There are two types of reservation schedules in our WP Cafe plugin.
In the single slot schedule, a single schedule can be a flat single schedule for all the days or it can be a different single slot schedule for different days.
You can set different reservation schedules for different days in this single slot.
If you want to set the same reservation schedule for all days, then you need to use the single slot for all days.
In the Wp Cafe plugin, there has an option for exceptional schedule settings. You can add exceptional schedule that can override your previous schedule for this date and time.
If you want to maintain the restaurant reservation seat capacity for single slot, you can maintain it from the WP Cafe settings option. For settings the reservation seat capacity:
NOTE: The seat capacity feature is available at the WPCafe pro version.
If you wan to use multiple-slot schedule, first of all you need to enable the Reservation multi-slot schedule from the settings.
If you want to set the schedule for the different timeslot for a days of the week,
If you want to set a flat multiple-schedule for all the days, Then
You can also set the multiple slot exceptional reservation schedule.
For the multiple-slot schedule, there has also option for settings seat capatacity. You can set the different seat capacity for the different slot.
Go to WpCafe -> Settings -> Reservation schedule -> Reservation multi-slot schedule-> Add seat capacity and save the changes.
You can allow your customer to order food items earlier than the delivery day. Likewise, a customer may order 1 day before the delivery, or 1 week before the delivery. We call it early booking. Now, if you want to allow customers to order instantly, it’s fine. You can set a moment from them as food preparation time. It will give both you and a food lover a better experience. We call it late booking.
Early Booking Setting – Go to WpCafe -> Reservation schedule -> Early Booking -> Set the time from the dropdown and save the changes. Late Booking Setting – Go to WpCafe -> Reservation schedule -> Late Booking -> Set the time from the dropdown and save the changes. Note: You can update both early booking and late booking at a later time from the same settings key.
You can add a manual reservation for your customers from the WPCafe admin pannel. From the WordPress dashboard, go to WpCafe -> Reservations -> Add New. After that add the customer details with date, time and Status. Once you are happy with the information, click on publish button from the top right side.
You can update and delete the reservation letter from the dashboard. In order to delete permanently, click on the trash and delete permanently. From the same panel, you can export all the reservations as CSV and there is a search box available for you.
In the admin Dashboard, there has an option for filtering the reservations. You can filter the reservation by booking date or month.
WPCafe allows you to take reservations from your customer. You can add a reservation form with shortcode and Elementor widgets.
In order to get reservation form shortcode, go to WpCafe -> Available shortcode -> Reservation Form -> Generate Shortcode -> Generate -> Copy the shortcode. WPCafe has two style currently for reservation form. Please select the form style during shortcode generation.
You can add a reservation form with Elementor widgets. Go to Elementor and search ‘WPCafe Reservation’ and drop the widget to the page. After that click on ‘UPDATE’ from the Elementor settings panel.
Here is the output of your reservation form. With the form, your customer can place orders remotely.
WPCafe has several shortcodes and Elementor widgets for your restaurant. You can check them in detail by clicking the following links.
Do you enjoy watching videos than reading written documentation? No worry! We create a full video for the reservation system. The video has been embedded here and you can check it from our youtube channel also. Here is the YouTube link.