Timeslots tab

If the service mode is one that supports time, then the time slots tab will display. This is where you generate time slots, set cost per time slot, add time slots manually and add time slots per day or by the week. But first ensure you have already created an availability otherwise you won’t be allowed to setup time slots.

From the timeslots tab, select an availability. The time slots you will be creating will be for the selected availability only.

For instance, if you are running a dental clinic and have several dentists, then you will likely setup one availability per dentist. The timeslots generated will be the working hours of that particular dentist.

Dental clinic is only an example, and you are not confined to any specific type of business as the use case for Calendarista aims to be for the general use case, thus covering several scenarios.

Next choose “Create timeslot”. If you select this option, you will be able to create time slots manually per specific day by date or week day.

1.    Weekday

·         You may either select “Manual date selection”, the default. This will allow you to target specific days by manual date entry or you can select a specific week day.

2.    Cost

·         If your service supports payments, you will be able to set the cost for each time slot. Each time slot can have a cost. Not many booking plugins allow you this luxury.

3.    Seats

·         You can now set the number of seats available for each time slot. Another luxury feature you shouldn’t take for granted. Just keep in mind that not all service modes support setting seats so you may or may not see this option.

This can be tedious, so we suggest you try the autogenerate timeslots option first. You can then delete slots and add slots manually or edit a slot. A time saver.

On the other hand, if you decided to “Autogenerate timeslots”, these are your options.

1.    Weekday

·         You may either select “Manual date selection”. This will allow you to target specific days by manual date entry or you can select a specific week day.

2.    Start Interval

·         When time slots are split, the split will start at this time interval.

3.    Time length

·         Time slots will be split based on the time length value.

4.    Cost

·         If your service supports payments, you will be able to set the cost for each time slot. Each time slot can have a cost. Not many booking plugins allow you this luxury.

5.    Seats

·         You can now set the number of seats available for each time slot. Another luxury feature you shouldn’t take for granted. Just keep in mind that not all service modes support setting seats so you may or may not see this option.

Now click create. Your availability in the front-end calendar will show the time slots you created. Note, if in case your availability has changed for any particular day, you can deactivate slots the “Holidays” page.