We looked everywhere for an appointment booking module for our clinic. There were a number of options on the internet, but none had the critical piece that we needed, synchronisation with our caledars for free / busy times.
This component may not be for everyone as it was designed with a specific goal in mind; to better manage online bookings in our massage and wellness clinic. If you're unsure whether this is for you download the source, install and test or email me.
New features in this versions include:
* custom fields now support different field types including checkbox, radio, and select
* custom fields can be included in emails using place holders
* all appointments are now stored in the database
* publishing methods have been integrated into the product.
PBBooking Plus 2.0.6 requires:
* Joomla 2.5;
* PHP 5.3 or higher;
##Where to Get It?
Download from my website http://www.purplebeanie.com/pbbooking.html
I originally installed the free version, but upgraded to the paid version, and it has been well worth it. I was able to synchronize with multiple Google Calendars, so that reservations created in PB Booking appear in the Google Calendar, and vice versa. I also created multiple custom fields, integrated PayPal for rental fees, and changed the front-end styling quite easily.
Eric, the developer, has been SUPER helpful in responding to my many questions. He has fixed bugs, integrated feature requests, and even corrected me patiently when I reported bugs that turned out to be just mistakes on my part.
Read the feature lists carefully to be sure you're getting the correct version for your needs - but don't hesitate for one minute to purchase the paid version. This is a great extension with even better support!
Thanks Eric, brilliant job!
A few details about our rating:
Installation: Piece of cake
Configuration: Straight forward and simple
Ease of use from both front end and back end: Extremely Simple
In total: It is far more than anyone can expect from a free extension, in any aspect!!!
Our sincere congrats to the developer!!! Really, really Great Job!!! :D
To date this was done manually by email so I went looking for something that would take some of the work out of this for me and I decide to give PBBOOKING a try.
I installed the free version first.
The installation and configuration was very easy and it looks awesome on my site. No need to do any css changes.
I was so impressed with it that I decided to buy the commercial version after an hour of playing around with the free one.
I installed that and ran it for a few days and it worked flawlessly, and it took ALL the work away ,It now does it all , I now had a Fully Automated Booking system on my site. All I have to do is take my bookings every morning
I then decided to implement The Google Calenders Features of the Component as I wanted to be able to access the booking details on my smart phone
I understood from the documentation that the g calender feature is a work in progress by the author (I was using the beta 18.104.22.168) I did run into some problems and needed to get some support.
I have to say the support I recieved goes far beyond what I expected especially considering what I paid for this component. It was prompt (despite a 10 hour time difference the author and myself) and extremely helpful .
Apologies for the long winded review but I really can not recommend this component highly enough, Its functional, Looks great and the support I received was excellent.
If you're looking for something to manage your online bookings you've just found it.
The admin page does not display properly. The FRONT end is beautiful and seems to have lots of promise as an awesome extension but I won't know because I can not get a complete and correct installation.
I emailed support or their "contact" over a month ago and received not response.
Three attempted installations on different sites, one of which was a brand new install, leads me to believe that the problem is not mine.
The mixed review goes as follows: Appearance and potential if I could get it to work plus needs fulfillment - 5 out of 5. It looks great but I can't get it to install , on 3 different sites, and using a freshly downloaded file today - 1 out of 5 stars.
There is no way that I would pay for an extension whose free version, I can not get to function properly.
I can't recommend this software highly enough. If you need appointment booking software for Joomla! this is it.
Support and communication from Eric were first rate and he provided me with clear quidance on how to make the changes necessary.