Advanced Itinerary Builder

Advanced Itinerary Builder is an extension for WP Travel Engine plugin to add informative and descriptive details per day in the Itinerary section of a particular trip. With the addon, you can showcase your trip’s details in a much more interactive approach.

The addon features advanced itinerary content which enables the use of the rich-text editor, attractive gallery, day-by-day information, details per destination, accommodation, activities, and other features that will make your trip packages look more beautiful and informative for your customers.

Advanced Itinerary Builder requires WP Travel Engine plugin v. 3.0.7 or later installed and activated on your website.

Installation #

Uploading in WordPress dashboard #

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP #

  1. Download
  2. Extract the wp-travel-engine-advanced-itinerary-builder directory to your computer
  3. Upload the wp-travel-engine-advanced-itinerary-builder directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Plugin License #

After the activation of the Advanced Itinerary Builder addon, site admins will need to add and activate the license key to receive regular updates.

To activate the addon license go to the Admin Dashboard > Trips > Plugin License. Enter the license key received during the purchase of addon to the License field for WP Travel Engine – Advanced Itinerary Builder. After adding the license key, save the key with the “Save Changes” button.

A new “Activate License” button will appear after a page refresh, which should be pressed to activate the license on the site.

Activation message will be shown after successful activation like in the screenshot:

After successful activation, Advanced Itinerary Builder addon can be updated from the plugins page normally, whenever a new update is released.

How does it work? #

Main Settings #

Since there’s already a default Itinerary builder in trip add/edit page with title and description field, Advanced Itinerary Builder addon, when enabled, will display additional fields as well as the earlier set details (Title & Description). Then you can simply add the additional fields’ value and save them. And this will display the additional information in the front as well.  

The plugin will not remove the previous set values. Your title and description for itinerary detail will be displayed as per usual even if the Advanced Itinerary Builder addon is deactivated or deleted. 

Fields #

Duration: Duration of traveling that particular day. This field accepts numeric values.

Duration Type: You can also define if the value set in “Duration” in either minutes or hours.

Sleep Mode: Sleep mode is the field that allows you to define and add information regarding how travelers will spend the night. This could be either tent stay, lodge stay, homestay, hotel stay, etc. These fields can be added dynamically through Settings.

Sleep Mode Additional Info: You can provide additional info on the sleep mode by adding information here. You can add various information such as the Name of the hotel, the number of beds available, services available, etc. 

Add Image: This allows you to create a gallery pulling the images from the gallery and add a visual reference. You can add images to display users what views, can a traveller expect on that day and such.

Meals Included:  This setting allows you to add what kind of meals will be provided to travelers. This option can be controlled via a checkbox. Available values are meal, breakfast, and dinner.

Location Info: This setting allows you to add the location info and its altitude which later will be shown in the elevation chart.

Extension Settings #

Settings for Advanced Itinerary Builder can be  found under 

Trips > Settings > Extensions > Advanced Itinerary Builder

This part includes the sleep mode field add/edit section. Since different locations have different means of sleeping/resting arrangement. This field allows you to control what kind of fields are available.

Itinerary Elevation Chart Settings #

Itinerary Elevation Chart has been added as of Advanced Itinerary Builder version 2.0.5. These settings allow you to control the elevation chart, its color, design, and input unit.

Itinerary Display #

Advanced Itinerary Builder displays the trip itinerary highlights added in the backend in the Itinerary tab on each trip package. 

The location fields and altitudes are mapped on an elevation chart which is displayed at the top of the itinerary tab.

The Sleep Mode information, with images/videos and formatted content, is displayed in a responsive popup.