WP Booking 1.8 is now available for immediate download from the WordPress.org plugin repository, or right from your WordPress Dashboard. New features in 1.8 will smooth your booking platform workflow and give you gears to serve your customer better.
Comes with this release, we are also glad to introduce you to 6 new add-ons for WP Booking in this article, including: WB Amadeus, WB Inventory Advanced, WB Booking.com, WB Hotels Combined API, WB PayUlatam, WB PayuMoney
Pricing Details for Tour Enhancements
According to the request of many WP Booking users. When creating a new tour, in the Pricing Options section, now have a new option to toggle children/infant if your tour’s price only applied to adults. This is a small change but it can make a lot of people feel happier with WP Booking.
Supports External Booking URL
If you want to navigate your customers to another URL (eg Google Forms) to fill out information when booking. WP Booking has added a new field to help you do this. When creating a new tour, just fill in the “External Link” field and then when the customer clicks the Book Now button outside the home page, they will be redirected to this URL.
The New Location’s Weather Shortcode
An incremental improvement to the location page hatched in WP Booking 1.8, you can now add a beautiful weather card via this new shortcode. Yes!
[wpbooking_location location_id = ’23’ unit = ‘c’ images_size = ‘300×500’]
- location_id: The location ID
- unit: unit of measure C / F
- images_size: Image size features: thumbnail, large, full, 300×500, ….
Now you can add extra service per night on accommodation with the following options:
- Select fixed: the extra price will be fixed when making payment
- Select per night: the extra price will be multiplied by the number of nights
Payment Process Enhancements
At the checkout page, it will be auto chosen the first payment. You can change the default payment method anytime.
That is the new features have been added to WP Booking 1.8. Now let’s explore the new add-ons of WP Booking:
1. WP Inventory Advanced
WP Inventory Advanced helps admin to manage inventory of accommodation in the dashboard without having to visit each accommodation as before.
- Manage all Inventory
- Manage general information about the accommodation, the number of rooms remaining
- Manage price change, room status by day
- Check the room information by time option
2. WB Amadeus API
Integrated the flight search form of Amadeus. The system uses API to get the search results displayed on the site. Booking information will be sent to the Amadeus website.
3. WB Booking.com
This add-on allows you to insert easily in your WordPress site the search boxes and inspiring search boxes that you have already created in your Booking.com Affiliate account. With more than 1.5 million hotel listings worldwide, your customers should have no problem finding a wonderful hotel for them
4. WB Hotels Combined API
This add-on enables anyone managing a booking website powered by up booking to not only create their own comparisons and direct customers to them but also to allow their customers to generate unlimited hotels comparisons completely on their own.
A powerful way to engage visitors on booking website is to allow them to view side-by-side comparisons of hotels price they are interested in. Integrating hotel search form of HotelsCombined to create visual comparisons between alternative hotels can help improve the customer experience, reduce confusion, accelerate purchasing decisions and ultimately increase revenue.
5. WB PayUlatam
WB PayULatam enables your customers in Colombia, Argentina, Brasil, Chile, México, Panamá, Perú to make payments on your website using the PayU Checkout. It accepts payments via credit card, debit card, and bank transfers via custom forms today for your business.
6. WB PayuMoney
Payumoney is an affordable online payment gateway provider in India. It’s offering payment collection with no setup cost. PayU provides state-of-the-art payment gateway solutions to online businesses through its cutting-edge and award-winning technology.
WB PayuMoney allowing you to take payments via PayU. PayU cooperates with Visa and Mastercard Credit Cards and Debit cards. This means that you easily can take credit card payments as well as direct payments via any of the associated banks.
When the order goes through, the user is taken to PayU to make a secure payment. No SSL certificate is required on your site. After payment, the order is confirmed and the user is taken to the thank you page.
That’s all for today. Hope you appreciate that. In the future, we will continue to develop more new features for WP Booking based on your requirements.
Thanks for choosing WP Booking!