webreserv booking calendar

5 great integrations of the WebReserv booking calendar

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weeblyIf you are new to WebReserv, and are working on setting up your account, you may be asking yourself a few key questions.

How complicated is the calendar integration? How much can I customize the calendar to match my web design? Should I embed the calendar or make it show in a new tab? Should I add it to an existing page or should I create a new one? These are important questions, and very appropriate to consider.

After all, your webpage is the pillar of your business, and you need to make sure the booking calendar meshes well with the design. First of all, if you are unsure on how to integrate the calendar into your website, we recommend you review our documentation, How to integrate the booking calendar to your webpage and Customizing the Booking Calendar for further customization needs. In addition to these helpful guides, we also believe that, as the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words”.  So, we would like to share with you some of the best integrations of 2014. Have a look and get inspired!

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Adding a booking calendar to Weebly websites

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weeblyWeebly recently launched a new version of its website builder with a completely new design and several new features as well. This new version is converting Weebly in one of the most used webuilder worldwide and it will allow you to create a website in a record time. If you are designing your website in Weebly, use this guide to quickly add the WebReserv booking calendar to your Weebly website.

 

1. Copy HTML code from your WebReserv account

If you don’t have a WebReserv, create a free account here. If you already have a WebReserv account login and select Website from the top menu.

Select the version of the calendar, the calendar options and the appearance. Click here for more information about calendar options and colors.

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The booking calendar 2.0 is now available in German and Portuguese

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OGerman and Portuguesever the last several weeks our team has been working on translating our calendar 2.0 to other European languages. Until now, the calendar 2.0 was available in English, French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch and Swedish. We knew that many of our clients in Europe needed to be able to show their calendar in more languages in order to attend to more customers.

We are please to announce that now the calendar is available in German and Portuguese. This is wonderful news for your customers who speak those languages and want to book your products or services.  They can now view the calendar in their own native language to provide them a better experience and make them feel comfortable with your business. It’s a fantastic update especially for tours and B&Bs since most of their customers are booking from abroad.  “It’s great to be able to provide the system in other languages so that people in Germany, Portugal or Brazil can make bookings without effort”, says Martin Israelsen, founder of WebReserv.

“We have numerous development plans for the system, but since our launch in Europe, we have been focused on making the system work well with European currencies, languages and payment providers, trying to make WebReserv as complete as possible”, concludes Martin Israelsen.

And that’s not it. We are planning to add Italian at the begining of 2014. We hope you will enjoy the benefits of those updates.

Adding The Booking Calendar 2.0 To Your Webpage

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Integrate Webreserv in your webThis post describes the different display options of the new booking calendar 2.0 and how to easily embed it in a webpage.

Once you have set up your inventory and rates in the system, next you will configure and add the booking calendar to your website. We understand your webpage is the pillar of your business and we know how much you care about it. WebReserv made the calendar integration straighforward. It is a simple process that doesn’t involve a technical background to achieve and the result looks great. In the following tutorial we will explain how it works.

 

Access the Booking Calendar

To access the booking calendar features in your WebReserv account, click on the Website tab in top menu.  This will default to the Booking Calendar page.

Website tab
Website tab

On this page, you can customize, preview, and access the HTML code needed to add the calendar to your site.

Customize

The calendar options in this section allows you to customize the look of the booking calendar.  See custom options below.

  • Version
  • Style
  • Search
  • Availability/Rate Grid
  • Appearance

Booking calendar Version 2.0 and the Embedded style option are the most popular choices and the default options.  When the user views the calendar, they will stay on your website, and will see the booking calendar inside your website.

Embedded Booking Calendar
Embedded Booking Calendar

Search

The Booking Calendar gives you a few search options to choose from: No Search, Start/end date, No. Nights, No. Days.  No Search is the default option and customers will see the listing of your products as the first view of the booking calendar.  Choosing another search option will show the search as the first view of the booking calendar, see examples below.

Start/end date view
Start/end date view
No. Nights
No. Nights
No. Days
No. Days

Availability/Rate Grid

This option, if set to yes, will allow customers to see a view of all your inventory and rates for a week at a time.  On the first page of the booking calendar, your customers can click on “View Availability and Rates” button to see the grid view.  Customers can also choose a date and see availability for that week.

See example below:

Availability/Rate Grid
Availability/Rate Grid

Appearance

The Booking Calendar comes with many options for color themes.  Choose one from the list or create your own.  To learn about customizing the colors, see the section on Defining styles and colors.  The default color theme looks like this:

Default color theme
Default color theme

But you can select other themes like the following:

Most Popular Themes
Most Popular Themes

Preview

After selecting the options that you want, click the Preview button and a preview will be shown on the right side of the screen. If necessary, you can change the options and click Preview again to see how different settings affect the booking calendar.

Adding the booking calendar code to your website
Adding the booking calendar code to your website

When you are done customizing the booking calendar, copy the HTML code from the section 4 – Copy HTML code, and paste the HTML code into your website editor at the place where you want the calendar.

Website view
Website view

Congratulations!!! – You have now completed the booking calendar customization and setup process.


For more information. . .

Overview of the Booking Calendar

Advanced booking calendar features

Booking Calendar Classic