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:

  • Creating Step-by-step booking view by adding [ameliabooking] shortcode
  • 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:

  • Booking search view, catalog view and event calendar are not included.
  • Booking packages of services is not included
  • Booking recurring appointments is not included
  • Export option is 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 and Outlook Calendar synchronizations are not supported.
  • Zoom integration is not supported.
  • WooCommerce integration is not supported.
  • PayPal, Stripe and Mollie payment types are not supported but you can use On-site payment type.
  • 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 - Events & Appointments Booking Calendar
  • 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

June 10, 2021
Not only does WP Amelia have a fantastic set of features, but if you look at their changelog you will see that the software is actively developed. The Lite version has everything you might need for a simple site. The administrator interface is clean and easy to use, the ability to have a front end login for team members is awesome and it has looked good on any template we have added it to. I have contacted their support and they are responsive and helpful.
June 8, 2021
I have used WPAmelia for several months now, on both my own website, as well on clients sites and I am loving the integration options. Especially ZOOM and Google calendar. The ability to have so many email templates, for e-v-e-r-y action, This gives my clients such a satisfying Customer Journey 🙂 And then most of all... Texts next to the mails, just because my clients do read them in time, in stead of a mail waiting to be read! Since the integration of Mollie I have decided to even go without WooCommerce, my site speeds have gone way up! And when I do have a question, WPAmelia always answers in a timely manor. Even thinking with me for solutions. If you need a booking system for services and/or events... I highly recommend WP Amelia!
May 30, 2021
This is a fantastic plugin. Once set-up, the website visitors are booking without an issue. Very user-friendly.
May 27, 2021
I highly recommend this plugin has fantastic UX design, scheduling features that keep on been added and great customer service.
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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

v1.0.32
* Added WP Mail as a Mail Service for Notifications
* Added new Spanish translation
* Small bug fixes and stability improvements

v1.0.31
* Improvement: Added option to Duplicate Events in the admin panel
* Added new Dutch translation
* Added new Spanish translation
* Added new German translation
* Added new French translation
* Added Britain English translation
* Added changes in Polish translation
* Fixed j \d\e F \d\e Y date format in Catalan language
* Fixed issue with deleting appointments on the admin dashboard
* Fixed issue with sorting services on the booking forms
* Other small bug fixes and stability improvements (edited)

v1.0.30
* Added %time_zone% placeholder that you can add to customers and employees notifications
* Added changes in German translation
* BugFix: Fixed issue with disabled phone input for WP users on the Event shortcode
* BugFix: Fixed issue with ordering Customers on the Customers list in Add/Edit Appointments modal

v1.0.29
* Added option to search and filter appointments, calendar, customers, employees and payments on admin WordPress back-end
* Added new German translation
* Added new Spanish translation
* BugFix: Fixed issue with Copy/Duplicate Appointments
* BugFix: Fixed issue with Last Appointment and Total Appointments options on the Customers page
* BugFix: Fixed issue with searching customers during the Appointment creation

v1.0.28
* Improvement: Implemented redesigned options for adding placeholders on the notification page – now all placeholders are sorted under the several categories in dropdowns
* Added new German translation
* Other small bug fixes and stability improvements

v1.0.27
* Implemented redesign for the placeholders on the notification page
* Small bug fixes and stability improvements

v1.0.26
* Added new German translation
* BugFix: Fixed several design issues on the front-end booking form
* BugFix: Fixed issue with Elementor and PHP version below 7.3
* Other small bug fixes and stability improvements

v1.0.25
* Feature: Integration with Elementor – now you can find Amelia shortcodes in Elementor
* Feature: Added option in Events to choose whether the same customer will be able to book the same event twice – option will be visible once you set “Maximum allowed spots” larger than 1
* Improvement: When price of the service/event is 0 the status on the Finance page will automatically be set to Paid
* Added new Dutch translation
* Compatibility with WordPress 5.6 approved
* Compatibility with PHP 8 approved
* Small bug fixes and stability improvements

v1.0.24
* Feature: Integration with Elementor page builder so it can be easily used with Amelia shortcodes for building the page
* Feature: Staff option added in Events settings so you can add provider that provides services to restrict double booking when there is an event created at the same time
* Fixed issue with booking with admin WordPress user role from the front-end booking forms
* Fixed issue with non mandatory customer’s email address and editing customer profile
* Small stability improvements

v1.0.23
* Added option to send ics file in emails so customers can add appointments and events to their calendars
* Added Hebrew translation
* Fixed “Finish” button at the end of the booking form
* Small stability improvements

v1.0.22
* Added change in Swedish translation
* Fixed issue with “Add to calendar” option for customers at the end of the booking form
* Fixed issue in Italian translation

v1.0.21
* Added Tanzania +255 country code
* Added Polish translation
* Added Chinese translation
* Updated Finnish translation
* Added small changes in Dutch and French translations
* BugFix: Fixed issue with booking closed event when attendee opens event before it expires but finish the booking after the event has closed
* BugFix: Fixed issue with searching customer in add appointment modal
* BugFix: Fixed issue with editing attendee and sending notifications
* BugFix: Fixed issue with Date filter on the Events page
* BugFix: Fixed issue with USA/CANADA country code for the phone number
* BugFix: Fixed issue with Trinidad and Tobago country code for the phone number
* Other small bug fixes and stability improvements

v1.0.20
* Improvement: Added solution for conflict with the Elementor Popup
* BugFix: Fixed issue with Portuguese date format
* BugFix: Fixed issue with MyISAM engine
* Other small bug fixes and stability improvements

v1.0.19
* Feature: Added option to disable bookings for more than one person in Events (by hiding the option to add more persons)
* Added option in Activation Settings to delete tables from the database after deleting the plugin
* Added changes in Dutch, Italian and Spanish translations
* Added Portuguese translation
* BugFix: Fixed datepicker on the Event booking form
* BugFix: Fixed issue with Total payment on the Finance page
* BugFix: Fixed issue with changing attendees’ status
* BugFix: Fixed issue with default time slot step of 1 hour and ‘Use service duration for booking time slots’
* BugFix: Fixed issue with Phone number as mandatory field option and customer that is logged into the WordPress during the booking process
* Other small bug fixes and stability improvements

v1.0.18
* Feature: On the back-end now you can create appointments in the past
* %appointment_duration% placeholder added
* Added CFP Franc currency
* Added Romanian translation
* Updated Arabic translation
* Updated Spanish translation
* Updated Dutch translation
* Updated French translation
* BugFix: Fixed issue with General working hours and days offs
* BugFix: Fixed issue with “Send recovery email” option on SMS login
* BugFix: Fixed issue with deleting attendee’s payment and opening attendees list
* Other small bug fixes and stability improvements

v1.0.17
* Fixed issue with recharging SMS balance

v1.0.16
* Compatibility with WordPress 5.4.2 confirmed
* Added option “Hide Currency Symbol on the booking form” in the Payment Settings
* Added IDs for services, categories and events
* Back-end calendar now shows only the working hours (without two hours before and after the working hours)
* Added Hungarian translation
* Added Arabic translation
* Added Danish translation
* Added Slovak translation
* Updated German translation
* Updated Spanish translation
* Updated Italian translation
* Added changes in French translation
* Added changes in Belgian translation

v1.0.15
* Small bug fixes and stability improvements
* Compatibility with WordPress 5.4.1 confirmed

v1.0.14
* Added Dashboard page for tracking number of scheduled appointments, percentage of load and revenue

v1.0.13
* Added Russian translation
* Dutch translation updated
* French translation updated
* Fixed issue with Jet plugins

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!