When users visit a website, loading speed may be one of the most important things that they care about. It directly affects the users experience and their decision to stay or leave the website. Therefore, webmasters always try to speed up their sites. There are many methods to do it, and using cache plugins is one of them.
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.
Normally, when you want to add a map to show your location, for example, way to your company, there are 2 popular methods: embedding Google Maps code directly to your website or use a plugin as guided in this article. However, if you have a listing page site, the kind of page that listing all the restaurants in a city, and you need to display maps for individual restaurants, both methods above are impossible.
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.
It is important to take the security of our websites seriously because none of us wants to end up losing crucial site data or a scenario where the website dies forever.
Many factors can cause the security of your website to get compromised such as a hacker attack, data breach, Cross-site Scripting, SQL Injection, DDoS attacks, Backdoor Trojans, Ransomware, or anything as simple yet threatening as Internet fraud. The truth is that as a webmaster, any individual or team cannot afford the loss of value and integrity caused due to any such events to their website.
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.
Favicon refers to Favorite Icon, which is a small icon displayed in the tab’s name on the browser. Users can distinguish each tab by this icon. It often has the size is 16x16px and is saved in a file named
favicon.io in the root folder of the server. It also is considered as an abridged logo of your business.
Every website often has a favicon applied to all pages on the site. But, you may want to highlight your products by set individual favicon for each product page. Using Meta Box plugin along with editing the theme a little bit will help you get it.
In the previous post, we have created features that allow users to sign up a Guest Author account then submit a post from the frontend. If we stop here, the submitted post will be published right after the Guest Author press the Submit button.