Amelia – Events & Appointments Booking Calendar

Description

Amelia Lite is a free appointment booking WordPress plugin that allows to set up a fully-featured automated booking system on your WordPress website and is a handy tool for small businesses and individuals that depend on stable appointment booking processes.

Amelia Lite was built with newest Enterprise-level of technology both on front-end and back-end, ensuring smooth and slick user experience. Amelia elements are applying single-page-app approach, work without page reloading, and all elements were designed with the mobile first concept in mind – so all the admin and customer interfaces are perfectly responsive.

Amelia Lite supports:

  • Configuring the general settings for the company – General Settings
  • A convenient Calendar view on the back-end, giving a full overview on all the appointments and the statuses – Calendar Admin View
  • Flexible Appointment Management page, with an option to add appointments by your staff from the WordPress admin dashboard – Appointments Admin Page
  • Configuring provider’s details and working schedule – General Settings
  • Key numbers in the Dashboard – Dashboard page
  • Email notifications to the customer and provider when the appointment status changes.

Configuring Amelia Lite to book your first appointment through WordPress is literally a 5-minute job.

  • First, you would need to go to your WordPress’ admin page, open Amelia -> Services and add categories and services, as described here.
  • On the next step, you would need to add a step-by-step booking wizard to one of your posts or pages. To do that, just create a new post or page, or edit an exiting one, and add [ameliabooking] shortcode where you want to add the booking wizard. Save it – and that’s it – now customers can book appointments from your site’s front-end using Amelia Lite!
  • You can customize provider details and schedule in the General Settings page.

Please note some limitations of the Lite version:

  • You can only use a part of the Dashboard page to keep tracks of your business.
  • Export option is not supported.
  • Filters on the pages are not supported.
  • Coupons are not included.
  • Group services are not supported.
  • Adding the Locations is not included.
  • Customization options are not included.
  • You can only use Approved and Pending notifications, other types of email notifications are not supported.
  • Only basic plugin settings are supported.
  • Google Calendar synchronization is not supported.
  • PayPal and Stripe payment types are not supported but you can use On-site payment type.
  • Booking search view and catalog view are not included, only the Step-by-step booking wizard view.
  • Access to our premium support system is not included.
    To use these and other options, please upgrade to the Full version!

Screenshots

  • Calendar back-end view
  • Appointments back-end view
  • Booking wizard front-end view

Blocks

This plugin provides 2 blocks.

amelia/booking-gutenberg-block
Amelia - Events & Appointments Booking Calendar
amelia/events-gutenberg-block
Amelia - Events & Appointments Booking Calendar

Installation

Installing Amelia Lite is as easy as 1-2-3!

  • First, either locate the plugin through the WordPress’ built-in plugins browser, upload the ZIP file through WP Admin, or upload the Amelia Lite folder via FTP to your WordPress’ plugins folder on the server.
  • Activate the plugin in the “Plugins” page of your WordPress installation.
  • Enjoy!

Reviews

February 12, 2020
My wife and I use the Amelia plugin, it has made a huge difference in our family business. From scheduling appointments, taking payments, sending confirmation and reminder emails and text messages, Amelia is handling all of it. And on top of our experience with the plugin itself has been the outstanding support. They are always helpful, kind and ready to help no matter what our needs may be. We love Amelia and highly recommend it!
February 6, 2020
Yes, Haters, I hear you and felt your pain of disappointment and frustration. I installed this app and configured it and it worked perfectly as advertised for one day. Then *poof* no longer worked with my google account the next nor for any day there after. I tried everything I could think of to no avail and was upset. I submitted a ticket to the TMS team and they walked me through trouble shooting over the course of a few exchanges until they diagnosed the issue and corrected it. it works perfectly ever since. While I do agree that the issues were not fully within my control to rectify, I am letting this all go because of two reasons: 1. The desired outcome - a working scheduling app - was achieved. 2. The support I received from the team was exceptional. This is no small thing. I rarely have good service let alone exceptional service. To be clear, "exceptional" = F { patient, direct, empathetic, transparent, helpful, knowledgeable }. Too many scheisters and hacks out there dominating this world. I will always be loyal to those people that demonstrate respect for others in their conduct. The Amelia team did this with aplomb. I trust that each issue addressed feeds back into their lessons learned library driving their continuous improvement. And I do recommend them as a firm you can count on. And the product is cool too.
January 10, 2020
This plugin is superb. It has all the necessary features and the front-end UI is totally beautiful. The support is awesome too.. went totally out of their way to help me setup the plugin per my needs.
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Contributors & Developers

“Amelia – Events & Appointments Booking Calendar” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

v1.0.12
* Compatibility with WordPress 5.3.2 confirmed
* Added option for adding Amelia WordPress customer user role to customers
* Added option for customers to reschedule their appointments from back-end
* Fixed issue with scheduling two overlapping appointments
* Fixed issue with changing attendees status

v1.0.11
* Changed option “Send all notifications to additional addresses” so now you can add more than one address
* Added Finish translation

v1.0.10
* Added option for adding and editing event’s attendees from the back-end
* Fixed issue with setting up the service order
* Fixed issue with Gutenberg when there are no events

v1.0.9
* Plugin is now compatible with JQuery 3.x
* Added Guadeloupe country code

v1.0.8
* Updated German translation.
* Added new Lao kip currency.
* Fixed issue with booking two appointments at the same time.
* Fixed issue with showing pictures in email notifications.

v1.0.7
* Added Gutenberg block – the plugin is now Gutenberg optimized

v1.0.6
* Added Event booking option
* Added Dutch and French translations

v1.0.5
* Added Swedish Translation
* Small bug fixes and stability improvements

v1.0.4
* Added Sorting for Services on the Service page and in the front-end booking form
* Added option for choosing whether email fields on the booking form will be mandatory
* Added option to send email notifications to the additional address
* Small bug fixes and stability improvements

v1.0.3
* Fixed issue with service price that has decimal places

v1.0.2
* Fixed issue with deleting appointments and customers

v1.0.1
* SMS Notifications support added
* Minor changes for compliance with WordPress plugins repository policy

v1.0
* Amelia Lite Launch!