The Availability Plugin displays booking availability on a year by year basis.
A full calendar year is displayed, with booked dates highlighted.
It is possible for mulitiple calendars to be created using a single install of this plugin.
Here we go:
- Upload the
availabilityfolder to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- Use the shortcode
[availability]to display the calendar.
- How do I manage the availability?
Once logged in to wp-admin, browse to
Pages > Availability, here you can select all the booked dates and click save once you are done.
- Can I display the current year shown?
Yes, use the shortcode
[availability display="year"]within your post or page.
- How can I display calendars other than the default one?
Using the shortcode
[availability calendar="calendar-id"]will display the calendar created with ID
The ID of any additionally created calendars is the value shown in brackets on the settings page.
- When using multiple calendars, how do I show the current calendar name?
[availability display="name"]can be used.
- How do you select a year to view?
[availability display="dropdown"]can be used, this will generate a form with a list of available years.
Alternatively you can use the function call
<?php availability_dropdown(); ?>in your template files.
- How can I style certain elements?
As of version 0.2.2 you can make use of the class names assigned to certain elements of the calendar.
- year- – e.g. year-2012
- month-[1-12] – e.g. month-3 for March
- month-[jan-dec] – e.g. month-mar for March
For further information please refer to the generated source code of the availability calendar itself.
I couldn’t find the url’s to embed the calendar on my site. Emailed support and had the links sent to me within minutes. Thanks Lucian.
**update** now they automatically email the embed code when you create a new calendar
Perfect free solution (and to update in the backend) for your availability calendar needs. Take a look at http://balsamlakecottages.com/property/kingsview-cottage-2-for-rent/ (under availability tab) to see the plugin in action
Contributors & Developers
“Availability Calendar” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Updated missing updates intended for version 0.2.3.
- Fixed issue preventing additional calendars from being displayed.
- Fixed database issue affecting multiple calendars where the unique key was not updating during upgrade.
- Modified the way month lengths are calculated on the manage page.
- Addition of extra classes to allow targetting of years and months.
- Important update to modify the upgrade process required for version 0.2 (reliance on register_activation_hook).
- Fixes issues relating to previously booked dates not appearing and new dates not saving.
- Bug fix for changing calendars when using the default permalink structure.
- Changed permissions to allow users with page edit permission to manage calendars.
- Calendar output now conforms to the “Week Starts On” setting found in “Settings > General”.
- Month and day names now make use of localisation.
- Introduction of multiple calendars.
- Added ability to exclude the default stylesheet.
- The number of years shown can now be modified.
- Fixed unexpected output during activation.
- Moved uninstall process to uninstall.php.
- Updated donate link.
- Fixed manage page bug introdruced since addition of custom post types in WP 3.0
- Default style for booked dates is now red with strike through.
- Removal of link to none existent settings page.
- Settings bug fix during installation.
- This is the very first version.