Are you new to Joomla? Please read the first article in this series for an introduction to our Joomla integration.
Which plans include this feature?
Where can I find this feature using the top menu?
Manage > Integrations > Website Integration > Joomla
What more do I need to use this feature?
- Admin permissions to manage integrations.
- A hosted website with the free Joomla 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
Currently, our integration supports Joomla versions up to and including 3.8.
Do you need support for a higher version? Submit your feedback to our Product Team via the Community.
For now, we recommend using the widget to display your Checkfront booking page on your website.
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 settings.
Choosing a background colourBack to top
Just like the Font Color setting, you can also select a colour for the background of your booking portal.
The default colour is white (#ffffff), but if you are feeling adventurous, you can experiment with a wide range of colours.
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 added to the Joomla plugin for future reference. The ID code shows on your invoices, so you know where the booking came from. This is great for tracking advertising campaigns!
Check out this article on Referral & Campaign Tracking for more information.
Selecting your system languageBack to top
Do you want to display the Joomla plugin in a specific language? 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 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 following article, we look at working with the generated shortcode.