Simply Schedule Appointments – WordPress Booking Plugin


Simply Schedule Appointments is an easy-to-use appointment scheduling plugin for WordPress. It’s an appointment booking system loved by 10,000+ businesses, with a 5-star review average.

The Simply Schedule Appointments booking calendars are easy and fast to set up. And enjoyable for your customers and clients to book and schedule appointments. You can set up the appointment scheduling calendars to take your first booking in less than 5 minutes!

Booking System Features to Help You Schedule Business Meeting Appointments

Features included with the Simply Schedule Appointments Free Basic Edition for booking appointments:

Features included with the Simply Schedule Appointments Paid Premium Editions for booking appointments:

  • Group event booking
  • Google Calendar Sync
  • Mailchimp
  • Stripe and PayPal for payments
  • Twilio for SMS notifications
  • Gravity Forms Integration
  • Formidable Forms Integration
  • Zoom and Google Meet for virtual meetings
  • Google Analytics or Facebook Pixel
  • Webhooks for Zapier and
  • Team booking
  • WP Fusion Integration

Simply Schedule Appointments is perfect if you want to let your customers schedule phone calls, in-person or virtual video meetings, or coaching appointments.

You can tame your schedule and easily manage when you’re available for bookings. And block off dates when you don’t want to be disturbed — no more phone calls or back-and-forth emails to find a meeting time that works.

Easily limit how many daily appointments you schedule and set the minimum time between bookings. Take control of your booking calendars and meetings.

Offer different types of appointment calendars for your services. For example, you could allow new clients to schedule on an intro call calendar or let established customers schedule a longer meeting with a separate calendar.

Are you looking to offer tutoring or remote teaching classes? Let your students quickly book times with you. Localized time zones make meetings for distance learning and remote office hours simple to schedule.

Simply Schedule Appointments contains all your data about your appointments and customers on your WordPress site. Again, you’ll be able to own your data since we don’t connect out to a third-party appointments service.

Complete documentation to start booking appointments today is available on our website.

Who This Booking System is For

Simply Schedule Appointments is ideal for anyone who needs to book appointments with clients and customers, including booking for:

  • Client Meeting Scheduling — Entrepreneurs, Web developers, Consultants, Personal and Business Coaches, Lawyers, Car Dealers
  • Event Scheduling — Wedding coordinators, Dress Shops, Boutiques, Workshop Teachers, Food Truck Lots
    Class, Lesson or Tutor Scheduling — Personal trainers, Yoga studios, Exercise Studios, Language / ESL Tutors, Dance Studios, Fitness Professionals, Music Teacher, Instructors, Professors
  • Service Scheduling — Handyman Services, Contractors, Hair Salons, Barbershops, Photographers, Tattoo Shops, Notaries, Tax Preparations, Home Inspections
  • Visitor Scheduling — Bakeries, Restaurants, Museums, Retirement Homes, Curbside Pickup
  • Patient Scheduling — Nutritionists, COVID Vaccination Appointments, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Pharmacy Prescription Pickups
  • Rental and Resource Scheduling — Vacation Rentals, Room Reservations, Table Reservations for Restaurants, Office Reservations

Simply Schedule Appointments offers an excellent experience for your customers who need to book appointments. SSA has just the features you need without all the extra bloat and needless settings found in other appointment booking plugins. And our UI is snappy, highly responsive, and a joy to use.

Flexible, Fast, and Powerful Booking Calendars

Other appointment scheduling plugins are either too simple or too complicated. They lack the basic features you need and want, or, if they do have those features, as you grow and add services, staff, and locations, they become complex and confusing to use for booking.

Simply Schedule Appointments is ready to grow with your business’ booking needs — without all the confusion and clutter of settings that don’t apply to you.

Simply Schedule Appointments offers fully responsive booking calendars and works efficiently on any device – even touch screens. So, SSA will work dependably and reliably, whether you’re managing your appointment availability from your tablet or your customer is booking an appointment from their smartphone.

User-Friendly and Accessible Booking System

The SSA booking calendar system was designed with people in mind, first and foremost. So we’re always thinking about how people will be using our appointment scheduling plugin, what they’ll expect, and what booking features they’ll want and need.

The SSA booking calendar system is built with you and your customer in mind and is accessible for everyone. We believe appointment scheduling should be as clear and straightforward as possible while maintaining the flexibility and booking features our customers need.

We’ve made sure that everyone can use our appointment scheduling plugin, including people with auditory, visual, and physical disabilities.

Everyone deserves access to everything the web offers, so we built the SSA booking calendar plugin with accessibility in mind. As a result, you’ll never have to worry that a customer will find themselves unable to schedule an appointment because of their abilities or the device they’re using.

Deep integrations with all the tools and plugins you love

Integrations included with the Simply Schedule Appointments Free Basic Edition for booking appointments:

Features included with the Simply Schedule Appointments Paid Premium Editions for booking appointments:

  • Google Calendar
  • Mailchimp
  • Stripe and PayPal for Payments
  • Webhooks for Zapier and
  • Twilio for SMS reminders
  • Gravity Forms
  • Formidable Forms
  • Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager
  • Google Meet web meetings and Invites
  • Facebook pixel
  • Segment
  • Zoom web meetings
  • The Events Calendar
  • WP Fusion
  • Project Panorama

Complete documentation to start booking appointments today is available on our website.



This plugin provides 2 blocks.

  • Upcoming Appointments
  • Appointment Booking Form


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Select the Appointments option in the Admin menu to set up and configure the plugin.

Manual Installation

  1. Upload the entire /simply-schedule-appointments directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate Simply Schedule Appointments through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

After Installing

  1. You’ll see a new item on the left-hand menu called ‘Appointments’. Click that to get started.
  2. Our start-up wizard will walk you through the basic settings and setting up your first appointment type.
  3. You may use the [ssa_booking] shortcode on any post or page to add an appointment booking form for your customers.

For more details, please see our detailed documentation.


How do I show the booking form?

When you install and activate Simply Schedule Appointments, we’ll automatically create a page called ‘Schedule an Appointment’. This is a full-screen booking form that you can link to.

If you’d rather embed your booking form in an existing page or post, you can do so by adding the [ssa_booking] shortcode.

If you use Gutenberg, we also provide a Gutenberg block for the appointment booking form.

Where can I read the documentation?

The full documentation is available at our website.

Will I end up being double-booked?

Nope. Once a customer has booked an appointment time, that time is no longer available for booking. So you’ll never find yourself double-booked. Additionally, we do some extra checks while a customer is booking an appointment just to be sure their selected time is still available. If someone else books their selected time while they’re in the process of booking, we’ll let them know and ask them to select another time. We also offer Google Calendar syncing in our Plus package.

Can I customize the appearance of the booking form?

Yes, you can. We offer settings for color and font that will let you customize the form to blend seamlessly into any theme. You can additionally add custom CSS to customize the form even further.


January 11, 2022
We compared over a dozen appointment booking systems for our membership site and it came down to using Calendly, Simply Schedule Appointments or WP Amelia. Although the features are great, Calendly didn't work well because it is embedded into the site and obviously isn't compatible with WordPress member logins. To view or change appointments, users need to go offsite - to Calendly. WP Amelia was a bit awkward on the front end only. The UX was a bit off for the main Search View. Issues with the calendar being off-canvas on mobile... It was difficult to modify the styling with CSS. They use their own seperate tables for customers. Our members needed to login once and then again a second time into WP Amelia's client area to view appointments. It was huge relief to discover SSA had all the features of Calendly but none of the issues we found with WP Amelia. The plugin offers a lot and our customers are very happy with the new booking forms. We are very gratful SSA integrates perfectly with our MemberPress membership site. No problems after 3 months of use. Great UX for the booking form - 2 or 3 steps to book with auto-fill if users are already registered as a user.
December 8, 2021
The support team went above and beyond what I could have ever expected with prompt, helpful and comprehensive answers to my questions. By far the best support for a plugin I've ever received. Special thanks to Natalie G, Cynthia and Nathan. Excellent work!
December 2, 2021
I had some trouble getting things going and working the way I wanted them, but the customer support team is amazing (special thanks to Natalie G, she was super helpful and patient with me!). There *was* an error in their documentation, but - I recommend double-checking the integration services/subscriptions you need on both ends. They were very professional in apologizing and promising to update the error, so I will be vague; hopefully, they do update it ASAP.
November 12, 2021
The plugin works well and I've not had any problems with it. I offered a Free Service available to people anywhere in the world. A few people made apts and were confused by timezones. I and the server is on London / British Time. Some people in the USA, thought they were booking in their local time. I asked support if there was some way I could help with the confusion. Support, responded more quickly than many expensive paid for services. They did not seem to care I am using the free version, they were happy to help and gave some suggestions to try and see which helped the people using my service the most. Another surprise was they followed up to see if their suggestions had helped. Another really nice thing which seems to be rare these days. They did not mention, suggest or push for me to use the paid version. They gave genuine help.Which is very good considering there was not a bug or fault with their code. I was only asking for some ideas.
November 4, 2021
It's really nice to be understood and to be helped by a team that always gives precise answers and is very fast. I can only encourage them to continue like this. And for those who still have doubts: go for it!
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  • Fixed: Parse error affecting some sites

  • Added: Option to resend out emails for all upcoming appointments
  • Improved: Detect and prevent twig syntax errors when editing notifications
  • Improved: Error message if your site’s REST API is not returning proper JSON
  • Improved: Error logging
  • Fixed: “Leave without Saving” dialog showing incorrectly
  • Fixed: Back button not working when a single date and time is available

  • Improved: dropdown for “Change timezone” in booking app
  • Fixed: PHP warning with wp_localize_script on newer PHP versions
  • Fixed: Phone number field showing error warning incorrectly
  • Fixed: Jumpy scrolling when SSA is embedded in other plugin layouts

  • Added: Team Members can now specify their own web meeting URL
  • Improved: Ability to search for languages in translation settings
  • Fixed: Team Members not being assigned to some appointments
  • Fixed: Incorrect availability calculation with multi-day appointments
  • Fixed: Prevent negative appointment durations
  • Fixed: Prevent invalid property error

  • Fixed: PHP Warning
  • Fixed: Potential fatal error if two copies of SSA are installed

  • Added: Additional date format to better support more countries
  • Added: Developer option to manually sync appointments to Google Calendar
  • Fixed: Bug affecting Formidable Forms displaying entries containing deleted appointments

  • Added: Gravity Forms merge tags for team members
  • Added: Norwegian language pack
  • Added: wp-cli command to import SSA code
  • Fixed: Incorrect availability for appointment types with multiple-day durations or buffers
  • Fixed: Some appointments getting booked with no team member assigned

  • Improved: Change the position of the Name and Email fields on the booking form
  • Fixed: Locked timezone not displaying properly on the customer edit screen
  • Fixed: Gravity Forms bug with changing selected time showing incorrect dates available
  • Fixed: Error with previewing notifications containing new template variables
  • Fixed: Error with phone number field when editing an appointment
  • Fixed: Support status on hosts where core updates are locked

  • Added: Slovak language pack
  • Improved: Display of rescheduled appointments in the admin app

  • Added: Greek language pack
  • Improved: Support for recent timezone changes
  • Improved: Highlight when a new version is available

  • Added: Gravity Forms merge tags to show appointment details in Gravity Forms notifications
  • Added: Estonian language pack
  • Fixed: Gravity Forms and Formidable Forms integration on forms with multiple pages
  • Fixed: “Add to Calendar” link not working on some sites with mixed HTTP/HTTPS path

  • Added: Customer’s rescheduling/cancel link to the admin appointment details
  • Added: Developer option to purge old appointments from the database
  • Improved: Ability to access previously-deleted appointment types
  • Fixed: Notice Required couldn’t be set to zero minutes in some circumstances
  • Fixed: Conflict with WPSSO Core plugin
  • Fixed: Bug affecting multi-page forms (Gravity/Formidable integration)

  • Fixed: Potential error in notifications caused by missing customer timezone data

  • Fixed: Unexpected ) error for sites running PHP7.2

  • Fixed: Bug affecting customer information fields for some users upgrading from free to plus
  • Fixed: Bug preventing Minimum Booking Notice being set to 0

  • Improved: Send more SSA appointment details for customers using Gravity Forms Webhook add-on
  • Fixed: Bug causing some users to see bookings with no customer information fields
  • Fixed: Bug with Spanish language pack not formatting date correctly
  • Fixed: Group appointments incorrrectly generating different Zoom meeting IDs for same time slot
  • Fixed: Formidable Forms Name fields getting formatted incorrectly in SSA appointments
  • Fixed: Formidable Forms entry not pointing to SSA appointment

  • Improved: Performance with reduced CPU usage
  • Fixed: Conflicts with other plugins using action scheduler

  • Fixed: Unexpected availability for some customers

  • Improved: Compatibility with plugins using action scheduler

  • Improved: Show “rescheduled” status in CSV export
  • Improved: Automatically clean out old ICS files
  • Fixed: Bug affecting min/max booking notice on some sites

  • Fixed: Fatal error on sites running outdated PHP versions (PHP5.6 and PHP7.0)
  • Fixed: Fatal error affecting some sites when calculating availability

  • Improved: Remove unnecessary library to reduce filesize

  • Added: New Gravity Forms merge tag for public_edit_url so you can include SSA Cancel/Reschedule links inside of Gravity Forms notifications
  • Improved: Performance of admin-app
  • Fixed: Missing icons in Elementor widgets
  • Fixed: Leave without saving option for Team Members
  • Fixed: Back arrow displays when specific shortcode is used

  • Improved: Importing SSA export code now performs an emergency backup to help recover accidental data deletion
  • Improved: Performance when lots of SSA schedulers are embedded on the same page
  • Improved: Date formatting in Gravity Forms and Formidable Forms now uses SSA date formatting preferences
  • Fixed: Original content of Appointment wiped out after reschedule/cancel
  • Fixed: SMS Notification cut off if the less than character is used
  • Fixed: Export code wasn’t clearing appointments when only appointment types were exported

  • Improved: Link from original appointments to rescheduled appointments
  • Improved: Layout of dialog buttons on mobile devices

  • Added: Show critical timezone errors in SSA Support tab
  • Added: {{ refund_policy }} variable for notification templates
  • Improved: Live preview when editing notification templates
  • Improved: Appointments that are 150 minutes show up as 2.5hrs to customers when booking
  • Improved: Logic for assigning appointments to Team Members
  • Improved: Remove problematic/invalid timezones like US/Pacific-New
  • Improved: More clear instructions around exiting a page without saving changes
  • Improved: SSA no longer saves Gravity Forms fields marked as admin-only or hidden
  • Improved: Add Cancel/Reschedule link to shared calendar events
  • Fixed: Unable to click into Appointment Details Page on some sites

  • Added: Cancel/Reschedule link to default calendar event description

  • Added: New notification variables for formatted dates {{ Appointment.customer_start_date }} and {{ Appointment.business_start_date }}
  • Improved: Prevent search engine indexing on SSA booking app
  • Improved: Increase time that SSA holds an appointment waiting for Paypal confirmation (it can take a long time on new accounts or for * certain types of payments)
  • Fixed: Warnings in developer console
  • Fixed: ssa_full_access user capability

  • Improved: Compatibility with aggressive caching environments
  • Improved: The Events Calendar integration

  • Improved: Prevent sending “reminder” notifications that would go out before the appointment was booked (eg. 1-week reminders booked for an * appointment 1 day away)
  • Fixed: Logged in user name/email not automatically filling on some sites

  • Improved: Integration with Gravity Forms User Registration add-on
  • Fixed: Syncing password data from Gravity Forms to SSA
  • Fixed: Syncing empty data from Gravity Forms to SSA
  • Fixed: Appointment edit URL affecting some SMS messages

  • Improved: Translations for customer information fields
  • Fixed: Default value for Google Calendar refresh interval

  • Added: Appointment.customer_start_date notification variable
  • Added: Appointment.business_start_date notification variable
  • Added: link filter to notification templating to allow text links with custom label
  • Fixed: Unwanted data added to customer information fields in some cases

  • Improved: Google Calendar events with Google Meet meetings only send a single invitation notification
  • Fixed: Prevent plugin conflicts with Appointment Edit URL

  • Added: Filter to customize how long appointments are reserved for Gravity Forms integration
  • Fixed: Special characters showing in SMS message
  • Fixed: Month names not getting translated in admin app
  • Fixed: Blackout dates for team members
  • Fixed: Bug affecting ?type= in the URL query string

  • Improved: Support for Gravity Forms with multiple pages
  • Fixed: Zoom connection expiring and having to be reauthenticated
  • Fixed: nbsp; characters showing up in some notifications
  • Fixed: bug with phone number field

  • Added: Zoom integration to automatically create Zoom Meetings

  • Improved: Performance when exporting a large number of appointments
  • Improved: Compatibility with twentytwentyone theme
  • Fixed: &nbsp showing in SMS notifications for some users
  • Fixed: incorrect availability for Group appointment types using max-per-day limit

  • Improved: Adjust settings to avoid iframe setting a max-height on iframes
  • Improved: Setup wizard prompts you to test booking your first appointment
  • Improved: Phone number validation
  • Fixed: Improve handling of custom web meeting URLs
  • Fixed: Conflict with ProjectHuddle plugin

  • Fixed: Error adding team members in some cases
  • Fixed: Improve resizing/scrolling of booking app

  • Improved: Better error logging when connecting to Google Calendar
  • Fixed: Prevent potential error with team member capacity
  • Fixed: Calendar/description for shared/individual calendar events

  • Improved: Add filter to show end date in Gravity Form entries
  • Improved: Made at translatable
  • Fixed: Caching conflict with some Advance scheduling settings
  • Fixed: Scrolling to the booking app when using the ‘type’ attribute

  • Improved: Additional checks to prevent double bookings on slower servers getting high traffic volume
  • Improved: Translation of dates in Gravity/Formidable Forms integrations
  • Improved: SMS support for Formidable Forms integration

  • Improved: Error notice when appointment fails to get inserted into the database
  • Fixed: Errors with Gravity Forms Zapier add-on with certain forms
  • Fixed: Unusual issue with sites located in half-hour timezone offset

  • Fixed: Google Calendar conflict with plugins using an incompatible version of the Guzzle library

  • Fixed: Team availability calculation

  • Added: Integration with The Events Calendar
  • Improved: Accessibility and screen reader support
  • Improved: Availability Troubleshooting
  • Fixed: Appointment Edited webhook

  • Added: Set the default country code (which determines what flag will show up in the phone number field)
  • Added: Japanese language pack
  • Fixed: Export code not working with some notification templates
  • Fixed: Errors with availability and deleted appointments

  • Improved: Translation of upcoming appointments module

  • Improved: Integration with Gravity Forms + Zapier
  • Fixed: Ability to edit appointments as the customer
  • Fixed: Emails sent for invalid appointments

  • Added: Easily troubleshoot availability to identify common issues with your appointment type settings
  • Improved: Performance for all sites
  • Improved: Performance for Google Calendar sync

  • Improved: Added function to delete abandoned appointments
  • Improved: Support for German (formal)
  • Improved: Performance on high traffic sites
  • Improved: Performance of asynchronous tasks
  • Fixed: Issue handling buffer times with availability caching
  • Fixed: Google calendar connections for team members

  • Fixed: Bug with calculating maximum appointments per day

  • Improved: Performance of availability caching
  • Added: new “types” argument for shortcode to specify embedding multiple specific appointment types
  • Fixed: Mailchimp settings not saving when editing an appointment type // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: Timezone issue with CSV export

  • Improved: Performance of availability caching
  • Improved: Handling site visitors with incorrect UTC-offset timezones set in their browsers
  • Fixed: Bug affecting Google Calendar UI for team members // SSA_BUSINESS
  • Fixed: Bug affecting availability on appointment types that only had a “Buffer Before” set

  • Improved: Google Calendar events send email invitations to attendees // SSA_PLUS
  • Improved: Provide more SSA data to Gravity Forms Webhooks Add-On // SSA_PLUS
  • Improved: Performance for form integrations // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: Cache not clearing for other appointment types with shared availability
  • Fixed: Remove hardcoded text from calendar event description
  • Fixed: Phone number validation when editing an appointment

  • Fixed: Issue with calculating maximum appointments per day

  • Added: Web Meetings support for a custom URL
  • Improved: Internationalization of additional strings
  • Improved: Performance of monthly booking views
  • Improved: Availability caching
  • Fixed: Bug affecting editing customer information fields
  • Fixed: Bug affecting Mobile Safari
  • Fixed: Bug affecting team members availablity // SSA_BUSINESS

  • Improved: Google Calendar performance // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: Buffers interacting with Google Calendar events // SSA_PLUS

  • Added: Custom web meeting URLs // SSA_PLUS
  • Improved: Performance improvements

  • Improved: New scheduling algorithm and caching to make SSA run faster

  • Fixed: Zoom integration coming soon // SSA_PLUS

  • Improved: Team Member user role // SSA_BUSINESS
  • Improved: Add gravatars to team member list // SSA_BUSINESS
  • Fixed: Google Calendar authorization for Team Members // SSA_BUSINESS
  • Fixed: Google Meet web meeting creation // SSA_PLUS

  • Fixed: Connection to Stripe failed on some server configurations // SSA_PRO

  • Added: Team scheduling // SSA_BUSINESS
  • Added: Web Meetings with Google Meet // SSA_PLUS
  • Added: Shared Google Calendar Events – invite customers/team as attendees // SSA_PLUS

  • Fixed: CSV Export for customer fields containing commas

  • Added: Slovenian translation support
  • Improved: Formidable Forms CSV export

  • Added: Export option for anonymous customer information

  • Improved: Gravity Form integration

  • Added: Admin can now edit an appointment on behalf of the customer
  • Improved: Email formatting for customers booking in non-english locales
  • Improved: Availability windows now support specific times
  • Improved: Gravity Forms export now prints appointment start date/time
  • Fixed: Error affecting some customers using the maximum appoinmtents per day limit

  • Improved: Compatibility with Safari browser

  • Improved: Performance of appointment booking interface
  • Improved: Handling of ICS files
  • Improved: Permissions on appointment types
  • Fixed: Bug with importing appointments
  • Fixed: PHP warnings

  • Added: Option to book an appointment right from the admin interface
  • Improved: Skip straight to booking form for appointment types with a single start time per day
  • Improved: Display end date on booking confirmation if it’s different than the end time
  • Improved: Compatibility with CB Change Mail Sender plugin

  • Improved: Prevent lost connection errors

  • Added: Import / Export functionality to easily migrate between installs
  • Added: Filtering of notifications in admin app

  • Improved: Filtering by date range

  • Improved: database schema compatible with more WordPress installs
  • Fixed: Bug when filtering appointments by date range

  • Fixed: Divi module issue when a single appointment type is selected
  • Fixed: Display of appointment created/modified dates
  • Fixed: Load more in admin-app on sites with lots of appointments booked in a single day
  • Fixed: PHP notice on some servers

  • Improved: Gravity Forms integration now syncs Phone field to SSA // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: Developer option for separate availability not always taking effect
  • Fixed: Untitled events from Google Calendar failing to sync // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: Gravity/Formidable Forms with upload fields prevent exporting of SSA appointments // SSA_PLUS

  • Fixed: Divi compatibility on WordPress 5.5

  • Improved: Handling of group events
  • Fixed: Removed warnings on WordPress 5.5

  • Added: Filtering by abandoned status in list of appointments
  • Improved: Performance of notifications
  • Fixed: Compatibility issue with WordPress 5.5

  • Improved: Compatibility with
  • Improved: Customer form fields now allow links

  • Improved: Compatibility with caching plugins
  • Fixed: 404 messages showing where scheduler should be on some themes
  • Fixed: Special characters are handled better when saving booking page title
  • Fixed: Conflict with Simple Calendar plugin

  • Added: Tracking which page an appointment was booked on
  • Added: Debugger to support tools
  • Improved: SSA Custom capabilities and permissions
  • Fixed: Bug affecting rescheduled appointments potentially preventing further bookings
  • Fixed: Bug affecting some ICS files // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: Bug affecting some Google Calendar users with many calendars // SSA_PLUS

  • Added: Classes and Group Events // SSA_PLUS
  • Improved: Automatically prevent accidental whitespace in appointment type slugs

  • Fixed: Issue switching from availability blocks to start times

  • Added: Date range filter for list of appointments
  • Improved: Compatibility with installations with WP core files in a different directory
  • Improved: Compatibility with some shared hosts

  • Added: CSS class in the booking form for the appointment type being booked
  • Fixed: Stripe payments bug affecting appointment types using capacity
  • Fixed: Bug preventing CSV export of appointments when customer information contained special characters
  • Fixed: Bug affecting some sites where times in the past might show up as available

  • Added: Developer setting to enqueue SSA scripts on all pages (needed for some sites loading the booking form with AJAX)
  • Added: More styling options to the booking form’s gutenberg block
  • Fixed: Error affecting the editing experience for notifications on some sites
  • Fixed: Conflict with WP Rocket lazy loading

  • Fixed: SSA Divi module only worked with Divi Builder plugin and not the Divi theme

  • Improved: Elementor integration now has more styling options
  • Fixed: Error affecting the admin appointment filtering on some sites
  • Fixed: Errors on sites where REST API is blocked

  • Added: Allow multiple simultaneous bookings of the same appointment type // SSA_PLUS
  • Added: Ability to export appointments to CSV
  • Added: Ability to filter appointment views by status and type
  • Added: Language packs for Hungarian, Turkish, Russian, and Estonian
  • Added: Developer settings screen for beta/developer settings
  • Added: Divi modules for embedding booking forms and upcoming appointments
  • Improved: Support for embedding booking form in Elementor popup
  • Improved: Beaver Builder module has more options and settings
  • Improved: Minified unsupported.js
  • Improved: New option for embedding booking form (API)
  • Improved: Added CSS classes for more flexibility in styling booking form
  • Fixed: Stripe SDK updated // SSA_PRO
  • Fixed: Load local copies of Google fonts and icons in booking form
  • Fixed: Back button bug in booking form integration
  • Fixed: Accessible labels for phone number fields in booking forms

  • Improved: Formidable Forms integration: localized date formatting // SSA_PLUS
  • Improved: Updated Stripe API integration // SSA_PRO

  • Fixed: markup for the booking form and confirmation screen

  • Fixed: Non-breaking space entitites inserted into subject line of notifications
  • Improved: Consistent markup for the booking form and confirmation screen

  • Added: Support for defining set start times for booking appointments
  • Improved: Send customer name to MailChimp // SSA_PLUS
  • Improved: Provide filter for MailChimp field mapping // SSA_PLUS

  • Improved: Better accessibility for edit buttons on settings screen
  • Improved: Updated version of Material Icon font
  • Fixed: Display icons for radio and checkbox fields on booking form // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: Made more strings translatable
  • Fixed: Browser autofill interfering with phone number validation when booking appointments

  • Fixed: Outlook bug caused by X-WR-CALNAME tag in ICS files
  • Fixed: Google Font dependency causing slow load times on some sites

  • Added: Swedish (Svenska) translation

  • Added: Danish (Dansk) translation

  • Improved: Set booking app frame to noindex

  • Fixed: Appointment type availability not editable for customers using translated date/time strings
  • Fixed: Typo in translated strings

  • Improved: Translations for German (Formal) and Spanish (Venezuela)

  • Improved: Hide timezone warning for locked timezones on appointment types
  • Improved: Made two additional strings translatable
  • Fixed: Remove conflict with the LanguageTool browser addon when editing notifications

  • Added: Italian translation
  • Fixed: Back button functionality in booking form

  • Fixed: Permissions on a couple API endpoints

  • Added: Integration with Members plugin for advanced custom user permissions/capabilities
  • Improved: Translate day and month names properly in notifications
  • Improved: Performance of admin app

  • Improved: Automatic translation for default date format in email and SMS notifications

  • Improved: Better automatic translation for default date formats in non-English languages

  • Improved: Decreased load time for booking form

  • Added: Additional CSS class for styling

  • Added: Integration with Formidable Forms // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: Checkbox field type throwing Twig error in Notifications // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: Custom style not applied for appointment type focus in Firefox
  • Fixed: Form labels not translatable for default fields // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: Conflict with Mesmerize theme
  • Improved: Contrast between available and unavailable days in monthly booking view

  • Fixed: Incorrect timezone showing in notifications for some users

  • Added: Easily download and install language packs, even if they aren’t complete
  • Fixed: Catch fatal Twilio error // SSA_PRO
  • Fixed: Layout for loading settings
  • Improved: Submitting support ticket through the plugin

  • Improved: Layout of booking form

  • Improved: Update list of Google fonts in style settings
  • Improved: Better UX for admin and booking apps on slow servers
  • Fixed: SMS appearing disabled after saving Twilio credentials // SSA_PRO
  • Fixed: Issues with embedding multiple booking forms on the same page

  • Improved: Better handling for description of notifications on appointment types // SSA_PRO
  • Improved: Show a warning if an offset is selected instead of a timezone
  • Improved: Hide the reorder button for appointment types if there’s only one
  • Fixed: Disabled dates in weekly view not inheriting the custom font selection in styles
  • Fixed: Improper validation applied to text fields named ‘Phone’ // SSA_PLUS

  • Added: Event tracking – SSA can post events to your analytics or advertising tools as your customers go through the booking process // SSA_PRO
  • Added: Elementor integration – new SSA widgets so you can easily drag booking forms (or a summary of the logged in user’s upcoming appointments) right onto your page
  • Added: Logged in users’ information is automatically filled in the booking form (except for administrators since you are likely booking an appointment for your customer)
  • Added: [ssa_upcoming_appointments] shortcode to display the logged in user’s upcoming appointments
  • Improved: Deleting appointment types API call works now on servers that restrict use of the DELETE method
  • Improved: Assign customer’s user id based on email address even when user is logged out
  • Improved: Display of timezone in customer email notifications
  • Fixed: Google Calendar validation error when credentials are empty // SSA_PRO

  • Improved: Timezone detection and display
  • Improved: Stripe: customize the description that shows on your customers’ credit card statement // SSA_PRO
  • Fixed: Extra check for appointment availability before processing Stripe payment // SSA_PRO
  • Fixed: Stripe payment confirmation not redirecting to thank you // SSA_PRO

  • Fixed: Unable to add an appointment type if the wizard is skipped
  • Fixed: Unable to enable Google Calendar in the wizard // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: Unable to manage and add customer information fields in the wizard
  • Fixed: Custom styles apply to date selection buttons when booking an appointment

  • Added: Send custom SMS reminders and notifications // SSA_PRO
  • Added: Preview for notifications – see what your notifications will look like
  • Improved: Enable notifications to be disabled – all or individually
  • Improved: Easier keyboard focus for selecting a date in the booking form
  • Improved: Mailchimp authorization UX // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: Bug when cloning notifications

  • Improved: More robust availability checking for people with lots of booked appointments
  • Fixed: Bug that prevented being able to delete appointment types

  • Added: Custom reminder notifications (send X days before/after appointment is booked or appointment start time) // SSA_PRO
  • Added: Ability to reorder appointment types ### // SSA_PRO

  • Added: Paypal payments // SSA_PRO

  • Improved: Added pagination for appointments for admins
  • Improved: Added shortcode instructions to final wizard screen
  • Improved: Accessibility fixes for the booking form
  • Improved: Swapped out user Gravatars for Unavatars
  • Improved: Subtle transitions to booking form
  • Fixed: Mobile view of availability for admins not fully visible

  • Improved: Buffers won’t availability of booking at business start time
  • Improved: Upgrade to latest version of Select2
  • Improved: Validating booking notice and advance so that booking notice can’t be greater than advance
  • Improved: Validate URLs for web hooks // SSA_PRO
  • Improved: Styles updated for radio buttons and checkboxes on booking form // SSA_PLUS
  • Improved: Show customer and author of appointments if applicable (if they have a WP user account)
  • Improved: Added ability to delete appointments from the appointment detail view with warning message
  • Fixed: Add to Calendar button on booking form using SSA business name instead of site name

  • Fixed: Bug introduced by WooCommerce v3.6

  • Added: UI for customizing both customer and admin notification emails, plus ability to send different notification messages per appointment type
  • Added: Ability to add custom instructions to custom customer information fields // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: When using advanced scheduling options, an availability window less than 24 hours resulted in no appointment times being available to book

  • Fixed: Issue showing homepage instead of booking form on some sites

  • Improved: Google Calendar authorization // SSA_PLUS
  • Improved: WPML compatibility with ?lang= permalink structure // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: 404 error (or showing homepage) instead of booking app when using certain themes/plugins
  • Fixed: Google Calendar bug when excluding a deleted calendar from availability // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: Bug with availability in booking form
  • Fixed: Potential conflict with 2 booking forms embedded in the same page

  • Improved: Handling of errors preventing appointment booking
  • Fixed: Conflict with plugins that incorrectly modify admin body class ### // SSA_PRO

  • Improved: Webhook payloads now include date “parts” for more advanced use cases // SSA_PRO

  • Improved: Booking form resizing
  • Improved: Show helpful message if JavaScript is disabled or browser doesn’t have the capability to run SSA
  • Improved: Rescheduling of appointments
  • Improved: When rescheduling, link to (now) canceled old appointment
  • Improved: When rescheduling appointment, link payment made on original appointment for tracking // SSA_PRO

  • Improved: Remove restricted width of admin scrollbar
  • Fixed: Conflict with other MailChimp plugins // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: Unable to go back to the first week when booking an appointment
  • Fixed: Cancel link in confirmation email not working
  • Fixed: Able to remove required email and name customer information fields

  • Improved: Better messaging when there aren’t any appointment types
  • Improved: Set timezone to local even if wizard is skipped
  • Improved: Better feedback about saving in bulk edit mode for appointment types
  • Improved: Clearer choices for Google Calendar syncing // SSA_PLUS
  • Improved: Better handling of email validation when booking appointment
  • Fixed: Mailchimp opt-in text required when editing appointment type // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: Google Calendar not displaying connection in wizard // SSA_PLUS

  • Fixed: Issue with monthly booking display

  • Added: Developer filter for advanced customization needs
  • Fixed: Issue with monthly booking display

  • Added: Accept payments with Stripe when appointments are booked // SSA_PRO
  • Added: New timing interval so appointments can be booked every 20 minutes
  • Added: New monthly view option for booking appointments
  • Improved: Bulk editing
  • Improved: Better messaging when deleting an appointment type
  • Improved: Make more reasonable PHP recommendations on the support tab
  • Improved: Require customer email address to be properly formatted as an email address
  • Improved: Better explanation of appointment time taken when two customers try to book the same appointment time at the same time
  • Fixed: Possibility of negative buffer times and booking notices. It turns out that time travel is dangerous.
  • Fixed: Number inputs in Firefox now display at correct width
  • Fixed: Handle clash between availability, blackout dates, and booking notices more gracefully
  • Fixed: MailChimp opt-in box now reliably appears for customers booking appointments // SSA_PLUS

  • Added: Gutenberg block for Appointment Booking Form

  • Added: Show “instructions” field to customer on the appointment confirmation screen
  • Added: Easy button to copy shortcode to clipboard on single-appointment edit screen
  • Improved: Proactively prevent double-booking by notifying customer right after they select a time that’s no longer available
  • Improved: Faster cancelation process
  • Improved: Bulk editing mode instructions

  • Added: View individual appointment details in the admin interface
  • Improved: Show warnings on modules that are enabled but not actively configured
  • Fixed: Bug affecting blackout dates in some timezones
  • Fixed: Email notifications containing escaped formatting when customers filled in fields with special characters

  • Added: In-plugin support tools to help with troubleshooting server issues and sending debug information to the SSA team
  • Improved: Performance of Availability Window
  • Improved: Handle unusual timezone settings with some servers/plugins
  • Improved: Prevention of double-booking on sites
  • Improved: Google Calendar support for all-day events // SSA_PLUS
  • Updated: Google Calendar setup documentation // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: Sometimes days without any availability showed up as clickable in the week view
  • Fixed: Google Calendar authentication during the setup process // SSA_PLUS ### // SSA_PLUS

  • Improved: Google Calendar error checking // SSA_PLUS

  • Improved: Added error handling for PHP 5.3.x (SSA requires 5.5.9+, 7.x recommended)

  • Improved: Error messages
  • Improved: Prevention of double-booking on sites with heavy traffic

  • Improved: Availability start date

  • Fixed: Bug with availability (only affecting dates more than 7 weeks away)

  • Improved: Added Custom CSS field to the “Styles” settings for the booking app
  • Improved: Newly created appointment types now show up without having to refresh the page
  • Fixed: Bug with availability windows for far-off future events

  • Fixed: Incompatibility with older PHP versions (introduced in

  • Added: Ability to define the timezone as locked or localized (on your appointment types) which makes it easy to differentiate between phone calls/virtual meetings vs. physical/in-person events
  • Added: Support for custom CSS files for admin-app and booking-app (which can be overridden in your theme)
  • Improved: Spacing in booking form
  • Improved: Interationalized email notifications

  • Improved: Compatibility with servers that have aggressive caching
  • Fixed: Broken “Back to WordPress” button on sites installed in a subdirectory
  • Fixed: Another incompatibility with some themes/hosts that have custom handling for 404 pages

  • Fixed: Incompatibility with some themes/hosts that have custom handling for 404 pages

  • Added: Webhooks module to enable better integration & automation with other platforms // SSA_PRO
  • Improved: Added Appt Type Instructions field to email notifications

  • Added: WP Filter so developers can modify the email notification template
  • Improved: Added Appt Type Instructions field to email notifications

  • Improved: Layout of appointment type selection in the booking interface
  • Improved: Setup Wizard process
  • Improved: More readable appointment type slugs when cloning an existing type
  • Improved: Moved Availability Window settings into the Availability section
  • Improved: Availability & Booking windows default to midnight instead of current time
  • Fixed: Bug enforcing booking window restrictions, even when Advanced Scheduling Options is disabled

  • Fixed: Bug preventing some Elementor installations from showing the booking form properly

  • Fixed: Bug affecting Blackout Dates functionality

  • Added: Filter to allow separate availability for each appointment type (to allow custom implementations via code)

  • Added: Advanced scheduling options for appointment types – set a booking window, set an availability window, and limit how far into the future customers can book appointments
  • Improved: Layout of appointment type selection in the booking form
  • Improved: Appointment types get better slugs
  • Improved: Booking form will now fast-forward to the first available appointment slot if it’s after the current week
  • Fixed: If there is only one appointment type, skip appointment type selection in the booking form ### // SSA_PLUS

  • Fixed: rest_no_route error on some environments // SSA_PLUS

  • Improved: Handling appointments connected to now-deleted appointment types
  • Improved: Display of timezone in admin view
  • Improved: Display of appointment types list when there are no appointment types defined

  • Improved: Appointment Cancelation/Reschedule interface
  • Improved: Cancelation synchronization with Google Calendar // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: PHP Notices (non-fatal errors) ### // SSA_PLUS

  • Fixed: Bug affecting “checkbox” customer fields // SSA_PLUS

  • Added: Easily customize the styling and appearance of your booking forms to match your site (in the new Style Settings)

  • Improved: Better handling of auto-zoom behavior on iPhone
  • Improved: Default padding & spacing around booking form
  • Fixed: Changes to the date/time format didn’t always save
  • Fixed: Google Calendar caching times as unavailable even when module is disabled // SSA_PLUS

  • Added: submenus for quicker access in wp-admin sidebar
  • Improved: Compatibility with plugins that replace wp_mail() function
  • Fixed: Email headers for best handling of from name and reply-to, along with support for WP Mail SMTP for custom From addresses

  • Improved: Added support for custom CSS in booking app
  • Improved: Use from contact name, business name, and contact email as From address for email notification to customer
  • Improved: Line endings / spacing in email notifications
  • Fixed: Canceled events were not always made available for booking again
  • Fixed: Potential issue with height of sections when editing appointment types
  • Fixed: Partially cut off bulk editing menu

  • Improved: Layout of booking app for mobile devices
  • Fixed: Warnings in javascript console

  • Added: Two modes of bulk editing for appointment types – quickly edit multiple appointment types
  • Improved: Appointment type editing – easier to navigate all available options
  • Fixed: Manage License button text now translateable // SSA_PLUS
  • Improved: Linked MailChimp API instructions to make it easier to find your API Key // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed: Allow 0 value for pre- and post- appointment buffers and for booking notice

  • Fixed http/https error on some WordPress server setups

  • Added “Instructions” field to appointment types so you can tell your customers information about the appointment (like where to meet, if you’ll contact them or they should contact you at the appointment time, etc.) This field also shows up in the notes for the event they add to their calendar. ### // SSA_PLUS

  • Fixed: Mailchimp issue with some existing appointment types // SSA_PLUS

  • Added: MailChimp integration // SSA_PLUS
  • Added: Bulk editing
  • Improved: Appointment Type Editing

  • Improved custom field options for collecting information from customers // SSA_PLUS
  • Fixed issue with availability when user had blacked out every day in the next 30 days

  • Improved handling when trying to book an appointment when there is no availability in next 30 days
  • Fixed issue where the availability time increment wasn’t reflected on the frontend booking form. (ie. show appointments available every 15/30/60 minutes)

  • Added: Customize the information you collect from customers

  • Fixed issue with logged-in non-admin users unable to book some appointment types
  • Fixed issue with Google Calendar syncing for newly-booked events // SSA_PLUS

  • Fixed blackout dates applying even when feature is disabled
  • Fixed issue with setup wizard

  • Fixed issue preventing some appointments from showing up in admin view

  • Fixed issue when WP is in a subdirectory instead of at the root of the domain

  • Fixed API conflict with other plugins

  • Added Google Calendar integration, so you never double-book again. Automatically exclude events from your Google Calendar so nobody can book during that time // SSA_PLUS
  • Overhaul to Admin UI and Booking UI
  • New wizard for easy setup

  • Added Blackout Dates feature, so you can block off vacation days that you don’t want to book any appointments