Create an Event Booking Website with WordPress
What you'll learn
- Automate an online booking or appointment system online
- Create a website that can take bookings online using WordPress
- Create a landing page for the booking system
- Take payments online
- A working knowledge of using WordPress is a distinct advantage.
- A connection to the internet and a website for the system to be implemented.
The open-source nature of WordPress allows developers to create plugins that can extend the core functionality of this already great tool. One of the areas that plugins excel is if you want to set up a booking system online.
My wife wanted to set up a booking and payment website for a series of events she was hosting and looked online for someone to set this up. However, it was not easy to find anyone that could custom build the site for any kind of reasonable price (hint: great business opportunity), so she asked me. As a veteran WordPress user, I knew there would be a way to do this with WordPress, so I did the research and found what I consider to be the perfect plugin for the job.
This course will take you through the learning curve to setting up this kind of booking (or appointment) system. The plugin I use is free for basic use, though will require a paid upgrade (at a very reasonable price) if you want to take online payments as well.
I'll start off by showing you the site that we'll build in the course, and we'll then go through step-by-step to build that site. I don't use all of the features of the plugin, so I'll also be including a reference section that goes through all of the stuff I don't use.
By the end of this course, you will be able to set up an online booking system for yourself, or for a client.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone that wants to set up an automated event or schedule for services offered, with online payments integrated.
- Anyone that wants to move away from a manual booking process.
- Anyone wanting to set up an online appointment system.
- WordPress users that want to be able to offer custom booking sites to customers.
I have written and published a number of books that are available on Amazon, including books on WordPress ("WordPress for Beginners 2023"), Self-Publishing ("Self-Publishing on Amazon 2022"), and search engine optimization ("SEO 2021"). I also run a website called ezSEONews, where I provide tutorials on a number of skills required for running a successful website.
As an ex-schoolteacher, I hope I can make complicated topics simple to understand. I certainly enjoy trying!