4. How Booking Works

How to make calendar and booking unavailable

To block dates in calendar you can use one of these 2 ways. Add bookings manually from Calendar Go to Properties -> Edit Property -> Calendar Select booking dates by clicking on the dates (selection is red) Booked dates are blocked in calendar, and in front end booking form: How the booked dates look in […]


Check what price details you wish to show in submit form from Admin -> Theme Options -> Payments & Submit -> Listing Submit Page Short video for how to add a property Price Section The new options added are explained below: Price adjustments for a certain period are done from the same window. To set custom […]

MY BOOKINGS Custom Page Template

If you’re not importing demo content create the page from admin – add page following the below screenshot details: This is how the page looks in front end. If you do not wish to charge a booking fee, make sure that you add 0 in Theme Options-Membership and Payment Settings and not leave blank. Starting […]

How to setup hourly booking

This option is available starting with 2.01 theme version. 1. Select option “Per hour for all listings” or  “Mixt – Owner chooses price by hour or by day” for Global Booking Type   -> If selected option per hour will get these options in front end submission: -> If selected option Mixt will get Booking Type dropdown […]

Taxes info in Invoice Details Explanations

Taxes in % (taxes are considered included in the daily price). They are added from Price Details of each property – Taxes show for the owner – in his invoice details. See VIEW DETAILS of a confirmed booking Formulas for taxes we use: $you_earn = $total_price – $security_deposit – floatval($city_fee) – floatval($cleaning_fee) – $service_fee; $taxes […]

Price per Guest

Price by guest is selected from Edit/Add property -> Price Settings Make sure the price fields are included in submit form Pay by Guest options are Extra Price per guest per night in (currency) and check to Allow guests above capacity? Check to  Pay by the no of guests (all room prices will NOT be […]

How to login / register and make a booking

This is a video how booking details are saved when using search trying to send booking after  login/register process     This is a video to show how booking details are saved automatically after login/register modal shows, without having to add the booking details again after login

Verify Owner

Starting version 1.20.5 we have added the option for admin to verify Owners. After the Owner registers, in My Profile page he will have the option to UPLOAD AN ID SCAN The Owner will need to upload an image The admin will be notified via email   and will need to go to admin-Users to […]

Can I hide or remove the guest number?

Staring 1.30 theme update you can hide the guest number easily. Hide from booking form Put this option to Object Rental You will see the booking form like this Hide guest from listing submit form Put this option to NO from theme options And the submit form will exclude the guest number Hide from contact […]

How to work with Extra Guest option

When using EXTRA GUEST option, the following notes apply. Search works only with Guest Value Search by the guest dropdown cannot consider the extra guests allowed, as technically the guest value is a single value (and we can’t do a sum). The search will return results with properties that have the default guest number equal […]

1.20 Add Extra Options in Booking Form

First check that Extra Options are selected to show in submit form from Admin -> Theme Options -> Payments & Submit -> Listing Submit Page Extra Options are added from Edit Property – Price Settings Add in booking form other options. You can select Option Name, Option Value (fixed number) and Option Calculation (fixed fee, by […]

1.20 About Security Deposit Fee

Security Deposit Fee The Security Fee is set by the owner, in number amount. When booking request is sent, the Security Deposit Fee value is added to booking total. Now we have different scenarios possible, but only some make sense with this option. a. Deposit is 100% and a user will pay everything when booking […]

1.20 – Info about formulas used in invoices

Formulas used: total = (inter price + expenses + manual_expense ) – early bird + city fee+ cleaning fee + sec deposit $early_bird_discount – doesn’t include extra guest, security, city fee, cleaning fee $you_earn = $total_price – $security_deposit – floatval($city_fee) – floatval($cleaning_fee) – $service_fee; $taxes = round ( $you_earn * $taxes_value/100,2); $price_for_service_fee = $total_price – $security_deposit […]

1.20 How to understand Invoice Details Info for Owner and User submitting request

User sending booking request: Invoice explanations in My Reservations Owner of the property: Invoice explanations in My Bookings Other elements you can see in invoices: Early bird discount As owner you can set early bird discount (in %) and how many days to in advance for this discount to apply. Extra Expenses or Custom discount Pay […]

Booking: How to work with Deposit Fee and Service Fee

Admin always gets the money for booking confirmations. HOW ADMIN RECEIVES MONEY FOR A CONFIRMED BOOKING Admin sets in theme options a global deposit value and (optional setting) the site service fee value. Either of these can be in % or a fixed amount and apply to every booking request. If the deposit is different […]

1.19 Instant Booking. How to use this feature or how to remove Instant Booking

How to enable Instant booking from each user account – add or edit property – description settings. INSTANT BOOKING with ADMIN FEE PAYMENT REQUIRED A user sends booking request and must pay admin fee instantly for the booking to be confirmed. Live demo – http://main.wprentals.org/properties/summerlin-cabin-perfect-holiday/ After payment is done, booking is confirmed and a user is redirected […]

Owner Contact Info – how it works

Contact info on owner page is hidden by default for non registered users and registered users with NO confirmed booking. Info shows only to users who have at least 1 confirmed booking or is user checks his own profile. Admin ca see all contact info by default. Owner cannot see the contact info of the […]

Why register is required to book in WP Rentals

In WP Rentals register/login is mandatory to send a booking request. There are several important reasons for which we designed the theme to work this way (and why other major reservation websites like airbn, homeaway etc do the same) – First of all, not wanting to register to  send a booking is like wanting to […]