The most powerful, flexible and feature-rich bookings plugin available for WordPress. Appointments does it all.
Good app if you want to be able to have more control over every little detail, just too much for my needs.
While I would have been happy to use the lite version for my client (1 service provider with any services) I didn't read the reviews here and found out luckily after only about 30 min wasted that the "lite version" only allows 2 services. Only mention is when you try to add a 3rd service you get this prompt at top:
"You have reached the limit for the free version. Upgrade to Appointments+ for unlimited services"
I am glad that there is a "lite version" of this plugin, I have seen it recommended many times as a great plugin but I wanted to test it out before dishing out membership to WPMU Dev just for this plugin. Worth it only if you have 2 or less services or want to dish out the money, otherwise other plugins that are free out there.
I purchased the plugin in hoping to fit my client's need, however, when I tried to install it in another site, everything in the setting seem frozen, I can only work on General tab, not any others, for example, I can't add new service nor server providers because it simply does not respond to my click.
wasting me lots of time, don't try it, and their support is awkward, nowhere to post any question unless you pay membership, what a fxxk rule
I have searched and searched, and FINALLY i found what i was looking for.
This is an EXTREMELY POWERFUL scheduler for everything.
Im am using the lite edition, but DO NOT be fooled by they call it "lite"
Im involved in a small music festival in Denmark, and we needed a booking/"its mine" system for our tools and cars.
It had to be a user based system where my users/volunteers could book a tool easily on the spot, last year we had alot of problems with our tools, they where all laying around, and nobody knew who was responsible for it.
This plugin is making that problem a thing of the past.
im simply creating an appointment system for each valuable tool/car, and with this plugin, i can even create a page for each tool/car costimized to its needs, and all it took was to understand how shortcodes works (which most do in here ;-)
then i added a responsive theme, and a QR code for the page on the tool/car.. TADDA now the users could easily book the tool by his phone with three clicks, im not even kidding, its three clicks :-D
Thanks to the developers for creating magic like this.
Really a great work. Thanks for the team.
You can export all the appointments, but never import them.
This plugin is GREAT! It does exactly what I need it to do and can be set up in a variety of ways to meet all of my needs.
And, they have excellent support. Even though I don't have the paid version. :)
Firstly much credit for not only an excellent product but actually providing a free version which gives a very good amount of functionality!
I have been evaluating a large amount of booking plugins for WP the last few days and without exception all which called themselves free or had a lite version were so limited as to be unusable. I was looking for a solution just like this that I can provide for clients on their sites so they will have a basic functionality and can choose to upgrade if they wish - so top marks.
So far this plugin is very intuitive considering the range of functionality and seems to be very solid.
QUESTION. The only issue I have been having is that I can't get the pagination to work whatever I try. The last week/month button or previous week/month button just doesn't work. I'm probably missing something simple but would appreciate any help for a solution.
I looked at several plugins to enable me to take online bookings, some of which were 20 times the price of this one so when I discovered Appointments+ I thought it sounded too good to be true.
I'm so glad I took a chance on it. Within an hour I had a booking system set up with two way integration to multiple Google calendars and all the options I could possibly need to manage client bookings efficiently.
I had no great expectations about the support but when I decided I wanted to customise aspects of the plugin to suit my personal needs I just posted in their forums and within a few hours they provided me with custom code to enable the plugin to do exactly what I wanted.
Worth every penny, and a whole lot more.
Plugin works well although it does not handle making bookings that extend past midnight into the next day. For example, a business which operates at night cannot make a two hour appointment that commences at 11pm unless the user selects a specific service provider. You can't select the default option of 'no preference' and it gives you no feedback as to why you can't make the booking. This is using the paid version of the plugin as well, so would seem like a fairly simple function to have working right. Contacted developer but they were not interested in fixing the issue.
I was actually happy with this plugin at first. But, as a point of principal, they are deceptive. And issues deactivating.
After days comparing plugins and installing this, we discover that Appointments Lite (which installs from the Appointments plugin - no mention of "Lite"), only allows you to add 2 services. NO WHERE in any documentation is this mentioned. Just double checked.
DECEPTION: in fact, quite the opposite. Before listing features of the PRO version, their description even states that you can "... create unlimited service providers and unlimited services." [my emphasis]
Much further down their description they list features of the pro version. So any reasonable person would read the features above "pro" list as included.
Clearly a deception to get people wasting time and then just pay for it.
DEACTIVATE ISSUE: We decided to hold on our services and that's when big problems started. It doesn't uninstall when also using W3 Total Cache plugin, even though I had cleared all cache several times (WP Admin and browsers). Simple deactivation left the site nothing but text. Wasted much time and jumped hoops to figure out out to get rid of it.
ISSUE: My issues is not that this plugin doesn't work, and the price for the PRO version is actually reasonable. It's all the difficulty simply deactivating it and a point of principal about honesty.
The developers thought it a good judgment call to say up front that you can create "unlimited" services so that people waste time before discovering - you can only add 2 services. Then what? Just pay for the pro since you've wasted so much time already.
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