic version of Checkfront.
- Interested in using the Booking Widget with products (Inventory > Products)? Your account must be a member of our Early Access Program.
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.
In this article, we cover all your advanced options for configuring the Booking Widget!
Read the full set of articles in this series for a complete understanding of how the integration can be configured and added to your website.
Show More OptionsBack to top
If you are ready for some more advanced options, then simply click on Show more options to reveal additional settings.
The page expands to display Background color, End Date, Tracking ID, System Language, and Helper file settings.
Background ColorBack to top
Just like the Font Color above, you can also select a color for the background of your booking portal. The default color is white (#ffffff), but if you are feeling adventurous...
End DateBack to top
The End Date setting allows you to specify the date selected by default as the end date on the Booking Page. This is most commonly used in combination with the (start) Date, to create a booking span.
For example, if you choose June 1st as the start Date and June 10th as the End Date, then those dates are selected by default within the calendar. This creates a booking span of 10 days. Customers can select a different start or end date, but the system continues to enforce that 10-day span.
If you don't specify a start date, then the system uses today as the start date.
This setting does not configure the last day a Customer is able to book!
In most cases, we do not recommend setting an End Date.
It is best to configure booking date restrictions at the item or product level:
Tracking IDBack to top
A Tracking ID is simply a code that can be added to the Booking Widget 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 on Referral & Campaign Tracking for more information.
LanguageBack to top
Would you like to display the Booking Widget in a specific language? Simply choose the language from the list of available options within the System Language drop-down menu.
Should you use Customer languages, an additional Customer Language drop-down menu displays. From here, you can choose which of your multiple Customer languages is selected by default on the Booking Page.
Learn more about activating the different available language options here:
Helper FileBack to top
The Booking Widget you are about to embed in your webpage is fully responsive. Some older browsers may experience difficulties when it comes to resizing the window. So, you can Download a Helper file from Checkfront to upload to your Web server. The same Web server that hosts your booking page.
The Helper file helps in sizing and performance in older Web browsers!
Finally, specify the Helper file URL, the address of the server, so that Checkfront can find the Helper file.
Almost done! Check out Generating the Web Code, the final article in this series.