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Appointment Booking Calendar

Appointment Booking Calendar allows you to accept online bookings from a set of available time-slots in a calendar.

10 reviews
Average Rating
3.7 out of 5 stars
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Stopped working / No Support
By , for WP 4.4

I have used the Pro version for a long time. Suddenly it stops working.

When someone submits an appointment they get the following error:

Error saving data! Please try again.
Error debug information: Column 'name' cannot be null

when I uninstall and reinstall I get:
You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'TYPE=MyISAM' at line 9 on line: 1471

It still installs but does not work.

I have deleted the tables of the calendar from the db and reinstalled the plugin. No go.

There apparently is no support unless I pay $25 of a plugin I have already paid $49 for and for which now does not work.

Without support for this sort of problem this plugin is worthless.

BEAUCOUP TROP CHERS pour un calendrier YAHOO
By , for WP 9.0.5

malgré plusieurs demandes de modifications, je n'ai pu obtenir des calendriers utilisables pour mes besoins, impossibilité de définir la durée des événements par calendrier, etc....
bref, je suis partis, pour de longues heures de développement, après avoir payé 149.90$ , j'ai comme l’impression que de la vaseline m'aurait été utile !!!

Not working as I required
By , for WP 4.1.1

Found the GUI for this plugin bvery difficult and setting up for my product was almost impossible to get working how I required. Asked codepeople for refund and blankly refused - BE WARNED, not happy with this product or their support at all. Won't be using their products again based on this experience.

Try to not to look at the code
By , for WP 4.1.1

Do not look at the source code. You can't use the plugin after that.

Support never got back to me
By , for WP 4.1

The calendar is pretty good, but it slows down the website quite a bit. I would like to know how to purge old bookings, but am reluctant to reach out to support as last time i did i never got any response. I emailed them several times and never got anything at all.

The issue i had before is that i updated the plugin and it removed the "paid" version for the free version. Because i use several calendars, this screwed things up as the free version only allows one calendar.

Forces you to purchase premium to remove paypal
By , for WP 3.9.1

I got it all set up and I went to test it and the program redirected me to paypal. Also, uses a lot of resources so it slowed my site to a crawl. Interface is not user friendly.

Seriously? Making people pay to remove a feature?
By , for WP 3.8.1

I don't care what you say in the other reviews "it was the original purpose of the plugin"...bull. I bought one of your plugins before for one of my clients, and in that one, we had to pay to GET the paypal feature on it. And now? we dont need the paypal feature for one of your products, yet you are going to make us pay to not have it.
This plugin was pretty much perfect, and honestly you would have had me sold on having to pay to access custom forms and using it as a widget. I was about 5 minutes away from clicking the "buy" button your premium version, until I looked closer and realized you're actually making people pay to remove something that makes the form useless if they don't want their users to have to pay to book.
Making people pay for extra features = acceptable.
Making people pay to remove "features" that render the form useless unless otherwise paid for = low and incredibly cheap and honestly should not be allowed on the wordpress free plugins area.

Freemium version has hardcoded PayPal
By , for WP 3.8.1

More freemium crap. It's hard coded to PayPal so if you don't use paypal, or don't want people to pay to schedule an appointment at all, you have to upgrade to pro. I've never seen a plugin force you to use paypal. It's usually the other way around. I tried another cal plugin and it works great. Try something else and don't support this crap.

Shady business practices mar a plugin with potential
By ,

I thought this was a great plugin, until I tried to figure out how to turn off PayPal forwarding. I spent a day wrestling with it. I then found out - it is not at all obvious in the plugin, and I'm an experienced developer - that this "feature" of PayPal redirection can only be disabled on the pro version.

Codepeople seem to think that paying to *remove* features is a way to make people buy their products. Instead, it's dishonest, especially since they're not at all upfront about it. Codepeople will never get any of my money, and I'll be sure to warn others off their products too.

By , for WP 3.5

I think DWBooster claiming this plugin is “free” somewhat disingenuous. It cannot be used unless PayPal activated, for which DWBooster are charging 5% commission. I do not believe that DWBooster cannot make a tiny code to change the PHP thereby allow users to effectively use the “free” plugin. If DWBooster are unable to bear to allow genuine free use of this plugin perhaps DWBooster should withdraw this plugin from WordPress.org?

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