Salon Booking plugin introduces Google Calendar two ways sync
after long hours of work we’ve finally implemented a new important feature to Salon Booking plugin.
Now a salon administrator can add reservations from its own Google Calendar account into Salon Booking system thank to the “Google Calendar two ways sync” feature.
Here the details to use this feature:
First of all you need to setup the Google Synchronization on Salon Booking settings. If you already did it go ahead.
To add a reservation from Google Calendar just open your Google Calendar account.
Be sure to display the events of the calendar connected on Salon Booking.
Then click on a desired date to create an event. Once the pop-up window is open you need to write the event title.
Trough the event title we’ll provide all the information about the reservation, you need to respect the following semantic to make it works well.
booking time, user first name and last name, service name 1 + service name 2, customer email, customer mobile number, booking note
These are the information that can be sent to the booking system. You could also limit the title to the following details:
booking time, user first name and last name, service name 1 + service name 2
these are the minimum details to be provided in order to create the reservation inside your website.
You must type the above information correctly, they need to be typewritten in the same way you have them inside Salon Booking plugin.
If you misspelled the user first name o its last name or the name of a service this event will not be synced into Salon Booking plugin.
If during the syncing process something goes wrong, for example you used a time format that doesn’t exist into Salon Booking settings, or you misspelled the user name or the services name, then the event will be marked with a red square.
If you click on “Edit” you will see the error log inside the event description field.
The time format
The reservation time can be write into one of the following formats:
The booking time should be set accordingly with the “Average session duration” option set inside your Salon Booking settings.
That said, if you have 60’ as “Average session duration” you cannot create and event at 9.30. If you want to create a reservation at 9.30 you need firstly set “Average session duration” at 30’. As if you want to add events at 4.15 you need need firstly set “Average session duration” at 15’.
You can use hours fractions if you have set them inside “Average session duration” option.
To make this feature works you need to ask your hosting provider to setup a “cronjob” for you.
Send them an email like this:
Please set up one cron jobs.
Fetch this URL every 2 minutes : http://YOUR-WEBSITE.com/wp-cron.php?action=sln_sync_from_google_calendar
Once your hosting company has created this cronjob you can start using this feature.
Once you create the event on Google Calendar, after two minutes you can check if the event has been synced into Salon Booking system.
If everything has gone well a green square has been added to the event title. You can edit to see the details of the reservation inside the description field.
If something has gone wrong a red square has been added to the title of the event. Edit the event to see the error log inside the description field.
Then delete that event and try to create another one.
Remember, wait for two minutes to see the event synced on Salon Booking.
That’s it for the moment.
Cancel a reservation from Google Calendar
You can cancel a reservation even from Google Calendar, just delete the event and the synced reservation will be “Cancelled” even on Salon Booking System.
Consider that this is still a beta version of this feature and bugs can occur. Please send them to us though our contact form.
Thank you and enjoy this new feature
Salon Booking team