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Multiple Properties - Calendar

Tracy P
Jul 7, 2017 4:02 PM
Joined May, 2017 9 posts

Good Afternoon,

I am new but didn't see this covered in any forum questions. I have my own website and want to integrate my calendars from OR onto it. I have five different properties and wonder if there is a way to have a search function by date of which of my properties is available? Right now i have it set up to search by individual property but seeing as a few of mine are similar, I would like for the inquirer to see what is available vs. looking for a specific property. Basically I'd like both options so i can have individual calendars on pages for specific properties and one search which covers all five properties. I hope that makes sense!

Thanks for any assistance.

Chris Hynes
Jul 7, 2017 6:47 PM
OR Team Member Joined Oct, 2012 1400 posts

That's something we've wanted to do for awhile -- the property search. A few sites people are doing it with custom coded API calls, but we want to make a drop-in widget to make it easier.

The search part is easy, it's the results view and getting back to your property pages that is a bit more complex.

What we've been contemplating is to make a search widget that you could drop in to a page. That would take dates and then show a list of available properties with a name and photo once the guest clicks search. Then the guest could click any resulting property name in the list to go to the page you've got configured as the Property URL which would have more detail and the book now widget.

Would that work for you? If so, let me know and I'll check with the team and see what the timeline is for adding something like that. If you've got any better ideas, fire away.

Also, in the meantime, you can add the ribbon calendar as a widget, which many people do on a main availability page to show the availability of many properties at once.

Tracy P
Jul 7, 2017 7:21 PM
Joined May, 2017 9 posts

That sounds perfect. I had a WIX website previously and had the ability to enter dates and then see what properties were available. it worked well.

I have created the ribbon calendar and have placed it in my website for now.

I appreciate your help.