Amelia – Events & Appointments Booking Calendar

Description

Amelia Lite is a free appointment booking WordPress plugin that allows to set up a fully-featured automated booking system on your WordPress website and is a handy tool for small businesses and individuals that depend on stable appointment booking processes.

Amelia Lite was built with newest Enterprise-level of technology both on front-end and back-end, ensuring smooth and slick user experience. Amelia elements are applying single-page-app approach, work without page reloading, and all elements were designed with the mobile first concept in mind – so all the admin and customer interfaces are perfectly responsive.

Amelia Lite supports:

  • Creating Step-by-step booking view by adding [ameliabooking] shortcode
  • Configuring the general settings for the company – General Settings
  • A convenient Calendar view on the back-end, giving a full overview on all the appointments and the statuses – Calendar Admin View
  • Flexible Appointment Management page, with an option to add appointments by your staff from the WordPress admin dashboard – Appointments Admin Page
  • Configuring provider’s details and working schedule – General Settings
  • Key numbers in the Dashboard – Dashboard page
  • Email notifications to the customer and provider when the appointment status changes.

Configuring Amelia Lite to book your first appointment through WordPress is literally a 5-minute job.

  • First, you would need to go to your WordPress’ admin page, open Amelia -> Services and add categories and services, as described here.
  • On the next step, you would need to add a step-by-step booking wizard to one of your posts or pages. To do that, just create a new post or page, or edit an exiting one, and add [ameliabooking] shortcode where you want to add the booking wizard. Save it – and that’s it – now customers can book appointments from your site’s front-end using Amelia Lite!
  • You can customize provider details and schedule in the General Settings page.

Please note some limitations of the Lite version:

  • Booking search view and catalog view are not included.
  • You can only use a part of the Dashboard page to keep tracks of your business.
  • Export option is not supported.
  • Filters on the pages are not supported.
  • Coupons are not included.
  • Group services are not supported.
  • Adding the Locations is not included.
  • Customization options are not included.
  • You can only use Approved and Pending notifications, other types of email notifications are not supported.
  • Only basic plugin settings are supported.
  • Google Calendar synchronization is not supported.
  • PayPal and Stripe payment types are not supported but you can use On-site payment type.
  • Access to our premium support system is not included.
    To use these and other options, please upgrade to the Full version!

Screenshots

  • Calendar back-end view
  • Appointments back-end view
  • Booking wizard front-end view

Blocks

This plugin provides 2 blocks.

amelia/booking-gutenberg-block
Amelia - Events & Appointments Booking Calendar
amelia/events-gutenberg-block
Amelia - Events & Appointments Booking Calendar

Installation

Installing Amelia Lite is as easy as 1-2-3!

  • First, either locate the plugin through the WordPress’ built-in plugins browser, upload the ZIP file through WP Admin, or upload the Amelia Lite folder via FTP to your WordPress’ plugins folder on the server.
  • Activate the plugin in the “Plugins” page of your WordPress installation.
  • Enjoy!

Reviews

23 September 2020
Looks good at first glance, Great UI, all the functionality I want - alas does not work with multisite and I researched this before installing and all indicators said "multisite compatible. I tried to make it work, but it does not.
22 September 2020
I am currently using this plugin in two websites and it works perfectly. It has great documentation and support. Will buy it again for sure.
29 August 2020
Their button on their calendar is invisible. They started telling me to code this. I know a little about CSS but the reason I bought the plugin (bought, not free by the way) is to have an easy solution. If I wanted to code something, I would take a class in coding.
19 August 2020
I've tried multiple booking plugins, and this one is by far the best. The integration with Google Calendar should be a bit easier, but after it's set-up its all ready to go. Awesome support as well, i see a lot of potential for this plugin in the nearby future!
17 August 2020
The wp-admin section has been running real slow since we started using Amelia. We watching the server resource usage with the plugin enabled and not enabled. The difference was dramatic. Amelia's support did they own "testing" simple using the browser Inspector and timing page loads. Their response was "Amelia is already minimised to the max, and there is nothing we can do to speed it up.". Hardly an acceptable response. This plugin also has so many reporting flaws. You can easily see ALL financial transactions in one place and report by Booking or Event filtered by Employee. Then it doesn't track the final tax and discount numbers back into Amelia if you use the Woo Commerce integration. I'm am still looking for a replacement with the same feature set. I do NOT recommend this plugin.
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Contributors & Developers

“Amelia – Events & Appointments Booking Calendar” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Change log

v1.0.20
* Improvement: Added solution for conflict with the Elementor Popup
* BugFix: Fixed issue with Portuguese date format
* BugFix: Fixed issue with MyISAM engine
* Other small bug fixes and stability improvements

v1.0.19
* Feature: Added option to disable bookings for more than one person in Events (by hiding the option to add more persons)
* Added option in Activation Settings to delete tables from the database after deleting the plugin
* Added changes in Dutch, Italian and Spanish translations
* Added Portuguese translation
* BugFix: Fixed datepicker on the Event booking form
* BugFix: Fixed issue with Total payment on the Finance page
* BugFix: Fixed issue with changing attendees’ status
* BugFix: Fixed issue with default time slot step of 1 hour and ‘Use service duration for booking time slots’
* BugFix: Fixed issue with Phone number as mandatory field option and customer that is logged into the WordPress during the booking process
* Other small bug fixes and stability improvements

v1.0.18
* Feature: On the back-end now you can create appointments in the past
* %appointment_duration% placeholder added
* Added CFP Franc currency
* Added Romanian translation
* Updated Arabic translation
* Updated Spanish translation
* Updated Dutch translation
* Updated French translation
* BugFix: Fixed issue with General working hours and days offs
* BugFix: Fixed issue with “Send recovery email” option on SMS login
* BugFix: Fixed issue with deleting attendee’s payment and opening attendees list
* Other small bug fixes and stability improvements

v1.0.17
* Fixed issue with recharging SMS balance

v1.0.16
* Compatibility with WordPress 5.4.2 confirmed
* Added option “Hide Currency Symbol on the booking form” in the Payment Settings
* Added IDs for services, categories and events
* Back-end calendar now shows only the working hours (without two hours before and after the working hours)
* Added Hungarian translation
* Added Arabic translation
* Added Danish translation
* Added Slovak translation
* Updated German translation
* Updated Spanish translation
* Updated Italian translation
* Added changes in French translation
* Added changes in Belgian translation

v1.0.15
* Small bug fixes and stability improvements
* Compatibility with WordPress 5.4.1 confirmed

v1.0.14
* Added Dashboard page for tracking number of scheduled appointments, percentage of load and revenue

v1.0.13
* Added Russian translation
* Dutch translation updated
* French translation updated
* Fixed issue with Jet plugins

v1.0.12
* Compatibility with WordPress 5.3.2 confirmed
* Added option for adding Amelia WordPress customer user role to customers
* Added option for customers to reschedule their appointments from back-end
* Fixed issue with scheduling two overlapping appointments
* Fixed issue with changing attendees status

v1.0.11
* Changed option “Send all notifications to additional addresses” so now you can add more than one address
* Added Finish translation

v1.0.10
* Added option for adding and editing event’s attendees from the back-end
* Fixed issue with setting up the service order
* Fixed issue with Gutenberg when there are no events

v1.0.9
* Plugin is now compatible with JQuery 3.x
* Added Guadeloupe country code

v1.0.8
* Updated German translation.
* Added new Lao kip currency.
* Fixed issue with booking two appointments at the same time.
* Fixed issue with showing pictures in email notifications.

v1.0.7
* Added Gutenberg block – the plugin is now Gutenberg optimized

v1.0.6
* Added Event booking option
* Added Dutch and French translations

v1.0.5
* Added Swedish Translation
* Small bug fixes and stability improvements

v1.0.4
* Added Sorting for Services on the Service page and in the front-end booking form
* Added option for choosing whether email fields on the booking form will be mandatory
* Added option to send email notifications to the additional address
* Small bug fixes and stability improvements

v1.0.3
* Fixed issue with service price that has decimal places

v1.0.2
* Fixed issue with deleting appointments and customers

v1.0.1
* SMS Notifications support added
* Minor changes for compliance with WordPress plugins repository policy

v1.0
* Amelia Lite Launch!