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- Admin permissions to manage integrations.
- A hosted website with the free Joomla software.
- Ability to copy and paste into your website code or some helpful person to do this for you!
- The Joomla integration 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 Joomla plugin.
New to Joomla and the booking plugin? 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 get set up with the Joomla plugin.
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 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, then 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 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 is added to the Joomla 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!
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? 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 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 take a look at working with the generated shortcode.