Recurring Bookings, with Reschedule feature
I'm currently using Birchpress for my bookings with WooCommerce. I've only stayed with them because they have promised a recurring booking feature. However, they don't seem like they are going to develop this feature anytime soon, so if you would develop this recurring function, I'd be more than happy to switch over.
I run a school, where we do private tutoring. Clients sign up for a time slot and they have their class the same day and same time every week. It is impossible for us to manually enter every client, every week. We very much need to have a recurring booking, where we can add a client indefinitely and assign them to a staff member, as well as a room.
In addition, it would be great to see 1. A rescheduling function, where clients or staff can reschedule an appointment one time, or for all future events, just like google calendar does. It would also be nice to see a limit on the number or reschedulings a client is allowed to make 2. Integration with subscriptions - since our clients pay a monthly fee, they should be charged like a subscription to have access to the reschedule and scheduling features.
Agata Szybowska commented
SIX F YEARS this has been ignored?
Not to mention, this idea which is also top ten, is kind of the same anyway: https://ideas.woocommerce.com/forums/133476-woocommerce/suggestions/5963757-block-bookings-on-woocommerce-bookings
so all together this is by far the most demanded functionality :)
Why is this getting ignored?
This needs to happen, but it's obvious despite a tremendous number of votes that the team has decided the customer base is going to be ignored. Come on guys, make this happen.
Roy. F commented
An absolute must have feature out of the box. Very surprised its not coded in there already. This is a must have feature for me. I am using woocommerce bookings but had to purchase another plugin as an add-on not to happy about that. Any way please get the Recurring Bookings, with Reschedule feature in there woowhoo!!!!
Andrew Evans commented
It would be great if we could select a number of dates per booking. For instance a course that runs on a Friday for 5 weeks, or can be 5 days in a row.
This is a must have feature for me. you have my vote. I currently have woocommerce bookings but had to purchase another plugin as an add-on
Lungu Andrei commented
YUP for this!
Luke Lindberg commented
We need this functionality as well, including integration with Subscriptions for billing.
We have a horse farm where people should be able to sign up for weekly lessons at a recurring day and time each week, but then be billed monthly on the 15th of each month.
Right now it seems a partial workaround will be to make a subscriptions product to setup the monthly billing that then gives you access and a coupon code to "purchase" the Booking Product for no additional cost... but this still doesn't solve the need to make that bookable product recurring without expiration, until the subscription product is cancelled.
Irena Stopar commented
I just bought the extension and miss this feature with the subscription model. I need it for my therapy sessions and for students for additional private coaching.
Ben Roberts commented
I have just released a free plugin that allows a user to create manual recurring bookings from the back-end, removing the need to enter every booking, for every week. Lots more features planned, once I have determined what people need most from it. Would love some feedback from anyone who has given it a try - https://wordpress.org/plugins/recurring-bookings-for-woocommerce/
I have the exact same issue as Jason S,it's four years since his post as WooCommerce don't appear interested (Birchpress also have not immediate plans either) could anyone suggest the best alternative ?
When will the feature of allowing users to update their own bookings come into play?
ETNA Centre commented
Unfortunately, this feature is not going to be coming to WooCommerce Bookings any time soon. I've just had my third chat in as many months with one of the WooCommerce support team. Despite this being the No3 most requested feature for Bookings, I've been told the following:
"...we talked to product development, and they told us the same thing we've been telling you. We will not work on this in the short-term. We have no timeline for when we will work on this."
I'm afraid this ideas board is pretty much being ignored for product development prioritisation. So if you still have a need for the recurring bookings feature, perhaps you might create a support ticket and tell the support team direct just how upset you are that 4 years since Jason S shared this idea, and 324 votes later (at time of writing), nothing has been done about it.
Amber Nicole Cannan commented
Please add this ASAP!
PLEASE ADD :) xxxxx
I have created a plugin to do this. I am just tidying up some of the functionality, but would love more people to test it.
You can see my write up on how to do it yourself here, http://doitsimply.co.uk/how-to-create-reoccurring-boookings-with-woocommerce/
If you would like to test the plugin for me, please get in touch.
ETNA Centre commented
We first started using Woocommerce Bookings more than 2 years ago and I asked for this feature back then and was told it was on the roadmap. Still nothing. :( Your blurb on the product page says it's on the roadmap but when are we going to see it developed. Absolutely essential for a complete switch to online room booking for our non-profit community venue.
Really Essential I think but I'm finding this such a hard feature to find in any system despite the importance