Amelia Lite – WordPress Booking Plugin

Description

Amelia Lite is a free appointment booking WordPress plugin that allows to set up a fully-featured automated booking system on your WordPress website and is a handy tool for small businesses and individuals that depend on stable appointment booking processes.

Amelia Lite was built with newest Enterprise-level of technology both on front-end and back-end, ensuring smooth and slick user experience. Amelia elements are applying single-page-app approach, work without page reloading, and all elements were designed with the mobile first concept in mind – so all the admin and customer interfaces are perfectly responsive.

Amelia Lite supports:

  • Configuring the general settings for the company – General Settings
  • A convenient Calendar view on the back-end, giving a full overview on all the appointments and the statuses – Calendar Admin View
  • Flexible Appointment Management page, with an option to add appointments by your staff from the WordPress admin dashboard – Appointments Admin Page
  • Configuring provider’s details and working schedule – General Settings
  • Key numbers in the Dashboard – Dashboard page
  • Email notifications to the customer and provider when the appointment status changes.

Configuring Amelia Lite to book your first appointment through WordPress is literally a 5-minute job.

  • First, you would need to go to your WordPress’ admin page, open Amelia -> Services and add categories and services, as described here.
  • On the next step, you would need to add a step-by-step booking wizard to one of your posts or pages. To do that, just create a new post or page, or edit an exiting one, and add [ameliabooking] shortcode where you want to add the booking wizard. Save it – and that’s it – now customers can book appointments from your site’s front-end using Amelia Lite!
  • You can customize provider details and schedule in the General Settings page.

Please note some limitations of the Lite version:

  • You can only use a part of the Dashboard page to keep tracks of your business.
  • Export option is not supported.
  • Filters on the pages are not supported.
  • Coupons are not included.
  • Group services are not supported.
  • Adding the Locations is not included.
  • Customization options are not included.
  • You can only use Approved and Pending notifications, other types of email notifications are not supported.
  • Only basic plugin settings are supported.
  • Google Calendar synchronization is not supported.
  • PayPal and Stripe payment types are not supported but you can use On-site payment type.
  • Booking search view and catalog view are not included, only the Step-by-step booking wizard view.
  • Access to our premium support system is not included.
    To use these and other options, please upgrade to the Full version!

Screenshots

  • Calendar back-end view
  • Appointments back-end view
  • Booking wizard front-end view

Installation

Installing Amelia Lite is as easy as 1-2-3!

  • First, either locate the plugin through the WordPress’ built-in plugins browser, upload the ZIP file through WP Admin, or upload the Amelia Lite folder via FTP to your WordPress’ plugins folder on the server.
  • Activate the plugin in the “Plugins” page of your WordPress installation.
  • Enjoy!

Reviews

Beyond my wildest expectations

Just look at the screenshots! This plugin rivals any booking management SaaS you'll find out there. The free version is fine for a lot of people, but the PRO version really shines. The only way to describe what features it has is - all! Highly recommended!

Fantastic plug in (worth going Pro)

I went straight to the Pro version because it offered the additional features that I needed for my client. I have built several websites and have managed to avoid paying for plug ins but this one was absolutely worth it and such amazing value for money. If you don't need the additional features you get with the Pro then that's fair enough, no point in paying for what you don't need, but if you do need or want just a few of the features (not least of all the superb support they give you) then the money is very well spent and it's a one-off payment - I did not want to pay an ongoing subscription for this. These guys helped me customise it and make it work exactly for the business I was creating the website for. Plus they offer a 14 day money back guarantee and it won't take you that long to know for sure whether you want to keep it or not - it took me an hour to know I'd made the right decision and it just got better and better as I went through the setting up process.

Best

Really the best booking plugin I tried until now. 5 stars.
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Contributors & Developers

“Amelia Lite – WordPress Booking Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.1

  • SMS Notifications support added
  • Minor changes for compliance with WordPress plugins repository policy

1.0
Amelia Lite Launch!