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The shortcode

A shortcode is a code that you can add anywhere on your site. On your website’s front-end, this code will be replaced by the calendar.

This is an example of the shortcode containing all the available parameters.

The parameters

Parameter Values Default Description
id the ID of the calendar none This will let the shortcode know which calendar to embed. You can find your calendar IDs in WP Booking System Calendars
form_id the ID of the form 0 This will let the shortcode know which form to attach to the calendar. You can find your form IDs in WP Booking System Forms. Calendars can be embedded without a form, in which case it won’t allow the customer to make bookings, the calendar will just display the availability.
title yes/no yes Displays the calendar title as a heading above the calendar
legend yes/no yes Displays the calendar’s legend items
legend_position side/top/bottom side The position of the calendar legend. Can be to the side of the calendar, above the calendar or below the calendar.
display any positive integer 1 The number of calendar months to be displayed
year 0 or 1970-2100 0 The starting year of the calendar. 0 (zero) means the current year will be displayed.
month 0-12 0 The starting month of the calendar. 0 (zero) means the current month will be displayed.
language auto or 2 letter language code auto The language in which to display the calendar and form. With auto the plugin tries to detect your website’s language automatically.
start 1-7 1 The starting day of the week. 1 to 7 = Monday to Sunday
dropdown yes/no yes Display the month navigation dropdown in the first calendar
jump yes/no no Makes the arrow navigation change all the visible months instead of just one at a time. Used in combination with the display parameter.
history 1,2,3 1 Handles the past dates in the calendar.

  • 1 – show all booking history
  • 2 – replace history with the default legend item
  • 3 – grey out past dates
tooltip 1,2,3 1 Handles the tooltips in the calendar

  • 1 – disable tooltips
  • 2 – enable tooltips
  • 3 – enable tooltips and show a red indicator for dates containing a tooltip
highlighttoday yes/no no Highlight today’s date in the calendar
weeknumbers yes/no no Show the week numbers in the calendar
show_prices yes/no no Show the daily price for each day. Only works if pricing is enabled.
form_position side/bottom bottom The position of the booking form
auto_pending yes/no yes Handles what happens to the booked dates after the booking is made. If set to yes, the dates will be marked as unavailable in order to prevent double bookings. If the Inventory add-on is installed, the dates will be marked as unavailable only when the inventory reaches 0.
selection_type single/multiple multiple Handles the date selection in the calendar. The multiple option is used for selecting a date range by requiring the customer to click on the starting date and the ending date. The single option selects one day with a single click.
selection_style normal/split normal Handles the date selection style. The normal parameter selects full days, while the split parameter marks the starting and ending days of the selection as half days or changeover days. When using pricing, normal counts days and split counts nights.
minimum_days any positive integer 0 Sets a restriction for the minimum days that must be booked. If the Booking Restrictions add-on is installed, this parameter is ignored.
maximum_days any positive integer 0 Sets a restriction for the maximum days that must be booked. If the Booking Restrictions add-on is installed, this parameter is ignored.
booking_start_day 1-7 0 Sets a restriction for the day of the week on which the booking can start. 0 = disabled, 1-7 = Monday-Sunday. If the Booking Restrictions add-on is installed, this parameter is ignored.
booking_end_day 1-7 0 Sets a restriction for the day of the week on which the booking can end. 0 = disabled, 1-7 = Monday-Sunday. If the Booking Restrictions add-on is installed, this parameter is ignored.
show_date_selection yes/no no Show the start date and end date of the date selection made in the calendar at the beginning of the booking form.

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