How to create a Reservations Form to your WordPress
[cq_vc_imagewitharrow image=”5179″ isresize=”no” openimageas=”none” captionalign=”right” textcolor=”#303030″ twidth=”60%” iwidth=”40%” theight=”35%” iheight=”65%” arrowtop=”50%” arrowleft=”45%” arrowsize=”large” textbg=”#ffffff” fontsize1=”18px” extra_class=”contenedor”]One of the things that can’t miss on a services web is a contact form, however, if the service depends on the availability of the person who is being hired then the contact form must transform into a reservations form or booking form, so the client can know the availability and make sure that he/she will receive the service he needs.[/cq_vc_imagewitharrow]As some of you know, my professions for the past 10 years has been design, and since 2009 I have been working as a full time photographer, and since i can’t be at two places at the same time, when a client request a photography service for an event or a product, that date must be eliminated from the working calendar for other activities.
After spending months searching for a solution that not only allowed me to add a Reservation Form, but also sent an appropriate reply to the client who had made the reservations, I didn’t found anything specific to my needs, so, on my free times (which lately aren’t much) I started testing every single plugin that had the word “reservation” or “booking” on it. Restaurant Reservations is a plugin that accepts reservations for restaurants. It allows you quickly to confirm or cancel a reservation, send notification emails and much more. However, my business isn’t a restaurant, it’s photography, so after a few tweaks and modifications, I got the result I wanted.[cq_vc_figurenav labels=”1,2,3″ titles=”Activate,Configure,Publish” titlefontsize=”16px” descfontsize=”13px” imagewidth=”320″ imageheight=”240″ contentwidth=”90%” buttonwidth=”90%” noretina=”” repeat=”repeat” aligncenter=”” displaynum=”1″ figurecolor=”blue” bordercolor=”#26d3f2″ images=”5176,5177,5178″]The Restaurant Reservations adds the code of the form below the content of the page you selected. In my case, I already had a page with the prices so clients can know my rates, so I just added the Reservations Form there. I need to mention that iI had to tweak a bit the css so the form show like I wanted, however, wasn’t a huge edit.
Since this is a Restaurant system, people can make different reservations on a same day, however, what made me choose this particular plugin was that i could indicate the system to only accept one reservation per day. So a client can select the day of their event, the start time and with a bit of personal information for contact purposes generate a reservation.
Finally, you just need to configure the emails that the client will receive when he creates the reservation and when you decide either to accept or reject it.[/cq_vc_figurenav]As you see, it is a plugin that despite not being made for this particular purpose, with a few modifications has work perfectly. If you want to the see final result just visit http://tap.pics/en/precios
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