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5 Best WordPress Appointment and Booking Plugins

Booking Plugins

Do you want to allow your customers to make an appointment directly from your WordPress site? Whether you are a dentist, hair salon, consultant, or manage a hotel, being able to book an appointment is essential for business. We will show you the 5 best WordPress appointment and booking plugins in this article.

These WordPress appointment plugins are good for making appointments, managing reservations, and even rentals. However, Cceck out our tutorial on how to add a hotel room booking system in WordPress if you are interested in a complete hotel booking management plugin,.

Having that said, let’s take a look at the booking plugins that will make it easy for your users to book an appointment directly from your website.

1. BirchPress

BirchPress is a comprehensive WordPress booking plugin. You are allowed by it to add a professional online booking management system into your WordPress site. By using their PayPal account or Credit Card, your users can book appointments from your website and pay for it .

BirchPress booking and appointment view

BirchPress syncs your booking calendar with your other calendars such as Google Calendar, iCal, Android, Outlook, etc. It has a customizable email notification and reminder system to keep you and your clients informed about the booking.

2. Booking Calendar

Booking Calendar Plugin

The one of the oldest free WordPress booking plugin in the market is Booking Calendar. It is simple, easy to use, and well documented. It comes with a calendar view for both you and your website visitors. Add your booking / appointment form into any WordPress post or page, you can easily to do it.

It is also very powerful and comes with a whole range of options that can be configured from the plugin’s settings page and it is simple enough for beginners. It comes with built-in captcha to prevent spam, email notifications, jQuery effects, etc. You can even customize the booking form with your own custom fields.

3. Appointment Calendar

As the name suggests, Appointment Calendar allows you to add an appointment booking management system into your WordPress site. Add the plugin shortcode into any WordPress post or page after add the service you offer.

Appointment Calendar

It allows you to set available time slots that users can book. According to your availability, you can add business hours, lunch breaks, and meeting hours so that users can book . It comes with an email notification for you and your clients. You can even export your appointments to a CSV file and use them anywhere else.

4. WP Simple Booking Calendar

WP Simple Booking Calendar

Another straight forward WordPress booking plugin is WP Simple Booking Calendar. Simply create a calendar and then it to a post or page using the shortcode. Users only allows to book an entire day by it. This means there are no hourly time slots.

This plugin will do the job, if you were looking for something very simple and basic for rooms, accommodation, or other per day offerings. For more complex items, look at the plugins we mentioned above.

5. Gravity Forms

Gravity Forms is one of the best contact form plugin for WordPress. For its ease of use with the drag-drop interface it is famous.

You can easily create your own booking form with it if you already own the plugin. Gravity Forms has built-in support for notifications, so you can send appointment confirmation email automatically. All your appointments will be stored on your WordPress site as well since Gravity Form stores your form data, .

Connecting Gravity Forms with Zapier

Using Zapier you can also connect Gravity Forms with anything . This way you can connect your booking form to Google Calendar and then add that Google Calendar in a WordPress post or page.

That’s all, we hope this article helped you find an appointment and booking plugin for your WordPress site.

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