We received many questions from our users, especially from apartment owners who want to allow guest to rent their apartment in full (all rooms) at a discount rate or guest can rent separated rooms. It is now possible with the new Complex Tariff plugin and Solidres for Joomla 2.7.0. New Complex Tariff plugin has a new tariff type called “Per room type per stay” that allows owners to set a special discount rate if guest book the entire apartment, it is very convenient and easy to set up.
In May 25 2018, the new European law called GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) on personal data protection will become enforceable. At Solidres, we are committed to make our products GDPR compliance. Our current work on GDPR compliance is almost completed and it will need to be tested carefully, then it will be released as new minor version. When the new version is readsy, all users are recommended to upgrade to ensure that your site comply with GDPR.
We’ve added a new feature which allow guests to check for their reservation info using a combination of reservation code and email address. Before having this feature, the only way for guest to check their reservation info is through the front end customer dashboard, however they must have a registered account to access. This feature offers an additional way and it makes the system easier to use for your guests while still being able to maintain the privacy of your guest’s reservation info.
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.