WP Travel Engine
WP Travel Engine Plugin helps you convert your WordPress website into a complete travel booking website.
Using this plugin, you can add trips with a detailed itinerary and allow customers to enquire and book the trips on your website. You can arrange and manage trips you offer based on destinations, activities, and trip types.
This plugin also helps you manage all your customers– new and old. You can view the number of bookings made by a particular customer. You can manage all the bookings, enquires, and customers right from your WordPress dashboard.
You can also define your own payment method.
Fully Compatible Themes with WP Travel Engine:
If you have developed a theme compatible with WP Travel Engine and want to include above, please contact us here.
Make sure you have the latest version of WP Travel Engine Plugin installed and activated. You can find the plugin here.
Using Site Admin
Once activated, you will be redirected to “WP Travel Engine Onboard”.
Once the plugin is activated from the plugin list page, you will be redirected to this current page “WP Travel Engine Onboard” if you are a first time user which will guide you through various basic configurations to make your site “WP Travel Engine” ready. This is to help you guide through basics to configure the plugin to make your site ready as required.
There are 5 different tabs configurable in the “WP Travel Engine Dashboard” page as listed below:
After you complete the configuration, you will land on this tab, where you can find various links to different pages for documentation, and support. You can also share or tweet about the plugin from here. Or you can start creating a new trip from here or return to the dashboard instead as well.
You can add trip details and assign them to destinations, activities, and trip type while creating a trip.
Enter the Trip duration, Cut-off Time, Minimum and Maximum Age, and Minimum and Maximum Participants of the trip in the General Section.
Enter the Regular Price, Sale Price, Child Price, Infant Price of the trip in the Pricing Section.
Enter additional services such as supplementary room, hotel upgrade, airport pick, and drop off, etc.
Enter Trip Descriptions and Trip Highlights.
Enter Day to Day Itinerary for the trip.
Enter things included or excluded on the trip. You can define what services you provide for the trip and what you don’t provide while creating a trip.
Enter your trips with fixed departure dates and let user book only on specific days.
You can enter extra trip information like group-size, transportation, etc in the “Trip Info” tab. Select the Trip Fact and Click on “Add Fact” button to add trip info. You can add more trip info fields from WP Travel Engine > Settings > General > Trip Info.
Enter to display either the image gallery or Video Gallery.
Enter a map image or a map iframe code.
Enter frequently asked questions content from here.
Enter content here to list the downloadable files to visitors like brochures, guidebooks, offline maps, etc.
You can also add extra tabs or sort the order of the tabs by going to WP Travel Engine > Settings > General > Trip Tab Settings. Refer to Trip Tab setting section of this documentation to configure/add trip tabs.
You can add trip destinations along with an image. Destinations can be countries or cities. The “Count” shows the number of trips on a particular destination.
Recommended Image Size for Destinations: 300 x 275 px
You can add trip activities along with an image in the theme. Activities can be hiking, skydiving, surfing, etc. The “Count” shows the number of trips on a particular activity.
Recommended Image Size for Activities: 300 x 405 px
You can add trip types along with an image in the theme. Trip types can be Budget Friendly, Child-Friendly, Dog-Friendly, Easy, Difficult, etc. The “Count” shows the number of trips on a particular trip type.
Recommended Image Size for Trip Type: 300 x 405 px
You can view/edit bookings from Trips > All Bookings
You can see the Booking ID, booking date, trip ID of the booking, Trip Name, Number of Travelers booked, and Total Cost of the booking. To see the details of the booking, click on the booking title.
You can add your own booking from the back using button Add New. Or you can view the booking details clicking the booking title in the list section.
Booking Status is a new feature in WP Travel Engine v.4.0.8 that lets you assign and change the booking status for the bookings made on your website.
By default, when a booking is made the booking status for the booking will be set as booked in the Admin Dashboard. You can change the status to refunded, canceled if required and it will be represented visually on the Bookings list and edit booking page.
Compatibility with Fixed Departure Dates addon
If you are using the WP Travel Engine Fixed Departure Dates addon, the booking status feature can be used to free up the seats in specific dates by setting the booking status to refunded or canceled as per your requirements.
If any of the bookings are canceled or refunded, you can set the booking status accordingly and the seats for the booking date will be freed for the trip automatically so that you can accept new bookings.
Note: Setting a booking status to refunded or canceled is a one-way process. Bookings once set to refunded or canceled status cannot be reverted back to booked status.
You can view/edit new and old customers from Trips > All Customers
You can see the email of the customer, customer ID, customer’s country, number of booking made by that customer, and total money spent by the customers. To see the details of a customer, click on the email address.
An email address is used to track customers.
You can view/edit enquiries from this page. Site visitors can send the email with enquiries to know about the trek package in the enquiry form at end of every trip single page like queries, special requests & extras.
You can activate the license of add-ons that you are using with the wptravelengine plugin.
Please follow the below steps to activate the add-ons license.
Once you have any one of the addon installed in your site, license field for addon will be automatically be generated. Then you can simply enter the license key and save the setting. If the license key is valid or invalid, a related message will be displayed in the section to notify you that license for addon has successfully been activated or deactivated.
You can configure your trips like creating Checkout, Terms and Conditions, Thanks, and Confirmation Pages, creating email templates, managing payment methods, and adding extensions from WP Travel Engine > Settings.
You can assign pages, add/configure trip tabs, and add trip info in this setting.
Shortcodes For Pages:
For Checkout page: [WP_TRAVEL_ENGINE_PLACE_ORDER]
For Thank You Page: [WP_TRAVEL_ENGINE_THANK_YOU]
For Confirmation Page: [WP_TRAVEL_ENGINE_BOOK_CONFIRMATION]
You can add your own trip info fields on the trip page. WIth Trip Info fields, you can add extra information like transportation, group-size, etc. with icons on the trip page.
You can modify the content of Purchase Receipt and Booking Notification that is received by the customers.
Email Template Tags: Enter the following tags as required in your email template.
You can change currency settings, display settings, and other miscellaneous settings.
You can define advance payment and payment method (Pro version only) in this setting. To change the currency of the payment, please go to Miscellaneous > Currency Settings.
You can configure the standard PayPal account by adding PayPal ID in the field. If all the details are correct, the PayPal standard will be activated.
If you like to add the user and control user in the front-end itself rather than sending the user to the admin, all can be configured from the global setting tab User Dashboard Setting tab.
If you have any of the additional helper addon added and activated in the site, and if that addon creates the global setting, then those settings will be listed in this tab.
You can add these shortcodes in the content editor to display a list of your selected trips.
, where trip_id is replaced by the trip ID. Go to Trips > All Trips > Trip ID column to get the desired trip ID.
, where term_id is replaced by the activities term ID.
, where term_id is replaced by the destination term ID.
, where term_id is replaced by the trip types term ID.
Note: How to get the term ID?
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