This plugin hasnt been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
An availability calendar for vacation rentals driven via the iCal standard by any calendar that exports iCal format (HomeAway, VRBO, Flipkey, AirBnB, Google, Apple iCloud, and more).
Now Supports English, Spanish, or French langauges and date formats – built right in! Want your language added, just ask!
The availability calendar shows the next 36 months of availability. Shortcodes enable you to display your calendar on any page or post in three different sizes. Arrive and depart dates
from your master calendar are displayed as available and unavailable nights. The depart day is not counted as an unavailable night.
Sync from your sources Daily, Twice Daily, or Hourly and modify the color options to fit your site’s look and feel perfectly.’
Upload the contents of the zip to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
The setup is not intuitive and basic things like the information page are broken in minor but annoying ways.
I finally got it working, and it usually syncs with other calendars now, although not always.
The 'Seasonal Pricing' feature, which allows you to override the base price for set periods, is something my client particularly needed. It took a long time to set up (I had six special prices, which had to be set up manually on all eight calendars), and it simply didn't work - in fact it blocked customers from buying in that period.
The (paid for) customer support from VR Cal was very annoying, after going through the process of setting them up as an Admin user, they were worse than useless, and just sent weird messages repeating the error messages (which I had sent them).
We're still using it, but only because my client agreed to waive the seasonal pricing.
we bought 2 pro licenses, have constant sync issues, takes days to get support, clients were fed up with their sites not working properly and we went with another product, still fighting to get a refund. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY.
(as reference we have purchased over 80 different types of plugins in last 6 months for a multitude of projects, when we say it doesnt work.. it REALLY doesnt work...)
Update: still no response from support, 3 weeks and counting. nightmare product and support, doesnt sync, still doesnt sync, no response from developer. product is junk.
Planning to report them to paypal and wordpress
- I have a pro -licence
- support answer takes days or there is no answer
- lame support, don't solve the problem
- support ask for login data over email and send these mails to wrong user
I got a support email with all login data for an other domain > no reaction
after reporting this to the support
- WPML compatibillity is not applicable. You can not translate status mails like: booking recieved, approved, canceld etc., because they are capsulated in each room-object > duplicate a Room-object into different languages is futile fatal
- tutorial not updated, old Version, not language instructions
- using Loco-Translate distructed the whole booking-system > when tested, wrong email masseages are send "thank you for your payment" after sending a booking request = killing bug
- translation with PoEdit do not work propper, can not use other lamnguages after translation
- database is trashed, can not make a clean clear of VRC data, entries in wp-option not clean titled
- editing email form and other design with CSS is enoying, many inline css definitions
>> sorry, its a mess!
I've been a VR Cal user for over a year and have never got the sync function to work with VRBO and Airbnb. I finally got angry and contacted the customer service (no phone--only email). I have received 17 emails from their customer service rep over piddly crap "did you try "sync" on the plug-in". I have not received any help. The customer service is awful based on my experience if it even exist. I worked with an hour with VRPO tech and they said the problem is VR Cal not transferring the data.
If anybody has had success getting the "sync" function to work properly, please respond. My expectations are that when I populate my calendar on my website, the calendar on VRBO and Airbnb would automatically populate. Are my expectations correct? This seems so simple. VR CAl says their program follows iCal protocol (same as VRBO and Airbnb) but it doesn't seem to work
Pardon my venting
Fixed calendar design issues with different themes
Last sync date on front now follows the WordPress timezone setting.
Fixed issue in displaying the calendar on last day of months having 31 days.
Version number match with the enterprise version.
Added Documentation Link to Information Menu
Added Multi-Language Support (English, Spanish, French)
Match version number with Enterprise Version (Enterprise update includes Global Search, Multi-currency support)
Added optional attribution link in settings which will put a “powered by” link under your calendar. Give us props if you like us! Or not, up to you, we won’t take it personally. But we sure would appreciate it. 🙂
Tested up to latest WordPress Version 4.4
Added WPML support
Added translation pot file
Added en_US translation
Bugs and issues compatibility fixed
Changed calendar next/previous button to loader.
Removed carousel function for the calendar to avoid slow page load.