You can follow along a tutorial while building your own appointment booking calendar, or you can go ahead and try something first and come back later to see what you might have missed, both ways should work fine.
Example set up of a “resource”-type schedule. The “resource” schedule is appropriate when something can only be booked by one person at a time, such as a therapist.
Example set up of a “capacity”-type schedule. The “capacity” schedule is for things that can be booked multiple times at the same time, such as a fitness class that is booked by multiple students.
Set up a booking system for an event using a golf tournament as example. This example shows how to set up a system to take bookings without using the calendar functionality.
Adapt an appointment booking calendar to use as a reservation system for a small hotel or a holiday rental home.
These chapters offer an in-depth look at one particular subject:
- Control access to your schedule. Determine who can sign up and who can create or change appointments.
- Test what you have built. Look at your booking calendar from your users’ point of view.
- Customize the workflow. Change the system to match your way of working.
- Change the layout. Alter colors, emails, help text, and more to match your style.
- Integrate a schedule into your site. Link a schedule to your site so your users can find it.
- Add payment options. Ask your customers to pay when making a booking.
- Use coupons or vouchers. Create electronic codes for use in promotions.
- Design advanced forms. Use a large variety of widgets and formatting options.
- Create a custom URL. Access your appointment schedule with your own domain name.
- Connect to other calendar programs. Connect to programs such as Outlook or Google Calendar.
- Build an interface to your site. For programmers looking for API documentation.
The system has a wealth of options so it is easy to overlook something useful and you may want to scan the tutorials for options you’ve missed. In any case, feel free to experiment; you can start with a new schedule or delete one you don’t like at any time.