September 2017 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Bookster

Major updates

  • Improve the property booking status modal
  • Remember the dashboard filter choice (e.g. "All", "Bookings", "Payments" etc.)
  • On the Bookings tab, add the ability to quickfilter on confirmed bookings

Minor updates and bug fixes

  • Improve Channel Manager connection to Rentals United
  • Improve handling of meta data tags within Bookster Custom websites
  • Hide initial payment within Dashboard feed
  • Add a fix for iOS availability calendar click not registering

August 2017 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Bookster

Major updates

  • Allow importing of existing bookings into Bookster from Booking.com when first connecting a property to Booking.com
  • Mark original booking source (e.g. "AirBnB via Rentals United") when comes via Rentals United

Minor updates and bug fixes

  • Fixed the Arrivals Report to remove cancelled bookings
  • Improve the UI for selecting "Premium Dates"
  • Record payments against a booking for booking.com prepayment
  • Fix a problem that would sometimes stop Email Marketing from being accessible
  • Allow manual bookings to be free and the final price to be directly edited
  • Fix the filter for showing bookings that came via any Channel
  • No longer support CyberSource as a guest payment method
  • Improve support for displaying VisitScotland bookings

July 2017 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Bookster

Major updates

  • Major performance improvements within Bookster
  • Premium dates can be marked as unavailable on 3rd party channels
  • Guests can now reduce the number party members within the Guest Area before arrival
  • Repeat guests are now identified (using email) when viewing a booking

Minor updates and bug fixes

  • Only invoice for the Channel Manager fees upon booking completion
  • Add number of guests to the Arrivals Report list view
  • Add FeeFo page inside Bookster to request more info
  • Improve the filter search UI a little
  • Fix a problem that might have caused two bookings to be created from Booking.com within Bookster with the same guest details
  • Fix a problem in the Arrivals Report that would cause arrival/departure dates to be incorrect under certain circumstances

Caravan Sitefinder

Major updates

  • Major park console performance improvements

June 2017 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Bookster

Major updates

  • Added the ability to upload property floor plans
  • Improve UI for adding TripAdvisor details for showing badges and reviews
  • Cross property price searching performance improvements

Minor updates and bug fixes

  • Improve display of channel fee payments due
  • Record more details to a Booking History when changes are made
  • Improve the property channel status modal when a property is listed on a Channel
  • Various improvements to the Booking view
  • Fix a bug that would stop the removal property from an availabilty-only Channel
  • Improve Rentals United sign up process
  • Improve adding of Promo Codes

May 2017 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Bookster

Major updates

Minor updates and bugfixes

  • Become listed as a provider within Booking.com console (again)
  • Fix a problem that would not show all appropriate FeeFo reviews on Custom websites
  • Fix a problem that would sometimes switch users to the incorrect role when they were assigned to properties
  • Update the way that events are logged and tracked
  • Fix a problem with PayPal that stopped payments being taken
  • Improvements to the emails that go out to property managers when booking is made
  • Support HomeAway iCal feeds with "?nonTentative" in the URL to not pull in tentative bookings from HomeAway

Caravan Sitefinder

Major updates

April 2017 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Bookster: Major improvements

  • Add two way iCal syncing with TripAdvisor

Bookster: Minor updates and Bug fixes

  • Channel management
    • Allow % rate change to be up to three decimal places
    • Coming soon.... integration with Rentals United channel manager
    • Show improved contact details to Channel Operator when Bookster property requests to list on their website
  • Add support for displaying responsive image HTML markup within Bookster websites
  • Add "Site authentication codes" Website setting to authenticate an owner or webmaster is services such as Google Analytics or Bing Webmster Tools.
  • Fix the display of TripAdvisor widget within https Bookster Websites
  • Fix a problem that would stop Stripe accounts being connected

March 2017 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Bookster: Major improvements

  • Support https on Custom websites
  • Always show "Guest area" section for each property:
    • Access arrangements
    • Access code(s)
    • Who the guest should contact
    • NOTE: Access arrangements were generally removed from public facing websites
  • Start an integration with Rentals United

Bookster: Minor updates and Bug fixes

  • Don't allow bookings if the Subscription is offline
  • Improve the handling of time-zones in iCal availability feeds
  • Add the Booking Screens URL to JSON property listing
  • Extend the iCal Booking feed to be 8 weeks in advance to assist in organising cleans
  • Fix a problem with the display of Feefo review summaries
  • Channel Manager: Improve UIs for joining channels

February 2017 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Bookster

Major improvements

  • Two way availability syncing with a number of 3rd party channels including:
    • AirBnB
    • HomeAway

Minor updates and Bug fixes

  • Fix a problem that would stop the taking of Booking.com payments via Sagepay
  • Offline booking
  • A problem that did not pass the minimum pricing to Booking.com has been resolved
  • Allow Extra to be less than £1
  • Improvements to regular jobs running server side
  • Improve setting up of Stripe payment gateway

December 2016 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Bookster

  • General improvements to the Booking.com channel integration
  • Fixed a bug that might cause problems when saving promotional codes
  • Improvements to Wizards in the Bookster Console
  • Change way to log into Guest Area so all guests can log in
  • Remove guest address details from Guest Area to avoid information leaks
  • Fix a problem that would show a Payment Date as "1 Jan 1970"
  • Show the initial % a Channel will take to confirm a booking
  • Improve sign up process when publishing property details to Visit Scotland
  • Improve ability to restrict last minute bookings and honour in Channels
  • Remove dead support menu

Caravan Sitefinder

  • 356 campsites and caravan parks were updated or added
  • Solve a problem when setting up pitch pricing in Safari
  • Update Loo of the Year awards
  • Fix a problem that would cause sorting by user rating to break
  • Fix a problem where reviews would be left with no rating
  • Adding improved ratings markup and style

October 2016 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Bookster

  • Booking.com as a Channel now live:
    • publish pricing
    • sync availability
    • download bookings
  • Move forward with revamp of User access changes

Minor updates and bugfixes

  • Fix error messages when updating iCal
  • Allow the iCal parser to cope with DATE-TIME as well as just DATE entries
  • Fix an issue that would block the creation of Bookster template websites
  • Fix a problem when signing up for Stripe payment gateway from within Bookster
  • Update REST API documentation

Platform / other

  • Move all custom websites from Joomla 2.x to Joomla 3.5.1
  • Allow Clients to view development work being carried out from within the Console

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