VikBooking Hotel Booking Engine & PMS

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Vik Booking for WordPress

The famous Booking Engine and PMS online software for accommodations is now available also for WordPress as a native Plugin!

If you are looking for a reliable reservation system for a Hotel, B&B, Villa, Apartments, Hostel or any similar accommodation, then you have found the right plugin. In fact, Vik Booking is a PCI-DSS and OpenTravel compliant hotel Booking Engine used by thousands of properties every day.

This is the free version of the plugin, but you can upgrade to the Pro version at any time from your wp-admin section. Experience the power of a true and internal Booking Engine that competes with the best ones of the world!

The Pro version is compatible with Vik Channel Manager, the first and only native Channel Manager for WordPress, listed as a Premier Partner of Booking.com since 2018 among the top 20 systems worldwide. Full API connections available with the most famous OTAs such as Airbnb, Expedia and Google Hotel for their new Free Booking Links! Beware of “fake” Channel Manager plugins that only offer unreliable iCal synchronizations with no private access to the OTA’s APIs.

Vik Booking was born in 2010 for a different web-software (CMS) than WordPress, and that’s how it became famous. The same powerful framework is now (since 2018) at the service of all webmasters, designers and web-agencies that work with WordPress. It’s definitely the hotel reservation plugin that you, or your client, were looking for.

Visit VikWP.com for more details. Interested in our full solution comprehensive of the Channel Manager? Visit also E4jConnect.

Some of the unique features

  • Custom Rate Plans (Refundable, Flexible, Non Refundable rates)
  • Rooms, Room Types and Sub-Units management functions
  • Availability Calendars and Occupancy Overview
  • Bookings Management made right
  • Feature-rich Back-end section
  • Front-end customizable booking process
  • 8 different Views for the front-end (8 Types of Shortcode for your pages)
  • Compliant with any Pricing Model: Occupancy, Nightly, LOS, OBP etc..
  • Housekeeping features with Tableaux, festivities and room-day notes
  • Permissions/ACL Management functions for the various WP Users Roles
  • Multi-language support with built-in translation functions
  • Channel Manager compatible. We are a certified Channel Manager provider (e4jConnect).
  • Google Hotel Ads certified for Free Booking Links.

Some of Pro version features

  • Seasonal Rates and Rates Calendar with 1-click modification
  • Booking Restrictions: Min, Max LOS, CTA/CTD, Forced Arrival/Departure days
  • Custom Payment Gateways (over 60 available on VikWP.com)
  • SMS Gateways for automated notifications
  • Custom Cron Jobs Scheduling for automated tasks (reminders, invoices)
  • Customers Management functions, sales channels and commissions
  • Graphs and Statistics
  • Custom Options, Extra Services, Extra Fees
  • Add, Remove or Switch rooms from existing bookings
  • PMS Reports with extendable framework (built-in services for various countries)
  • Electronic invoices extendable framework compliant with Italy (Agenzia delle Entrate) and Greece (myDATA ΑΑΔΕ).
  • Registration functions: check-in, check-out, no-show
  • Our award winning solution of Booking Engine + PMS and Channel Manager is all you need on your WordPress website.

Interested in, curious about the Pro version?

You should take a look with your own eyes at the demo website to see what you can do with Vik Booking. Do not stop at the front-end though, make sure to visit the wp-admin section too.

  1. Front-end Demo Website
  2. Admin Demo Website

Screenshots

  • Bookings List: reservations from your website and any other channel.
  • Booking Details: a neat, complete and user-friendly interface.
  • The elegant Dashboard: custom admin widgets with sections and containers.
  • Availability Overview: calendars showing the rooms allocated.
  • Rates Overview Pricing Calendar: set or change rates with one click.
  • Direct Reservations from your website: online payments via credit card.
  • Booking Suggestions: in case of no availability, the system will suggest the closest solutions.
  • PMS Reports: an extendable framework to export financial data.
  • A smart Widget only for those who also use the complementary plugin Vik Channel Manager.
  • Tableaux for housekeeping with festivities and room-day notes to highlight bookings and hot dates.
  • Support for Dark Mode appearance preferences to delight your eyes at night (and not only!).
  • Multitask panel: an incredibly fast way to query data for nerds.
  • Browser (web push) notifications will turn your device into a real-time updated system.

Blokke

This plugin provides 1 block.

  • VikBooking Hotel Booking Engine & PMS

Installation

Installation through the WordPress Plugins Browser

  • Search for “Vik Booking” in the Add Plugin section of your website back-end
  • Install the Plugin by clicking on the apposite button
  • Activate the Plugin by using the apposite activation button
  • A link to access and configure Vik Booking will be visible in the left-menu
  • Enjoy it

Alternative Installation Method

You can only install the free version of Vik Booking, not the Pro version. If for some reasons the WordPress Repository installation won’t work, you can contact us to receive the zip installer file and upload it via FTP onto your server.

  • Download the installer zip file from VikWP.com
  • Unzip the archive on your computer’s local drive
  • Upload via FTP the unzipped folder vikbooking onto your /wp-content/plugins directory
  • Log in to your wp-admin section and activate the plugin

Kwel-vrae

Is upgrading to Pro mandatory?

No, not at all. However, it took our company 8 years to build the Pro version and we are willing to spend a lot more years of work on this software. We encourage you to evaluate the free version first, and then upgrade to Pro to unlock its potential.

Why some functions are not available in the free version?

We are a software development company listed as a certified Channel Manager Provider by the major OTAs of the world. We work to deliver a full software solution for CMS and Web Software like WordPress as a valid alternative to the same proprietary and external systems. We make money by selling licenses of the Pro version.

Is it worth upgrading to Pro?

Vik Booking is not a one-page plugin. You can build websites worth a lot of money with this plugin. You don’t need anything else to deliver a complete website, if not a Theme and some experience with WordPress.

Can I build a portal of multiple properties/apartments?

No, you can’t! Vik Booking was designed specifically for single properties, or multiple properties managed by the same company. Basically, you cannot build a portal with multiple vendors where certain users should access and manage only their rooms and reservations. Vik Booking is a true booking engine for Hotels, B&Bs, Apartments, Villas and Hostels. It should be installed on the website of the accommodation. Even though permissions for receptionists and managers can be set up, the logic of the software remains single-vendor.
If you are looking for a solution for a real-estate agency (for example) that manages multiple properties on its own, then it’s still fine as long as you don’t need specific users/owners to see or manage their own data because this is not supported.

Can I use Vik Booking with my preferred Theme?

Yes, of course. You are free to install Vik Booking on your website with your own Theme. The plugin will adjust to it thanks to its own CSS framework. It is also possible to work on a custom CSS file to adjust some layouts.

What about Vik Channel Manager or E4JConnect?

Vik Booking is the Booking Engine and PMS plugin, it can work alone on any existing website. However, if you are looking to establish real-time API connections with OTAs like Booking.com, Airbnb, Expedia, Google Hotel Ads etc.. then you need to use our full solution, which is composed of a one-time fee to purchase the Pro version of Vik Booking as well as the plugin Vik Channel Manager. The only recurring cost, just like any existing (and real) Channel Manager software, is the one to keep the connection active with the various channels. This is the subscription for our certified and award-winning Channel Manager service called “e4jConnect”. Please notice that all these services are entirely provided by our company, it’s one single company with no third party connections. We are the software developer company as well as the Channel Manager provider. This makes a big difference.

Aanbevelings

Maart 13, 2024
VikBooking is a full-featured booking plugin, capable of handling fairly specific configurations and customer requirements. It’s fully customisable and once you understand how it works, it’s pretty simple to use. Its administrator interface is intuitive. We were a bit lost at first, and called on the support team a lot to help us, especially as our client wasn’t particularly easy to deal with! VIK support is just exceptional: they respond to every request, do their best to help, and above all, respond within hours of the requests. We’ve opened dozens and dozens of tickets, and they’ve never let us down. They were patient and professional. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Giulia and Samuele in particular, who responded to our most specific requests. We recommend this plugin with our eyes closed, and we are now going to use another of their plugins, Vik Rent Items, with complete confidence.
Februarie 1, 2024
Switched to this from another top booking system after having used for years. This Vikbooking system is far and away the best booking plugin for reports and stats (no one even close), and the dedicated 2-way syncing with the Channel Manager for other OTAs is insane, never seen a booking system so tightly integrated before. Not to mention all the other features and doesn’t feel heavy in back or front-end. A few features here and there that would be nice to add or modify in future updates, but will only help it extend the lead over others. Very satisfied!
Mei 13, 2023
The plugin works very well. The support deals with the requests within 24 hours. I can recommend it without reservation. Dear team keep up the good work and surprise us with new features.
Mei 6, 2023
The Vik Booking plugin works brilliantly, originally we was looking at how to integrate a booking system and a mail system, then found this. It does everything and a lot more, some which we will never use, others might and neat options that just make bookings so much more fluid.  We also got the Booking.com addon so that booking made there can update the calendar, again works every time. When we’ve had an issue support have fixed the problem or given guidance on how to resolve the problem. Without hesitation I would recommend for anyone that requires a booking system for a holiday let, hotel or like us just a small 3 room B&B,  The support we’ve received from everyone, we cannot thank you enough for the help.
Januarie 25, 2023
This plugin is excellent for hotels, apartments etc. Although I didn’t end up using it because we moved to a management company that deals with the bookings, I can acknowledge that this plugin had everything we needed. From managing the bookings, to setting up seasonal prices etc, to printing invoices etc. I would like a bit more customizability in some aspects of the plugin, but I contacted their support team and they are eager to help you. They suggested solutions, and even offered to check my issues themselves for me! They even let me know that the next Vik booking patch (1.6.0) would bring a lot of new QoL features.Although I didn’t end up using their plugin, which was none of their fault, they issued me a refund (I had purchased it for only a few days) with no problems. That to me, sounds like a company that cares about its customers and they truly try to make sure you are left satisfied.100% would recommend and If you were on the fence about buying it before reading this review, then simply go to their page and purchase!P.S. Marco and Cesare from the support team, you guys are awesome, keep it up 🙂
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Changelog

1.6.8

Release date – 2 April 2024

  • Introducing the Notifications Center.
  • Admin-widget framework refactoring.
  • Improved ACL controls.

1.6.7

Release date – 7 February 2024

  • Added support to new Gutenberg blocks for the widgets.
  • All widgets have been converted into native Gutenberg blocks.
  • Introduced live preview for the Shortcode block.
  • New admin widget “Bulk Messaging”.
  • Added support to pin/recent widgets in Quick Actions menus.
  • Refactoring of the e-invoicing framework to support new local requirements.
  • Various framework improvements.

1.6.6

Release date – 13 December 2023

  • Added support for the E4jConnect Trial activation system.
  • Added search facility to translations.
  • New actions and filters introduced.

1.6.5

Release date – 13 November 2023

  • New Booking Details admin-widget.
  • Admin widgets framework refactoring.
  • Introducing Push notifications through ServiceWorker.
  • Improved Desktop (Web) notifications.
  • Added support for WebApp through apposite manifest for MacOS.
  • Added support for new Channel Manager capabilities with the Booking.com Content APIs.
  • New overrides manager interface and breaking changes detection framework.

Earlier versions

For further details about older versions, please refer to the changelog.md file of the plugin.