I’ve received a number of feedback since the launch of this plugin. I’ve condensed the most frequent ones here.
Q : How can I get an Affiliate ID ?
A : Just go to the booking.com affiliate site and sign up for the program. It’d free but it might take you a few days before you get an answer.
Q : What are my options to implement a successful affiliation business with booking.com ?
A : Booking.com offers a number of tools for you to make money. I’ve pulled a list -with examples- on what your options are. Generally speaking, (1) get started “quick and dirty” as soon as you can (2) the bigger you are, the more they will care about you. All common sense, really 🙂
Q : I’ve just installed your plugin, how do I create a widget now ? There used to be a Widget available !
A : Yes, the widget is gone because it’s not really required anymore. UPDATE : The widget returned in version 1.0.1. Update your WP install if you don’t have it already ! No worries, it is REALLY super simple to get to the same result:
- Create your search box in the admin panel. Save it.
- On the plugin admin homepage, copy the shortcode. It should look like [booking plugin id=XXX].
- Go to your Appearance > Widget page and add a “text” widget where you want to add a searchbox. Paste your shortcode in the textfield.
Q : I do not want additional filters for my destination (i.e. “City”, “Airport”, …), how do I remove it ?
A : You have to (re)create your searchbox with no option selected. At this time (v1.0), the plugin doesn’t allow you to select back a blank value. I’ve already built in the option to go back to “blank” for the next release.
Q : The calendar icons are a little bit off the exact center of the departure & arival fields. How can I get them more aligned ?
A : This is a longtime pending bug. Depending on your theme, the calendar icons might be a couple of pixels off the exact center. Simply edit the plugin code (Admin > Plugins > Editor > Booking plugin (top right corner) > Shortcode.php). Find the CSS reference called “ui-datepicker-trigger” and play with the parameters.
Any other request, please follow the feedback option on this page.