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How to setup Salon Booking plugin in order to match your real business needs

Read this guide to understand the basic settings to setup Salon Booking plugin in order to reflect your real business needs.

Let’s say you run a Barber Shop.
You are open from monday to saturday from 9 AM to 1PM and from 3.30 PM to 8 PM.
You are closed on Sunday.


Go to Settings > Booking rules and add this rule:



Your salon offers the following services:  Hair cut – 1h – 30$, Moustache trim – 15’ – 10$, Beard shaping – 30’ – 20$, Hot shave – 15’ – 15$, Back & Chest grooming – 15’ – 10$.


Go to “Services” section and “Add” four services using these settings:

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Let’s say that you are able to attend four customers at the same time as you have four comfortable chairs.

Go to Settings > Booking rules and set “Customers per session” and “Session average duration” options:




Your staff is made by four skilled assistants:  Mark , Carl, Ugo and Frederik. Among these guys only Mark and Carl are able to provide all the services, while Ugo and Frederik can take care only of Hot shave and Back & Chest grooming.

Go to Assistants section and “Add” four assistants using the following settings:


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That’s it!
Obviously we didn’t cover all the other settings as we wanted to focus on the “Booking rules” as thay are very important in order to reflect the real availabilities of a Salon that rely on the number of staff members, their skills and the opening days and time of the shop.

As you can go deeper inside our booking system options you can easily understand that you could add more rules and more exceptions based on your own needs.

If you have any doubts or questions to submit to us please don’t hesitate in contacting us.


How to upgrade Salon Booking plugin
to PRO version

If you have already installed the free version of Salon Booking Plugin and are ready to switch to the PRO version you can follow this short guide in case of doubt on how to complete the process.


This guide is for those who purchased the PRO version from our official website and not for those bought Salon Booking from Codecanyon.


First, you need to purchase the PRO version from here:


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After the purchase you’ll receive a an email receipt with a link where you can download your copy of PRO version.

Download the zip folder and then upload to your WordPress install. Before activating the PRO version you need to deactivate your FREE version. Don’t worry, you won’t loose any settings.


Once the the FREE version has been deactivated you can then activate the PRO version and if you want you can even delete the FREE version of Salon Booking from your WP install.

Once the PRO version is active you need to activate your license too. You can find your license key inside the same email receipt. Copy and paste it inside you WordPress administration:

Plugins > Salon license

then click on  “Activate license” button. If everything has gone well you will see a green check icon.


Log-in inside your Purchase history page

If for any reason you are not able to find the email receipt you can always log-in into our website from here:

and be redirected to your personal “Purchase history” page where you will find all your purchases and from there you can download your plugin copy and get your license key.

Sometimes it could happen that you are not able to activate the license key. This issue is due to the settings of your hosting partner where c_url library is not installed. In those cases please contact your hosting and ask for a solution.


Note: If you purchased the PRO version from Codecanyon you don’t need to activate any license

Still in trouble?


What’s new on Salon Booking plugin 2.3 version?


Let’s see what’s new on this brand new version of Salon Booking plugin 2.3 version.

First of all we fixed many bugs that was affecting the French and Deutsch languages. Some more related to the bookings synchronisation with Google Calendar, another one with PayPal payment process when the payment is cancelled and one on “not available days” option for services.

Now let’s have a look at the new features added on this version.

Customers management archive

A new section has been added with all your customers details. There you can control their contacts informations, their booking history details. Remember to run the “Salon Booking Updater” once updated the plugin.



Hourly ranges added to holidays rules option

We’ve added even the hour interval so you can be more specific with your vacations rules.


Week start on..

A new option added on Settings > General where you can set which day of the week to starts with on booking form date picker.

Email booking reminder

Another useful tool to remember your customers about their next appointments with you. You can even decide how many time before send them the reminder.



Filter assistants by services

Well, this new option is preparatory for a future Salon booking important release. For the moment you can associate to every single assistant one or more services.
Use this option only if you want to limit the possibility that your assistants are booked only on specific services. If a member of your staff is able to provide all your services then leave this option blank.



Customer contact informations inside admin e-mail notification

From this version inside the new booking email notification to the salon’s administrator you’ll find the customer contact informations.



What’s next for the 2.4 version?

Multiple assistants selection with a brand new intelligent booking algorithm that will allow your customers to book the right assistant for the right service at the right time. What do you want more?

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How to update your own translations when a new version of Salon Booking is released?

Read this guide to understand how to correctly and safely update your own translations files after a new Salon Booking plugin release.

When we release a new version we update the salon-booking-system.pot file that you can find inside the “/languages/“ folder of our plugin.

At this point you need to update your own translation files , .po and .mo, in order to verify if new text strings has been added.



How can you do that? It’s simple. Open your own .po file with Poedit software, then click on “Catalog > Update from POT file”.

Poedit will guide you to find the salon-booking-system.pot file location in order to select it.

Once done, your .po file will be automatically updated. Then you can look around at the new strings and eventually translate them.

When finished click on “Save”, action that will generate an updated version of .mo file too.

At this point you can update your translations file on your server.

That’s it.