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anonymous
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:12 pm

Hi
I am integrating Beds24 on a Joomla website and I can embed the widgets on
the pages alright and also the booking page on an iframe. However, when
using the availability calendar or the booking widgets when submitted the
user is taken to Beds24 page -- which is not the iframed booking page -- so
it make the impression to users they're completely out of our website. My
question: 1) is there a way to make the availability calendar and the
booking widget to submit to an iframed Beds24 page ?2) if the above is not
possible then how can I add style (headers, footers, own colors etc) to the
page where the users are taken to ?Look forward to read from you very soon.
Thanks, I think Beds24 is simple, functional and elegant to use.Regards
markkinchin
Site Admin
Posts: 909
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:43 pm

If you have enough space on your page you can use the widget "Embeded Booking
Page" in an iframe. The complete booking process takes place within this
iframe.

Alternatively you can add custom CSS to style the beds24 booking page and the
"Description" field can contain HTML tags allowing inclusion of <IMG> tags etc.
so you can show items like your logo image to customise the beds24 booking page so it looks
like your site.
starboard
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:33 pm

I have the same question, I'm using Joomla and love the embed as iframe feature as I can place it into the template. However I want to use the widget availability calendar on the home page, and if I do that it sends the visitor out of my website and off to the booking page on Beds24.
Is there any way we can change the url on submit of the availability calendar widget to the page within joomla that has the booking page embedded?
It would save a lot of time and would keep everything on the one url from the visitors viewpoint?
Thanks
Breda
markkinchin
Site Admin
Posts: 909
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:43 pm

starboard wrote:Is there any way we can change the url on submit of the availability calendar widget to the page within joomla that has the booking page embedded?
We do exactly this with our Wordpress plugin and I see no reason it will not work with Joomla or any other type of website.
All of the booking widgets including the availability calendar submit the selected date and/or guest information from the widget to the booking page which then opens showing that information.

The booking page is hosted at http://www.beds24.com but if you want to open it in an iframe embedded at your site you just need to add a "redirect" parameter to the form submission.

What happens is the widget sends it's information to the booking page at beds24 which stores the data and immediately redirects the visitor to your URL as specified in the redirect parameter.
If your page contains the booking page in an iframe it will use that saved data to open showing the information already populated.

In a widget that uses a form such as the availability calendar, the redirect parameter is added as follows:

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<input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="http://yourwebsite.com/yourlandingpage.html">
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