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September 21 2019

06:49

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September 20 2019

23:54

King Saladeen x Pop Life Global JP The Money Bear 18 Dear Summer Edition (9.21)

Philadelphia-based artist King Saladeen has announced the next exciting step for his JP The Money Bear character. Created in memory of his best friend, John 'JP' Thompson, who passed away to brain cancer in 2013, the Money Bear is a personal, motivational symbol urging the artist and others to pursue their dreams with a relentless passion. Prominently featured in Saladeen's art work, from gallery paintings, to numerous hand-painted sports cars and an expansive mural at the Philadelphia airport, JP The Money Bear went from 2D to 3D with a 10" vinyl art toy by Pop Life Global in early 2019.  Now comes the follow up in a new large-format design.  The Dear Summer edition (Pop Life Global)  makes the jump from  10" to 18" with a bright, relaxed and joyful design featuring a striped shirt, white pants and pristine sneakers with 'Sala' and 'Deen' on the right and left shoe, respectively. Expanding on the original 10" design, Dear Summer features inspirational words in the artist's hand, on the right sleeve, stressing the value of Family, the urge to Create, the power of Art, and the pursuit of Dreams. The motivation continues to the back of the sneakers with 'Faith' and 'Love'.  In the jump to 18", the figure has also gained articulation with five points of articulation at the head, shoulders, and wrists versus the single head joint of the OG figure.  Finally, the multi-color foam dollar signs that the figure is packed in have been upsized as well. The JP The Money Bear 18" Dear Summer Edition will be available in limited quantities for pre-order on Saturday (9.21) at 9 AM PDT/12 PM EDT from KingSaladeen.com for $425 each.
20:59

How to Add the Sticky HTML5 WordPress Music Player to Your Site

There are a lot of reasons why you might want to add a music or audio player to your WordPress website. You can use it to allow users to play the audio version of the article they are reading or you can use it to simply add some nice background music to the website. If you are running a small news website, another useful way of using an audio player to improve user experience would be to provide audio version of all news headlines with a brief summary.

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There are a lot of free and paid plugins available to add an audio player to your WordPress website. We have already created a tutorial which discusses how to add a free music layer to your WordPress website. In this tutorial, we will move our focus to the sticky HTML5 music player WordPress plugin available on CodeCanyon. As you will see, the paid plugin offers a lot of important and useful functions missing in the free plugin. You also get free support for six months and free updates for lifetime.

Why Use the Sticky HTML5 Music Player WordPress Plugin?

The plugin that you choose to use on your website will depend on your own requirements. In case of the Sticky HTML5 Music Player WordPress plugin, some of the features can significantly improve user experience.

It gives you the ability to control all the basic settings like autoplay, volume, looping, or shuffling the music. You can also change the color of different UI elements like the previous, pause, shuffle and next buttons. You can also hide these buttons if they are not needed.

One very useful feature of the plugin is continuous playback. This means that whenever you navigate to a new page, the plugin will continue playing the audio from previous minute. The audio level and everything else also remains the same.

Another useful feature of the plugin is its ability to read contents from a folder of MP3 files in order to automatically generate the playlist. This way you don't have to manually add each audio file to the playlist.

The plugin creates a sticky player—that means it sticks to the bottom of the screen and does not interfere with all other content on the website. It also allows you to set a bunch of options to load the player in minimized or maximized state.

In this tutorial, we will use all these features of the plugin in order to create a music player that sticks to the bottom left corner of the screen. It will also automatically generate a playlist based on audio files located in a certain folder.

Creating Your Music Player

Once you have purchased and installed the plugin, it is very easy to add a music player to your website.

You just have to choose the Add New option from WordPress dashboard under LBG AUDIO3 HTML5.

Add a new music player

On the next screen, you can give your player any appropriate name. This name is only used to help you identify the player so you can change it later.

Give your player a name for easy reference

You can now change the appearance of the player and many other options by going to Manage Players and then clicking on Player Settings.

Select the player to change its settings

On the next page, you will see a lot of settings which can be changed individually for each audio player that you create with this plugin. There are two skins available for all the controls in the audio player: blackControllers and whiteControllers. They will determine the color of different buttons like previous, next, play, pause, and shuffle.

The color of other UI elements like the volume control or the buffer indicators can be set using a color picker. You can change the colors to any value you want in order to match them to the over all theme of the website.

Customizing the player UI

There are many other settings at the bottom of the same page. They allow you to show or hide different playback buttons. You can also control the spacing between the player and the playlist by tweaking the value of player margin.

If you want your users to enjoy continuous playback when they are visiting different pages on your website, you should consider setting an appropriate value for the Cookie Expiration Time setting. It is set to 1 by default. This means that any user who visits the website multiple times within a single day will be able to continue the audio playback from same position at which they left.

Adding Songs to Playlist

There are two ways to specify the path of audio files in your music player and add them to its playlist.

The first method requires you to click on the Playlist button of corresponding music player on the Manage Players screen. On the next page, you will see all the existing audio files already added to the current playlist. You can drag them around to change the order in which they are played.

Editing a playlist

Click on the Add new button to add an audio file to the playlist. Now, you just have to specify the path to an MP3 file and set a title for it. Everything else is optional. The title of the file is what will appear in the playlist. Click the Add Record button and the changes will be reflected immediately in the music player UI.

This process can be very tedious if you want to add 20 or 30 audio files to a single playlist. Luckily, the Sticky HTML5 Music Player will generate a playlist for you if you simply specify the path to the folder where all your files are located.

To do this, you have to select Generate Playlist From Folder under LBG AUDIO3 HTML5 in WordPress dashboard. Now specify the path to the folder where all the audio files are located. Remember that this path is relative to the WordPress installation directory, so you don't need to add any leading or trailing slashes. For example, if the audio files are located in a folder called favorite_music in the root directory, simply specify the path as favorite_music instead of favorite_music/ or /favorite_music/.

Specify a folder for automatic playlist creation

Once you click on Generate Playlist, the plugin will automatically fill in the title and other information for each audio file based on its metadata. You will still be able to manually change the title or author name later if you want.

An automatically generated playlist

Customizing the Playlist Appearance

You can also change the spacing and color of the playlist that appears below the music player. The settings for that are available below General Settings on same page.

Customizing the playlist appearance

The setting titled Number of Items Per Screen will determine how many songs in the playlist are listed at once under the player. The player starts showing a scrollbar at the right side of the playlist if there are additional songs that could not be displayed on single screen. This is very helpful if the playlist has a lot of songs or audio files and you don't want the player to take up a lot of area on the screen when maximized.

Once you have changed all the values to suit your own project needs, you can click on the Preview Player button at the top to see how the music player finally looks.

Preview the completed player

Once you are fully satisfied with the UI and other aspects of the music player, you can add it to any webpage you want using shortcodes.

Adding the Music Player to Your Website

This is the last step of the tutorial. You can add the Sticky HTML5 Music Player WordPress plugin to any post or page you like by copying the shortcode shown on the Manage Players page in the plugin's Dashboard menu. In our case, the shortcode is [lbg_audio3_html5 settings_id='4'].

The completed player on a WordPress site

If you want to show the shortcode on each webpage of you website, a better option to add it would be to simply set the Activate For Footer option to true under Player Settings. This will add the music player to the footer of every webpage on your website without the use of any shortcode.

One more thing that you should remember is that the the code for the music player is added at the location where you paste the shortcode. However, visually the player will always stick to a fixed position on the webpage—the bottom left corner in our case.

Final Thoughts

In this tutorial, we learned how to add a music player to any WordPress website using the Sticky HTML5 Music Player WordPress plugin from Codecanyon. The plugin offers some nice features like auto generation of playlists from the contents of a folder and the continuous playback when users load different webpages. It is also very easy to change the UI of different music players so that they blend in perfectly with the rest of the website.

There are a couple of situations where using the continuous playback feature could be useful like playing all the important news headlines of the day or narrating an event or a story. Similarly, you could also use the playlist auto generation feature to quickly create different playlists for different users and occasions. How do you plan on using this music player on your website? Let us know in the comments.

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16:21

Martian Toys Astro Crash Chrome Editions

U: Updated to reflect Strangecat Toys' statement  Martian Toys is going upscale with their new limited, custom Astro Crash editions. These shiny takes on the Astro Crash vinyl all about the chrome treatments.  While they are editioned, they are strictly customs and not done with the approval of  the toy's creators Josh Divine and Strangecat Toys. For those that want the traditional super reflective look, there's a classic ultra chrome edition with crimson red boots and splat. For the road less travelled, the black nickel and metallic gold beckons. Ten of each are available for pre-order now over at Martian Toys for $350 each. Production on these will take 4-6 weeks.
04:59

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02:32

Josh Mayhem x Jermaine Rogers Resist and Resign Veil Customs + Print Sets (9.20)

Josh Mayhem and Jermaine Rogers have collaborated on two short-run, limited-edition custom Veil figure and print sets. Limited to 9 pieces each, the sets feature Veil East Specimen #72 vinyl toys (10.5") hand-customized by Josh Mayhem in his signature 'Blown Away' style and accompanying prints by Jermaine Rogers. Resist (above) features a subdued, blue-heavy rainbow palette on GID Veil figures while Resign features a vibrant, metallic rainbow of colors on standard Veil toys. The sets include edition-specific 23 x 17" print (torn edges) with the Resist print set against the night sky and Resign backed by warm daylight. Limited to 9 sets per edition, the Resist and Resin custom + print sets will be available for order on Friday (9.20) at 9 AM PDT on JoshMayhem.com for $1250 each.

September 19 2019

21:14

Joe Ledbetter Wolfgang Gray Edition (9.20)

Joe Ledbetter is following-up his Wolfgang OG figure with a vintage-styled Gray Edition.  The new version evokes the black+white mayhem of the old school cartoons—from Tex Avery and others—that inspired the toy. With at least two shades of gray as well as black and white, could also be thought of a stylish mono, almost as if a pencil sketch had come to life. Limited to just 100 pieces, the Wolfgang Gray Edition (10.5") resin art toy will be available from Joe Ledbetter's online shop for a rather reasonble $220. Wolfgang was produced by Bigshot Toyworks with final sculpting from Dave Bondi.
03:09

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September 18 2019

19:21

myplasticheart NYCC Exclusive Bear Champ Lights Out GID Edition

myplasticheart has just announced it's NYCC Exclusive Bear Champ Lights Out GID edition from JC Rivera and UVD Toys.  Lights Out goes beyond previous editions, using the toy as a canvas with a detailed  portrait, presumably of the bear champ family,  on the lower half of the figure. And… it glows for good extra oomph. Limited to just 50 pieces, the NYCC Exclusive Bear Champ Lights Out edition will be available at the MPH booth [#888] for $75 each during the show (10.3 - 10.6)
08:29

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05:02

Kaze Mc Kongrit Pre-Order (9.18)

Next up for Thai artist Kaze is a fun, fast food-inspired edition of his new Kongrit gorilla toy. The Mc Kongrit soft vinyl features the classic yellow, red and white design with a golden crown.  The deco/paint on this production piece looks quite sharp. Standing 3.15" tall, Mc Kongrit will be available for pre-order on Wednesday (9.18) at 5 AM PDT for $48.  As a bonus, the first 100 orders will include a free mini-hamburger accessory. No word yet on exact ordering procedure — stay tuned to the artist's IG.

September 17 2019

22:52

Agora


(pintura: Amadeo  de  Souza - Cardoso)



Ah, a infância dos olhares e das palavras…


Agora eu era outra vez eu

e tu eras tu outra vez.

Galgávamos utopias e sonhos,

abríamos as mãos ao espanto

e estávamos sempre a perguntar

quem éramos.


Agora eram vivas, outra vez, 
as canções  e as flores  
e nós acabávamos de  chegar de longe
para nos fecharmos um no outro.


Agora não sabíamos já conversar

deixámos secar as nossas vozes.

Falávamos como os outros...
ou ficávamos silenciosos

nos nossos desencontros

cheios de lugares fantásticos. 



Não olhes.  Não olhes. É bom fechar os olhos

Muito… muito… e não pensar…

Foi um poeta quem mo disse.

E sorria. Nem parecia ter a noite

mesmo ali a seu lado. 
Eu vi-a!





08:00

Learn to Code WordPress Plugins With These 3 Practical Projects

If you want to get started coding your own plugins for WordPress, try our newly updated course, 3 Practical Projects to Learn to Code WordPress Plugins.

3 Practical Projects to Learn to Code WordPress Plugins

In this course, Rachel McCollin will guide you through creating a series of practical call-to-action WordPress plugins. You'll create:

  • a call-to-action plugin that can be activated with a hook from within a theme
  • a plugin to output a call to action from a shortcode that users can embed in their content
  • a call-to-action widget that users can edit and add to their sites with the WordPress Customizer or Widget admin screen

You can take this course straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements. For a single low monthly fee, you get access not only to this course, but also to our growing library of over 1,250 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+. 

Plus you can download unlimited items from the huge Envato Elements library of more than 1.3 million creative assets. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

 

06:40

myplasticheart NYCC Exclusive Dragon Boy Hulky by Martin Hsu

myplasticheart started its NYCC (10.3 - 10.6) reveals with their Exclusive Dragon Boy Hulky Edition by Martin Hsu.  The latest in the Dragon Boy Super League series of retailer exclusives, Hulky features mean, green editions of Dragon Boy and his dragon dog, Blacky or is that Greeny? The purple accents are a nice touch. The Hulky set will be available for $75 at the mph booth [#888].  Martin Hsu will drop by the booth on Friday (10.4) from 2 to 3 PM for a signing/sketch session.  Don't miss out. [Photo courtesy of myplasticheart]
05:47

Apportfolio x Andr Saraiva Snoopy x Mr. A Art Toys

First previewed at Shanghai Toy Show back in April, Apportfolio has just officially launched their ambitious Peanuts Collection in conjunction with the Peanuts Global Artist Collective.  First up are a trio of fun pieces by celebrated graffiti artist André Saraiva. Each one features Charles M. Schulz's beloved Snoopy character from the classic comic strip and André's signature top hat-wearing Mr. A. character. They are available for pre-order directly from Apportfolio's web shop and are slated to ship in January of 2020. Instead of titles, each of the pieces is identified by letter-coded styles. While the other two pieces incorporate Mr. A into Snoopy's world, Style A switches things around with a large, spindly Mr. A comforting Snoopy. The head-turning moment comes when you notice that Mr. A's feet resemble Snoopy's, in a sort of deconstructed, reassembled manner. Mr. A's yellow head seems in part a nod to Snoopy's companion, Woodstock. The Style A resin stands 30 cm (11.8") and is available now for pre-order for $250. Styles B and C offer a more conventional take, incorporating both Snoopy and his iconic red dog house with a Mr. A graffiti tag on the side.  For Style B (30 cm, resin, $178) Mr. A peeks out from the dog house while Snoopy looks down from the roof. Standing an impressive 120 cm or nearly 4-feet tall, the large-format Style C (Edition of 50, 120 cm, fiberglass, $2940) features Snoopy and Woodstock (on his head) sitting on top of the dog house—perhaps the most conventional of the three designs. In addition to André's designs, Apportfolio's Peanuts Collection will also feature work from Friends With You, Kenny Scharf and AVAF (Assume Vivid Astro Focus).
04:36

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02:28

Best WordPress Calendar Plugins of 2019

WordPress calendar plugins come in many styles and have features to suit an equally wide variety of needs. Some calendars offer complex booking or scheduling features, while others are simple event management calendars. 

Whatever your need, if you're looking for a premium calendar plugin, this list of the ten best WordPress calendar plugins for 2019 will help you decide which one is right for you. 

1. EventOn

EventOn

EventOn is one of the best-selling WordPress calendar plugins at CodeCanyon and it's no wonder. The calendar’s default setting shows a small photo thumbnail with event name, date, time and location. When a viewer clicks on that info in the calendar, it opens up to display more details including an embedded Google map, social media share buttons, and buttons that allow you to add the event to Google calendar or your own calendar. Users can also add future events when they’re part of a series or recurring events, like for events that occur weekly or monthly. 

If you need even more customisation, there are a number of add-ons available that will allow users to add functions like events with a countdown timer, seating selections, and ability to review the event. There’s also a FullCal add-on that adds a clean, grid-based design to the calendar to display events in a traditional calendar format, and the appearance editor allows you to customise the look of the calendar to match your website style.

User alexsieff says:

"Very good program. I love the flexibility. You can buy the basic module, which works well, and gradually according to your needs, add add-ons. Good assistance."

2. Bookly PRO

Bookly PRO

Bookly PRO offers users an automated online booking and scheduling calendar for WordPress. This fully-customisable booking form is responsive so that it can be used seamlessly on any device. It offers online payments, notifications, and syncs with Google Calendar. Booking lists can be searched, filtered, sorted and printed or exported to CSV.

Another great feature is the two-way synchronisation between Bookly Calendar and Google Calendar which automatically reflects all updates you make in either calendar.  

You can add more advanced functions to your default configuration with a wide selection of Bookly add-ons available with your purchase.

User Mabeny says:

"Great Plugin with several features and add-ons, really easy to customize and very quick, helpful and friendly support."

3. Calendarize it! for WordPress

Calendarize it for WordPress

Whether you need a lightweight events calendar or one with more options and features, Calendarize it! is an excellent choice. That's because, though it offers a traditional monthly events calendar as its default option, you can expand the functions of the calendar with the wide range of free and paid add-ons on offer.  

Some examples of great free add-ons available are the Social Share Panel, Member Profile, Ratings and Reviews, and the Visual CSS Editor add-ons. Other add-ons allow users to add a number of different calendar viewing options like an Event List View, Map View and Grid View.

User DEEPERBLUE says:

"Brilliant Calendar plugin. They really bent over backwards to resolve an issue we were having. Top notch support, highly recommend to anyone looking for a calendar on their WordPress site"

4. Booked—Appointment Booking for WordPress

BookedAppointment Booking for WordPress

Booked—Appointment Booking for WordPress is a simple appointment booking calendar that allows you to create a number of calendars, each with their own time slots and custom feeds and then to assign each calendar to a specific user to manage. 

Some of the plugin's outstanding features are guest booking which allows guest to book appointments without the need to register, custom time slots, custom appointment fields, customer ability to add events to their Google calendar, and colour customisation options.

User isntritchie says:

"Simple to use, yet complex to suit any need. A perfect combination. Support is fantastic and I cannot recommend this product high enough. I am a developer myself and everything from the interface to the performance is top tier!"

5. Timetable Responsive Schedule For WordPress

Timetable Responsive Schedule For WordPress

Timetable Responsive Schedule For WordPress is a powerful and easy-to-use WordPress event calendar plugin for users who want to create a timetable view of events in minutes and for users who want to take online reservations for an event within available free slots. These features make it an ideal plugin for solopreneurs like coaches and various kinds of teachers and tutors.

The plugin, which is also compatible with WPBakery Page Builder, comes with an integrated widget to display upcoming events in the form of a scrollable list. It is highly customisable and responsive and you can easily generate a PDF from your the timetable view if needed.

User zefstudio says:

"Great plugin! Easy to use! Modern design!"

6. Wordpress Pro Event Calendar

Wordpress Pro Event Calendar

Wordpress Pro Event Calendar offers an elegant and modern design, with responsive layout and easy to manage events. Some of its standout features are the ability to import events from ICS feeds and Facebook and to accept events submitted by front-end users, making it easy for users to add events. Other noteworthy features are Google Maps integration, custom fields and date range support, WPML support, ability to subscribe to a calendar, and much more. 

User datapress says:

"Great plugin and excellent support."

7. Events Calendar Registration and Tickets

Events Calendar Registration and Tickets

Events Calendar Registration and Tickets is a great choice if you regularly run seminars, events, classes, workshops, conferences, concerts, etc. from your WordPress site and need to provide participants with a means to register or purchase tickets. 

The plugin allows you to not only manage your events, but also keep track of attendees, and sell tickets all from the admin section of your website. What's more, the admin interface is easy to use and extensive documentation is provided to help you set up your events in no time. 

The all-in-one WordPress calendar plugin provides all the addons and features you need in an events calendar as part of the initial price, and you can rest assured that the software will be regularly updated to keep up with technological advances. 

User Han_Fei says:

"Great support, great plugin, really nice stuff... good job!"

8. Event Booking Pro

Event Booking Pro

If you're looking for an event booking system, you need to check out Event Booking Pro. The responsive WordPress calendar plugin is loaded with useful features like offline booking, PayPal and coupon integration, support for unlimited events and more. 

There's no shortage of shortcodes, and everything can be customised so that it integrates into your WordPress theme seamlessly. 

User Pahtreaq says:

"Great plugin that's rather easy to work with".

9. Events Schedule

 Events Schedule

Events Schedule is a simple WordPress calendar plugin that offers 12 unique schedule styles, each with different designs and features that can be modified with one click. Each style is suited to a different kind of business.

There are certain features that each template shares, like an elegant pop-up that provides more information about an event when you click designated areas of a calendar, the ability to assign certain details that make it easy to filter information in the calendars, and call-to-action buttons that you can insert to convince visitors to interact right away with your offer.  

User cjouper says:

"Has great template options for different ways to display calendars, depending on your content. When I needed help from tech support it was very quick and efficient. Highly recommend!"

10. HBook

HBook

HBook is a hotel booking system which is perfectly suited for anybody owning a business in the hospitality industry, be it a hotel, holiday apartment, or B&B. The booking system allows you to provide an online reservation system for your guests on your WordPress website. With it, you can add availability calendars, table rates and booking forms to your website quickly and easily. 

User emiliegrau says:

"Great customer support. Great plugin to take direct bookings from your own website. Nice integration with your own theme. You can also sync with major booking platforms."

Choose the Best WordPress Event Calendar Plugin for You

Today we've looked at the ten best WordPress Event Calendars for 2019. Obviously, the one you choose will depend on your specific needs. Give one of these calendars a try and let us know what you think in the comments below. 

Meanwhile, if you're interested in more options for calendar and booking plugins, check out the super helpful articles below. 

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September 16 2019

09:33

How to Add an Appointment Booking Calendar With a WordPress Plugin

The internet has revolutionized many services that before were tedious or time-consuming. Booking an appointment is a great example. Booking online not only saves time for the user but also the service provider.

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An appointment booking plugin makes it easy to manage their visitors, appointments and schedules in a well-organized manner. Business such as salons, spas, law offices, hospitals, and clinics can benefit from such a system. I'll show you an easy way to add one in this tutorial.

If your business requires people to book appointments or reservations, a booking plugin can be a huge help. In this tutorial, I'll outline the steps you need to get a booking calendar plugin up and running on your site. We will use the Booked plugin to create an appointment booking calendar.

Features of Booked

Syncing

The Booked plugin can sync with calendars such as Google, Outlook, and iCal, thus making it easy to add reminders on devices. This feature allows visitors to insert appointments with their preferred calendar.

Add-Ons and Integrations

Booked accepts WooCommerce payments which allow your visitors to purchase appointments. It also includes other add-ons such as a calendar feed that allows you to display your appointments with apps like Apple Calendar or Outlook. 

Guest Booking

Booked allows new users to book appointments simply by providing a name and email address.

Powerful Back-End

Booked features a powerful admin back-end which allows the admin to manage all appointments.

Fully Responsive

Booked is fully responsive both for the end-user and admin. It can, therefore, be accessed via a mobile device without any difficulties. Business owners can also view and manage appointments on the go.

Post as Widget or Shortcode

The process of adding a new calendar involves placing a shortcode on the page where you wish to display the calendar. Or, you can add the calendar to your layout with a widget.

Booking List View

Booked also allows you to display available appointments as a list hence providing an overview of available time slots.

Custom Forms

Booked allows you to customize the login and registration form, and embed it anywhere using a shortcode. You can also create custom forms and mark them as required.

Color Picker

Booked also comes with a built-in color picker that allows you to create a calendar that matches the theme of your site

Multiple Calendars

Booked allows you to add multiple calendars, each with their own custom fields and time slots. These calendars are in turn assigned a booking agent to manage them

Getting Started

Start by downloading the Booked appointment plugin from CodeCanyon. Once you purchase the plugin, you will get a link to the downloadable files. Alternatively, you can find them in the download section of your account with your other purchased items.

Once you download the WordPress files, log in to your WordPress site, go to Plugins > Add New, and upload the zip file. After uploading, click Install Now, wait a few seconds, and then click Activate. You can now start using the plugin.

Configuration

Once installed, you'll need to configure the time and date settings from within WordPress. Go to General > Settings and set your preferred settings for:

  • timezone
  • date format
  • time format 
  • the day the week starts on (Sunday or Monday)

Next, you need to provide a way for users to book appointments. Booked provides both guest and registered user booking options. Guest registration ensures that your visitors don't have to remember login credentials.

Next, set the appointment redirect after successful appointment booking. There are two options available: no redirect and redirect to a particular page. Other important settings in this section include:

  • appointment time slots
  • appointment buffer
  • cancellation buffer
  • appointment limit
  • display options
  • color settings 

Calendars

Booked allows you to create and display multiple calendars for each of the services you offer on your site. Each calendar will have default timeslots, custom fields, and slots.

To create a new calendar, go to Appointments > Calendars, assign a unique name, an optional slug URL, a description, and an administrator.

Booked assigns each calendar a unique id. Once you have this id, you can display the booking calendar with the use of a shortcode .

add a calendar

Time Slots

A time slot is the length of time allocated to an appointment. Booked provides the ability to assign multiple timeslots to calendars. When a client clicks on a calendar, they will see the available timeslots and then choose to book one that is convenient for them.

To add custom timeslots go to Settings > Custom Time Slots and click on Add Dates. Choose the calendar you want to assign the time slots, the start, and end dates and finally add your preferred time slots. If you don't have any custom calendars, the slots will be assigned to the default calendar. 

You can add single or bulk time slots depending on the number of staff available

Displaying Calendars

Now that we are done with all the required settings, you can display any calendar on any page via the use of a shortcode. Booked provides unique shortcodes for each calendar. To get the shortcode for a calendar, go to Settings > Shortcodes and copy and paste the shortcode into the page where you wish to display the calendar.

Booked also provides the following additional shortcodes:

  • user profile shortcode: this will display a user profile
  • user's appointments shortcode: this will display all of a user's appointments
  • style shortcode: this allows you to choose between a list view or the default calendar
  • switcher shortcode: this allows you to display the switcher
  • year and month shortcode: this lets you display a specific year or month

A typical calendar will look something like this:

appoitnment

Conclusion

Booked is the perfect solution if you are looking for a simple and easy-to-use booking solution for your business.  This plugin also allows clients to view and manage their appointments via their client section. CodecCanyon also offers many other booking calendars with out of the box solutions if you wish to explore more options.

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September 15 2019

22:37

Como novo!




  Devolveram-me, enfim, o computador, após o "apagão" completo que levou para terras do sem fim, quanta palavra/imagem/documento eu lá guardava. – Sumariamente – diz o técnico, arqueando a sobrancelha - só a casca é a mesma, de resto foi tudo substituído. 

Sim, sei!... A casca!...Pois. 


Havia, (há) um disco externo, desatualizadíssimo, mas que, ainda assim, me permitiu revisitar alguma "prosa" já meio esquecida: uns prefácios, umas reflexões, uns textos de apresentação de livros que fiz para amigos, algumas tentativas de poemas, alguns documentos que me podem ainda fazer falta. Animada com estes achados, tenho-me dedicado a inspecionar tudo o que possa conter umas "luzes" do trabalho perdido, (coisa pouca, aquilo que faço, diariamente, sem lhe chamar, sequer, trabalho). Umas pens USB, esquecidas numa gaveta da secretária, blocos de notas, cadernos velhos, textos que imprimi para facilitar revisões são passados a pente fino. Milagrosamente, lá me vão sendo devolvidos uns versos, umas crónicas, uns apontamentos e assim me vou (re)construindo e ao meu mundinho de quase nada, de quase tudo. Acontece-me, às horas mais impróprias, lembrar-me subitamente de um esboço qualquer, de um conto para crianças – aquele da alma do padeiro, como era? Um buraco dentro do pão reservado aos sonhos?!... e ponho-me imediatamente a congeminar um levantamento das possibilidades de recuperação: talvez no moleskine, talvez... e lá vou eu procurar [me] em páginas e páginas rasuradas, riscadas, rejeitadas. A verdade é que quando, por sorte ou por mão divina, deparo com algum escrito, com pés e cabeça, sinto-me feliz como se tivesse encontrado um tesouro. Agradeço ao anjo que se apiedou de mim: vá, toma lá estas letrinhas de nada e não te amofines. E eu, cá na terra, sensível a estes gestos divinos de acarinhar -  Olha!... Poesia para crianças! Ah, que maravilha!... Que bonito, isto... e aquilo, não está nada mal!... 

Felizmente, nos dias que se seguem, tudo volta ao seu devido lugar, onde o bom e o bonito se recoloca, lucidamente, a leste da maravilha e eu crio uma pasta nova  – "rever/reescrever/ignorar" - que deixo suspensa, no Ambiente de Trabalho, por onde divago como se nas areias brancas de um deserto. 



Lídia Borges

Pintura: Edouard John Mentha (Suiza 1858 – 1914)









01:58

Art Junkie Tokyo Solo at QPop (9.14)

QPop is hosting Shinichiro "AJ" Kato (aka Art Junkie Tokyo) for a solo exhibition opening on Saturday (9.14) from 7 to 10 PM.  The show will feature original paintings, several QPop exclusives of his popular sofubi designs and King Pacara artist customs.  If you're on the hunt of the hot newness, the show will see the debut of his Flying Butiger and Sushi Wrestler figures.  AJ will be in the house for the reception, so come out and meet the man behind the mysterious 3-eyed toys. Art Junkie Tokyo Solo Exhibition Opening: Saturday (9.14, 7 to 10 PM) QPOP Gallery 319 E 2nd St. Suite 121 LA, CA 90012
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