Frequently asked questions

Where I can change text for front end or back end elements ?

All text strings can be changed through language files, path for front end: /language/en-GB/en-GB.com_universal_booking.ini

Back end path is: /administrator/language/en-GB/en-GB.com_universal_booking.ini

Reservation on the front is not displayed as unavailable

Please see your reservation status, reservation status should be Reserved or Paid.

In your calendar menu change Booking level parameter to Service based

Where can I find email template and invoice variables?

In order to see all variables used for email and invoice templates, you should install Email message setup helper file, which can be found in download section.

Variable list will appear in your calendar menu item, email messages tab.

Once installed, don’t forget to turn on plugin, in plugins section.

How do I change invoice logo ?

You can change logo image by uploading your own file to media\com_universal_booking\img

Logo filename should be logo.png

Final URL is media\com_universal_booking\img\logo.png

How can I add reservation cancel link?

Cancel link can be added in email template with this variable: {link[click here_canceled]}

Is it possible to export reservations to csv or other formats ?

Modern booking allows to export list of reservations to CSV format.
With excel or other software you can easily convert csv to xls, xml and other formats.

I don't want to use payments, can I disable them ?

Yes, reservations can be made without redirecting user to payment page.

Can user cancel his own reservations?

You add cancelation link into email message which is sent after reservation. Also user can cancel his reservation via user profile page.

What time length can time slots be

For hour booking minimum time slot interval is 1 minute, i.e 12:00 – 12:01

Maximum time slot interval is 23 hours and 59 minute, i.e 00:00 – 23:59

For booking by days option, minimum bookable days is 1 day, maximum has no limit.

Can I disable specific days ?

Modern booking allows you to disable days based on date and weekday.
For instance you can completely disable reservation for every Monday, Tuesday, etc. or dates like 2018-10-05, 2018-10-06, etc.}

Where I can change terms and services link ?

Terms and services link and text can be found in language files, please see main folder /language/en-GB/en-GB.com_universal_booking.ini

Where I can setup email messages?

Email messages are setup in calendar menu parameters tab.

Where I can change email subject ?

Email subject can be change in language file /language/en-GB/en-GB.com_universal_booking.ini

How can I hide adults/participants selection ?

Open your calendar menu > Go to slots tab, set slots selectable parameter to No

How I can save events to google calendar?

All parameters can be found in your calendar menu item, Calendar settings tab ( scroll to the bottom )

How to turn on payments ?

First of all you have to download payment plugins and install via Joomla installer.

Once installed, go to plugin manager enable payment plugins and fill required data.

In your calendar menu set Display payment methods to Yes.

How do I edit PDF styling?

Invoice CSS file can be found here: media\com_universal_booking\css\invoice.css