2-way Google Calendar sync
Setting base availability within the extension is a good start, but many of us schedule our time using Google Calendar (for both personal and professional time commitments) so Bookings isn't an option unless it can limit availability based on real-time openings.
For the same reason, it's important that new appointments are also saved to Google Calendar. Thanks to their API and ubiquity, most scheduling and calendar-extension-type apps play with Google Calendar, so it serves as a central clearing house for all things scheduling; it needs to be current.
I'm not going into a lot of detail here, but several folks have provided more information and use cases:
Marko Jezernik commented
This is an absolute must have. Currently we're working on a project that requires us to integrate on a POS system. Booking resources needs to go both ways in order for this to work properly. Especially since you can't use Woo webhooks to output resources booked.
The only other choice that remains is using Google Calendar which doesn't sync resources both ways.
What about this? it´s a essential feature.
Could you not do 2 way sync the way Birchpress does?
Saad Iqbal commented
I know it not allowed here, but I found out extension which works with WooCommerce Bookings to Sync it to 2 way with Google Calendar.
Goto Google and search this "WooCommerce Bookings Google Calendar Sync" its plugin available at codecanyon.
its a must have....
so much money and this product cannot use this ???? why????
you have to do this because:
if you create two bookabl products - books a product on a day (like a fotoshooting) book at the other product a wedding - it does not see that there is a booking in another product for this time
you have to build it in!!!!
Luke Cavanagh commented
Seems like it is possible.
This is the one thing why I'm doubting to switch to another solution that has this function already available. This functions is a necessity!
I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO PRINT MY BOOKING FROM THE CALENDAR
this is an absolutely necessary function, and with out this it almost makes this plugin useless
I'm frankly puzzled, almost incredulous, that this functionality a) has not been included as a baseline feature, so essential is it to so many people and b) appears not to have received any attention in two years. WooCommerce appear to be hiding under the duvet and pretending the 583 requests for it do not exist. Could not someone from Woo at least reply to the thread and say, 'ooh, it might be difficult' or 'nah, we just don't care'?
Paula Reichwald commented
It would be really helpful if you could choose what information to show.
It would be important to be able to select what entities are booked against a specific calender: single products/bookings, resources, all vendor bookings when a Vendor extension is used.
This is a very needed and necessary extension for accommodation bookings... I hope this happens soon.
For any accommodation solution the ability to sync an availability calendar with other ical calendars, whether Google or Airbnb, is essential in my view.
Stay Tooned commented
Nico Rosier commented
I would really appreciate this as well. I have several sites in development that need this. Also spending USD299 on this plugin would make this an absolute to-have.
@Anonymous: The comment you posted on January 15, 2016: did it take off? Otherwise I would love to contribute.
However it should be part of the plugin, given the price...
Without solution I'll have to abandon woocommerce and woo commerce booking...
Chadwick Sakonchick commented
How long has this feature been listed as 'Under Review?'
Any news on this update?
Can anyone confirm if this works here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-calendar-woocommerce-bookings-two-way-sync/
I really need this also.