Lodgix.com Vacation Rental Listing, Management & Booking Plugin

Description

The Lodgix.com Vacation Rental Management & Booking Plugin makes building a dynamic, great looking vacation rental
website very easy. The plugin will create a searchable / sortable listing interface for all of your rentals on your
website. Included in the plugin are customizable widgets for featured rentals and rental search. Here are some examples:

Demo Listings

Schooner Bay Vacations

Jaynes Cottages

LuxuryVacationRentals.net

VacationCountryRentals.com

Features

  • Supports vacation rental owners and managers.
  • Perfect for B&Bs, condotels and boutique hotels.
  • Multi-language support for German, French and Spanish.
  • Automatic emails to property owner / manager when new bookings arrive.
  • Automatic and configurable emails to your guests.
  • Automatic inventory management – when a property is booked, it is marked as unavailable.
  • Back office handling for walk-in/phone/email bookings.
  • Advanced reporting including revenue, taxes, advance deposits, payments and comparative revenue.
  • Nightly, weekly, monthly, per person and seasonal rate support.
  • Maximize occupancy through minimum night, arrival day and departure day rules.
  • Variety of discounts including discount codes and length of stay discounts.
  • Great looking multi-unit and single-unit booking calendars can be embedded into your website or blog.
  • Integrated payment gateways (Authorize.net, Beanstream, Stripe.com, Iridium and more!).
  • Integrated with PayPal Website Payments Standard.
  • Integrated to HomeAway, Flipkey, TripAdvisor and Booking.com.
  • iCal importing and exporting for use with Airbnb and others.

Updating your website has never been easier! Add, edit, delete, disable or enable your property on Lodgix.com and within
minutes those changes will appear on your website as well as our network of vacation rental listing sites.

Visitors to your vacation rental website can view property images, rates and policies as well as check availability and
book online. Lodgix.com supports nightly, weekly and monthly rates as well as rates that can vary depending how many
guests are staying in the unit.

For a complete listing of features see the complete list of Lodgix.com features and take a product tour.

Try It

Within the plugin are demo credentials for the Lodgix.com API. This will allow the plugin to create a complete working
demo on your WordPress site. To setup your own properties on Lodgix.com will require an account. All accounts are free
for the first 30 days. When choosing your trial account, we do offer a completely free account ONLY for WordPress plugin
users. This account requires no billing information and will continue to work with the plugin past the initial 30 day
trial period. This account is good for one property, restricts payment methods to PayPal Only and requires upgrading to
a paid account to use any of the modules.

Sign up for a FREE Lodgix account at:

http://www.lodgix.com/pricing

Questions?

If you have any questions about Lodgix or the plugin or just need some help, please feel free to call us at 877-593-2083
ext 1, or read our documentation.

Free training or a pre-sales demo can also be scheduled at:
http://lodgix.youcanbook.me/

Installation

  1. Install and Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  2. Next go to the settings page for the plugin.
  3. Enable the test credentials or enter your Lodgix.com account credentials
  4. Click the “Save and Regenerate Pages” button at the bottom of the settings page

All of the pages should now have been generated. The remaining items are:

  1. Testing the pages to see if they worked well with your plugin
  2. Reviewing the [plugin documentation] (http://docs.lodgix.com/spaces/vacation-rental/manuals/wordpress-vacation-rental) to configure the additional settings

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Install and Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  2. Next go to the settings page for the plugin.
  3. Enable the test credentials or enter your Lodgix.com account credentials
  4. Click the “Save and Regenerate Pages” button at the bottom of the settings page

All of the pages should now have been generated. The remaining items are:

  1. Testing the pages to see if they worked well with your plugin
  2. Reviewing the [plugin documentation] (http://docs.lodgix.com/spaces/vacation-rental/manuals/wordpress-vacation-rental) to configure the additional settings
Do I need to have the Thesis framework installed to use the Lodgix.com vacation rental management plug-in?

No, the Thesis framework is not mandated to use the plugin. An option is provided within the plugin settings for Thesis compatibility.

What is required to setup the plug-in effectively?

To use this plugin PHP needs to be a minimum version of PHP 5.5.

You will need to obtain a Google Maps API Key.

Additionally the plugin does require a Lodgix.com account. The object of the plugin
is NOT to create a self sufficient vacation rental management and booking application within WordPress.

The object of the plug-in is to allow Lodgix.com customers to quickly and easily sync and display their property inventory on their
website. It really is a sweet plugin that will allow a property owner or designer with WordPress knowledge to build a complete
vacation rental website in a couple hours.

Reviews

Won't work on some Hosts

I used to use Lodgix 3 years ago and then went with a different VRS, but I am planning on coming back to use it again. However, this plugin will not work on my webhost (WPEngine). WPEngine is a very sophisticated high-end host. The plugin will not return any data from the lodgix API.

I tested the plugin in an old bluehost.com hosting account I had and the plugin works fine, but I don’t want to use that bluehost account (it is not as fast and good as WPEngine.)

I contacted Brent at Lodgix to see if he had any ideas and he just said “if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work.” and didn’t want to do anything to support it, and instead recommended I get a different host which I don’t want to do.

So my point is Lodgix is a great system, but you’ll want to test this plugin on the host you plan to use before signing up. And also realize that sometimes Lodgix’s support isn’t the greatest.

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Contributors & Developers

“Lodgix.com Vacation Rental Listing, Management & Booking Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

3.8.2

Convert “Rotator Links” to HTTPS.

3.8.1

New “Search by Tags” feature in the rental search widget.

3.8.0

Unstable. New “Search by Tags” feature in the rental search widget.

3.7.6

Removed the area text from the property title.

3.7.5

Removed CeeBox files.

3.7.4

Added missing files.

3.7.3

Adjusted lity library.

3.7.2

Replaced video lightbox.

3.7.1

Ability to hide some categories. Custom category URLs.

3.7.0

Unstable. Ability to hide some categories. Custom category URLs.

3.6.1

Fixed bug in translations.

3.6.0

Added custom URLs for property pages and Vacation Rentals page.

3.5.7

Fixed regression with translations.

3.5.6

Fixed issue when pages were not generated for some properties.

3.5.5

Fixed regression in Save and Regenerate.

3.5.4

Clean DB and settings when plugin is deactivated.

3.5.3

Automatically clean DB when Customer ID is changed.

3.5.2

Added subcategories.

3.5.1

Unstable. Added subcategories.

3.5.0

Unstable. Added subcategories.

IMPORTANT: PHP versions < 5.5 are not supported anymore. If you are still running PHP 5.4 or earlier, please DO NOT upgrade the plugin.

3.4.4

Keep aspect ratio for thumbnails in the property list.

3.4.3

Fixed grid view thumbnail size.

3.4.2

Fixed thumbnail pixelation.

3.4.1

Added ability to create URLs to display properties having specific tags.

3.4.0

Added ability to create URLs to display properties having specific tags.

3.3.5

Restored compatibility with PHP 5.3.

3.3.4

Improved translation.

3.3.3

Added CSS class for area.

3.3.2

Added ability to search by multiple property IDs separated by comma.

3.3.1

Added “Pet Friendly” filter to the Rental Search widget.

3.3.0

Added “Minimum Nights” setting to the Rental Search widget.

3.2.13

Linked Book Now button in search results to Lodgix booking page.

3.2.12

Improved full size thumbnails.

3.2.11

Tested with WP 4.7.

3.2.10

Updated the localization for the recent enhancements.

3.2.9

Updated the localization for the recent enhancements.

3.2.8

Updated the localization for the recent enhancements.

3.2.7

Search widget can search for numeric keywords. Added a message when nothing is found.

3.2.6

Merged rates table became more responsive.

3.2.5

Fixed property URLs in the Availability Calendar when marketing title is used as property name.

3.2.4

Fixed admin Google Map display.

3.2.3

Added Google Map API Key option.

3.2.2

Fixed bug with “High rate in the table”.

3.2.1

Rates and merged rates additional fix.

3.2.0

Improved rates and merged rates.

3.1.8

Improved rental search results: if bedrooms is selected, search results are sorted by bedrooms.

3.1.6

Restoring Owner ID and API Key after cleaning database.

3.1.4

Added ability to hide tabs. Misc improvements.

3.1.3

Fixed unexpected T_OBJECT_OPERATOR error in PHP older than 5.4.

3.1.2

Removed anonymous functions causing issues in PHP older than 5.3.

3.1.1

Fixed bug in the class auto-loader.

3.1.0

New plugin configuration interface.

3.0.6

Fixed “Instructions on Multi Unit Calendar” config option.

3.0.5

Fixed “Instructions on Single Unit Calendar” config option.

3.0.4

Added advance days limit to the rentals search widget.

3.0.3

New plugin configuration interface.

2.2.6

Fixed space between the Marketing Teaser and the Description.

2.2.5

Fixed issue with the Featured Rentals widget.

2.2.4

Improved “Save and Regenerate” process.

2.2.3

Fixed bug in “Save and Regenerate”.

2.2.2

Updated description.

2.2.1

Added new “Currency Symbol” config option to the Search Widget. Added settings to customize tab titles on the Property Page.

2.2.0

Reduced memory usage.

2.1.5

Bug fix.

2.1.4

Added display option for “Book Now” button on Property Page.

2.1.3

Added display option to enable icons in Search / Sort Page.

2.1.2

Added new display options.

2.1.1

Added “# of Guests” in Search / Sort Page. Added new display options.

2.1.0

Added new Search / Sort Page Design “Rows New”. Added new display options.

2.0.12

Fixed a bug in the Rental Search widget.

2.0.11

Added sorting in the Vacation Rentals grid view. Fixed bugs in the Rental Search widget.

2.0.10

Made the thumbnail image on the results page clickable. Fixed bug in text expander.

2.0.9

Improved Rental Search Widget: updated CSS, added custom button text option.

2.0.8

Prepared for WordPress 4.4

2.0.7

Improved automatic review titles.

2.0.6

Fixed bug in reviews.

2.0.5

Added stars and title to reviews.

2.0.4

Fixed CSS for the new rental search widget.

2.0.3

Fixed CSS for the Arrival field in the new rental search widget.

2.0.2

Improved new rental search widget. Removed margin in featured rentals widget. Fixed bug with deposit and cancellation policies.

2.0.1

New rental search widget.

2.0.0

New rental search widget. Icon sets. Ability to customize CSS.

1.9.1

Added sorting of search results. Misc improvements and bug fixes.

1.9.0

New responsive image gallery with configurable size, more crisp images, full screen view. Misc improvements.

1.8.10

Added CSS classes and customization options to property page. Improved full size thumbnails.

1.8.9

Added CSS classes to customize search results page. Added new Display Options to customize search results page.

1.8.8

Fixed bedroom type studio

1.8.7

Fixed amenity order

1.8.6

Fixed duplicated amenities

1.8.5

Prepared for WordPress 4.3

1.8.4

Changed plugin filenames

1.8.3

Removed Book Now button when online booking not available

1.8.2

Fixed tabbed interface contact link

1.8.1

Fixed special case boooking URL – Part 2

1.8.0

Fixed special case boooking URL

1.7.9

Added HTTPS Gallery option

1.7.8

Removed property description header when empty

1.7.7

Changed Book Now button CSS

1.7.6

Fixed property link CSS

1.7.5

Removed sort by Pet Allowed

1.7.4

Prevent regenerate when Lodgix is not accessible

1.7.3

Escape permalink URL

1.7.2

Added referer to calendar link

1.7.1

Fixed mobile tabbed display

1.7.0

Fixed warning string concatenation

1.6.9

Fixed default calendar code

1.6.8

Added policies last updated date

1.6.7

Added multi language calendars

1.6.6

Fixed Google Maps distorted controls

1.6.5

Added legend to default zoom level

1.6.4

Added Google Map zoom level option

1.6.3

Fixed en_UK locale

1.6.2

Fixed datatables AJAX URL

1.6.1

Fixed CSS conflict with some themes

1.6.0

Deprecated menu options

1.5.9

Fixed settings CSS

1.5.8

Fixed regeneration

1.5.7

Fixed Lodgix menu

1.5.6

Fixed property details locale

1.5.5

Added plugin icon

1.5.4

Added new plugin settings design

1.5.3

Fixed multi unit calendar

1.5.2

Added HTTPS support to availability calendars

1.5.1

Fixed single unit help text

1.5.0

Fixed Chrome featured image display issue

1.4.9

Changed property sorting for grid template

1.4.8

Fixed css template bug

1.4.7

Added Vacation Rental grid template file

1.4.6

Added Vacation Rental grid template

1.4.5

Fixed Chrome display issue on tabbed layout

1.4.4

Fixed rate table not appearing on Chrome

1.4.3

Fixed single unit calendar appearence in tabbed layout

1.4.2

Fixed single unit help text

1.4.1

Adjusted Slider for null width

1.4.0

Adjusted JS for compatibility

1.3.9

Improved notification fault tolerance

1.3.8

Added support for HTML in property description

1.3.7

Added ids to tabbed interface

1.3.6

Added theme default template

1.3.5

Added theme page templates

1.3.4

  • Fixed badge CSS

1.3.3

  • Fixed contact link on new installations

1.3.2

  • Fixed weekend rates display

1.3.1

  • Fixed Book Now button url

1.3.0

  • Fixed empty city name

1.2.12

  • Added plugin DB version to notify

1.2.11

  • Added plugin DB version to query string

1.2.10

  • Fixed rental search localization filter

1.2.9

  • Changed image source to CDN

1.2.8

  • Fixed not default wpbd prefix

1.2.7

  • Fixed default weekly and daily rates options

1.2.6

  • Fixed german translation. Fixed Rental Search Studio option. Added option to not display weekly and monthly rates.

1.2.5

  • Fixed jQuery UI tabs calendar conflict

1.2.4

  • Fixed jQuery UI tabs height bug

1.2.3

  • Optimized image download for a large number of properties

1.2.2

  • Fixed german translation

1.2.1

  • Fixed picture array value

1.2.0

  • Fixed svn merge error

1.1.62

  • Fixed property pictures captions

1.1.61

  • Added no policies rates display option

1.1.60

  • Fixed Lodgix notify

1.1.59

  • Fixed Virtual Tour link

1.1.58

  • WordPress 3.9 adjustments

1.1.57

  • Fixed widgets.php bug

1.1.56

  • Fixed add_action bug

1.1.55

  • Fixed Search Bug II

1.1.54

  • Fixed Search Bug

1.1.53

  • Widgets updated II

1.1.52

  • Widgets updated

1.1.51

  • Non SSL support disabled

1.1.50

  • Fixed Bug – single property

1.1.49

  • Fixed Bug – single property

1.1.48

  • Fixed Bug – rates

1.1.47

  • Fixed Bug – single quote area

1.1.46

  • Localization – part V

1.1.45

  • Localization – part IV

1.1.44

  • Localization – part III

1.1.43

  • Localization – part II

1.1.42

  • Localization – part I

1.1.41

  • Changed datepicker z-index

1.1.40

  • Fixed Widget header width

1.1.39

  • Fixed Amenities UL

1.1.38

  • Added Pets CSS class

1.1.37

  • Added Thesis 2 support

1.1.36

  • Fixed Merged Rates

1.1.35

  • Added Merged Rates

1.1.34

  • Added full size thumbnails option

1.1.33

  • Added plugin rate button

1.1.32

  • Fixed Book Now button II

1.1.31

  • Fixed Custom Amenity Search

1.1.30

  • Fixed Book Now button

1.1.29

  • Added extra search rental widget

1.1.28

  • Fixed search availability bug II

1.1.27

  • Fixed search availability bug

1.1.26

  • Fixed Policies formatting

1.1.25

  • Added amenities to search widget

1.1.24

  • CSS changes

1.1.23

  • Altered featured CSS

1.1.22

  • Implemented text expander in property listings

1.1.21

  • Fixed search widget

1.1.20

  • Responsive header for the single property page

1.1.19

  • Allow multiple websites

1.1.18

  • Added AJAX search details

1.1.17

  • Responsive features table

1.1.16

  • Fixed regressions on the vacation rental listings page

1.1.15

  • Responsive Design Changes

1.1.14

  • Fix lodgix-custom.css path

1.1.11

  • Fix German Description

1.1.10

  • Fix German Details

1.1.09

  • Add VR scrollbars

1.1.08

  • Fix CSS Width

1.1.07

  • Responsive Design

1.1.06

  • Fixed matching areas

1.1.05

  • Fixed template CSS

1.1.04

  • Fixed wpdb functions

1.1.03

  • Fixed IE CSS

1.1.02

  • Fixed jquery validate

1.1.01

  • Fixed search widget

1.1.00

  • Fixed CeeBox

1.0.99

  • Tabbed CSS minor adjustments – 2

1.0.98

  • Tabbed CSS minor adjustments

1.0.97

  • Added option to load css/lodgix-custom.css

1.0.96

  • Fixed Reviews Separator

1.0.95

  • Fixed Single Unit Calendar

1.0.94

  • Added Theme Support

1.0.93

  • Added link Rotation

1.0.92

  • CSS Adjustment

1.0.91

  • Search Widget CSS Adjustment

1.0.90

  • Fixed Datepicker Current Date

1.0.89

  • Fixed Search Widget

1.0.88

  • Changed Nights Input

1.0.87

  • Bug Fix

1.0.86

  • Search Widget Enhancements, HTML5 Single Calendar

1.0.85

  • German Language correction

1.0.84

  • Fixed German Multi Unit Instructions

1.0.83

  • Updated Google Maps API Sensor

1.0.82

  • Updated Google Maps API Version Zoom

1.0.81

  • Updated Google Maps API Version

1.0.80

  • Fixed sidebar position

1.0.79

  • Changed multi unit calendar to HTML5

1.0.78

  • Added property WordPress Status

1.0.77

  • Fixed german language path

1.0.76

  • Fixed video and virtual tour links

1.0.75

  • Fixed page encoding

1.0.74

  • Fixed plugin path

1.0.73

  • Fixed include bug

1.0.72

  • Fixed Per Person Rates

1.0.71

  • Added Per Person Rates

1.0.70

  • Fixed Availability Links

1.0.69

  • Added New Tabbed Design

1.0.68

  • Added GetURLs AJAX

1.0.67

  • Added Studio support

1.0.66

  • CSS Adjusted

1.0.65

  • Fixed shortcode issue

1.0.64

  • Added property id feature

1.0.62

  • Fixed gravity forms bug

1.0.61

  • Added gravity forms properties

1.0.60

  • Add single page content wrapper

1.0.59

  • Fixed Area Page

1.0.58

  • Fixed IE Calendar borders

1.0.57

  • Addional calendar fix

1.0.56

  • Addional calendar fix

1.0.55

  • Added non flash single calendar

1.0.54

  • Added user german amenities

1.0.53

  • Altered Search Rentals Widget CSS

1.0.52

  • Dynamic Rental Pages

1.0.51

  • Altered Search Rentals Widget CSS

1.0.50

*Fixed Search Rentals Widget

1.0.49

*Added Search Rentals Widget

1.0.48

*Changed policies position

1.0.47

*Fixed featured rentals image path

1.0.46

*Added beds setup to property description

1.0.45

*Added video/virtual tour to property page

1.0.44

*Added new registration link.

1.0.43

*Added plugin installation check.

1.0.42

*Changed options text.

1.0.41

*Changed options text. Allow_url_fopen no longer required.

1.0.40

*Fixed version issue

1.0.39

*Increased Contact URL size

1.0.38

*Added property name to contact url querystring

1.0.37

*Fixed small css items

1.0.36

*Fixed featured properties IE8

1.0.35

*Added Lodgix.com links

1.0.34

*Fixed WordPress 3.2.0 incompatibility

1.0.33

*Added float right option to widget

1.0.32

*Added option to display widget horizontally

1.0.31

*Fixed Featured Widget

1.0.30

*Fixed rate CSS

1.0.29

*Fixed extra draft post

1.0.28

*Fixed small CSS issues

1.0.27

*Fixed availability link

1.0.26

*Fixed Gravity Forms compatibility

1.0.25

*Added option for Custom Page Templates

1.0.24

*Added Purevision theme compatibility

1.0.23

*Replace check icon

1.0.22

*Added FlexSqueeze theme compatibility

1.0.21

*Changed guest reviews

1.0.20

*Fixed captions length

1.0.19

*Implemented new upgrade

1.0.18

*Fixed no pets allowed

1.0.17

*Fixed number of bathrooms

1.0.16

*Added German Contact URL

1.0.15

*New property page design

1.0.14

*Fixed area array

1.0.10

*Implemented areas

1.0.9

*Fixed multi-language update issue

1.0.7

*Fix single property availability

1.0.4

*Fixed directory

1.0.0

*Initial release