In part 1 of the series “Create an OTA Website Like Booking.com with Meta Box plugin”, we completed creating a page to introduce hotel rooms and creating custom fields to fill in the booking data. But an OTA website needs more than that: a filter hotel system to help users search for hotels that fit their requirements easily and quickly. So, this next part is about how to create filters on the Hotel archive page. Let’s find out!
After the 3rd part of the series about how to build a hotel booking website using Meta Box, we had a basic system to create and book reservations for a small and medium hotel. However, I think that you still need a tool to collect all the booking details for easy management and scheduling.
That’s why in this 4th part, I will show you how to display all booking orders on one page so that you can view the booking schedule intuitively as well as easily check each information.
I’m back to bring you the next part of this series. In this part, we are adding a booking form to the Room’s page which shows all the room’s information. This form allows your customers to submit a booking from frontend easily.
In the first post of this series, we created the page showing all the hotel room’s information. It normally has a button or several call-to-action areas to go to the booking page which allows your customers to make an order. However, ‘cause some businesses have strong direct channels, they want their sales to make booking orders for their customers as well. Along with that, to have you imagine how to create a booking page in the frontend later (which is in the 3rd post), I made this post to show you how to create one in the backend. That is for internal users only.
In this series, we would like to introduce a way to build a Hotel Booking website using Meta Box. Usually, a Hotel Booking page has 4 common pages as below:
- Room’s page where you show all the room information in the frontend;
- Booking page in backend for your internal using;
- Booking page in frontend for your customer’s using;
- Booking management page in the backend.
We are going to create all the above pages in this series with 4 posts. Regarding the customer accounts to make a booking, we have a post for your quick reference: How to Add Guest Author in WordPress using Meta Box.
Remember that this series is for hotel owners. In case that you want to build a website like booking.com or agoda.com, which is called the OTA site, please read this series instead.