What is a calendar widget?
The word widget is a generic term for a bit of self-contained code that displays a program, or a piece of a program – in this case your availability calendar.
An availability calendar enables you to show potential guests when your holiday accommodation is available for rent and when it is already booked out.
You can choose between one to twelve month calendars for each unit on your account.
This widget is responsive, which means the view will adapt to any sized screen on any device.
A widget works well for viewing a single property. It gives you a good visual representation of the monthly availability, and works for weeks, short breaks and daily stays.
Each unit will require it’s own calendar if the ‘All Units in Category’ option isn’t selected. Widgets work better on Units than Sub-Units so work best for businesses with a simple category structure.
How can I generate my availability calendar widgets?
The calendar widgets can simply be generated from your Anytime booking account via Tools > Availability Widgets > Calendar Widgets
From this page various settings can be selected:
Category – the category for which the widget is to be generated
Unit – this can be a specific unit or every unit in a category (this option will display a drop-down menu above the widget)
Theme – there are four predefined colour schemes to choose from: black, orange, blue, and green
Months to Display – you can choose how many months you want to be displayed, from 1 to 12
Once you have made your selections, click ‘Show Code’ to generate the script.
Example of the drop down above the widget when ‘all units in category’ is selected
Customisable features of your widget
Your Web Developer can customise the widget to match your style and branding on your website. They may be able to adjust the view to show 6 months if you require it.
Your Web Developer can adjust: the colour, the styling (ie: drop shadows, font etc), highlight changeover days or amend the hover colour on selected dates.
Technical Modifications to the Monthly Calendars