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- Admin permissions to manage integrations.
- Wordpress.com account with a Business plan, or a hosted website with the free Wordpress.org software.
- Ability to copy and paste into your website code or help from a skilled person to do this for you!
- The WordPress feature 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 cover all your advanced options for configuring the WordPress plugin and generating the shortcode to copy into your webpage.
New to WordPress and the booking plugin? Be sure to read the first article in this series for an introduction!
Please read the full series of articles, accessed at the side and bottom of this page, to learn more about the WordPress booking plugin features.
Showing more advanced 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 Customer Language.
Choosing a background colorBack to top
Just like the Font Color above, you can also select a Background Color for the background of your booking portal. The default color is white (#ffffff), but if you are feeling adventurous...
Specifying the 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:
Adding a tracking IDBack to top
A Tracking ID is simply a code that can be added to the WordPress plugin 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.
Selecting your system languageBack to top
Do you want to display the WordPress plugin in a specific language? Simply choose the language from the list of available options within the System Language dropdown menu.
Should you use Customer languages, an additional Customer Language dropdown 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:
In the next article, we look at generating the shortcode, adding it to your webpage, and using arguments to customize the shortcode.