New Sagenda Features: Registration Closed Earlier and Concurrent Event Management

New Sagenda Features: Registration Closed Earlier and Concurrent Event Management

Usually, an improved time management is all you need to enhance your work productivity. As a result, Sagenda has just come up with two features for the online booking process: on one hand, the option of closing registration at any given cut-off time and on the other hand, the option of blocking concurrent events to maximize ROI on an item-exclusive booking event.

 

Close Registration at the Right Time

To achieve a better flexibility, you may now enable a feature in order to close online booking at a specific cut-off time. For example, imagine your concert event does not sell well: you can close the online registration at the very last minute; in case of a sold-out chalet, owners may close registration well in advance.

For each event pattern, registration can be closed at any given time: X minutes, hours or days ahead to ensure flexible planning and improved client communication.

 

Item-Exclusive Booking Event: Block Concurrent Events

Multitasking is nothing but a myth debunked! Online booking processes are often supported by short-staffed departments. Although most companies offer a wide range of services, which are easily handled by an online scheduler, booked services often exceed offline process management.

 

For those of you who would like to focus on an item-exclusive booking event, you may now enable a feature to block concurrent events. For example, an understaffed spa center may choose to focus on massages and temporarily block other services.

 

Why not give it a go and let us know what you think of the latest Sagenda features! For questions or suggestions, feel free to contact our technical support.

15+ Amazing WordPress Blogs and Resources You Should Follow in 2019

15+ Amazing WordPress Blogs and Resources You Should Follow in 2019

WordPress is arguably one of the best CMS in the world and it powers one-third portion of the entire web. That number is absolutely, totally, awesome! and day by day this number increasing as the future bloggers would like to use the WordPress platform. As a direct result, more and more people search for on-point different WordPress essentials like themes, advice, and tutorials around some common topics related to the platform. People are searching about WordPress sources to build a WordPress blog with some small steps. It began as a blogging platform, but now it’s virtually the operating system of the Web with most of the market share. It has become a huge industry probably one of the largest where there are many products and services built on WordPress. It’s been a big demand for current bloggers era.

So where to go for that? How to live? How about you start with the list we have for you today… here we trying to make a list of some trustworthy WordPress resources. Here are the 15 amazing blogs about WordPress to read in 2019:

 

 

 

1. WPBeginner

 

 

 

 

 

 

WPBeginner is the biggest hub of WordPress tutorials. It is one of the most popular WordPress blogs and is famous for it’s easy to understand tutorials which are exclusively for beginners (as the name suggests). Started in 2009 by Syed Balkhi, it has quickly emerged as one of the most authentic sources of WordPress information. Over the years WPBeginner has not only gained the trust of many WordPress users but also of some influential content marketing personalities. The likes of Neil Patel and Chris Bogan have shown their trust by mentioning the blog on their websites.

 

 

 

2. WPExplorer

 

 

 

 

 

 

I might be a bit biased here, but the fact remains fact; WPExplorer is without any doubt one of the best WordPress blogs out there. I mean, there’s just so much you can learn here on WPExplorer. Wondering what’s on the menu? From detailed tutorials, theme and plugin reviews to tips and great how-to guides, WPExplorer is one resource you want to bookmark right this minute. In between the great posts, we also publish giveaways and exclusive deals that can save you a whole lot of money.

 

 

 

3. WPMU DEV

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for expert recommendations and in-depth advice? WPMU DEV is one of the strongest blogs for WordPressers out there. The guys at WPMU DEV cover very interesting topics and somehow manage to do it in an equally interesting way. On this blog, you can find WordPress-related posts from multiple categories, everything from beginner to advanced topics. WPMU DEV will provide you with some of the best tutorials and tips in the community.

 

 

 

4. Elegant Themes

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Elegant Themes blog offers amazing WordPress tips, tutorials and updates about their new WordPress themes & plugins. The blog features respectable WordPress bloggers such as Kevin Muldoon, Brenda Barron and Jacqueline Thomas among others.

 

 

 

5. WP Tavern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WP Tavern is the main news site in the WordPress community. It brings you a daily dose of news stories on all WordPress-related topics.
Check it out to stay updated with all the latest releases, announcements, events, plugins, themes, general goings-on and etc. Chances are if anything happens in the world of WordPress, WP Tavern will cover it.

 

 

 

6. WPLift

 

 

 

 

 

 

WPLift features WordPress guides, tutorials, and tips from some of the best WordPress bloggers around. Plus they’ve got some great deals to boot. This plus a focus on entry-level users makes WPLift a great blog to follow for WordPress knowledge.

 

 

 

7. Chris Lema

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unless you started using WordPress recently, you must have heard a thing or two about Chris Lema – a top-level WordPress blogger who has been called in to advise the likes of WooThemes, iThemes, Reaktiv, WP101 and more. He blogs about eCommerce, freelancing, memberships, e-learning, and presentation among other WordPress-related topics.

 

 

 

8. CodeinWP

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is us! CodeinWP covers myriads of WordPress content, starting from tutorials on WordPress usage, to the company’s transparency reports, to plugin lists, to top theme lists, to in-depth research posts.
Check out CodeinWP if you want to learn about WordPress overall, and find out not only about the platform’s tech-related inner workings, but also the business side of things. The goal is to give you in-depth information about various WordPress resources, but also deliver it in an easy to understand form.

 

 

 

9. WinningWP

 

 

 

 

 

 

WinningWP is managed by Brin Wilson and is a great resource for WordPress. Learn about new WordPress themes, check out some plugin reviews and learn new skills with helpful tutorials.

 

 

 

10. WP Mayor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WP Mayor is one of the most recognizable brands in the WordPress space. It’s known for covering various related topics, starting from tutorials, to WordPress themes, plugins, exclusive deals, and even e-commerce for WordPress. WP Mayor also hosts giveaways and publishes product reviews, should you ever need a new theme or plugin and want to find out if it’s going to work for you.

 

 

 

11. WPEka

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t know how they came up with the name, but it surely grows on you after a while. But the name isn’t the reason WPEka made it to this list; the blog publishes great opinion posts, theme and plugin reviews, and in-depth tutorials several times a week.

 

 

 

12. WPKube

 

 

 

 

 

 

WPKube delivers lots of great insights from various categories, such as beginner guides, security, themes, plugins, news, product reviews, advanced tutorials, quick WordPress tips, and tricks. The site’s main goal is to provide in-depth information and great insights on everything related to WordPress.

 

 

 

13. Torque

 

 

 

Torque is a WP Engine publication, and it comes with both advanced and beginner-friendly tutorials and guides. On top of that, it also covers various news stories and interviews with people working with WordPress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Torque keeps its posts in well-defined categories, catering to different types of readers: community, beginners, developers, and “learn” (their how-to section). Also, there are separate sections for themes and plugins.

 

 

 

14. BobWP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced WordPress user, you can always learn something from Bob Dunn. He is kind of big deal, so you better pay attention when he takes to the stage. You can also follow his podcast for even more WordPress goodness.

 

 

 

15. ManageWP Blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

ManageWP allows you to manage multiple WordPress sites from a single dashboard, saving you lots of time and effort. I’m not trying to pull your leg, it’s really convenient, especially if you struggle to manage your sites. Featuring top-level writers and developers such as Vladimir Prelovac, Charnita Fance, and Brenda Barron among others, the ManageWP blog shares tutorials, tips, reviews, opinions, news, business advice, themes and plugins among others.

 

 

 

Sagenda Calendar Available for TYPO3

Sagenda Calendar Available for TYPO3

Sagenda is now available as a booking plugin for TYPO3. Along with WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, TYPO3 users can use Sagenda as a reservation, appointment and scheduling software. Since summer is here, our team has worked relentlessly to increase user accessibility on the main CMS platforms and TYPO3 is our latest addition. 

Why TYPO3?

Sagenda is a booking plugin popular with WordPress, Drupal or Joomla users. So it makes sense to make it available on TYPO3 – a free, multilingual, flexible open-source CMS running on various operating systems widely used across Europe. TYPO3 works seamlessly with websites varying in size and structure becoming the perfect solution both for small businesses, nonprofits and large corporations.

Sagenda for TYPO3

Given the variety of businesses using it, it was natural for Sagenda to develop a booking plugin appropriate for TYPO3. In order to install Sagenda plugin on TYPO3, make sure you follow our step-by-step installation tutorial to enjoy its full potential. Similar to other content management systems, all you need to do is download our extension from the TYPO3 Extension Repository and install it on your website. Once the extension is activated, select the page and content of the booking calendar. Don’t forget to use the authentication code from your Sagenda account to activate the plugin on TYPO3. Done!

Advanced Sagenda Customization for TYPO3

In line with the flexible structure of TYPO3, there are a couple of customization options available for Sagenda users.   

  • PayPal gateway: charge your clients online for more time offline;
  • Multiple booking: enable this feature to save time and improve communication;
  • Calendar view: customize format and default view for your business;
  • Email customization: reduce no-shows and increase your customer base;
  • SMS reminders: improve customer retention with dedicated SMS plans;
  • Color management: adapt your calendar view to your brand and audience.

 

Remember that Sagenda is already available for WordPress, Drupal and Joomla users so welcome to our community. For questions or suggestions, feel free to contact our support team.

Sagenda Achieved WPML Certified Compatibility as Multilingual Plugin

Sagenda Achieved WPML Certified Compatibility as Multilingual Plugin

Nowadays, using a multilingual booking plugin is essential to reach an international target audience across all multimedia devices. As WordPress booking plugin, Sagenda has recently acquired its WPML multilingual compatibility certification. Following compatibility testing, Sagenda and WPML are 100% compatible plugins for users of multilingual WordPress sites.

 

Why Use a Multilingual Plugin?

Defining the target audience requires an extreme level of accuracy. Since this is a multilingual booking plugin, Sagenda targets independent businesses, small enterprises or public institutions looking for a safe booking, rental or appointment scheduler online calendar, regardless of geographic location. Therefore, offering a multilingual website content is essential to reach interested sectors.

 

WPML Multilingual Compatibility for Sagenda

With over 500,000 active installations, WPML is one of the most widely used WordPress translation plugin allowing users to translate websites into multiple languages for a variety of content: modules, articles, pages, themes, dashboard items and so on. WPML includes its translations or submitted translations, thereby ensuring a localized content.

 

Next Steps

The WPML certification is an essential step confirming our interest in making Sagenda accessible to a larger and targeted audience. At Sagenda, we simplify multilingual content without affecting other features.

 

Subsequently, our team aims to work closely with WordPress services to ensure the performance and compatibility of Sagenda with other plugins as well. Keeping our clients satisfied is at the center of our concerns.

New Sagenda Features to Spruce Up Your Booking Business

New Sagenda Features to Spruce Up Your Booking Business

Enjoy this spring with the latest Sagenda features to boost your online booking system. On the menu, Sagenda users may test either exporting data to Excel, booking quota restrictions, tax and fee management, or an improved documentation. All these features are meant to facilitate de booking process and vamp up your online business.

Export Bookings to Excel

Users may now export bookings to an Excel sheet in order to improve client selection and filter booking data. From your Sagenda account, all you have to do is search for a specific timeframe and export results to an Excel file. This is useful to analyze client typology, behavior as well as peak seasons. Be one step ahead of the rest by predicting client patterns!

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Exporting bookings to Excel made easy!

Booking Quota Restrictions

Some online bookings are more suitable for individual restrictions, such as timetables for laboratories or spa centers. In this case, it’s possible to enable a minimum or maximum quota per person. For example, one can book a massage of at least 1 hour per day. Or one can book a laboratory for at least 1 hour but no more than 2 hours a day. By setting booking quotas, clients maximize their services and physical infrastructure (e.g. classrooms).

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Quota management is now released for you calendar view.

Tax and Fee Management

Sagenda users who have enabled their online payment module may have a breakdown of prices, taxes, and additional service fees. This is a useful feature for bookkeeping by adding variable VAT rates by country or services. Furthermore, some services may require additional specific fees (e.g. cleaning or rental fees).

New API

As usual, our team has improved the API and documentation of Sagenda according to users’ needs. From now on, the public API allows multiple reservations for multiple events or multiple people at the same time (name-based or per number of participants) at the same service provider.

To reap the benefits of a full season, feel free to test the latest Sagenda tools and share your feedback with us!

Sagenda Tips: How to Use Multi-Booking

Sagenda Tips: How to Use Multi-Booking

Are you a physiotherapist, a photographer or a school searching for innovative client online appointment scheduling solutions? Sagenda allows you to use the multiple booking feature (or ‘multi-booking’) to streamline the online booking process while increasing your sales.

Multi-Booking Perks for Independent Professionals

Healthcare, wellness and creative independent professionals are the most interested in cutting down expenses through innovation. Multiple booking is an immediate solution acting as interface between practitioners and clients. All you need to do is replacing your switchboard receptionist with an online appointment scheduling software like Sagenda to save time and money. Clients may now book multiple events from the same service provider using a single booking form. For example, you may book a spa for a group as well as set up a massage appointment at the same wellness center.

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Booking several events at once: the easy way.

Multi-Booking for Multiple Users

As for clients, your Sagenda front-office display allows you to choose single booking or multi-booking before accessing the booking form. By default, single booking is enabled on the front-office. By switching to the ‘multi-booking’ tab, you are able to perform multiple bookings using the same form. For example, your school club offers language courses and creativity classes. You need to select your wishlist of booking events before clicking ‘book’. Once you do that, the booking form includes all the selected services booked by the person submitting the form. This is the contact person receiving the booking confirmation by email and SMS (optional). The respective service provider also receives a multiple booking notification listing all booked events.

Booking multiple users

Reservation for several members? No problem, enter all names or enter the total number of members.

Unsubscribe from a Multiple Booking

Business owners must ensure flexible services in order to retain loyal customers. This is the reason why clients always enjoy the possibility of changing a multiple booking. Clients often book multiple services without considering unforeseen events. In order to avoid cancelling the entire reservation, Sagenda allows them to partially unsubscribe from the event booking list. Using the multiple booking confirmation email, the client may select the respective service and confirm the unsubscription. Any booking modification, unsubscription or cancellation is confirmed by email notification to clients and owners as well. When unsubscribing from a prepaid booking, clients may contact the service provider for reimbursement of expenses.

You should always listen to your clients in order to retain them: remember, the client is always right! Sagenda listens to its users, so feel free to drop us a line and share your suggestions!