We’ve just finished a new feature that allow you to change the default ordering of your asset and experience’s payment methods in front end. The UI is very simple to use, just drag and drop to change the order, then save your asset/experience to save the new order and it will be applied in front end.
We are working on a new feature in Complex Tariff plugin 1.3.0 which allows owner to reorder tariffs in back end using drag & drop, then the new order will be applied when showing tariffs in front end. It is helpful when you want to highlight specific tariffs to your potential guests.
We’ve spent the first 3 months of 2018 in the most energetic way, the big thanks to our users, you pushed us so hard with your valuable support, your endless feature requests and ideas for improvements and many bug reports. You always amazed us with many creative ways to use Solidres. You are the source of inspiration for our continuous development on Solidres. In this month we have made a big release with Solidres for Joomla 2.6.0 and release many new updates to Solidres modules/plugins/templates, we also released 03 new payment plugins for Experience (Authorize.net, Stripe and PayPal Pro). We are also working new Alipay payment plugin which should be released soon. Today we’ve just released 02 new WordPress themes (7Start and BlueBee) for our WordPress users, all of our Joomla templates are also updated to support latest Solidres releases.
For Experience users, we are working on an exciting new feature to allow booking per time slots (for tour/activity happens multiple times per day), each time slot is assigned a “resource” and they are used to check for availability of an experience. A “resource” could be used in different ways, for tourism industry a resource could be a tour guide, the actual definition of a resource dependent on your business type and we believe this new feature will expand a lot of possibilities to use Experience (appointment booking or facility booking as some examples).
Please check our blog regularly to get updated on our development, if you have any questions please make sure to let us know in forum, support ticket system or email us.
At Solidres, we’ve spent a lot of time to research and improve the overall booking UX, after successfully added 02 new layouts for accommodation booking about 1 year ago, now it is time for a change in Experience plugin. Our research found that users have different ways to interact with the accommodation and experience booking engine, that’s why we came up with different layouts for them right from the start, but of course there is still many rooms for improvement and in the below screenshot you can see the latest layout for experience booking. The new layout is optimized for responsive and removes most unnecessary spaces in your site, it also has a new simple slideshow at the top to show different picture about your experience item to attract your visitors. We also add wish list and social network sharing feature just like our Hub plugin (this feature is available for Hub subscribers).
The new layout will be available in next Experience release v1.0.0, please stay tuned!