VR Calendar

Description

An availability calendar for vacation rentals driven via the iCal standard by any calendar that exports iCal format (HomeAway, VRBO, Flipkey, AirBnB, Google, Apple iCloud, and more).
Now Supports English, Spanish, or French langauges and date formats – built right in! Want your language added, just ask!
The availability calendar shows the next 36 months of availability. Shortcodes enable you to display your calendar on any page or post in three different sizes. Arrive and depart dates
from your master calendar are displayed as available and unavailable nights. The depart day is not counted as an unavailable night.
Sync from your sources Daily, Twice Daily, or Hourly and modify the color options to fit your site’s look and feel perfectly.’

Screenshots

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Installation

  1. Upload the contents of the zip to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  3. Search for ‘wp_vrcalendar_free_repo’
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the contents of the zip to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  3. Search for ‘wp_vrcalendar_free_repo’
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Reviews

Potential to be great, but has some rough edges

I’ve tried a bunch of plugins and think this is the best for my needs, but it lacks some polish.

The good part is that it is easy to use, easy to install, easy to customize. It syncs with AirBnB, VRBO – basically anyone with an iCal feed – both import and export (some plugins are export only, which is useless). Much good to say here.

The parts that are in the free version are quite good. The best free calendar I’ve found (though there is a competitor who recently added two-way sync, but that plugin is $39 for the equivalent of what you get here for free).

On the other hand, there are some not so good things. There are a lot of typos and minor things like this. With the pro version there are things like if you don’t have a “per child” charge, the logic is there to remove the child field from the entry form, but not the child line item from the price quote.

So I ended up writing some patches to handle things like that, which worries me, because increasingly I am ending up with a forked version and that can become hard to maintain.

Also, it is using a very old version of the Stripe javascript. Given that Stripe a credit card processor and this code will be taking payments, it is essential to upgrade to the most recent version of Stripe, which I also did.

I mentioned this to the developer and offered to submit patches, but all I have gotten is silence. Given how rough the code looks, I’m really, really hesitant to turn on the booking part and actually use this plugin to accept payments.

That’s a shame, because really it works better than Woo Commerce for a vacation rental. With a bit more polish, this would be a hands down, no question 5-star plugin. Hopefully we’ll see a version 2.1 that will correct some of these concerns.

Free version of the plugin doesn’t work correctly

Needed a calendar plugin that could accept iCal (.ics) feeds from a third party website and display the calendars on my site. Calendar only needs to display current month.
Plugin instead displays a messy overlap of the next 3 years. I’m not going to spend my time chasing support for something that doesn’t work correctly even in the slightest. Definitely not going to spend the money for a pro version.

to avoid

I purchased the Pro version of this plugin but it has a bug that I had to solve alone because the assistance despite being scheduled for a year, he replied to some email then it disappeared for over a week. When I told him that I solved the problem, they made fun of me for not answering the last two days because they do not work on the weekend…

Ho acquistato la versione Pro di questo plugin ma presenta un bug che ho dovuto risolvere da solo perchè l’assistenza nonostante sia prevista per un anno, mi ha risposto al qualche mail poi è sparita per oltre una settimana. Quando gli ho comunicato che ho risolto il problema, mi hanno preso in giro scusandosi per non aver risposto gli ultimi due giorni perché non lavorano nel weekend…

Great!

Thank you for a great plugin, using AirBNB and homeaway.

Makes the Job just fine !

I will probably test the pro version for the paypal integration soon but the free version makes already the job just fine.

Support is very good / prompt as well, two thumbs up!

Love it! Many thanks!

Thanks! This plugin is exactly what I was looking for!

Bye-bye the “stupid” Homeaway widget…

One suggestion : I couldn’t find how to translate it in my own (and different langage) and change the first day of the week.
I didn’t find anything about it in the settings… I’ll try do it by WPML…

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Contributors & Developers

“VR Calendar” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.0.0

  • Initial Release

1.0.1

  • Links Updated

1.0.2

  • Fixed minor bugs in saving calendar data

1.0.3

  • Fixed calendar design issues with different themes
  • Last sync date on front now follows the WordPress timezone setting.

1.0.5

  • Fixed issue in displaying the calendar on last day of months having 31 days.
  • Version number match with the enterprise version.

1.0.6

  • Added Documentation Link to Information Menu

1.1.0

  • Added Multi-Language Support (English, Spanish, French)
  • Match version number with Enterprise Version (Enterprise update includes Global Search, Multi-currency support)

1.1.1

  • Added optional attribution link in settings which will put a “powered by” link under your calendar. Give us props if you like us! Or not, up to you, we won’t take it personally. But we sure would appreciate it. 🙂
  • Tested up to latest WordPress Version 4.4

2.0.0

  • Added WPML support
  • Added translation pot file
  • Added en_US translation