Tutorial: Configuring the presentation of your offer and the reservation process (2 / 5)
When you start using planyo and also integrate it into your website, you have 2 choices:
- enter all details of your resources (including photos / descriptions / special features of resources etc.) into planyo and then use the planyo plugin to present your resources to the customer (resource listing and details)
- or if you already have your website finished with pages which list and describe your resources to the customer, you may want to only enter basic information about your resources into planyo and not use planyo to show the resource listing and resource details pages to the customer
The first choice is probably better for most cases. This way you have only a single place where you manage your resource information (this is very important if your resources change frequently), plus you have more possibilities to use the advanced functions of planyo if all information is entered into the system, such as using maps if you have GPS coordinates, using search criteria or filtering of resources if you have all your resource properties (features) defined, possibility to create more descriptive invoices / emails etc. If you want to proceed with this type of integration, you should set up your planyo plugin to start with the resource listing. This way the entire process is well covered and you don't need to do anything else.
On the other hand if you've already used lots of time and effort on creation of the presentation of your offer, you may prefer to leave your existing pages with the resource listing and pages dedicated to each resource. What you need to do in such case is: in the planyo back end go to settings / custom resource properties and add a new property of the special type URL
. Once added, you'll need to specify the URL of the description page for each of your resources (click Batch edit property
to do this quickly in one place). Then, on each of your description pages you will want to embed one or more widgets: the obligatory one is the link to the reservation page ('make reservation' button) but you will likely want to add one of the availability preview calendars or perhaps also other widgets such as the google map widget.