Installing an Online Booking Plugin for Joomla 3.1

Step 1: Download the Joomla plugin

Step 2: Login to your Joomla Administration panel

Login to your Joomla Administration panel and click Extension Manager from the Extensions drop-down list.

Joomla admin panel

Step 3: Upload the online booking plugin

Click the Browse button and navigate to your local computer's folder where you saved the "ezyonlinebookings.zip" file from Step 1, then click Upload and Install

upload Joomla online booking plugin

Step 4: Open Booking module settings

Click Module Manager from the Extensions drop-down list and you will find EzyOnlineBookings listed in the module list. Click on EzyOnlineBookings to open the module settings page.

Joomla module settings

Step 5: Position your online booking widget

Choose the Position where you want your online booking button to appear, set the Title (Show or Hide), and set Status to Published. Set the Menu assigment to where the module is set to appear.

Position your Joomla booking widget

Step 6: Enter your Customer ID

Your Customer ID can be found on the EzyOnlineBookings.com website by logging in and navigating to INSTALLATION at the top, then clicking on Joomla.

Online booking plugin for Joomla

Copy and paste this into Joomla.

Click the Save & Close button, and preview your site. You should now see the Book Now button on the location where it's positioned from the module settings.

Additional Settings

You will usually want to associate the booking module with articles in some way. To embed the module inside an article, use the {loadposition xx} command, as follows:

Step 1: Edit the online booking module

Edit the online booking module and set its position to any value that doesn't conflict with an existing template position. You can type in the position value instead of selecting it from the drop-down list. For example, use the position "ezybookings".

Online booking in Joomla artile

Step 2: Edit the article

Edit the articles where you want this module to appear and insert the text {loadposition ezybookings} in the article at the place where you want the module.

Joomla reservations

Your online booking plugin for Joomla is installed. The Book Now button should now appear on the article at the position where it is inserted.

Online bookings on a Joomla website