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Xola

Description

Sell Your Activities Online, Instantly

The Xola Booking plugin adds powerful, versatile booking capabilities to your website in seconds. The plugin integrates with your Xola account, creating a beautiful storefront where visitors can browse your activities, make bookings, and pay securely online.

No Coding Necessary

All pages and buttons are generated automatically from your Xola account and displayed on your website. No coding required.
The plugin instantly creates detailed product pages using the information in your account, including photos, dates and duration, description, ‘what’s included’, ‘what to bring’, activity location (to be displayed on your site using Google Maps), and ‘other considerations’. Booking and gift checkout buttons are automatically generated, and follow users down the page, increasing the likelihood of conversion.

Make Discovery Easy

Make finding and booking new experiences simple and delightful. Offer an elegant storefront where visitors can search, discover, check availability, and book your tours & activities directly from your website. Promote related activities on your product pages to encourage discovery and increase average order value.

Optimized for Everything

Xola’s booking flow has been carefully designed for a smoother, more optimized checkout experience. The placement of every page and field was considered to reduce distraction and confusion, and let your products shine. This results in higher conversion rates and increased online revenue.
Xola’s plugin pages are optimized for everything:

  • Sleek, simple, and readable.
  • Completely SEO ready.
  • Lightning fast.
  • Made for mobile, verified by Google.

Your Brand, Your Business

Every page is built with your brand in mind. The minimalist storefront design puts the focus on your activities, and harmonizes beautifully with any theme.

Take Bookings In Real-Time

Xola’s real-time booking engine manages availability, inventory, and guides so you don’t have to. Guests can instantly check availability by date or activity based on your schedule and resources. You will never overbook with real-time availability and dashboard updates.

Accept Secure Online Payments

Accept online payments instantly through trusted payment processors with industry low rates, including Stripe and Authorize.net.

Xola’s web checkout is encrypted, secure, PCI compliant and TRUSTe certified.

Screenshots

  • Discovery page with available listings.
  • Single listing page with option to buy.
  • Settings page with options to make each listing visible/hidden.
  • Listing page settings.

Installation

Minimum Requirements

  • PHP version 5.4.45 or greater (PHP 5.6 or greater is recommended)
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater (MySQL 5.6 or greater is recommended)

Automatic installation

  • From your WordPress admin panel, go to Plugins > “Add New”
  • Search “Xola” and select “Install Now”. A new menu item will appear named “Xola”.
  • When you select “Xola” from your WordPress admin panel, you will need to sign in with your primary account email in order to fully use the plugin.
  • Once you sign in, the plugin will walk you through the simple onboarding steps.

Manual installation

In case you want to manually install the plugin all you have to do is to unpack the plugin package and upload it to your webserver via FTP. You can find more detailed instructions on how to do this here

Updating

Whenever there’s a new version of the plugin available, you’ll see a notification in your WordPress admin panel and you can automatically update it by following the link in notification.

As with all other plugin updates, it is a good idea to backup your site first, just in case something unexpected goes wrong.

If on the off-chance you do encounter issues with plugin pages, try flushing the permalinks by going to WordPress > Settings > Permalinks and clicking the “Save” button. This should reset the settings and make plugin pages available again.

FAQ

Can I use the Xola plugin without being a Xola user?

Since the Xola plugin relies on data from a Xola account, you must be a Xola user in order for the plugin to work for you. If you’re not a Xola user yet, sign up for a free demo here

Will the Xola plugin work with my theme?

Yes, the plugin is designed to work with any theme, however, it may require some styling to make it fit perfectly to your screens.

Reviews

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.0.0 – 2017-12-13

  • Discovery page sorting and filtering option
  • Admin setting to make a listing visible/hidden
  • Floating purchase button on the listing page
  • Expanded compatibility to PHP v5.4.45

1.0.1 – 2018-02-01

  • Minor CSS fixes
  • Adding Xola link to the Xola logo

1.0.2 – 2018-06-15

  • Adapting the plugin for the new version of the Xola API