Locations in Amelia WordPress Booking Plugin
What is a Location
Location in Amelia booking plugin is the place where your employees are providing company’s services (office, agency, salon). You can have one or several locations, depending on the type of the services you offer. If you have just one location, you have two options:
- You can add it.
- You can leave this page empty without any locations, and this option will disappear from other pages and also from your front-end website.
If you decide to add it, it will be automatically added to all your employees because it is the only one.
You need to know that location is connected to the employees, so if you have more than one location, in the employee modal this option will become mandatory to select.
Managing a single Location
Now, let’s see how you can add your first location. Go to the “Locations” page, click on the “Add Location” button, and like with other Amelia entities, the “New Location” modal will appear.
It is required to enter the “Name” and “Address”, other parameters are optional. When you enter the “Address” you will see options to choose from, if it is one of them, choose it and you will see your map changing.
If you don’t see your desired location after entering the “Address”, under the map you will see a “This is not the right address?” button. Click on it and you will see new options to enter: “Latitude” and “Longitude”.
Besides these options, you can add a picture to your location, choose a “Pin Icon”, put a “Phone” number and “Description”. After you have entered all, click on the “Save” button, dialog will close and the location will appear on the “Locations” page.
Working with Locations list and search page
On the “Locations” page, you will see the options for searching and sorting them. These options are provided for companies with business spread out across numerous locations. So if your company has multiple locations, you can easily search through and sort through the offices, if you want to make some changes in one of them for example. You can search by a location name and a location address, filter by a service and sort by name, and in the header of the page, you can always see the total number of the locations.
Like on the other pages, here you can also duplicate, hide or delete locations. Just open the location you would like to change and in the bottom left corner of the dialog, you will see the options.
You can use the “Duplicate” button when you want to make a copy of an already created location. When creating a duplicate it is best to assign a different name to it, so that you and your customers could differentiate it from the initial one.
“Hide” option is good to use when you need to disable a certain location for a period of time, but you don’t want to delete it, as you may probably need it later. Just know that once you hide the location, all employees, and services connected with that location will be hidden too, on the frontend booking forms of your website and also in your dialog on the back-end of the plugin.
You can use the “Delete” option when you need to permanently delete the location. Once you click on the “Delete” button you will see one of two different messages:
- If your location doesn’t have connected employees and services, you will see a simple message for confirmation.
- If your location has connected employees and services, you will see a notice about how many services are connected to the location and whether you are sure you want to delete it. You should know that the main difference here is that you can delete location even though is connected with services, but your employees and future appointments will stay without an assigned location.