Are you new to WordPress? Please read the first article in this series for an introduction to our WordPress integration.
Which plans include this feature?
Legacy: Soho*, Pro, Plus, Enterprise, Flex
New: Starter, Growth (Subscription), Growth (Per Booking), Managed
*Customer Languages are not available with the legacy Soho plan.
→ Learn more about our new plans or how to change your plan.
Where can I find this feature using the top menu?
Manage > Integrations > Website Integration > WordPress
What more do I need to use this feature?
- 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 have some helpful person do this for you!
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
Showing more advanced optionsBack to top
If you are ready for more advanced options, click 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
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 feel 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 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 ten days. Customers can choose a different start or end date, but the system continues to enforce those ten days.
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 can 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 precisely where the booking came from. 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
Would you like 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.
An additional Customer Language dropdown menu displays if you use Customer Languages. 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.