VikAppointments Services Booking Calendar

Description

Vik Appointments Services Booking Calendar for WordPress

The popular appointments booking calendar system is now available also for WordPress as a Native Plugin!

If you are looking for a professional tool to schedule and manage both appointments and bookings of various services or employees, then this is definitely the right solution for your project.

Vik Appointments is an experienced piece of software with thousands of tailored functions designed to fit the needs of several types of business, such as medical centers, doctors, lawyers, hair stylists, SPA services, escape games and much more.
Accept online reservations and schedule the appointments for each employee in a smart and efficient way.

Thanks to its key features, Vik Appointments is the perfect plugin for those kind of companies and service providers that have many employees:
you will be able to manage and let the employees to receive payments singularly; as well, each employee will be able to manage its working time and the services that he offers thanks to a dedicated personal area.
An “employee” can represent a person, an object, a room or anything else that could be scheduled to receive bookings.

Those who need to offer/sell online services through meetings or video-conferences can use the complementary (not included) Zoom meetings plugin for Vik Appointments.

Born for a different CMS than WordPress, the same powerful framework is now at the service of all webmasters, designers and web-agencies that build websites with WordPress.

Do not look any further, the features of Vik Appointments will outnumber any other similar plugin!

Visit VikWP.com for more details.

Some of its key features

  • Custom types of service with custom durations and rates
  • Employees management
  • Front-end smart appointments booking process
  • Manual/offline reservations via back-end to keep the availability calendars up to date.
  • Calendars overview and reports
  • Manual reservations via back-end
  • Invoices generation
  • Coupons to offer reservation discounts
  • Search widget for the front-end to easily book an appointment
  • Working days creation for employees

Some of the Pro version features

  • Full booking management from the back-end
  • Extended working days with custom shifts
  • Front-end employees area
  • Employees personalized cost for services
  • Customers management
  • Services options and special rates
  • Employees locations
  • Packages purchase
  • Employees subscription fees to build a portal
  • Custom fields management
  • Payments to Service Providers or directly to the Employees
  • Cart system to book multiple appointments at once
  • Custom Payment Gateways (over 60 available on VikWP.com)
  • SMS Gateways and Cron Jobs for automated notifications
  • Various widgets to enhance the look of your front-end

Supported Add-ons

  • Zoom meetings & online video-conferences integration
  • Google ReCaptcha forms validation

The following integrations may require some of our additional plugins, which might not be free in some cases. Please visit VikWP for further details.

Interested in, curious about the Pro version?

You should take a look with your own eyes at the demo website to see what you can do with Vik Appointments. Do not stop at the front-end though, make sure to visit the wp-admin section too.

  1. Front-end Demo Website
  2. Admin Demo Website

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed e-mail subject encoding on WP 5.5 or higher

Earlier versions

For further details about older versions, please refer to the changelog.md file of the plugin.

Screenshots

  • Appointments Calendar: keep all the reservations under control.
  • Services List: organize all services for booking.
  • Service Details: the timeline makes the booking process easy and smooth.
  • Working Days: set up the working days and times for each employee.
  • Employees List: a clean interface to show the working times of every professional.
  • Special Rates: set up different costs for the services and test them through the back-end.
  • Online Payments: collect credit card payments through your preferred bank.
  • Reviews & Ratings: let the customers rate the services and the employees.
  • Subscriptions: add new employees to your portal and earn money through subscription fees.
  • Zoom Meeting: let Vik Appointments handle & schedule your Zoom meetings.

Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

vikappointments/gutenberg-shortcodes
VikAppointments Services Booking Calendar

Installation

Installation through the WordPress Plugins Browser

  • Search for “Vik Appointments” in the Add Plugins section of your website back-end
  • Install the Plugin by clicking on the apposite button
  • Activate the Plugin by using the related activation button
  • A link to access and configure Vik Appointments will be visible in the side menu
  • Enjoy it

Alternative Installation Method

You can only install the free version of Vik Appointments, not the Pro version. If for some reasons the WordPress Repository installation won’t work, you can contact us to receive the zip installer file and upload it via FTP onto your server.

  • Download the installer zip file from VikWP.com
  • Unzip the archive on your computer’s local drive
  • Upload via FTP the unzipped folder vikappointments onto your /wp-content/plugins directory
  • Log in to your wp-admin section and activate the plugin

Or, alternatively, just try to directly upload the ZIP archive through the Upload Plugin section of your website.

FAQ

Is upgrading to Pro mandatory?

No, not at all. However, it took our company 5 years to build the Pro version and we are willing to spend a lot more years of work on this software. We encourage you to evaluate the free version first, and then upgrade to Pro to unlock its potential.

Why some functions are not available in the free version?

We make money by selling licenses of the Pro version because our goal is to keep Vik Appointments the best solution for those who need to use it everyday for their business. Maintaining and always developing new features is a heavy cost for our company.

Is it worth upgrading to Pro?

Vik Appointments is not a one-page plugin. You can build websites worth a lot of money thanks to this plugin. You don’t need anything else to deliver a complete website, if not a Theme and some experience with WordPress.

Can I build a portal?

You can do that with the Pro version, but it depends on what type of portal you need.
If you are working on a project for a portal with independent employees, like a network of doctors, baby-sitters, hair stylists or any other professional, then Vik Appointments is the right choice.
However, multiple vendors, like companies that should be able to manage several of their employees (but not all), are not supported. This means that employees can either be managed by the website administrators, or by themselves through their accounts. Not by some sort of groups or companies.

Can I use Vik Appointments with my preferred Theme?

Yes, of course. You are free to install Vik Appointments on your website with your own Theme. The plugin will adjust to it thanks to its own CSS framework. It is also possible to work on a custom CSS file to adjust some layouts.

Will I lose any contents if I upgrade to Pro?

Absolutely not. Upgrading to the Pro version is a simple and smooth process. You won’t lose any data from your current configuration.

Is Google Calendar syncing supported?

Well, Vik Appointments only supports one-way syncing with any ICS Calendar, such as Google or Apple iCal. You can tell your calendar system to import the reservations from Vik Appointments by using the apposite calendar subscription URL of the plugin.
However, Vik Appointments will not sync with such external calendar URLs. For example, if you create an event from your Google Calendar, this won’t be listed in Vik Appointments.

Reviews

29 April 2020
Avevo qualche hanno fa acquistato VikBooking per Joomla, ora ho acquistato VikAppointments per WordPress... che dire, prodotti eccellenti! Non solo per il funzionamento ma anche per la logica con cui sono scritti, per non parlare poi della possibilità di fare l'override del plugin. Infine una menzione per il supporto rapido e gentile e sopratutto stra-disponibile (più del dovuto). Complimenti e consigliatissimo!
21 April 2020
Sono molto soddisfatto delle funzionalità di questo Plugin, molto versatile per tutti quei settori che offrono servizi su appuntamento, prenotazioni, abbonamenti ecc.. Il plugin è molto stabile su wordpress, c'è la possibilità di fare delle modifiche in override sui file in modo da mantenere inalterate le modifiche dopo ogni aggiornamento, ma sopratutto ho trovato un servizio assistenza TOP, disponibili, tempestivi nelle risposte in poche parole Grandi. Consiglio l'acquisto di questo plugin
11 September 2019
I am so happy to have found this fantastic plugin! It simply offers a huge amount of features, something that I could not say about other appointments booking plugins I had used in the past. Also, I would like to thank the support team of VikAppointments for the professional, quick and efficient support they provided during my first configuration. Keep it up guys! You did a fantastic job!
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Contributors & Developers

“VikAppointments Services Booking Calendar” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Change log

1.1.8

Release date – 30 September 2020

New Features

  • Added support for Zoom.us video meetings (external plugin required).
  • Implemented the description for custom fields.
  • It is now possible to create/edit a customer while managing a reservation.
  • Clicking an empty cell on the calendar view will let you create a new reservation.
  • The e-mail subject now supports dynamic tags.

Improvements

  • Improved the layout of the modal that shows the details of an appointment.
  • It is now possible to exclude the default custom texts while sending manual e-mails.
  • Added several plugin hooks to enhance the software extensibility.